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Liverpool have been linked with a number of attack-minded players ever since Jurgen Klopp took over and another name now being linked with a move to Anfield, once again, is Gelson Martins from Sporting Lisbon.

For those not in the know, the Portuguese was linked with a move to our side in the summer but we finally got hold of our man, Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian has been a roaring success for us with his incredible scoring rate but according to a report from the Record, we have been monitoring Martins for a while now and could be going in for him.

The report claims that we had sent out scouts to watch the player and he has been in decent enough form this season. The 22-year-old has scored 7 times and has 3 assists to his name as well.

Those numbers might not be that great compared to what the likes of Philippe Coutinho or Salah have scored or contributed but the Portuguese would add another dimension to our attack. However, signing him would be a major problem for our side.

Getting Martins in the winter window would only be possible if we are willing to spend huge and the report further claims that the club want to increase the player’s release clause from €60million to €100million, which is a ludicrous fee.

A Player We Could Buy But His Price Would Be A Major Hurdle

Martins does have a lot of quality in him but he has to be consistent and that is something that Jurgen Klopp or another manager would have to look into if they are to sign him.

Going by the reports, spending close to €100million on Martins would not be the smartest decision in terms of transfers being done and with Coutinho having been sold for a huge amount as well, Sporting would likely ask for a huge amount to let their star in the making go.

The other issue would be as to where we could fit Martins, given that Salah and Sadio Mane are our first choice wingers. That would only leave Martins on the bench unless Klopp continues his rotation policy. Whatever does happen, it will be interesting to see just who we target after we let go of Coutinho but one thing is a surety, we will have to splurge the cash to get a quality replacement in.

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Liverpool equal two more records after their impressive 2-0 win over Fulham



Mohamed Salah Liverpool

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.

James Milner scores for Liverpool against Arsenal

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.

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

Liverpool play Watford after the international break and take on Paris Saint-Germain away a few days later.

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“I can’t believe it”, “Shocked” – Some Liverpool fans unsure about Mohamed Salah’s choice of T-shirt



Mohamed Salah Liverpool

Mohamed Salah is one of the biggest stars in football. The Egyptian has grown in stature since his move to Liverpool from AS Roma last season, and helped Liverpool to a Champions League final too.

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”.

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.

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

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“I want to help the team” – Liverpool star wants to continue helping team after impressive performance against Fulham



Xherdan Shaqiri of Liverpool

Xherdan Shaqiri isn’t concerned about how many goals he scores and wants to help Liverpool do well. The Swiss star started in our 2-0 win over Fulham and scored a wonderful volley after Mohamed Salah opened the scoring.

The 26-year-old was pleased with his finish and told Liverpool’s website:

“The [kind of] impact is not so important for me. I want to help the team.

“When it’s with a goal or assist, it’s always good for the team. I came in the summer to help this team go forward and make the process better.

“I’m very happy with my performances, I just have to keep going like this and train hard every day. I hope we keep going until the end like this.”

Although the former Stoke City star hasn’t started many games for Liverpool, the stats are pretty decent for the 26-year-old.

The attacker already has two goals and three assists from four starts, and his performances should put forward his case of starting more games.

The Swiss attacker was the cheapest transfer we made in the summer, but he looks a quality purchase now.

Read more: “Start him every match” – Some Liverpool fans want star to start every game after impressing against Fulham

Jurgen Klopp changed his formation to fit Shaqiri into the starting XI against Fulham. However, the Swiss star was the X Factor in our win over the Cottagers, and hopefully, he keeps getting the starts after the international break too.

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