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
Jordan Henderson has expressed his gratitude towards Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, claiming that he has ‘improved tactically’ under him, Sky Sports understands.
After questions had initially been asked over his big money move to Anfield from Sunderland in the summer of 2011, the 23 year old has developed into one of the key members of Brendan Rodgers’ side, for whom he has scored three goals and contributed five assists in the league so far this season.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge fired a late winner as England beat Denmark at Wembley last night, in the final game before Roy Hodgson names his provisional World Cup Squad.
The former Chelsea and Manchester City, who man was one of five Reds players to be selected by Hodgson for the friendly, headed in from Adam Lallana’s cross for his twelfth goal in as many games to all but assure himself of a place on the plane to Brazil, barring any unfortunate circumstances.
Captain Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Glen Johnson all also started the match, as did Daniel Agger for the Danes.
Meanwhile, Johnson has revealed that he has not yet been offered a new contract at Anfield, according to the Express.
The full-back, who won a landmark fiftieth international cap last night, is set to enter the final year of his current deal at the end of the season.
He is keen to pledge his future to Brendan Rodgers’ side, though talks of an extension are yet to commence.
The 29 has also denied claims that the club are unwilling to offer him a deal on his current wages, which, according to the Mirror, are around £139,000 per week.
Liverpool full-back Glen Johnson has admitted that he lost respect for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, before claiming that Brendan Rodgers is a better boss, the Mirror understands.
The 29 year old has criticised the Blues boss for dropping him for a Champions League match against Barcelona in when the pair worked together at the London club.
Liverpool will be looking to bounce back from their FA Cup disappointment last weekend with three points against Swansea City on Sunday afternoon.
Glen Johnson is pushing for a return to first team action, though Mamadou Sakho, Lucas and Jose Enrqiue all remain out with their respective injuries.
Liverpool will be hoping to secure their second victory over Arsenal in consecutive weekends as the sides meet in the fifth round of the FA Cup at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Brendan Rodgers’ side are unbeaten in 2014, winning seven of their nine games in all competitions, including the 5-1 thumping of the Gunners six days ago.
Liverpool will be hoping to build on their magnificent 5-1 mauling of Arsenal at the weekend by taking another three points against bottom-of-the-table Fulham.
Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson are both back in training and could feature, though fellow defenders Mamadou Sakho and Jose Enrique and midfielder Lucas remain side-lined.
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Liverpool remain without a number of first team defenders for tomorrow afternoon’s visit of Premier League leaders Arsenal.
Mamadou Sakho, Jose Enrique, Glen Johnson and Daniel Agger are all side-lined, though the latter two are set to return to full training next week.
Brazilian midfielder Lucas is also absent with a knee injury that is set to keep him out for another four weeks.
Liverpool will have the chance to close the gap between themselves and Premier League leaders Manchester City to four points when the take on West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon.
With the three teams above them not playing until after their game at the Hawthorns, the Reds have a great chance to put pressure on their rivals should they be able to make amends for last season’s disappointment in the West Midlands.
Liverpool will be without Mamadou Sakho and Joe Allen for this evening’s match against Everton – the 222nd Merseyside derby.
The pair are both nursing hamstring injuries and will miss out, along with Jose Enrique, Glen Johnson, Lucas Leiva and Daniel Agger.