Two Strikers Liverpool Should Target in the Summer

Two Strikers Liverpool Should Target in the Summer

January 24, 2017

Liverpool have progressed quite well under manager Jurgen Klopp and are in the running for the Premier League title this season. It will not be easy to catch league leaders Chelsea, but the Reds certainly have a great chance of at least finishing in the top four.

It is remarkable that Liverpool are doing so well without a ‘natural striker’ in form. Divock Origi has scored only four goals in the Premier League, while Daniel Sturridge has found the net only twice in the league. Roberto Firmino has operated as a forward this season, but his goal tally in the league has yet to hit double figure.

Liverpool are playing attacking, attractive football and are also scoring goals, but going forward, the Merseyside outfit need to sign a proven goalscorer. After all, if the Reds play in the Champions League next season, which seems to be highly likely given the odds on Betway, they would need someone to score regularly.

It is not going to be easy for Liverpool to recruit a quality striker in the January transfer window. After all, how many clubs would be willing to part company with their best strikers even for a good amount of money? It is in the summer transfer window that the Merseyside outfit should try to sign a top striker. Below are two strikers that Liverpool should look at signing for the 2017-18 campaign and beyond:

Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon)

Alexandre Lacazette has been at Lyon all his career so far, although he has been linked with Arsenal on more than one occasion. The France international is one of the best forwards in mainland Europe and is only 25 years of age.

Lyon have sold their best players over the years, and Liverpool should try their chance with a bid for Lacazette in the summer transfer window. The 25-year-old’s record in Ligue 1 is stunning – he has scored 17 goals already this season and found the net 21 times during the 2015-16 campaign – and he would be a brilliant signing for the Reds.

Moreover, Lacazette has experience of playing in the Champions League. It would come in handy for Liverpool if they feature in Europe’s premier club competition next season.

Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao)

Inaki Williams is not a very prolific forward, but he is only 22 years of age and has a lot of potential. The youngster has already earned a cap for the Spain national team, underlining his promise and quality.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp likes to work with young and raw talent, and Williams would suit the German. The Athletic Bilbao forward has scored only two goals in La Liga so far this season, but he has created 17 chances.

The problem that Liverpool could face is the youngster’s buyout clause, which is €50 million (£43.07m). It is quite a lot of money for someone who scored just 8 La Liga matches last season. This could be a gamble for Liverpool, but it could be worth it in the long run.

Jurgen Klopp Revels in Deserved 2-1 Victory over Everton

Jurgen Klopp Revels in Deserved 2-1 Victory over Everton

January 22, 2017

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp felt that his team fully deserved the 1-0 win over Everton on Monday night.

It was the first taste of Merseyside derby at Goodison Park for the German manager, who came to the club last October. After a disappointing 90 minutes of action between the two teams, Sadio Mane stepped up to score the crucial winner in fourth minute of the injury time. It was a sickening blow for the home team and they were given little time to recover from this setback. After having enjoyed a 2-1 win over Arsenal only a few days ago, the home team were coming in with a lot of confidence.

Klopp says that the presence of the home support was like a 12th man for Everton. However, they were rarely aroused in the game after things did not create much opportunities to speak about. Liverpool enjoyed possession of the ball in huge numbers, but they could come up with only four shots on target. Read More

Could Barcelona Move For Philippe Coutinho In January?

Could Barcelona Move For Philippe Coutinho In January?

January 20, 2017

Simply put, Philippe Coutinho is a special talent. The Brazil star has been a pivotal figure at Anfield since moving to Liverpool from Inter Milan in 2013 and Jurgen Klopp has attempted to build his current squad around the 24-year-old.

Coutinho’s creativity and influence in attacking areas has helped Liverpool to carve defences apart this season and it would be fair to claim that the Brazilian is one of the frontrunners for the PFA Player of the Year award. Read More


January 11, 2017

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his side’s having a hard time keeping up with – not the Kardashians but – Antonio Conte’s high-flying Chelsea side. The German made this known during a post-match conference following The Reds 2-2 draw with Sunderland.

Chelsea stay 3 points off second place Arsenal and their 1-0 win over West Brom on Sunday see them go 6 points clear off The Reds. Read More

Jurgen Klopp Wants to Write own History at Liverpool

December 13, 2016

After going top of the table following a 6-1 win over Watford, Liverpool have managed to capture the attention of the entire English league.

Jurgen Klopp came to the club at a time when they were struggling after the sacking of Brendan Rodgers. The Northern Irishman was struggling to lead the club when they had two competitions to cover. After showing flashes of brilliance in his first season at the club, Liverpool are moving up the gears in his second campaign. The German was widely praised for his ability to take Borussia Dortmund to great heights without spending much.

He seems to be repeating the trait at Anfield. The current league position has sparked talk about yet another title challenge at Anfield. One of the greatest clubs in England, Liverpool are now only 2nd to Manchester United when it comes to the most number of league titles.

However, they have not won the English Championship in more than 25 years. A few managers have come close to ending this wait but without success. The mantle now goes towards Klopp, but the German insisted that he does not want to be compared with the past because he is writing his own history.

Even after the win against Watford, Klopp tried to remain grounded by choosing to focus on the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City.”It’s a really good moment and I know that everybody compares with the past, especially at Liverpool. Three years ago, 10, five, 25 years ago – but this team is new, we are new. Our story started a few months ago so you cannot compare us with anyone else. If everybody wants to say ‘We wait now for 20-something years for silverware’ or whatever, we can say ‘Okay, we (have) tried, actually, only since a year’,” said Klopp.

Jurgen Klopp reveals details concerning the players that aren’t good enough

November 29, 2016

Jurgen Klopp and the supporters of Liverpool are extremely happy to see the club at the top of the Premier League with 26 points secured from their 11 opening league matches and the German manager has recently revealed details concerning what he considers when selecting his first-team players.

Something that Klopp stated in regards to one of Liverpool’s players not being good enough to make it into the first-team is that those performers are usually just sent to a suitable team in the 2nd division of England, although this is a method that has traditionally been utilized by many clubs from around the world, so it’s not really a shocking thing to hear.

Even though this method is not innovative, Jurgen Klopp did say that this is a very important thing to do for those players that just can’t make it into his main team as this gives those players the chance to develop further and learn many things, even if it’s not with his own team.

“It’s good for their development and good for us that we can make the joys and decisions about their futures at LFC. If we have to make a decision that a player is not good enough for the Liverpool first-team then they need to be good enough for another Premier League club or minimum a Championship club. That is what we have to create, we have to give them the opportunity and that is what we are doing’’

“They can still stay a little longer in their situation and be patient, they can use the time in the corner with not the biggest public watching, not lots of people asking about you and watching each step of you.Hopefully we can bring through a few of them in the red shirt of Liverpool at Anfield in the first-team. That is the dream of all of us.” Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp said.

Klopp intends to retire after maybe 10 Years

November 20, 2016

There are many coaches who are well past 60 and are still working, but, Jurgen Klopp says he will not stretch his career that far.

Klopp intends to retire after maybe 10 more years of work and then return to the country of his birth to spend the rest of his life in peace.

Klopp’s stint in his Anfield office has gone beyond 12 months and he hints that he wouldn’t mind if he has to serve in the same office until he bids goodbye to Football management.

In the media gathering on the eve of Swansea match, Klopp said “Germany is my motherland and that’s where I would like to remain based. I can’t say if I take up another coaching assignment in Germany, but, I would go back just because it’s my home.”

“I don’t actually see myself still on the side lines and giving instructions in my sixties. I would be finished by the time I get to that age and if after retirement, I find that Liverpool was the last club I coached, I would feel proud because my CV would then display three brilliant teams.” Read More

Liverpool Cannot Be Defensive Due to Heritage, says Klopp

October 26, 2016

Manchester United were heavily criticised for their tactics in the recent goalless draw at Anfield.

Jose Mourinho set up his team in a defensive manner and it saw them make only one shot on target in the entire 90 minutes. Liverpool struggled to deal with the opposition being so intent on breaking up their game. David de Gea ended up making some crucial saves to keep United in the match. Even as the next game approaches, Liverpool manager is incensed by the tactics of Jose Mourinho. He says that it would be difficult to play such tactics as the Liverpool manager due to the history of the club.

Liverpool have a great reputation of playing beautiful and attractive football. United also have this heritage – especially under Sir Alex Ferguson – but Mourinho seems to be attracted more towards the results. The Portuguese is in a difficult situation just a few months into his reign at United. The club have not been getting results as they should have been and they sit in a lowly seventh place. United were aware that Liverpool would be extremely strong at Anfield. Mourinho was not too displeased with the solitary point, although it meant that United have taken only one win in the last five games.
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Jurgen Klopp acknowledges that he should not have got as excited

September 27, 2016

Jurgen Klopp acknowledges that he should not have got as excited as he did after the Reds shook the net as many as 4 times back to back in a goal fest at the Emirates Stadium.

As per Klopp, that kind of celebration should be avoided when the final whistle is a long way away as it can take a lot of emotional energy out of you while you still have to keep competing.

However, Klopp reckons achieving the advantage of three goals playing as a visiting team and that too at an incredibly tough place, nobody, not even he, could control himself and it led to an absolutely wild celebration.

The German, at the end of the evening, was amused that his team worked beautifully as a defensive unit as the game was closing in and did not let in the leveller after the advantage was lessened down to one goal by the hosts. Read More

Jurgen Klopp reckons that Liverpool were celebrating too soon

Jurgen Klopp reckons that Liverpool were celebrating too soon

September 5, 2016

Jurgen Klopp reckons that Liverpool were celebrating too soon after scoring four goals against Arsenal during the weekend.

Even though Liverpool were 4-1 up against the home team at the Emirates stadium, they ended up conceding two more goals to ensure a nailbiting finish. The 4-3 victory for Liverpool does mean that they have begun the new 2016-17 season on a positive note. ManagerKlopp, though, will want his team to keep a clean sheet and dominate teams rather than playing out rollercoaster games. After having spent a substantial sum of money, Liverpool want to make strides in the Premier League.

Philippe Coutinho was once again at his best on Sunday and Arsenal found it difficult to stop him from making a significant impact in the game. The Brazilian ended up scoring two goals to start the campaign in the best possible fashion. However, the most impressive player on the pitch was Liverpool’s new signing Sadio Mane. The £ 34 million acquisition from Southampton had a brilliant debut and could be one of the players to watch if he continues this form throughout the campaign. He barely put a foot wrong during the entire game. Adam Lallana scored the other goal before Arsenal tried to stage a remarkable comeback.
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