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Liverpool’s star midfielder Emre Can has attracted the attention of Europe’s elite following an impressive run of form.

The Germany international’s current contract expires in the summer and he is still yet to pen fresh terms with the Reds. Can has entered the final six months of his contract and will be able to hold talks with foreign clubs from January 1 onwards.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has expressed his desire to keep Can at Anfield, calling on the club to convince the German international to stay. But any talks over a fresh deal for the midfielder appear to have hit a standstill.

According to Corriere dello Sport (h/t talkSPORT), La Liga giants Real Madrid are the latest side to have entered the race to sign Can from Liverpool in January.

Italian champions Juventus are very much interested in signing the tenacious midfielder when the transfer window opens in January. With a host of clubs sniffing around Can, Real do not seem to want to risk waiting until the summer and are hence ready to pounce on our player in January. However, it is believed Liverpool chiefs are unlikely to accept any offers unless a bid in excess of £15-20m is tabled.

Real boss Zinedine Zidane is keen to sign a midfielder in January and feels that Can is the ideal candidate to solve his midfield problems. Real have not enjoyed a positive start in the league and trail arch-rivals Barcelona by 8 points after 14 games.

Can, being a versatile player, could inspire life into the Real Madrid side that is desperate for some kind of lift at the moment. While the likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Isco have underperformed, Ronaldo and Karim Benzema have been struggling in front of goal.

The 23-year-old could be available at a cut-price and Zidane feels that the German is the player who can add the steel and bite to the side that has looked shaky at times.

Can joined Liverpool from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014 and has since made 101 appearances, scoring 8 goals. He played the full 90 minutes as part of a back-three in our 5-1 victory over Brighton on Saturday. The German played a key role in our side’s win, scoring the opener in the 30th minute with a bullet header from a corner-kick.

We have a big assignment on Wednesday as we host Spartak Moscow at Anfield in the final Champions League group game. Let’s hope that Emre Can continues to stay with us until the summer as he is performing well for us at the moment.

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Former Manchester United star believes only Liverpool can “stop” Manchester City

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Gary Neville has claimed that only Liverpool can stop Manchester City after the Cityzens dispatched Manchester United in the Manchester derby on Sunday.

The Reds are a couple of points behind Pep Guardiola’s side, and after Chelsea’s 0-0 draw against Everton, the former United man believes the Blues don’t have it in them to stop City.

Speaking on his podcast (h/t Liverpool Echo), the Englishman believed City were on the right track to retaining their Premier League crown:

“Winning one league is an achievement, winning back-to-back titles makes you a great team and Man City are on the brink of that.

“At this moment in time, I only feel like Liverpool can stop them.”

Mohamed Salah Liverpool

Neville stated that although Chelsea are doing well under Maurizio Sarri, only the Reds were capable of stopping City.

The former Manchester United defender added that there is another problem as we seem to be the only team capable of taking points off the Cityzens.

“The problem for Liverpool is that it doesn’t look like anyone else can lay a glove on City, that’s the problem they’ve got.”

Guardiola’s men have been supreme this season but they have dropped points against Wolverhampton Wanderers and lost to Lyon in the Champions League.

Read more: “Hopefully they can win the Premier League” – Former Liverpool star urges club to break Premier League duck

We need someone else to beat or draw with City to have a real chance of winning the title, and hopefully, a rival steps up and puts a spanner in City’s machine soon.

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“Now it’s time to celebrate my birthday” – What the Liverpool players said after 2-0 win over Fulham

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Liverpool survived a bit of a scare early on but got the three points with a 2-0 win over Fulham on Sunday.

The win pushed us up to second in the Premier League table as Chelsea drew and Manchester City won their respective games.

It seemed that Aleksandar Mitrovic had opened the scoring in the first half but his effort was ruled offside.

Quick thinking from Alisson and Trent Alexander-Arnold helped Mohamed Salah score the first goal of the game, and the Egyptian posted an image of his boots.

The other goalscorer was Xherdan Shaqiri. The Swiss star volleyed in our second after half-time and he certainly was pleased with his performance at Anfield.

Andy Robertson provided the cross for our second, and the Scottish captain was happy that the Reds won after their midweek defeat to Red Star Belgrade.

James Milner got a few minutes on the pitch after coming on as a substitute.

Our starting midfielders were Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum. While the Brazilian did a great job in midfield, Wijnaldum had more to celebrate.

It was the Dutch midfielder’s birthday and Jurgen Klopp did sub him around 20 minutes before the end of the game.

Simon Mignolet hasn’t played a single minute in our Premier League campaign, but the Belgian was quick to celebrate the win too.

Read more: “Hopefully they can win the Premier League” – Former Liverpool star urges club to break Premier League duck

Liverpool play Watford when the players return after the international break. The Reds are a couple of points behind Manchester City at the top of the table, and getting the three points at Vicarage Road will be difficult.

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Liverpool handed incredible home record after 2-0 win over Fulham

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Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Fulham sent them to the top of the Premier League until Manchester City’s win over Manchester United in the late game.

The win took us to 30 points from 12 matches and helped us reach a small milestone too. The Liverpool Echo reports that the Reds now have the best home record of any team in the top five leagues.

Barcelona held the record with 42 unbeaten home games, but the Catalan’s surprisingly lost to Real Betis 4-3 yesterday.

The last time we lost a home Premier League game was in 2017 with Crystal Palace getting the three points.

Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool

Christian Benteke was the chief architect of our destruction that day, and the report claims that we haven’t lost the 27 games held at Anfield since.

The Reds have picked up 18 wins and nine draws from those 27 games, and this season, we have been solid at the back too.

Liverpool have conceded only one goal in their home Premier League games this season which was against Cardiff a couple of weeks ago.

Our home form has been excellent under Jurgen Klopp and we face some tough sides before the end of the year.

Read more: Jurgen Klopp speaks out about Fulham’s disallowed goal and Liverpool’s quick thinking

Everton, Manchester United and Arsenal all visit Anfield before the New Year. The festive period could define our Premier League challenge, and it will be interesting to see if we can finish this campaign unbeaten.

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