Liverpool scored six past Watford on Sunday and one player that got on the score sheet was German midfielder Emre Can. The 22-year-old continued in the heart of the team in place of Georginio Wijnaldum and after a tough start, got his just rewards, as he headed in Liverpool’s third goal before half-time.
The former Bayer Leverkusen man, who is rated at €44.3 Million by the CIES Football Observatory, has cemented his place in the XI thanks to Wijnaldum’s injury during the last international break and seems to be getting better with each game. This was also his second goal of the season, which was his tally for the entirety of last season.
The 22-year-old’s performances seem to have caught the eye of the Liverpool management and according to the Express; his contract is going to be renewed.
Can’s current contract ends in 2018 but it seems the German wants to spend a few years more at Anfield.
“Yes, the club have spoken to my agent,” Can said. “The talks are going very good.
“I have one-and-a-half years left. I am still under contract and it is my agent’s work [to sort it out]. I am very happy here at Liverpool.”
Title talk is premature
Liverpool have been brilliant in attack this season and sit on top of the Premier League for the first time since May 2014. It is not a surprise that many are tipping the Reds to win their first ever Premier League and with no European football to distract them, it could come true.
Can though is not getting caught in the title talk and isn’t even sure about how the club could win it.
“If you play for a club like Liverpool you have to think always about titles,” Can added.
“The target at such a big club is always to win silverware. Of course we want to win the title but we don’t know if we will win it.
“We want to make history but it comes from hard work, it comes from belief, it comes from confidence.
“There’s a long, long way to go. We have to look not to tomorrow but to today. We can dream. Everybody can dream but you have to see the truth.”
A fearsome attack
While the midfielder seems to be enjoying his role alongside Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana, credit must be given to the front three of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. The players have torn most of the opponents to shreds and that has catapulted the Reds to the top of the table.
There still is a long way to go for the league season to end and even Klopp stated that the Reds have a long road to go. But the signs are looking good and if the midfield can dominate the opposition like they did against Crystal Palace and Watford, Liverpool will make it a title chase to remember.
Injury updates on two Liverpool stars that missed 3-1 win over Manchester United
Liverpool continue their Premier League journey with a tough trip to Molineux against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Wolves will not be easy opponents for the Premier League leaders on Friday as they held Manchester City and defeated Chelsea earlier this season.
Liverpool come off a comfortable 3-1 win over Manchester United, and Jurgen Klopp shared some injury news ahead of the clash.
The German revealed that Trent Alexander-Arnold is looking good after missing the win over United but won’t be ready for the clash against Wolves (h/t Liverpoolfc.com).
“It actually looks surprisingly good.
“I think Wolves will still be a bit too early but after that, they told me we can think about him.
“But for that, he needs to train. So far he didn’t train but the pain goes down second by second, which is good, and then in the moment when he can deal with it, he is on the pitch, and in the moment he is on the pitch we’ll make a decision.”
The Reds played with Nathaniel Clyne as the right-back on Sunday and we James Milner missed the United game too.
The Englishman was not risked by Klopp on Sunday, and Milner shared an update on his injury.
“I just had a bit of a sensation in my hamstring at the end of the Napoli game and made the decision, the manager made the decision [to miss Sunday’s game].”@JamesMilner injury latest 👇https://t.co/DximOZQRPx
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 18, 2018
Hopefully, we get Trent back quickly as the games come thick and fast in the festive period.
(Photos) Liverpool players train hard ahead of testing Wolverhampton Wanderers clash
Liverpool face another tough game in the Premier League on Friday as the leaders face Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.
The Wolves might be newly promoted but also have a win over Chelsea and a draw against Manchester City at home.
The Reds are in fantastic form going into the game with a huge win over Manchester United at the weekend.
Sadio Mane scored the opening goal of the game against United, and the Senegal star was pictured in training. Mohamed Salah would also want to score a goal or two against the Wolves, and the pair seemed to be ready for the clash.
Our defence wasn’t tested much by the Red Devils on Sunday, but Alisson would want to forget about the mistake that cost us a goal.
The Brazilian should be joined in the starting XI by Virgil van Dijk, and the Dutch defender certainly looks up for another battle on Friday.
James Milner and Adam Lallana did not play in the win over United, but the pair could join Jordan Henderson in the first-team action as Jurgen Klopp could mix things up ahead of a crazy run of games.
Naby Keita was also pictured training and the Guinea midfielder is slowly coming into his own in his first season at Anfield.
Keita was great in the win over United but his midfield partner, Fabinho, was the best performer in that win.
Liverpool can extend their lead at the top to four points before Manchester City play Crystal Palace on Saturday, and that pressure could see the Cityzens crack, as they did against Chelsea recently.
James Milner to return? – Predicted Liverpool line-up to face Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolverhampton Wanderers host the Reds on Friday as we look to extend our lead at the top of the Premier League to four points.
Liverpool come off a couple of huge wins over Napoli and Manchester United but the Wolves will not be easy fodder given their exploits this season.
They have already defeated Chelsea and drawn with Manchester City, so the Reds have to be wary of their opposition.
Liverpool were incredible in the win over United, but Jurgen Klopp could make some changes in the starting XI as we look to keep the players fresh.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is a doubt for the game with Joe Gomez and Joel Matip recovering from injuries, and here is our predicted line-up for Klopp’s men.
Predicted Liverpool XI
Manager: Jurgen Klopp
The Brazilian made an error in the 3-1 win over United, but that shouldn’t faze him as we look for all three points on Friday.
James Milner (RB)
Nathaniel Clyne did a decent job in defence, but it is unlikely he will start two games in five days for us, and we could see Milner coming into the right-back slot.
Virgil van Dijk (CB)
Possibly the best defender in the world, Van Dijk has barely put a foot wrong at Liverpool and the centre-back needs to be vigil against a crafty Wolves team.
Dejan Lovren (CB)
Lovren was barely threatened at the back by United, but the Croatian will face a tougher test at Molineux.
Andy Robertson (LB)
The best left-back in the league should start on Friday as the games keep on coming.
Jordan Henderson (CM)
It was a surprise seeing Henderson not starting against United, but the captain should make a return on Friday.
The performance against United was possibly Fabinho’s best since joining the Reds, and the Brazilian should continue in the team.
Naby Keita (CAM)
The Guinea midfielder had a great game for us on Sunday and hopefully, plays more down the middle against Wolves.
Xherdan Shaqiri (RAM)
Roberto Firmino ran his socks off against United, and the Brazilian could get a rest with super-sub Shaqiri being the third man in our attack.
Sadio Mane (LAM)
Mane found his scoring boots against United, and the Liverpool forward seems set to score more on Friday.
Mohamed Salah (ST)
Salah was marshalled well by the United defence on Sunday, and we could see a similar tactic being used by the Wolves.
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