Liverpool FC


28
Oct 17

Jurgen Klopp on Coutinho

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes that Philippe Coutinho will win the fans back with his performance and will again fight for his place.


He said that the Brazilian is a fantastic talent and that it will be a waste of talent to leave him on the bench.

Philippe Coutinho made his first appearance for Liverpool this season as a substitute in the match against Sevilla after his failed transfer move to Barcelona. Indeed at some point, it appeared that the Brazilian would not play again for Liverpool and was ready to move to Spain but unfortunately for him, things did not go as plan, and he had to remain at Anfield.

However, Jurgen Klopp believes that Phillipe Coutinho is a professional and that he will play again for Liverpool at least until the end of the season.

He said that the Brazilian forward has been working really hard in training and that he is sure that he will be playing for Liverpool again. Continue reading →


16
Aug 17

BARCA INSISTENT ON LANDING COUTINHO

Spanish side Barcelona are insistent on landing Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool this summer.


The Brazilian is likely the replacement for Neymar incase his purported move to Paris St German happens. Coutinho can also be the new long term plan for the midfield as Andres Iniesta is set to retire.

The Reds have declared that the playmaker is too important to exit the club anytime soon but the Catalan side keeps pushing their luck. Liverpool have rejected one bid already but the Blaugranawant to resubmit a £90 million bid.

Coutinho agreed to a new deal in January. He has a stable spot in the team compared to his uncertain future at the Nou Camp if he moves. Jurgen Klopp has dismissed any likelihood of the player leaving but Barcelona keeps trying. Continue reading →


3
Jun 17

LIVERPOOL MUST RECRUIT SMARTLY THIS TIME

Liverpool,barring any qualification round slip-up, finally madea return to Europe’s premier club tournament for the second time in eight years. Such stats do not befit a club who has won it five times.


Only Real Madrid and AC Milan have more European titles.

Rafa Benitez’s exit and the subsequent clearing out of XabiAlonso,Javier Macherano and Fernando Torres haveleft the once towering giant of a club in the dust of their rivals’ victory screeches. Between changing of coaches and buying of new players The Koppites have seen their efforts fall by the wayside time and again even when they made a legitimate run at the EPL title during the 2013/14 season. That dream of course died thanks in no part to Steven Gerard’s now infamous slip against Chelsea.

Former Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp’s first full season has however bundled them back to base camp of the UCL as they look to get their priorities right and ensure this current one step forward won’t be met with a Brendan Rodgers-like two steps backward. Continue reading →


30
Apr 17

Jurgen Klopp has a plan B in case of injuries

This season of the Premier League is reaching its final 2 months and a few of Liverpool’s key players have recently sustained injuries which might keep them out of the pitch for a long period of time.


These players that have recently picked up injuries are: Sado Mane, Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana.

In spite of all these injuries, JurgenKlopp has stated that his team will simply have to adapt for the remainder of the season or for at least until his key players can fully recover and get back into the pitch.

“If we miss two or three offensive options, we have to adapt to it – we cannot try to do all the same. The line-up we will choose, we have to use this session today, to make them as strong, as compact and as ugly to play as possible, and then go’’

“We should think about how we can defend, not how dominant we can be. Maybe we can surprise one of the other teams with good organization, good defending, and good counter-attacks. Why not? We only have to adapt, and that’s the thing we have to do today. My job is to find solutions’’ Liverpool’s JurgenKlopp said. Continue reading →


11
Feb 17

MATIP LIKELY TO MISS LIVERPOOL’S NEXT SIX MATCHES

Cameroon defender, Joel Matip could further miss six additional Liverpool games as his rumble with the Cameroon Football Federation continues.


Following to his refusal to honour a call-up to the provisional roster of AFCON-bound Cameroon, the country’s Football Federation is adamant Matip shouldn’t be permitted to play for Liverpool for the duration of the African Soccer Fiesta.

The former Schalke 04 centre-back was withdrawn from Jurgen Klopp’s squad to face Manchester United on Sunday after the Reds were frustrated in their bid to secure clearance from FIFA. However the 25-year old, who has not featured for Cameroon since September 2015, considers himself retired from international football and had always made it clear that he wasn’t available for selection.

Liverpool have been infuriated by FIFA’s failure to provide any clarity on the situation. The World football governing body have merely stated that if the Reds were to play Matip without Cameroon’s permission then it could lead to disciplinary actions been taken. Continue reading →


20
Dec 16

SOUTHAMPTON TO LOSE MORE PLAYERS

Southampton are set to lose more players when the transfer window re-opens or at the end of the season as interests in two defenders soar.


The Saints could lose Virgil van Dijk and Jose Fonte to Liverpool and Manchester United respectively. The central defensive pairing have been impressive this term but with top clubs keen on landing the players, Southampton might have a situation on their hands in keeping the players for much longer.

Talks with Euro 2016 winner, Fonte has stalled despite reports that the player’s rep and the club started discussions about a new deal since August. The current deal is set to lapse in 2018, meaning the player has to sign a new one soon else the club would be forced to get the best of the situation by trading him. The Red Devils approached the south coast side for a deal regarding the 32-year old during the summer but coach Claude Puel – who took over after former boss Ronald Koeman moved to Everton – refused to sanction the deal with the transfer deadline close. Continue reading →


17
Nov 16

LIVERPOOL WANT BARCA YOUTH STARS

English Premier League giant Liverpool are set to raid Barcelona youth stars, according to report by Sport.


The Reds are scouting for Barcelona B youngsters that they want to lure from the famous La Masia academy. The chief Spanish and Portuguese scout of Liverpool is reportedly watching a select Barca B stars with the hope of poaching them. The players have been identified as Marc Cardona, Nili Perdomo, Wilfrid Kaptoum, and Marlon.

Kaptoum has first team experience as he featured in the Champions League game against Bayer Leverkusen. The other three named players moved to the club this summer but have been identified as real prospects. The dream is that the player would grow to become stars that will win title for Liverpool. For now, the manager Jurgen Klopp reveals that he does not know how to win the Premier League title. The coach has been praised for his effort in turning around the Reds squad, but there seems to be a limiting factor.

“I have no idea, it’s my first proper season in the Premier League. I have no idea what to do to win the Premier League. But I’m really sure it was never decided at the end of October. We feel good at the moment, that’s all,” Klopp said. Continue reading →


27
Sep 16

LIVERPOOL LOSE OUT ON GETTING DRINKWATER

Liverpool FC have lost out on the bid to sign Leicester City play maker Danny Drinkwater, the player agreed to a new deal that spans five years.


The England international was linked with a move to play under Coach Jurgen Klopp but he opted to remain at King Power Stadium.

Drinkwater was instrumental last term, helping Leicester City upturn their 5000 to 1 odds in lifting the Premier League. He contributed just three goals and eight assists to the title win, but his performance in the 35 games he played were crucial. Liverpool and Tottenham were the top sides poised to land him, but he decided to continue with his employer, committing himself till 2021.

“I’ve loved playing for this club, it’s been perfect for me and my career and I want to be here for a long time to come. I couldn’t be happier. I’ve grown a lot as a player and a person in the last four years and Leicester City has been a massive part of that,” Drinkwater said.
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