Connect with us

Liverpool are trying to lure away Jack Wilshere to Anfield from Arsenal by offering him better contract terms, according to reports. The 26-year-old is out of contract at the Emirates at the end of this season and is currently in talks with Arsenal about a new improved deal.

Arsene Wenger knows that the midfielder will become a free agent in the summer and hence wants to tie the player down to a new improved deal. According to Metro, Wilshere is adamant about staying put at Arsenal but is unhappy with the terms he has been offered by the club, resulting in the delay to sign a new deal.

Due to Wilshere’s recurrent injury problems since breaking through the academy ranks, Arsenal have offered a new deal which reportedly represents a hefty pay cut- although there will be a chance for the player to earn more through bonuses based on his individual performances, achievements and appearances.

This seems to have reached Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s ears and he is doing everything possible to bring Wilshere to Anfield. The report adds that Klopp would love to work with the player and that the Reds are prepared to match Wilshere’s current salary of £90,000-a-week.

Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made the switch to Liverpool at the start of the season and Wilshere could follow suit if the Gunners fail to make alterations to the terms and the overall package they have currently offered.

It would be a huge blow for Wenger should he lose Wilshere for free in the summer, and if the player teams up with Chamberlain at Liverpool, it could turn out to be more misery for the Arsenal faithful. With Emre Can out of contract in the summer, he is expected to leave Anfield at the end of the season. Klopp could probably have started eyeing a replacement and seems to have identified Wilshere as an exciting option.

Wilshere, who has made 24 appearances for Arsenal so far this season, amassing 2 goals and 5 assists would be a fantastic signing for us. Some of the England international’s playmaking is a delight to watch as he would get a chance to improve his game under the attentive eyes of Klopp.

If Wilshere can keep his injury problems at bay, he would represent a real steal for us in the summer.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

ARTICLES

“You have to be smart” – Jurgen Klopp highlights tweaks to Liverpool’s style this season

Published

on

Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has claimed that the team have worked on the defensive aspect of their play and are avoiding going all-out when in the lead.

The Reds have not been as free-flowing in their attack when compared to the previous season. However, their defence has been one of the best in the league.

Klopp’s team have conceded just three goals from nine Premier League games. Liverpool, along with Chelsea and Manchester City, have made an exemplary start to the season and have all established their dominion in the English top flight.

Klopp was quoted by the Daily Star as saying:

“It’s a normal period of adaptation.

“You put the focus a bit more on something and immediately you lose a bit of the fluency in something else.”

Jurgen Klopp & Xherdan Shaqiri

The German added that we have had good results and wanted the team to get better.

“We have already had good results and scored goals but it’s obvious that we can improve.

“But we need to keep the stability – no doubt about that. What we’ve done defensively so far is credit to the whole team.”

Klopp further claimed that the first part of the season lays the foundations for the rest of the campaign.

“That first part of the season is the basis for the rest of the season so let’s use it. We are growing as a team in a specific way and hopefully we can use that.”

Read more: Liverpool’s out-of-favour star emerges as winter target on Arsenal’s radar

The manager added that the team is sitting back more after taking leads, especially due to the number of games in the league.

Continue Reading

ARTICLES

“An unleashed beast now” – Some Liverpool supporters love youngster’s performance in 1-0 win over Huddersfield

Published

on

Joe Gomez Liverpool

Liverpool needed a Mohamed Salah goal to get the three points against Huddersfield. The Reds were nowhere close to their fluent best from last season and endured some nervy moments as the home side threatened on numerous occasions.

The Reds were horrible with their passes in the final third and that should be a worry for the rest of the campaign.

However, Joe Gomez was the outstanding player in our defence. The English youngster played a role in our goal and did a great job as the right-back.

Although he wasn’t partnered with Virgil van Dijk in the heart of the defence, the 21-year-old was excellent.

A number of Liverpool fans picked up on this and applauded Gomez’s performance in the game.

Read more: Joe Gomez stars: Liverpool player ratings from 1-0 win over Huddersfield

Continue Reading

ARTICLES

Joe Gomez stars: Liverpool player ratings from 1-0 win over Huddersfield

Published

on

Mohamed Salah Liverpool

Liverpool endured a frustrating night against Huddersfield as their attack failed to click. Mohamed Salah’s first half effort was the only goal of the game, and there wasn’t much goal-mouth action to speak off.

Huddersfield actually had some of the better chances in the second half and even had an effort ruled offside in the first.

Liverpool were wasteful in possession, and their passing in the final third was awful, however, Huddersfield could not take advantage of this.

The Reds kept the pressure on Manchester City as the pair are tied on 23 points, but we are second in the table due to City’s better goal difference.

There weren’t many standout performers for the Reds in this evening’s clash and here are the player ratings from the game.

Alisson – 6.5/10

Had one nervy moment when his clearance was charged down, but he did make one decent save in the game. The Brazilian was beaten by a thunderous drive but that effort came off the post.

Joe Gomez

Joe Gomez – 7.5/10

Possibly our best player on the night. Gomez helped create the first goal and did a decent job as right-back.

Dejan Lovren – 7/10

The Croatian had one or two iffy moments but this was another quality performance from the former Saint.

Virgil van Dijk – 6.5/10

Van Dijk was quality in the first half but made a couple of mistakes in the second. Thankfully, the home side could not take advantage of the same.

Andy Robertson – 7/10

The Scot was willing to help out in attack, and he did well to track back and defend down the left side.

James Milner – 7/10

Another decent outing by the Englishman, Milner did his regular bit in the middle of the park and kept things going.

Jordan Henderson – 6/10

The captain was taken off during half-time and hopefully, he didn’t pick up a serious injury.

Adam Lallana – 6.5/10

This was Lallana’s first start this season, and he did a decent job with his tricks and flicks. The Englishman had to be replaced with some cramp during the end of the second half.

Xherdan Shaqiri – 7/10

The Swiss was the spark that created our only goal of the game. Shaqiri tried to create chances but something was missing in the final output.

Mohamed Salah – 7/10

Salah might have gotten the goal but he was wasteful in the final third and often made the wrong pass.

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge – 6.5/10

Another player that seemed to be out of sorts, Sturridge had chances to score but often missed the target. The Englishman was even booked for needlessly blasting the ball over the bar.

Substitutes

Georginio Wijnaldum – 6.5/10

The Dutchman was quality since he came on at half-time.

Fabinho – 5/10

The midfielder did an alright job but needs more time on the pitch.

Read more: “I love the way they approach the game” – Liverpool target open to moving to Premier League

Roberto Firmino – NA

The Brazilian also was sloppy in attack and made a few mistakes with his passes.

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2018 TheKopTimes.com