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Philippe Coutinho might have moved to Barcelona but our summer signing, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is in no mood to regret the Brazilian’s departure. After a difficult start to life at Anfield, the Englishman has settled in well and seems confident with each passing week. The way it looks, the Ox seems to have enjoyed his time with Coutinho in the team but is now focused on what is left.

Chamberlain believes that Coutinho’s departure will not have any negative impact on the team as the boys prepare to face Manchester City on Sunday. He was quoted by the Telegraph,

“I’ve got every respect for Phil and his decisions, I wish him all the best but he is not in my thoughts right now. He can’t affect the score versus Manchester City. I’m more concerned about what I can do, what Mo [Salah] can do, what Sadio [Mane] can do, what whoever is playing will do because we are the boys now that will get the right result for the club.

“I haven’t really even thought about Phil leaving. You pay it attention and you realise it happens but you can’t start thinking, ‘What are we going to do now that Phil is not here?’ It can’t be that at all. It’s business as usual.

“When Phil wasn’t playing in the team for some games we still played great football and we still have amazing players who can score goals – the likes of Mo, Sadio, Roberto, everyone else. We have goals and creativity all over the team. Obviously Phil added to that, there is no doubt. The fact is he has gone now we have to think, ‘what have we got that is going to get the job done?’ ”

The situation isn’t something new for us. Xabi Alonso left us in 2009, Torres in 2011 and Suarez in 2014. Their sales left deep scars which needed several transfer windows to heal but Oxlade-Chamberlain says the club are equipped to deal with the latest significant loss.

“I have every faith in the boys that we just move on now. I don’t think it should affect us at all. At a massive club like Liverpool people are going to come and go. It is our job to keep the wheels moving and keep the momentum going.

“He was an amazing player and he did great things for Liverpool. You want as many good players as you can. But that’s football, that’s the business that we are in.”

Coutinho was there and he gave his best for the club until last minute. The Brazilian wanted to fulfil his dream of playing for Barcelona and he chose to move. But this is Liverpool FC and we’re much bigger than just a magical Brazilian attacker.

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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 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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