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Liverpool’s great start to the season has seen a number of people speak out about James Milner. The England midfielder has been shifted successfully to a left-back and has kept Alberto Moreno out of the team.

It seems that the Englishman’s ability has become the talk of the town and in the team as well. Nathaniel Clyne, who plays on the opposite flank, shared his thoughts about the versatility of the 30-year-old star.

“He seems to make it look easy! I’ve trained my whole career to be a full-back and he comes in and makes it look easy! He’s enjoying it and also getting on the scoresheet.

“He’s a very experienced professional – every team needs a James Milner in their side. He can play in any position.”

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Clyne also shared what the nickname for the right-back was at Liverpool.

“The manager has called me a machine in the past.

“I’m not entirely sure why, it’s probably because I play in loads of games and rarely get injured or come off with knocks.

“All I try and do is my best for the team and try not to complain about anything.”

Milner and Clyne: Partners in crime

Liverpool’s attack is certainly the talking point this season as the Reds are the top scorers in the league. But the duo of Milner and Clyne have been doing their bit for the team as well. Clyne has always been the most consistent Liverpool player since signing for the club but Milner has been exceptional this campaign.

The 30-year-old former Manchester City player has been shifted to a new role but it seems he has been playing in this position for years. Playing as the left-back in any system is tough, especially when you are a midfielder. But playing in Klopp’s high-pressing and high-energy system is not the easiest thing in the world.

Nevertheless, the duo have not only done well in attack but have done their bit in keeping Liverpool in games as well. Milner is also the top scorer for Liverpool with four goals, though all of them are from penalties.


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Liverpool interested in 20-year-old England youth international available for £3million



Liverpool FC transfer news: Reds interested in Coventry’s Tom Bayliss

The Birmingham Mail claims that Liverpool are one of the several Premier League clubs interested in Tom Bayliss. The Coventry City midfielder did a great job as he helped his club gain promotion to League One.

The 20-year-old is an England youth international and has racked up 73 appearances for Coventry over two seasons.

The report claims that the youngster was a subject of two bids from Derby County in January 2018, and a fee of £3million could be enough to sign the midfielder.

Tom Bayliss

Tom Bayliss

Merseyside rivals Everton have also been linked with Bayliss while West Ham United, Aston Villa and Leeds United are also keeping an eye on the talent (h/t Birmingham Mail).

The report adds that the youngster has been watched by Premier League sides in the previous campaign and is regarded as one of the brightest talents in League One.

Coventry’s chief executive Dave Boddy also claimed there have not been any bids for the player, but there is a lot of speculation on his future (h/t Birmingham Mail).

Always looking out for youth players

The Reds have seen several young talents move up through the system and impress on loan.

Liverpool saw the likes of Ryan Kent, Harry Wilson and Marko Grujic excel away on loan last season, and it will be interesting to see if we make a move for Bayliss.

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The Reds should be on the lookout for youth players that can improve the team, and we have seen a few of them break into the main squad under Jurgen Klopp.

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Liverpool star’s £4.5m-per-year demand could be a problem as two Serie A clubs are interested



Latest Liverpool transfer news: Dejan Lovren’s salary is a problem for Serie A clubs

CalcioNapoli24 (h/t Daily Star) claims that Napoli are interested in the services of Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren. The report claims that AC Milan and Napoli are offering Lovren the chance of regular football.

The Croatian fell down the pecking order at Liverpool last season, with Joe Gomez and Joel Matip preferred to partner Virgil van Dijk.

The 29-year-old Lovren started 11 Premier League games and did a decent job throughout the campaign, however, the lack of games has left Lovren considering his future, according to the report.

Napoli can offer Champions League football for the centre-back while AC Milan will participate in the Europa League next season.

The problem for both clubs lies in Lovren’s wage demands. The report claims that the Croatian wants £4.5m-per-year in wages and has two years left on his Liverpool contract.

Milan News (h/t Daily Star) adds that Lovren’s representatives were in Milan to discuss a possible move to the San Siro. The report claims that Lovren is interested in playing for the Milan giants and a deal worth £25m is being discussed.

Klopp would have to enter the market to replace Lovren

Lovren has been a quality member of the side and has always given it his all. Should he decide to leave for regular football, we have to sign a replacement. Liverpool had some defensive headaches, with fractures for Matip and Gomez last season, while Lovren also suffered a few injuries.

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The Reds cannot go into the season with only three senior centre-backs, and it will be interesting to see what actions are taken regarding Lovren in the summer.

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Dutch giants set £30m price-tag for 26-year-old sensation amidst Liverpool interest



Liverpool FC transfer news: Ajax want £30m for Hakim Ziyech amidst Liverpool interest

De Telegraaf (h/t Mirror) claims that Eredivisie champions Ajax want just over £30m for star attacker Hakim Ziyech.

The Moroccan international was one of their best performers in an incredible campaign as they reached the Champions League semi-final.

Hakim Ziyech

Hakim Ziyech

The report adds that there could be a battle for the Moroccan as Arsenal and Liverpool have been linked with the attacker earlier.

Serie A side AS Roma have already bid for the 26-year-old while there is interest in Ziyech from Germany and Spain (h/t Mirror).

Marc Overmars, Ajax’s director of football, added that Ziyech would leave in the summer, but the report claims that the Moroccan isn’t keen on any of the bids that the Dutch giants have received.

The 26-year-old scored 19 goals and provided 16 assists for Ajax last season. Ziyech can play in several positions but his best performances came when he was deployed as a winger.

Hakim Ziyech

Hakim Ziyech

Liverpool could do with a versatile attacker

Ajax’s asking price isn’t too high given the performances of Ziyech last season, and he would make an excellent signing for the Reds. The Moroccan can provide cover for several positions and can take up the role of an attacking midfielder under Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool have a great team at the moment and a few quality additions could improve us further.

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Ziyech would not be a starter for the Reds, but he could be a game-changer off the bench in some of the tighter clashes.

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