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Thomas Lemar

The winter transfer window is in full swing and a week before it closes, rumours are doing the rounds about Liverpool’s possible signings. Recent reports suggest Liverpool have already reached an agreement with Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar.

The Reds have targeted Lemar over the past 12 months, failing with a late bid to sign him last summer. The Frenchman was linked with a move to Anfield this month following the departure of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, while Arsenal have also been keen on signing him.

Yahoo Sport now reports that Liverpool have reached an agreement with Lemar. However, the club are refusing to meet Monaco’s valuation of €100m. The 22-year-old’s price could also rise if he impresses at the World Cup this summer in Russia.

The report adds that Klopp has his heart set on the Monaco man but that Liverpool are unlikely to wait until the end of the season to make a move. However, the stumbling block is said to be our club’s reluctance to meet Monaco’s asking price.

Lemar, whose campaign has been disrupted by a shoulder injury, has scored only twice in 16 Ligue 1 appearances so far this term. He is expected to leave Monaco in the summer and seems to prefer a move to England rather than Spain as he looks for a transfer away from French football.

The 22-year-old was a vital cog in Monaco’s surprising league title win last season. The midfielder contributed 11 goals and 12 assists in 49 appearances in all competitions last term, as Leonardo Jardim’s Monaco shocked Paris Saint-Germain for the Ligue 1 championship.

However, speaking at the start of the month, Jardim insisted Lemar would not be sold in the winter transfer window at any cost.

Monaco are not in the habit of making big sales in the winter. It’s our strategy. The players understand and they know how it goes here,” Jardim told reporters, as quoted by Express.

Speaking last week, our manager refused to rule out transfer business at the club in January.

“If something jumps in my face, maybe we would think about it but we don’t actively try to find new players that we don’t know,” said Klopp.

It remains to be seen if Monaco will budge down a bit and accept our offer for Lemar. If that happens, it would be a huge coup for Klopp.

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Liverpool pulled a rabbit out of the hat by signing Andy Robertson from Hull City. The Scot wasn’t a big name then and didn’t cost us much but he has been incredible since breaking into the first-team.

The newly appointed Scotland captain is easily one of the best left-backs in the world and is only getting better with game time.

Although Liverpool have finally signed a dependable left-back, that wasn’t the case for many years as Alberto Moreno and Jose Enrique never seemed to fulfil their potential.

The Reds were a little unlucky with one player and that was Fabio Aurelio, the Brazilian. The former Valencia player was a Red for six seasons but made just 87 appearances in the Premier League.

The left-back was known for his incredible delivery and had a fantastic moment or two. His goal against Manchester United at Old Trafford is one of our greatest moments post the Champions League win in 2005 and FA Cup in 2006 and the Reds wished the 38-year-old on his birthday.

The Brazilian was great at set-pieces but his injuries prevented him from reaching his potential. Rafa Benitez got the best out of the now 38-year-old but the defender had to retire a few years ago as injuries caught up to him.

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Kevin Keegan’s managerial career can be remembered for his rant against Manchester United and slumping behind the advertising hoardings after Liverpool beat Newcastle 4-3.

The former England star was one of the best during his time as he picked up a couple of Ballon d’Ors and won numerous titles as a player for the Reds.

Keegan certainly knows a thing or two about winning trophies and in a recent interview with the Guardian, the former England captain added that out of the current managers, he would love to play under Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds play attacking football but Keegan claimed he saw a bit of himself in Klopp and hence, would have played under our manager.

“I’d have to go for [Jürgen] Klopp because he’s like me.”

“He is going to tackle someone one day.

“I was very close to it [too]. When someone was breaking away and it was near the touchline, and I was stood there, I was very close one day to bringing him down. I really was.”

The 67-year-old is right about Klopp’s passion for the game and that is one reason why we are doing so well. The German has turned us into one of the best sides in the country and it is time for him to break his trophy duck at Anfield.

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Mohamed Salah came third in the best men’s player category at the recent FIFA awards but the Liverpool star did pick up the Puskas Award for the best goal of the season.

The winning moment came against Everton on 10th December 2017 as Salah jinked past a couple of players before curling the ball into the net.

The effort was adjudged to be better than Gareth Bale’s strike against us in the Champions League final and Cristiano Ronaldo’s effort against Juventus in the same competition.

Salah was on a tear last season as he broke the Premier League scoring record with 32 goals in the competition. The forward had a number of magical moments and a few fans were convinced this wasn’t the Egyptian’s best goal of the season.

There were brilliant efforts against Watford and Tottenham that come to mind. The 25-year-old hasn’t been on fire this season but the award should come as a handy boost for the remainder of the campaign.

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