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Five-time European champions Liverpool are reportedly in a three-way battle for Portuguese international midfielder Andre Gomes.

Gomes, 25, is on a season-long loan deal at Everton from Barcelona at the moment.

According to the publication from popular English news outlet Teamtalk, Liverpool have joined Everton and top four rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign the Portuguese midfielder.

Andre Gomes’ football career had been on a downward spiral at Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona whom he joined after helping Portugal win the 2016 European Championships in France.

He has been able to rescue his career in the Premier League having joined Everton on the last day of this summer’s transfer window.

The midfielder signed for the Merseyside giants alongside former Barcelona teammates Yerry Mina on deadline day.

Gomes missed the first eight games of the new Premier League season with an injury and has been hugely impressive since he returned from the long spell on the sidelines.

The player has featured for the Toffees in the last eight Premier League games.
He completed 90 minutes in seven of those eight games.

Liverpool would be hoping to beat rivals Everton to his signature with the aforementioned report claiming that a £25m transfer fee will be enough to secure his signing from Barcelona.

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Barcelona Legend Predicts Tough Semifinal Clash vs Liverpool

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Former Barcelona defender Carles Puyol is certain that the Catalans will face a tough semifinal clash with Premier League giants Liverpool in the Champions League.

The Barcelona legend talked about the tough Liverpool tie during an exclusive interview with popular media portal Goal.

According to him, Jurgen Klopp and his players will pose a big problem to the Catalan giants’ quest to win the treble this season.

Barcelona are in the hunt for three trophies namely the Spanish La Liga, the Spanish Copa Del Rey and the Champions League.

The Spanish champions sealed a last four meeting with Liverpool with an emphatic 4-0 aggregate victory over another English club, Manchester United.

The Catalans had earlier won 1-0 at Old Trafford through a Luke Shaw own goal before the Red Devils were beaten convincingly in their second leg clash on Tuesday night.

Barcelona thrashed Manchester United 3-0 courtesy a brace from star player Lionel Messi who has now scored 10 Champions League goals.

The Barcelona skipper is the topscorer in the competition with 10 goals.

Barcelona are also on course to win a second successive league title with just three wins needed from their remaining six matches.

They will also play Valencia in the Copa Del Rey final.

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Why Barcelona win is no big deal, Mourinho takes swipe at former side

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Former Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho was expecting Barcelona win over his former team.

After a 1-0 win at the Old Trafford, the Spanish La Liga outfit Barcelona delivered another class performance to go 3-0 at the Nou Camp and that was enough to get through to the semi-final.

Argentina international Lionel Messi was a threat to the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer team as he scored in the second leg and created a lot of problems.

Jose Mourinho stated that he knew it would be difficult to contain the Argentina intentional, stressing that he is wild and it would require a cage to stop him.

The Portuguese boss noted that it takes more than a man-to-man marking to stop Lionel Messi as he never adopted such against him.

However, the Spanish team will now face another English Premier League side Liverpool in the semi-final of the competition which will come up next month.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils will now focus on securing a top-four finish in the Premier League table so as to stand a chance in playing for the Champions League by next season but they will have to battle Arsenal and Chelsea for the slot.

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Barcelona, Dortmund In Race To Sign Ex-Chelsea Player

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Spanish champions Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund are in a race to sign Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis according to reports coming out of the media in Germany.

Filipe Luis is expected to leave Atletico Madrid this summer and he has been touted as a possible transfer addition to the playing squad at Barcelona and German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.

The 33-year-old has been a wonderful player for Atletico Madrid since he signed for the club in 2010.

The Brazilian international player joined Atletico Madrid from fellow Spanish La Liga club Deportivo La Coruna.

Filipe Luis briefly left the club for Premier League giants Chelsea between 2014 and 2015.

He made just 15 league appearances for Chelsea during that season before returning to Atletico Madrid in 2015.

Filipe Luis has been the first choice left-back at Atletico Madrid since the start of his second spell at the club.

The Brazilian defender is said to favour a move to five-time European champions Barcelona this summer ahead of other interested clubs.

Barcelona want to sign Felipe Luis as a backup for first choice left-back Jordi Alba ahead of next season.

Jordi Alba is the undisputed first choice at Barcelona and he recently impressed as the Blaugrana sealed a semifinal berth in the Champions League via a 4-0 aggregate win.

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Ex-Liverpool Star Delivers Champions League Blow To Rivals Man Utd

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Liverpool fans would have been delighted after one of their former players delivered a knockout blow to the chances of fierce rivals Manchester United in this season’s Champions League.

Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho has not enjoyed the best of careers at the Nou Camp since his big transfer from Liverpool last year but the Brazilian would have been elated with his performance in the second leg Champions League last eight clash with Manchester United.

The Brazilian national team player scored one of the goals as Manchester United were thrashed 3-0 by Barcelona away from home thus completing a 4-0 aggregate win for the hosts.

Coutinho and his Barcelona team have recorded a 1-0 win over the Red Devils at the Theatre of Dreams last week Wednesday.

Manchester United went in search of an away goal in the first minutes of the game but Barcelona were able to weather that brief storm to deliver two goals within four first-half minutes through star player Lionel Messi though Red Devils shot-stopper David De Gea should have done better with the shot for the second goal from the phenomenal Messi.

Coutinho added a third goal shortly after the hour mark to wrap up both the game and the tie for the Spanish La Liga leaders.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer bows to Barcelona for Champions League win

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Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted the supremacy of Spanish La Liga outfit Barcelona over his team as he tipped them to win the Champions League this season.

This is coming after the Spanish giants secured a 3-0 win over the Red Devils at the Camp Nou earlier on Tuesday night to proceed to the semi-finals of the competition where they will be facing the winner between Liverpool and Porto.

Man United were outplayed by Barcelona and this has been admitted by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who claims that they have git a dangerous team that would be difficult to defeat.

He stated that the three men in front Ousmane Dembele, Malcom and Lionel Messi would be difficult to stop by any team in this competition.

However, the Red Devils boss stated that his team will continue with the rebuilding process, noting that it would take some years for his side to get to the level of the Spanish giants as the club will not change overnight.

He stressed that he has already spoken to the players on the job needed to be done and how important it is to create an environment of top and a world-class attitude.

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Why United have reasons to be worried about Messi

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Pundits have opined that Man United have got reasons to be worried about the threat posed by Argentine international Lionel Messi ahead of their Champions League second leg clash at the Nuo Camp.

The Red Devils have been underdogs since the first leg and that is still unchanged despite the fact that it did not reflect on the 1-0 scoreline at the Old Trafford.

It is already suggested that the Red Devils could pose a surprise when they storm Spain as they have done that already in the round of 16 where they defeated Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint Germain in Paris despite suffering a 2-0 defeat at the Old Trafford in the first leg.

However, Analysts have argued that Lionel Messi has been angered by the Red Devils in the first leg and that could play a part in his performance when he gets on the pitch in front of his home fans.

It is claimed that the encounter he had with Chris Smalling destabilized him and he could be set to come out for revenge in the second leg.

However, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to make an impression in the game, now that he has been handed the job on a permanent deal.

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Revealed, What De Gea is doing ahead of Barcelona clash

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Man United are ready for a big clash against Barcelona later on Tuesday and they face a major threat against Argentina international Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi has been in fine form for the team and he has been identified as a major player that can help his team secure a win against Man United.

However, it has been revealed that Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea is determined to ensure his team qualify to the next round and he is reported to be doing an extra and special training that will have him stop Lionel Messi from scoring goals.

According to the goalkeeper trainer, David De Gea has a strong mentality and he is a fighter who will want to prove a point against Messi and also set a record of stopping the forward from delivering goals.

All of these have given the Red Devils a bigger spirit ahead of the game as they hope to also have a repeat of the shock win against French Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint Germain in the last round of 16.

Meanwhile, Barcelona already secured a 1-0 win against Man United at the Old Trafford and will be looking to get the job done with another win at the Nuo Camp.

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Ex-Liverpool Playmaker Will Stay At Barcelona

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Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho won’t leave the club when the transfer window reopens this summer according to club president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

In his recent interview monitored by popular media platform Goal, Bartomeu revealed that the former Liverpool playmaker will stay at Barcelona beyond this summer.

Philippe Coutinho has been linked with a return to the Premier League having failed to light up the Spanish La Liga following his expensive move to Barcelona at the start of last year.

The Brazilian international player signed for the Catalan giants in January 2018 to become the third most expensive player in world football.

Spanish champions Barcelona signed Coutinho from Merseyside giants Liverpool and they paid around £142m.

Recent reports have linked Philippe Coutinho to major Premier League sides like Chelsea and Manchester United.

The Brazilian player has also been touted as a transfer addition for French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG).

Coutinho was reportedly linked with a move back to Liverpool but those transfer rumours are wide off the mark with the Reds not keen to welcome back a prodigal son.

The former Inter Milan star forced through a move to Barcelona from Liverpool in the middle of last season and his transfer fee has been spent wisely on the team with the purchase of players like Virgil Van Dijk and Alisson Becker.

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Why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not confident ahead of Barcelona clash

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There are fears that English Premier League outfit Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not confident of his team ahead of the Champions League quarterfinals clash against Spanish La Liga outfit Barcelona away from home.

This is after the former Red Devils forward raised concern over the fitness of his players as they are beginning to drop in their energy level which has affected their inspiration to play and fight because of the lack of intensity.

After enjoying a very fast start in charge of the club when he first took over, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now experiencing something different as they have won only two of their last six games and that is disturbing to the boss.

There is no doubt that the team needs to be in their best ahead of the second leg clash against the Spanish giants because of the pattern of their host team.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reported to be hoping to scale through against Barcelona as he already has the intention to storm the coming summer transfer window where he would recruit players who are more physically fit as that is what is required to help push for a title fight next season.

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Solskjaer protests against UEFA ahead of Barcelona clash

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English Premier League side Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is no doubt unhappy with UEFA, the organizers of the Champions League as he seems to be unsatisfied with their Tuesday return leg against Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

The Red Devils faced the Spanish giants last week’s Wednesday at the Old Trafford where they suffered a 1-0 defeat but they were able to return to winning ways on Saturday in the Premier League clash against West Ham United.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has therefore questioned UEFA for their decision to allow his team to play the two quarter-finals leg within five days as he noted that it could tell on the players.

He noted that players will no doubt be affected by the busy fixtures but expressed delight that he was able to pull the Saturday game through and will now focus on the Barcelona clash.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated that his team were lucky as they would have been defeated against the London outfit as he hailed goalkeeper David De Gea for the good work.

Meanwhile, the 2-1 victory against West Ham United ensures that the hope of a top-four finish is brightened as the Red Devils are fifth in the league table.

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