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The transfer window is always an exciting one for football fans; there is nothing like it. Clubs constantly get linked with players from almost every country in the world; well, not really, but you get the drift.

Robert Lewandowski could have been a Blackburn Rovers striker had it not been for an erupting volcano. Julien Faubert actually spent a season on loan at Real Madrid from West Ham, yes, West Ham and well, we signed Stewart Downing over Juan Mata.

So, it isn’t too exciting when actual transfers take place. The likes of Christian Poulsen and Paul Konchesky still haunt us and we should not forget the good old El Hadji Diouf after Senegal’s impressive World Cup in 2002.

The less we speak about Diouf (right), the better

Over the years, most of the links and rumours bringing players to Liverpool haven’t been from the top sides. Sure, we got some real bargains such as Luis Suarez, Steve Finnan, Fernando Torres but over the last decade or so, only Torres was the player that was actively pursued by bigger clubs.

There are also stories of us losing transfer targets to other clubs, such as Mohamed Salah joining Chelsea when he could have been a Red a few years ago.

However, things seem to be changing and for the better, it seems.

Big-name players coming to Liverpool

At least they are being linked now. Since Jurgen Klopp’s second season in charge, we have been linked with some big names in football and are willing to splash the cash for the players too.

Virgil van Dijk, Naby Keita and Fabinho are examples of us spending the cash on big players but what is more important is that we are being linked with stars from Real Madrid and the likes.

Recently, we have been linked with huge transfers for Alisson of AS Roma and even Marco Asensio of Real Madrid. Alisson is Brazil’s No.1 keeper while Asensio is one of the most exciting players to come out of Spain in recent times.

This wasn’t always the scenario as we were looking for cut-price deals and bargains throughout the years. Gone are the days when Gerard Houllier brought in his wheeling-dealing Frenchman or French-speaking players.

Rafa Benitez also did his bit by bringing in a few players but we can cut him the slack as we won the Champions League under him.

Marco Asensio

Marco Asensio

Now, under Klopp, we seem to be doing extremely well and the Champions League is back at Liverpool for a second year running. We even reached the final last season but let’s not talk about the negatives.

Players want to come to Liverpool now, well at least it seems so, and there is a positive vibe around Anfield due to Klopp and his radiant smile.

Even FSG are willing to back the manager as we brought in big-money signings such as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Keita, and the likes. We were also really close to landing Nabil Fekir.

It might be Klopp’s “hugology” that gets the most attention from the media but behind the scenes, the German has made us an incredible unit.

Sadio Mane

The Champions League is an important draw for the best players in the world and Klopp knows that. Qualifying for the competition for the last two years has been a great achievement by the German and we seem set for another great season, even without buying an attacker.

The team plays an electric brand of football, the players are happy, the fans are happy (mostly) and the club is on the up.

Why wouldn’t a player want to come to us?

Sure, some of the figures for the top players might be out of our reach but hey, at least we are in the news and it isn’t just our players being linked with a move away to Barcelona or Real.

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We might not land Asensio, Oblak or Alisson but we are slowly getting there and if things go right under Klopp, it will be the La Liga giants who will have to keep hold of their players as we are on the prowl.

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Liverpool star fails to hide frustration despite celebrating PSG winner

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Mohamed Salah didn’t score in Liverpool’s thrilling 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain. Instead, he almost cost us the game.

The former Roma attacker gave the ball away as PSG scored their equalizer in the 83rd minute. However, Roberto Firmino saved us with an incredible goal in stoppage time.

A video surfaced of Salah throwing a bottle after Firmino’s goal. Although the Egyptian celebrated the winner, he was seen flinging a bottle away.

Rio Ferdinand hinted this wasn’t frustration and claimed the Liverpool attacker had his own way of celebrating. The former Manchester United defender was quoted by the Metro saying:

“I think Salah’s celebrating in his own way. His hands were up at the beginning of that. The first picture [shows] his hands were up [celebrating].”

Salah hasn’t been at his best since the start of the season and only has a couple of goals to his name. Sadio Mane has taken up the scoring mantle in his place and has five goals to his name while Firmino now has three.

The Egyptian might have felt relieved at the winner. However, the 25-year-old was responsible for Kylian Mbappe’s goal and his muted celebration could be ominous for the opposition in the coming weeks.

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Salah has been taking shots and finding the open spaces but things aren’t going well for him. There is no doubt that once he starts scoring regularly, there will be no stopping him. All he needs is a bit of luck this season.

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“Who did the Pirate better?” – Some Liverpool fans go crazy after Klopp copies celebration post PSG win

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Roberto Firmino scored the winning goal in an enthralling encounter against Paris Saint-Germain. Liverpool led 2-0 but were pegged back to 2-2 in the 83rd minute.

The Brazilian didn’t start the game but produced the telling moment in the 91st minute. Anfield went wild after the game and Firmino had another brilliant celebration in the spur of the moment.

The attacker covered his left eye after beating the PSG keeper. This could have been in reference to the eye injury he picked up against Tottenham last weekend.

Jan Vertonghen poked the Brazilian but it didn’t matter as we beat Tottenham and did the same to PSG too.

Firmino has had a number of celebrations in recent years such as “shooting the gun”, “kung-fu kicks” and taking his shirt off and getting yellow carded.

Jurgen Klopp also got into the act as he copied Firmino’s latest celebration during the post-match interviews and a number of fans reacted to the boss doing this bit.

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(Video) Watch Sadio Mane completely destroy Neymar with filthy skill during Champions League clash

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Sadio Mane

Liverpool’s match against Paris Saint-Germain was the pick of the clashes from the first round of Champions League fixtures and what a tie it was.

The Reds raced into a 2-0 lead, thanks to goals from Daniel Sturridge and James Milner. PSG weren’t giving up without a fight as Thomas Meunier pulled one back before half-time.

Kylian Mbappe scored in the 83rd minute but Roberto Firmino had the last laugh with the winner in the 91st minute.

The clash featured some of the best players in the world but there was one moment of brilliance from Sadio Mane.

The Senegal international couldn’t score in the game but he did destroy Neymar on the pitch. The incident happened in the first-half as Mane was attacking down the right and the Brazilian was trying to defend.

A move here, a drop of the shoulder there and poof, the Liverpool man burst into the box. Neymar was taken to the cleaners and it set the tone for the Brazilian to barely figure in the game.

Mane was excellent in the first half as we harried and bullied PSG into submission. The Senegal man didn’t score a goal but he surely made life tough for the French side.

We have started our Champions League campaign in excellent fashion and our next European tie is against Napoli in Italy.

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Should Mane and the rest of the team go in with the same sort of mentality, a win against Napoli is a given. For now, we should plan for all three points against Southampton on Saturday.

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