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Mario Balotelli might not have fit into the Liverpool scheme of things well but the Italian has found a new lease on life at Nice. The former AC Milan star was a flop at Anfield and even stated that both Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klopp did not have the greatest of impressions on the striker.

Balo scored just four goals in his only season at Liverpool and he did term his move to the club as his biggest mistake. The Italian has now scored seven goals in eight games for Nice, which has seen them climb to the top of the French league, ahead of PSG as well.

The Italian did state that one Liverpool player should leave the club and join him at Nice.

“I’ve talked to him,” Balotelli told Telefoot, per French football writer Matt Spiro. “What a waste! He should leave Liverpool. He should come here.”

Sakho, who is rated at €20.4 Million by the CIES Football Observatory, has been linked with a move away from the Reds in January. The 26-year-old defender has not played for Liverpool this season and was even sent back from the preseason camp in the United States of America.

The French defender also had a go at the club but he has been playing for the U23s and it does seem that his time is up at the club.

France calling for Sakho


There have been many reports linking Sakho with a return to France. The former PSG man was brought to England from the French capital but clubs such as Lille are reported to be interested in his signing.

Moving to France does seem to be the best option but there are reports which are claiming that the 26-year-old could remain in England as Leicester City and West Ham want to strengthen their defence.

Sakho would be a great signing for Lucian Favre as he has turned the French club around. Credit must also be given to the former Borussia Monchengladbach coach as he seems to be getting the best out of Balotelli this season, which is not the easiest thing to do.

The French club could be a perfect place for the out of favour Sakho. He still is one of the strongest defenders in world football and returning home would make sense for him as he looks to get back to his best.

It is a certainty that the centre-back has no future at Liverpool and the sooner his situation is resolved, the better it will be for him and Liverpool. Hopefully, the manager will let him go in January and a permanent solution can be found.

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ESPN pundit claims this Liverpool star is perfect to replace Luis Suarez at Barcelona

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Liverpool FC transfer news: ESPN pundit claims Roberto Firmino would be a great fit at Barcelona

Roberto Firmino has to be one of the best players in the Premier League, and ESPN pundit Paul Mariner believes the Brazilian would be a great fit at Barcelona.

The Daily Star reports that Barcelona are looking for a replacement to Luis Suarez. The former Liverpool star has been excellent at the Catalans but at 32, he is nearing the twilight of his career.

Suarez isn’t the only player to have moved to the Nou Camp with Philippe Coutinho joining them last year.

Mariner was asked who would be the replacement for the Uruguayan and claimed that Firmino is the right man, even if he was going to upset a few fans (h/t Daily Star):

“Just look at some of his link up play and I think that would be perfect for Barcelona.

“I know Coutinho hasn’t done it at Barca but Firmino is a different player.

“Firmino for me does it all. He is tremendous.”

Roberto Firmino of Liverpool

Firmino’s future set at Anfield?

The Brazilian has been wonderful under Jurgen Klopp and the German has made the forward a better player since taking over from Brendan Rodgers.

The forward also signed a new deal recently and has formed a great partnership alongside Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

The former Hoffenheim star does more than score goals, as he does a lot of work for the team. The 27-year-old is integral to the way we play, and it would be a major surprise if we think about selling the Brazilian.

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Firmino could play for any side in the world, but thankfully he is one of us and can achieve great things under the German.

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“Liverpool are the favourites” – Bayern Munich star backs Reds to beat the Bundesliga giants

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Latest Liverpool news: Joshua Kimmich claims Liverpool are favourites ahead of Champions League clash

Bayern Munich’s German international Joshua Kimmich has installed Liverpool as favourites ahead of the Champions League round of 16 clash against Bayern Munich.

The first leg takes place on Tuesday night at Anfield, and the German claims Bayern’s inconsistency and Liverpool’s form this season makes the English side the favourites (h/t Telegraph):

“Liverpool are the favourites.

“They have lost one league game all season and have let in only 15 goals. But when you look at us, we are not as consistent as before.”

Bayern have struggled a bit this season under new manager Niko Kovac and trail Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.

The Reds have been supreme in the league losing just once but are tied on points at the top of the table with Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp making the difference for Liverpool

Kimmich was asked a range of questions by the Telegraph and the 24-year-old spoke about Jurgen Klopp possibly becoming the Germany boss in the future.

Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp

The Bayern star claimed Klopp could coach any side in the world and was amazed regarding the connection the manager has with the fans and players.

“You can see how he pushes his players to another level. Every player is better with this coach.”

Klopp has had his run-ins with Bayern during his spell as Dortmund manager, and it will be interesting to see how we perform in the first leg on Tuesday.

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Liverpool haven’t played since defeating Bournemouth 3-0 and had a 10-day break to prepare for this clash. The Reds then play Manchester United at the weekend, and these two huge games should see the best out of the team.

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19-year-old Liverpool target emerges on arch-rivals Man United’s radar for the summer

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Liverpool FC transfer news: Manchester United and PSG battle for Liverpool target Joao Felix

Liverpool have been linked with a move for Benfica’s starlet Joao Felix, according to the Mirror. However, there is a lot of interest in the 19-year-old, who has a release clause of £105million (h/t Mirror).

The report adds that Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are “locked” in a battle for Felix, who has been dubbed as the next Cristiano Ronaldo.

Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Arsenal and Chelsea are also admirers of Europe’s rising talent, according to the report. Ronaldo has also been seen at Benfica games, and the Mirror adds that the youngster wants to play alongside the legend one day.

However, the report claims that Juventus are not in the running for the 19-year-old with PSG and Manchester United leading the race for his signature.

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Ryan Kent

Liverpool have youngsters performing away on loan

Although the Reds could do with more senior attacking options to provide cover for Mohamed Salah and co, Liverpool have a few youngsters doing well on loan this season.

Felix would cost a bomb, according to the report, while the likes of Harry Wilson and Ryan Kent have done well at Derby County and Rangers respectively.

We also have Marko Grujic doing exceptionally well at Hertha Berlin, but it seems he will be loaned out for another year.

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Felix has a bright future ahead of him and it will be interesting to see if he switches from Benfica to another club in the summer window.

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