Liverpool forward Mohammed Salah appeared to troll Manchester United following the loss of the latter to Sevilla in the knockout phase of the Champions League. On Saturday an impressive United side nullified the Liverpool attack which included the high flying Salah, to win 2-1. The victory set United five points ahead of the Reds.
Salah seemed to troll United due to their recent clash. The Egyptian said the next Champions League draws couldn’t come soon enough in an obvious jibe at the Red Devils, who were defeated at home by a struggling Sevilla side.
Wissam Ben Yedder came off the bench to grab a brace within four minutes. The goals were enough to send United out of the continental competition despite a Romelu Lukaku consolation. Manchester United had played a goalless draw after ‘parking the bus’ in Spain. They were expected to come all out against Sevilla but they struggled despite needing a goal more. Sevilla gradually grew into the game and finished it off before United eventually got a goal. The 2-1 scoreline was more than enough for the La liga side to go through.
The last round of Round of 16 game is set for Wednesday where Bayern Munich will seek to wrap things up against Turkish side Besiktas and Barcelona host Chelsea. The draws for the next stage of the Champions League would then come up ahead of the quarterfinals in the first leg of next month.
Salah has been on a very good note in the league and in the Champions League. However, he was anonymous as United claimed victory on Saturday.
Ahead of Liverpool’s game against Chelsea in the Premier League this weekend, Jordan Henderson has been fingered as part of the issues with the side. Reds manager Jurgen Klopp has done very well against top sides since he became the coach. Against Chelsea, he has won twice at Stamford Bridge while playing a draw twice at home.
Chelsea would be playing a different strategy this time. After struggling sometimes this term, Antoinio Conte is making another tactical switch to spice up the team. The one he made the last time handed the Blues a Premier League title in his debut season.
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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 Jurgen Klopp on 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 BARCA INSISTENT ON LANDING COUTINHO
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 LIVERPOOL MUST RECRUIT SMARTLY THIS TIME
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 Jurgen Klopp has a plan B in case of injuries
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 MATIP LIKELY TO MISS LIVERPOOL’S NEXT SIX MATCHES
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.
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 SOUTHAMPTON TO LOSE MORE PLAYERS