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Nice try Real Madrid but Liverpool are a different animal now and have no necessity to sell their talisman – opinion



Liverpool opinion: Real Madrid wasting time over Mohamed Salah

The season isn’t even over but the transfer rumours are already linking some of our players away with a move. The Reds had a fantastic domestic campaign but even with a record 97 points, we missed out on the title.

Jurgen Klopp’s men could still end the season with a trophy as we face Tottenham in the Champions League final, and almost every single senior player has done their bit for the club.

Our defence has been incredible while our midfield has done its bit. Our attack wasn’t bad either as Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane shared the Golden Boot with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this season.

This was the second straight season where Salah picked up the Golden Boot and Canal+ (h/t Metro) claims that Real Madrid are set to approach Liverpool regarding a deal for the Egyptian.

Madrid had a poor season and are looking to rebuild under Zinedine Zidane, and we have a history of losing our best players to Spanish sides.

Salah is one of the best in the world and even if Real bid an incredible amount, it might not be enough to see the Egyptian switch from red to white (h/t Metro).

A different Liverpool under Klopp

The German has built a team from the ashes that Brendan Rodgers left behind and we have improved in each season under Klopp.

We are Champions League regulars now and are set to play in our third European final under the former Borussia Dortmund manager.

The Reds are on the up as we only missed out on the Premier League title by one point, and will give Manchester City a run for their money next season too.

Salah also seems to enjoy playing for the Reds as he is one of the stars at the club while moving to Real would make him just another player to have donned the Madrid white.

The La Liga giants aren’t on the same solid base as we are and there is no guarantee they will do well next season even if they make big moves in the summer.

The Reds have a fairly young side and will only improve in the coming seasons. Klopp has worked on every department at the club, and there is no doubt there will be further tweaks in the team next season too.

Salah, along with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, signed new deals to remain at the Reds, and the trio work well together in our attack.

The Metro adds that Liverpool are under no pressure to sell the attacker, and we can reject the advances of Real as we look to win the first title under Klopp. Salah is a key figure at Anfield, similar to many of the other stars, and going to Real could be a risk that doesn’t pay off.

The Reds are on the verge of something incredible under the German manager, and Real need to look elsewhere as they try to bring back their glory days.

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They can bid as much as they want but we don’t have to sell our stars at the moment.

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn’t easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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“He should be the one” – Anfield legend believes Liverpool should look to sign this in-form English star



Liverpool FC transfer news: Carragher wants Reds to sign Maddison

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher wants the Reds to sign James Maddison of Leicester City.

The English midfielder had a fine debut season for the Foxes after joining from Norwich City in the previous campaign.

Maddison was excellent in the 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this weekend and created several chances for the away side.

James Maddison

Liverpool didn’t sign a senior outfield player in the summer but Carragher believed that the Leicester City man is the one that the Reds should target (h/t Mirror):

“I think he is the one player outside of the top six who Liverpool should be looking at.”

Carragher was speaking on Sky Sports (h/t Mirror) and believed that Maddison is the player who could take us to the next step even though he would cost a lot of money:

“People have been talking about Coutinho coming back, but obviously that hasn’t happened as he has gone to Bayern Munich, but if you are looking in the Premier League, yes he will cost a lot of money, but he should be the one Liverpool are looking at if you are going to that next step up.”

An expensive signing for Klopp’s side?

The Reds have several midfield options in their current team but there isn’t one player who can create chances for the attackers.

Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are two attack-minded midfielders but they aren’t as creative as Maddison.

The 22-year-old has grown since his move to the King Power Stadium and it will be interesting to see how he performs this season.

Brendan Rodgers has worked well with young talent in the past and our former manager seems to be getting the best out of Maddison.

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Leicester sold Harry Maguire for a huge sum this summer, and they won’t let the Englishman leave easily anytime soon.

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“He needs to be patient” – Klopp believes Liverpool star will be back to his best despite slow start



Latest Liverpool news: Klopp wants Oxlade-Chamberlain to be patient regarding game time

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back to full fitness and started in our last two games.

However, his performance in the UEFA Super Cup wasn’t great, while he did an excellent job in the second half against Southampton.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

The Ox was subbed off at half-time against Chelsea in Istanbul, and Klopp claimed the midfielder needs to be patient before he gets back to his best (h/t Mirror):

“He needs to be patient in the right way, and everything will be fine 100 per cent. We only talk about Ox because everybody knows how good he is.

“We need to make sure that he can show that on the pitch as well. When I make the decision that he is now ready then it is my responsibility of course, and the boy only has to try to do his best. That’s what Ox obviously did.”

Ox needs more time on the field

The English midfielder almost missed an entire season due to the knee injury he picked up against Roma, and he will get back to his best after getting more minutes on the pitch.

Klopp added that playing him in an advanced position in the Super Cup didn’t work out, but claimed that things would be alright for the midfielder soon.

Liverpool need the Ox to remain injury-free for the majority of this season as he provides a different dimension to the team.

The former Arsenal star provides a greater attacking threat from the midfield and hopefully, he can create several chances for our forwards.

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Liverpool’s next game is against Oxlade-Chamberlain’s former club, and it will be interesting to see if the Englishman faces the Gunners on Saturday.

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Liverpool coach confirms discussions to sign former Tottenham star available on a free transfer



Liverpool FC transfer news: Achterberg confirms signing Vorm has been discussed

Liverpool’s goalkeeping coach John Achterberg confirmed that Michel Vorm’s name has been discussed by the Champions League holders.

The Reds have seen Alisson pick up a calf injury in the first game of the Premier League season while Adrian was declared fit to play against Southampton at the weekend.

Andy Lonergan was on the bench for the trip to St Mary’s and we could be in further trouble if either of the senior keepers picks up a problem.


Adrian at Southampton

Vorm was one of the best players for Swansea during his spell in the Premier League but his move to Tottenham saw him become the understudy to Hugo Lloris.

The Dutchman left Spurs at the end of last season, and Achterberg told NOS (h/t Liverpool Echo) that having quality keepers in the side isn’t an issue:

“A good third goalie at a top club is not a superfluous luxury, I have always said this. Michel Vorm’s arrival has been discussed.”

The coach praised Lonergan for his experience in the lower leagues and added that Caoimhin Kelleher is a decent option too given that the academy starlet plays for Ireland’s youth teams.

A good move for Liverpool?

Liverpool cannot buy a senior keeper from another club as the transfer window has closed but they can sign free agents.

Michel Vorm

Michel Vorm

It will be difficult to find a better option than Vorm given his experience in the Premier League. However, the Dutch keeper would be the third choice below Adrian and above Lonergan.

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Liverpool cannot take risks with this position, and pushing Kelleher into the starting XI would be riskier than playing Vorm.

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