Liverpool is looking forward to sign a deal with an attacking midfielder and they are anticipating a deal with the German club Bayer Leverkusen. Their manager has announced the young and star player of the club Kai Havertz is available for the transfer. The club has been looking forward to signing the young star and the manager’s announcement of their transfer plans has boosted the expectations.
The 20-year-old has scored six goals and has assisted five goals in Bundesliga this season. His reputation has increased making him a valuable player to the football clubs. He has no intention of staying in the same club and looking for a new challenge.
Former Premier League ace Pat Nevin has said that Adrian should take the blame for Liverpool’s elimination from the Champions League this season. The Reds went into the second leg of the round of 16 clash against Atletico Madrid with a 1-0 deficit and they managed to take the game to added extra-time after levelling the scores on aggregate.
The Merseyside giants thereafter took the advantage with a 2-0 score at Anfield but Atletico made a tremendous comeback with three goals in the next 25 minutes. Marcos Llorente was the pick of the players with two goals and one of those came from a goalkeeping mistake from Adrian, who gifted the possession to the midfielder with a poor pass.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola cracked under the pressure in a recent press conference by insisting that the Press count their Charity Shield victory as a proper title win!
The Citizens won the League Cup for the third season running with a 2-1 triumph over Aston Villa at the Wembley and that meant that they picked up a second silverware for the season after the Community Shield triumph over Liverpool in August. Continue reading
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has said that midfielder Adam Lallana will evaluate his options during this summer’s transfer window. The England international has been with Liverpool for the past five-and-a-half years but he has been fancied to leave them on a free transfer when his contract concludes in June.
As a result, a number of elite clubs including Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, and Leicester City have been credited with an interest and Rodgers has openly hinted that the Foxes would make an approach for the former Southampton captain, he told: “Adam is a fantastic player and one I brought into Liverpool.”
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has acknowledged that he has been amazed with the progress made by Trent Alexander-Arnold over the past few years. The right-sided defender made a slow beginning to his senior career where he was found out defensively but over the past couple of seasons, he has transformed into one of Europe’s most-sought after defenders.
Speaking in a press conference, Klopp was asked about any Reds player he has been surprised with and he mentioned the name of Alexander-Arnold, he told: “I have known Trent Alexander-Arnold since he was 17 years old. He was a big talent but we were not sure he could do it physically. Now he is a machine – so he is a big surprise.”
Cameroonian defender Joel Matip has stated his ambition of winning more trophies with Liverpool after penning a new long-term deal with the Merseyside outfit. The 28-year-old’s existing deal was due to expire at the end of the campaign but he has now penned a new contract until the summer of 2024.
Speaking to the club’s official website, he said: “This is one of the dreams that every young footballer or young kid has, but normally you know it probably won’t come true. Now I am part of this club and we won the Champions League, that’s something nobody can ever take away from you. I hope something like this will follow on again. Now we’ve seen how it is to win something and we want to have that feeling again. We’ve had it now, but we are focused to repeat it and repeat it.”
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Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson has laughed off suggestions that the Reds could go unbeaten through the Premier League campaign. The Merseyside outfit were one point short of champions Manchester City last season but they are aiming to go one better this term to secure a maiden Premier League title.
Speaking to ESPN FC, Robertson said that the team are not thinking about going unbeaten through the campaign, considering there are bound to be struggles along the way, he told: “Not at all [thinking of an unbeaten season]. You know how tough this league is. It’s the most competitive it’s probably ever been. It would be great if we can, but the chances of going through a season unbeaten are very tough. We’ll try our best, but the chances of having a few bumps along the road is realistic. We need to be ready for that.”
Liverpool’s excellent start to the season continued at home to Leicester when Jurgen Klopp’s men got a hard-fought victory against their opposition. Leicester came into the game in third position and in good vein of form following consecutive victories over Tottenham and Aston Villa.
Liverpool had played a midweek thriller at home to Salzburg and there was always a threat of that repeating against Leicester. The Reds started the game quickly out of the blocks putting the opposition under intense pressure. Continue reading
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has sent a warning to Trent Alexander-Arnold following his recent selection for the England national side. Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate recently made the decision to axe Manchester City’s Kyle Walker for the forthcoming internationals and that is likely to hand Alexander-Arnold with the right-back role with Kieran Trippier and Aaron Wan-Bissaka providing the back-up.
Speaking in a press conference, Klopp acknowledged that he has been surprised with the omission of Walker from the Three Lions squad. He added that Alexander-Arnold has been offered with a chance to cement the right-back spot, but needs to keep improving in order to hold onto the position on a long-term basis.
Former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock has said that Jurgen Klopp needs to offer rest to the trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino with some rest during the course of the current campaign. The trio managed at least 50 appearances each during the previous season and they have since participated for their respective nations in summer tournaments.
As such, there is the risk of potential burnout as the current season proceeds and Warnock has sent a warning over the same to the Reds boss, he told Sky Sports: “I think Jurgen probably knows that it is going to be a big ask, being in seven competitions at the start of the season. More games again, coming off the back of Copa America and the Africa Cup of Nations. He knows that the players are going to need a rest at some point. He’s spoken openly about finding time during the season to give Mane, Salah, and Firmino more rest because they’re going to need it.”