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Liverpool eye Marseille youngster
Liverpool, reportedly, want to land Marseille youngster Maxime Lopez. The 18-year-old midfielder has been branded 'the new Samir Nasri' by sections of the French media. Arsenal have previously been credited with an interest in the attacking midfielder. However, Le Parisien have said, Liverpool currently lead the race ahead of the January transfer window.
Liverpool trash Watford to climb to the first position
British Premier League, Week 11 Liverpool 6-1 Watford Goals: 1-0՝ Mane 27՛, 2-0՝ Coutinho 30՛, 3-0՝ Can 43՛, 4-0՝ Firmino 57՛, 5-0՝ Mane 60՛, 5-1՝ Janmaat 75՛, 6-1՝ Wijnaldum 90+1՛ Anfield Stadium, Liverpool
Kondogbia may leave Inter for to get playing time
Inter Milan's Geoffrey Kondogbia has admitted he may have to leave Italy for regular first-team football, with Liverpool reportedly interested in the midfielder. “I want to be playing and to be happy,” he told L’Equipe. “It’s normal that if the situation does not sort itself out, it would become difficult not to think about other things. Right now – today – it’s not something we are talking about, though. “You’ve always got to be optimistic. You have to be realistic. The situation is the way it is and I’ve got to try to turn things around.”
Liverpool set price tag on Coutinho
Liverpool have already placed a price tag on Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian midfielder is a target for many European giants, with PSG being the most interested.slapped a £68m asking price on Philippe Coutinho, according to French news outlet le10sport.com, with PSG heading the queue. The Reds have slapped a £68m asking price on Coutinho, according to French news outlet le10sport.com. It's believed, that PSG will try to meet this demand, though the transfer will be possible only in summer.
Liverpool eye Dozzell
Liverpool are eyeing Ipswich youngster Andre Dozzell. According to The Daily Mirror, the Reds were monitoring his situation during the summer. However the 17-year-old opted to stay at Portman Road. Nonetheless, with just one league appearance under his belt this season, it is said Liverpool are considering a £2m bid.
Mignolet: I won’t accept the role of N2
Simon Mignolet says he will not accept being the second choice goalkeeper at Liverpool behind Loris Karius. Karius, who arrived for £5m from German club Mainz during the summer, has displaced the Belgian as Jurgen Klopp's No 1 in recent weeks after missing the start of the season with a broken hand. I don't want to be a No 2, that's clear. I want to play," he said. "I will never give up fighting because that's not in my character to just give up. "Secondly, because I am not in a situation where I can sit on the bench. I'm 28 years old and I want to play week-in, week-out. "So I'll work hard and I'll never give up - giving up is not what I want to do. I see it as a challenge that I can overcome. So hopefully it will be a fair challenge based on performances put in on the pitch."
Top matches to watch in League Cup Round 4
The English football midweek has prepared a couple of world-class games to watch, despite the fact that those games are at second ranked cup in the country. The League Cup lets us enjoy two awesome English rivalries, Liverpool vs Tottenham and Manchester United vs Manchester City. Liverpool vs Tottenham October 25, 20:45 CET Venue: Anfeild, Liverpool, England Referee: Jonathan Moss, England Liverpool and Tottenham have both shown amazing start of the EPL season. Having accumulated 20 points in 9 games Liverpool have repeated the starting success of the season 2013/14, when the Reds were shining headed by Luis Suarez’s attacking power. Now they are leading the English Premiere League table alongside with Manchester City and Arsenal. Tottenham, in turn, do not have any losses in the starting games. However, they are in an unsatisfying trend of drawing the games, as the last two weeks games (1-1 against West Bromwich and 0-0 against Bournemouth) turned out to be draws, both being away matches. Now they are left behind the leading trio, losing one point and sharing 4th and 5th places with Chelsea. The teams have met during the current season and have drawn the game at White Heart Lane (1-1) during the third week of the League. However, it is obvious that neither of the teams will have same lineups in country’s second cup game as they have in the Premier League. First, both of the managers are expected to give rest to their main goalkeepers, as Simon Mignolet and Michel Vorm are expected to feature. Jurgen Klopp will most probably also bench his attacking trio Mane-Firmino-Coutinho and let Sturridge play lead the attack, also keeping Adam Lallana from risk. Danny Ings might make his debut in Klopp’s team. Sheyi Ojo is injured and Jordan Henderson is suspended for this game. Mauricio Pochettino has stated a couple of times that his priority is the English Premier League and not any cups. However, many changes in the starting lineup are expected not only because he wants to rest the main squad, but also because the last away draws do not satisfy the ambitions and some changes are needed. Important to note, that Harry Kane and Tony Alderweireld are both back from injuries, but will still need to work on their fitness before being ready for the team. Marcus Edwards is injured and will miss six weeks, while Moussa Sissoko is suspended. Probable Lineups Manchester United vs Manchester City October 26, 21:00 CET Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester, England Referee: Mike Dean, England The Manchester teams are also facing each other for second time in the current season. The first time these teams met in the 4th week of the English Premier League, when Guardiola vs Mourinho battle revived again. Pep’s City turned out to be stronger than Mourinho’s United and the city was blue that nigh (2-1). However, nowadays none of the teams are showing any results. Manchester City have had a loss against Tottenham (2-0) and two draws in the last three games of EPL. Moreover, Pep Guardiola was humiliated at his ex-home Camp Nou where Messi’s hat-trick and Neymar’s goal brought Barcelona a good win (4-0) in the Champions League group stage. However, Jose Mourinho was not any less humiliated by his ex-club. Antonio Conte’s Chelsea was keen enough to win (4-0) against the club’s legendary manager’s new team Manchester United. Thus, the Europa League group stage victory on Thursday (4-1 against Fenerbahce) can by no means cover up the fact that the Portuguese professional has only four wins in the starting nine games of the league, with only one victory in the last five games. What is good in the recent failures of this clubs, is the fact that they might most probably employ good squads, being under a big pressure by the world football. Manchester United, for example, is expected to feature with a similar squad as for the match against Chelsea, even stronger. Marouane Fellaini’s and Eric Bailly’s injuries obviously put Carrick in the center, and Shaw in the defense, While Jesse Lingard will most probably not appear in the starting lineup due to poor performance against Chelsea. Phil Jones still stays injured. Pep Guardiola, in turn, is expected to fasten the wings by Nolito and Sane on the left and Sterling and Navas or the right. Otamendi, Kompany and Stones are expected to be in the defense due to Kolarov’s risk to get suspended. Willy Caballero will substitute Claudio Bravo, due to the letter’s unstable play and the factor of the tournament change. Guardiola will still lack Bacary Sagna and Kevin De Bruyne due to injuries. Fabian Delph and Pablo Zabaleta are still doubtful for the game. Probable Lineups Other Games Bristol City vs Hull City, October 25, 20:45 CET Newcastle vs Preston North End, October 25, 20:45 CET Leeds United vs Norwich City, October 25, 20:45 CET Arsenal vs Reading, October 25, 20:45 CET West Ham vs Chelsea, October 25, 20:45 CET Southamptn vs Sunderland, October 25, 20:45 CET
Napoli star on his way to England
Lorenzo Insigne could be on his way to Anfield after his reported wage demands of £100,000-a-week were turned down by the club. The attacking midfielder, who can also operate as a forward, is valued at around £44m, a price tag which may have to be negotiated should the Premier League side continue their pursuit. With Insigne on his way to Liverpool, Napoli are eyeing up a January swoop for Watford striker Odion Ighalo, according to Corriere Dello Sport. The Nigerian international moved to the Hornets from Udinese in 2014 and has since scored 36 goals in 77 league matches, helping to guide Watford to a top-half of the table finish in the Premier League last season.
Athletic Bilbao star not willing to join Liverpool
Athletic Bilbao’s Inaki Williams has reassured the club's fans that his loyalties lie with the La Liga side, with Liverpool reportedly interested once again in acquiring his services. Williams had a release clause of €20m in his contract, but the Spanish forward signed a new contract at Bilbao with a release clause of €50m at the start of the year. The Merseyside club have again recently been linked to the 22-year-old, who has also been speaking to Spanish newspaper AS. Williams insists he is content at Athletic Club Bilbao and wants to stay for ‘many years’. He said: “I am happy at Athletic, it is where I want to be. I am very grateful to the fans, the club and my colleagues. I want to stay for many years.”
Klopp: Liverpool doors are always open for Gerrard
Jurgen Klopp says Steven Gerrard is "always welcome" at Liverpool, after some fans believed the midfielder had hinted at an LA Galaxy exit. Gerrard's contract with the five-time MLS Cup winners expires at the end of the season, with Galaxy playing their final regular game of the campaign today having already booked a playoff spot. And some took a post on the 36-year-old's Instagram account as a goodbye message when he was actually addressing the Galaxy supporters ahead of the club's planned fan appreciation night tonight. The post read "Living in Los Angeles and playing for the great Galaxy supporters has been a privilege. You have made this place feel like home to me. This city and this club will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you #8." Klopp was asked about the topic later in the day, following his side's 2-1 win over West Brom, saying: "Steven Gerrard is always so welcome at Liverpool FC. "You cannot imagine how welcome. So, absolutely no problem. But everything that we have already or will speak to each other stays in this talk. "That is how I know Stevie and that is how I am. But nobody should worry that we have no space for Steven Gerrard. No - everything will be fine, 100 percent."