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Mario Balotelli might not have fit into the Liverpool scheme of things well but the Italian has found a new lease on life at Nice. The former AC Milan star was a flop at Anfield and even stated that both Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klopp did not have the greatest of impressions on the striker.

Balo scored just four goals in his only season at Liverpool and he did term his move to the club as his biggest mistake. The Italian has now scored seven goals in eight games for Nice, which has seen them climb to the top of the French league, ahead of PSG as well.

The Italian did state that one Liverpool player should leave the club and join him at Nice.

“I’ve talked to him,” Balotelli told Telefoot, per French football writer Matt Spiro. “What a waste! He should leave Liverpool. He should come here.”

Sakho, who is rated at €20.4 Million by the CIES Football Observatory, has been linked with a move away from the Reds in January. The 26-year-old defender has not played for Liverpool this season and was even sent back from the preseason camp in the United States of America.

The French defender also had a go at the club but he has been playing for the U23s and it does seem that his time is up at the club.

France calling for Sakho


There have been many reports linking Sakho with a return to France. The former PSG man was brought to England from the French capital but clubs such as Lille are reported to be interested in his signing.

Moving to France does seem to be the best option but there are reports which are claiming that the 26-year-old could remain in England as Leicester City and West Ham want to strengthen their defence.

Sakho would be a great signing for Lucian Favre as he has turned the French club around. Credit must also be given to the former Borussia Monchengladbach coach as he seems to be getting the best out of Balotelli this season, which is not the easiest thing to do.

The French club could be a perfect place for the out of favour Sakho. He still is one of the strongest defenders in world football and returning home would make sense for him as he looks to get back to his best.

It is a certainty that the centre-back has no future at Liverpool and the sooner his situation is resolved, the better it will be for him and Liverpool. Hopefully, the manager will let him go in January and a permanent solution can be found.

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Bad news for Liverpool? Gary Neville claims Man City will have this advantage over the Reds during next two Premier League match days

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Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville claims that Manchester City have an advantage over Liverpool in the next two rounds of the Premier League.

The Reds played before City in the last weekend and piled on the pressure after defeating Crystal Palace. City made light work of Huddersfield and will play before the Reds after the FA Cup and Carabao Cup games.

Neville was speaking to Sky Sports (h/t Express) and claimed playing first was preferable:

“[It makes] a big difference.

“It’s preferable.”

The Sky Sports pundit further claimed that during his playing days at United, the team felt playing first was an advantage. Getting the points first before their rivals was always preferred, according to Neville, and he believed City will put the pressure on Liverpool.

“Either go further in front or close the gap. There’s no doubt it’s a different type of pressure.

“City will absolutely want to be closing that gap to one point, and asking Liverpool have they got it in them to stand the pressure of playing the day after or two days after.”

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City play Newcastle away a day before we host Leicester City. Pep Guardiola’s men then host Arsenal a day prior to us travelling to West Ham United.

The Premier League champions can cut the lead to just one point before we face Leicester, and it will be important for us to respond in the perfect manner, irrespective of City’s result.

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Liverpool haven’t dropped many points this season, and if we win these two Premier League games, the pressure will be back on our rivals as the race for the title heats up.

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“This makes me very happy”, “Extremely happy for him” – Some Liverpool fans excited as star Englishman returns to training in Dubai

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Liverpool are off to the sunny shores of Dubai for a much-needed warm weather break. The Reds lead the Premier League but came off two tough wins in recent weeks.

The last one saw us just about defeat Crystal Palace at Anfield and a few players are doubtful for the clash against Leicester City.

Fabinho and Trent Alexander-Arnold are facing fitness issues, however, there was some good news for the Liverpool fans as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was caught training in Dubai.

The Englishman picked up an ACL injury in our Champions League tie against AS Roma last season and has not played for the side since.

The Reds have missed his driving runs and goals this season. Who knows what the team could have done if Liverpool had Oxlade-Chamberlain playing from the first game in this campaign!

It would be fantastic if we can have the Ox back for some games during the later stage of the season as we look to win a trophy under Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds hold a four-point lead over Manchester City and have some tough games remaining this season.

Several fans were excited over Ox’s training and here are some of their reactions from Twitter.

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“He sometimes sends me messages” – Virgil van Dijk cannot believe this Liverpool legend texts him prior to games

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Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk has revealed that club legend Sir Kenny Dalglish messages the Dutchman before games.

Van Dijk is one of the best defenders in the world and has helped the Reds to the top of the Premier League.

The Dutchman joined the Reds from Southampton last year and told Liverpoolfc.com about spoke about the King being open with Van Dijk:

“Kenny Dalglish gave me his mobile number in the very beginning and told me to ring him at any time.

“It is unbelievable when he sometimes sends me messages before games. That is what Liverpool is about.”

The defender added that on match-days he gets to meet many legends and learn more about the club’s history.

The Dutch defender has possibly been the best player for the Reds this season, and could reach legendary status, just like Kenny if he keeps doing the job at the back.

It isn’t just Van Dijk who has been great, the rest of the Liverpool back-four has been fantastic in most games. The Dutchman is an incredible presence at the back, and he seems to make players better if they play alongside him.

The Reds have one of the best defences in Europe, and should we keep things tight at the back, there is a chance of winning silverware under Jurgen Klopp.

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If the Dutchman helps us to the Premier League title, there is no doubt he would be considered as one of the best to have ever played for Liverpool.

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