Senegalese attacker Sadio Mane has said that Liverpool have tried to forget about last season’s shortcomings in the Champions League but they remain motivated to go one better during the current campaign. The Reds surprised many as they reached the final of the elite competition last term but they could not cross the final hurdle against Real Madrid after a forgettable goalkeeping performance from Loris Karius.
Thereafter, there had been a huge sense of disappointment around the club but Mane has now highlighted that they have moved on from the unwanted situation. Speaking to Goal.com, he said: “We have tried to forget about thatand we are doing our best this season to try to go to the final again—and why not win it? Of course, last season, nobody expected it from us, and maybe this year they do. But that’s not pressure.
Conor Coady is keen to continue proving himself in the final months of his loan spell with Sheffield United in a bid to secure a future with Liverpool, the Daily Star understands.
The midfielder has helped the Blades embark on a nine game winning streak, culminating in the 2-0 victory over Charlton Athletic in the quarter finals of the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon.
Despite his days at the club having seemed all but over in recent months, Pepe Reina has opened the door on a return to Anfield once his loan with Napoli is complete, according to the Daily Star.
Manager Brendan Rodgers had previously stated that the goalkeeper would not be recalled to his first team for next season, but the Spain international has stated that he ‘is still a Liverpool player’.
Liverpool will be looking to strengthen their position in the top four of the Premier League as they travel to Southampton tomorrow afternoon.
With Manchester City playing in the Capital One Cup final on Sunday afternoon, the Reds will move into third place if they take all three points, while they could also leapfrog second place Arsenal if they lose their match at Stoke City.
Liverpool have joined the race to sign Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna, the Metro understands.
The France international looks set to leave the Gunners at the end of the season, with the club reluctant to offer any player over the age of thirty more than a one year contract extension.
Liverpool will face Premier League leaders Arsenal in the fifth round of the FA Cup after beating Bournemouth 2-0 at the Goldsands Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Goals either side of half time from Victor Moses and Daniel Sturridge were enough to secure victory for Brendan Rodgers’ men, who will now travel to the Emirates on either the 15th or 16th of February – the weekend after the Gunners make that trip to Anfield in the league.
Luis Suarez has told Sky Sports that he believes that Liverpool can challenge for the title if they maintain their current level of performance.
The Reds have scored fourteen goals in their last three league games whilst picking up maximum points against Norwich City, West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Liverpool have been left with just two fully fit senior midfielders in the lead up to Christmas, with Jordan Henderson now joining their already extensive injury list, the Mirror understands.
The England international had his ankle damaged in a nasty clash with Kevin Nolan in the Reds’ victory over West Ham United on Saturday afternoon, and joins captain Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge, Jose Enrique, Daniel Agger and Sebastien Coates on the side-lines.
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Liverpool are set to join Arsenal in the race to sign Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye, the Express understands.
The France international was strongly linked with a move to the Emirates during the summer, but remained at St James’ Park to a mixed reaction from Magpies’ fans.
Luis Suarez has backed Bayern Munich midfielder Frank Ribery to win this year’s Ballon d’Or, the Mirror understands.
The France international was integral to Bayern Munich’s treble winning success last season scoring eleven goals in forty-three appearances and Suarez, who is one of five current players on the shortlist for the award, believes that he should emerge victorious.