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Jurgen Klopp gives disturbing Liverpool transfer news

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With the English Premier League title holders Liverpool facing an injury crisis which is almost affecting their title defence, it was expected that they move into the January winter transfer window for new players but that might not happen going by the words of manager Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds team lost starters Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez for lengthy spells while Joel Matip has continued to battle with fitness.

Jurgen Klopp is forced to stick with Fabinho who left his holding midfield role for the defence. Academy products Rhys Williams and Nathaniel Phillips have also been called upon to help out.

Most fans still demand at least one central defender despite the fact that Liverpool have not conceded as feared. But they lost to Southampton by a goal in their last Premier League game.

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Former Liverpool defender and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher had expected Jurgen Klopp to move in for a centre-back in January to ensure they are able to retain the title.

However, the former Borussia Dortmund boss expressed fears that the financial situation of the club as a result of the coronavirus pandemic could affect the club’s spending.

“I know but that is not new, that’s always the case,” Klopp said of speculation when asked if Matip returning to full fitness would put an end to talk about a new centre-back arriving in January.

“I can’t really say anything about that, but you can imagine, six months ago we talked about how much all football clubs struggle and thank God we could keep going, and it helped all the clubs as well.

“But it’s still not the time where you really just…”

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Liverpool boss appears to signal money being thrown around before continuing, “At least not for us. I don’t know exactly how it is at other clubs, but we have to be really cautious and very serious, and so I don’t know what we can and what we can’t do.”

However, Klopp has a number of targets and Torino star Gleison Bremer has joined the list but the Reds team will have to battle their Merseyside rivals, Liverpool for the signature of the 23-year-old.

Howbeit, Liverpool could be forced out to the winter market especially after conceding a defeat to Southampton.

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Pundit hints Liverpool will help United with this big deal, gives hos reasons

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Football pundit Noel Whelan has hinted that Liverpool will help Man United to land the signature of former Arsenal player Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer transfer window.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is on the wish list of the Red Devils for a deal this summer and the pundit says Jurgen Klopp will want to do “whatever he can” to help the England international find a move this summer, an act that will favour United.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the 28-year-old’s “good relationship” with the German will see player and club split amicably in the transfer market.

It is understood that the midfielder will cost around half of the £22million asking price clubs were quoted last year to make a deal possible.

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Whelan claimed Klopp will be “fair” when negotiating a potential exit this summer.

“He’s had his injury problems during his time at Liverpool,” he told Football Insider‘s Russell Edge.

“You’re going to get fairness out of Jurgen Klopp. They’ve got a really good relationship.

“I think he’ll want the player to have the best possible end to his career at a club he thinks Oxlade-Chamberlain can thrive at.

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“Klopp will want to do whatever he can to make him happy if he’s not going to stay at Liverpool.

“That will show just what a good manager he is and what a good relationship they have.”

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United to lose big target to Liverpool as Pundit makes big claim

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Man United could lose out on Christian Eriksen after former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique urged the Reds to move ahead and seal his signature.

Eriksen, who has revived his career has been linked with a move to rivals Manchester United.

However, Enrique believes that United’s fierce rivals Liverpool should throw their hat into the ring as well.

‘Another interesting player that could be our solution to our midfield and spending nothing because he [Eriksen] is a free agent,’ the Spaniard said on his Instagram story.

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‘He is a short-term solution but then we can wait for [Jude] Bellingham next season. He will play if he deserves to play like everyone else.

‘Eriksen is a top player and I believe he can compete for a starting spot in our XI. The season is very long.

‘He is that kind of player, like Thiago, but maybe a little bit more offensive. But Thiago is our magician.’

Meanwhile, Eriksen has said that he is happy to take his time deciding his next club, saying: ‘I have different offers and options, which we are considering, and then we make a decision.

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‘I’ll have my cell phone turned on. I know my agent well enough that he will call me if anything interesting comes along, and if not, he won’t call me.’

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Arsenal in shock link with Liverpool striker

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Alan Brazil has linked Roberto Firmino to Arsenal, in what could turn out to be a shock move.

The journalist was referring to the arrival of Darwin Nunez at Liverpool, which could limit playing time for Firmino.

However, former Arsenal midfielder, Ray Parlour, responded by saying that Arsenal ‘certainly need a striker’ this summer.

The Gunners want to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette as they have been on the trail of Gabriel Jesus from Man City.

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Speaking about the new Liverpool striker “He’s explosive, he can go past players and he’s strong,” said Parlour. “He’s 6ft2, so he can be a target man as well if needed. Let’s see how he settles in.”

“What about Firmino, then,” asked Brazil. “Away from home, he has scored so many goals. He struggles at Anfield, for some reason, to score regularly.

“Is his Liverpool career now (Nunez has been signed). Would he stay in this country? What about Arsenal.”

“Well, it will be interesting to see where he goes,” replied Parlour. “They (Arsenal) certainly need a striker.”

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However, Mikel Arteta has the final say oh whether the Gunners will make a move for the Brazilian or not and it is yet to be clear on the player’s choice for a destination.

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United set to land former Arsenal player s Pundit backs move

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Noel Whelan has backed Man United to seal a “bargain” deal for former Arsenal midfielder midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as he is set to leave Liverpool.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Premier League striker believes the 28-year-old could bring some much needed “backbone” to the Red Devils midfield.

The Red Devils are understood to be keen on a surprise bid for the centre-midfielder this summer while the Reds are also said to be willing to accept a knockdown fee of £10million for the ex-Arsenal star.

Whelan suggested £10million is a price worth paying for both clubs.

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“It would be a very smart move for very smart money,” he told Football Insider‘s Russell Edge.

“If that is what you are going to be paying out for a player of his quality it’s nothing, let’s be honest. I go back to the relationship that he has with [Jurgen] Klopp.

“When you look at it, Man United have been lacking a player of that quality and character in the middle of the park. He would bring personality and backbone to the side. We haven’t seen much backbone from Man United players and that is something they need more of.

“Oxlade-Chamberlain leaves everything out there in the 90 minutes.

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“For £10million it is a bargain.”

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Darwin Nunez: United to prove transfer strength over Liverpool but Pundit makes big revelation

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It is understood that Man United are making moves to win over Liverpool in their race to sign Darwin Nunez but former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny said they are likely to fail.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Kenny said the Red Devils have no chance because of their lack of Champions League football next season.

Liverpool have entered talks with Benfica over a deal for Nunez worth over £60million – plus add-ons that could take it towards the £80m mark despite attempt by Man United.

When asked if Man United have any chance of winning the race for Nunez, Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild, “Not for me.

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“The way Man United are at the minute, you have Liverpool challenging for the title and the Champions League.

“I can’t see any way he chooses Man United over Liverpool if I’m honest.

“I’m sure he will pick Liverpool if it comes down to it. This will keep happening to Man United as long as they are out of the Champions League.

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“Top players want to play at the top level and Manchester United currently aren’t there.

“They can’t pick the same players they used to, they have to get used to that.”

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Theo Walcott tells Edu what Arsenal’s summer priority should be, never what we expected

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Theo Walcott has told Arsenal chief Edu that the priority of the club should be to keep Bukayo Saka at the club.

This was not expected as the focus for the Gunners was to reinforce and get new players.

However, the youngster is linked with a move to Liverpool and Man City, with fears that he could be lured with Champions League football.

Former Gunners winger therefore told the technical director to get Saka’s contract situation sorted out as soon as possible for the 20-year-old will still be at the Emirates Stadium next term.

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“Well, there is obviously a transitional stage at Arsenal, that Mikel (Arteta) is part of, and Saka is massively part of it as well,” Walcott told talkSPORT.

“The younger crop of players at Arsenal coming through, I feel as though the club need to keep hold of him, simple as that. Obviously, when Manchester City coming knocking on the door, it is such a hard thing for any player really to turn down.

“He is very young, but I feel that he likes the area of London in Arsenal, the fans have been fantastic, and at the Emirates, which is one of the best stadiums I have ever played in. He has great support, and I will be intrigued.

“My heart says he will be at Arsenal next season, and we will see after that. He needs to understand that the playing opportunities will be limited at Manchester City.

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“He will, of course, be more likely to win things, but it is not saying Arsenal won’t win things. I think they are in that phase, they are slowly starting to get there.

“They would have taken fifth at the start of the season, given how it went. I am hopeful he will be at Arsenal next season, I am pretty sure of that.”

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Darren Bent names the Man United player that Chelsea, Liverpool players will love to have

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Former player Darren Bent has stated that of all the departing players from Old Trafford, France international Paul Pogba is the player the Chelsea and Liverpool will love to sign.

According to Bent Pogba’s fellow professionals will have ‘real admiration’ for him, claiming that players from Chelsea and Liverpool would happily welcome him into their dressing rooms.

‘When you look at his stats for Manchester United, they’re not that bad,’ Bent told talkSPORT. ‘That’s not horrible stats, they’re okay.

‘For someone with that much quality, the most frustrating thing is when you see him put on that France shirt, you just want that level of performance for United.

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‘He’s playing in a good team for France, a better team. I know he hasn’t been good enough [for United] but he is a good player. He hasn’t been a success but he has won two trophies there.

‘It hasn’t worked and they’ve paid a lot of money for a footballer who’s now leaving for nothing.

‘I don’t know if Chelsea fans will want him to join but I wonder if some of the players would. Footballers will think differently to fans.

‘There will be a real admiration for Paul Pogba amongst other players in the Premier League, from the players who have played against him.

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‘I think other players, players in the Chelsea squad, will think “I would love a player like that to come here”. Fans will see it differently and say “he doesn’t work hard enough, it didn’t work at United, why would we want him?”

‘But players think differently. It will be the same with Liverpool. Fans might think he wouldn’t suit the system, but I bet there’s Liverpool players who would want him.’

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Liverpool told big Arsenal target should replace mane, not Saka

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Football pundit Darren Ambrose has told Liverpool to replace Sadio Mane with Arsenal transfer target, Darwin Nunez,

This means the Reds will no longer push for Araenal’s Bukayo Saka who has been linked with a move to Anfield.

Liverpool fans will be praying that their legendary Senegal forward stays on Merseyside, but there are suggestions he will depart this summer.

If Mane eventually leaves, he will have to be replaced because of the great vacuum he would leave behind.

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Former Crystal Palace player Ambrose therefore, said the free-scoring Uruguayan could be an option following the ‘bombshell’ rumours surrounding Mane.

“It’s tough to replace a player like Mane,” said Ambrose. “It was all talked about Salah that he will leave.

“Now, this bombshell has come out and Mane is looking to leave. We don’t know if it’s confirmed, but there are rumours we are hearing.

“They have got fantastic recruitment at Liverpool. We have already seen that.

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“But they will have their eye on people. I have no doubt they will have their eye on people.

“I thought about maybe Darwin Nunez. I know he’s highly thought of among European clubs and what he is doing at Benfica, at the moment.”

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