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LIVERPOOL TO ABANDON THE KEITA DEAL

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Premier League side Liverpool have abandoned the deal for top summer interested Naby Keita as the conundrum seems like one that would not go away.


After the relief of making the Champions League at the end of the last season, this summer was supposed to be one where top players would join and strengthen the club. However, Jurgen Klopp and the Reds team have not been as impressive.

After two failed bids, Klopp has reportedly opted to abandon the Keita deal. The second offer of £66 million did not pull through so the German tactician has decided against the deal for the Guinea international. The chase has taken its toll on the management, slowing down the impending spark ahead of the new season as the much needed depth is not achieved yet. Continue reading ‘LIVERPOOL TO ABANDON THE KEITA DEALrgb’

ANFIELD NOT HAPPY THAT VAN DIJK DEAL FELL THROUGH

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The management at Liverpool FC are not happy that the move for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk fell through.


The Dutchman had reportedly agreed to a move to Anfield this summer as he preferred the Reds to others.

The Saints all of a sudden reported Liverpool to the Premier League for “tapping up.” This is when clubs approach players and their agent before they agree a deal with the player’s employers. The ideal is to make the discussions private until a deal is struck. The blame has been shifted to the sporting director of Liverpool Michael Edwards for allowing the deal to be publicized before completion – the thing that possibly pissed St Mary off.

Edwards is reportedly not in any problem over the deal but the club is not happy that they lost a decent chance to land the defender. Van Dijk obviously preferred playing under Klopp to moving to Chelsea or Manchester City, or other high profile sides that were interested. Continue reading ‘ANFIELD NOT HAPPY THAT VAN DIJK DEAL FELL THROUGHrgb’

Julian Brandt is a realistic summer target for Liverpool

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Julian Brandt is a 20 year old German winger who has been making impressive performances in the Bundesliga as he is a regular starter for TayfunKorkut in Bayer Leverkusen and one of the youngest players in the club who has shown his worth and earned his place along with the rest of his teammates of Bayer Leverkusen.


Despite being at such a young age, Julian Brandt has already made a huge contribution for Bayer Leverkusen as the German player has provided his comrades with 6 assists and 2 goals in 25 appearances. 6 assists might not sound like a big amount but after 26 league matches that Bayer Leverkusen has played; this is the highest amount of assists provided by any player in the team.

Liverpool’s JurgenKlopp has shown interest in signing the rising star and he has recently good news as there were rumors going on claiming that Julian Brandt had already been locked up by Bayern Munich but this news was completely fake as his father and agent Jurgen Brandt has rejected it. Continue reading ‘Julian Brandt is a realistic summer target for Liverpoolrgb’

KLOPP FAULTS DRAW TO UNITED’S “LONG BALLS”

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Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp says Manchester United resulted to long ball football during Sunday’s draw when both sides met in the Premier League.


A late header from United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimović annulled the only goal that Liverpool held on to during the face-off between both clubs on Sunday. James Milner put in a penalty kick at the first half of the match which kept Liverpool on the lead.

Klopp believes that his team played a better football than his counterpart. He said that he had executed a better plan in the game, but United maintained long balls in a wide game.

“In the end of period of the game when united started playing long balls – to Marouane Fellani and Zlatan Ibrahimović – after 80 minutes high intense football is hard,” the German said.

Mourinho thinks differently. He said his team attacked, while Liverpool simply played a defensive game.

With his side now third, Klopp suggested that the draw was in favour to his team in the race for the title. Liverpool are currently seven points behind Chelsea – log leaders. Continue reading ‘KLOPP FAULTS DRAW TO UNITED’S “LONG BALLS”rgb’

SUNDERLAND FACE INJURY CRISIS AHEAD OF LIVERPOOL TIE

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David Moyes is set to lead the Sunderland team to Anfield on Saturday, November 26, 2016.


The trip has been made more difficult for the visitors with the news that Paddy McNair would not be available. McNair stands a chance of missing the rest of the Premier League games this season, reports say. The Northern Ireland international picked up the cruciate ligament injury during the 3-0 triumph over Hull City last week. The 21-year old used to be a Manchester United player before his switch.

Aside McNair, Sunderland would miss defender Papy Djilobodji as he would sit the game out after his dismissal in the same game over the weekend. The absence of the Senegal international means John O’Shea would likely get the nod for the important clash against the Reds. Continue reading ‘SUNDERLAND FACE INJURY CRISIS AHEAD OF LIVERPOOL TIErgb’

The chairman of Liverpool unveils why he decided to keep Rodgers in Anfield

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Liverpool had to settle for the 6th spot of the Premier League in the 2014-15 season and this placement was a disappointing one as the English outfit failed to even snatch a Champions League spot and to make matters worse, Liverpool finished this season by sustaining a 6-1 defeat in the last game.

When this season reached it’s end, Brendan Rodgers was a huge favorite of being sacked and replaced but after a rather surprising turn of events, the Northern Irish coach was kept in charge of the squad.

The chairman of Liverpool, Tom Werner has revealed why he and his team opted to keep Brendan Rodgers in the club.

One of the reasons of why Brendan Rodgers was given another chance for him to step it up and Tom Werner stated that sacking the Irish manager after the end of the previous season would have been a rash decision and Werner along with his teammates are still confident that Rodgers who won the League Manager of the Year in 2014 still have what it takes to push Liverpool to the top spots of the Premier League and maybe even win the English title.

Jurgen Klopp announced his departure as the coach of Borussia Dortmund back in April of 2015 and his last match in charge of the German club occurred in May when his team lost against Wolfsburg in the finals of the 2015 DFB Pokal Cup. Continue reading ‘The chairman of Liverpool unveils why he decided to keep Rodgers in Anfieldrgb’

Adam Lallana has welcomed Liverpool’s decision

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Adam Lallana has welcomed Liverpool’s decision not to hand the axe to Brendan Rodgers.

After Liverpool’s dismal performance the previous season, it seemed as if Rodgers’ time was up at Anfield and he might be asked to leave, but, that did not turn out to be the case as the Reds’ owners kept their trust on the manager intact and let him be at his post.

According to Lallana, Rodgers’ position should actually never have been in doubt as he has been doing his job really well for the last couple of years.

In his interview to an English sports channel, the playmaker said, “its good news that he’s staying. He is one of the most fantastic managers I have worked with so far. You want somebody like him to be in charge for the quick development of the players. He is so knowledgeable in terms of technique.”

Rodgers might have stayed for a bit more time, but, Liverpool has indeed lost a gem in the form of Steven Gerrard who is going to be on his way to America very soon to feature for Los Angeles Galaxy. Continue reading ‘Adam Lallana has welcomed Liverpool’s decisionrgb’

Liverpool prepared well for their FA Cup semi-final clash

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Liverpool prepared well for their FA Cup semi-final clash against Aston Villa by getting a 2-0 win over Newcastle United on Monday. This victory was achieved without striker Daniel Sturridge in the team, but manager Brendan Rodgers remains hopeful that the England international will be able to feature for the team against Villa. The two back-to-back victories – against Blackburn and Newcastle – have been very important for Liverpool, as their confidence went perilously low after the defeats against United and Arsenal. This seemed to end their hopes of a top four place, but it has been rekindled this week after the win over Newcastle.

Sturridge was initially ruled out with a hamstring injury for the month of April. This would be a catastrophe for Liverpool, as they did not have a compliment of strikers capable of scoring goals on a regular basis. However, it appears that the 25-year-old has made rapid progress from his injury and could be available for the game against Villa. He has scored four goals in 12 league appearances this campaign. While speaking about the fitness of Sturridge, Rodgers was more tightlipped about the fitness of striker Mario Balotelli. The Italian international has not featured for Liverpool since his substitute appearance against Manchester United in the 2-1 defeat. Continue reading ‘Liverpool prepared well for their FA Cup semi-final clashrgb’