Why Thiago Alcantara’s Move to Liverpool Is the Best Summer Signing So Far

Thiago Alcantara's Move to Liverpool

While all the top clubs were wrapping up impressive deals to strengthen their sides ahead of the 2020/2021 Premier League season, things looked very quiet in Liverpool. Winning the title last term raised expectations for the Merseyside Reds and everyone was waiting for the fresh faces who would help them stay ahead of the pack but there was almost nothing happening on that front. This all changed during the weekend when the club officially announced the captures of both Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota. Getting their hands on the electric…

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What Can New Boy Kostas Tsimikas Bring to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool Side?

Liverpool Logo Kostas Tsimikas Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool finally got their hands on the Premier League trophy last season but they are already deep into preparation mode for the next campaign and have recently announced the club’s first summer signing. Greek left-back Kostas Tsimikas will be joining the Merseyside Reds on a long-term deal and in this post, I share an account of how the transfer went through and what can Kostas Tsimikas bring to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool Side. Let’s start off with a brief overview of the qualities that the newest squad member has in his…

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Should Liverpool Fans Be Excited About a Potential Thiago Alcantara Transfer?

Liverpool Thiago Alcantara

For a few days now, rumours of midfielder Thiago Alcantara joining Liverpool have been picking up speed. The Spaniard was one of the brightest prospects in the Barcelona academy some years ago before his move to Bayern Munich where he has established himself as a key piece in a team that has dominated the Bundesliga in recent seasons. On paper, a cut-price deal for such a great talent is a no-brainer but there are a few roadblocks ahead of the move. In this piece, I share my thoughts on what…

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Can Liverpool Really Lose the Premier League Title?

Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool Players

Up to a few weeks ago, it looked impossible for Liverpool to lose the English Premier League title. Jurgen Klopp’s men were beating everyone, building a huge gap in the process. The team was beyond any doubt the best in the Premier League and only had to win two more games to secure the trophy. That’s when the coronavirus struck and the competition got suspended up to early April, at least. The big question is what happens next. If the tournament somehow continues, there’s little doubt that Liverpool will eventually…

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Was Atletico Madrid’s Win Over Liverpool Luck or Masterclass by Simeone?

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I’m sure that most of you watched the game between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. The Spaniards knocked out the reigning Champions League winners after the extra time and the overall impression is that Diego Simeone and his men got fortunate. That’s what many pundits said and Jurgen Klopp had a dig at his colleague after the match. Michael Owen went a step further and directly tweeted that this was not a masterclass by Simeone but pure luck. But is that really the case? Let’s look at the main…

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Is There Really a Problem with Liverpool’s Recent Form?

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For a huge part of this season, Liverpool looked invincible. The team broke a number of records for wins and points, not only for the Premier League but for all top leagues across Europe. The Reds were after Arsenal’s record for most consecutive games without defeat in the domestic competition and they genuinely looked unstoppable. And yet, Liverpool was brought down to Earth recently. The team lost against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, got crushed Watford in the Premier League, and was knocked out by Chelsea in the FA…

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How Did Jurgen Klopp Transform Liverpool Into the Best Football Team in the World?

Jurgen Klopp With Liverpool Players and Fans

I don’t think many people could argue with the statement that Liverpool is the best football team in the world right now. The Reds are the reigning Champions League champions and they won the Club World Cup this winter. They also lead the English Premier League and it seems impossible to catch them. Liverpool already broke a number of records and there are a lot more that could go down by the end of the season. I think I made my point, so let’s take a look at the main…

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Report: Liverpool’s main man to turn down the new deal

German manager Jurgen Klopp has been quite a revelation in his current role at Liverpool. Klopp didn’t take long to become a fan-favourite at Anfield following his appointment in 2015. In the last four years, Klopp has transformed the club and have reinstalled them as one of the best European sides. Liverpool’s recent Champions League success has only enhanced his reputation. Besides winning their sixth Champions League title, the Reds also registered their record point-total in 2018-19 Premier League. Hence, it’s no surprise that the latest Liverpool blogs suggest that…

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Merseyside in crisis: What next for Klopp and Koeman?

It was a terrible weekend for the Merseyside clubs in Premier League as both Liverpool and Everton slumped to heavy defeats. After initial weeks of uncertainty, the league table is beginning to take a familiar shape, but there still exist some anomalies. And current league positions of both Merseyside clubs have been the biggest shocks in the first quarter of the season. The new season started with much promise for both Liverpool and Everton. However, the last few days have been nothing less than a nightmare for their respective managers.…

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Liverpool Succumbs to its Fifth Defeat as Klopp Tries to Stop the Bleeding

Liverpool fans aren’t exactly happy with the way things are going as of late, thanks to its fifth defeat in the Premier League. The latest defeat, which happened on Monday night, now has everyone looking not just at the team but also Jurgen Klopp. What makes these defeats sting even more is the fact all of them have come at the hands of clubs that are in the bottom half of the standings table. What’s Going On? While it would make sense that the other top clubs would be giving…

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Liverpool boss admits transfer talks amid multiple links

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that the Merseyside club have already started preparations for the upcoming summer transfer window. The German manager also added that the club’s participation, or lack of, will dictate their transfer strategy for the summer. “We are in talks with different people – players, agents, all that stuff,” Klopp told the Liverpool Echo. “Not a lot of decisions have been already made at this point. Why should they at this stage? “But we are on the way. At the end, I’m sure we will have…

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Klopptimistic Update- Coutinho Inching Closer Towards First Team Action

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Philippe Coutinho will travel with the team to the South Coast, and might be involved in the EFL semi-final clash against the Saints and the Sunday night encounter against Jose Mourinho’s men at Old Trafford. The Brazilian maestro succumbed to an ankle injury back in November 2016, following a horrendous challenge by Black Cats midfielder Didier N’Dong. The uneventful injury resulted in the Liverpool number 10 missing out on ten games as the Reds suffered unfavourable results against Bournemouth, West Ham, Sunderland and…

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Liverpool set to further strengthen squad

Liverpool are on the verge of signing Augsburg central defender Ragnar Klavan , whilst the Merseyside club are also interested in recruiting Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle, according to the Telegraph. Experienced Estonian to bolster defensive options It is understood that Liverpool have agreed to initially pay £3.5m for Klavan, who played in both legs of Augsburg’s Europa League last 32 tie against Liverpool last season. The 30-year-old Estonian captain has made 108 international appearances and been named his country’s player of the year for the last three seasons. Since joining…

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Does Joe Allen have a future at Liverpool?

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to establish whether Joe Allen has a future with the club, according to the BBC. Despite only starting eight Premier League games last season, the 26-year-old enjoyed a magnificent Euro 2016 with Wales, testified by him being named in UEFA’s team of the tournament. Following his European Championship exploits, Allen is currently on a three week holiday, whilst being due to begin pre-season training with Liverpool at the end of July. In the meantime, Klopp appears intent on determining whether to either include the…

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Twitter loves the latest news about Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp has signed a six-year contract with Liverpool less than a year after becoming their manager, the Reds announced on their website. The German boss guided Liverpool to the finals of the League Cup and Europa League last season, saving their season after he took over from Brendan Rodgers. Not surprisingly, Twitter liked the move: Walking around Liverpool after signing a new six-year deal like… #LFC #Klopp https://t.co/lfX85GTifv — Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) 8 juli 2016 Since the start of Klopp’s reign at Anfield, no team has created more…

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Premier League Season Review – Liverpool

Liverpool: 8th FA Cup: Round Four Capital One Cup: Runners-up Europa League: Runners-up Even before the 2015-16 season began, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was clearly under considerable pressure. Given a second chance after a largely disappointing year which had culminated with an embarrassing 6-1 thrashing at Stoke City, he had to make a strong start in order to remain at Anfield for the foreseeable future, all while no longer able to call upon the influence of Steven Gerrard. The long-time captain had finally said goodbye to the club to which he…

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Study proves the “Jurgen Klopp effect” at Liverpool has reached the Bundesliga

​Liverpool are the Premier League’s most attractive club for Bundesliga players, according to a study conducted by German sports magazine Kicker (via Daily Star). In a survey carried out among 235 players from the German’s first football tier 9.8 percent named the Reds as the club they would most like to play for. Jurgen Klopp’s squad beat Arsenal and Manchester United by a fairly comfortable margin, as the Gunners received 6 per cent of the votes and the Red Devils 5.1 per cent. Only European giants Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich scored…

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Liverpool vs Sevilla – Europa League Final preview

Liverpool are just 90 minutes away from winning their first silverware in four years as they contest the Europa League final, but in order to do so they need to find a way past a Sevilla side that is looking to win this competition for a third successive year. As well as the trophy, there is another big prize to play for as the winner will gain a spot in the group stage of next season’s Champions League, so with neither having managed to qualify through their domestic league it…

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Shocking stats on Liverpool outcast, Jurgen Klopp’s influence in full effect

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho is facing a lengthy suspension from the game of football after the Frenchman decided not to challenge the results of his failed drugs test, according to the BBC. The 26-year-old tested positive for a banned substance, which was reported to be a fat burning supplement, following Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford in March. He was subsequently left out of the Reds’ squad for their encounter with Newcastle. He had until Tuesday to request a test of his B sample, but opted not to.…

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Crystal Palace vs Liverpool – Premier League preview and team news

Crystal Palace will be hoping that their inexorable slide down the table can be remedied by a home clash against Liverpool, the team that they have impressively had the better of in each of their last three Premier League meetings. The Londoners must have thought that a demoralising run without a top-flight victory was set to come to a welcome end last time out against Sunderland as they went into the dying stages carrying a priceless lead. However, they did not count on Fabio Borini’s bolt from the blue and…

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Tottenham, Louis van Gaal and Jurgen Klopp register some remarkable stats

The Premier League has seen a total of 27 matchdays so far, while the Capital One League Cup has a winner. Time to look at some remarkable stats, which involve Tottenham, Louis van Gaal and Jurgen Klopp. The Spurs are fighting for their first English top flight title since 1961, and they are down just two points from Premier League leaders Leicester City after beating Swansea 2-1 during the weekend. Now, Tottenham have won their last six league matches and they are aiming to win a seventh one when they…

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Liverpool vs Man City – Capital One Cup Final Preview

It promises to be a titanic tussle at Wembley on Sunday afternoon as Jurgen Klopp aims to win his first trophy as Liverpool boss as they contest the Capital One Cup final with Manchester City, who are looking to win the competition for the second time in three years. Success in 2014 was Manuel Pellegrini’s maiden piece of silverware at City and this one could well be his last, as it has already been confirmed that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season. Currently fourth…

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Mkhitaryan: “Jurgen Klopp was not attacking enough”

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has taken a swipe at former club manager Jurgen Klopp. The current Liverpool manager enjoyed a successful time with the Bundesliga club and won two league titles and one domestic cup during his time with the club. He also led them to the finals of 2012-13 Champions League. However, his final season with the Bundesliga club was rather an unforgettable one as he led them to the seventh position in the league table. Mkhitaryan, who arrived at Signal Iduna Park in the summer of 2013,…

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Aston Villa vs Liverpool – Premier League preview and team news

Liverpool will be hoping to end their indifferent recent run of results by getting the better of Aston Villa, who may just be feeling that they could pull off the greatest of escapes from relegation. Make no mistake, the hosts’ chances of survival are extremely slim as they still have a significant amount of ground to make up, but a run of eight points from the last 15 available certainly represents progress. If they can maintain that ratio over their remaining games it would be much more promising, but few…

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