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Gini Wijnaldum calls Liverpool player arrogant, challenges Mo Salah

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Liverpool FC have improved in their new style of defensive game under coach Jurgen Klopp, who recently changed the Reds formation to 4-3-2-1 making Mo Salah the main striker at the front.

The Reds used this system against Cardiff City as they went on to score four goals and pick up all three points.

The duo of Mo Salah and Xherdan Shaqiri scored one goal each while Sadio Mane scored a brace.

However, Liverpool midfielder and Holland international, Gini Wijnaldum in a post-match statement has applauded the duo of Xherdan Shaqiri and Mo Salah.

According to Wijnaldum, the former Stoke City player, Shaqiri has given Liverpool a new sense of arrogance.

Wijnaldum said Shaqiri ‘helped to give us a some arrogance.’

He hinted that the Swiss helped the squad to calm down during the game against Cardiff when the visiting side were pressing the Reds with the hope that they could score a second goal but Shaqiri went on to dash Cardiff’s hope by scoring a third goal.

The Reds midfielder also applauded Mo Salah but not without challenging to get better for the Reds so as to achieve another goal scoring feat this season.

Liverpool will be travelling to Emirate to face Arsenal in their next EPL match.

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Done Deal: Ajax Sign Potential Replacement For Liverpool Target

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Dutch Eredivisie champions Ajax Amsterdam have completed the signing of defender Lisandro Martinez from Argentine club Defensa.

The 21-year-old defender joins Ajax on a four-year deal with an option for a fifth year.

Lisandro Martinez is a utility player who can play either as a left-back or as a centre back.

He made his debut for the Argentine national team earlier this year during the 3-1 defeat to fellow South Americans Venezuela in an international friendly.

Lisandro Martinez is likely to be the potential replacement for club skipper Matthijs De Ligt who’s expected to leave the club this summer.

The 19-year-old Dutch defender has been attracting interest from the major clubs on the European football scene after leading Ajax to two major trophies this season.

Champions League finalists Liverpool are one of the numerous clubs interested in his signature.

According to trusted Spanish journalist Guillem Balague, Liverpool have already held talks about the possibility of signing De Ligt who could cost at least £60m.

He could potentially form a potent centre back partnership with Virgil Van Dijk just like what’s obtainable with the Dutch national team.

Both players are the first choice centre backs for the Netherlands and they are expected to play a key role when the Nations League semifinals start next month.

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Leverkusen Boss Unsure Of Summer Stay For Liverpool Target

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Bayer Leverkusen manager Peter Bosz has expressed his doubts over star player Julian Brandt on whether he will stay at the club beyond this summer.

Julian Brandt has been in very good form for Bayer Leverkusen this season and that has attracted the attention of some European clubs including Champions League finalists Liverpool.

Peter Bosz spoke about the German international player in an interview with the official TV station of Bayer Leverkusen, Bayer 04 TV.

According to him, it’s not sure whether Julian Brandt will stay at the club beyond this season despite the qualification for Champions League football.

Peter Bosz is holding out hope that Champions League football is enough to make the player stay at the club for next season.

Bayer Leverkusen qualified for Champions League football after thrashing Hertha Berlin 5-1 in their final game of the season in the German Bundesliga.

The thumping win was more than enough to secure a top-four finish ahead of rivals Borussia Moenchengladbach who lost 2-0 at home to Borussia Dortmund.

Julian Brandt scored one of the goals for Bayer Leverkusen to take his goal tally to ten goals for the German club.

He also weighed in with 17 assists for Bayer Leverkusen this season.

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Deal Off: Liverpool Target To Snub Juventus Transfer

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Isco Chelsea on red alert

Real Madrid midfielder Isco will reportedly snub the transfer advances of Italian Serie A champions Juventus to stay at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu this summer.

The Spanish international player has been constantly linked with a move away from Real Madrid this summer but popular Italian transfer news portal Calciomercato confirmed that the player has decided to snub all the interested clubs including Premier League giants Liverpool.

Isco endured a frustrating time during the four months under Santiago Solari before he was sacked earlier this season.

Real Madrid sacked two managers before they brought back French football legend Zinedine Zidane at the start of March.

Ex-Spanish national team manager Julen Lopetegui was the manager that started this season at Real Madrid before the former FC Porto boss was booted out of office after just three months.

Lopetegui paid the price for a poor run of results after making a bright start to his dream job.

The aforementioned Solari was with the Real Madrid Castilla (youth team) before he was appointed manager on an interim basis.

His appointment was made permanent after a blistering start but he was unable to sustain it just like what was obtainable with Julen Lopetegui.

Isco was a relieved man after Solari was sacked earlier this year having been frozen out of the Real Madrid squad by the Argentine tactician.

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Deal On: Liverpool Hold Transfer Talks Over Wonderkid De Ligt

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Five-time European champions Real Madrid have reportedly held talks over the signing of Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt.

This is according to well respected journalist Guillem Balague.

The Spanish media practitioner spoke about the young Ajax Amsterdam skipper while he was on BBC Radio 5 Live as he said that the Reds are in the frame to sign him.

Liverpool will have to contend with other major European clubs in their quest to sign De Ligt.

Spanish champions Barcelona were thought to be the overwhelming favourites but the La Liga giants have found it difficult to negotiate a transfer successfully with the player’s agent, Mino Raiola.

Others interested include Italian champions Juventus and Paris Saint Germain (PSG).

Matthijs De Ligt has shown maturity beyond his years after leading Ajax Amsterdam to their first domestic double for over a decade.

He’s the youngest skipper in the history of Dutch Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam after being handed the armband at the age of 18.

De Ligt was instrumental to Ajax Amsterdam and their league triumph this season at the expense of rivals PSV Eindhoven.

Apart from the Dutch Eredivisie title, Ajax also won the Dutch Cup via the 4-0 defeat of fellow top flight side Willem II.

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Deal On!!! Fight for EPL star now between two teams

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The latest report reveals that English Premier League outfits Liverpool, Arsenal and Man United are all in the battle to land the signature of Bournemouth and Scotland winger Ryan Fraser ahead of the coming season.

Ryan Fraser has been impressive so far with Bournemouth this season which is the reason why he has caught the attention of a number of clubs ahead of the summer transfer window.

The North London outfit and the Red Devils were initially in the race for Ryan Fraser but they have been joined by the Reds team as they all seek to add more strength to their team ahead of the summer window.

Ryan Fraser is no doubt one of the biggest surprise in the English Premier League this season for the Cherries as he delivered a total of seven goals and 14 assists in one of the most consistent performance.

However, Arsenal and Man United have been told that they will be able to land the star player for the sum of £30 million but it is unsure if it would be increased with the latest indication of interest by the Merseyside outfit.

Meanwhile, with the quality and potential already displayed by Ryan Fraser, it has proven that he would be able to play at a bigger stage, especially European football.

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Deal On: Liverpool Join Race To Sign In-form Bournemouth Star

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Bournemouth midfielder Ryan Fraser has been attracting a lot of interests from the big Premier League sides after his superb campaign for the Cherries.

The petite playmaker was the standout player for Bournemouth who finished in the bottom six at the end of the latest Premier League campaign.

The newest club to show an interest in signing Fraser this summer is Liverpool according to the latest reports emanating from the media in the United Kingdom.

It was revealed that the Champions League finalists have joined other Premier League giants like Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea in the race to sign Ryan Fraser as confirmed by The Sun.

Bournemouth are almost resigned to losing him to another club this summer as he has just one year left on his contract with the South Coast outfit.

It’s either they let him run down his contract till next summer if he doesn’t sign a new deal, or sell him for a sizeable transfer fee this summer.

Ryan Fraser scored seven goals and also assisted 14 more goals for Bournemouth in the Premier League this season.

North London giants Arsenal were the first club to be mentioned as a suitor for Ryan Fraser but the Gunners will have to battle three others including Liverpool.

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Reward For Excellence: Liverpool Target Named Marc Vivien Foe Award Recipient

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Lille winger Nicolas Pepe has been named the winner of the Marc Vivien Foe Award after a stellar season in the French League this term.

The Marc Vivien Foe Award is for the best African player in the French top flight and it’s in the honour of late Foe who slumped while playing for his country Cameroon.

Liverpool target Pepe won the award ahead of Whabi Khazri of Tunisia and Saint Etienne & Ismaila Sarr of Senegal and Rennes.

Nicolas Pepe has been in devastating form for Lille since he joined the club two years ago.

The Ivorian international scoring machine signed for Lille from fellow French top flight side Amiens.

He has been attracting the interest of several European clubs in the transfer window including Liverpool.

Others like Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Arsenal are also in the running to sign him this summer if recent reports in the British media are to be believed.

Arsenal were interested in a move for Pepe during the winter transfer window but the Gunners were unable to get the funds required to make a transfer of that magnitude as they scrambled for loan deals.

Nicolas Pepe has scored 22 goals and also provided 11 assists in the league this season.

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Revealed: £88m Liverpool Target Eyed As Pogba Replacement

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Manchester United have identified Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele as the man to potentially replace star player Paul Pogba if the French World Cup winner decides to leave this summer.

This is according to the report from popular media outlet Metro which claimed that the Red Devils will only make a move for the aforementioned Ndombele if international teammate Pogba leaves the club.

Ironically, Tanguy Ndombele made his French national team debut in October as a second half replacement for Paul Pogba during an international friendly match with Iceland.

The game ended 2-2 as France came from two goals down at home to avoid defeat against minnows Iceland.

Manchester United are not the only club after Tanguy Ndombele who has been linked with clubs like Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Liverpool.

Ndombele is rated at around £88m by his French club.

Champions League finalists Liverpool were mentioned as one of his suitors last year but it seems like their interest in the player has waned in recent months.

For Manchester United, they have to rebuild their squad after a disappointing campaign having ended in a sixth-placed finish and Pogba might not be a part of the new-look team expected next season.

Pogba has been strongly linked with a move to Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid.

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Confirmed: Liverpool Target Will Leave Lille THIS Summer

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Lille manager Christopher Galtier has confirmed that star player Nicolas Pepe will leave the club during this summer transfer window.

Galtier talked about the in-form Pepe shortly after he bagged two more goals in the league.

Lille thrashed Angers 5-0 in their penultimate game of the season in French Ligue 1 and the aforementioned Pepe was the star of the show once again.

It could be his last home game for Lille before his exit this summer.

Nicolas Pepe is one of the hottest properties in European football at the moment following his performances for Lille over the course of the last two seasons since his transfer from Angers.

He scored two goals against his former club on Saturday to take his goal tally to 22 league goals this term in addition to 11 assists.

After the Angers game, Christopher Galtier told reporters that Ivorian international Pepe will leave the club at the end of this season.

He’s attracting the interest of several European sides like Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Champions League finalists Liverpool.

The Reds have been mentioned as a possible transfer destination for Pepe but the Reds will have to contend with the previously mentioned clubs if they are to win the race to sign the 23-year-old.

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Revealed: Spurs In Pole Position To Sign Liverpool Target

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Champions League finalists Tottenham Hotspur are the overwhelming favourites to sign Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele according to widespread reports coming out of the media in France.

French international Tanguy Ndombele has become one of the most sought-after young midfielders on the European football scene in the wake of his impressive performances for Lyon in the last two seasons.

Ndombele is most likely to leave the club this summer with several clubs keen on his signature.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas recently revealed that the French club has received three offers for Tanguy Ndombele as he urged French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) to make a bid for him.

Tanguy Ndombele was previously linked with Premier League giants Liverpool but it seems the Reds are no longer in the running with fellow Champions League finalists Tottenham Hotspur said to be at the front of the queue for the player.

This is according to the report from French media portal Telefoot which claimed that Ndombele is ready to shun other suitors like Premier League champions Manchester City, Italian champions Juventus and the aforementioned PSG in favour of a move to Spurs.

The North London club have not been able to replace Moussa Dembele since he left the club for China in January and Ndombele could be the right man for the job.

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