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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 ...

Liverpool ‘eye Munas Dabbur swoop’

Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Red Bull Salzburg forward Munas Dabbur. Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Red Bull Salzburg forward Munas Dabbur. The 26-year-old joined Salzburg from Grasshopper in 2016 and has scored 55 times in 110 appearances for his current club in all competitions. This term, the striker has registered 20 times in 30 appearances, including six in six Europa League matches. According to Estadio Deportivo, Liverpool want to sign Dabbur this month with the Israel international announcing his intention to leave Salzburg during the January transfer window. However, the same report has claimed that Valencia and Fulham are also closely monitoring developments. Dabbur scored 22 times last season to inspire Salzburg to the Austrian Bundesliga title.

Rodgers looks to improve on last season as Celtic progress in Europa League

The Hoops made it through to the last 32. Brendan Rodgers looked to improve on last season’s Europa League achievements after Celtic won through to the knockout stage of the tournament despite a 2-1 defeat by Salzburg at Parkhead on Thursday night. The Hoops needed only a point to make sure they joined the already-qualified Austrian outfit in the last 32 but found themselves 2-0 down in the second half through goals from Israel striker Munas Dabbur and substitute Fredrik Gulbrandsen. Celtic substitute Olivier Ntcham scored at the second attempt after his penalty in added time had been saved by Alexander Walke, but RB Leipzig’s unlikely 1-1 draw with bottom side Rosenborg meant the Scottish champions held on to second spot in Group B, two points ahead of the German outfit to go into Monday’...

Rodgers lauds players as Celtic progress in Europa League despite defeat

Brendan Rodgers hailed his Celtic players after they won through to the knockout stage of the Europa League despite a 2-1 defeat by Salzburg at Parkhead. The Hoops needed only a point to make sure they joined the already-qualified Austrian outfit in the last 32 but found themselves 2-0 down in the second half through goals from Munas Dabbur and Fredrik Gulbrandsen. Hoops substitute Olivier Ntcham scored at the second attempt from a penalty in added time but it was RB Leipzig’s unlikely 1-1 draw with bottom side Rosenborg – thanks to a late goal by Tore Reginiussen –  which meant the Scottish champions held on to second spot in Group B, two points ahead of the German outfit, to go into Monday’s draw. 🎙️ Brendan Rodgers: “First of all, I want to say a huge congratulations to my players...

Result: Celtic lose but scrape through to Europa League knockout stage

Celtic dramatically won through to the knockout stage of the Europa League despite a 2-1 defeat by Salzburg at Parkhead. The Hoops needed only a point to make sure they joined the already-qualified Austrian outfit in the last 32 but were subdued in the first half as the classy visitors struck the woodwork amid several chances. Israel striker Munas Dabbur, who scored twice in the 3-1 win over the Scottish champions in October, headed the visitors in front in the 66th minute before substitute Frederik Gulbrandsen capitalised on a horror mistake by goalkeeper Craig Gordon in the 78th minute to make it 2-0. 🍀⚪️ Through and 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ… to the last 32! The Glasgow Celtic will be there… 🙌 #UEL pic.twitter.com/IFxIKy2Tsl — Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) December 13, 2018 Salzburg defender Jerome On...

Salzburg boss offers support to Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths

Salzburg boss Marco Rose offered his support to Leigh Griffiths after the Celtic striker dropped out of football for personal reasons ahead of the Europa League encounter at Parkhead on Thursday night. Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers revealed at his pre-match press conference at Lennoxtown that the 28-year-old Scotland international will be out “for a period of time” as he “needs some help.” Speaking before his side trained at Celtic Park in preparation for the final Group B encounter, Rose said: “That is news to me. Sorry to hear that. He is a good player. “It just shows you that there are more important things than the business, it shows that you are dealing with humans so I wish him all the best and hopefully he comes back just as strong or even stronger. “I have experienced things like t...

We won’t make mistake of playing for point against Salzburg, says Rodgers

The Austrians boast a 100 per cent record in Europa League Group B. Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers insists it is “unworkable” to play for the point against Salzburg which will guarantee qualification for the knockout stages of the Europa League. The Austrian side have won all five Group B matches and are already through, with the Hoops needing a draw at Parkhead on Thursday night to make sure they join them in the last 32. The Northern Irishman stressed his side, unbeaten in 10 matches, will go into the last fixture in the pool focused on winning. “We do that with every game,” he said. “It is unworkable (to play for draw), as a coach, a manager…especially when your game is based around an offensive game and aggressive game. Our intent is always to go and win. “Of course there are certain s...

Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur show interest in RB Salzburg midfielder Hannes Wolf?

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur reportedly decide to join the race to sign Red Bull Salzburg youngster Hannes Wolf. Red Bull Salzburg youngster Hannes Wolf has reportedly emerged as a potential transfer target for Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. Wolf has come through the youth system at the Austrian club to establish himself as one of the top prospects in European football, with the 19-year-old having helped his side reach the Europa League semi-finals last season. The midfielder has continued to impress during the current campaign with one goal and two assists coming from five more outings in the same competition, and that appears to have led to interest from the Premier League. According to The Mirror, both Arsenal and Spurs are monitoring the development of Wolf with the player having just...

Rodgers calls on Celtic players to retain possession better

Boss Brendan Rodgers stressed the need to retain possession better after Celtic let slip an early lead to lose 3-1 in Salzburg on Thursday night. French striker Odsonne Edouard put the visitors ahead in the Europa League Group B fixture after less than two minutes. The Austrian champions, who reached the semi-final of the tournament last season, dominated thereafter and two goals in six second half minutes from Israel international Munas Dabbur NS fellow attacker Takumi Minamino, both from cutbacks, put the home side ahead. 🎙️ Brendan Rodgers’ post-match reaction following #FCSCEL. #UEL pic.twitter.com/dw5DjXUalw — Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) October 4, 2018 Parkhead winger James Forrest was then sent off in the 72nd minute for denying skipper Andreas Ulmer an obvious goal scori...

Result: Celtic unable to hang on to early lead as Salzburg battle back for deserved win

Salzburg proved simply too good for Celtic as they came back from an early deficit to beat the Hoops 3-1 in their Europa League clash. French striker Odsonne Edouard gave the visitors a stunning lead in the Red Bull Arena after less than two minutes when he used his strength to fire in from 12 yards. The Austrian champions, who reached the semi-final of the tournament last season, found Brendan Rodgers’ side resolute in defence until the 55th minute when Israel international Munas Dabbur levelled. Takumi Minamino put the home side ahead six minutes later before Celtic winger James Forrest was sent off by referee Serhiy Boiko in the 72nd minute for denying Salzburg skipper Andreas Ulmer an obvious goalscoring opportunity. Dabbur slotted home the resulting penalty to take Salzburg to the top...

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