Liverpool are ready to move for Julian Brandt, according to Calcio Insider (h/t Daily Star). The German was one of the few bright spots for Germany in the World Cup and the Reds want to increase their attacking options next season.
Brandt only made three substitute appearances for the 2014 World Cup winners but had a better season with Bayer Leverkusen as he scored 9 times and provided 3 assists for the club.
The 22-year-old has a contract with the Bundesliga club until 2021, however, Brandt is a bright player and could turn out to be a great signing for us next season. We have already signed a couple of players in Naby Keita and Fabinho but we do need another option in our attack.
Currently, we have Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino but we don’t have many options for wingers in the side.
Brandt is one of the highly rated players in the Bundesliga and can only get better with time. The 22-year-old can play anywhere in the attack and will certainly give us various ways to use him next season.
The German would find it tough to break into our starting XI right from the go and he might have to spend some time on the bench.
Brandt will get his chances to shine in the cup games and maybe in the Champions League too and if he performs to his ability, he could become one of the stars next season for us.
Liverpool star charged by FA over possible betting misconduct
The alleged issue came up in January and the striker has claimed he has never gambled on the sport.
The report claims that the charges are related to the Englishman’s move from Liverpool to West Bromwich Albion in January. Footballers are prohibited from gambling on games or any other matters related to the sport.
The Guardian adds that this issue is to revolve around the disclosure of information as the charge relates to “information relating to football which the participant has obtained by virtue of his or her position within the game and which is not publicly available at that time”.
Sturridge has claimed his innocence and a statement released by the football club read (h/t Guardian):
“Daniel has given his full and unequivocal cooperation throughout this process and has assured the club he will continue to do so. Daniel has also stated categorically that he has never gambled on football.
“As with any issue of this nature, we will allow the process to be concluded in its entirety before making any further comment.”
The English striker faces charges under rule E8(1)(a)(ii) and Rule E8(1)(b), as per the report, and has until 20 November to enter a plea.
The former Chelsea striker had a horrible time at the Hawthorns on loan and saw West Brom getting relegated.
The 29-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season but has scored some vital goals for Liverpool in the current campaign.
Sturridge bagged a goal against Paris Saint-Germain in our Champions League opener and levelled the scores when Chelsea played the Reds in the Premier League with a superb strike.
Liverpool equal two more records after their impressive 2-0 win over Fulham
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.
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.
Liverpool play Watford after the international break and take on Paris Saint-Germain away a few days later.
“I can’t believe it”, “Shocked” – Some Liverpool fans unsure about Mohamed Salah’s choice of T-shirt
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”.
Travelling incognito.😀 pic.twitter.com/1Ys7bx6AUg
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) November 12, 2018
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.
Salah charging pic.twitter.com/qpRFwau1Tm
— Engr.Faris 🇸🇦 (@Mustache_O) November 12, 2018
— Stuart Maxwell (@cobblerstu) November 12, 2018
— شحات عمران (@gnsPHNmRt71XgdA) November 12, 2018
Be careful mo
— Nathan Astin (@nathastin) November 12, 2018
Try going Rambo next time😂cheers for the pic 🙏 pic.twitter.com/FUFoTVGVcX
— Nav nagra (@Navnagra4) November 12, 2018
Is that Playboy t shirt or another rabbit symbol
— Mohamed Salah Bastawy (@bastawy_salah) November 12, 2018
Playboy ya Salah pic.twitter.com/uAxT1ZYUth
— Abdelrahman mohamed (@Abdelra32371181) November 12, 2018
Mo Salah wearing playboy tees huhhh💉💉💉💉
— _ (@MB_86_) November 12, 2018
Not mo salah mo play boy
I can’t believe it
— husseinbawaked (@husseinbawaked) November 12, 2018
— Lemo (@sugarllemo) November 12, 2018
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