Are we witnessing the best January transfer window in the recent years?

It has been quite a busy January transfer window in Premier League this season. More often than not, the winter transfer window remains devoid of big transfers. And big clubs very rarely let go of their key players in January. Most managers hate this window and have publicly talked about abolishing it completely. However, circumstances have conspired in such a way this month that we can expect to see some very different-looking top sides in the league post-January. To start things off, Liverpool made a big statement in the first…

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Philippe Coutinho set to join Barcelona?

It seems certain now that Philippe Coutinho is set to leave Liverpool for Barcelona in January. Recent reports have claimed that the deal is imminent and that the Brazilian will sit out of Reds’ FA Cup tie against Merseyside-rivals Everton. According to Sky Sports journalist Guillem Balague, Liverpool have also softened their stance over their 25-year-old star, and they are ready to talk to the Catalans. Balague claims that the Catalans, who comfortably sit at the summit of La Liga, will soon make an offer worth (€110m+£40m) for Coutinho. It…

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Liverpool vs Burnley – betting tips and predictions

Following two disappointing results in the last week, Liverpool will be eager to bounce back when they host Burnley at Anfield on Saturday afternoon. The Reds suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat at Manchester City last Saturday, and then they allowed Sevilla to score a late equalizer in the 2-2 draw in their Champions League tie at Anfield. The Reds would be without Sadio Mane, who picked up a red card in the defeat at City. Jurgen Klopp’s side were impressive going forward against Sevilla, but they were made to pay…

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Why Barcelona gave up on Philippe Coutinho?

Liverpool can finally breathe a sigh of relief as Barcelona have ended their interest in their Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho. The latest report from Liverpool Echo claims that the Catalans have finally accepted defeat in their pursuit after seeing three bids rejected by the Reds. The Catalan club, despite their best efforts to unbalance the Brazilian at Merseyside, will now have to continue their search for Neymar’s replacement elsewhere. The Catalan club had been interested in Coutinho for quite some time, but they started pursuing him actively only after losing…

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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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Ronaldo has urged Liverpool star to switch clubs

Former Real Madrid star Ronaldo has risked the anger of Liverpool fans with his latest comments. The former Brazilian superstar has revealed that he wants to see his compatriot Philippe Coutinho play for Real Madrid in future. “I would love to see Coutinho at Real Madrid,” Ronaldo told Spanish radio station Onda Cero, via Sky Sports. “Spanish football is, without doubt, the best in history. It has always bought the best [players] and produced the most beautiful football.” Both Ronaldo and Coutinho have also represented Serie A giants Inter Milan.…

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Liverpool star subject of interests from European giants

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is attracting a lot of interests in his services, according to the latest reports. The Brazilian has been hugely impressive this season and is a key member of Jurgen Klopp’s high-flying team this season. French outlet Le10 Sport claims that Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain are very interested in the player and are ready to pay whatever is necessary to acquire his services. The report also claims that PSG made an unsuccessful bid of £22.5million for the 24-year-old last summer. In another report, the People claims…

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Coutinho’s creative craft crucial to Liverpool

During the first weekend of the 2016-2017 English Premier League season, there were several outstanding individual performances, but none more so than the one Phillipe Coutinho produced for Liverpool in their enthralling 4-3 win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Classy Coutinho’s superb start to the season As well as scoring twice, Coutinho was the fulcrum of Liverpool’s attack, just as he has consistently been since joining the club in January 2013. Whilst Coutinho scored with a wonderfully executed free kick, which he earned himself, in first half stoppage time…

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Liverpool star linked with a shocking transfer move

Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with a shocking move for Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho. According to French publication Le 10 Sport, the Paris club are ready to offer £45 million for the services of the Brazilian. The report claims that following their failed attempts to sign the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Eden Hazard (Chelsea) and Neymar (Barcelona), PSG have turned their focus to their plan B, meaning Coutinho, who has become a fan favourite at Anfield following his £8.5 million move from Inter Milan in January…

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Southampton vs Liverpool – Premier League preview and team news

Two sides separated by only goal difference in the race to qualify for Europe for next season meet in a potential decisive clash at the St. Mary’s Stadium, as Southampton take on a Liverpool side that is gaining momentum. It was a big test for Southampton as they travelled to Stoke City last time out looking to win for the first time in four games, and they certainly appeared as though they meant business as their first half dominance was rewarded with two goals, both scored by Graziano Pelle. The…

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Liverpool vs Arsenal – Premier League preview and team news

With three straight wins in all competitions, Premier League leaders Arsenal begin a testing run of fixtures with a visit to Anfield where they will aim to take advantage of Liverpool’s current injury crisis. Fixture congestion has certainly not aided the Reds’ cause, with manager Jurgen Klopp watching on powerless as three were struck down by hamstring problems in their Capital One Cup semi-final first leg at Stoke City, and while Lucas Leiva performed admirably when asked to fill in at centre-back there, the lack of available cover makes for…

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Philippe Coutinho wants to quit Liverpool to join Barcelona

Liverpool fans may be getting excited about the prospect of Jurgen Klopp coming in to take over the managerial hot seat at Anfield, but there appears to be bad news brewing elsewhere. Spanish publication Sport claims that influential Reds midfielder Philippe Coutinho is set to demand an exit from the club in order to allow him to link up with Barcelona. Sport claim that the La Liga champions are in the hunt for a “versatile” attacking midfielder, with Coutinho fitting the bill perfectly. However, the report claims that the Catalan…

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Everton vs Liverpool predicted line up: Rodgers to play five at the back while Ings keeps starting spot

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It’s the first Merseyside derby of the season, and it could not be a bigger ‘must win’ game for Reds boss Brendan Rodgers. Victory over Aston Villa last weekend gave him a brief respite, but a defeat to cross city neighbours Everton could invite more pressure on his already fragile job security. With that in mind, he may opt for greater defensive stability with five at the back. However, that would also allow him to switch to attack easily with the support of his wing-backs. Below is how we think…

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Barcelona planning move for Liverpool’s key man Philippe Coutinho

Barcelona plan to celebrate the end of their transfer embargo by making a move for Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho in January, according to the Daily Express. The Catalan giants have put the Brazilian near the very top of their shopping list, and hope to bring him to the Nou Camp at the earliest opportunity. Although the 23-year-old’s most recent appearance for the Reds saw him sent off during the thrashing to West Ham, Coutinho has established himself as the key man in Brendan Rodgers’ side in the last couple of…

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits he’s stunned that Philippe Coutinho was left out of Brazil squad

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he was shocked that Philippe Coutinho was left out of the Brazil squad that will play two friendlies next month, the Daily Express report. The 23-year-old was dropped by the national team coach Dunga in favour of 33-year-old Kaka, who has most recently been plying his trade in MLS. Rodgers criticised the decision, the Express report, and highlighted the form that the playmaker has enjoyed during the last couple of seasons at Anfield. “With everything I had seen last season, with the changes…

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Liverpool vs Bournemouth – Premier League preview and team news

Liverpool will be targeting their second win from as many Premier League games as they face a Bournemouth side that is eager to prove they belong at this level following their meteoric rise over the last six years. It was hardly a performance bursting with fluency and flair, but Liverpool made the ideal start with victory at Stoke City, in doing so gaining revenge for the mauling they suffered at the same ground on the final day of last season. Neither side looked likely to win it for the most…

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Liverpool star snubbed from Dunga’s Brazil squad despite sensational opening day strike

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho has sensationally been left out of Dunga’s Brazil squad to face Costa Rica and USA at the start of next month, the Daily Express report. Despite only making 11 appearances for his country since his debut in 2010, the playmaker had seemingly become an important part of the side, having featured regularly during the recent Copa America. And although it is too early in the season to make any assessments about a player’s form, the 23-year-old gave a huge indication that he was ready to carry…

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(Video) Philippe Coutinho banishes memories of Stoke humiliation with stunning winner for Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho helped Liverpool banish the painful memories of their humiliating defeat against Stoke City on the final day of last season, by scoring a stunning late winner at the Britannia Stadium. The Reds had looked like they may be in for a frustrating afternoon against Mark Hughes’ men, as they failed to convert their pressure into a goal. But, the Brazilian was finally able to break the deadlock with a fantastic strike from outside the area with just four minutes of normal time to go. Following a summer where…

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Liverpool gossip: Reds plan £21.7m deal for striker, and Philippe Coutinho returns to action

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Liverpool: Despite signing Christian Benteke and Danny Ings, Brendan Rodgers is still planning to bolster his attacking options, the Metro report. The Reds are planning a £21.7m bid for Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette. The Merseyside outfit remain in the running to sign Napoli Gonzalo Higuain, the Daily Express report. Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal are also interested in signing the former Real Madrid star. They look set to beat off Premier League competition in the battle to sign Juventus winger Kingsley Coman, according…

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