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Gary Neville is right; Klopp must crash out of Champions League for one reason

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Former Manchester United player Gary Neville reportedly told Jurgen Klopp to focus on winning the domestic glory and forgo his desire to win a European title.

In response to Neville’s suggestion, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reaffirmed his readiness to fight for every trophy during the course of the season.

He further disclosed that his players are more than capable to give full concentration to every match they play irrespective of the trophy they are vying for.

Though the former Borussia Dortmund manager has a very good sportsmanship spirit by making such a claim, the truth is that his team lack the tenancy to succeed in more than two competitions.

Last season, the Reds managed to reach the Champions League final match at the expense of a good outing in the League.

They struggled to end up in the fourth position by the end of the 2017-18 season.

It is safe to say that Klopp sacrificed his chance of winning last season’s Premier League glory to focus on European competition. At the end of the competition, Klopp and his men could only end up with a consolation price – silver medals.

Once bitten, twice shy, Klopp ought to have learnt his lessons – he didn’t have enough firepower to lay claim for three glories in a single season.

Though he can boast of huge talent and many world-class players under his belt, most of them easily get tire during games.

After a brilliant start to this year’s Champions League competition, Liverpool couldn’t maintain their pace as they take their feet off the pedal. They are now third in the group with one game left.

Despite being in the third position, the Merseyside club could still make it through to the next round of the competition — they only need to defeat Napoli at Anfield stadium.

Why Klopp must crash out of Champions League

It is obvious the Reds are not doing pretty well in the European scene, so, why is Klopp still interested in qualifying to next round of the competition when it’s vivid he’s going nowhere with this current form.

With the Reds wonderful run of a result in domestic League, it is obvious they stand a better chance of breaking their 13-year-old trophy drought.

They are unbeaten in the League and they are closely behind City in the race for the glory.

Realistically, Klopp’s men can beat the sky-blue part of Manchester to Premier trophy. This is because former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola isn’t desperate to retain the ultimate prize this term.

According to the Spaniard, Premier League’s glory is never a priority to him and his players, instead, they’re going for the UEFA Champions glory.

The former Bayern Munich manager has his eyes fixed on the European glory, hence, there’s a perfect opportunity for Klopp to end his trophy drought.

Crashing out of European competitions will provide much resting time for the players and that will help them feel refreshed and energized in their mission to win trophies

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Arsenal Officially Agree Loan Deal For Dani Ceballos

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North London giants Arsenal have agreed to a loan deal for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos.

According to BBC journalist David Ornstein, Dani Ceballos would spend the next season on loan at Arsenal without the option of a permanent deal.

The loan deal to Arsenal could be completed as early as Tuesday.

Dani Ceballos had earlier revealed in his last interview that he wants to play more this season and the Spaniard believes that he can make that wish happen at Arsenal.

The 22-year-old was on the outskirts of the Real Madrid team for the majority of last season but he’s expected to get more first-team opportunities at Arsenal.

Dani Ceballos has spent two seasons at Real Madrid since joining from fellow Spanish La Liga club Real Betis.

He was recently part of the Spanish team that won the European u21 Championship this summer.

Dani Ceballos and Spain beat Germany 2-1 in the final of the tournament hosted by Italy and San Marino.

The player would be a direct replacement for Aaron Ramsey who left the Gunners for Juventus this summer.

The Welsh international spent over a decade at Arsenal before leaving the club on a free transfer earlier this summer.

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Liverpool Eyeing Summer Move For German Defender

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Reigning European champions Liverpool are reportedly in the hunt for Augsburg defender Phillip Max during this summer’s transfer window.

According to The Sun, Liverpool want to sign the Augsburg left-back before the end of this transfer window.

Liverpool are in the hunt for a new left-back this summer after the exit of Alberto Moreno this summer.

Spanish international Alberto Moreno left the club at the end of last month after his Liverpool contract expired.

Alberto Moreno was the backup left-back to first choice Andy Robertson at Liverpool before his exit.

The Spaniard has joined La Liga outfit Villarreal on a free transfer at the start of this month.

Moreno was part of the Liverpool team that won last season’s Champions League title at the new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.

The 26-year-old was an unused substitute for Liverpool who won the title by beating fellow Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in their final meeting at the start of last month.

Phillip Max could be his direct replacement at Liverpool ahead of the new season.

Max is a key player for German Bundesliga club Augsburg and the Reds want to sign him.

The 25-year-old is rated at around £18m according to the aforementioned publication.

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Juventus In Talks With Man Utd For Quality Attacker

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Italian Serie A champions Juventus have reportedly opened talks with Manchester United over one of their players.

This is according to popular Italian news outlet Tuttosport which revealed that Juventus are in talks to sell petite attacker Paolo Dybala.

Juventus are said to be in talks with two clubs.

The Italians have been in negotiations with French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and English club Manchester United for the aforementioned player.

Dybala has not resolved his future at Juventus since the Old Lady appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new manager.

Sarri left Chelsea for Juventus this summer after just one season with the west London giants.

The Italian tactician has penned a three-year deal at Juventus until the end of the 2021/22 season.

Paolo Dybala is still on holidays after his exertions for Argentina at the recently concluded COPA America tournament in Brazil.

Hosts Brazil emerged as champions while Dybala and Argentina finished the tournament in the third position ahead of immediate past champions Chile.

Brazil won the tournament on home soil after a 3-1 win over surprise finalists Peru.

Paolo Dybala is expected to return to Juventus in the coming days after his holiday.

The rest of the Juventus are in the United States at the moment for the International Champions Cup (ICC).

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