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Liverpool Take Crucial Steps To Splash Over £87M On Star Player

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Ahead of the upcoming summer transfer window, Sporting star player Bruno Fernandes has been linked with a move away from the Portuguese club in recent times after emerging as a target for premier league heavyweights Liverpool.

It appears the talented midfielder is bound to play at Anfield next season, as, according to new reports circulating in Portugal, the Merseysiders have begun talks over a summer deal for him.

Fernandes has been impressive at Sporting this season so far and has become one of the most important members of the club. He has scored 13 times and has provided 18 assists for his teammates in all competitions – which has caught the attention of various top European sides.

The 23-year-old is also likely to travel with the rest of the Portuguese party to Russia for the World Cup this summer due to his form.

Although Liverpool have already agreed to a deal with RB Leipzig for Naby Keita, the club are reportedly still interested in signing another midfielder to add more quality to their team.

And it was made known that their officials have already met with Bruno’s team to discuss a potential switch to Merseyside at the end of this season.

However, Fernandes has a release clause of £87m in his current contract at Sporting, and it is unlikely Liverpool will get him for anything less.

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Something to celebrate, Arsenal has found Henry’s replacement, Keown

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Arsenal legend, Martin Keown thinks there is something to be happy about with his former club after watching the Europa League game against Vorskla.

The Gunners took the day in the 4-2 win, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finding the back of the net twice to add to the goals from Mesut Ozil and Danny Welbeck.

The Arsenal legend says the goal scored by the Gabon international makes him have a feel of the former striker, Thierry Henry in the game.

He suggested that Arsenal might have secured a replacement for the Frenchman.

The former Arsenal defender stated that the way Aubameyang drifted in and curls the ball with his right foot makes him think of Henry.

He described the player as having the belief and confidence to have scored the goal in that manner.

Keown says the new shape of the player is important for Arsenal to score more goals.

Aubameyang came with lots of promise when came in January by scoring some goals but that as not been fully evident this season as he is yet to deliver goals as expected.

So far, the former Borussia Dortmund striker has seen the back of the net just once in this current Premier League campaign.

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Liverpool fans angry with Klopp for not starting this player against Southampton

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The Reds fans have taken to their social media handle to show their anger at Liverpool for not starting James Milner against Southampton

Jurgen Klopp led Liverpool side hosted Southampton at Anfield in the English Premier League, having host French club, Paris Saint Germain during the week in the Uefa Champions league.

Liverpool squad facing Southampton was the same except for some few changes.

For the first time since joining Liverpool from Stoke City in the summer transfer window, Switzerland International, Xherdan Shaqiri made his first start for the Reds.

Shaqiri had played for Liverpool in the past but all of his appearances have been from the bench.

Despite this first-hand change, some Liverpool fans are not happy with the fact that Jurgen Klopp dropped James Milner from the first eleven squad as they hope he will make a second appearance in the squad.

James Milner gave Liverpool the second goal via a penalty kick in the game against Paris Saint Germain on Tuesday night.

As side from Shaqiri replacing James Milner, Brazil star, Roberto Firmino was back in the team and has taken his place back from England international Daniel Sturridge (who scored the first goal for Liverpool against PSG.

In the defense line, Joe Gomez rested while Joel Matip was been handed his first start for Liverpool.

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Three things West Ham can do to defeat Chelsea FC

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Pellegrini led West Ham side will host Chelsea FC in the 6th week of the English Premier League.

So far the Hammers have been able to get 3 points having defeated Everton in their last match.

West Ham hopes to defeat the Blues to get another 3 points and bring down Chelsea from the top of the EPL table.

But with the way and style, the Blues are playing under their new coach, Sarri Maurizio, it will be a difficult win for West Ham.

West Ham have some advantage over Chelsea owing to the fact that the Blues participated in the Uefa Europa League and are yet to return from Greece (as at the writing of this report) which means they have less than 48 hours to train and get their act together for their trip to the London Stadium.

For the Hammers to defeat Chelsea, they must do this three things,

1. Stop Eden Hazard

This is the most dangerous player in the Chelsea squad at the moment and he is expected to play against West Ham.

If the Pellegrini squad can make things difficult for Hazard then they are one step ahead.

2. Make use of their last form.

West Ham defeated Chelsea when they met last season under Antonio Conte, although the blues are under a different man, West Ham can still give their last form a trial.

3. The home advantage

West Ham will play host to Chelsea and the Hammers are always under less pressure whenever they play from home.

They can use this against Chelsea.

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