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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted that the club are finding it difficult to attract top players even after their return to Champions League football. The Reds, this season, played their first Champions League games since 2009.
However, this joy has proven to be short lived after they failed to get past the group stages and have been demoted to the Europa League as a result. It has been several years since Liverpool last signed a top player. The task will get difficult in the summer as they attempt to replace captain and icon Steven Gerrard, who departs for LA Galaxy on a free transfer. Continue reading →
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Liverpool’s previous season of the Premier League was a majestic one as the team of Brendan Rodgers only lost 6 matches in the entire campaign and was only 3 points short from claiming the title and if you compare that season to their current one where they have already lost 5 matches and are located in the middle section of the Premier League standings, it has certainly been a disappointing one.
Fans are claiming that the recent drop of form is due to the loss of Luis Suarez but the fact of the matter is that even if it is true that the Uruguayan forward was sold to Barcelona, the underwhelming season cannot be blamed solely on Suarez not being a player of Liverpool.
The side of Brendan Rodgers has displayed vulnerabilities all around the squad from the defense to the offensive players; it’s not been the way that the fans of Liverpool wanted to see their favorite club kick-off the season after having ended the previous one on such a high note.
There have even been rumors of the Fenway Sports Group (the owners of Liverpool) taking into consideration sacking Brendan Rodgers. The rumors are suggesting that the principal owner John W Henry was not satisfied with the transfer activity of Brendan Rodgers during the summer transfer window which witnessed Mario Balotelli making a move to Anfield for €16 million as well as a few other players making their way to the Premier League but overall it has not really been a standout season for any of the new arrivals.
There are some players that are on the radar of Brendan Rodgers as the manager of Liverpool wants to kick-off the 2015 by signing experienced players such as: Andre Schurrle and KarimBenzema but both of those players might be out of the reach of Rodgers.
KarimBenzema is a regular starter for Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid and the Frenchman is one of the highest paid sportsman in the world as well as he is performing in a club that is one of the favorites on winning the Spanish League and the Champions League, there would be no reason at all for Benzema to want to leave Real Madrid.
Andre Schurrle is another consistent performer for his club with Jose Mourinho and the German is one of the key players for Chelsea.
Brendan Rodgers might have to look somewhere else and search for unknown players that aren’t signed or aren’t being appreciated by their respective clubs if the manager of Liverpool wants to sign talented players without having to break the bank.
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While the whole football world has been harping Nemanja Vidic with harsh criticisms about his underperformance at Inter Milan, the former Man U captain seems to have the blessings of his coach. Inter Milan coach Mazzarri (Walter) has actively protested against the criticisms, extending his defense for the unfortunate player.
Vidic is definitely no less than some legend is his old club Man U but his stints at Inter Milan so far is somewhat akin to a bad nightmare.
Nemanja Vidic is nothing short of a Manchester United legend, but his tenure thus far at Inter would be best described as something of a nightmare.
The ex Man u captain made a serious wrong on coming back from his suspension as his new club settled for tie with Palermo, while poor performances against Fiorentina and Inter saw Nerazzurri routed.
Vidic’s performance this weekend just furthered the doubts regarding his suitability in continuing at top level. His errant clear-up lane on permitted Callejon (Jose) to net on field for Partenopei, which caused Inter to battle back for points in last 10 minutes. However, Inter Milan chief has absolved Nemanji of any sort of wrongdoing in Napoli encounter, stressing that he is the one to be blamed for unfortunate results.
“Nemanji is a footballer & I am the coach”, explained the Inter chief clarifying Vidic’s stance amidst harsh criticisms. “Coach is the one who is actually responsible for anything that is happening on field, no matter what was the defence. Some are blaming him for Jose’s goal but I would say that was headed inception & he had this misfortune of unfavourable rebound”, he continued.
“The error that was committed are by those players who left that attacker free. Vidic is not faulty here as he was right there where he’s supposed to be.”
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