Liverpool legend Phil Thompson believes the Reds need competition for places and they should land the services of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has constantly depended on Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, and Roberto Firmino in the frontline but Thompson feels the club need competition for places similar to Manchester City.
He told Sky Sports: “I think he’ll give a realistic challenge to the front three. Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino – they look as though they’re set. We do have Divock Origi but I think everybody realises that he’s more of an impact player, for sort of the last 15, 20 minutes – but that’s not really good enough. We do need somebody a little bit better. Some people will say ‘Will Werner get in and will he want to come to Liverpool?’. I think he would and I think he does. You look at Manchester City, they’ve got two top class players in every position. That is what Liverpool need and I think Werner would help to give us that.”
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French striker Alexandre Lacazette has insisted that he is happy with the proceedings at Arsenal and has no reason to leave the club at the end of the season. A recent report claimed that the striker has an agreement with the Gunners whereby he could head through the exit door, if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
When about the speculation, Lacazette said that he has no idea and added that everyone around the club is pleased with him, he told: “I didn’t know about this. I did not know. Yes, I have a contract with the club so there is no point for me to leave, everybody is happy with me at the club. A lot of people can talk. There is always something to say so I don’t really think about this. If the manager, the coach, my team-mates are happy with me then that’s the most important thing.”
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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has dismissed the prospect of Christian Pulisic leaving on loan during the winter transfer window. The United States international has witnessed a tough beginning to his Blues career and he has recently been on the bench with Lampard preferring the likes of Willian, Pedro, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Mason Mount ahead of him in the pecking order.
result, there has been the speculation that Pulisic could be loaned back to
former club Borussia Dortmund at the turn of the year but Lampard has refuted
those claims by citing that he sees the big picture with Pulisic, he told
reporters: “No. With Christian he’s come to us in a big move, let’s make no mistake
about it, and then he’s just turned 21 recently, and we’ve got a competitive
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Three experts in the field of football have handed over a boost to Manchester City in the title race for Premier League. They have made it clear that the fight between them and Liverpool can be resolved before it comes to an end. Liverpool has enjoyed a good start in the new season and they have also opened a lead of eight points over Manchester City that out the side of Jurgen Klopp to drive for ending the wait for almost 30 years to get a league title.
The trio of experts comprises
of Charlie Nicholas, Phil Thompson, and Matt Le Tissier. Nicholas is a former
player of the Arsenal club, Matt played for Southampton and Phil is a former
player from Liverpool. Three of them have cleared out several twists and turns
within Manchester City and Liverpool. They have given explanations individually
about the reasons city should be hopeful to close the gap between them and
their rivals. Charlie Nicholas said that the race for getting the title is not
over yet. A kind of hopelessness was attached at the back of Liverpool that was
not evident during the last season and so they fell upon Sheffield United and
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Liverpool star Danny Murphy believes Manchester United could make the push for
the top four after missing out on the same during the previous campaign. The
Red Devils finished a disappointing sixth in the league last season with an
average defensive record but they have managed to sort the concerns with the
signings of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire.
In a report
covered by The Mirror, Murphy said that there are no concerns regarding the
title race this season with Manchester City and Liverpool once more expected to
compete at the top. He added that Tottenham Hotspur should take up the third
Champions League spot available with the Red Devils completing the top four.
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Liverpool legend Ray Clemence has said that the Reds must spend big during this summer’s transfer window in order to compete with Manchester City for the Premier League crown. The Reds failed to win their maiden Premier League title last term by the margin of just one point but they still ended the season on a high note by winning the Champions League title.
Speaking to The Mirror, Clemence said that
the Reds must keep getting better to compete with the Citizens and they should
make a few notable signings this summer, he told: “The thing is – and Liverpool
and Klopp will know this better than anyone – you’ve got to keep trying to get
better. What they did last year was great, but they still finished second and
I’m sure City will be looking to improve.
“For Liverpool to keep up, they need to
make purchases as well. They have to go up another level because of the way
City play. They got 97 points, lost one game all season and came second. That’s
just incredible and it’s why I’m delighted they won the Champions League. To
have won nothing would have been unbelievable.”
The Reds have so far remained quiet in the transfer window with PEC Zwolle graduate Sepp van den Berg being the only player purchased. On the contrary, the same has been the case with the Citizens but it is quite evident that the Mancunian giants are aiming to strengthen the squad with Rodri and Harry Maguire eyed from Atletico Madrid and Leicester City respectively.
As such, Jurgen Klopp’s side cannot afford to rest on their laurels for the summer and it remains to be seen whether the club make any marquee signing during the remaining five-and-a-half weeks of the transfer window. The Reds start off the new Premier League campaign with a home game against newly-promoted Norwich City.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he was concerned with the regular running from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane during the Premier League triumph over Huddersfield Town. The Merseyside outfit romped to a comfortable 5-0 win over the relegated side on Friday night and both Mane and Salah starred with a brace apiece.
Speaking after the game, Klopp admitted that he was worried by the fact that both Salah and Mane was constantly chasing after every ball, considering they have a Champions League semi-final tie against Barcelona in midweek, he said: “It’s difficult. I didn’t want them to chase back and stuff like that. Both looked really good and were running with each ball. You think: ‘What the heck are you doing?’ But it’s good. Today was a day where you have to leave then on the pitch and manage the game in a very offensive way, which they did.”
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Manchester United favourite Mikael Silvestre has urged the Red Devils to pursue players with the X-factor rather than going with the reputation. The club have recently been linked with a potential move for Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti but Silvestre does not believe his compatriot offers the credentials to suit the club’s style of play.
In a report covered by The Star, he said: “Man United will always look to sign players with the X-factor but I don’t see Samuel Umtiti as necessarily a Manchester United player. I think Eric Bailly has all the qualities Man United need in defence but United will always target the best, so who knows who might come in and they will always look to strengthen the squad. “For me the focus would be the midfield.”
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Arsenal manager Unai Emery has praised the personality and confidence of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after he took the penalty in the 2-0 triumph over Manchester United on Sunday. The Gabon international recently missed the penalty in the north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur which ended in a 1-1 draw but he managed to make amends by converting against the Red Devils.
Speaking in a press conference, Emery spoke positively about the performance of Aubameyang and stated that he was the designated penalty-taker despite fumbling a similar chance at Spurs last weekend, he said: “Aubameyang has experience and he’s a specialist with scoring. Lacazette can also shoot and today I had the same confidence with both.
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Maurizio Sarri has been made as the favourite Premier League manager to lose his job after watching his Chelsea team crumble to a 6-0 defeat against Manchester City. The blues were always expected to struggle against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium, but the manner of the defeat has asked question marks about the future of the manager. After a great start to life at Chelsea, Sarri has been unable to get his team going when things have been difficult. Chelsea have been especially woeful in recent away matches as they have lost by a 10-0 aggregate in the last two away games.
It was not long ago that Chelsea were able to get a 2-0 victory over Manchester City and Maurizio Sarri was receiving a lot of plaudits for becoming the first manager to beat City in the league this season. However, things have quickly gone wrong for the former Napoli manager, who has decided to persuade the club to bring in a 31-year-old striker as a replacement for Alvaro Morata, who is in his prime at 26. The drubbing against Bournemouth and the heavy loss against Manchester City are some of the least problems for Maurizio Sarri, who has admitted that he has been unable to motivate his players.
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