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“I am concerned,” says Jurgen Klopp after dismal display against Manchester United

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“I am concerned,” says Jurgen Klopp after dismal display against Manchester United

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp has claimed that he is worried after a 2-1 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday night.

After losing at Old Trafford in a game that they never seemed like winning, Liverpool is still looking for their first victory of the new Premier League season.

Even with a tense finish for the hosts after Mohamed Salah’s consolation goal, the Reds were second-best for the vast part of the match.

Klopp’s side found themselves 1-0 down inside 16 minutes after Jadon Sancho’s composed finish to give Erik Teng Hang men a deserved lead.

In the 53rd minute, United capitalised on an error from Klopp’s team as Jordan Henderson surrendered possession to Anthony Martial, who released Marcus Rashford through on goal. United’s number 10 did not disappoint, firing beyond Alisson. The goal was given after a VAR check to double the Reds’ rivals’ lead.

“It’s obvious we are in a tricky situation, we get through the week with 14 players available and we have to make sure none of them gets injured now,” the Reds boss explained.

“There are no real options left anymore, even with our situation. We should have won this game, I know that sounds ridiculous, but that is how I see it – we lost it and now we go from here.

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Marcus Rashford scored Man United’s second goal (Getty Images)

Pressed for comment on whether he was worried about the club’s slow start to the season, Klopp added: “How concerned I am? I’m not sure, I am concerned about our situation but it is how it is. We deal with it and we feel we can play better, we know that. We have to accept it tonight and from tomorrow we will fight against it.”

Liverpool had a dismal start to the season with only two points out of a possible nine, severely denting their title hopes in the opening three weeks of the Premier League.

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Former Liverpool star made thoughts clear on a return to Anfield before leaving Man City

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Former Liverpool star made thoughts clear on a return to Anfield before leaving Man City

Before moving to Chelsea, Former Reds forward Raheem Sterling did show interest in returning to Liverpool according to a recent report.

The 28-year-old moved to the Blues in a £50 million deal from Manchester City in July of last year. After seven years at the Etihad, the England international was always expected to complete a summer transfer, but a move back to Merseyside was never mentioned in the media.

It is now alleged that Sterling was actually keen on re-joining the Reds, the club he left for City in July 2015.

He was also interested in a move abroad, but a transfer did not materialise and it is said a transfer to Stamford Bridge was his only realistic option.

The Athletic, who claim Sterling was “dead-set” on leaving the Etihad last summer before entering the final year of his contract, has revealed the fresh information. His future was the subject of numerous rumours, although few of them were supported by genuine information.

According to reports, Sterling was ‘open’ to rejoining the Reds and never had a move to Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG, or Liverpool in mind. If the forward had not joined Chelsea, he might still be playing at the Etihad, possibly not satisfied.

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Raheem Sterling wanted a return to Anfield (Getty Images)

The idea of Sterling re-joining Liverpool is difficult to imagine following his move to City. The Reds offered Sterling a new contract to stay on Merseyside and appeared to force a move to the Etihad – leading to criticism from Liverpool legends.

“I’m not happy with all that carry-on,” said Gerrard in the summer of 2015. “He needs to go in and see the owners. You don’t have to throw in illness or refuse to go on tour. There are millions of Liverpool fans waiting to see Raheem pull on a Liverpool shirt.

“It looks very disappointing from where I’m sitting. The fans have shown him great support, they want him to stay and I believe that he should too.”

Graeme Souness, meanwhile, added: “He’s far from being the finished article. He should stay at Liverpool, learn his trade, and get on with it… It looks like he’s turning his back on them [Liverpool fans] which, if he is, would be very sad for the football club.”

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A Private chat reveals Virgil van Dijk’s transfer move to Premier League rivals Manchester United

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A Private chat reveals Virgil van Dijk’s transfer move to Premier League rivals Manchester United

Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk has emerged as one of Jurgen Klopp’s valuable players over time, although the situation could have been completely different.

Many Reds supporters believed they overpaid for the former Southampton player when the Dutchman joined the team for a club record £75 million transfer fee in 2018.

Five years later, he is widely regarded as a steal after helping Liverpool win the Premier League and the Champions League.

Van Dijk, who is now 30 years old, was very near to signing with rivals Manchester United, but the team decided to sign Victor Lindelof instead.

Former Southampton striker Charlie Austin opened up about a private conversation he had with the defender whilst they were team-mates at St Mary’s, revealing the Red Devils’ interest.

Austin told talkSPORT last year: “I remember the back end of his Southampton career we were on the bench together at Chelsea away. I sat there and said, ‘come on Virgil, what’s going on, surely Man Utd must’ve been in for you? Massive club in England, etc’

“He said, ‘you know what Chaz, in the summer it was like between more or Lindelof and they signed Lindelof’. I was like, ‘you are joking!’ Nobody knows that, he told me that on the bench. I couldn’t believe it, I was just as gobsmacked as you.

“Obviously there was talk in the summer he was going to go there, then they’ve gone and taken Lindelof instead.”

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Austin went on to describe Van Dijk’s bitter exit from Southampton after he attempted to force a move to Anfield, which he was eventually granted.

He continued: “The manager was there, Pellegrini at the time, and in the summer he was looking to go.

“I remember him getting everybody in pre-season, got us all around, everyone on the pitch including Virg, and just came out and said, ‘look lads, Virgil wants to go, the club are not allowing him to go, he’s said he’s not going to play so he’s going to train with us’.

“In front of everybody, including Virgil. He was more gobsmacked because no heads up from the manager, nothing. You’re going to go over there and train with the fitness coach and the physio.

“It was more down the line of stamping his authority, what he had to do, albeit he did move in the summer, two days later the transfer window shut and Virg was starting on Saturday.

“He apologised to the lads but the lads were just like, ‘Virg, we understand, you were linked with Liverpool, you wanted to go, it’s fine by us’, but we were happy he was still there because of the quality he brought.”

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Liverpool star “not happy” with Klopp as he  considers leaving Anfield

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Liverpool star Mo Salah is ‘no longer happy’ with Jurgen Klopp and it is being reported that Spanish giants Real Madrid are looking to ‘take advantage’.

Salah had an unsuccessful spell at Chelsea earlier in his career but he returned to the Premier League with a point to prove when he joined Liverpool in 2017 from Roma.

Salah was acquired by Roma for for £43 million. Although there were some raised eyebrows when this agreement was revealed, he has distinguished himself as one of the top attackers in the world while playing for Liverpool.

In 283 games for the English team, the 30-year-old has scored 173 goals. They have won the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, and Carabao Cup with his assistance.

Due to Salah’s contract’s 2023 expiration date, his future was in doubt toward the close of the previous campaign. Though his current contract expires in 2025, he decided to commit his future to Liverpool.

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Salah has not had as much of an effect this season, scoring just seven goals in 19 games. Liverpool is currently in ninth place in the Premier League as a result of his dismal performance.

This week, it was reported that Liverpool was getting ready to trade Salah to PSG in order to pay for a transfer of Juventus star Federico Chiesa.

Now Spanish outlet Nacional are reporting that Real Madrid ‘want to sign’ Salah.

It is noted that Real Madrid were keen on him in the past, but they are now looking to ‘take advantage’ of his current ‘huge discontent’. It is reported that he would ‘seriously consider a change of scenery’.

Salah is ‘no longer happy’ with Klopp and it is suggested that an exit will be even more likely if Liverpool fail to qualify for the Champions League.

Real Madrid are ‘very much waiting’ for news on Salah, who is said to feel that his time at Liverpool is ‘close’ to concluding.

The report adds: ‘Taking advantage of the clash between Madrid and Liverpool in the Round of 16 of the European Cup, Florentino Pérez hopes to be able to meet and speak personally with Salah , who he hopes will be able to convince him to start an adventure for La Liga Santander.

‘And, of course, they would also have to reach an agreement with Klopp to allow the departure of one of his key pieces.’

In other news, Liverpool transfer; Fabrizio Romano drops major Liverpool January transfer window claim after midfielder links emerge

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Jurgen Klopp reveals when he will step down as Liverpool coach after milestone match

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Jurgen Klopp reveals when he will step down as Liverpool coach after milestone match

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp took to the dugout for his 1,000th game in management as the Reds drew 0-0 with Chelsea on Saturday.

The German has joked that he could remain Liverpool manager for 10 more years, having overseen the 1,000th game of his coaching career on Saturday.

Despite the Reds’ unmemorable 0-0 tie with Chelsea at Anfield, it was nevertheless a significant moment for Klopp, who made his coaching debut with Mainz in his native Germany 21 years ago.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager, who took over in 2015 and may continue until 2033, was in charge of Liverpool for the 411th game.

Having an 18-year managerial stint seems extremely unlikely in the super-intense modern age of football – only Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger have lasted that long in the Premier League era – but Klopp appears quite content at Anfield, despite his team’s struggles this season.

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Speaking to BT Sport after Saturday’s draw – which did neither side any favours and left the Reds 10 points off the top four at the halfway mark of their campaign – the 55-year-old said.

“My motivation [for the Liverpool job] is no problem. I am a bit like Obelix, who fell in the… You know Asterix and Obelix? Ah, you don’t know it; forget it, it’s obviously a German joke then. I have enough energy for another 10 years if you want!”

As of right now, Klopp is under contract with Liverpool until 2026 after signing a contract extension last year. He is currently the fourth-most successful manager for Liverpool in terms of total awards won (7 trophies).

The Reds’ next game is on Sunday when they travel to Brighton in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Last year, they defeated Brighton to complete the major trophy set under Klopp, having also won the League Cup, the Premier League title in 2019/20, and the Champions League.

In other news, “gave balls away”-Jurgen Klopp slams £200,000-a-week player following Liverpool’s dismal performance against Chelsea

 

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“gave balls away”-Jurgen Klopp slams £200,000-a-week player following Liverpool’s dismal performance against Chelsea

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“gave balls away”-Jurgen Klopp slams £200,000-a-week player following Liverpool’s dismal performance against Chelsea

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has criticised Thiago on the club’s official website for his performance against Graham Potter’s Chelsea at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.

Klopp stated that Thiago gave the ball away far too many times, as Liverpool and Chelsea played out a goalless draw with each other.

The £200,000-a-week (Spotrac) midfielder started the match and played for the entire 90 minutes.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich star was deployed on the left of a midfield-three

While the Spaniard played some lovely passes, made some good decision,s and was always available for the ball, he was not at his best.

And Klopp noticed that the Liverpool midfielder was giving the ball away too much

“We were compact, we won really good balls, we caused them problems and from there then we have to do better with the ball. Klopp said.

“That’s possible and it was already better than the last league game, that we really keep the balls and play from there.

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“It’s like, even Thiago, who is obviously a great footballer, gave balls away, unforced errors and these kind of things. That’s what we have to do better.”

Liverpool and Chelsea are struggling in the Premier League at the moment, and it’s looking like neither side will end up in the top four this season.

Today, we witnessed how two of England’s top clubs put on a game that was far from brilliant.

Liverpool and Chelsea need to step up their game if they want to finish in the top four of the Premier League this year.

Both the Reds and the Blues have talented teams and players, so Jurgen Klopp and Graham Potter will need to help them reclaim their best form.

In other news, (VIDEO) Watch: Fans erupt after Kai Haverzt goal against Liverpool was disallowed

 

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