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Klopp makes fans demand ahead of Champions League

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has demanded for the support of the club fans when they line up against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday night.

The Reds team hope to bounce back after a disappointing 1-0 defeat suffered in the hands of Italian giants Napoli in the last Champions League game.

However, Klopp is a lover of the fans and he has enjoyed their support which makes him always clamour for more support from the crowd.

According to him, he played football in his days without the fans and the spectators in the stadium because the people in the environment were not interested in the round leather game.

He hailed the followers of the game in England stating that their support is second to none and he hopes the singing and chants come against when the welcome another Reds to the Anfield.

Liverpool have got their first defeat against Napoli this season but ended up as the second runner-up in last season’s Champions League as they were beaten by Spanish giants Real Madrid for the trophy

The Reds have got same chance this season having started on a good spirit but they must keep the performance level up to be able to take the day.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.

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Real Madrid Leading Race For £44m Man Utd Target

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Champions League holders Real Madrid are the favourites to sign FC Porto defender Eder Militao according to reports emanating from the media in the United Kingdom.

Spanish newspaper Marca claim that the Los Merengues are leading the race for the talented player.

Manchester United are also in the running to sign the player who can play in three different positions.

Eder Militao has played a lot of games for FC Porto as a centre back this season in addition to the fact that he can also play as a defensive midfielder.

The 20-year-old started his career as a right-back.

Eder Militao has been turning heads at clubs like Real Madrid, AC Milan and Manchester United with his performances for Portuguese champions FC Porto.

It’s his first campaign with the former European champions having joined them from Brazilian Serie A club Sao Paulo last summer.

He has a £44m (€50m) release clause in the contract that took him from Sao Paulo to FC Porto at the start of this season.

The Brazilian utility defender has propelled FC Porto to the top of the league table in Portugal as well as the last 16 of the Champions League.

They trail Italian club AS Roma 2-1 ahead of the second leg in Portugal next month.

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How 28-Year-Old Serie A Star Snubbed Man Utd Transfer

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Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has revealed how he snubbed Premier League giants Manchester United to stay in Turin.

The 28-year-old midfielder spoke about the Red Devils’ interest in an interview with II Giornale.

Miralem Pjanic confirmed that there were strong interest from other European sides Barcelona and Manchester United but he didn’t have to think much before opting to stay at Juventus.

The Bosnian international also went on to commit his long-term future to his Italian Serie A club by signing a new five-year contract at the Juventus Stadium.

He’s very happy with his decision to stay at Juventus which has afforded him the opportunity to play with Cristiano Ronaldo whom he praised during the aforementioned interview.

Miralem Pjanic commended the positive impact of Cristiano Ronaldo since his club-record transfer from European champions Real Madrid last summer.

Ronaldo joined the Italians for a fee believed to be around €100m plus add-ons.

The 33-year-old has starred for Juventus in their run to the top of the Italian Serie A table.

Juventus are also in contention for the Champions League title with many pundits tipping the Old Lady to win a first European title for 23 years.

The last triumph came during the 1995/96 season.

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Betting Preview: Atletico Madrid vs Juventus: Goals Unlikely

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Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid are making a return to the knockout stage of Champions League against favourites Juventus.

Atletico Madrid missed out on the knockout stage last season after they were beaten to a spot in the last 16 by AS Roma and Chelsea.

Diego Simeone and his players dropped down to the Europa League as a result but it turned out to be positive after they defeated French Ligue 1 giants Marseille 2-0 in their final clash to win the competition.

They’ll be facing one of the favourites of the competition in Italian Serie A champions Juventus who have equipped their squad with Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

According to Bet9ja, Hosts Atletico Madrid are at the odds of 2.80 to beat their Italian opposition in the first leg of the last 16 clashes.

Juventus won five of their six games in the Champions League this season and are at the odds of 2.82 to see off Atletico Madrid buoyed by Ronaldo who has now scored 20 goals this season.

He scored his 20th goal of the season in the 3-0 win over Frosinone in their last league outing on Friday night.

Atletico Madrid and Juventus have the best defensive record in Spain and Italy respectively.

Goals could be a scarce commodity during the game with Bet9ja offering 1.48 for under 2.5 goals.

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Arsenal To Reignite Interest In £17m La Liga Midfielder

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North London giants Arsenal will revive their interest in Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega in the summer according to reports emanating from the media in the United Kingdom.

Daily Mirror claim that Arsenal manager Unai Emery has identified Ever Banega as the man to replace Juve-bound Aaron Ramsey.

Welsh international star Ramsey will leave Arsenal for Italian Serie A champions Juventus in the summer after his Gunners contract expires.

The 28-year-old has few months left on his current Arsenal deal and he has already signed a pre-contract agreement with the Italians.

He’s said to have signed a four-year contract worth £400,000 on a weekly basis before tax.

Aaron Ramsey is the longest serving player in the Arsenal squad after joining in 2008.

Ever Banega could replace Ramsey in the Arsenal squad this summer.

Arsenal tried to sign the Sevilla midfielder during the recently concluded winter transfer window but lack of funds meant that the Gunners had to wait till the summer.

Sevilla were not ready to let Banega leave the club on loan.

The Spaniards wanted a permanent deal which was out of the reach of the Gunners last month.

The Argentine international has a £17m release clause at Sevilla which makes it easy for Arsenal to swoop for him in the summer.

Banega, 30, is no stranger to the methods of Unai Emery whom he worked with at Valencia and Sevilla.

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Arsenal To Make Permanent Move For 25-Year-Old Star

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North London giants Arsenal are primed to make the loan deal for Spanish midfielder Denis Suarez permanent in the summer.

This is according to the publication from the Daily Star which claim that both parties (Arsenal and Denis Suarez) are keen to make his transfer a permanent one.

Denis Suarez, 25, joined Arsenal on a short-term loan deal from Spanish La La champions until the end of the season with the option to make the loan contract permanent this summer.

The Spaniard became an Arsenal player on the final day of the winter transfer window.

Denis Suarez extended his Barcelona contract by one year until 2021 before joining the Gunners for the remainder of the season.

The aforementioned publication says that senior Arsenal officials have been impressed with his enthusiasm since he became a Gunner.

It was also revealed that Denis Suarez has been smitten by London and he’s ready to join Arsenal permanently.

Barcelona won’t pose much problems to Arsenal in their quest to sign Denis Suarez.

The one-cap Spanish international has made three appearances for Arsenal since his move last month.

He’s yet to make a start for the Gunners who are chasing honours in both the Premier League and Europa League.

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Arsenal In £5m Summer Bid For Swiss Defender

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Premier League giants Arsenal are eyeing a cut-price deal for highly rated FC Basel defender Eray Comert ahead of this summer’s transfer window according to widespread reports in the media.

The Daily Mail revealed that the Gunners have already watched the player on several occasions this season as they try to sign him from his Swiss club in the summer.

Eray Comert is enjoying a breakthrough season for FC Basel and his form has prompted interest from North London giants Arsenal.

The 21-year-old centre back could leave FC Basel for a small transfer fee this summer due to the fact that he has just 18 months left on his current contract at his club.

The Swiss defender has already rejected two offers to sign a new FC Basel contract.

Swiss giants FC Basel will ask for a £5m transfer fee if the player wants to leave the club in the summer when he’ll have just one year left.

Arsenal could replicate the bargain deal they had in the summer with Matteo Guendouzi.

The Gunners signed Guendouzi from French second tier club Lorient at the start of the season in a £7m deal and he has been in very good form for his team in his debut campaign for Arsenal.

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Arsenal Identify Potential Replacement for Outgoing Cech

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Nick Pope

Former Champions League finalists Arsenal have identified the man to take the gloves from veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech when he retires at the end of this season.

Petr Cech has already confirmed that he will hang his gloves at the end of an illustrious playing career this summer.

The Premier League legend has been a wonderful servant for both Chelsea and Arsenal since he came to England in 2004.

He won four league titles and the 2012 Champions League title at the expense of German champions Bayern Munich whom Chelsea beat on penalties.

Ex-Czech Republic international shot stopper signed for Arsenal from London rivals Chelsea in a £10 deal in 2015 and he was the first choice until earlier this season.

Cech has won two FA Cup titles with the Gunners.

Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope could be the man to replace Petr Cech at Arsenal when he retires.

England national team goalkeeper Pope has not been able to reclaim his first team spot at Burnley following his return from injury.

Tom Heaton and Joe Hart have been preferred this season by the Burnley manager Sean Dyche.

Nick Pope was instrumental to the Clarets’ run to Europa League qualification from the top flight of English football.

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Arsenal Face North London Threat For 27-Year-Old La Liga Defender

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Arsenal will have to see off the transfer challenge of North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the bid to boost their squad with Real Betis defender Aissa Mandi following the news that Spurs have registered a strong interest in the player.

According to El Desmarque, Tottenham are monitoring the player’s situation at Real Betis with the view to making a move for the player in the summer.

Aissa Mandi has been ever-present for his Real Betis side this season.

The 27-year-old has been in very good form for his Spanish La Liga club.

Mandi has made 34 appearances for Real Betis in all competitions this season.

The Algerian international is a versatile player that can play in three positions defensively.

He can play as a centre back as well as on the fullbacks (whether left-back or right-back).

Arsenal have had a lot of problems on the defensive front since the season started with Gunners boss Unai Emery failing to stem the tide.

The North Londoners have one of the worst defensive records in the top ten of the Premier League table with just four clean sheets in the league since the start of this campaign.

Arsenal have not been helped with long-term injuries to the duo of Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin.

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Man United Need 2 to 3 Signings To Win Major Honours

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Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is certain that the Red Devils are two or three signings away from winning major honours again.

The former Red Devils winger spoke about his former club in a recent interview monitored by football365.

Ryan Giggs also said that former teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the man for the permanent manager’s job at Old Trafford and that Manchester United bosses need to back him in the transfer window.

Giggs is the Welsh national team manager having been appointed last year.

He wants transfer backing for Solskjaer so that Manchester United can start to win major honours like the Premier League title and the Champions League title.

The last Premier League triumph came in the final season of legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Manchester United last won a league title during the 2012/13 season.

They had won their last Champions League five years earlier via a penalty shootout win over Premier League rivals Chelsea in Moscow.

Manchester United finished last season without a trophy but the Red Devils are in the hunt to win this season’s FA Cup.

They will face Wolverhampton Wanderers in the quarterfinals after they defeated Chelsea 2-0 on Monday night to book their last eight spot.

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Why Sarri ball is not working

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West London outfit Chelsea were again defeated in front of their fans at the Stamford Bridge on Monday night by Man United in the round of the FA Cup.

No thanks to Paul Pogba and Herrera who ensured they add more woes to the Blues boss Maurizio Sarri who is known to be under pressure especially after the initial 6-0 humiliation against Man City.

In his reaction, Paul Merson, football analyst stated that the pattern of the former Napoli boss is a lazy tactic and it will not work out in England as the West London outfit saw their fifth defeat in their last 10 games of the season across all competitions.

This has called for questioning over the tactics and playing style by the Italian boss who has ever won ay trophy as a manager in his history.

Paul Merson stated that the West London outfit have not got the money power to be able to spend big on defenders like Man City which is the reason why his style will not work out because his players have not got the ability to carry out the instructions.

He therefore hint that the Blues made the wrong choice because Maurizio Sarri had always employed the Sarri Ball style but has never won a title.

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