Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has given his own analysis on what he feels of the performance of new goalkeeper Alisson Becker who joined the club in the summer.
Alisson has not shown to be a new goalkeeper in the Premier League, having settled down within a short-term and becoming one of the league’s finest goalkeepers.
He has been impressive for the Reds so far and has contributed to why they are yet to be beaten by any of their last 8 opponents in the league this season.
German manager Klopp has admitted the quality Alisson has got as a goalkeeper but noted that he can still get better with time.
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The Liverpool boss explained that a goalkeeper gets better and does some things easily if he sees more games that will expose him to such situations.
According to him, Alisson Becker is not as perfect as people think he is, because he does make mistakes.
However, Klopp hopes Alisson Becker will keep performing throughout the season without any injuries so as to help his side with more saves and clean sheets.
Chelsea, Man United Face Missing Out On This Transfer
Premier League sides Chelsea and Manchester United could both miss out on the signing of Paris Saint Germain (PSG) striker Edinson Cavani after another competitor lodged a bid for the player.
Edinson Cavani is the subject of a €10m bid from Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid who are the frontrunners for the player.
PSG sporting director Leonardo confirmed the Atletico Madrid bid shortly after the French Cup win over Lorient who are in the second tier of French football these days.
Leonardo made this known in a chat with reporters after the Lorient game.
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Chelsea and Manchester United are in the market for a new striker and Edinson Cavani is at the top of their shortlist.
Blues boss Frank Lampard doesn’t trust his striker options of Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi who are backups to leading striker Tammy Abraham who is the leading scorer for his team this season.
Tammy Abraham has scored 15 goals in all competitions this term including 13 goals in the Premier League.
For Manchester United, the striker search has been intensified following the news that leading goalscorer Marcus Rashford will miss a lot of games as a result of a back issue.
Rashford could be out of action until March at least.
Arsenal Decision On Boateng Revealed
Arsenal are reportedly pushing to sign Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng on loan before the end of this January transfer window.
According to the Daily Star, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants to sign a defender on loan before the winter transfer window ends this month and German international Jerome Boateng is the main target.
Arteta had previously said that the Gunners will most likely operate in the loan plus free transfer market this month and that’s exactly what’s happening with Jerome Boateng who has made just nine starts for Bayern Munich in the league this season as the Bavarian giants start to prepare for life without him in their team.
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He has been a mainstay of the Bayern Munich defense for the majority of the last decade and was crucial to the German national team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil which they won by beating Argentina 1-0 after extra time in the final.
Arsenal are a center-back short as a result of the serious knee injury to Calum Chambers and Jerome Boateng could be the man to replace him.
The aforementioned report said that the Gunners will spend big on a central defender in the summer with a £50m transfer for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano in the works.
Man Utd Finally Identify Replacement For Injured Rashford
Manchester United were dealt a big blow last week after topscorer sustained a chronic back injury that’s set to keep him out until March at least.
England international Marcus Rashford is the leading goalscorer at Manchester United with 19 goals in all competitions and he had been carrying a small back injury before it was aggravated during the FA Cup third-round replay with Wolves at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
Rashford came on as a substitute on 64 minutes during that Wolves game at home before he was subbed off with 16 minutes later as a result of the same back problem.
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Manchester United won that game 1-0 through a special goal from Juan Manuel Mata and Rashford was involved in the buildup to that winning goal from the Spaniard.
The price to pay for the Red Devils is that Rashford will miss up to 6-10 weeks with the back problem thus ruling him out until March.
The injury to Rashford has forced Manchester United to rejig their transfer plans and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) striker Edinson Cavani is a major target as a result according to the Daily Star.
Cavani has six months left on his PSG contract at the moment though the French club are reluctant to let him go this month.
Frank Lampard has identified the player he will sign – too much money
Europa League holders Chelsea are eyeing a big-money move for a Premier League defender according to the various reports coming out from the British media.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has money to spend in this transfer window and he has identified the centre back position as one of the areas to strengthen.
The specific publication via the Daily Star revealed that Chelsea are planning a £48m bid for Brighton and Hove Albion skipper Lewis Dunk.
It remains to be seen whether the Seagulls would want to sell Lewis Dunk in the middle of the season as they are in a battle to avoid the drop in the Premier League.
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Lewis Dunk is undoubtedly the best centre back in the Brighton squad.
Frank Lampard and Chelsea have already lost eight games in the Premier League this season. In addition, defence has been the Achilles heel for the Blues this season but they have still managed to keep their place in the top four of the league.
They have a five-point lead over Manchester United with 15 games left to play in the Premier League.
Only the first four spots on the Premier League table will guarantee a place in the Champions League next season.
Edinson Cavani Exit Confirmed Amid Manchester United Transfer
Paris Saint Germain (PSG) manager Thomas Tuchel has made a big declaration on the future of experienced striker Edinson Cavani.
Thomas Tuchel had a chat with reporters shortly after his team defeated French Ligue II opposition Lorient in the French Cup at the weekend.
According to him, its highly unlikely that Edinson Cavani will be at PSG at the end of this present January winter transfer market.
His declaration has fuelled the transfer links involving Edinson Cavani and a lot of European clubs especially the ones in the Premier League.
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Edinson Cavani is attracting interest from three Premier League sides and one Spanish La Liga outfit.
The 32-year-old Uruguayan international player is a top target for Spanish club Atletico Madrid who are the favourites for him.
Atletico Madrid have already made a bid of €10m for Cavani as confirmed by the sporting director at PSG, Leonardo.
According to the PSG sporting director Leonardo via his interview with reporters on Sunday night, they received a bid proposal from Atletico Madrid for the striker and it was rejected.
Bruno Fernandes Sends Manchester United Transfer Message
Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes has reportedly sent a transfer plea to Sporting Lisbon for him to be allowed to make his big move to Premier League giants Manchester United.
Bruno Fernandes has emerged as a top transfer target for the Red Devils in this current January winter market.
The Portuguese international has told his bosses that he wants to complete a transfer to Manchester United before the transfer market comes to an end.
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It was revealed that there’s willingness to do the deal by all parties (Manchester United, Bruno Fernandes and Sporting Lisbon).
Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon have not been able to reach an agreement for the Portuguese international player with the Portuguese club who wants around £70m for their prized asset.
Manchester United have told Sporting Lisbon that their valuation of the player is around £50m and it remains to be seen whether the two teams will reach an agreement for Bruno Fernandes who has scored eight goals and provided seven assists for his Portuguese Super League team this season.
He had scored 32 goals plus assisting 18 other goals in 53 games in all competitions last season.
Man United Officially Make Contract Decision For This Player
Manchester United officials have made a firm transfer decision on the future of injury prone defender Eric Bailly who’s about to enter the last year of his contract at Old Trafford.
According to Sky Sports, Manchester United have decided to trigger a two-year contract extension for Eric Bailly that will take his time at the club to 2022.
Eric Bailly has missed a lot of games for Manchester United in the past years due to several lengthy injuries.
He was the first player signed under the Jose Mourinho managerial era which ended in December 2019.
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The Ivorian international center back signed for Manchester United in a £30m deal from Spanish La Liga team Villarreal.
Eric Bailly would have been a free agent this summer if the Red Devils had decided against giving him a contract extension.
The ex-Villarreal and Espanyol player suffered medial knee ligaments during the league game at home to Chelsea last season (April) only for him to return in pre-season this summer to suffer another knee injury.
Eric Bailly has not played any game for Manchester United because of that injury but he was on the bench for Premier League clash at Liverpool on Sunday evening which ended in a 2-0 defeat.
The Two Players Solskjaer Must Sign In January Revealed
Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs has told manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer where he needs to strengthen in this January transfer window to boost the squad at his disposal at the Theatre of Dreams.
The Manchester United legend advised former club teammate Solskjaer to sign Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish or Leicester City star James Maddison in this transfer window while he was on BeIN Sports for his punditry job.
According to the Welsh national team manager whom spent many years at Old Trafford with Solskjaer, said that the Manchester United team needs a focal point or a no. 10 and a midfielder.
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He also advised Solskjaer to forget about Paul Pogba while trying to sign the aforementioned players as the Frenchman has shown that he can’t be dependable.
Ryan Giggs watched Manchester United suffer at the hands of Liverpool in their Premier League clash on Sunday evening.
The ex-Welsh international winger said that the midfield trio of Fred, Andreas Pereira and Nemanja Matic are not good enough and he was proved right as the midfield players mostly struggled to contain the Liverpool onslaught.
Aside Brazilian international Fred who was able to hold his own against the Liverpool players, the other two midfielders struggled a bit.