We had reported a couple of days ago that the German press were linking Liverpool with a move for Timo Werner in the summer, but if the Echo is to be believed, the Reds are in fact, NOT interested in acquiring the player with Jurgen Klopp thinking of promoting promising youngster Rhian Brewster to the first team in 2018/19.
After the winter departure of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, Liverpool have a front three of Mane, Firmino and Salah but their replacements aren’t at the same level (perennially injured Sturridge, currently out on loan, Ings and young Solanke), which would make another signing quite understandable.
If the press in Germany are to be believed, Liverpool are keeping tabs on Leipzig’s young striker Timo Werner. The Reds have already agreed a deal with the German outfit to sign Naby Keita in the summer and now allegedly have the striker on their wishlist too.
Werner could potentially fit in well with Liverpool- they have a German manager in Klopp and have a front three (Salah, Mane, Firmino) whom Klopp is reluctant to rotate owing to the drop in quality of their replacements.
A transfer fee of something close to the 100 million euro mark has been mooted. Werner recently helped Leipzig claim their first ever victory over Bayern, but RBL might not be willing to sell two key players in the same transfer window.
Liverpool went temporarily second in the Premier League as they easily saw off the challenge of West Ham at Anfield. West Ham under Moyes had proven to be no easy beats for the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Man City, but they collapsed in the second half at Anfield, extending Moyes’ winless run as manager at the ground to 15 games (7 draws, 8 defeats)
Liverpool’s front trio of Mane, Salah and Firmino all got on the scoresheet, and many records were broken by the Reds during the game
West Ham gave a debut to Patrice Evra and Moyes’ plan seemed to revolve around playing a strong defensive five and relying on the counter attacking skills of loanee Joao Mario, the returning Manuel Lanzini and the immensely talented Marko Arnautovic, who has been in the form of his life since Moyes’ arrival Continue reading
How about a back four of Clyne, Alderweireld, Van Dijk and Robertson? Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it?
Well, that dream could become a reality for Liverpool fans, with the Times reporting that Spurs are ready to listen to offers for Toby Alderweireld after negotiations over a new contract stalled. The Belgian reportedly wants to be on £150,000/week, and the Lilywhites don’t want to break their wage structure for the 29 year old. Manager Mauricio Pochettino is also in favour of the board’s decision.
It would seem to be a no brainer to go for Alderweireld, who at 29, is still one of the best centre backs in the business, and would definitely be an upgrade on the likes of Klavan and Lovren and even Joel Matip. Whether Spurs would be willing to sell to a league rival is another matter altogether, but they did sell Kyle Walker to Man City £50m not too long ago. Alderweireld is also in the last year of his contract with the Lilywhites. Continue reading
Mo Salah notched up his 30th goal of the season as Liverpool’s first knockout Champions League game in nearly a year saw them demolish Porto in Lisbon.
Senegal international Mane became the first Reds player to score a European away hat trick since Michael Owen in 2002, netting in the 25th, 53rd and 85th minutes of the game Continue reading
Daniel Sturridge has chosen a move to West Bromwich Albion over Newcastle for “family reasons”, with the Birmingham born striker opting for a loan switch to the West Midlands outfit till the end of the season. Newcastle were seriously looking at landing Sturridge after failing in their pursuit of Nicolai Jorgensen, but the 28 year old has picked the Hawthorns as his next destination as he makes a last ditch attempt to make the English squad. Albion will cover the entirety of Sturridge’s wages- £120,000 a week, and will pay a loan fee, rumoured to be around the £2m mark. Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho, who recently left for Barcelona, both joined Liverpool in January 2013.
Sturridge has scored only three goals for Liverpool this season Continue reading