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He plays like Benzema – Clarence Seedorf likens Liverpool superstar to Karim Benzema and backs him to shine this season ‘despite the arrival of Nunez’

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He plays like Benzema – Clarence Seedorf likens Liverpool superstar to Karim Benzema and backs him to shine this season ‘despite the arrival of Nunez’

Clarence Seedorf has compared Bobby Firmino to Real Madrid star Karim Benzema and believes the Brazilian international should be one of the first names on Jurgen Klopp’s teamsheet.

Following Darwin Nunez’s summer transfer from Benfica, our No. 9’s starting position for Liverpool looked to be in jeopardy this season.

However, Firmino seized the moment after the Uruguayan was dismissed on his home debut.

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Bobby Firmino (photo by Getty images)

A hat-trick of assists and two goals during Liverpool’s 9-0 thrashing of Bournemouth at the end of August were among the former Hoffenheim forward’s six goal contributions thus far this season.

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Seedorf, a four-time champion of the Champions League, has expressed appreciation for the 30-year-old as a result of this.

“I would always put Firmino in [the starting XI],” Seedorf told Prime Video via talkSPORT.

“In recent years Liverpool did well because he is a bit like Benzema at Real Madrid, he knows how to play a little deeper and goes on the wings.

“He is a number nine who knows what is needed for the team and Klopp will bet a lot on him again this season, despite the arrival of Nunez.”

It would have been intriguing to see if Klopp decided to continue with the Brazilian for the Wolves matchup on Saturday after Firmino turned in a lackluster effort against Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

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Due to The Queen’s passing, that match has since been postponed, and the results of next weekend’s games are also uncertain.

However, our second match of the UCL group stage is against Ajax on Tuesday at Anfield, and you can anticipate to see players like Thiago Alcantara and Joel Matip make their way back into the starting lineup now that they’re healthy.

Firmino has been one of are most important players during the Klopp era but there is a feeling that he no longer provides as much as he once did.

He has the ability to control games and wreak havoc amongst opposition defences with his tendency to drop deep and receive the ball on the half turn but with Klopp splashing £64m on Nunez in the summer, he’s bound to get the nod over Firmino in a number of games this season.

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Bobby’s contract is set to expire next year and it will be interesting to see whether the club are willing to offer him a new deal during the Klopp era.

Firmino has been one of our most crucial players, but there is a perception that he is no longer as valuable as he once was.

With his propensity to drop deep and receive the ball on the half turn, he has the capacity to dictate games and cause havoc among opposing defenses, but Nunez is likely to start over Firmino in some games this season after Klopp spent £64 million on him in the summer.

It will be fascinating to see if the team is willing to extend Bobby’s contract when it expires next year.

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(Video) Konate almost scores goal of the season with incredible long-range effort

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Liverpool began proceedings in the second-half with far more aggression and intent and actually came close to finding an effort via unlikely scorer Ibrahima Konate.

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The Frenchman raced into the opposing half in a manner some might suggest was Joel Matip-esque before attempting to catch Kepa Arrizabalaga off his line with a speculative effort.

The shot went just wide of the post in what was a clear warning sign for Graham Potter’s men.

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Liverpool confirms midfield transfer as Jürgen Klopp explains plan and Diogo Jota injury update

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Liverpool have confirmed a January transfer move while Jürgen Klopp has been speaking about his summer plan and offered a Diogo Jota injury update.

Jürgen Klopp has told his team that the Reds would be making significant changes amid a transfer overhaul, but that won’t happen until the summer when several of his players’ contracts expire.

“At Borussia Dortmund, it was clear when I left (in 2015), I said something has to change,” Klopp said in the second part of his press conference. “It is a different situation (here). Either the manager’s position changes or a lot of other things change.

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“So, as far as I am concerned, what I hear — unless someone tells me (different) — I will not go. So that means maybe there is a point where we have to change other stuff.

“We will see but that is for the future, like summer or whatever. Not now. I have space and time to think about it.

“We have to play better football now. We cannot play and say: ‘OK, these are the problems but next season we don’t have them anymore’. That is a really long time. I cannot promise we will fly tomorrow but what I want to promise is that we really fight and everyone can see it.”

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But if they manage to finish in the top four this season, it will be much easier to make such changes. Without Champions League football for a season, it will be considerably more difficult to sign Jude Bellingham and other major targets.

Jürgen Klopp has offered an update on Diogo Jota’s fitness as he continues his recovery from the long-term injury that has already forced him to miss the World Cup.

“I don’t know exactly how long but he looks really good,” Klopp said in the second part of his press conference. “He’s out there on the pitch doing a lot of stuff already. Another few weeks?”

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When asked if Jota would be available for the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal matchup against Real Madrid next month, Klopp said: “From my point of view, yes but I don’t know.”

Colombian winger Luis Díaz is also on the recovery trail. He posted an update from the AXA Training Centre on social media yesterday.

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(Video) ‘I can’t remember a worse game’ – Watch Jurgen KIopp’s full answer as Liverpool boss admits he’s hit new low

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(Video) ‘I can’t remember a worse game’ – Watch Jurgen KIopp’s full answer as Liverpool boss admits he’s hit new low

The dreadful loss Liverpool suffered against Brighton & Hove Albion, in Jurgen Klopp’s opinion, marks a new low in his managing career.

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And the Reds manager rejected claims that the defeat was a “one-off” as his team’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League took another severe hit.

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At the AMEX Stadium on Saturday night, two goals in the second half from Solly March and another from substitute Danny Welbeck condemned Liverpool to a 3-0 Premier League loss.

In response, Klopp expressed his deep concern by evaluating the reverse without comparison over the course of his 22 years as manager.

“It’s my job to make the right line-up and set up the right tactics,” said the Reds boss. “I had really nice moments doing that but, I’m not sure if it’s because it’s only a few minutes since the game, but I can’t remember a worse game.

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“I honestly can’t and I mean all (my career) not only Liverpool and that’s my responsibility. So that makes it a really low point.”

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I love Liverpool but – Watch £100m Liverpool target gives conditions to join Liverpool as he decides on his future

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I love Liverpool but – Watch £100m Liverpool target gives conditions to join Liverpool as he decides on his future

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is eyeing some potential new signings this month with several players linked with a switch to Anfield, though the Reds’ boss will have one eye on the summer and a deal for Jude Bellingham

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Despite being one of the few clubs to have completed any transactions thus far in the January transfer window, pressure is growing at Anfield to complete additional deals given the Reds’ current form.

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Josko Gvardiol, a defender for RB Leipzig(Getty images)

2023 began with a 3-1 loss to Brentford, which was followed by a contentious FA Cup tie against Wolves at home that Liverpool may have lost if it weren’t for the VAR.

new signature In the third-round match, Cody Gakpo made his debut while Darwin Nunez recovered his shooting form and netted a stunning volley.

But that did not mask the issues plaguing Jurgen Klopp’s side at present, with calls for fresh blood in midfield not going away anytime soon.

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Klopp has already conceded the Gakpo deal limits what the club can do in the remainder of the window – but there is still plenty of time for them to spring a surprise.

Gvardiol decides future

Josko Gvardiol, a defender for RB Leipzig, has expressed his love for Liverpool amid recent transfer rumors, but he has also said he will stay with his current team until at least 2024, quelling any rumors that he might be moving to Merseyside.

At the World Cup in Qatar, the Croatian center back dazzled, drawing admiring glances from all across Europe, including Chelsea. Gvardiol’s admission that it would be a “dream” to wear Liverpool’s crimson uniform gave Liverpool a much-appreciated advantage.

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Leipzig, though, is adamant about keeping their man, and Gvardiol is similarly happy with the current situation.

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(Video) Watch Cody Gakpo’s shirt number revealed and the significance behind his selection

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Liverpool FC fans were excited to see our latest signing unveiled and as soon as Cody Gakpo was finally confirmed to be a Red, attention quickly turned to what squad number he would select.

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The Dutch attacker displayed the back of his shirt to reveal: “Gakpo 18,” which was a wonderful way for the club to announce his selection as he passed past our awards that are on display in the AXA Training Centre.

The 23-year-old joins Takumi Minamino, Alberto Moreno, Dirk Kuyt, Antonio Nunez, John Arne Riise, Erik Meijer, Jean-Michel Ferri, Michael Owen, Phil Charnock, and Ronny Rosenthal as the 11th player to wear the number since the Premier League’s inception.

The former PSV player wore the same jersey number for the Under-21 team at his old team and twice for his country; now, at Anfield, the legacy of his relationship with the number will continue to flourish.

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