Jurgen Klopp obviously is not happy with the loss of the first position by the team after gradually garnering points up until their clash against Southampton last week.
The former Borussia Dortmund coach has issued a warning to Liverpool players to sit up as they still had a long journey from the season’s end.
“Yes, there is something I can tell the players from the time we won with Dortmund. Not think too much about it. That will help,” Klopp started with, when asked about a lesson from his last job.
“If somebody is a character and wants to celebrate position one in November then he will not play in December anymore, because I see it pretty quick,” Klopp said, hinting at complacency amongst the Liverpool players.
“It is better to be in the number one spot one time than never in your life, but it is not really important in this moment. If you then celebrate this and don’t be professional any more then you have a problem,” Klopp added.
Liverpool took over the pole position in the league after Man City gave up the spot. However, they spent just two weekends before Chelsea usurped them after their draw against Southampton. The Reds earned praise from all quarters regarding their consistent performance this term, with many tipping them as real title contenders.
The same Southampton are reportedly interested in luring Daniel Sturridge away from Anfield. With Klopp preferring Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, Sturridge has fallen in the pecking order at the club, and Coach Claude Puel wants the England international to help them get the goals they want. According to Express Sports, Southampton could offer £25 million if Liverpool agree to sell Sturridge during the summer. Southampton are however hoping to secure the services of the player on a loan deal in January before any permanent deal.
It’s been a little over a year since JurgenKlopp has taken over Liverpool as the head coach of the Premier League club and so far it has been a remarkable period of time as the German manager has managed to push Liverpool to the finals of the UEFA Europa League and of the Capital One Cup as well, all of which was accomplished during his first year in charge of Liverpool which is impressive to say the least.
The German coach mostly seems to have done work with the squad that he had available since taking charge of the club, neither Klopp nor Liverpool are big cash spenders and he has been mostly relying on the players that he had at his disposal and so far it has been a success as they have been playing significantly better than before.
Even though he has not made a big splash in the transfer market, JurgenKlopp has recently talked about his guidelines when it comes to signing new players as he said:
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Premier League side Liverpool FC could allow the transfer of their forward Christian Benteke move to Turkey this summer as the Turkish champions are interested in signing him, based on reports.
Reds Manager Jurgen Klopp deems the player surplus to requirements, and has gotten a lot of attackers this summer as replacement.
Benteke moved to Anfield for £32.5 million last summer but he couldn’t quite live up to the hype in his debut season, else the quest to push him out.
Crystal Palace are offering Benteke a lifeline to remain in England but they have not been able to agree transfer fees with Liverpool. Express Sport report that Palace offered Liverpool £23.5m with £7m in potential add-ons but the Reds rejected it due to the triggers for the additional payments, claiming they were unrealistic. Liverpool want to offload the player only to any side that will help minimise the loss the most. Hence, the move to send Benteke on loan since almost no club would likely meet such high standards after his performance in the last term.
Lig TV reports that Besiktas are willing to offer £3million in a season long loan for the Belgian. ...continue reading BENTEKE SET TO MOVE TO TURKEY
With all the football clubs busy making the most of the transfer window, Liverpool is no different.
They are looking at Jonas Hector, who is a defender of the Koln team. It seems that he would be available for a fraction of the original asking price. Hector was said to be moving to Anfield and newspapers quoted that he was looking for a price tag of £25million. There were reports of interests being generated by the player by teams like Barcelona and Tottenham who are Premier League rival for Liverpool. It was reported that the offers were for £15m. Barca unveiled that they would be taking up Lucas Digne, who would be joining their camp from the Paris Saint Germain team
. The Spurs team seems to have locked down on Danny Rose. Hence Liverpool is now in a position to sign up Jonas Hector. The Reds have more good news as the offer would probably be for £17million which would be good enough for the player to be willing to join up.
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Jurgen Klopp has stated that his players are not thinking about the final as their minds are firmly focused on the semi-final.
He believes that they first need to pass the Villarreal test if they want to make it to the final of the Europa League.
He said that his players are motivated for the match and that he does not need to remind them the importance of this game. For him, Liverpool have already shown how much they want to win this competition in the previous rounds and that he has nothing more to tell his players to motivate them. He believes that if they are at this stage of the tournament, it is because that his players are hungry and want to do well.
Klopp wants his players to focus on Villarreal and on nothing else. He does not want them even to think about the previous round matches against Dortmund. For him, you need to use the experience to improve yourself and not dwell on it. He wants his players to respect the opponent and make sure that they play their best football. ...continue reading Liverpool is not thinking about the final according to their manager
Roberto Firmino recently showcased the latest addition to his collection of tattoos.
This Brazilian player became popular amongst the inked up players after he joined the club in 2015. Firmino has been following the footsteps of other players, namely Raheem Sterling, Daniel Agger, and Martin Skrtel who have taken the body art to the next level over the years. This Brazilian footballer has a tattoo of his daughter’s name Valentina Firmino on his chest
. Also, there are images of his folks and family members on his right arm. He said to the media that the tattoo on his left arm had no appropriate meaning and he intends to get some meaningful tattoos done soon.
The Brazilian midfielder displayed his tattoo on instagram which may be the image of his beloved wife. Roberto Firmino has impressed his fan with his entry in Liverpool. He has contributed 10 goals in addition to 9 assists in appearances close to 44 in every competition of this season. Although the top four finishers have been a long stretch for the players of Liverpool, but they are not very far from achieving a place in the champion’s league of next season as there are only three matches left. The semi final match against Villarreal of Europa League will be held on 28th April at EI Madrigal. ...continue reading Roberto Firmino’s Latest Tattoo And Transfer Updates Of Liverpool
Louis van Gaal claimed that his team were lucky to get a 1-0 win over Everton on Sunday.
Manchester United kept themselves in contention for a top four place by remaining within a point of fourth placed Manchester City as a result of this win. City had put a lot of pressure on United after getting a comfortable 4-0 away victory against Bournemouth on Saturday. Since United were playing a day later, there was a lot of onus on them to keep up with City. Even though United achieved this, Van Gaal says that the result could have been a lot different.
Anthony Martial scored the only goal of the game, as both teams failed to create many chances during the game. In fact, this goal scored by United was from their only shot on target. Everton also had a similarly poor performance on the attacking front despite starting with inform striker Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian international has been linked with United in recent weeks and he has scored 25 goals for the Merseyside club in all competitions. Van Gaal has been under pressure throughout the campaign, but he may sense an opportunity to sneak into the top four. ...continue reading Louis van Gaal feels Team to be Lucky over Everton Win
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he was one of the first choices for Manchester United to replace Sir Alex Ferguson.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager has revealed that Ferguson took special interest in talking withKlopp about the possibility of taking over at United in 2013. SinceKlopp turned down the job quite quickly, United turned their attention towards other alternatives. In the end, David Moyes was appointed as the replacement for Ferguson and this move proved disastrous for all parties concerned. Moyes was sacked after less than 12 months in charge of the job.
Klopp was one of the sought-after manager in 2013 after having lead Borussia Dortmund to a Champions League final. Few would have imagined that such an achievement was possible in this day and age given the vast differences in finances between a club like Dortmund and the top guns like Barcelona and Real Madrid. However,Klopp build a team on shoestring budget and his teams also played attractive football. It is believed that these qualities were enough to convince Ferguson thatKlopp was right choice.Klopp, though, revealed that he had to turn down the offer because he was committed with Dortmund. ...continue reading Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he was one of the first choices for Manchester United
Brendan Rodgers and the other decision makers at Liverpool need to be quite sensible in the coming pre season transfer window.
They must focus on covering the weaker bases.
At the moment, they are looking to be most interested in the Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne.
They had placed a bid of 10 million Pounds for the player earlier, but, it wasn’t accepted after which they are planning to increase the amount and go for another bid.
Clyne is a good player no doubt and it’s quite normal for the clubs to be interested in him for the kind of player he has turned out to be in the last one- one and half years.
But, the question is - is signing a right back the top priority for Liverpool at the moment?
The answer would be no despite the fact that a position is vacant there after the departure of Glen Johnson.
The first and foremost thing that the Reds have to do is to bring in a couple of high class strikers from somewhere because it’s that department which has let them down of late.
The no. of times Liverpool found the net in 2013-14 was fifty more than their goal’s tally the previous season which itself tells the story. ...continue reading Brendan Rodgers and the other decision makers at Liverpool need to be quite sensible
Simon Mignolet has been a player transformed in the last few months. His future at Liverpool appeared to be in major doubt after being dropped to the bench after a string of disappointing performances towards the end of 2014.
This high-profile absence from the team lasted for a couple of weeks before the former Sunderland goalkeeper regained his first-team spot from Brad Jones. The Australian did extremely well in the absence of Mignolet, but he did concede three goals against United when the two teams met each other at Old Trafford. Come the reverse fixture at Anfield, Mignolet is expected to keep his place in the starting line-up.
He says that being dropped did a world of good to his form, as it helped him wake up. There was a hint of complacency from the Belgium in the early part of the season, but it appears to have all gone away. The club has conceded only one goal in the last four matches and it was against reigning league champions Manchester City. Liverpool have done great work in 2015 to remain in the hunt for a top four place, but Mignolet knows that the job will be complete only if the Reds keep on winning. A victory for United will put them five points clear of Liverpool. ...continue reading Simon Mignolet has been a player transformed in the last few months