Rangers boss Steven Gerrard wants more players this summer. The former Liverpool academy boss has made ten changes already since taking over but he is not yet satisfied with the current crop. He is confident that the team will be “different” from that of last year.
He is looking to add one centre half this summer. Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic joined from Brighton and SlavenBelupo respectively. However Gerrard wants at least one more in the heart of the defence.
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Serie A champs Juventus are in the market to land Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian, as per reports. Juventus, who are under pressure in the league in the face of sustained lead by Napoli, want to sign the Red Devils man. The Bianconeri are not expected to make any transfer this January but will move for fresh legs in the summer.
Juventus have been linked with a move for PietroPellegri of Genoa but it will cost them around €10 million including bonuses. There are two other players that have been linked to them but they will likely happen after the World Cup if at all they will happen. Continue reading Juventus Want United’s Darmian
Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp said that it is not easy to solve Liverpool defensive problem just by signing new players.
He admitted that there is a problem at the back and that this will only be solved by the team collectively. He said that the team would have to learn how to defend collectively in order to stop conceding cheap goals.
Jurgen Klopp said that the media should stop talking about signing new players as this will not solve their defensive problems. Indeed there was news that the Anfield side was looking to sign Southampton’s defender Virgil van Dijk during the transfer window but unfortunately the deal did not materialize.
Jurgen Klopp said that if it were easy to solve their defensive problems just by signing a player, then he would have urged the board to give him the money to buy the single player that can solve their issue. But this is not always the case. He said that at the moment the team should learn to become dominant and not give away possession. He believes that this is the reason why Liverpool continues to concede goals. Continue reading Klopp on Liverpool’s defence
Liverpool have had a frustrating summer with regards to the transfer market.
The Premier League new season begins in ten days yet key players that are supposed to boost the team’s power have not joined. Dominic Solanke joined on the first day of last month and then Anfield went on with the move for Andrew Robertson from Hull City.
So far the signings have been doing what is expected of them with marquee Egyptian star Mohammed Salah impressing during the pre-season games. The deals for Naby Keita and Virgil van Dijk remain long drawn battles until date.
Jurgen Klopp is trying to remain positive as the Reds believe they would get their targets this summer.
“The new players are maybe better than people thought they will be. I think we said it early that we want to build on the squad from last year, and that’s what we’ve tried to do. Continue reading LIVERPOOL TO CONTINUE TARGETS’ PURSUIT
Former Liverpool stars Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Steve McManaman and Daniel Agger are set to join the Reds squad in the post season tour in Australia, according to reports from the Merseyside.
The coach Jurgen Klopp added the ex stars to the team as part of the club’s anniversary celebrations. The four legends would line up with the rest of the 21 first team players when they play Sydney FC on Wednesday.
Gerrard ‘captain fantastic’ retired from the game last year after his MLS season with LA Galaxy. Carragher has been out since 2013 while McManaman left Manchester City over a decade ago. Agger left the Kop as he moved back to Denmark his native but he soon retired. Continue reading OLD STARS TO JOIN REDS IN PRESEASON TOUR
JurgenKlopp is at the helm of Liverpool and the German manager is attempting to do whatever he can in order to push the English club into the highest possible position in the Premier League and after having played 30 league matches, Liverpool has gathered 59 points and are positioned in the 3rd spot.
So far, it has been an impressive campaign for JurgenKlopp who took over Liverpool on October 8 of 2015 and has been able to consistently position the club into the top 4 spots of the Premier League which is a significant change for Liverpool in comparison to the previous season where they had to settle with the 8th
place. Continue reading Jurgen Klopp is planning to splash out cash in the summer transfer window
Former Chelsea midfielder and Champions league hero, Michael Ballack recently made a return to the club’s training ground and met with the manager, Antonio Conte to pay a warm visit.
Ballack, who helped his countryside win the world cup, being one of the top scorers in the history of German national team, played for the blues between 2006 and 2010. Ever since he left, Ballack had kept a close watch on Chelsea and how they fared in the Premier league.
After seeing the current team in a positive play pattern, he was so thrilled with their current performance and felt good to be back. He said this on his Instagram page: “Amazing to be back today at the @chelseafc training ground in cobham… nice to see the team in great shape and always good catching up with Antonio Conte.” Continue reading BALLACK, IN TALKS WITH ANTONIO CONTE
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes that his team needs to improve their defending if they want to challenge for the title.
Indeed Liverpool has been criticized for their poor defending in the match against Bournemouth and their goalkeeper Loris Karius was the most targeted by critics.
However, the manager believes that it is unfair to blame the goalkeeper alone and that the whole team needs to shoulder the criticisms. He said that the players need to defend better as a team and not leave the defending to the defenders and goalkeepers alone.
Jurgen Klopp said that Liverpool does not have any problem for creating chances and scoring goals and it is at the back that they need improvement. He said that there is a problem in the team if the opposition players are allowed all the time in the world to make a pass or to shoot at goal. Continue reading Liverpool needs to defend better
Liverpool is experiencing a restructuring process with various staff members being either promoted or simply laid off and Michael Edwards is one of the personnel that has sustained a change in his role at Anfield as Edwards was previously the technical director of the club but was recently promoted to the sporting director position and JurgenKlopp believes that this switch will hugely benefit the club.
“This decision is hugely positive for us. It will make us better and stronger in managing the process of building and retaining playing talent at all age groups. Development is so important and it makes sense to have a position, within the football structure specifically, that focuses on where we can improve’’ Liverpool’s JurgenKlopp said.
Michael Edwards will now be leading the way as one of the main figures behind future transfer negotiations of the Premier League outfit. Continue reading Liverpool has a new Sporting Director with Michael Edwards
Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes has admitted that the team is currently looking to sign a new striker.
However, he was keen to state that this does not mean that they will be buying a new player.
Throughout last season, Queens Park Rangers fans have been calling for the signing of a new striker especially with their current pairings of Sebastian Polter and Conor Washington being unconvincing. Fans had hopes that Queens Park Rangers would purchase new forward players during the summer, but so far no concrete offer has been made.
Tony Fernandes stated that buying new players is not the only option for Queens Park Rangers as the team is also keen to develop new players. However, fans believe that there are not quality players at the moment in the QPR youth team at the moment and that the best way to improve the team will be to sign new players.
However, the chairman has stated that the Queens Park Rangers are still working in preparing the team for the new season and if they get an opportunity they will be signing a new player. However, fans do not want to believe in empty promises and are preparing themselves for a very long season with Queens Park Rangers. They believe that the management will not purchase any new players and that they will be playing with the same squad as last season.
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