As the Philippe Coutinho saga has finally come to an end, attention has already begun to switch towards players who could potentially come in and replace the Brazilian at Liverpool. Coutinho, as we all know, wanted to move to Barcelona. He wanted to do so in the summer but Liverpool rejected three bids from Barcelona. He wanted to move in the January transfer window and he has finally got his dream move.
With the Brazilian’s sale, the Reds, who have already spent £75million on Virgil van Dijk this transfer window, will now have extra funds at their disposal. Riyad Mahrez is the latest to be linked with us, with French newspaper L’Equipe suggesting that the Reds have made contact with Leicester City over a move for the Algerian star.
Mahrez has been in fine form lately, bringing back memories of that brilliant 2015-16 season in which he was named PFA Player of the Year and helped Leicester to the fairytale Premier League title.
The 26-year-old was close to leaving the King Power Stadium in the summer but stayed put with the Foxes. But due to his sensational form in recent weeks, he has become a subject of interest and Liverpool have expressed a desire to bring him to Anfield.
Besides possessing the pace and the quick-feet to provide a threat from wider areas, Mahrez also offers the invention that Jurgen Klopp has lost in the form of Coutinho.
With 7 goals and 7 assists to his name so far this season, the Algeria international is certainly a capable candidate to try and compensate for the loss of Coutinho’s attacking production.
With rumours linking Mahrez to an Anfield move, this is how the Liverpool fans have reacted on Twitter.
Mahrez best season ; 17 goals, 11 assists + Premier League trophy ( £40m)
Coutinho best season; 10 goals , 8 assists (£142m)
Liverpool getting a better player at a bargain
— Ali (@FutbolBallack) January 6, 2018
Liverpool are starting their own Islamic caliphate in Merseyside if they add Riyad Mahrez
— ㅤ (@Mahalildn1) January 6, 2018
Liverpool fans literally being sold dreams. They’re not signing anyone this window especially not Mahrez or Goretzka or even Lemar.
— Ander (@ThePulisicRole) January 5, 2018
Can’t really see it happening as he doesn’t play for Southampton
— Ben Scott (@Sc0ttiedog) January 7, 2018
never a better time to go for a world class goalie. fukk mahrez !!!
lets solidify long term plans for the club.
— Pankaj Ghosh (@Impankajghosh) January 7, 2018
Joke of the year after selling their colored tv they then go in for a blank & white tv ….
— daniel domfeh (@domfeh_daniel) January 7, 2018
Liverpool have Mane and Salah, keita is coming next summer and now they want mahrez!…one African Cup and they are screwed!
— OMAR (@omar_adel993) January 7, 2018
Why on earth do Liverpool want Mahrez?
— George Reynolds (@GeorgeRen24) January 7, 2018
Have to admit Liverpool buying VVD and selling Coutinho was a pretty good move for them. And now with the likes of Mahrez linked to them Klopp is building a strong team. #pacey let’s see how it works out in the second half of the season
— Nazeer Mahomed (@nazman_) January 7, 2018
If they sign him just proves my Liverpool won’t win the league under klopp! They have firmihno, salah, mane, solanke, Lallana etc. They don’t need to be spending £40m+ on mahrez! Spend it on other areas like keeper, defence and holding mid
— adam crisp (@paddy_1989) January 7, 2018
The future of Liverpool is African
— Kyran (@lfckyran) January 7, 2018
Liverpool will really be up the creek if they bring in Mahrez the next time the AFCON comes round. They struggled without Mane last year and have brought Salah in since then.
— James (@Jamesfspencer) January 7, 2018
Liverpool frontline looking so halal with Mane, Salah and Mahrez.
— TAIYE (@CiTEEzen_H) January 7, 2018
Hoping Liverpool stay away from mahrez and go for lemar ♂️
— Adam Dougall (@adamdougall1) January 7, 2018
“We would take Pulisic or Fekir” – Some Liverpool fans want winter signing as journalist shoots down interest in £85m star
Liverpool have been linked with a massive £85million (h/t Liverpool Echo) deal for the French forward, however, the report claims that Jurgen Klopp is not willing to buy players in January as he believes the team can challenge on all fronts.
Pearce did believe that Klopp could spend in the winter window only if we are dealt with a number of injuries.
Liverpool are second in the Premier League and have a decent chance of making it out of their Champions League group too.
However, some fans were not happy with the report from Pearce and wanted the club to sign an attacking midfielder in the winter window.
We need Fekir. Thank you…
— KennyLFC (@Kslyms) November 14, 2018
Liverpool are delusional if they think we can mount a challenge with that midfield.
— Rosebud Films (@FilmsRosebud) November 14, 2018
Bad news Pearce strikes again!
— Anish (@Anish_Dogra) November 14, 2018
— Sam (@Sam_Gocher) November 14, 2018
I don’t have enough fingers to count the amount of buzzkills that @JamesPearceEcho delivers to us Liverpool supporters😭
— Dylan van der Spuy (@dylanvdspuy14) November 14, 2018
Bring him on he’s needed
— Mel♥️😜❤️ (@MelMboma) November 14, 2018
*pretends to be shocked* pic.twitter.com/DLH8ZmyhXO
— @Virgil_VD (@Virgil_VD) November 14, 2018
Couldn’t help yourself pic.twitter.com/vfZIC5G8ui
— A.Y (@reddalasisoahc) November 14, 2018
Dembele , no thanks , we would take Pulisic or Fekir please
— Saket Dhodapkar (@saketdhodapkar) November 14, 2018
Hmmmm just like Alison, VVD, Salah, Robbo etc…..
— RedMac (@Grahammcgarty) November 14, 2018
— Gabriel Santos (@gabrielcrf07) November 14, 2018
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
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