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“That’s the name of the game” – Watch Roy Keane makes a honest verdict about Sadio Mane after Liverpool beat Manchester City in Community Shield 

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“That’s the name of the game” – Watch Roy Keane makes a honest verdict about Sadio Mane after Liverpool beat Manchester City in Community Shield

After the Reds’ Community Shield victory over Manchester City on Saturday, former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane praised Liverpool for their replacement of Sadio Mane.

He claimed that even if players come and go, the Reds have recruited adequately to have a sufficient number of choices on the field.

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  • On Saturday, July 30, at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, the Merseysiders defeated the Cityzens 3-1 in the Community Shield.
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Trent Alexander-Arnold gave the Reds the lead, but City’s Julian Alvarez restored parity halfway through the second half.

new signature Darwin Nunez, who cost a club record €100 million to acquire from Benfica, made an impressive debut after coming off the bench.

His header grazed Ruben Dias’ hand, earning a penalty that Mohamed Salah coolly converted.

In extra time, the 23-year-old added Liverpool’s third goal to secure their first Community Shield victory since 2006.

Regarding Nunez’s performance that evening, Keane stated to ITV (as reported by the Daily Star)

“I think when any player comes to the club, no matter the position, they want to settle.

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“For the striker, it’s about getting that first goal under your belt. He’s up and running.”

Keane also spoke about Mane, who joined Bayern Munich this summer after six incredible seasons at Anfield.

“Who’s that, Mane? That’s the name of the game, people move on, you’ve got strikers coming in, young striker, hungry, you seen it there – that’s the name of the game.

“The club’s recruitment, great start for the striker, gives them options, when you see these teams, the hunger and desire from both teams is fantastic.”

The former Manchester United player also added that while Liverpool beat Manchester City on the day, both teams are still the ones to beat in the Premier League. Keane said:

“It’s been a good day for Liverpool. A new striker, good habits to get into winning, other teams might be sitting watching this thinking are these teams going to ease off?

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“Not with Pep [Guardiola] and [Jurgen] Klopp in charge, the hunger and desire from both teams.

“Klopp got a big smile, looks refreshed, got a new contract – good luck stopping these teams.”

The last five Premier League championships have alternated between Man City and Liverpool, with the Cityzens taking four of them.

After the Reds lost out on the 2021–22 Premier League by one point, the two teams are expected to compete for the championship once more the following season.

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Jurgen Klopp gives verdict on Liverpool transfer target Moises Caicedo as Arsenal bid is rejected

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Jurgen Klopp gives verdict on Liverpool transfer target Moises Caicedo as Arsenal bid is rejected

Moises Caicedo has attracted the attention of Chelsea and Arsenal this month and has an opportunity to impress against Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round.

Prior to Liverpool’s matchup with Brighton, Jurgen Klopp talked about Moises Caicedo. Ahead of the fourth round of the FA Cup, the Reds will host the Seagulls at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

Caicedo, 21, will be eager to perform well while being watched after being recently widely linked with moves to Chelsea and Arsenal. According to reports, the Gunners’ £60 million bid for the midfielder was turned down.

According to reports, Brighton are apparently unwilling to sell Caicedo this month since Roberto De Zerbi’s team wants to qualify for a European competition this year.

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The Seagulls’ claimed attempt for RB Leipzig player Amadou Haidara was turned down, thus it appears unlikely that Edu will be able to complete the deal unless they can recruit a substitute for the Ecuadorian international.

But, Arsenal are not the only horse in the race. Sportelo also understands that Chelsea are expected to persevere in their mission to sign Caicedo before the transfer deadline in a few days time. As it stands, it’s said that Brighton have given the midfielder a price tag north of £75million.

With neither the Blues nor the Gunners yet to meet the Seagulls’ asking price, Caicedo has the perfect chance to prove his worth against Liverpool on Sunday. And, Klopp has high expectations.

Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo has impressed following his introduction to the Premier League and has been linked with Liverpool

Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo has impressed following his introduction to the Premier League and has been linked with Liverpool

As quoted by Liverpool’s official YouTube channel, the German boss said: “Against Brighton especially its massively important to defend the first line.

They are that good, with Caicedo and MacAllister, the two centre-halves calm-like, the goalie, really calm. So, they just pass the ball through it if the front three is not defending well, and that was our problem against Brighton [two weeks ago].”

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With plenty of circulation regarding Caicedo’s future, Roberto de Zerbi has declared that he wants his star man until the end of the season. The Brighton boss said: “He [Caicedo] is a good guy – he is focused on Brighton.

“I hope he can stay with us until the end of the season. In my opinion that is the best solution for us. I can understand other big teams want Caicedo, Mac Allister, Mitoma, and March

” I spoke with him on Wednesday and I told him my opinion. It is always difficult to change during the season. For our way, it is important for him to stay a few more months.”

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Liverpool Recieve transfer boost for Barcelona wonderkid ‘set to leave for free’, who Jurgen Klopp is eager to sign

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Liverpool Recieve transfer boost for Barcelona wonderkid ‘set to leave for free’, who Jurgen Klopp is eager to sign

Barcelona star could leave the club on a free transfer, which is news that will put Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on red alert.

The Reds are in severe need of new players as they sit ninth in the Premier League, 21 points behind league leaders Arsenal.

The team’s starting midfield has struggled, and fringe players like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita are anticipated to go in the summer when their contracts expire.

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Liverpool, on the other hand, has been searching the market for new players. Jude Bellingham and Enzo Fernandez, two of the most sought-after midfielders in the world of football, have recently been connected to Jurgen Klopp’s team.

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Gavi’s shaky Barcelona contract, though, makes it possible that the Reds will try to sign the 18-year-old in the summer for a pittance or the following year for nothing.

Gavi to leave Barcelona?

Gavi, one of Barcelona’s most prized assets, could leave the Catalan giants for free in 2024 if the club fail to register the player’s contract.

The Spain international starred for Barcelona in a 1-0 Copa del Rey victory over Real Sociedad on Wednesday evening.

However, hours before kick off the teenager made headlines as news broke that La Liga had refused Barcelona’s attempts to register the player’s contract.

This is due to the club’s failure to navigate Financial Fair Play rules.

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Last September, Gavi signed a new contract with Barcelona that lasts through 2026 and has a staggering £880 million release clause.

Barcelona might lose their starlet for nothing in 2024, when his previous contract was set to expire, if the new agreement cannot be registered.

Ronald Araujo, a highly regarded central defender, also signed a new contract in 2022, thus the same circumstances apply to him.

Liverpool, who reportedly wanted to sign Gavi last summer, is probably aware of the circumstances the young player is in right now.

At the time, the Spanish daily Nacional reported that Klopp had “had asked the board to start talks” over a contract for the player and had “been infatuated” with Gavi.

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Liverpool transfer: Enzo Fernandez and Bellingham contact made as Chelsea plan Nunes hijack

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Liverpool transfer: Enzo Fernandez and Bellingham contact made as Chelsea plan Nunes hijack

Liverpool have been one of the quietest clubs in the January transfer window, having completed just one signing but contact has been made for Jude Bellingham and Enzo Fernandez

This month, Jurgen Klopp might be prepared to make a few more acquisitions.

Just a few days remain until the transfer market closes, and Liverpool may yet be prepared to make other moves.

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So far this month, the Reds have only brought Cody Gakpo to Anfield in a deal estimated to be for £45 million.

Jurgen Klopp acted quickly to sabotage Manchester United’s potential approach for the Dutch international after Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota suffered injuries.

Amid the Reds’ troubles in that area, there has been considerable discussion about the necessity to sign a midfielder in January.

But despite links with Enzo Fernandez, Moises Caicedo and Jude Bellingham, the Reds haven’t been able to sign one of those yet.

Liverpool held contact with Benfica and Dortmund

Liverpool have reportedly held talks with both Benfica and Borussia Dortmund over potentially signing Enzo Fernandez and Jude Bellingham this month.

The Reds have been linked with moves for Fernandez and Bellingham in the January transfer window as Jurgen Klopp tries to bolster his midfield options. However, with time ticking down until deadline day, it is looking increasingly unlikely that the Reds will be able to get a deal over the line before January 31.

It is understood the Reds have been working hard behind the scenes to sign a midfielder – and it has been revealed they held negotiations with Benfica and Dortmund for those two players.

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Speaking to Empire of the Kop, Anas Bakhkhar from Foot Mercato said:

“Just to remind everyone, there was a positive meeting during the World Cup between Amrabat’s entourage and Liverpool but unfortunately, his agent thought that Liverpool were linked with a lot of midfielders during this transfer window – like Jude Bellingham and Enzo Fernandez and Liverpool were having discussions with Borussia Dortmund and Benfica.”

Chelsea plan Nunes hijack

Chelsea plans to upset another member of the so-called “Big Six” by entering the competition to recruit Matheus Nunes, a midfielder for Wolves.

The 24-year-old Portugal international cannot leave Molineux in January because he has already played for two clubs this year. However, Liverpool has shortlisted him for a transfer. Before joining Wolves for £38 million in August of last year, Nunes played in two games for his previous club Sporting Lisbon.

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According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea is interested in Nunes and may compete with Liverpool for his services this summer. Both teams are trying to strengthen their respective squads since they are both fourth in the Premier League, 10 points behind Manchester United.

Jurgen Klopp has admitted Liverpool do not have a budget that can challenge the Premier League’s richest sides, including Chelsea.

The Blues have been the biggest spenders in Europe since Boehly’s takeover last summer, investing more than £400m in players.

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Liverpool have been linked with England international and Chelsea star Mason Mount and reports suggest that they can present a bid a to sign him this month.

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The Three Lions offensive midfielder, who makes £75,000 a week at Chelsea, is available to be signed by the Reds in the summer, according to information published last week by The Guardian.

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Recent reports from the Spanish outlet Nacional claim that Liverpool can make a firm approach to acquire Mount during the January transfer window.

The 24-year-old star’s current contract at Stamford Bridge expires in 2024, and the Blues have so far been unable to reach an agreement with him on new terms.

According to the Catalan media site, the Merseysiders can make use of the contract standoff and possibly try to hire him before the transfer market closes the following week.

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In the UEFA Champions League matchup that will take place against the defending champions of Europe, Real Madrid, Liverpool is currently in first place.

Key offensive players like Firmino, Jota and Diaz are out injured, on the other hand, the first choice midfield players have been out of form this season.

In such a scenario, a flexible player like Mason Mount, who can effectively play in the midfield and the attack would be a quality addition.

It must be recalled that the 2022 World Cup star scored a goal against Madrid (SF) during the 2021 CL winning season.

Furthermore, he directly assisted in two goals last season against the Los Blancos (QF), which ultimately led to the team winning the competition.

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Liverpool was eliminated in the quarterfinals and lost to Real Madrid in the championship game in the previous two seasons.

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Liverpool transfer; Fabrizio Romano drops major Liverpool January transfer window claim after midfielder links emerge

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Liverpool transfer; Fabrizio Romano drops major Liverpool January transfer window claim after midfielder links emerge

Despite rumors that Brighton and Hove Albion are interested in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Liverpool is not planning to let any of their current midfielders depart during the winter transfer window.

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Fabrizio Romano provided this information in his most recent FREE column for CaughtOffside, as the Reds are unlikely to make any changes of their own before the summer.

“Despite Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain being linked as a target for Brighton, I don’t think Liverpool will let any midfielder leave in January… let’s see what happens in the summer,” the Italian wrote.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Getty images)

“Besides, for now Brighton’s priority is a new centre-back.”

Three alternatives for midfield have contracts that are set to expire this year, including the former Arsenal star, and it is anticipated that at least two of them would leave.

This presents us with a dilemma in the summer, depending on our financial situation: do we spend a lot of money on one top player (in this case, Jude Bellingham), at the risk of passing up the chance to bolster the squad with more players?

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Even though, there are nuances to the issue to take into account, as the development of teen Stefan Bajcetic requires the coaching and recruitment team to think about signings that won’t impede his progress.

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