Liverpool legend-turned-pundit Steve Nicol feels that his former club are taking a huge risk on Mohamed Salah, who is likely to cost in excess of £40m.
The player’s representative was spotted in London earlier yesterday, and it is suggested that the deal is close to completion with the Reds likely to surrender to Roma’s demands.
Salah failed to make a significant impact during his previous Premier League spell with Chelsea, and Nicol insists that the Merseysiders are wasting their time on the player, who is unlikely to be a regular starter. The likes of Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane pick themselves in the starting line-up, and there is a doubt whether Salah would prop up through the middle – a position occupied regularly by Robert Firmino.
“It is a lot of money, yeah. It’s a lot of money for Liverpool to buy a player, who, if everybody is fit, I don’t think starts.You play Coutinho on the left, you play Mane on the right. I don’t think you play Salah through the middle that means he doesn’t start.As far as the squad, obviously Liverpool are in the Champions League yes, but for £40m? I don’t think so,” he told ESPN. Continue reading
Liverpool are reportedly plotting a last-ditch attempt to lure Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Anfield.
The England international had a top season with Arsenal last term as he contributed six assists and 11 goals en route to their FA Cup triumph. The 23-year-old initially started the campaign on the flanks, but he was later drifted into a central midfield role before taking up an unfamiliar wing-back position in the backend of the season.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has been a favourite among the Gunners faithful since his arrival from Southampton back in 2011, but he has not realised his full potential with Arsene Wenger opting to chop and change his attacking options. However, The Ox managed to prove his credentials during the recently concluded campaign as he showed a tireless work rate and the hunger to win games for the club. Continue reading
Former Southampton star Sadio Mane moved to Anfield last summer.
He impressed heavily and he would easily make any list of best summer signings. The forward was named the Player of the Season at Liverpool for his commendable displays this term. He also picked up the Players’ Player of the Season honours on Tuesday.
The Senegalese star scored 13 goals in 27 games since his move to the Merseyside. He had to leave the team to appear in the African Nations Cup in January but he made instant impact as he returned. Injuries limited his appearances for the rest of the season but he had done enough to warm him way into the hearts of the fans and his teammates.
“I just want to thank my teammates and supporters for giving me this honour. It means so much to me. I feel at home at this club and in this city. My teammates, the staff, the manager and the supporters have all made me feel so welcome since I joined the club. Continue reading
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says that the club has finally proved that they can handle the pressure at the top end of the game.
The club has been criticised heavily for being unable to maintain the high standards week in and week out. After having been at a challenging position up until January, the club were in a position of losing the top four places. However, Liverpool are now just one win away from securing Champions League qualification for next season. The club managed a 4-0 win over West Ham in order to open up a four-point advantage over Arsenal, who have a game in hand.
The Reds will be able to finish in the top four with respect to of Arsenal’s results if they managed to win the final game of the season against Middlesbrough. The north-east outfit are already relegated after finishing 19th in the table. However, they have recently showed that they can provide competition after almost snatching an equaliser in the 2-1 loss against Southampton. Continue reading
Liverpool midfielder Emre Can says that the club cannot afford to drop any more points in the Premier League title race after suffering a 2-1 loss against Crystal Palace on Monday night.
It was a hugely disappointing result for the club considering that they had only a slender margin over the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United. The latter are only three points behind the Reds after having played two games list. Hence, United could potentially leapfrog Liverpool in the race for the top four, which is of paramount importance to Liverpool considering that the Champions League qualification is at stake.
After having experience with just one campaign in the Premier European competition since 2009, the club are in danger of being forgotten as one of the elite teams in the world. Liverpool have won the Champions League an incredible five times and are the most successful club in England in this regard.
Jurgen Klopp has denied suggestions that Liverpool have a mentality problem when it comes to facing the teams from the bottom half of the table.
Even though Liverpool have an outstanding record against the top teams, the club has struggled against lower opposition. Losses against the likes of Leicester City, Swansea, and Burnley standout from the crowd in the second half of the campaign. As a result of these and defeats, Liverpool have been unable to make progress in the league table despite getting high-profile victories against the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham since the turn of the year.
Klopp has in fact had an excellent record against the top teams since his arrival at Anfield. The record against the lower opposition is certainly not spectacular. This has led to suggestions that the club may possess a mentality problem against the lower opposition. Continue reading
Jurgen Klopp says that Liverpool will need to maintain their work rate in order to have any chance of getting something from the game against Burnley this weekend.
Liverpool suffered a shock 2-0 defeat against Burnley earlier in the season. It is one of the several points dropped for Jurgen Klopp’s men in games against lower ranked opposition. Even though they have been unbeaten against the top six including a win against Arsenal during the weekend, Liverpool have certainly suffered a lot when it comes to the games against underdogs. As a result,Klopp has issued a word of caution ahead of the game with Burnley.
Liverpool go into the game in the top three places after the win over Arsenal. Even though the club has managed only two wins in 2017, Liverpool will be reasonably confident about a top four finish as a result of this victory. The victory over Arsenal lifted the club two points above the gunners and back into the top four. Continue reading
Liverpool FC prepares to bolster their attack ahead of next season with plans to sign top European targets when the transfer window re-opens in August.
According to the latest reports, the Anfield outfit is keen on capturing the signatures of Borussia Dortmund superstar Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Dynamo Kyiv’s Andriy Yarmolenko.
Liverpool head coach, Jurgen Klopp worked with the Gabon striker, Aubameyang at Borussia Dortmund and is considering the speedy striker as the perfect replacement for struggling Daniel Sturridge who has had a difficult campaign in front of goal with just two goals in the Premier League haven made five league starts this term. The former Chelsea man has spend much of his time either on the bench or being laid-off due to injury.
The director of Borussia Dortmund, Hans-Joachim Waztke has disclosed that Aubameyang would be available at a fee around £60m, putting top clubs like Real Madrid, Arsenal and Chelsea in a race for his signature. The 27-year-old has been enjoying another successful season at Dortmund scoring 20 goals in all competitions this term. Continue reading
The race to make it to the finals of the FA Cup 2017 has really heated up! Gone are the days when English football was dominated by a few big teams – now, even though the playing field is not really level, there is much greater competition. The ‘smaller” teams are really challenging for the top spots.
Last year the winner of the English Premier league was Leicester City
. A team that people who are not followers of the EPL might have never heard of! Continue reading
Liverpool FC have two birthdays.
They do not celebrate it though due to their history. The club started far back in 1892, meaning the club is 125 years in 2017. However Liverpool are not celebrating their birthday due to their complicated split from Everton.
The club was originally called “Everton Football Club and Athletic Ground Company Limited” was incorporated at Companies House January 26 1892. Though the club was incorporated they did not become “Liverpool FC” until June 3, 1892 as there were two Everton football clubs at the Merseyside.
The president of Everton then John Houlding and the owner of Anfield had a row with a group of directors at Everton over the rent he was charging the club. There was just one Everton FC. The disgruntled directors resolved to move to a new stadium at Goodison with the vice president William Barclay resigning his role in protest in the absence of Houlding. Continue reading