Philippe Coutinho describes speculation linking him to Barcelona as ‘complicated’

June 23, 2017

Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho has refused to rule out a summer move from Anfield by describing that the speculation linking him with Barcelona as complicated.


The Brazil international contributed 13 goals and seven assists during the previous campaign as the Reds secured a top-four finish in the Premier League. As a result, Jurgen Klopp’s side will be plying their trade in next season’s Champions League which would allow them to attract some of the best talents from across the world.

Coutinho inked a fresh five-year contract with the Reds in January in order to quell any speculation over his future, and the questions still linger over where his commitment would lie at the start of next season. Former Reds striker Luis Suarez had a hidden release clause which was triggered to lure him to Barcelona, but the club are now in a stronger position with Coutinho after they eliminated the buy-out clause option. Read More

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LIVERPOOL TO BATTLE BARCA AND ARSENAL FOR REUS

June 2, 2017

Liverpool would have to battle fellow Premier League club Arsenal and Spanish giant Barcelona for the signature of Marco Reus.


The 27-year old has suffered a spate of injuries over recent seasons. His employers Borussia Dortmund are willing to listen to offers from £67 million, according to reports.

Spanish source MundoDeportivo claims Barca want the talented playmaker to join them this summer. They would have to fend off interests from three English clubs for him though. Transfer Market Web says Manchester City are also in the mix for the German.

Borussia Dortmund have reportedly removed the previous £21 million release clause in the player’s contract in 2015 so they would earn big if clubs want to sign him now.

Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp worked with the player while he was at Borussia. Read More

Liverpool Not Worried about Philippe Coutinho to BarcaTransfer Rumours

May 25, 2017

Liverpool are not worried about the possibility of Barcelona coming in with an offer for Philippe Coutinho in the summer.


The Brazilian has been subjected to transfer rumours about an offer from Barcelona, which would be extremely hard to turn down for any player. Reports in Spain have claimed that informal talks between Liverpool and Barcelona have taken place with a view of completing the £ 76 million transfer in the summer. Not too long ago, Barcelona signed Luis Suarez from Liverpool for a similar fee; the Uruguayan has now turned into one of the biggest success stories of recent years.

The transfer rumours surroundingCoutinho comes at a worst possible time for Liverpool, who have been trying to qualify for the Champions League next season. Jurgen Klopp says that the club are not worried about any transfer rumours since the players signed a new contract only in January. Importantly, this new contract does not figure any release clause that would enable Barcelona to do away with any negotiations. Read More

Liverpool Must Use a Top-Four Finish as a Springboard to Success

May 8, 2017

The Reds’ victory at Watford gives them a significant advantage over the stuttering Manchester duo in the quest for a place in the Premier League top four.

Emre Can’s superb finish is quite rightly being touted as one of the goals of the season but the German’s acrobatics shouldn’t deflect the attention away from a hugely important three points for his side.

Liverpool have been far from consistent this campaign and have regularly slipped up against sides in the bottom half of table, much to the chagrin of Reds fans. Read More

Liverpool Have Not Thrown Away Top Four Place, says Jurgen Klopp

May 4, 2017

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that the club have not thrown away a top four place after the loss against Crystal Palace.


The club came into the game on the back of a good run of form in recent weeks. However, Crystal Palace managed to secure a 2-1 win at Anfield. Even though Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring after just 24 minutes, Crystal Palace managed to pull back level in the 42nd minute through former Red Christian Benteke. The Belgian once again haunted the club with a second goal in the 74th minute, and Liverpool were unable to recover from these two setbacks.

This was the first defeat for the club since the end of February when they lost to Leicester City. They have been able to go on a run of five wins and two draws in the last seven games. Yet, this defeat is much more damaging to the club’s hopes of finishing in the top four, as it has allowed Manchester United with a real opportunity to plug the gap with their two games in hand. United are only three points behind. Read More

Stan Collymore Slams This Transfer Decision Taken by Jurgen Klopp

April 28, 2017

Former Liverpool forward Stan Collymore reckons that Jurgen Klopp should have swallowed his pride and kept Mamadou Sakho in the team.


The former Paris St Germain defender has been rated as one of the top defenders in the Premier League, but he has been susceptible to the odd issues off the pitch. After being involved in one such issue during pre-season,Sakho was forced out of the first team been definitely. The 27-year-old sat out of the first half of the campaign, and he was allowed to join Crystal Palace on a loan deal till the end of the season.

Collymore says that Sakho was clearly the best defender when it comes to dealing with balls in the box. However, letting him go meant that Jurgen Klopp currently has a back four which is completely unfit for this purpose. Collymore reckons that it has been one of the main factors behind the club conceding an excessive amount of goals. Read More

Jurgen Klopp Maintains Silence about Mamadou Sakho

March 28, 2017

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp continued to remain silent about the future of Mamadou Sakho, despite the player mode featuring in the first team this season.


The French defender was a key part of the last season under the German manager. However, a couple of issues during pre-season resulted in the former Paris St Germain defender being completely frozen out of the first-team action. As a result, he spent the first half of the season training with the under 23 team. After witnessing no chances of returning to the first-team action,Sakho joined Crystal Palace on a loan deal till the end of the season back in January.

Since the move, the 27-year-old has played in two games for the London outfit. He has been able to rejuvenate the Crystal Palace team by keeping to clean sheets.Sakho was also outstanding in both these games. At the same time, Liverpool have also struggled in terms of defensive performances. Read More

Anything Other Than Top Four Will Be Disaster, Says Steve McManaman

Anything Other Than Top Four Will Be Disaster, Says Steve McManaman

March 5, 2017

Liverpool legend Steve McManaman says that manager Jurgen Klopp can have no excuses with regard to meeting the objective of finishing in the top four.


Qualification for the Champions League remains is the most important priority for Liverpool. At the start of January, the club was seen as the main challenges for Chelsea, who were on a 13 game winning run that had just come to an end. Since then, a run of just one league victory has seen the team slip outside the top four and almost certainly out of the title race. Liverpool are 11 points behind Chelsea having played the same number of games.

Manager Jurgen Klopp also made the mistake of fielding youngsters for the cup competitions – EFL Cup and FA Cup. This has had a catastrophic effect on the team since they were dumped out of the competition in the early stages. Klopp recently admitted that his mistakes when it comes to team selection in the cup competitions. Read More

LIVERPOOL CRASH OUT OF THE FA CUP

February 7, 2017

Premier League side Liverpool have crashed out of the FA Cup after losing at home in a surprising manner to Wolverhampton.


The loss adds to the problems at Anfield after they threw away a chance to continue the race against Chelsea, then losing to Southampton in the EFL Cup semi finals. There have been so many disappointments within one week as it seems the team might end up trophyless again this campaign. They ended up without any title win last year but at least they got to two finals. This year they seem so far away.

Wolves stunned the Reds when Richard Stearman scored in the first minute. He latched onto a Helder Costa free kick to calm the home fans. Wolves did not stop at that, they scored the second before the end of the first half. Same Costa set up Andreas Weimann who easily dribbled Loris Karius to get the goal.

A subdued Liverpool team could not get the goals in. However, Divock Origi got one in and tried forcing another game when he sought to equal the scoreline but it didn’t quite happen. The loss made the third defeat at home in a week – a record that had been long standing until Swansea wrecked them. Read More

Should Liverpool Make Move For Joe Hart in the Summer?

Should Liverpool Make Move For Joe Hart in the Summer?

January 26, 2017

Liverpool are going strong in the Premier League at the moment and are very much in the running for the league title. Jurgen Klopp has taken the team to a new level, and the players are competing well with their counterparts at Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal.

The Reds have a fearsome attacking unit. Philippe Coutinho is one of the best playmakers in the Premier League, Roberto Firmino has stepped up his game under manager Klopp, Adam Lallana seems to have found his mojo under the German, while Sadio Mane is scoring goals and has proven to be a superb signing. Read More