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Paris Saint-Germain ‘lower asking price for Liverpool target Adrien Rabiot’

Paris Saint-Germain reportedly lower their asking price for in-demand midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who has been linked with Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs and Barcelona. Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly lowered their asking price for in-demand midfielder Adrien Rabiot. Rabiot will be a free agent at the end of the season after confirming that he will not sign a new deal with the French champions, leaving PSG eager to cash in on him during the January transfer window. The 23-year-old has fallen out of favour with manager Thomas Tuchel amid the wrangling over an extension, with his last appearance for the club coming more than a month ago. Barcelona were understood to be leading the race for Rabiot’s signature, but PSG hit out at reports that the Spanish giants had reached a pre-co...

Premier League Team of the Week – Mohamed Salah, Paul Pogba, David de Gea

Sports Mole selects its Premier League team of the week for gameweek 22, including Mohamed Salah, Paul Pogba, David de Gea and three Chelsea players. The gap at the top of the Premier League table remains four points after gameweek 22 as Liverpool‘s 1-0 triumph over Brighton & Hove Albion was followed up by a 3-0 win for Manchester City against Wolverhampton Wanderers. It looks like developing into a two-horse title race once again, though, with Tottenham Hotspur falling to a costly defeat at home to Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer extended his 100% start at the helm. United now sit level on points with Arsenal after the Gunners were beaten by West Ham United on Saturday lunchtime, and both sides sit six points behind Chelsea, who beat Newcastle United this weekend. Hud...

Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur ‘tracking Dutch winger Arnaut Groeneveld’

Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are reportedly among the clubs interested in 21-year-old Netherlands international winger Arnaut Groeneveld. Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly among the clubs tracking Netherlands international winger Arnaut Groeneveld. The 21-year-old’s performances for Belgian outfit Club Brugge have caught the eye so far this season, scoring five goals and creating four more in just 15 appearances. Groeneveld is currently sidelined with an ankle injury which has kept him out of action since October, but there remains interest in him with a number of top-flight clubs keeping tabs on his situation. The Daily Mail reports that both Liverpool and Spurs are in the running, while Everton are also interested and AC Milan have already seen a £9m bid re...

Manchester City determined to keep up pressure in title race – Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola warned Liverpool his Manchester City side are determined to maintain the pressure after moving back within four points of the Premier League leaders. Gabriel Jesus struck twice as the champions eased to a 3-0 win over 10-man Wolves at the Etihad Stadium on Monday. It was a convincing response to the Reds’ victory at Brighton on Saturday and Guardiola wants his side to be ready to pounce on any slip-ups by Jurgen Klopp’s team in the title race. Guardiola said: “We cannot play the games against Liverpool. All we can do is win our games. We cannot control what they do, we can control what we do. +3 points 🤙🏽 Alô, mãe #mancity #alômâe #gratidão pic.twitter.com/MfMgO9TDUH — Gabriel Jesus (@gabrieljesus33) January 14, 2019 “The only way to do that is to be there – be there and mayb...

Liverpool ‘closing in on £22m Munas Dabbur transfer’

Munas Dabbur is reportedly still on course to join Liverpool from Red Bull Salzburg, despite Valencia stepping forward with an offer. Red Bull Salzburg forward Munas Dabbur has reportedly rejected the chance to join Valencia as he is determined to complete a switch to Liverpool. The Israel international, believed to be valued in the region of £22m, recently hinted that he is eager to join the Reds. No deal has yet been struck between Salzburg and Liverpool, however, and The Star suggests that Valencia tried to pounce by making a move of their own. However, the report indicates that the Premier League leaders remain Dabbur’s favoured choice of club and a transfer is drawing “closer and closer”. Dabbur scored 27 goals last season to help Salzburg to the Austrian Bundesliga ...

Arsenal, Liverpool tracking Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Conor Coady?

Arsenal and Liverpool are reportedly both monitoring the development of Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Conor Coady ahead of a possible approach. Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Conor Coady has reportedly emerged as a potential transfer target for Arsenal and Liverpool. Coady moved to Molineux as a midfielder for £2m in 2015, but the 25-year-old has progressed into an established Premier League centre-back under the guidance of Nuno Espirito Santo. A total of 156 appearances have been made for Wolves in all competitions, and the West Midlands outfit are keen to extend Coady’s deal in the near future. However, according to the Daily Mail, Arsenal and Liverpool are both monitoring the development of Coady ahead of a possible offer during the summer. Arsenal will be in the market for ...

Rangers target loan deal for Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn?

Rangers are reportedly keen to secure a loan deal for Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn during the January transfer window. Rangers have reportedly identified Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn as a potential loan signing for the rest of the season. Woodburn has spent the first half of the campaign at Sheffield United, but the 19-year-old has not made a first-team outing for the Championship outfit since the middle of September. That has resulted in Liverpool keen to send Woodburn elsewhere at the start of 2019 and according to The Sun, Rangers have shown an interest in the Wales international. Steven Gerrard is keen to strengthen his squad at Ibrox, and the Liverpool legend allegedly wants to have Woodburn at his disposal as the Glasgow giants the Scottish Premiership title. A number of club...

Robertson: No need to question Salah over penalties

Andy Robertson believes opponents are clutching at straws attempting to brand Mohamed Salah as a diver. Egypt hitman Salah converted the penalty he won for himself to steal Liverpool a 1-0 win at Brighton on Saturday, reaffirming the Reds’ Premier League lead. Brighton’s players and fans reacted angrily to Salah winning the penalty under Pascal Gross’ heavy challenge, but Robertson has mounted a strong defence of his Anfield team-mate. 4️⃣ games, 4️⃣ goals 🔥@MoSalah 🆚 @OfficialBHAFC… pic.twitter.com/6flPHhO5ag — Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 13, 2019 Asked if any of the rough treatment dished out to Salah bothered Liverpool, Scotland full-back Robertson replied: “None of it apart from the diving, he’s not that type of player. “Every time it happens then we go back and everyone looks at the v...

It’s clear Fabinho can play in central defence, says Reds boss Klopp

Jurgen Klopp believes Fabinho has proved himself a genuine option at centre-back for Liverpool after his impressive stand-in performance at Brighton. The Brazil midfielder was pressed into service as an emergency central defender at the Amex Stadium, but produced an assured display as the Reds prevailed 1-0. Liverpool returned to winning ways to strengthen their position at the top of the table after defeats to Manchester City in the Premier League and Wolves in the FA Cup. Fabinho even produced a match-saving block from Pascal Gross as Mohamed Salah’s penalty proved decisive on the south coast, leaving manager Klopp delighted with his showing. Well done boys. We keep going. Come on! #LFC #YNWA 🔴⚽️👏🏾 pic.twitter.com/2MfsjQ0oWx — Fabinho (@_fabinhotavares) January 12, 2019 Asked if Fabinho ...

Liverpool ‘show interest in Celtic star James Forrest’

Celtic midfielder James Forrest has emerged as a rumoured January transfer target for Premier League leaders Liverpool. Liverpool are reportedly tracking Celtic midfielder James Forrest and may make an approach before the end of the January transfer window. The Reds are well positioned with less than half of the season to play, sitting top of the Premier League and into the knockout rounds of the Champions League. According to the Scottish Sun, Jurgen Klopp is looking to further strengthen his squad for the remaining four months of the season, with Forrest among his targets. Liverpool scouts are said to have kept a close eye on the Scotland international for a number of months and have been impressed by his performances. Forrest, who has been involved in Celtic’s first team for the p...

Jurgen Klopp hails ‘mature’ Liverpool after bounce-back victory

Jurgen Klopp hailed Liverpool‘s “most mature performance of the season” after they got their title challenge back on track by grinding out an unconvincing 1-0 win at Brighton. Klopp’s table-topping Reds have stuttered since the turn of the year, losing their unbeaten Premier League record to champions Manchester City before limping out of the FA Cup at Wolves. The Merseyside club were far from their best at the Amex Stadium but Mohamed Salah’s second-half penalty was enough to restore their seven-point lead over second-placed City. Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the winner (Gareth Fuller/PA) Klopp admitted his side can perform better but dismissed the lack of entertainment against stubborn opposition by saying they “are not the Harlem GlobetrottersR...

Assured Van Dijk proves worth again as Liverpool squeeze past Brighton

Liverpool moved seven points clear at the top of the table with victory. Virgil Van Dijk made his 50th Liverpool appearance as Jurgen Klopp’s men moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League by beating Brighton 1-0. Holland international Van Dijk was partnered in central defence by Brazil midfielder Fabinho due to the Reds’ injury problems at the back, with Mohamed Salah’s second-half penalty settling the contest in the Merseyside club’s favour. Here, Press Association Sport analyses the 27-year-old’s performance at the Amex Stadium. Leadership 🙌 @VirgilvDijk‘s 5⃣0⃣th game for the Reds. 🙌 Impact. 👊🔴 pic.twitter.com/NxY5DpRpQC — Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 12, 2019 With Dejan Lovren joining Joe Gomez on the treatment table and Joel Matip only fit enough for the bench foll...

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