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“One of the final pieces” – Former Liverpool star claims this PL destroyer would be great under Klopp

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Jason McAteer wants N’Golo Kante at Liverpool

Former Liverpool star Jason McAteer believes N’Golo Kante is the missing piece in Jurgen Klopp’s side.

The Chelsea star joined the Blues from Leicester City and helped them lift the Premier League title.

Kante was one of the key figures in Leicester’s Premier League title run and also won the World Cup with France in 2018.

N'Golo Kante
N’Golo Kante joined Chelsea from Leicester City

McAteer was speaking to Racing Post and lauded Fabinho for growing into the defensive midfielder’s role at Anfield (h/t Liverpool Echo):

“He took time to settle at Anfield but was taken out of the team and given time on the training ground and has now slotted back in seamlessly.”

Fabinho joined from Monaco but didn’t start for the Reds straightaway. Klopp slowly bedded him into the team, and the Brazilian has become a key player for us.

McAteer lauded the Brazilian’s ability to read the danger and the fact that Fabinho doesn’t try fancy things on the pitch.

However, McAteer added that Kante would be an excellent addition to the side:

“He and N’Golo Kante at Chelsea are the two best players in the Premier League playing that role – Kante is definitely one of the final pieces in Jurgen Klopp’s jigsaw.”

Liverpool’s midfield options

The Reds are blessed with several midfield options for the first-team currently, however, they don’t have quality cover for Fabinho.

Adam Lallana has been tried in the deeper role but he cannot seem to perform at the same level as the Brazilian.

Adam Lallana
Adam Lallana scores his first goal of the season against Manchester United

Fabinho was rested in the win over Aston Villa as he was in danger of missing the Manchester City clash due to a suspension.

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The Reds weren’t at their best against the Villans, and it will be interesting to see how Fabinho does against City next Sunday.

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Dutch attacker linked with Liverpool to be handed new deal by Ligue 1 giants

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Lyon to offer Liverpool-linked Memphis Depay a new contract

Memphis Depay has done a great job at Lyon since joining them from Manchester United.

The 25-year-old has scored consistently for the Ligue 1 giants and is a permanent fixture in the Dutch national team too.

Depay has turned his career around after his struggles at Manchester United. He was signed from PSV Eindhoven but left after failing to make a mark at Old Trafford.

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Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay celebrate for the Netherlands (Image credit: Wijnaldum Twitter)

An older and more experienced Depay seems to be at his best and the 25-year-old has been linked with Liverpool (h/t Express).

Tottenham and United are also keen on the 25-year-old, however, Lyon are set to offer him a new deal (h/t Express).

The club’s president Jean Michel Aulas confirmed to BeIN Sports a new contract was one the way. However, Aulas added that Depay was still to make a decision on signing it (h/t Express):

“We will make him a contract extension offer because he is an exceptional player.

“He will be the one who will ultimately decide. He is a sweet boy, an interesting man.”

Do Liverpool need more attackers?

The Reds are in a great position in the Premier League and could do with another quality attacker coming in.

Mohamed Salah has had his injury problems this season while we would need to rest players due to our packed schedule.

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Xherdan Shaqiri was excellent in the 5-2 win over Everton (Image credit: Getty)

However,Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri were brought back in the team to face Everton. The pair were excellent in the 5-2 win with both getting on the score sheet.

Shaqiri could be the difference-maker for the remainder of the season. If the Swiss performs at his best we might not need to think of making any signings in January.

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Shaq has been out of action for most of the campaign with an injury. However, he was exceptional against the Toffees last night.

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“Celebration with the GOAT” – Some Liverpool stars react to 5-2 win over Everton on Twitter

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How the Liverpool stars reacted to incredible 5-2 derby win over Everton

Liverpool kept their eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a dominant display over Everton.

The Merseyside derby is never easy to predict and with Everton doing well against Leicester, this could have been a game where we could have dropped points.

Jurgen Klopp’s team selection also raised some eyebrows with Adam Lallana, Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi starting.

Divock Origi
Divock Origi scored a brace in the 5-2 win over Everton (Image credit: Getty)

There was no place in the starting XI for Roberto Firmino, Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah. However, that didn’t matter for us with Origi opening the scoring early on.

Shaqiri made it two thanks to the second assist of the game from Sadio Mane, but our defensive issues continued.

Michael Keane pulled a goal back but we raced into a 4-2 thanks to goals from Mane and Origi.

Everton pulled one back from Richarlison on the cusp of half-time but Georginio Wijnaldum sealed the win by scoring in the dying moments of the game.

Origi stars for Liverpool again

Origi might not have played too many games for us this season but he did a great job once again.

The Belgian should have scored a hat-trick in this game but Mane could have done the same too.

Xherdan Shaqiri
Xherdan Shaqiri was excellent in the 5-2 win over Everton (Image credit: Getty)

It was a great performance all-around with Shaqiri and Lallana also impressing. The Swiss star tried many tricks and flicks and most of them came off.

Lallana played in an advanced role and did well too, which should be great for Jurgen Klopp. The German has to mix his team around in the coming weeks and it is fantastic that most of our squad players are also on form.

Many Liverpool players were pleased with the win and some of them even called out Origi as the GOAT.

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The next game for Liverpool is an away trip to Bournemouth, and after that, comes the huge Champions League clash at RB Salzburg.

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“It is healing but not how we wished” – Klopp confirms further time out for injured Liverpool star

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Jurgen Klopp confirms Joel Matip’s injury isn’t healing as it was expected to

Jurgen Klopp provided an update on Joel Matip’s injury ahead of the clash against Everton.

The centre-back hasn’t featured for us since the 1-1 draw against Manchester United and won’t play in the Merseyside derby too.

Matip was our best defender alongside Virgil van Dijk but has been out due to a knee injury.

Joel Matip
Joel Matip has been excellent alongside Virgil van Dijk over the past 18 months (Image credit: Getty)

Klopp claimed that Matip needs more time to recover but admitting the injury wasn’t healing as expected (h/t Liverpool Echo):

“Joel needs a bit more time.

“It is healing but not exactly how we wished for so he needs a bit more time and that will take a while. The others are fit and available.”

Joe Gomez has also struggled for consistency this season and has often been brought off the bench to replace Trent Alexander-Arnold late in games.

Matip had been excellent since last season and helped us win the Champions League too. It will be interesting to see when he returns for the Reds, but we have a packed schedule coming up.

Lovren starring for Liverpool

Matip’s absence should keep Dejan Lovren in the first-team. The Croatian has done a decent job this season alongside Virgil van Dijk.

Dejan Lovren
Dejan Lovren battles for the ball against Leicester (Image credit: Getty)

It will be interesting to see how Klopp rotates the side given that Liverpool play almost every three days for the next two months.

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Liverpool play Bournemouth after the derby and then travel to Austria for a huge Champions League encounter.

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