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Philippe Coutinho

For what Liverpool adjudged as a minor thigh injury, Philippe Coutinho was dropped out of the squad which faced Burnley at the Turf Moor this evening in Liverpool’s first game of the new year.

A whopping seven changes were made to the starting XI for this fixture as Salah (minor groin injury) and Coutinho (sore thigh) missed out and Mignolet was given the captain’s armband despite performing poorly against Arsenal. But what caught everyone’s attention was Coutinho’s exclusion. The Brazilian is said to have been allowed to rest ahead of the Reds’ meeting with Merseyside neighbours Everton in the FA Cup later this week.

His exclusion, however, has come in the midst of heavy speculations linking the 25-year-old with a move to Barcelona. These speculations were recently fueled by Barcelona’s kit manufacturers Nike after the American company advertised the club’s shirts with Philippe Coutinho’s name on the back. The advertisement read,

“Philippe Coutinho is ready to light up Camp Nou. Get your 2017/18 FC Barcelona Kit with the magician’s name on it.” 

Coutinho, who signed a five-year deal at the start of 2017, was a subject of numerous bids from the Catalans, with Liverpool rejecting £72m, £90m and one around £118m prior to the summer transfer deadline. Despite facing rejections, Barcelona made themselves very clear that they would return with a new offer in January while Coutinho, on his part, stated,

“I do not know how the future is going to be,” said Coutinho in early December. What will happen in January, we will know it in January. I do not know if there will be an offer.”

Meanwhile, as things stand right now, Liverpool fans, despite the team winning against Burnley, went into a meltdown after Coutinho was dropped from the squad due to ‘sore thigh’:

 

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Blow for Liverpool as Chelsea look set to seal £60million deal for Bundesliga star

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Christian Pulisic

Chelsea are set to win the race for Borussia Dortmund sensation Christian Pulisic, according to reports from the Daily Mail (h/t Metro).

The 20-year-old American has been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United in recent weeks, but the report claims the winger wants to join Chelsea.

The report adds that Jurgen Klopp has been trying to sign Pulisic for a number of years, but Chelsea could announce a summer deal for the American in the coming month.

The American has been one of the most exciting players in the Bundesliga for a couple of years, and losing him to Chelsea would be a huge blow.

Christian Pulisic

The report adds that the American wants to leave in the summer and that Dortmund want to cash in on the player. The fee for the youngster has not been decided between Chelsea and the Bundesliga side, but the report claims it is around £60million.

Pulisic has somewhat been overshadowed by the form of Jadon Sancho as the English youngster has helped Dortmund to an unbeaten start in the Bundesliga.

The youngster is used more as a substitute these days in the Bundesliga by Dortmund and a fresh challenge will do him some good.

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The 20-year-old would be an excellent signing for us as he has the potential to be one of the best in the world.

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“This one is definitely the answer” – Former Tottenham boss claims this Liverpool star is the signing of the season

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Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood shared his opinion on who the best signing has been in the Premier League this season.

The Englishman went for a goalkeeper and named Alisson while discussing the signings with Robbie Savage on BT Sport (h/t Express):

“They needed to fix a problem they had, and a goalkeeper was obviously a problem for Liverpool.

“They’ve tried to sign goalkeepers in the past and it hasn’t been the answer – this one is definitely the answer.

“He’s outstanding on his feet, he sets the moves off very quickly but most importantly, he keeps the ball out the net. He makes big saves at the right time.

“He has quiet periods in games then he makes a huge save – and that is, for me, a tell-tale sign of a world class goalie.”

Alisson

Alisson has made several top quality saves since joining Liverpool. The one against Eden Hazard vs Chelsea, the point-blank save off Andre Gomes in the Merseyside derby and his latest was the incredible last-minute save in the Napoli tie.

Sherwood talked up that save in the Champions League and claimed it was Peter Schmeichel-esque. The Englishman also claimed that the Brazilian would have saved the Demba Ba goal during that incredible 2013-14 season where we missed the title.

“You can’t win zero without a good goalkeeper. Right now, Liverpool, they haven’t got the best but they’re right up there with the top three keepers in the Premier League.”

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The former AS Roma keeper has conceded just 7 goals from 17 Premier League games, and it will be interesting to see if he can keep more clean sheets in the remainder of the campaign.

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“Dont know where he goes from here now” – Some Liverpool fans concerned about youngster returning from loan deal

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Ovie Ejaria and Jurgen Klopp

Ovie Ejaria is set to return to Liverpool and end his loan spell with Rangers early. The club released a statement regarding the 21-year-old who scored two goals in 28 games for Steven Gerrard’s side. The release added this was the best move for all involved.

“However, following discussions between the two clubs, as well as Ejaria and his family, it has been determined an early return to the Reds is in the best interests of all parties concerned.”

The release thanked the Scottish giants for helping the 21-year-old Englishman, and it will be interesting to see what the next step for the youngster would be.

Ejaria is one of the highly rated players in our youth system but for some reason, things just did not work out for him at Rangers.

We have another star on loan at Rangers in Ryan Kent, and the winger has been doing pretty well at the club. Many Liverpool fans chipped in with their thoughts regarding the return of Ejaria, and here are some reactions from Twitter.

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