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Rant of the day: Jurgen Klopp has to get things right in the Marbella training camp



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Liverpool players

Liverpool opinion: Jurgen Klopp has to get things right during this training camp

Liverpool whisked away to Marbella for four days after their 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.

The Reds proved they can play the same level of attacking football like they did last season and could have scored more than the three against the Cherries on Saturday.

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino looked great while our defence, without Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold, were water-tight.

The Reds gave a fitting reply to Manchester City in the chase for the Premier League crown, however, the Cityzens answered back with an incredible 6-0 hammering of Chelsea.

Liverpool against Bournemouth

Liverpool against Bournemouth

Liverpool seemed to be on the right path ahead of our clash against Bayern Munich, however, Jurgen Klopp has to get things right in this training camp.

The last break did not go well for the Reds

The Reds had a warm weather training camp in Dubai when there was no FA Cup action. There was some good news in Dubai though, as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was seen taking part in some sessions, but our performances after returning from there weren’t that great.

We looked lethargic and bereft of ideas against Leicester and were a little lucky to come out with a point against the Foxes.

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Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk against West Ham

The next game was against West Ham, and it was a bit of a miracle how we did not concede more than the one goal at the London Stadium.

It was difficult to swallow both results, given that we barely concede goals. Both teams opened us up with ease.

Not having Gomez and Alexander-Arnold due to injuries hurt, and Klopp’s decision to play Jordan Henderson as the right-back against Leicester did not work out.

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Further, our attack seemed out of sorts and it was only in the Bournemouth game did we see the best of the team.

Time to release the handbrake

Liverpool played their patented 4-3-3 against the Cherries and looked fantastic. Georginio Wijnaldum returning to the team was another boost, and he scored a brilliant goal too.

Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool

Georginio Wijnaldum

Trent also got a few minutes, and it will be interesting to see if the Englishman starts against Bayern Munich next Tuesday.

There was also some good news with the squad travelling to Marbella, as the latest Liverpool news confirmed that Oxlade-Chamberlain also travelled with the side.

The two games against Bayern and United could decide how our season goes, and Klopp needs to get things right.

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool

Mohamed Salah

The Reds lost their way a bit with the two league draws, and even though we are still in a great position to lift the title, it is imperative we do not give another chance for Manchester City to deliver a psychological blow.

If we beat Manchester United away at Old Trafford in few days time, after a good performance against Bayern, then it would set us up nicely for the rest of this season.

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That could be the final straw that breaks the camel’s back, and hopefully, Klopp returns from Marbella with 31 warriors that will tear up the football field till May.

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World-class Liverpool target set to move away from La Liga club in the summer



Latest Liverpool transfer news: James Rodriguez could be on his way to the Premier League

Sky Sports Germany (h/t Mirror) reports that James Rodriguez will not extend his stay with Bayern Munich and wants a new club in the summer.

The 27-year-old joined the Bavarians on a two-year loan deal in 2017 from Real Madrid, and the report claims that the Colombian has struggled to settle at the Bundesliga club.

Rodriguez has put up some great performances for the Bavarians this season and scored 7 goals in the Bundesliga.

Bayern had the choice of signing the Colombian permanently for £37million, but the report claims that Rodriguez isn’t interested in staying at the club.

The report adds that the 27-year-old will meet with agent Jorge Mendes and discuss his future move, and he isn’t interested in staying at Real Madrid too. Zinedine Zidane is back at the club, and he doesn’t see Rodriguez in his plans, according to the report.

Liverpool interested in Rodriguez

The report claims that Liverpool are interested in the Colombian but so are a couple of other Premier League sides.

Manchester United and Arsenal are also keeping tabs on the 27-year-old, and the report claims that Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in Rodriguez.

James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez

Liverpool already have a fantastic first-team under Jurgen Klopp but could do with another attacking midfielder in the side.

Rodriguez’s time at Bayern has been average, to say the least, and there is no surety if he will fit into the scheme of things at Anfield.

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The Reds play a high-energy game under Klopp and it will be interesting to see who we sign once the season is complete.

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Boost for the Reds as Klopp provides positive news over two Liverpool stars returning to fitness



Latest Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp provides a positive update on two Liverpool players

Jurgen Klopp provided some positive news regarding Roberto Firmino’s return to the first-team.

The Brazilian missed our last three games and is working to regain fitness ahead of the Champions League final against Tottenham.

The forward is at our training camp at Marbella, and Klopp claimed that the Brazilian still needs to be looked after (h/t

“Bobby looks really good [and] he is now part of training. It was not too long out, but of course we are still careful and want to make sure nothing happens.”

The manager added that Firmino had played in some of the smaller games with the rest of the players and it was “the first step to play football.”

“Today he was in around about 70 per cent of the session. Tomorrow he will probably be in completely, we will see, then hopefully it will be fine.”

More good news for Liverpool

Firmino returning to fitness for the final would be a huge boost to our attack.

The Brazilian has a great relationship with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, and the trio could cause Tottenham all sorts of problems.

Klopp also spoke about another injured player as Naby Keita is making a return from an abductor injury sustained against Barcelona at the Nou Camp:

“Naby is, I would say, a bit ahead of schedule, but that doesn’t mean anything for the final.”

The German added that the player is running and doing some work, and spoke about Keita possibly playing in the Africa Cup of Nations in the summer.

“For me, it would be good if Naby would be 100 per cent fit and could play the Africa Cup of Nations, to be 100 per cent honest.”

However, Klopp confirmed that Keita would not be playing in the tournament if he wasn’t completely fit, and claimed that the medical staff would work to get the Guinea midfielder back to his best.

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Liverpool have just over a week before the final and hopefully, we have Firmino ready to go against Spurs at the Wanda Metropolitano.

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Promising Liverpool starlet to sign new deal and join Scottish giants on loan



Liverpool FC transfer news: Sheyi Ojo close to joining Steven Gerrard at Rangers

The Daily Star reports that 21-year-old winger Sheyi Ojo will sign a new five-year deal with Liverpool and then be on the move.

The English youngster was on loan at Reims last season but only made three starts for the Ligue 1 side. Ojo did play 18 games in all competitions for the French side, but most of them came off the bench.

The report claims that Ojo will be joining Rangers after signing a new deal with the Reds. Gers manager Steven Gerrard used his connections to sign a couple of players from Liverpool last season.

Ryan Kent was a success at the club, and the report claims that Gerrard is looking to keep the Englishman for another season.

However, Kent is expected to move to another club, and the report claims that Ojo would be his replacement for the Scottish giants.

Ojo needs to play regular football

The report claims that Ojo is highly rated at Anfield, and it should not come as a surprise if he is loaned out for another season.

The English winger will find it difficult to get regular minutes under Jurgen Klopp next season. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane could do with some competition, however, Ojo hasn’t proven his ability in a top league yet.

It will be interesting to track his development next season and see if he performs better than Kent at Rangers.

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The Reds are blessed with young attacking talent at the moment, with Harry Wilson also shining at Derby County this season.

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