Crystal Palace’s pursuit of Benteke set to end successfully

Crystal Palace’s prolonged pursuit of Christian Benteke is set to end successfully, as they have agreed to pay Liverpool an initial fee of £27m to sign the Belgium international striker, according to BBC. After joining Liverpool for £32.5m from Aston Villa in July 2015, Benteke endured a frustrating debut season with Jurgen Klopp’s side, as he struggled to find his best form and scored just 10 goals in 42 appearances. Nevertheless the 25-year-old, former Genk and Standard Liege striker, is a proven Premier League goal – scorer from his time…

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Liverpool accept high bid for winger, ready to move for two midfielders

With the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City making big moves, Liverpool can’t stay behind and have been looking for reinforcements themselves. Manager Jurgen Klopp is hoping to be reunited with Jakub Blaszczykowski, who was one of the German’s star performers at Borussia Dortmund, according to report by Bild. The 30-year-old Poland international, who played for his country at Euro 2016 and scored two goals, is available for around £4.9 million after spending last season on loan at Fiorentina. He’s under contract until 2018. In addition, Liverpool have made a £12.8 million…

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Liverpool fans are going crazy about the latest transfer news

Crystal Palace seem hell-bent on signing Liverpool striker Christian Benteke this summer. The Belgium striker, who arrived at Anfield in a £32.5 million move from Aston Villa last summer, failed to reproduce his Villa form for the Reds last season. Many Liverpool fans were afraid that, like Mario Balotelli, Benteke will also prove to be a bad investment for the club. However, Crystal Palace stepped forward to ease the fears of Liverpool fans and placed a £25 million bid for the Belgian last week. The Merseysiders, quite brilliantly, decided to play hardball…

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Liverpool turn down huge offer for striker, Brazil star dismisses move to Anfield

Liverpool have turned down a £25 million bid from Crystal Palace for their striker Christian Benteke, according to latest reports. Liverpool Echo claims that the Eagles’ bid was instantly rejected by the Reds as they value their player at a minimum of £30 million, despite the Daily Mail claiming the club Crystal Palace has a personal agreement with the player’s representatives after a positive meeting this week. The Belgium international moved to Anfield in a £32.5 million move from Aston Villa last summer but failed to live up to the expectations in…

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Liverpool striker transfer is a no-go

Liverpool striker Christian Benteke is attracting a lot of interests in the summer transfer window. The Belgium international arrived at Anfield in a £32.5 million move from Aston Villa last summer. However, he found it hard to adapt to Liverpool’s playing style and his first season with the Reds ended in a disappointment. It has been widely reported that Benteke doesn’t feature in Jurgen Klopp’s plans and will be allowed to leave the Merseysiders in the current transfer window. Spanish publication Sport recently claimed that La Liga club Atletico Madrid have already started negotiations…

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Chelsea to target Liverpool flop forward and Juventus midfielder

Chelsea have identified Liverpool forward Christian Benteke as one of the possible summer targets. The Times claims that the Blues aim to sign Everton forward Romelu Lukaku during the summer transfer window. However, if they fail to land their preferred target, they will turn their attention towards his Belgian compatriot. Liverpool signed the forward for £32 million from Aston Villa last summer, but after having failed to impress manager Jurgen Klopp in his debut season at Anfield, he is touted to leave the club in the summer. Benteke managed only…

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West Brom vs Liverpool – Premier League preview and team news

With no wins to their name since mid-March, West Bromwich Albion will hope to give their supporters a positive end to the season by beating a Liverpool side that has more than half an eye on Wednesday’s Europa League final. The home side cannot say that they have not had ample opportunity to end the barren run, with two penalties squandered at home to Watford and another last weekend at Bournemouth which would have given them a two-goal lead. The aim was 40 points, and they have achieved that comfortably…

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Premier League flop striker makes list of Europe’s best super-subs

Christian Benteke has been one of the biggest disappointments of the season, as the Belgian was unable to live up to the big expectations at Liverpool after a £32.5 million transfer from Aston Villa in the summer. The Belgium international has scored only eight Premier League goals, after falling out of favour with coach Jurgen Klopp, who replaced Brendan Rodgers at the start of October. Benteke is primed to leave Anfield during the 2016 summer transfer window, with a number of teams interested in his services, like Leicester City, West Ham,…

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Top five most disappointing Premier League players of the season

The Premier League is nearing the end of the very entertaining 2015/2016 season. Leicester City enjoyed an historical campaign, capturing their first ever league title in shocking fashion. However, not every team and player played up to their standards. Therefore, let’s take a look at the top five most disappointing Premier League players of the season. 5. Yaya Toure (Manchester City) Manchester City sat at the top of the league table during 12 of the first 14 matchdays, but tumbled as far as sixth place in part thanks to a…

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Leicester City linked with two Belgians and two Serie A stars

Leicester City have only won their first ever Premier League title a couple of days ago, but the Foxes are already on the outlook to strengthen their current squad. Coach Claudio Ranieri has begun putting together a summer wishlist for his team, and is looking to add at least one star striker. Liverpool’s Christian Benteke could be that one according to Gazzetta dello Sport (via Goal), as the Belgium international has not lived up to the expectations at Anfield. Benteke joined the Reds in a £35 million transfer from Aston…

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Liverpool joined by Chelsea in pursuit of Ligue 1 star, striker linked with shock move

Recently we reported that Liverpool are interested in signing Nice winger Hatem Ben Arfa. The former Newcastle striker, following his disappointing spells with Newcastle and Hull City, seemed to have turned his career around and has scored 16 goals in Ligue 1 this season. His performances have surely caught the attention of some major clubs as French publication L’Equipe are now claiming that Chelsea have joined Liverpool in the pursuit of the 27-year-old. According to the report, the Blues have already contacted the player’s representatives to discuss a possibility of a summer…

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West Ham’s stadium deal revealed, Hammers chasing three strikers

On Wednesday, West Ham were unable to secure their place in the FA Cup’s semi-finals, as Manchester United handed the Hammers a 2-1 defeat at Boleyn Ground during their replay in the quarter-finals. A late goal from James Tomkins could not erase Marcus Rashford’s and Marouane Fellaini’s goals for the Red Devils, who will face Everton in the semi-finals. However, West Ham are playing a very solid season. They are currently ranked sixth in the Premier League standings, just one point down from United and a ticket to the Europa League.…

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Spanish giants want Liverpool stars, Reds target two new players

There might finally be a way for Liverpool to recoup their huge investment in forward Christian Benteke. The Belgian international signed for the Reds in a £32.5 million deal from Aston Villa last summer, but he has failed to live up to the expectations at Anfield. He is expected to leave the club in the summer and according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, via talkSPORT, Atletico Madrid are interested in signing him. The La Liga giants are ready to offer £37 million for the services of the 25-year-old. Spanish outlet Sport claims…

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Loads of transfer news at Chelsea, foreign interest for out-of-favour Liverpool striker

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The summer of 2016 is still a couple of months away, but the transfer market is seemingly getting ready to explode when the time comes. With Juan Cuadrado ready to return to Stamford Bridge and Antonio Conte reportedly eyeing moves for Leonardo Bonucci and Simone Zaza, Juventus are hopeful of signing Eden Hazard, Willian or Oscar from Chelsea, according to Italian news outlet Tuttosport. Meanwhile, the Blues fear Domingos Quina has agreed to join another club, with Manchester United among those interested. The 16-year-old starlet has walked out on Chelsea and…

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Liverpool fans are not happy with player’s comments [Tweets]

Christian Benteke’s career at Liverpool hasn’t quite panned out as well as he had hoped. The 25-year-old moved to Liverpool in a £32.5 million move from Aston Villa in summer. However, since the arrival of Jurgen Klopp at the club, he has found himself on the periphery of the starting eleven and recent reports have suggested that his future might lie elsewhere. Benteke questioned Klopp’s decision to left him out of the starting eleven. “Some team-mates have said I was lucky with the arrival of Klopp, because I certainly would…

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Twitter raged over Christian Benteke’s penalty against Crystal Palace

Twitter is on rage following ten-men Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday. The Reds, who were refused to ten men after James Milner was shown his second yellow card early in the second half, defeated the Eagles thanks to a penalty won by Christian Benteke in the last minute of injury time. The Belgian went down rather easily after very minimal contact from Crystal Palace’s Damien Delaney. Almost everyone, except Liverpool fans, went nuts on Twitter at the referee’s decision to award the penalty. One of the worst…

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Top 10 market value decreases in the Premier League after January window

The winter transfer window has been over for some time now. Not many big names changed teams during January, but considering the Premier League has crossed beyond the halfway point of the season, players’ market values have been given a serious update. Not many football websites keep up with it like Transfermarkt does, so we’re using their adjustments to look at the 10 biggest market value decreases in the Premier League. Check the top 10 market value increases here! The player who received the biggest decrease in the English top-flight is Radamel…

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Twitter trolls Liverpool striker after FA Cup misses: “Dear China, please buy him” [Video + Tweets]

Liverpool are out of the FA Cup, as they were beaten 2-1 by West Ham in the fourth round, with Angelo Ogbonna scoring the match winner in the dying seconds of the second extra period. Christian Benteke was active upfront but failed to score on a number of chances. Benteke’s missed chances in extra time… pic.twitter.com/vvlZJwQ9l4 — Terje (@ArsenalTerje) 9 februari 2016 That nearly made Twitter explode, with Liverpool fans ready to say goodbye to the Belgian striker. @LFC Dear China, Please Buy Benteke he’s really good, honest. £40mil should…

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Top 10 Premier League summer transfers of 2015

The winter transfer period is in full effect, but with the Premier League season passed the halfway point, it’s a good time to evaluate the best summer transfers of 2015. 1. Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) Performance: 5 goals + 9 assists The Belgian joined City from Wolfsburg for a record £51.8m this summer. He once escaped from Chelsea, but has not disappointed one bit at the Etihad, scoring five goals and recording nine assists. No other new player has been involved in more goals this season than De Bruyne.…

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West Ham vs Liverpool – Premier League preview and team news

The first Premier League action of 2016 is a meeting between two sides locked together on 29 points at the halfway stage, with West Ham United aiming to leapfrog a Liverpool side which is going for a third straight win. For the home side, all the signs at half-time in their last outing against Southampton were that their lengthy wait for a victory would continue, as they had been a distant second best and looked unlikely to make much headway due to the absence of several key players. But they…

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Sunderland vs Liverpool – Premier League preview and team news

Sunderland will be determined to avoid a sixth consecutive defeat when they entertain a Liverpool side which has not won any of its last three away matches in all competitions. It seems as if the January transfer window cannot come any sooner for Sam Allardyce as he continues to give thinly veiled hints that his defensive options are in need of bolstering, and their lack of cohesion was again clear to see at Manchester City on Boxing Day. While they were undone by some excellent attacking play, the Black Cats…

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Liverpool vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Liverpool will be searching for their first home win in the league under Jurgen Klopp as they entertain a Swansea City side that is in the midst of their worst sequence of results for nearly two years. If the Reds can replicate the kind of performance which saw them outplay then leaders Manchester City and come away with a sensational 4-1 win, then the Anfield crowd will be in for a treat. Roberto Firmino gave a real indication as to why the club splashed out £29m to secure his services…

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Liverpool vs Crystal Palace – Premier League preview and team news

Liverpool will be looking to make it four wins on the bounce in all competitions when they face a Crystal Palace team which did the double over them last season, but have found goals hard to come by in recent weeks. The signs are very encouraging so far for the Reds under Jurgen Klopp, whose pressing game has clearly been bought into by the squad, who are beginning to look much more of a fluent force on the pitch. It all came together at Chelsea last weekend, where they recovered…

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Chelsea vs Liverpool – Premier League preview and team news

A massively intriguing match-up at Saturday lunchtime sees labouring champions Chelsea entertain a Liverpool side looking to build on their first win under new manager Jurgen Klopp. The German’s opposite number Jose Mourinho has continued to come out fighting after yet more poor results, and members of the Chelsea squad keep insisting that they are firmly behind the 52-year-old, but the statistics speak for themselves. The club has lost more games in all competitions this time around than it did in the whole of last season, and has conceded two goals or…

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Everton vs Liverpool combined XI: Is Merseyside Red or Blue?

This weekend sees the arrival of the first Merseyside derby of the campaign, with both sides still looking to get themselves out of second gear. Below, we put together a combined XI of both team’s current stars, giving an insight into which side has the better overall squad. GK: Tim Howard – Everton The American may not be as influential as he once was, but he’s still a safer option than the erratic Simon Mignolet. RB: Seamus Coleman – Everton A hamstring injury may keep him out of this particular…

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