Read Klopp’s Reaction To Star Player’s Chip
Yet another victory and a clean sheet for Liverpool, but was Klopp satisfied with the goal keeper’s chip?
Liverpool were in front as they led through Mohammed Salah against Brighton but when the tension was high in the second half, the shot-stopper decided to entertain the fans by outrageously flicking over the ball pass Knockaert.
He took not just the attention of the crowd but also their breathes away as they watched and applauded his effort.
He also tried to swerve the ball squarely and nearly lost the ball but was lucky to have escaped by extending his leg to push the ball away from Brighton’s striker.
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However, Klopp was more concerned about the last minute save that would have ended their clean sheet and perhaps the much needed three point.
“The chip was not too cool. Allison is a goal keeper who can obviously play football. He is confident enough to do it. Its all okay. He did it to sort the situation. I like the save more than the chip!”
“I had few centre-backs who were able to do things that a centre-back should not do. Matt Hummels constantly did things where we thought it made no sense but it ended up being good.” Said Klopp.
If any of the skills didn’t end well, he would probably have walked alone. Liverpool are currently on top of the table with 9 points and will look forward to continuing this flying form in the next fixture against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on the 1st of September.
Man Utd Considering January Move For Ex-Premier League Player
Premier League giants Manchester United are considering a possible move for Juventus midfielder Emre Can ahead of the resumption of the transfer window next year.
This is according to the latest reports coming out of the media in the United Kingdom.
Manchester United are expected to boost their squad in the New Year after their poor start to the new Premier League season.
The specific report from Sky Sports said that Manchester United want to sign Emre Can during the winter transfer window in two months time.
Emre Can was on the payroll of Premier League leaders Liverpool for four years before he left the club for Italian Serie A giants Juventus at the end of last season.
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The German international midfielder joined Liverpool from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2014.
He left Liverpool after his contract with the Merseyside giants ended.
Emre Can signed for Juventus on a free transfer last summer.
He was a regular part of the first team under the managerial reign of Maximiliano Allegri but his situation has changed since the Italian manager was replaced by compatriot Maurizio Sarri at Juventus.
Emre Can is surplus to requirements in the Juventus midfield under Sarri.
Former Premier League Manager Predicted United Vs Liverpool Outcome
United vs Liverpool clash has always been one fixture everyone wants to watch due to the rivalry between both clubs, and the successes both clubs have achieved in the league since its inception.
Sunday offers football fans, coaches and pundits the opportunity to witness another epic battle between the two most successful Premier League sides as United welcome the Reds to the Theatre of Dreams.
Former players, coaches, football experts and fans have been analyzing the possible outcome of the encounter, and here is Harry Redknapp’s prediction.
The former Tottenham manager believes the Reds would emerge the winner after 90 minutes of action because of their current form which has see them recorded eight back-to-back victories this season.
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In his analysis, Redknapp reiterated that Solskjaer’s team didn’t have the required quality to withstand Liverpool’s threat judging by their recent form.
“They (United) do have the boost of Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka being available again, but the squad still looks light [in quality]”
He also stressed that the host lack creativity at the middle of the pitch and Pogba’s unavailability will add more to their woes against the Merseyside club on Sunday.
“A lack of creativity has been the main reason they find themselves down in twelfth position and Paul Pogba will now join goalkeeper David De Gea in missing out on this weekend’s huge match through injury.”
Solskjaer Provides Update On Injured Man Utd Player
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided an injury update on one of his players.
Solskjaer talked about David De Gea during his pre-match press conference ahead of the blockbuster Premier League meeting with rivals Liverpool.
The Manchester United boss is no stranger to the rivalry between his club and Premier League leaders Liverpool and the said rivalry will be rekindled this weekend when the two teams meet at the Theatre of Dreams on Sunday evening.
Ahead of the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave an injury update on his team especially on David De Gea who suffered an injury during the just concluded international break while he was playing for his country.
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De Gea suffered a groin injury while he was on international duty with the Spanish national team.
He went off injured during the game between Spain and Sweden in Solna.
The Euro 2020 qualifier between Sweden and Spain ended in a 1-1 draw as the former champions booked their place at the tournament proper.
On the injury to De Gea, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said that the injury is not bad as first feared before adding that the Spanish international shot stopper is unlikely to be fit for the weekend’s game at home to Liverpool.
First Words From Greenwood After Signing New Contract
Manchester United youngster, Mason Greenwood, has broken his silence after signing a new four-year contract with the Red Devils on Friday.
The youngster, who has been with the club since his was six, was awarded a new contract for his brilliant start to his first-team career under Solskjaer this season.
Here is a full script of what he said to the club’s official website after putting pen to paper:
“Having grown up as a Manchester United fan, playing for the first team is a real dream come true. I know that, when I play for this club, I represent the whole Academy and I want to repay the faith that my coaches have shown in me with my performances on
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“I am learning all the time from the manager and his coaching staff and I know that this is the perfect club to help me reach my potential.
This will come as good news to all United fans and their manager Solskjaer, who had no option but to run to the player for help when Martial and Rashford were out injured in September.
With two goals in nine matches, it obvious that the youngster is far from being a finished product yet. Nonetheless, he is a great talent United will be happy to nurture into one of the world’s best strikers in the nearest future.
Man City Join Man Utd In Race To Sign Goalscoring Machine
Premier League champions Manchester City have joined City rivals Manchester United in the race to sign goalscoring machine Erling Haaland.
This is according to the latest reports in the British media.
Erling Haaland plays his club football for Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg at the moment.
He has been in fantastic form for Red Bull Salzburg with a return of 18 goals in 11 games.
Erling Haaland was formerly on the payroll of Norwegian top flight side Molde.
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The Norwegian international was watched by scouts from Premier League champions Manchester City during a Champions League game.
Manchester City scouts were in attendance to run the rule over the player during the Champions League match between Liverpool and Red Bull Salzburg.
He ended on the losing side as his Red Bull Salzburg side suffered a slim 4-3 loss to the reigning European champions.
That Liverpool game was on Matchday Two and Erling Haaland scored one of the goals for Red Bull Salzburg as they recovered from three goals down to level scores at 3-3 before Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah scored for the second time in the game to give the Reds victory and the three points at stake.
Haaland scored three goals against Genk FC of Belgium on Matchday One.
No Premier League Transfer For Chelsea, Man Utd Target
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has played down transfer rumors linking him with a move to the Premier League when the transfer market reopens next year.
This is according to the publication from popular British media outlet TalkSports which revealed that the Croatian international player is not keen to move his family away from his base in Spain.
Ivan Rakitic has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United in recent days as the Red Devils try to bolster their squad for the second half of the season.
Manchester United are currently languishing in the bottom places on the Premier League table and they are looking to boost their playing squad.
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Rakitic was earlier linked with Chelsea and Manchester United during the summer but nothing happened as he stayed on to fight for his place at Barcelona.
He has moved from a first team player to a fringe player at Barcelona since the start of this season following the summer arrival of Frenkie De Hong from Ajax Amsterdam FC of the Netherlands.
Barcelona paid Ajax around 75 million euros for the transfer of Dutch international De Jong.
Ivan Rakitic has less than two years left on his Barcelona contract at the moment.
Liverpool Star Declares Himself Fit For Man Utd Clash
Liverpool defender Joel Matip has declared himself fit for the crucial Premier League clash with Manchester United later this weekend.
In the biggest game of the weekend on the European football scene, Manchester United will entertain Liverpool at the Theatre of Dreams on Sunday evening.
Joel Matip is back in contention for selection ahead of the Manchester United game after he recovered from the injury that forced him to miss the last two Liverpool games.
The Cameroonian international defender sustained the injury during the penultimate league game at the home of Sheffield United.
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Joel Matip helped Liverpool keep a clean sheet as the Reds maintained their perfect start to the new Premier League campaign with a slim 1-0 away win over the newly promoted team.
Georginio Wijnaldum scored the only goal of the game against the Blades.
The Dutch international capitalised on the mistake of Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson to give Liverpool the much needed win.
Joel Matip went on to miss the 4-3 win over Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg at home as well as the late win over Leicester City at Anfield.
James Milner scored a late penalty to give Liverpool their 17th league win in a row with a 2-1 victory over Leicester City at home.
Real Madrid Close To Signing Paul Pogba
Manchester United could fail to prevent Madrid from luring Paul Pogba to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the January window following Zidane’s ‘personal meeting’ with his countryman during the international break.
The 26-year-old midfielder has been a longtime target for the Real Madrid gaffer but all his efforts to have the player under his watch have been fruitless.
Zidane was close to signing Pogba in the summer following Mino Raiola’s transfer comments on the player’s future at Old Trafford but United were active enough to block every negotiation from materializing.
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Considering the latest discussion between the two Frenchmen, it won’t be out of place to suggest that Pogba’s days at Old Trafford are numbered and it could come to an abrupt end in January.
He still has two years left on his contract with the Red Devils but could be released by United as long as Solskjaer finds his replacement.
Meanwhile, the World Cup winner won’t be available for selection against Liverpool on Sunday due to an ankle injury which has kept him out of action for several weeks.
Scott mcTominay and —probably — Nemanja Matic could be given the nod to start alongside Juan Mata or Fred at the middle of the pitch.