Mohamed Bouhafsi is regarded as one of France’s most reliable and trustworthy football journalists. He is the chief editor of RMC Sport, the publication that recently sent Liverpool fans into a tizzy by claiming that the Reds are eyeing summer moves for Nabil Fekir and Ousmane Dembele.
The Lyon captain, who has scored 22 goals this season, is a force to reckon with and he has been a midfield marvel for the Ligue 1 outfit this season. He does not shy away from scoring goals and he could go a long way in filling the void left behind by Philippe Coutinho. Dembele, on the other hand, is a promising youngster with unlimited potential and a loan deal could be on the cards.
The Barcelona star, who has scored 2 goals and provided 8 assists this season, may have failed to make things work with the Catalan giants this term but his exploits from his time at Borussia Dortmund is enough to deduce that he has the makings of a great footballer.
A deal for either of these two players would not only be a massive statement of intent but would also help Liverpool solidify their squad ahead of the next season.
🚨🔥#BreakingFoot c’est maintenant sur @SFR_Sport : les dernières infos sur le dossier Fekir, les clés de la course au podium entre l’OL, Monaco et l’OM ! L’incroyable course à la C1 en Premier League ! A tout de suite 😘😍
— Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) May 7, 2018
A recent tweet from Bouhafsi advertised his appearance on a talk show for SFR Sport 1 and the journalist confirmed that Liverpool have established contact with the two players.
The reliable Mohamed Bouhafi has confirmed that Jurgen Klopp is keen on Dembele and is looking for a loan with an option to buy him. He also confirmed Liverpool have genuine interest/talks about Fekir. via (/r/LiverpoolFC). https://t.co/TsudQW8atp
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) May 7, 2018
Well, if there is any truth to either of these two rumours, it would be extremely beneficial for Liverpool. Regardless of how we fare in the Champions League final against Real Madrid, it is imperative that we begin the next season on a strong note and mount a solid challenge for the Premier League title and both Fekir and Dembele could boost our chances of doing so.
Paris Saint-Germain set to sell 23-year-old Liverpool target for €15m this January
The Frenchman is out of contract at the end of the season, and PSG are not willing to let the midfielder leave for nothing.
The report adds that Barcelona were close to landing Rabiot on a free but PSG claimed that the Catalans did not act “correctly”.
Rabiot’s wage demands could increase the overall value of the transfer, and the report adds that PSG are not willing to deal with Barcelona any more.
Liverpool could do with another quality midfielder in their side, despite having several options in the side.
However, Adam Lallana has had a tough time related to injuries while James Milner isn’t getting any younger at 33.
Jurgen Klopp has pulled off some great cheap signings with Joel Matip joining on a free while Andy Robertson and Xherdan Shaqiri have been smart purchases.
Rabiot has the talent to be one of the best in the world, but he needs to be under the right manager. Klopp has performed miracles with some players at Anfield, and it would be great to have a talent like the Frenchman playing for us.
Former Manchester City midfielder “scared” of Liverpool in Premier League race
Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has claimed that he is scared of Liverpool in the race for the Premier League.
The Ivorian won the Premier League with City a few years ago and was speaking on Sky Sports where he claimed that the Reds were doing well and were “very strong” (h/t Daily Star).
The midfielder lauded our efforts at reaching the Champions League final last season and claimed we were growing together.
Winning the Premier League in consecutive seasons is extremely tough, something that Toure touched upon. The former Barcelona midfielder spoke about Manchester City keeping hold of their title this season before adding that he was scared of the Reds:
“This year I know everybody was asking the question of what City are going to do this year.
“And I think we have to see what’s going to happen.
“To be honest, Liverpool are in good, good shape at the moment and I’m very scared of them.
“Liverpool are looking very, very scary this year.”
The Reds are four points clear at the top of the table after the latest round of fixtures. Liverpool needed to return to winning ways after losses against Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Jurgen Klopp’s men were professional against Brighton at the weekend with Mohamed Salah scoring the only goal of the game.
The Reds have some relatively easy fixtures coming up to keep hold of their lead in the Premier League, and hopefully, we can celebrate a first Premier League title this season.
33 wins, 24 clean sheets – The numbers from this Liverpool star’s first 50 games for the Reds are incredible
Virgil van Dijk played his 50th game for Liverpool against Brighton, and the Reds picked up all three points thanks to Mohamed Salah’s winner.
The Reds also kept a clean sheet, something that the defender would cherish and the Liverpool website shared some interesting facts from the Dutchman’s 50 games under Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool established their second longest run without conceding a league goal at Anfield in 2018. The Reds did not concede for 918 minutes as Callum Paterson scored for Cardiff in October to break a streak that started in Feb.
The Dutchman was the only defender to have played in all games that lasted the run.
24 clean sheets
This has got to be the best record of them all with almost half of the games Van Dijk played in yielding a clean sheet.
This season has been better with 13 clean sheets from 22 Premier League games as the Reds have tightened up the back thanks to the signing of Alisson.
Dominating the opposition
Van Dijk has an incredible success percentage when it comes to duels, with the defender winning 71.69% of the 445 contested duels.
The defender also leads the team in clearances (272), blocks (21) and interceptions (59).
Incredible passing numbers
Van Dijk has attempted more passes (3,643) than any other Liverpool player and has an accuracy of 88.64%.
The Reds have been supreme this season with Van Dijk leading from the back, and we have lost just one game in the Premier League too.
Liverpool have won 33 of the games that Van Dijk has played in with seven draws and 10 defeats so far.
The Dutchman has been one of our best signings under Klopp and is well on his way to becoming a legend at the club if he keeps playing this way.
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