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How International break benefit Liverpool ahead of PSG clash




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Having seen PSG forwards Neymar and Mbappe picked up an injury while in action for their respective countries, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp can’t ask for more ahead of their Champions League’s all-important clash against PSG.

The international break has its positive effect on players as it helps them remain in top form and in good shape, however, it could turn out to be a very bad thing for some clubs whenever their players get injured while playing for their fatherland.

In yesterday’s intentional friendly match between Brazil and Cameroon, former Barcelona star Neymar had “a right adductor strain” just seven minutes into the game and was eventually hauled off.

The Seleccao went on to defeat their African opponents by a lone goal which was scored by Everton’s summer signing Richarlison.

The gravity of the injury would be dictated later today as the former Santos and Barcelona star is back to PSG for treatment.

Just like his PSG teammate, France wonderkid Kylian Mbappe was injured in France’s 1-0 victory over Uruguay on Tuesday. The Youngster lasted just 30 minutes of the encounter before bruising his right shoulder.

In their medical report on both players injury, Paris St-German medical team confirmed that Neymar and Mbappe sustained minor injuries but they couldn’t predict how long they will be sidelined until tomorrow.

This report will definitely be a bad one for Thomas Tuchel who needs all his players to be in perfect condition ahead of his clash with Liverpool.

Neymar and Mbappe have both enjoyed a great start to the season as their partnership has produced 26 goals —13 apiece — in all competitions.

As for Jurgen Klopp, this will be a great news, not because he wants to see both players suffer pain but because he knows what havoc their presence could cause his team’s hope of qualifying to the next stage of the competition.

As it stands, it hasn’t been confirmed if both players will miss out, however, the injuries will surely be in Klopp’s favour.

Should Neymar and his injured striking partner recover in time to feature against Liverpool, it is certain their performance won’t be as blistering as it should be due to the fact they are just coming back from injuries.

Meanwhile, Klopp must begin to let his players know the importance of the game against PSG so as to avoid seeing them got carried away by the players respective injuries.

Should they let down their guard, thinking Neymar and Mbappe are just returning from injury or are not included in matchday squad — as the case may be, then they might have themselves to blame at the end of the game.

This is because a certain pacy and deadly Angel Di Maria is still in the team while Edison Cavani is equally capable of causing problems to the Liverpool backline.

Since the addition of Mbappe and Neymar from Monaco and Barcelona respectively, the Uruguayan international has seen his impact in the team reduced dramatically.

He will be hoping to prove a point in their absence and that’s why Klopp’s men need to remain intact and active throughout the upcoming Champions League encounter next week

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Big Decision: Man Utd Make Captaincy Move To Keep Star Player

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Paul Pogba

Three-time European champions Manchester United have reportedly made a big move in their bid to keep star player Paul Pogba at the club beyond this summer.

Manchester United are in serious danger of losing Pogba to another club this season after the French player was linked with an exit.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup winner talked up a possible move to Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid earlier this year as he described it as a dream transfer.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has spoken to reporters about his compatriot in his recent press conferences.

Pogba has also been linked with a move back to Italian champions Juventus whom he spent four years with.

According to the publication from popular media channel ESPN, Manchester United want to do everything possible to retain the player’s services ahead of next season.

It was revealed that the Red Devils want to offer him the captain’s armband in their quest to secure his services for the new campaign scheduled to start on August 9.

Pogba has two years left on his current deal at Manchester United with the option of another year.

He returned to Manchester United in 2016 in a then world-record fee of around £89m.

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Confirmed: Arsenal Target To Stay At Leverkusen

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Kai Havertz

Europa League finalists Arsenal have been dealt a major transfer blow following the news that one of their targets will stay at his German club.

Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz has been strongly linked with a summer move to Arsenal but the young midfielder is almost certain to remain at the Bay Arena next season.

Club manager Peter Bosz confirmed in his recent interview that Kai Havertz will stay at the club beyond this summer.

In a chat with the official TV of Bayer Leverkusen, Bayer 04 TV, Peter Bosz revealed that Havertz will stay at the club next season while he was less convinced about the future of Julian Brandt.

Peter Bosz revealed that Liverpool target Brandt might still stay at the club after Bayer Leverkusen sealed a spot in the Champions League next season.

Bayer Leverkusen qualified for Europe’s premier club competition by beating Hertha Berlin 5-1 on Saturday.

Julian Brandt scored one of the goals for Bayer Leverkusen during the game that could be his last for the German Bundesliga club.

It was his 10th goal for Bayer Leverkusen this season in addition to his 17 assists.

On his part, Kai Havertz has scored 20 goals for Leverkusen this season in all competitions and was previously linked with Arsenal earlier in the season.

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Confirmed: £44m Arsenal-linked Midfielder Open To Atletico Exit

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Thomas Partey

Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey has kept his options open as the transfer window hots up this summer according to the BBC Sports.

It was revealed that the Ghanian international star is open to an exit from Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid with several Premier League clubs keen on a deal for him.

Premier League giants Arsenal and Manchester United are willing to take a chance on the utility player.

Thomas Partey can play in several roles namely as a right-back, centre back and as a midfielder.

He has a £44m release clause in his contract with Atletico Madrid.

Partey is an important player at Atletico Madrid and he has made 42 appearances for the Rojiblancos this season.

The young midfielder is expected to be a key player for the Black Stars of Ghana ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) this summer.

Arsenal and Manchester United are both in need of reinforcements in the midfield position and Thomas Partey could be a perfect candidate for both clubs.

The Gunners need to sign at least a midfield replacement for Juventus-bound Aaron Ramsey this summer after the player agreed on a four-year free transfer deal with the Italian champions.

On their part, Manchester United need a new midfielder for Ander Herrera who’s expected to join French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in the coming weeks.

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Revealed: Ronaldo Wants Ex-Man Utd Manager At Juventus

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Jose Mourinho

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is said to be pushing for the return of Jose Mourinho to the Italian Serie A.

According to Tuttosport, Portuguese national team skipper wants his compatriot to be the next Juventus manager after Maximiliano Allegri.

Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho worked together at Real Madrid for three years between 2010 and 2013 before the former Manchester United boss left the Spanish giants for his second Chelsea spell in the summer of 2013.

Both parties played a big role in the Real Madrid squad that won the Spanish La Liga title during the 2011/12 campaign.

Italian champions Juventus are looking for a new manager after it was confirmed that the aforementioned Allegri will leave the club this summer.

Allegri won an eighth successive league title for Juventus this season.

Top managers like Antonio Conte, Didier Deschamps, Simone Inzaghi, Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino have all been linked with the job.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the biggest player at Juventus and he wants Mourinho to manage the Old Lady as from this summer according to the aforementioned publication.

Mourinho is no stranger to Italy having won the treble at Inter Milan in 2010.

The 56-year-old has not been in the dugout since being sacked by Manchester United in December.

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Big Opposition: Arsenal Face Liverpool Threat For Assist Machine

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Europa League finalists Arsenal will have to deal with the threat of Liverpool in the chase for Bournemouth midfielder Ryan Fraser according to The Sun.

Ryan Fraser had a very good Premier League campaign and it’s not surprising that clubs like Arsenal are on his trail.

Champions League finalists Liverpool are the latest club to join the race to sign the aforementioned Fraser.

The London duo of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur had previously been mentioned as a potential transfer destination for the Scottish international player.

Arsenal see him as a possible replacement for Aaron Ramsey who’s expected to link up with his new teammates at Italian champions Juventus at the end of his contract with the Gunners this summer.

Ramsey has agreed on a free transfer move to Juventus with a four-year contract already signed to make him the highest paid footballer in Great Britain at £400,000 per annum.

Tottenham Hotspur have been short in the midfield area since Belgian international star Moussa Dembele left the club for China in January and Ryan Fraser could provide cover in that department.

For Chelsea, Fraser could be a direct replacement for midfielder Cesc Fabregas who left the Blues in January.

Ryan Fraser scored seven goals and also provided 14 assists during the just concluded Premier League season.

Only Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard (15) bagged more assists than Ryan Fraser who has just one year left on his contract at Bournemouth.

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This big name linked with a move for Sarri’s job

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Italian manager Maurizio Sarri is still unsafe as the West London outfit Chelsea boss with unending reports linking his job to others.

The former Napoli boss has not been on the good books of the Blues’ fans ever since he joined in the last summer transfer window especially as he failed to deliver a title yet despite sneaking into the top-four to secure qualification to the Champions League.

His relationship with the fans remains a major concern for the Blues owner Roman Abramovich who is reportedly considering to sack him after the Europa League clash against Arsenal later on Thursday.

However, out-going Italian manager Massimiliano Allegri is being linked with the job as he has already made it clear that he would move into management immediately with the next club.

Massimiliano Allegri made his decision to leave the Old Lady after his elimination from the Champions League by Ajax earlier on.

There is no doubt about his ability if Maurizio Sarri would be sacked as he helped the Italian outfit with five Serie A titles in addition to leading them to the finals of the Champions League for two years.

With Chelsea not being able to sign new players, it is yet to be seen if the Juventus boss will find it any easy making such a decision.

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Sealed Deal!!! New face spotted at Chelsea’s training ground

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Christian Pulisic

The West London outfit Chelsea are already in the mood for Europa League finals against North London side Arsenal later on Thursday with training already heating up.

One thing that has caught attention from pictures made available from the training ground is the sight of American footballer Christian Pulisic which is a hope for the Blues team.

Christian Pulisic is only a new face at the Stanford Bridge but he had signed for the Blues in January and was allowed to spend the remainder of 2018/19 on loan at Borussia Dortmund, from where he was bought.

From every indication, the Blues team will not be allowed to bring in new players in the summer transfer window owing to the hammer on them by the world football governing body FIFA.

Chelsea have been accused of breaching transfer regulations with foreign minor deals and they are only left with the Court of Arbitration for Sports.

However, Christian Pulisic is expected to give a feel of Eden Hazard at the club as manager Maurizio Sarri is not sure the Belgium international can be replaced.

Howbeit, Christian Pulisic might be the only new face at the North London outfit if the transfer ban is not upturned.

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Report of exit of Liverpool star exciting to fans?

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Adam Lallana

The English Premier League outfit Liverpool fans seem to be comfortable with the report that their star attacking midfielder, Adam Lallana is hoping to leave the club now that the season has ended.

Adam Lallana joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2014 and has been a major part of the team until he fell out of place in the manager Jurgen Klopp’s team.

However, he is considering to quit and return back to his former Club where he began his professional career and this seems to be accepted by a large number of fans who took to social media to express and grant the approval for him to leave.

While some said it is approved, others wished him well and gave him their prayers.

According to WhoScored , the attacking midfielder has not been favoured in the manager Jurgen Klopp’s team as he made just five starts and eight substitute appearances in the Premier League while he has played 104 minutes in the Champions League for Liverpool this season.

It is therefore yet to be seen if manager Jurgen Klopp will insist on having the star player at Anfield or will insist on keeping him for another season but decisions regarding the sales of players would be made after the Champions League finals.

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Marcos Rojo hints at United exit

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Marcos Rojo

The English Premier League outfit Manchester United star player Marcos Rojo has hinted to be on his way out of the Old Trafford.

Marcos Rojo admitted that he would love to return to his country home Argentina before the end of his career.

The Red Devils Defender has not been in the best of form ever since he suffered an injury during the reigns of former manager Jose Mourinho.

It has been suggested that Marcos Rojo’s fitness issues and poor form are  the reason why he seeks to leave the club for other destination unless the situation is able to improve for him.

With manager Ole Gunnar solskjaer keen to have a total overhaul of his team, it will not be out of place to say that the job has been made easy as Marcos Rojo could be part of those that will be leaving.

Their defence  was deficient and weak last season and those that failed to impress would be shown the way out of the club.

Manager Ole Gunnar solskjaer is reportedly going to have a transfer Kitty off £100 million to be able to achieve all of these.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer receives transfer help from former teammates

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The English Premier League outfit Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar solskjaer has not been left alone in the decision to rebuild the team ahead of the coming season.

Rebuilding Manchester United after a very disappointing season involves doing away with a number of players and most importantly, bringing in new players in this coming summer transfer window.

However, ole Gunnar solskjaer was advised by former teammate Darren Fletcher to move in for the signature of Stoke City Defender Nathan Collins and it is reported that he is already working towards that with a bid set to be submitted.

And the Norwegian boss has also been urged to sign Swansea star Daniel James by another teammate Ryan Giggs after it has been revealed that the player will only cost £15 million.

Both players suggested by the former Manchester United players are known to have big qualities, having impressed in the just-concluded season.

They have both been tipped to be able to play at a big level and continue their development if they are eventually signed as Man United players.

Meanwhile, manager Ole Gunnar solskjaer will have his attention on the defence after experiencing all of the errors which halted their qualification to the Champions League.

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