Posts Tagged ‘Liverpool’


Friday, October 21st, 2022

Jurgen Klopp watched his side produce a stellar display against Rangers in their 2-0 win in the Champions League in midweek. But the Liverpool boss knows that Arsenal will prove to be a tougher test and, with four players still missing through injury, he will have to manage his squad carefully to avoid risking any further absentees ahead of the crunch clash in north London.

The Reds are currently 11 points adrift of the league leaders after eight games played and a defeat at the Emirates Stadium would cast serious doubt over the Merseyside club’s title ambitions. Klopp will know he may have to do it the hard way with four key squad members still out, although he has been boosted by the return of defensive duo Ibrahima Konate and Calvin Ramsay, while Caoimhin Kelleher has returned to training. (more…)


Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

According to a report by Spanish publication MARCA, as relayed by Sport Witness, Arsenal and Liverpool lead the chase for 19-year-old Spanish international Yeremy Pino. The two Premier League giants are keen on signing the winger, with Villarreal open to selling him if their €45 million demand is met. Yeremy Pino’s name has popped in the English and Spanish media after potential interest from Premier League clubs. The Spanish winger has seen his stature rise in La Liga after impressive performances for Villarreal, although he was the least expected player to garner so much attention.

Villarreal hoped to raise funds through player sales, earmarking names such as Pervis Estupinan, Pau Torres and Arnaut Danjuma to depart for big-money deals. However, Pino could become that player to bring considerable funds to help the Spanish club make other moves in the transfer window. Pino is protected by an €80 million release clause, but Villarreal know that may not be his real market value. Hence, they were initially open to letting him leave for around €60 million, which has seemingly been slashed to €45 million per the latest reports from Spain. (more…)


Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

German side Bayern Munich are edging closer to getting their main transfer target this summer after they reached an agreement with reigning Champions League finalists Liverpool for Sadio Mane. The Senegalese international is the main transfer target for the Bavarian giants this summer.

Respected English journalist David Ornstein confirmed the agreement between Bayern Munich and Liverpool for Mane on Friday. According to him, Bayern will pay a transfer fee of €32m plus €9m in add-ons to take the total transfer fee to €41m. He revealed that €6m out of the €9m add-on fee is achievable, while the remaining €3m is difficult to achieve. It was also stated that Mane will have his medical at Bayern Munich next week having already agreed a three-year deal with the Germans until the end of the 2024/25 season. The aforementioned Ornstein works for English publication The Athletic and he’s not the only reputable journalist to confirm the Bayern agreement for Mane. Others such as Fabrizio Romano and NicoloSchira have also confirmed the agreement reached between Liverpool and Bayern Munich for Mane. (more…)


Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Jurgen Klopp admits that nobody wants a defeat at any stage of any competition, but if you look at your defeats in the right spirit, they can act like a medicine because you can learn from them and get better.

Talking about himself, Klopp says that he hasn’t had a great time in the finals of the tournaments in the recent times. Quite a few finals that he has coached in of late, he has ended on the wrong side of the stick, but that hasn’t demoralized him because he reckons that the purpose of life is not to stop trying. Even if you have failed at something, you have just got to give it a go the next time.


Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville blamed the whole Arsenal team following their huge loss against Liverpool at Anfield on Super Sunday.

Arsenal were expected to at least put up a decent fight but the Gunnersfell flat on their faces as the Reds attacks proved too hot to handle.

Jurgen Klopp’s men battered Arsene Wenger’s men 4-0, giving them their second straight loss after three Premier League games this season.

Neville tore the Arsenal team into shreds, questioning why Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey would play in central midfield with Alexis Sanchez and MesutOzil just outside them. He blamed Wenger for not paying attention to the opposition in naming his squad.

Neville claimed Arsenal players were very poor in their transition from attack to defence. He said the team struggled to get in shape after losing the ball despite knowing the kind of opposition they were facing. (more…)


Saturday, July 15th, 2017

 Very few – if any – footballers have had a better ecstasy witnessed by Dirk Kuyt as he threw the Eredivisie trophy into the jubilating atmosphere of the city of Rotterdam few weeks ago.

Francesco Totti for one can object, afterall the 40-year old on the last day of the Serie A season and in his last match as a professional footballer, with the score tied at 2-2, scored the last goal to paint off an emotional goodbye to Romans as they wept for the exit of a living monument.

Bring up as many examples you can and still, you will struggle to put a blind eye on the reality so good it sounds more like a fairy tale – a 36-year old veteran scoring a hat trick to lead his boyhood club to a title they failed to win for 18 years.

When Kuyt left Feyenoord for Liverpool big things were expected of him, given how he topped the Eredivisie’s scoring chart. Liverpool was his first stop on his sojourn away from The Netherlands. Although he ended up collecting only one League Cup in 2006despite being largely phenomenal throughout his stay at Anfield. (more…)


Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Premier League side Liverpool FC are already preparing to move past the failures of this season as it ends in a month. Their defence gave them issues this term.

The Reds are reportedly readying a bid to swoop Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.

The Saints’ skipper has a lot of interests in the market so Liverpool want to move in and get his signature as soon as the opportunity presents itself. The price tag for the defender is in the £50 million range but knowing how they badly need a capable person, Anfieldis willing to sit and discuss.

Liverpool are known to be good sellers but they rarely break the bank for players. The deal of Luis Suarez comes to mind. The Reds spent £35 million to get Andy Carroll from Newcastle United in 2011 and it has remained their biggest yet.

Most of the Premier League clubs are keen on landing Van Dijk: Manchester City, Everton, and Chelsea. Arsenal recently joined the race to get the Netherlands international so they could compete against these sides and with Liverpool for his commitment. (more…)

Jurgen Klopp Says Liverpool Lost Patience against Manchester United

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Liverpool failed to continue their winning run after only a goalless draw with Manchester United at Anfield.

It was a disappointing result for the home team considering that they were expected to win the game quite comfortably and take advantage of the opposition’s current misfortunes. United have been highly inconsistent and the arrival of Jose Mourinho has done little to improve the fortunes. The Portuguese boss, though, has always known how to get results against the top teams and he was at it once again on Monday night.

United came in with a highly defensive formation and they seemed to have the sole intention of stopping the opposition from playing. Liverpool played into the hands of United by being too hectic and losing the patience, according to boss Jurgen Klopp. The former Borussia Dortmund manager has transformed the Liverpool’s fortunes by adopting an attacking style of play. Even though it is only an improvement over the Brendan Rodgers’ philosophy, it has paid rich dividends in the last 12 months. (more…)

Christian Benteke Reflects on His Time at Liverpool

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Christian Benteke recently brought his time at Liverpool to an end after making a move to Crystal Palace.

He has become the record signing at the London outfit after having cost almost £ 30 million. Liverpool have been able to recoup most of the transfer fee that they paid for the striker one year ago. Brendan Rodgers expected the Belgian international to be the final piece in the jigsaw. After all, he has scored plenty of goals even with a struggling Aston Villa team and was only expected to be better at Liverpool surrounded by a number of world-class players.

This was not the case as Benteke never settled under the tactics of Rodgers. The Northern Ireland manager is someone who likes to play his football on the ground, while Benteke is at his strongest when the ball is whipped into the box with a lot of pace. The powerful presence of the Belgian couple of with his ability to attack headers made him a force to be reckoned with. Even after the exit of Rodgers midway through the season,Benteke’s situation did not improve since his replacement Jurgen Klopp also had similar tactics. Now, the striker has lashed out on those who have branded him as a flop.

Klopp To Extend Contract With Liverpool

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Liverpool is keen to extend the deal of Jurgen Klopp and to get him to stay put at Anfield. Liverpool and its owners have asked Klopp to consider extending the contract of his team and to continue with the team for another season.

The club has been to Borussia Dortmund before he moved to Anfield. The move had occurred in October 2015. The contract is valid till 2018. Liverpool has made several changes in the team ahead of the new season starting off in full swing. They have signed on Sadio Mane, who is a forward player from Southampton. This occurred last month. Klopp has led the club in leagues like Europa League as well as in the Capital One Cup. He led the team in the finals, which was the first season when he came on charge. He was able to provide stability to the club after he took over command from the former manager, Brendan Rodgers.