Chelsea and Liverpool played a 1-1 draw in today’s late Premier League clash. The Reds, who were defeated 2-1 by the Blues on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup, had to come from a goal down to earn a point at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea’s man of the moment Eden Hazard break the deadlock in the 25th minute but Daniel Sturridge got off the bench to rescue the Merseyside club from tasting their first defeat of the season.
There were so many missed chances from both teams throughout the encounter. Shaqiri, Salah, Firmino and Mane all failed to take their chances in the first half of the game.
Here is how Liverpool players fared during the tension-soaking encounter
Alisson – 8/10
The Brazilian has been wonderful for the Reds since his record-breaking switch to Anfield from Roma.
He had a great showing today, first his point-blank save to prevent his compatriot Willian from breaking the deadlock.
Though he had a touch Hazard’s goal, he couldn’t prevent that from entering into the net.
Trent Alexander-Arnold – 5/10
The young defender was often seen at the final half of the pitch, therefore, leaving his primary mission.
He was caught unaware by the Blues experienced wingers. It wasn’t his day because he can do better than what we saw throughout today’s encounter.
Joe Gomez – 8/10
The 21-year-old has grown with so much confidence in just 35 matches with the Reds senior squad.
He was composed and maturely dealt with every attacking move made by the Blues from his position.
Virgil van Dijk – 9/10
The Dutch defender passed a last-minute fitness test and he was given the nod to return to the starting XI by Klopp. His experience and quality was obvious during the crunch tie.
He created a rock-solid partnership with Gomez at the back of the pitch as it takes Hazard’s brilliance to get pass the two defenders.
Andy Robertson – 6/10
Robertson returned to the starting lineup against the Blues but he was found wanting when it comes to joining the attack. It takes him much time to settle into the game and he almost cost his teammates a goal when he allowed Willian to skip past him.
Though he was comfortable under intense pressure from Chelsea’s attackers, he needs to do more in subsequent matches.
Jordan Henderson – 6/10
The Liverpool skipper started the clash but appeared to be lacking full fitness as he was off the game’s pace and quality.
Gini Wijnaldum – 6.5/10
To be fair to the midfielder, he was played out of position by Klopp, so, he shouldn’t be blamed for his less-inspiring display against the Blues.
James Milner – 6/10
It’s not his day, the England international struggle throughout the time he spent on the pitch before being replaced by Klopp. He is surely top player, he will come out good in the next fixture.
Mohamed Salah – 5/10
The player hasn’t hit his last season form so far this season. He was far from impressive and he missed so many goalscoring opportunities.
Sadio Mane – 6/10
It was a quiet day for the Senegalese player, who had no real influence on the team’s final scoreline.
Roberto Firmino – 6.5/10
Like his fellow striking partner, he could do more than what we saw today. The Brazilian didn’t really have a great game today.
Xherdan Shaqiri (on for Mohamed Salah, 66′) – 7/10
Naby Keita (on for Jordan Henderson, 78′) – 8/10
Daniel Sturridge (on for James Milner, 86”) – 9/10
Man Utd Top Target Informs Teammates About Transfer Decision
Leicester City defender Harry Maguire has told his teammates about his next line of action this summer amidst the transfer rumours linking him with a move away from the club this summer.
According to experienced journalist Mark Ogden, Harry Maguire has told Leicester City teammates that he wants to leave the club.
It was further revealed that Manchester United are the only club in the running to sign the player but they have not been able to meet up with the financial demands from Leicester City.
Manchester United made a £70m bid for Harry Maguire earlier this summer and he was swiftly turned down by Leicester City who are holding out for £90m for their star defender.
Harry Maguire became a Leicester City player two years ago on the back of his spell at Hull City.
The 26-year-old signed for the Foxes from Hull City in a deal worth £17m during the summer of 2017.
Since his move to Leicester City, the defender has been a key player for the 2015/16 Premier League title winners.
Manchester United want to sign a new centre back this summer and they have just three weeks to do that before the transfer window closes in August.
58-year-old Manager Rules Out Man Utd Transfer For Midfielder
New Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce has revealed that he wants to keep wantaway midfielder Sean Longstaff at the club beyond this summer’s transfer window.
In a chat with journalists at the Premier League Asia trophy tourney, Steve Bruce said that his target is to keep Longstaff at the club despite the intense transfer rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United.
Steve Bruce is the new Newcastle United manager following his appointment earlier this summer.
The former Manchester United defender replaces Rafael Benitez at Newcastle United ahead of the new season after the Spanish tactician left the club at the end of June.
Rafael Benitez left Newcastle United at the end of his contract last month after three years with the Magpies.
One of the early challenges for Steve Bruce at Newcastle United was keeping Sean Longstaff at the club despite the serious interest from fellow Premier League club Manchester United.
The Red Devils want to sign a new midfielder this summer and young Magpies midfielder Longstaff is at the top of the list of transfer targets.
Newcastle United have slapped a £50m asking price on Longstaff to ward off the interest from former Premier League champions Manchester United.
Man Utd Want 50-goal Striker As Lukaku Replacement
Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly eyeing a move for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner ahead of the new season billed to start in the next few weeks.
According to the Daily Star, Timo Werner could be the man to replace striker Romelu Lukaku at Manchester United.
Romelu Lukaku has been seriously linked with a move to Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan.
New Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte sees Lukaku as the man to lead the line for his team if the Nerazzurri can secure his transfer.
RB Leipzig star Timo Werner has a year left on his current deal at the German Bundesliga outfit and senior club officials have told him to make a decision on his future or risk being dumped with the reserves.
Timo Werner has scored 50 goals in 93 appearances for RB Leipzig since joining the club from fellow German side VfB Stuttgart in 2016.
Apart from Manchester United, Timo Werner has also been linked with reigning European champions Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has set his sights on a move to the Italian Serie A with Inter Milan interested in him but they have not been able to reach an agreement with the Red Devils for his transfer.
AS Roma Sign Arsenal Target On Loan
Italian Serie A giants AS Roma have completed the signing of midfielder Jordan Veretout from fellow top flight side Fiorentina.
French midfielder Veretout has joined AS Roma on loan with the obligation to sign him permanently at the end of his loan spell.
His transfer was confirmed on Saturday by AS Roma.
Jordan Veretout was linked with several clubs this summer before settling for AS Roma who recently appointed Paulo Sousa as their manager.
The Italian capital club was without a manager until his appointment.
Experienced manager Claudio Ranieri took charge of the team earlier this year (March) on a temporary basis till this summer.
The last permanent manager Eusebio Di Francesco resigned from his post in March shortly after the last 16 exit from the Champions League.
AS Roma were knocked out by Portuguese Super League giants FC Porto.
The Italians will pay €16m for Veretout next summer after the end of his one-year loan deal.
Arsenal were one of the clubs interested in him as a possible replacement for Aaron Ramsey who has signed for Italian champions Juventus.
The Gunners are still a body short in midfield after the free transfer exit at the end of his Arsenal contract.
Man Utd Reject €60m Bid For Star Player
Fallen Premier League giants Manchester United have reportedly turned down a big bid from Inter Milan for star striker Romelu Lukaku.
According to Sky Sports, Manchester United have rejected a €60m (£53m) bid for Lukaku from Inter Milan.
The Inter Milan bid for Lukaku was deemed too small by Manchester United who are keen to recoup the money spent on the Belgian international two years ago.
Romelu Lukaku became the second most expensive signing in the history of Manchester United after they paid £75m to sign him from fellow Premier League side Everton in 2017.
Only his pal Paul Pogba has been involved in a more expensive transfer after Manchester United paid £89m for him to return to the club a year earlier before the Lukaku transfer.
Since his transfer to Manchester United, Romelu Lukaku has scored more than any other player at the club.
The 26-year-old scored 27 goals in all competitions in his debut campaign as a Manchester United player during the 2017/18 season.
No other Manchester United player scored more during that campaign.
Romelu Lukaku then went on to score 15 goals for the Red Devils in all competitions last season which was just his second campaign as a Manchester United player.
Man Utd Midfield Target Eyeing Club-record Move To Spurs
Real Betis midfielder Giovanni Lo Celso will tell the club to let him leave for Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
According to the publication from TeamTalk, the Argentine international midfielder has set his sights on a move to the Premier League.
The 23-year-old is keen to link up with compatriot Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
The Manchester United target is presently on holiday after representing Argentina at the just concluded COPA America tournament in Brazil.
Lo Celso and Argentina finished the tournament as the third best team behind runners-up Peru and champions cum hosts Brazil.
The aforementioned publication said that Spurs are ready to spend a Club-record transfer fee of €70m on Giovanni Lo Celso.
It was also revealed that Real Betis would be more than happy to accept the said offer from Spurs despite the fact that he has a release clause of €100m in his current deal with the Spanish La Liga club.
Any Spurs’ move for Giovanni Lo Celso is dependent on the transfer of Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir to Real Betis.
The Spanish club has already agreed on a €30m deal for Nabil Fekir who has just one year left on his Lyon contract at the moment.
Official Man Utd Bid Expected For Bruno Fernandes This Week
Premier League giants Manchester United will make a bid for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes this week according to the player’s agent.
The incoming bid was revealed by popular journalist Duncan Castles via Transfer Window podcast.
According to him, the agent has informed Sporting Lisbon that they should expect a bid from Manchester United for his client.
Bruno Fernandes has been linked with a move to Manchester United for the majority of this summer’s transfer window and a transfer is still a long way from reality due to the high demands from Sporting Lisbon for their player.
The Portuguese international midfielder has a release clause of £88m in his current deal at Sporting Lisbon though recent reports claimed that the club will be more than happy to let him leave for £70m.
The 24-year-old is a top priority for Manchester United in their quest to sign a midfield replacement for Ander Herrera who left the club this summer to join French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
Sporting Lisbon had a good season in the last campaign and Bruno Fernandes was at the heart of it.
The club ended the season with the Portuguese Cup title after the penalty shootout win over rivals FC Porto.
Arsenal Transfer Target Teases Fans With Social Media Video
Gremio attacker Everton Soares has teased Arsenal fans with a social media video amidst the intense transfer rumours linking the player with a move to the club during this summer’s transfer window.
The Arsenal target raised the hopes of the Gunners fans with the video which showed that he’s learning the English language.
Latest media reports claimed that the Gunners are closing in on a move for the Brazilian international attacker.
It was revealed that the North London giants have agreed on a £36m deal for Everton Soares as they try to bolster their squad with a new winger this summer.
Arsenal were said to have reached an agreement for £25m in upfront payment plus £11m in add-ons.
Everton Soares has scored five goals and also added one goal for Brazilian Serie A club Gremio in 13 games in all competitions this season.
The 23-year-old has been in very good form for both club and country.
Everton Soares was an important player for the Brazilian team that won the 2019 COPA America tournament earlier this month.
He was the man-of-the-match for the Selecao who sealed their ninth title in the history of the tournament by beating Peru 3-1.
Everton Soares is seen as a cheaper replacement for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha at Arsenal.
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