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Arsenal are set to spend big in the summer as they look to sign one of Europe’s top goalkeepers, according to reports. The North Londoners were busy in the winter transfer window with Henrikh Mkhitaryan arriving from Manchester United as a part of a swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez move in the other direction.

While Francis Coquelin left the club for Valencia, Olivier Giroud was shipped out to Chelsea as Arsenal acquired the services of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund in a blockbuster £56million deal. However, it looks like Arsene Wenger is not satisfied after only spending on Aubameyang and has already started making plans for summer.

According to Evening Standard, the Gunners are eyeing a move for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, who is also a summer target of Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain.

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech received a lot of flak for his performance in the club’s 3-1 defeat against Swansea City this week, as a howler gifted the Welsh side the lead. The report further says that Wenger wants to bring in Oblak to replace the ageing Cech, who joined Arsenal in 2015 from Chelsea.

But it won’t be that easy for the Gunners to get the man from Atletico as Liverpool are also hot on heels for the goalkeeper. Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius have repeatedly produced uninspiring performances for Liverpool, which has led manager Jurgen Klopp to search for a new goalkeeper.

While Mignolet has paid the price for a series of error-strewn performances that has seen him become the club’s second choice, Karius, who is now the No.1 at Anfield, has looked fragile between the sticks in the last few outings. The wobbly goalkeeping situation has left Klopp frustrated and he has reportedly set his sights on acquiring Oblak from Atletico.

Oblak is one of Europe’s top goalkeepers and the Slovenian would be a great signing for us. We are badly in need of a new goalkeeper when compared to Arsenal, which would make Klopp do everything to sign the Atletico shot-stopper. However, Oblak won’t come cheap and Atletico would surely ask a lot of money for one of their star players. It remains to be seen whether or not Klopp would consider breaking the bank for a goalkeeper.

Given the current circumstances, I think our manager would splash really good money to snatch Oblak from the clutches of Arsenal.

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

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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

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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

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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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