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Fan rant of the day: Liverpool have nothing to fear regarding Real Madrid’s interest in Sadio Mane and here is why

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Liverpool opinion: Reds have nothing to fear regarding Real Madrid’s interest in Sadio Mane

Zinedine Zidane returning to Real Madrid seems to have opened the door for more transfers to the club.

The La Liga giants were rudderless under Santiago Solari, and one Liverpool star has already been linked with a move to Madrid.

Mohamed Salah isn’t firing on all cylinders so his strike partner, Sadio Mane, is the man that Real want, according to France Football (h/t Express).

The report adds that Real were interested in the Senegal star last season too, but Zidane’s resignation poured water over any hopes of completing a deal.

Normally, any interest from Real or Barcelona should be a matter of concern for Liverpool. Luis Suarez, Xabi Alonso, Javier Mascherano and Philippe Coutinho all left for sunnier times in Spain, but the Reds should have nothing to fear this time.

A better, stronger and hungrier Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has created something special at Anfield and it is unlikely he will allow it to be broken soon.

The German spoke recently about keeping this bunch together as he wants to develop the players and achieve more here.

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Jurgen Klopp celebrates

Looking at the Reds, almost every top player has extended his stay at the club recently. Mane was one of them this season, and the Senegal man is having his best campaign since joining the Reds.

The Senegal star has taken over the goalscoring duties from Salah and is one behind Sergio Aguero in the Golden Boot race.

The former Saint has this aggression about him, and it is finally paying off. Liverpool should be indebted to the form Mane is showing as they remain in the title race.

The Reds are on the up under Klopp

We are battling possibly the best Premier League side ever in Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, and are going toe to toe with them.

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Sadio Mane in action against Manchester City

The Champions League is another brilliant chapter in Klopp’s time at Anfield. He took us to the final last season and we are in the quarter-finals this time around.

Liverpool were handed a favourable draw against Porto while Madrid were knocked out by Ajax.

The La Liga giants are still coming to terms with losing Cristiano Ronaldo and there could be a lot of upheaval in the summer.

The Reds seem to have sorted everything out in terms of the first-team. We have a great attack, defence, midfield and goalkeeper, and one of two quality additions to the side should take us to the next level.

This is possibly the best Premier League side we have had, and the growth under Klopp has been for all to see with each season going by.

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This Liverpool won’t go down without a fight, and it would be a major surprise if Klopp is willing to let go of a key piece in his side to Madrid anytime soon.

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“Ended his career”- Some Liverpool fans react to this star dominating Man Utd ace

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Twitter reacts to Roberto Firmino turning Wan Bissaka inside out

Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino is no stranger to the highlight reels. The Brazilian has had conjured numerous moments of magic in a Red shirt that have been part of countless highlight reels.

Early in the second half of the match against Manchester United, the Liverpool striker turned United full-back Aaron Wan-Bissake inside out ending with the defender landing flat on the Anfield turf.

Picking up the ball on the left, Firmino ran at Wan-Bissaka and cut across the defender numerous times completely flatfooted him.

Wan Bissaka is considered by some to be the best defensive right-back in the league and has also been compared by United fans to Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The Reds faithful would have enjoyed Firmino showing the world that the United defender still has some ways to go before being compared to Liverpool’s wonderkid.

Roberto Firmino
Roberto Firmino

The move coincided with a sustained period of dominance where Liverpool had 7 chances in the opening 9 minutes of the second half.

Virgil van Dijk gave Liverpool the lead in the first half with a towering header from a Trent Alexander-Arnold corner. Firmino looked to have doubled the Red’s lead only for the goal to be controversially ruled out for a Van Dijk foul on David de Gea.

Giorginio Wijnaldum had the ball in the back of the net after a fine passing move,but the goal was once again ruled out for offside.

Twitter reacts to Firmino’s skill against Wan-Bissaka

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Loan watch: Find out how the young Liverpool starlets are faring

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Loan Watch: Find out how the Liverpool loanees fared this week

With the first-team squad setting higher standards with every match, some of Liverpool ‘s promising talents have had to go out on loan to get more playtime to further their development.

We take a look at how these players fared this week

Rhian Brewster (Swansea City)

It was a home debut to remember for Rhian Brewster as the youngster scored his first senior goal in Swansea City’s 2-1 victory over Wigan Athletic. (h/t Sky Sports)

Nathan Byrne had given Wigan lead, only for Brewster to bring the Swans level with a clinical finish at the 19th-minute mark.

Brewster Liverpool loan watch

Swansea ended up winning the game 2-1 courtesy of an Andrew Ayew goal in the second half. It has been a promising start for Brewster at the Liberty Stadium and is hopefully just the start of bigger things to come.

The Swans are currently 6th in the Championship table and look set to at least make the playoffs for Premier League promotion.

Sheyi Ojo (Rangers)

The 22-year-old winger came on as a second-half substitute as Rangers defeated Stranraer 2-0 in the Scottish Cup at Ibrox. The youngster played the last quarter of the game as Steven Gerrard’s side go through to the 5th round where they will face Hamilton Academical.

Sheyi Ojo Loan Watch

Ojo has made 22 appearances for Rangers this season and has scored 2 goals. (h/t Whoscored)

Harry Wilson ( Bournemouth)

It was a frustrating night for the Welsh winger as he was sacrificed for Simon Wallis in the 34th minute. The substitution was the consequence of a tactical reshuffle effected by the sending off of Steve Cook.

Harry Wilson

The night got worse for The Cherries as they lost 1-0 and now find themselves in very real danger of being relegated. Wilson has played 22 times for Bournemouth this season and has scored 6 goals.

Herbie Kane (Hull City)

It was a bad day at the office for Herbie Kane as the midfielder played the full 90 minutes in the Tigers’ 1-0 loss to Derby County.

The defeat leaves Hull 6 points off a playoff berth.

Kamil Grabara (Huddersfield Town)

Grabara played the full 90 minutes as he kept a clean sheet in the 0-0 draw against Brentford. Huddersfield could have really done with a win and are looking at the prospect of back to back relegations if their form does not pick up soon.

Marko Grujic (Hertha Berlin)

Grujic played the full 90 minutes in a 4-0 mauling against Bayern Munich at home. Hertha Berlin were outplayed as the German champions ran riot at the Olympiastadion Berlin.

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Grujic has impressed at his loan spell and is likely to be recalled in the summer. Hertha are currently 14th in the Bundesliga table, just 2 points away from the relegation playoffs.

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Loris Karius (Besiktas)

Loris Karius also faced defeat as Besiktas were beaten 2-1 by League leaders Sivasspor in the Turkish Sper Lig. The defeat leaves Besiktas in 7th,10 points off their opponents at the top.

Loris Karius

The goalkeeper looked certain to sign for Besiktas in the summer. With Besiktas unable to secure funds for his signature. It is likely that he will now return to Liverpool at the end of the season. (h/t Mirror)

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Liverpool star aiming for quick return from injury

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Injured winger Xherdan Shaqiri hopes to return to action soon

Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri is aiming for a quick return to action after missing the victory over Manchester United due to injury. (h/t Liverpoolfc)

Injuries have severely limited the Swiss winger to just 9 appearances this season. The latest being a knock that kept him out of the clash against Manchester United. Shaqiri has fine memories of the fixture, having come off the bench to score a brace in the corresponding fixture last season.

The player refused to explicitly state a return date but hopes to be back as quickly as possible.

Xherdan Shaqiri Liverpool

Shaqiri has expressed his frustration at his persistent injuries. He hopes to put his troubles behind him as the Reds compete for the Premier League, Champions League and the FA Cup.

Preparing for an Audition?

Shaqiri has found himself reduced to a marginal role even when fit, making some sections question his future at the club.

The player had been linked with a move to Italian giants Roma and AC Milan in the January transfer window. The move seems unlikely after Klopp stated that no first-team players will leave the club in January.

With games coming thick and fast, Klopp needs all the players at his disposal as Liverpool chase domestic and European glory. Shaqiri will hope to play a key role in the club’s success further increasing his stock in the transfer market.

If the Swiss international is to move on next season, he will find no shortage of suitors if he makes a name for himself this season.

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Shaqiri joined Liverpool from Stoke City in 2018. He went on to score a number of important goals as the Reds set a club record points total in the League and also won the UEFA Champions League.

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