Liverpool might have signed Virgil van Dijk ahead of the winter transfer window but the Reds could be boosted by another player deciding to join the club as Football.London claims that we could be signing a goalkeeper soon.
The report suggests that Stoke City’s Jack Butland wants to move to Anfield and not to Stamford Bridge. The Blues see the England international as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois who could be looking to join Real Madrid in the summer.
The 24-year-old is regarded as one of the best keepers in the Premier League and has always been one of the players expected to make a jump from Stoke to a bigger club. The report also claims that we might have to spend over £30million to sign the player up, which isn’t all that great given how much we have spent on Van Dijk.
Butland The Solution To Our Goalkeeping Problems?
Well, we have seen how our goalkeepers are always the last line of defence. Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius have not looked rock solid this season at all. Mignolet even flapped a couple of times in the 3-3 draw against Arsenal recently, while Karius has struggled to assert himself, even when playing in Champions League games.
Butland is one of the best keepers in the league and he would be a better option to have than both the players. Jurgen Klopp seems to have understood that major changes are required and the goalkeeping department is one to be improved.
The 24-year-old Butland also commands the box well and he would have to communicate a lot with our defence but with Van Dijk joining, we might just have a prominent pair at the back to reduce all those unwanted goals we regularly concede.
If Butland really wants to develop, he should join our side and paying £30million for the 24-year-old would be a wise investment given that he is young and will grow into a better player with the years to come.
This could be the final piece of Klopp’s Jigsaw, looking to challenge for the title and hopefully, we can finalise this deal soon too.
Liverpool star charged by FA over possible betting misconduct
The alleged issue came up in January and the striker has claimed he has never gambled on the sport.
The report claims that the charges are related to the Englishman’s move from Liverpool to West Bromwich Albion in January. Footballers are prohibited from gambling on games or any other matters related to the sport.
The Guardian adds that this issue is to revolve around the disclosure of information as the charge relates to “information relating to football which the participant has obtained by virtue of his or her position within the game and which is not publicly available at that time”.
Sturridge has claimed his innocence and a statement released by the football club read (h/t Guardian):
“Daniel has given his full and unequivocal cooperation throughout this process and has assured the club he will continue to do so. Daniel has also stated categorically that he has never gambled on football.
“As with any issue of this nature, we will allow the process to be concluded in its entirety before making any further comment.”
The English striker faces charges under rule E8(1)(a)(ii) and Rule E8(1)(b), as per the report, and has until 20 November to enter a plea.
The former Chelsea striker had a horrible time at the Hawthorns on loan and saw West Brom getting relegated.
The 29-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season but has scored some vital goals for Liverpool in the current campaign.
Sturridge bagged a goal against Paris Saint-Germain in our Champions League opener and levelled the scores when Chelsea played the Reds in the Premier League with a superb strike.
Liverpool equal two more records after their impressive 2-0 win over Fulham
Liverpool don’t seem to be the same team from last season, despite boasting an unbeaten record in the Premier League.
The Reds beat Fulham 2-0 to make it 30 points from 12 games, and are just two behind Manchester City who lead the table.
Our attack hasn’t blitzed the opposition like last season, but the numbers suggest this has been an amazing start to the Premier League campaign.
Ian Doyle wrote for the Liverpool Echo about the latest game and claimed that we have matched our best points tally after 12 games.
Doyle further claimed that our goal difference of +18 was the best in terms of Premier League seasons.
Our attack might not be firing on all cylinders but our defence has been exceptional so far. Alisson kept yet another clean sheet on Sunday, and we also equalled the record for clean sheets from 1977-78 and 1978-79.
In fact, our defence has been the reason why we have done so well this season. We barely seem to concede and Virgil van Dijk has been an exceptional purchase, alongside Alisson.
The pair combined well to start an attack against the Cottagers on Sunday. Van Dijk signalled Alisson to take a free-kick early, and that resulted in Mohamed Salah opening the scoring for the Reds.
The Reds haven’t been that great in the Champions League, and we need to ensure our qualification into the next round.
Liverpool play Watford after the international break and take on Paris Saint-Germain away a few days later.
“I can’t believe it”, “Shocked” – Some Liverpool fans unsure about Mohamed Salah’s choice of T-shirt
The former Roma star is also one of the most recognisable faces in the world, and there have been murals, statues and paintings celebrating the success of the Liverpool attacker.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the player wants a bit of privacy and Salah tweeted an image of him travelling “incognito”.
Travelling incognito.😀 pic.twitter.com/1Ys7bx6AUg
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) November 12, 2018
The player wearing a Balaclava would not have been much of a problem, but many fans didn’t like his choice of shirt.
The Egyptian wore a “Project-Playboy” shirt and while we cannot say what his intentions were by sporting the shirt, some of the fans questioned his taste, while others some supported him.
Salah charging pic.twitter.com/qpRFwau1Tm
— Engr.Faris 🇸🇦 (@Mustache_O) November 12, 2018
— Stuart Maxwell (@cobblerstu) November 12, 2018
— شحات عمران (@gnsPHNmRt71XgdA) November 12, 2018
Be careful mo
— Nathan Astin (@nathastin) November 12, 2018
Try going Rambo next time😂cheers for the pic 🙏 pic.twitter.com/FUFoTVGVcX
— Nav nagra (@Navnagra4) November 12, 2018
Is that Playboy t shirt or another rabbit symbol
— Mohamed Salah Bastawy (@bastawy_salah) November 12, 2018
Playboy ya Salah pic.twitter.com/uAxT1ZYUth
— Abdelrahman mohamed (@Abdelra32371181) November 12, 2018
Mo Salah wearing playboy tees huhhh💉💉💉💉
— _ (@MB_86_) November 12, 2018
Not mo salah mo play boy
I can’t believe it
— husseinbawaked (@husseinbawaked) November 12, 2018
— Lemo (@sugarllemo) November 12, 2018
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