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Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has claimed that the Reds would have to sell a star player if they are to repeat this summer’s transfer exploits.

The Sky Sports pundit was speaking to the Telegraph (h/t Express) and even claimed that all the money spent by Jurgen Klopp in the summer mostly came from the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in the January window.

“Klopp has spent £170 million, but those funds came mainly from the £142m received for Philippe Coutinho last January.

“We cannot ignore that when trying to redefine Klopp as some kind of chequebook manager, or Liverpool’s American owners as Roman Abramovich-style benefactors.

“It means this summer’s investment is unlikely to be repeated without selling another star. I wrote last season I feared Liverpool may never win the league under Klopp due to the financial strength in Manchester.”

The former Red also added that the loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League laid bare the weaknesses Liverpool have in their squad.

However, Carragher was quick to suggest that the new signings could do the job for the Reds this season and they have a real chance of doing well this season.

The former England defender ended with a word of warning to the Reds, claiming that if we do not do well, we would fall behind those clubs that invest heavily in their side.

Liverpool have signed Alisson, Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri and look set for a title charge this campaign.

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Jurgen Klopp has a chance of achieving something special with this squad and the big win against West Ham is a sign of the same.

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Jurgen Klopp opens up about tough Bayern Munich clash and returns for backroom members and Xherdan Shaqiri

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Liverpool’s round of 16 Champions League draw provides Jurgen Klopp with a return to Germany as he faces one of his arch-rivals.

Bayern Munich have faced off multiple times against Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund, but this time, the German will be taking his Reds with an ex-Bayern player in his squad.

Xherdan Shaqiri would be relishing the trip to Munich as he faces his former side. The Swiss star spent three seasons in Bavaria and completed two league and cup doubles with Bayern, and the Champions League, before moving to Inter Milan.

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Klopp also has a few members of his backroom team that have links with Bayern, and the German spoke about the trip and how the game will be tough (h/t Liverpoolfc.com):

“It’s nice for Mona [Nemmer] and Korny [Andreas Kornmayer] and Shaq. I will meet former players [too] and it’s good. But at the end it’s a football game on the highest level and we have to play it.

“We knew it before, it’s not that anybody thought ‘thank God it’s Liverpool’, so we don’t think ‘thank God it’s Bayern’. It’s a tough one, but that’s how it should be.

“It’s the last 16 of the Champions League so there are only tough teams in and I’m really excited about it.”

The Reds were always going to get a tough draw after coming second in their group, but this Bayern side isn’t the all-dominant version that we have seen in previous seasons.

Liverpool made it to the last 16 with a tense 1-0 win over Napoli that featured Alisson making a huge save at the end.

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The Reds are known for their European nights, and this clash against Munich will be another one to celebrate.

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“The player informed that he would not sign a contract” – Liverpool handed boost as midfield dynamo refuses contract extension at PSG

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Adrien Rabiot of PSG

Liverpool have been handed a major boost in their hopes of signing Adrien Rabiot. Antero Henrique, Paris Saint-Germain’s sporting director, has confirmed that the midfielder will not be signing a new deal with the team.

The player is out of a contract at the end of the season, and the Metro reports that PSG and the player have been in negotiations for a few months.

Henrique was asked by Yahoo Sport France (h/t Metro) if contract negotiations would continue with the Frenchman, and he replied:

“At this point, no.

“It was a decision made by the club following a meeting I had with the player.

“The player informed me that he would not sign a contract and that he wanted to leave the club by being free at the end of the season, at the end of his contract.”

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The PSG sporting director further claimed that this decision would affect Rabiot’s time at the club, and he would be benched for an “indefinite period”.

Henrique certainly was not best pleased with the situation as he lashed out on Rabiot’s agent too, claiming the club had been “misled”, and called the situation as “disrespectful” for the fans.

The 23-year-old Rabiot is one of the brightest midfielders in Ligue 1, and he would be an incredible signing on the cheap or on a free.

The report claims that PSG could decide to sell the midfielder for a cut-price deal in the winter window rather than lose him for nothing next season.

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Liverpool are currently stacked with options in the midfield, but we can also do with someone of Rabiot’s ability in the side.

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“I’m looking for another one like it” – Mohamed Salah opens about ambitions and more in latest interview with GQ

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Mohamed Salah has the world in his hands and there is no stopping him from becoming one of the best football players ever.

The Egyptian seems to get everything right on the football pitch and recently was on the cover of GQ Middle East.

The Liverpool star spoke on a wide range of topics such as taking Egypt to the World Cup after 28 years and how he had to sacrifice a lot to start his European football journey in Switzerland.

The 26-year-old moved to Liverpool last season and has been one of the best players in the world. The magazine asked him about the Merseyside derby goal at Anfield and the Egyptian claimed that there is more to come (h/t GQ):

“Of course that makes me feel great, and makes me want to work harder and to continue performing.

“Because after that if your standards drop, people will not accept it. It’s a great feeling, but I don’t see it as more pressure.”

Mohamed Salah scores for Liverpool

Last season was brilliant for Salah as he picked up numerous awards but the forward wants to achieve more this time around:

“For me it was of course a fantastic, historic season which I’m very proud of, but I’m looking for another one like it.

“I’m not going to live off it. On the contrary it made me more excited and determined for this season.”

Salah certainly has been one of our great buys in recent years, and even if he isn’t scoring as often as he did last season, we still are on top of the Premier League.

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The Reds are also in the Champions League knockout stages and the Egyptian would want to go one better than last season in this competition.

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