According to a report from Diario Gol, Real Madrid star Isco will leave Bernabeu at the end of the season and Juventus are crazy about the playmaker.
Butthe Don Balon claims Isco doesn’t want to leave Real but has offers from City, Chelsea and Juventus, with Liverpool the latest club to express an interest in him.
With Real chief Florentino Perez reportedly ready to sell the Spaniard if he gets the right offer on the table, should Liverpool make a move for one of the gifted playmakers across Europe?
A big yes! Jurgen Klopp should have some serious plans for his side next season. The Reds have performed very well this season, especially in Europe, where they have put one foot in the semi-finals of the Champions League after beating Manchester City 3-0 in the first leg last week. City have a mountain to climb in the second leg and Klopp will be confident of securing a place in the last four of Champions League on Tuesday.
Chelsea’s draw against West Ham last weekend widened the gap between them and Liverpool to 10 points. With just six games left—five for Liverpool—Klopp will be confident of playing in the Champions League next season. The German would be looking to add top players this summer, with one eye on replacing Philippe Coutinho, who left Liverpool for Barcelona in January.
The Reds are boosted by the £142million they received for Coutinho and could make a stunning move for Isco at the end of the season.
The Spaniard has been constantly linked with a move to Anfield. Isco is one of the most exciting players in his position in Europe at the moment but is finding it tough lately to cement a place in the first team at the Bernabeu. World Cup betting odds suggest that Isco is likely to play a bench role within the Spnaish team.
Since signing for Malaga in 2013, Isco has developed into one of the most sought-after playmakers in Europe. He did endure difficulties adapting to Real’s style of play in his first season but once he got accustomed, the Spaniard became a treat to watch.
Known for his precise passing and eye for creativity, Isco is a joy to watch when he is on song. He is a supremely gifted and talented midfielder, who can make it to the starting XI of any team.
Isco with his stellar displays for Real has built a reputation in recent years. At Real, it hasn’t been just down to creativity for the Spaniard; in fact, Isco has turned into an all-rounded attacking midfielder with a productive goals output.
Apart from having an eye for scoring goals, Isco also possesses a silky first touch, top vision, excellent passing abilities and top-notch dribbling skills which make him a treat to watch.
Liverpool do have a wealth of attacking talents in their ranks, but signing Isco would make them a much better team, capable of challenging for major honours next season. But it would be difficult for the Reds to lure the Spain international, with reports claiming Juventus and City also remain interested in signing him.
But make no mistake, Isco is a top playmaker and given the right environment, he could become one of the great attacking midfielders of his generation. He has the pedigree to succeed in the Premier League and his dazzling performances in the first half of this season for Real Madrid are a testament to his qualities that he could become a key player for the Reds.
Without any shadow of a doubt, Isco would be the perfect man to fill the boots of Coutinho in summer.
Newcastle United interested in signing highly-rated 21-year-old Liverpool starlet
Newcastle United are interested in Dominic Solanke, according to the Newcastle Chronicle (h/t Liverpool Echo). The report claims that the club is also looking at another Liverpool striker, Divock Origi.
The club already have a couple of players on loan from English sides, Salomon Rondon and Kenedy, and would not be allowed to make another loan move in the January window.
Solanke has struggled for game time this season and hasn’t played a single minute of football for the senior side. The 21-year-old did score a goal for the Reds in the Premier League last season and made 21 appearances in the competition.
However, only five of those were starts and the youngster hasn’t featured in any of the cup games this season either. Minutes on the pitch will be tough for the Englishman as Liverpool prefer Roberto Firmino to lead the attack.
Daniel Sturridge has seen a revival in his Anfield career this season and has four goals to his name in all competitions.
Solanke does need time on the pitch to get better and it will be interesting to see if we are willing to let him leave in the winter window or not.
Liverpool injury update: Reds confirm that star attacker has undergone a successful surgery
The Senegalese star’s surgery was supervised by our medics and was successful. The report adds that Mane’s recovery will be monitored in the coming days ahead of our clash against Huddersfield on Saturday.
The 26-year-old is on a bit of a goal drought as he hasn’t scored for club or country since September 1. Mane’s last goal came in the 2-1 win over Leicester and the 26-year-old doesn’t even have an assist to his name since scoring that goal against the Foxes.
Liverpool need their top stars to be firing but have a number of injury concerns ahead of the Huddersfield clash. Virgil van Dijk, Naby Keita, Mohamed Salah and James Milner all have issues that the club have to keep an eye on but we could see a couple of them start against the Terriers.
The Reds haven’t won a game since their 3-0 triumph over Southampton on 22nd September, but we should start as favourites against a win-less Huddersfield.
It will be interesting to see what Jurgen Klopp does with his team. We don’t have tough fixtures until te game against Arsenal November 3, and this is the ideal time for the manager to rotate the squad.
Mane is an important player for the team but he should only play when he is 100% fit.
Barcelona interested in January swoop for 29-year-old Liverpool star
The Croatian has a couple of starts for the Reds this season, with one coming in the 0-0 draw against Manchester City last week.
The 29-year-old has seen his spot in the starting XI taken up by Joe Gomez. Liverpool seem to prefer a centre-back pairing of Gomez and Virgil van Dijk, and that has seen us concede just three goals in eight Premier League games.
The La Liga champions are facing a bit of a crisis at the back, as per the report. Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen are out for a while and that only leaves Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet as the fit central defenders in the team.
Barcelona haven’t looked invincible this season and have conceded nine goals in eight games. They sit second in the league behind Sevilla and have won just four of their opening eight games in the competition.
Lovren, for his part, recently came back from an injury he picked up during the World Cup. The Croatian looked in decent touch against Manchester City and selling him in January would be a big risk taken by the Reds.
Liverpool only have Joel Matip as their other senior central defender and we need to keep the Croatian at the club until the end of the season just in case there’s an injury crisis.
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