Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has urged manager Jurgen Klopp to bring Philippe Coutinho back to Anfield this summer. The Brazil international left the Reds to join Barcelona at the midway stage of the 2017/18 campaign, but the move has failed to work out with him struggling for form in the Spanish La Liga.
Speaking to Pundit Arena, Carragher stated that the Reds can make some improvement in terms of the midfield options, considering the likes of Adam Lallana and Xherdan Shaqiri don’t match up to the quality possessed at Manchester City. He added that the club should make an attempt to re-sign Coutinho, whose future with the Blaugrana remains uncertain at the present point of time.
Head coach of Liverpool Jurgen Klopp has been offered a new deal by the club, according to reports.
The manager joined the club in the last campaign. The club decided to extend the deal they made with the tactician only nine months ago. Klopp, who is 49-years of age, earlier agreed to a deal to remain at the club till 2018 with the option of another year but the club wants to ward off any potential issues in future, especially based on this pedigree.
The German coach took The Reds to two finals in his last season, and could have finished much higher in the English Premier League if he had not sacrificed it for the sake of winning a title. Liverpool lost both finals, first to Manchester United in the League Cup, then to Sevilla in the Europa. There are reports that the fresh deal might not necessarily involve negotiating new financial terms but the club wants him to commit, especially based on his status and achievements. Klopp led his former club Borussia Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles and took them to a UCL final.
Liverpool have been given a major chance to rekindle their hopes of a top four finish after seeing Manchester City lose yet another match in the Premier League.
After having been title contenders for the most of the campaign, poor form throughout 2015 has seen Manuel Pellegrini’s team drop to the position of fourth place with six games remaining. The positive aspect for Liverpool, whose Champions League hopes appeared to be destroyed after the 4-1 defeat against Arsenal, have been rekindled after City lost against Manchester United on Sunday. Liverpool have the opportunity to narrow the seven point deficit to the fourth spot when they take on Newcastle at Anfield on Monday night. Continue reading
Ex-Liverpool defender Sami Hyppia has revealed that is would be “special” to return to Anfield one day as manager, the Mirror understands.
The Finn enjoyed a successful ten year spell on Merseyside, winning a host of honours including the 2005 Champions League triumph in Istanbul.
Liverpool made no further additions on transfer deadline day, after completing their business over the weekend.
Toby Alderweireld, who had been linked with a move for the majority of the summer, has admitted to the Metro that he moved to Atletico Madrid because they ‘wanted him more’.
Brendan Rodgers has taken a swipe at Arsenal over their pursuit of Luis Suarez, the Mirror has reported.
Last month, the Gunners lodged a bid of £40,000,001 for the Uruguay striker, believing that such a bid would trigger a release clause for the 26 year old striker who has repeatedly expressed a desire to move on this summer.
Arsenal appear to have entered the race to sign Luis Suarez after one bookmakers made the Emirates the Uruguayan’s most likely destination after the summer transfer window.
William Hill have slashed the odds of the Gunners signing the 26 year old to just 6/5, with Real Madrid next in the list.
Liverpool have completed the signing of Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure from Manchester City.
The 32 year old will move to Anfield on a free transfer on July 1st, when his contract expires.
Jamie Carragher’s final game for Liverpool ended in victory as the Reds edged past relegated Queens Park Rangers at Anfield.
Philippe Coutinho’s strike, appropriately after 23 minutes, secured all three points for the club, who finished on 61 points, their best total in three years.
Sunday’s game at Anfield sees Liverpool host bottom of the table Queens Park Rangers, in what will be Jamie Carragher’s final appearance for the Reds.
The veteran defender, who will captain the side in the absence of Steven Gerrard, is set to be given a guard of honour from both sides prior to kick off, whilst fans in the Kop will form a mosaic reading ‘JC 23’.