Liverpool are reportedly looking to reinforce their defensive setup and are eyeing a January move for AS Roma left-back Emerson Palmieri, as per reports from Gazzamercato (h/t Daily Mail).
The report claims that Jurgen Klopp is looking to fork out €25m (£22m) for the defender and will make a move in the January transfer window. The same source also quotes that Klopp’s interest in Emerson isn’t new, as the German tracked the defender back in the summer transfer window as well. Had it not been for the serious knee injury he suffered back in May, he could have very well joined us.
Emerson is expected to be back in action next month. The defender is currently recovering from a torn ACL and as soon as he returns, Liverpool will make an official approach with a proposal worth €25m. The 23-year-old left-back will be offered a four-and-a-half-year deal. – until 2022 – and will be earning more than what he does at Roma. Should the capital club sanction his move, they will make a considerable profit from the deal given that they only signed him for €2m from Santos back in 2015.
Klopp has time and again been advised to add solid options at the back and despite signing Andrew Roberston this summer, Klopp sees Emerson as a worthy candidate for the job. Alberto Moreno is finally showing some glitters, yet he remains a leery deputy. In Emerson, Klopp will not only add another option, but will get a versatile defender who can also play as a winger. The 23-year-old has also played as a right-back for Roma and was even deployed in advanced positions as well.
Emerson is known to play short and crisp passes and given that he averags 87.4% of pass completion, it perfectly underlines his mentality. Furthermore, unlike Moreno, Emerson loves doing his defensive duties as well and is quite strong in his aerial duels.
The left-back was born in Santos, Brazil and represented the Canarinho at under-17 level during the 2011 South American Under-17 Football Championship and also during 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup. However, with him having an Italian ancestry on his mother’s side, he changed his international allegiance to Italy earlier this month. It now remains to be seen whether Klopp will actually move for Emerson or not.
“We would take Pulisic or Fekir” – Some Liverpool fans want winter signing as journalist shoots down interest in £85m star
Liverpool have been linked with a massive £85million (h/t Liverpool Echo) deal for the French forward, however, the report claims that Jurgen Klopp is not willing to buy players in January as he believes the team can challenge on all fronts.
Pearce did believe that Klopp could spend in the winter window only if we are dealt with a number of injuries.
Liverpool are second in the Premier League and have a decent chance of making it out of their Champions League group too.
However, some fans were not happy with the report from Pearce and wanted the club to sign an attacking midfielder in the winter window.
We need Fekir. Thank you…
— KennyLFC (@Kslyms) November 14, 2018
Liverpool are delusional if they think we can mount a challenge with that midfield.
— Rosebud Films (@FilmsRosebud) November 14, 2018
Bad news Pearce strikes again!
— Anish (@Anish_Dogra) November 14, 2018
— Sam (@Sam_Gocher) November 14, 2018
I don’t have enough fingers to count the amount of buzzkills that @JamesPearceEcho delivers to us Liverpool supporters😭
— Dylan van der Spuy (@dylanvdspuy14) November 14, 2018
Bring him on he’s needed
— Mel♥️😜❤️ (@MelMboma) November 14, 2018
*pretends to be shocked* pic.twitter.com/DLH8ZmyhXO
— @Virgil_VD (@Virgil_VD) November 14, 2018
Couldn’t help yourself pic.twitter.com/vfZIC5G8ui
— A.Y (@reddalasisoahc) November 14, 2018
Dembele , no thanks , we would take Pulisic or Fekir please
— Saket Dhodapkar (@saketdhodapkar) November 14, 2018
Hmmmm just like Alison, VVD, Salah, Robbo etc…..
— RedMac (@Grahammcgarty) November 14, 2018
— Gabriel Santos (@gabrielcrf07) November 14, 2018
Liverpool target doesn’t rule out moving to the Premier League in the future
Christian Pulisic hasn’t ruled out playing in the Premier League someday. The American is one of the best youngsters in the Bundesliga and was brought to Borussia Dortmund by Jurgen Klopp.
Pulisic was quoted by the Express as saying:
“England, the Premier League, is a league where lots of kids dream of playing.
“So there is no reason why maybe one day I won’t play here.”
The Express adds that Klopp bid £11million for the American in 2016 but Dortmund rejected that offer. Pulisic has helped the club to the top of the Bundesliga this season and has two goals and two assists.
The report adds that Manchester United are also interested in the 20-year-old, and could rival any bid made by the Anfield giants.
The American added that he is enjoying his season with the Germans and knows that tabloid tales are part of the game.
Pulisic would be a wonderful addition to the team, and the youngster can play in a number of positions in the attacking third.
The 20-year-old would not come on the cheap, however, Klopp can make the American better at Anfield. It will be interesting to see what happens in the winter window, and if we get Pulisic, it would be the blockbuster deal of the January window,
“Looks sad, unwilling”, “Cheer up mate” – Some Liverpool fans believe star attacker is unhappy playing for national side
Mohamed Salah was recently in the news after being caught wearing a Playboy shirt. While many commented on his style, the Egyptian posted yet another image before the international break.
Salah is set to play for Egypt in an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Tunisia on Friday, and the pressure would be on the Liverpool man to get the three points for the Pharaohs.
The Liverpool attacker shared an image suggesting he was ready to play for the national side.
Reporting for National Team duty… pic.twitter.com/pFwSLXXjhB
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) November 14, 2018
However, some of his Twitter followers weren’t happy with the picture he selected and believed the 26-year-old was unhappy playing for the Pharaohs.
Salah has been exceptional for club and country in recent years with Egypt making it to the World Cup in the summer.
The Reds reached the Champions League final but Salah had to be subbed after 30 minutes due to an injury.
The 26-year-old has 11 goals for club and country this season and will be important for both sides throughout the campaign.
However, the fans weren’t letting go of the picture easily, and here are some of their reactions from Twitter.
lol the pic tells about how you feel joining national duty
— Dalia Khashan (@DaliaKhashan) November 14, 2018
@meanjoebeanz seems happy
— James Ferrier (@Jdferrier) November 14, 2018
Good luck for you, Mo 💖
— Tiffany P Lukitasari (@puteritiffany) November 14, 2018
Look sad, unwilling 😭😭😭
— Laffing_Gor (@Laffing_Gor) November 14, 2018
Cheer up mate
— Lewis Campbell (@Campbelllfc) November 14, 2018
Yh we get it you don’t like the Egyptian FA ffs
— Caesar (@CaesarMS7) November 14, 2018
reporting for call of duty
— Murad (@murad___92) November 14, 2018
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