Sunday, 14 January 2018

Liverpool 4-3 Manchester City: Reds stun league leaders to end City's unbeaten run

Liverpool stunned Manchester City by 4-3 to end their unbeaten run and ended their dreams of an invincible season in the Premier League.

On the back of a 17-game unbeaten run, the Reds confronted their greatest test since their 4-1 lowering at Tottenham back in October. 

With champions-choose City venturing out to Anfield hoping to proceed with their close flawless league battle, Liverpool were entrusted with turning into the principal side to overcome them on the residential stage this term. 

Liveliness Guardiola's side had dropped focuses on only two of 22 events heading into Sunday's conflict, with draws against Everton and Crystal Palace coming four months separated. 

Having lost Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool were prepared for a genuine trial of their qualifications with Jurgen Klopp additionally without the harmed Virgil van Dijk. 

Anxious to demonstrate they can proceed with their climb without their No. 10, the Reds took to the field searching for an announcement triumph, and they absolutely conveyed. 

Liverpool took the battle to City in the opening stages, with a quick exchange between Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah seeing the best scorer have an early shot blocked. 

The hosts had their objective before the 10-minute stamp, however, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain lifting the bunch together from Firmino and driving forward to hit a low, long-extend exertion past Ederson to make it 1-0. 

With Anfield thundering them on, the Reds kept up the weight following their opener, however Sergio Aguero was inside crawls of an equalizer at the opposite end on 20 minutes. 

Oxlade-Chamberlain was in battling structure all through, and the ex-Arsenal midfielder nearly teed up Firmino for a close post header in the wake of muscling early substitute Danilo off the ball on the right. 

However, the Reds were pegged back just before half-time, with Loris Karius—liked to Simon Mignolet as Klopp thinks about a changing of the protect—beaten at his close post by Leroy Sane. 

The two sides kept up the power after the break, and City focus back Nicolas Otamendi struck the bar before the Kop with a header from a corner. 

At the opposite end City were left to depend on the heroics of Ederson to deny both Salah and Oxlade-Chamberlain, with Liverpool pushing hard to edge ahead for a moment time. 

The Brazilian could do nothing to stop Firmino's twisting exertion just before the hour, however, with Liverpool's No. 9 disregarding John Stones after Oxlade-Chamberlain's through pass and lifting the ball over his comrade to make it 2-1. 

What's more, subsequent to hitting the post with a singing exertion specifically after, Mane gave the Reds a two-objective lead with an intense strike into the best corner as City came apart. 

At that point with Ederson shanking a freedom into the way of Salah in the wake of hurrying out, the goalkeeper could do only look as the Egyptian lifted a 35-yard shot over him and into the net. 

Liverpool were permitted to have a ball after that eight-minute whirlwind, and however Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan lessened the deficiency late on Klopp's side could hang on for a staggering win.
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Friday, 12 January 2018

Liverpool have agreed a fee with Leipzig for the transfer of Naby Keita in January Transfer Window

Liverpool have agreed a fee with RB Leipzig for the transfer of Naby Keita in the January transfer window, Anfield Planet understands.

The Guinean will make the move to Anfield earlier than expected, and will sign officially for the club next week.

Keita, was rumored to be unsettled and had his head already at Liverpool, BILD had recently reported.

But it appears now that Liverpool have agreed a fee with Leipzig and will pay an additional sum to the earlier fee paid in the summer.

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Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool don't have to replace Philippe Coutinho after his transfer to Barcelona

Klopp with Philippe Coutinho

Jurgen Klopp has today said that it is not a necessity to replace Philippe Coutinho this month, saying Liverpool will be alright without the Brazilian ace.

He further says Liverpool will be alright after Coutinho to Barcelona transfer.

Coutinho made a stunning £142 million change to the Catalan side prior in the month, leaving a void in the Liverpool side. 

From that point forward, there has been an objection for the 25-year-old to be supplanted by another best player, with different names mooted. 

Talking in his pre-Man City public interview on Friday, Klopp rushed to express that he won't bring another person in January. 

"There was no other choice (however to offer Coutinho)," Klopp told columnists. 

"The club had a go at everything to persuade Phil to remain here. It's reality when I say he cleared out Liverpool just for one club, Barcelona. There was a minute we needed to acknowledge that. 

"We don't need to supplant him, what we need to do is venture up. I would prefer not to sound impolite in light of the fact that he was five years here yet we just need to go ahead. 

"We will have 11 players, we've played phenomenal football without Phil." 

Klopp was gotten some information about the likeness of losing huge name players while at Dortmund. 

"We lost a lot of players at Dortmund. You generally need to respond. It's about the environment in the club. On the off chance that we get a free-kick on Sunday and anybody is thinking 'Phil!' that wouldn't be excessively cool. 

"Losing one player was never an issue [at Dortmund]." 

Klopp's remarks may not be met with all inclusive joy by Liverpool supporters, who are worried about Coutinho's exit hampering their best four and Champions League trusts. 

It is significant that the supervisor is never one to talk too sincerely in question and answer sessions – he asserted Coutinho may be fit to confront City a week ago! – so his remarks must be taken with a squeeze of salt. 

In the event that there isn't work being done on new players arriving, in any case, it would be a noteworthy astonishment. 

Klopp likewise talked about moves as a rule, with Daniel Sturridge's future not yet decided, saying he will never lose rest about the odd player taking off. 

"Until January 31 a considerable measure of things can occur in the exchange window. Not simply with Daniel," he included. 

It could be an intriguing couple of weeks.
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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Liverpool favorites to sign Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid

Liverpool have been rumored to sign an 'unnamed' target in the past few days. Here we help you all uncover the man behind the scenes the Reds are after.

It is now rumored that Antoine Griezmann is the unnamed player we are after.

From 33/1 this morning, Sky Bet have cut short his odds for a move to Liverpool to 7/2.

No official reports from anyone, but It would be interesting to see where this one goes.

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Liverpool's unnamed January transfer target: Speculating who the Reds are back in for

Liverpool have been linked with several players in the past, here we look at which player is the 'unnamed target'.

Talking on Anfield Index's 'Media Matters' podcast, facilitated by This is Anfield giver Sachin Nakrani, the Telegraph's Jason Burt gave his considerations on the Reds' January exchange business in the wake of offering Philippe Coutinho. 

On potential approaches, Burt got Liverpool supporters energized by asserting the club are attempting to backpedal in for a best player they have been connected with previously, though with trust more than desire. 

"It's not one of the undeniable names," he said. 

"I don't believe it's achievable and I've been requested that not compose it." 

Jonathan Northcroft of the Sunday Times went down Burt's cases in the demonstrate that took after. 

"The player Jason was discussing is a player who Liverpool have been occupied with for quite a while," Northcroft said. 

"I think any individual who comes in will be of that kind. There's been a decent arrangement of good exchange arranging." 

These remarks have us pondering who this secret player might be—here are three who spring who mind. 

Christian Pulisic 

Maybe as of now the most capable American footballer ever, Christian Pulisic is somebody Liverpool have followed before. 

The monstrously skilled 19-year-old is now a star for Borussia Dortmund, however with the Bundesliga goliaths hinting at stagnating a little this season, another test may well interest. 

Having lightning pace, flexibility and quality in the last third, the USA universal would be an extraordinarily energizing catch. 

He could embrace a right-sided part in a 4-4-2 framework, enabling Mohamed Salah to push up close by Roberto Firmino in assault. 

Julian Draxler 

Another extremely capable Germany universal, Julian Draxler has every one of the credits to prevail in this Reds side. 

Connections to Liverpool have been genuinely scanty recently, however the remarks of Burt and Northcroft recommend the player being referred to would be a marking marginally out of left-field. 

Draxler possesses all the necessary qualities, in that regard. 

Fit for flourishing in an assaulting midfield part or out wide, Draxler has the experience and class to come straight in and fill a Coutinho-molded void. 

Mauro Icardi 

While talking about the best strikers on the planet at the present time, Mauro Icardi isn't a name that moves off the tongue as much as any semblance of Luis Suarez, Robert Lewandowski, Harry Kane and Cavani. 

The Inter Milan hotshot is straight up there with the best of them right now, however, with 18 objectives in only 22 appearances this season, incorporating a cap trap in the Milan derby. 

No solid connections have showed up before, however the Argentine is somebody who might suit Liverpool down to the ground, with his industriousness, quality and goalscoring ability. 

It would likewise give both incredible rivalry to the splendid Firmino and include a gigantic measure of squad profundity, and be an exchange from no place. 

Genuine Madrid have been reputed to make a move, be that as it may, which could scupper things.

Or It could be a sensational Anfield return for Luis Suarez, currently not enjoying the best of spells under Ernesto Valverde and reportedly unhappy at Barcelona, Jurgen Klopp can get several years from him even if he is 31 and he's a player whose name hasn't been mentioned yet.
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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Mohamed Salah available for selection and will start vs Manchester City

mo salah vs man city

Mohamed Salah Liverpool will be available for selection and is expected to start against Manchester City this weekend in a high octane Premier League clash.

The Egyptian was truant for both the 2-1 win away to Burnley on New Year's Day and Friday's triumph by the same scoreline at home to Everton in the FA Cup. 

Jurgen Klopp was compelled to handle an alternative forward line at Turf Moor, with Sadio Mane and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain flanking Dominic Solanke. 

The two conflicts required a late header from an inside back to seal the triumph, with Ragnar Klavan scoring late on against the Clarets and Virgil van Dijk winning the Merseyside derby on his introduction. 

Yet, Klopp ought to be floated by the arrival of his best scorer for Sunday's Premier League meeting with pioneers City. 

As indicated by the Liverpool Echo, Salah is set to report for preparing at Melwood on Tuesday, after a short break with whatever is left of the squad in Dubai. 

They report that following crotch damage "he has reacted well to treatment, and the way things are is in line to be accessible at the end of the week." 

Following Philippe Coutinho's £142 million move to Barcelona this month, Salah's arrival will be vital to Liverpool's expectations. 

Salah was granted the Reds' Goal of the Month grant for December on Tuesday for his shocking exertion in the season's first conflict with Everton, and his count now remains at 23. 

He has likewise contributed eight aids 29 appearances so far this term, and after Coutinho's leave he is Liverpool's joint-top maker, alongside James Milner and Roberto Firmino

Klopp pivoted his squad precisely all through a bustling bubbly run, however regardless of this Salah began each game a month ago, likely prompting his damage. 

Presently, he will ideally waste no time by and by, with Liverpool anxious to render retribution for September's 5-0 battering on account of City. 

Zip Guardiola's side are as yet undefeated in the league, and however they were held to a 0-0 attract away to Crystal Palace on New Year's Eve, they sit 15 focuses clear of Man United at the best. 

They are 18 focuses in front of Liverpool, who are at present fourth, yet Klopp keeps up that preceding Mane's red card at the Etihad a year ago his side were well in the race. 

With Salah likely reestablished close by Mane and Firmino on Sunday, the Reds could stand a shot of turning into the principal side to crush City in the English best flight this crusade.
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Sunday, 7 January 2018

Liverpool in talks with Leipzig to bring Naby Keita early this month

Liverpool are in talks with RB Leipzig to bring Naby Keita to Anfield earlier than expected, according to Chris Bascombe.

Coutinho is in the last phases of securing his hotly anticipated change to the Nou Camp, having paid £11.5 million of his own cash towards the British record charge. 

Losing a player of the Brazilian's quality, who scored 12 objectives and helped nine out of 20 games in the principal half of the season, is a noteworthy blow for Jurgen Klopp. 

The Reds are currently considering moves for a potential swap for Coutinho, with AS Monaco's Thomas Lemar the in all probability competitor. 

As indicated by the Telegraph, be that as it may, they are additionally inspired by conveying Keita to Anfield a half year sooner than beforehand concurred. 

Liverpool struck a £55 million manage Leipzig towards the finish of the late spring exchange window that would see the 22-year-old move to Merseyside on July 1. 

In any case, it is guaranteed that Coutinho's takeoff has hurried their requirement for the crate to-box midfielder, and "they are in a solid budgetary position to make another enticing offer." 

RB Leipzig are "resolved to hold him as they look to fit the bill for one year from now's Champions League, however Liverpool would pay all the more again to get him this month." 

Shockingly "at this phase still looks improbable," yet "Keita would rather join Liverpool this month."
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