Connect with us

ARTICLES

Liverpool trigger contract extension for key 28-year-old as they prepare new offer

Published

on

Liverpool trigger a clause in Joel Matip’s contract and extend his stay

The Athletic (h/t Daily Star) reports that Liverpool have triggered a clause in Joel Matip’s contract and extended his stay by a year.

The former Schalke centre-back has impressed at the back since we signed Virgil van Dijk, and helped us land the Champions League last season.

Joel Matip scores against Manchester City

The 28-year-old was signed on a free from the Bundesliga side and was a free agent at the end of this season.

However, the contract extension keeps him at Anfield till 2021, and the report adds that the centre-back will be handed a new deal soon.

Matip keeping Gomez out

The Cameroon defender has become one of the best in the Premier League and is keeping Joe Gomez out of the starting XI.

The 28-year-old isn’t as quick as Gomez but has been more consistent at the back since the start of last season.

The centre-back also has great ball control and dribbles out from the back, thus providing us with a different strategy to attack the opposition.

Matip deserves a new deal basis his recent performances, and hopefully, he is offered the right contract to continue partnering Van Dijk at the back.

Read more Liverpool news, click here – Latest Liverpool news

The report adds that James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum will also be handed new deals by the club, and the pair deserve it for their performances leading up to the Champions League victory.

Advertisement
Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

ARTICLES

Liverpool trail other European giants in the race for €100m Bundesliga star

Published

on

Liverpool trail big European giants in race for Kai Havertz

Bild (h/t Metro) reports that Liverpool are interested in Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz but face competition from several top clubs.

The 20-year-old German has been in sensational form for the Bundesliga side over the past two years and scored 17 goals in the league last time around.

His return hasn’t been that great this season, with just one goal from six games in all competitions.

Kai Havertz

Havertz is a German international and the Reds face competition from Real Madrid, Juventus, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich in the race to sign him (h/t Metro).

The 20-year-old is contracted with the Germans until 2022, but has refused to sign an extension and could cost close to €100m, according to the report.

Liverpool trailing the other big names

The Reds could do with someone of Havertz’s abilities and we didn’t spend much in this summer window.

However, the report claims that the Premier League leaders are trailing the other clubs in the race to sign the German.

Munich and Real have the best chance of landing the Bundesliga sensation while Dortmund is an unlikely destination for the German (h/t Metro).

It will be interesting to see where Havertz ends up in the future as he needs to move away from Leverkusen to continue his development.

Read more Liverpool transfer news, click here – Latest Liverpool transfer news

Liverpool is a perfect club for the 20-year-old and hopefully, the youngster can grow under Jurgen Klopp.

Continue Reading

ARTICLES

Liverpool send a scout to watch RB Leipzig’s Champions League clash against Benfica

Published

on

Liverpool send scout to watch RB Leipzig win over Benfica

Record (h/t Liverpool Echo) claims that the Reds sent a scout over to watch RB Leipzig’s clash against Benfica in the Champions League.

The Germans came out 2-1 winners, thanks to a brace from Timo Werner in the Group G clash.

Timo Werner
Timo Werner of RB Leipzig

The Liverpool Echo adds that Werner has been a target for the Reds and was the star of the show, thanks to his brace.

The report, however, doesn’t pinpoint which player Liverpool were watching, but it was another impressive showing by Leipzig.

A Bundesliga powerhouse on the rise

We already signed one player from Leipzig in the past, with Naby Keita joining us. The Guinea midfielder has struggled for fitness since his arrival at Anfield, but the Germans have several quality players in the team.

Leipzig are also leading the Bundesliga currently and are one point ahead of Borussia Dortmund and Freiburg.

Emil Forsberg

Liverpool have been linked with Emil Forsberg in the past (h/t Metro), and Jurgen Klopp has raided Schalke in the past for Joel Matip too.

We haven’t signed many players from the Bundesliga during Klopp’s time, with Loris Karius and Ragnar Klavan being the two other big names.

Read more Liverpool news, click here – Latest Liverpool news

Liverpool didn’t sign any major players in the summer, and it will be interesting to see what our transfer activity is during the winter window.

Continue Reading

ARTICLES

Impressive Chelsea starlet could be fit to face Liverpool after midweek injury

Published

on

Mason Mount provides positive update ahead of Liverpool clash

Chelsea’s return to the Champions League didn’t go too well as they lost 1-0 at home to Valencia.

Frank Lampard’s side also missed a penalty in the clash as the away side picked up all three points.

However, one of the talking points in the clash was Mason Mount picking up an injury after a tackle from Francis Coquelin.

Mason Mount

The former Arsenal man was only booked for a tough challenge on the English youngster, but the Metro (h/t Liverpool Echo) claims that Mount is hopeful of featuring against Liverpool on Sunday.

Chelsea host the Reds in the clash of the weekend, and it will be interesting to see if Mount features in the game.

A young side against the best in the league

The English midfielder has been impressive in a youthful Chelsea side and already has three goals from five games.

Liverpool have to be wary of the threat possessed by Lampard’s team but the Reds are the only club with a 100% winning record in the Premier League this season.

The Reds, however, were beaten in their first game of the Champions League but put up a good showing against Napoli on Tuesday.

Read more Liverpool news, click here – Latest Liverpool news

Liverpool have a fivepoint lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, but the trip to Stamford Bridge will be another tough test for the Reds.

Continue Reading

Copyright © 2018 TheKopTimes.com