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Van Dijk Speaks On Early Premier League Lead Over Man City

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Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk has had his say on the early lead over Premier League champions Manchester City this season.

Manchester City have won the last two league titles but they trail Liverpool by five points at the top of the Premier League table after seven games.

According to The Mirror, Virgil Van Dijk said that it’s too early to talk about the Premier League title.

Liverpool have won all their seven league games this season including the slim win at the home of newly promoted outfit Sheffield United at the weekend.

The Reds made it seven wins out of seven games with the 1-0 victory over hosts Sheffield United.

Liverpool found things tough until Dutch international Georginio Wijnaldum scored the only goal of the game on the 70th-minute mark.

The win over the Blades opened an eight-point lead over holders Manchester City who played later and were able to reduce the lead back to five points.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola didn’t start the likes of Sergio Aguero and Bernardo Silva but still had more than enough firepower to beat Everton away from home.

The 3-1 win at Everton ensured that Manchester City move within five points of league leaders Liverpool.

Segun is a regular contributor to Thewistle and has worked at several publications, including BEIn and talkSport.

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EPL: What Man United Fans Said About Solskjaer After Liverpool Defeat

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Several Manchester United fans took to the social media to express their frustrations at the result from the latest Premier League visit to Liverpool on Sunday evening.

The Red Devils faithfuls were quick to pick club manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the scapegoat for the Liverpool game which ended in a 2-0 loss through the goals scored by the Reds duo of Virgil Van Dijk and Mohamed Salah on the other side of the haltime interval.

Solskjaer was called a fraud by the Manchester United fans as their were a lot of Ole Out comments on social media during the game.

Manchester United were missing the services of several key players and that played a major role as the Red Devils were completely dominated from start to finish.

Liverpool had a dominant first half against Manchester United and they were rewarded with a powerful header from Virgil Van Dijk before Mohamed Salah scored his first ever goal against the Red Devils to wrap up the points in added time.

Manchester United fail to close the gap on the top four to two points with a win over Liverpool, while the Reds were able to extend their lead at the Premier League summit to 16 points.

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Why This Is The Right Time For Paul Pogba To Leave Manchester United

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Manchester United legend Patrice Evra believes that the time is right for star player Paul Pogba to leave the club.

The ex-Red Devils left-back had always defended Paul Pogba against criticisms and his latest opinion on his former club and national team colleague is for him to leave Manchester United for a new club.

Patrice Evra was on Sky sports as guest analyst for the crunch league game between Liverpool and Manchester United which ended in a 2-0 home win for the Reds.

Virgil Van Dijk and Mohamed Salah scored either side of the interval to give Liverpool a well deserved win which extends their lead at the top of that table to 16 points.

On Paul Pogba, Patrice Evra further said that his compatriot has been made the scapegoat at Manchester United whether he’s involved in a game or not.

According to him, Paul Pogba is heavily criticized for the team’s performance on the pitch whenever he’s involved in the game and also blamed for the lack of results from the Manchester United game whenever the Frenchman is not involved in the game.

Paris Saint Germain (PSG), Juventus and Real Madrid are expected to fight for Paul Pogba this summer as it is increasingly looking like the Frenchman will leave this year.

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What Laryvin Kurzawa Said About Arsenal Transfer?

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Paris Saint Germain (PSG) defender Laryvin Kurzawa has fuelled the transfer rumors of a move to Arsenal with his social media activity.

The French international announced that he has joined Sports Agency ‘the Sports Invest in the UK’ via his official Twitter account.

The latest development has increased speculation of a free transfer move to Arsenal in the summer.

His PSG contract expires in the summer and France Football claimed that the left-back already has an agreement in place to join the Gunners.

Earlier reports had said that PSG demanded small money from Arsenal for the player to move to the Emirates Stadium this month since he has six months to run on his present deal.

Kurzawa, 27, could be the first signing under new manager Mikel Arteta who has spent just one month in his new job.

Mikel Arteta was named the Gunners manager in December 2019 having been player at the club for five years until his retirement in 2016.

He has overseen two wins, three draws and one defeats since his appointment as the Gunners boss last month including the record of just one win in five Premier League games.

Arteta and Arsenal had three draws and one defeats within that league period.

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Why Roma Want Adnan Januzaj After Liverpool’s Shaqiri Snub

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Italian capital club AS Roma have turned their attention to former Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj who is on the payroll of Spanish La Liga side Real Sociedad.

AS Roma are looking for a replacement for wide midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo who will miss several months after a serious knee injury.

Zaniolo is also a big doubt for the 2020 European Championships later this year as a result of the big injury which he sustained during the league game at home to Italian champions Juventus last week Sunday.

His injury marred the game which saw Juventus return to the Italian Serie A summit after several weeks in second position behind fellow title challengers Inter Milan.

Juventus beat AS Roma 2-1 in front of their fans to make it four straight league wins.

Roma had two immediate options for Zaniolo’s replacements but they have been rebuffed in their quest to sign one of the two options.

AC Milan winger Suso and Liverpool star Xerdan Shaqiri were the options for AS Roma.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp categorically said that Shaqiri is not for sale.

Roma have turned their tentacles to Adnan Januzaj who has scored four goals in 12 appearances for his Spanish club.

He’s available on loan with the option of a permanent transfer for £12.7m.

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EPL: Jurgen Klopp Reveals Where Man United Will Finish This Season

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has predicted where opponents Manchester United will finish at the end of this Premier League season.

Jurgen Klopp has been impressed with the quality of Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season and in his latest press conference, the Liverpool boss said that the Red Devils have the quality to finish in the top four places thereby securing qualification into the Champions League for next season.

Jurgen Klopp backed Manchester United to finish the season strongly by nabbing one of the four Champions League slots available for Premier League teams.

Manchester United are the only team to have denied Jurgen Klopp victory in 21 games, although they where beaten by Liverpool in their latest encounter (2-0).

In their previous encounter, Liverpool needed a late strike from substitute Adam Lallana to seal a point in the first game after a first-half strike from Marcus Rashford had given the Red Devils an advantage.

Both teams settled for a 1-1 draw in that league meeting in October 2019.

Klopp doesn’t have a good record against Manchester United with just three wins from 11 games in all competitions including just one win from the last eight games which was the 3-1 win in the corresponding fixture last season.

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EPL: Emre Can Next Club Revealed

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Merseyside club Everton are the latest club to be linked with a move for Juventus midfielder Emre Can who is surplus to requirements at the Italian Serie A outfit.

The interest of Everton in Emre Can was disclosed by the Daily Mirror as it was stated that the Toffees will have to pay £30m to sign him in this winter transfer market.

Emre Can was previously linked with Manchester United as well as German Bundesliga clubs Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.

The ex-Liverpool player ruled out a move to Manchester United out of respect for Liverpool whom he spent four seasons with between 2014 and 2018.

Emre Can left Liverpool at the start of the last campaign shortly after his contract Anfield ran out.

He had signed a four-year contract at Liverpool upon joining them from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014.

Emre Can was a first-team regular under Maximiliano Allegri in his debut season at Juventus but that status has changed since Maurizio Sarri replaced Allegri as the Juventus manager last summer and he was even left out of the Champions League squad for this season last year.

The Everton move will depend on Emre Can and if he wants it due to his history with Liverpool.

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Man United Transfer Decision On James Maddison Revealed

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Manchester United manager has three major transfer targets on his shortlist according to the Daily Mirror and these targets are Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, Aston Villa midfielder cum skipper Jack Grealish and Leicester City midfielder James Maddison.

The newest reports from the British media claimed that Manchester United are ready to jettison their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes if it will block a move for James Maddison who has been in very good form for the Foxes since his transfer from Norwich City some 18 months ago.

James Maddison set Leicester City back to the tune of £22m when he joined them from the Canaries in the summer of 2018.

He is a top target for Manchester United but a move is highly unlikely now as the Red Devils will have to wait till the summer to have any chance of signing him.

Maddison is a one-cap England international and has scored nine goals in all competitions plus three assists in those games.

He has missed just three games all season for the Foxes.

For the past days, Manchester United have been busy with their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon player Bruno Fernandes which has hit the rocks due to the financial demands from his Portuguese team.

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Chelsea Start Timo Werner Transfer Negotiations But Liverpool Join The Battle

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Europa League holders Chelsea have opened preliminary talks with RB Leipzig over star player Timo Werner according to the Daily Star.

It was revealed that the Blues have initiated contract talks with the Germans and that has pushed Premier League rivals Liverpool to accelerate their transfer plans for the £60m striker.

Frank Lampard is keen to sign a new striker to provide competition for Tammy Abraham who has been a top performer for his team in the Premier League this season.

Chelsea have two back-up options to Tammy Abraham in Olivier Giroud and Belgian national team attacker Michy Batshuayi but none is as effective as the England international in front of goal.

Giroud and Batshuayi have not performed at the required levels this season and the two players might also leave the club before this winter transfer window ends on January 31.

Timo Werner is one of the hottest strikers in European football after the German scored 20 goals in the league alone this season.

He took his German Bundesliga tally to 20 goals this season after he netted a brace to help RB Leipzig to a comeback win over Union Berlin.

Timo Werner hit the back of the net twice to lead his team to a 3-1 win over their guests.

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