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Liverpool fail a deadline day move for Mariano Diaz
Liverpool have failed with a deadline day move for Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz. Real Madrid want to offload Mariano, 23, before the Spanish transfer deadline shuts this afternoon. La Liga side Alaves are keen to sign the forward, while Spanish newspaper Eco Diario claim Liverpool are also interested. But Dominican Republic international Mariano has refused to leave the Bernabeu. According to the report, not even Liverpool's interest could entice the Real youth player from quitting Madrid.
Sakho spotted in London ahead of Crystal Palace move
Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has been spotted in London which adds fuel to the talks about his imminent move to Crystal Palace. Early reports suggested that Sakho’s proposed move from Liverpool will not happen unless Crystal Palace pay a £20m. It seems that the sides have reached an agreement on this matter. Sakho, currently earning £105,000-a-week, will not move to Selhurst Park unless Palace “make it worthwhile for him financially,” which means offering him considerably more than that.
Crystal Palace try to sign Liverpool defender
Crystal Palace are trying to sign Mamadou Sakho from Liverpool before today's deadline. Sakho hasn't made a single first-team appearance this season after falling out with Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool value the France centre back at £20m. The 26-year-old fullback has made 6 appearances during this season, scoring 1 goal. Note, that Sakho began his career at Paris FC before moving to Paris Saint-Germain's youth system in 2002.
Lallana agrees a new deal at Liverpool
Adam Lallana has agreed a new four-year deal at Liverpool worth £120,000-a-week, according to the Sunday Express. The Merseysiders have been keen to tie down the England international, who has excelled in a central position for Jurgen Klopp’s title chasers. The agreement has allayed Liverpool’s fears that the 28-year-old could be lured away from Anfield by Paris Saint-Germain or Tottenham.
Liverpool to sell Daniel Sturridge
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will sell Daniel Sturridge in the summer after growing frustrated with the striker’s injury record, according to the Mail on Sunday. Having made just 111 appearances during his four years at Liverpool, Klopp has reportedly conceded the 27-year-old England international doesn’t play enough to have a future at Anfield. As a result, the Mail claim Klopp will call time on Sturridge’s spell at the club in the summer - no doubt attracting a host of Premier League clubs desperate to acquire a proven goalscorer.
Liverpool want to sign two strikers before next week’s transfer deadline
Liverpool are exploring the prospect of signing TWO young attackers before next week's transfer deadline. The Premier League side are weighing up bids for two young forwards. According to The Daily Mail, they're looking into a deal for Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Julian Brandt. Jurgen Klopp's side have been monitoring the 20-year-old Germany international for some time.
Joe Gomez set to sign a new deal with Liverpool
Joe Gomez is reportedly set to sign a new five-year deal with Liverpool. The Liverpool Echo say advanced talks are taking place as Gomez looks to commit his future to the club until 2022. Gomez only recently returned from a long-term injury and has only played twice under Jurgen Klopp. However, according to the Echo, Klopp has been " the driving force behind Gomez being offered enhanced terms having been hugely impressed by him".
Coutinho signs new long-term deal at Liverpool
Philippe Coutinho has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool. The Brazilian midfielder has committed his future to Anfield until 2022, representing a two-year extension to his current terms. His performances had attracted the interest of Barcelona. However, his decision to stick with Liverpool and Klopp is a major coup. Coutinho has made 163 appearances since joining from Inter Milan in January 2013.
Liverpool in talks for Coutinho
Liverpool are to open talks with the representatives of Philippe Coutinho over a new contract, according to Sky Sports sources. The Brazil international only signed an improved five-year deal in 2015, but the Reds are keen to reward him for the impressive form he has shown this season. Coutinho, who recently returned from a six-week lay-off with an ankle ligament injury, has scored six goals in 18 appearances for Liverpool so far this campaign.
Brilliant quotes from the football world
Players get famous not only due to their amazing performances but also for their memorable and unique quotes. Here are the best ones! "You’re on your own out there … With ten mates… Whichever team scores more goals usually wins.” Michael Owen “People who know me, love me. People who don’t know me love me too… or they hate me.” Mario Balotelli “My mother thinks I am the best. And I was raised to always believe what my mother tells me.” Diego Maradona “An injured Zlatan is a pretty serious thing for any team.” Zlatan Ibrahimovic “I definitely want my son to be christened, but I don’t know into what religion yet.” David Beckham "Predictions just at the end of the match." João Vieira Pinto "First I went left, he did too. Then I went right, and he did too. Then I went left again, and he went to buy a hot dog.” Zlatan Ibrahimovic “We lost because we didn't win.” Ronaldo "Messi may have 4 golden balls but I don't have to get on a box to buy a chocolate bar in a vending machine." Zlatan Ibrahimovic “Messi scores a goal and celebrates. Cristiano scores a goal and poses like he’s in a shampoo commercial.” Diego Maradona “Look, I’m a coach. I’m not Harry Potter. He is magical, but in reality there is no magic. Magic is fiction and football is real.” Jose Mourinho “Finally my shirt brought Paul Pogba back to Man United.” Zlatan Ibrahimovic “I would not be bothered if we lost every game as long as we won the league.” Mark Viduka “This season I picked up 14 yellow cards, but I earned only 8 of them. The remaining 7 are because of the referees.” Paul Pogba “I don’t blame Beckham, but we’ve lost because of him.” Ian Wright Rafael van der Vaart blamed Zlatan on intentionally getting an injury. “I didn’t injure you on purpose, and you know that. If you accuse me again I’ll break both your legs, and that time it will be on purpose.” Zlatan Ibrahimovic "I'm a bit proud of my first red card as a coach. I approached the fourth official and said: 'How many mistakes are allowed here? If it's 15, you have one more." Jurgen Klopp "I'd like to play for an Italian club, like Barcelona." Mark Draper