Emre Can’s contract saga is getting murkier and stranger by the day. The German international has so far refused to sign an extension with us and he will become a free agent at the end of the season.
The former Bayer Leverkusen man was a player that Juventus wanted in the summer but they could not finalise a deal with Liverpool and now their CEO Giuseppe Marotta has claimed that they will not be coming back to sign any player in the winter window.
As quoted by Goal, the Italian said:
“We will not sign anybody in January. We are currently achieving our objectives in the Champions League, where we have a hard group.”
While it is a boost that gives us a lot more time to get the contract talks done with Can, it also could be a big loss for us if he does not sign a new deal and leaves us for free. After spending so much time in developing a player, letting him leave on a free transfer would be a slap on our faces.
Can, for his part, has not really done much to endear the fans to his side this season and apart from a couple of good performances in Europe, we are still to see the player that turned up the style in the final quarter of last season.
We might be getting Naby Keita next summer but losing Can and getting Keita in is a bit of a half glass full situation. Can has the talent to become one of the best in the world but he just does not seem to be playing to his potential or even looking to improve at the moment.
His stubbornness to sign a new contract without a release clause might just see him leave us for free and it is a bit of a surprise as to why Jurgen Klopp is playing him when we have the likes of Marko Grujic sitting on the bench and hoping for a shot in the first-team.
If we are clear that Can is not going to sign a new contract, he should be left on the bench and we should look to play others in the team. We took a hard stance with Philippe Coutinho last summer and it could be time for us to do something similar with Can.
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
Liverpool target’s agent claims player is happy at current club
Ousmane Dembele’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, has claimed that the Frenchman is not looking to leave Barcelona.
“The club is happy with Ousmane.
“Dembele doesn’t care about criticisms. Some of them are unfair. He is 20, he plays for Barcelona and he had a great start to the season.”
The agent further claimed that the player has to do better and the Frenchman was sick for a while which led to a few controversies.
Sissoko added that the national team manager and Barcelona’s Eric Abidal were happy with the attacker.
“Ousmane keeps working for a big club, the manager likes him and the same goes for Deschamps. I know Abidal is also very happy with how he is training and working for his club.”
Dembele seems to be doing better when compared to the same time frame last season. The Frenchman has scored four goals from 11 La Liga games and has one from two Champions League ties.
The former Borussia Dortmund player would be an amazing signing for the Reds, but we would have to pay a huge amount to sign him from Barcelona.
The 21-year-old would certainly improve our attack, and it will be interesting to see what our activity would be in the winter window.
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