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Liverpool were at their best during the weekend game against Cardiff City at Anfield.

The game saw Mo Salah scored the first goal for the Reds in the first half before Sadio Mane went ahead to add another goal, however, Cardiff where on the brim of getting an equalizer after a goal from Callum Paterson but Xherdan Shaqiri scored the third goal to clear all doubts, Sadio Mane ended the game with a fourth goal.

However, following the weekend match, Liverpool player, Xherdan Shaqiri in a recent statement has assured the Reds fans of more performance this season.

According to the Switzerland international, Liverpool have improved but there is more to come.

He said Liverpool ‘have a very good team and we want to be successful.’

Xherdan Shaqiri hinted that if Liverpool continues to play in the way they played against Cardiff City then they ‘can be successful.’

He stressed that the Reds can still improve despite their positive start, he hinted that ”it’s just the beginning of the season and we have a lot of games to come.”

Liverpool remain undefeated and are currently seated at the second spot of the EPL table after Man City defeated Tottenham Hotspur yesterday.

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Liverpool vs. Bayern Munich; Predicted starting eleven ahead of the Anfield showdown.

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Liverpool vs. Bayern Munich; Predicted starting eleven for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side ahead of the Anfield showdown.

It’s a frenetic night in Europe as Liverpool does battle with Bavarian giants Bayern Munich in the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League. It promises to be an intriguing evening of football across the globe as rejuvenated Liverpool side clash with Bayern Munich who is leading the race in the German Bundesliga.

 The match will obviously see certain personnel changes among both as injuries and (match) suspension may prove the case here.

As both sides take to the pitch, we evaluate the possible starting eleven for Liverpool ahead of the Bayern Munich showdown at Anfield.

Goalkeeping

The responsibility will once again fall on the Brazilian shot-stopper Alisson as he will be saddled with the mandate to keep the visitors’ Bayern at bay for 90 minutes.

 This is what he’s done in recent weeks as he kept a clean sheet against Eddie Howe’s AFC Bournemouth side in Reds 3-0 win.

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Defence.

It’s a pity that Dejan Lovren is a doubt (injured) and may not be able to stake a claim in the starting eleven. The same goes for influential center back Virgil Van Dijk who is suspended for this fixture.


 Jurgen Klopp may well have to make do with Joel Matip and Fabinho (who is available for selection) in the center back slots.

At the full back, Trent Alexander-Arnold returns at right back possibly ahead of aging veteran James Milner while Andrew Robertson slots in at the left back position.

Liverpool backs four: Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho and Andrew Robertson.

Midfield

This is a critical area ahead of the clash between Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Bayern Munich at Merseyside, Anfield.

 Naby Keita is beginning to find his form of late and with his conversance with the Bayern side during his spell in the Bundesliga, he will likely start get the nod to start against the German giants.

This will probably see the midfielder line-up alongside hardworking Georginio Wijnaldum and the obvious one; the skipper Jordan Henderson.

The Liverpool captain will be expected to rekindle Steven Gerrard’s UEFA Champions League performance in games of this magnitude (special nights in European football) as Bayern visits Liverpool.

 They complete the midfield three for Liverpool which is comprised of Georginio Wijnaldum, Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson.

Attack

The front three picks themselves in the person of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane. They have been explosive all season and deserve to keep their places despite concerns about the latter (Firmino) who has fitness worries.

 This sees his potential replacement Divock Origi drop to the bench while Xherdan Shaqiri comes off the bench to wreak havoc against his former (Bayern Munich) side as he understudies the opposition on tactical grounds.

 This sees Jurgen Klopp line-up Liverpool in a 4-3-3 formation.

The possible (Full) starting eleven for Liverpool, Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Fabinho, Andrew Robertson; Naby Keita, Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane.

Manager: Jurgen Klopp.

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Juventus Confirm Interest In €50m Liverpool Target

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Italian Serie A champions Juventus have confirmed their interest in highly rated Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali.

The interest of the Italians was revealed by the club’s sporting director Fabio Paratici in his latest interview with Radio Rai.

According to him, young Italian midfielder Sandro Tonali is one of the players attracting their interest.

Other Italy-based players like AS Roma midfield sensation Nicolo Zaniolo, Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella and Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa were also linked.

Premier League title challengers Liverpool have already made an inquiry of Sandro Tonali according to Brescia owner Massimo Cellino.

The ex-Leeds United supremo also said that Italian Serie A giants AS Roma are also interested in the young midfielder.

The 18-year-old has been in very good form for Brescia in their run to the top of the Italian Serie B table.

Brescia are on course to sealing promotion to the Italian top flight ahead of next season.

Massimo Cellino will reportedly demand for €15m more to sell Sandro Tonali if Brescia seal Serie A promotion at the end of the season meaning that interested clubs will have to pay €50m for him.

Sandro Tonali has drawn a comparison with Italian football legend Andrea Pirlo with his style of play.

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Liverpool Eyeing £22m Leicester City Star As Lallana Replacement

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Five-time European champions Liverpool are reportedly planning a move for Leicester City midfielder James Maddison as a possible replacement for Adam Lallana.

According to the publication from Football Transfer Tavern, James Maddison could be the man to replace Adam Lallana at Liverpool.

England international Adam Lallana has battled with various injuries for a large chunk of his Reds’ career and he’s expected to leave the club in the summer when his Liverpool contract expires.

James Maddison has shown that he has the quality to thrive at a big club like Liverpool after his seamless transition to the Premier League this season.

There were doubts whether the 22-year-old can make the step up from the English Championship to the Premier League following his £22m move from Norwich City to Leicester City last summer.

Maddison has been one of the best players for the Foxes this season in what his debut campaign in English football.

Adam Lallana has been linked with a return to Southampton in the summer after failing to impress a great deal at Liverpool which is partly due to injury.

He had controversially moved from Southampton to Liverpool and it remains to be seen whether Saints fans will be ready to welcome him with open arms.

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Chelsea Face Liverpool Battle For £50m-rated La Liga Winger

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West London giants Chelsea are facing the threat of Premier League rivals Liverpool in their bid to sign Barcelona winger Malcom following the news that the Reds have made the Brazilian player a top priority ahead of the summer’s transfer window.

French media portal Le 10 Sport claim that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes that they can sign Malcom in the summer.

The 21-year-old has previously been touted as a possible signing for Chelsea either on loan or on a permanent basis.

He was strongly linked with both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur during the January transfer window.

£50m-rated Malcom has not had the best of times at Spanish La Liga Champions Barcelona since he joined them from French Ligue 1 club, Bordeaux, last summer.

He moved to the Nou Camp controversially at the start of the season in a €41m (£38m) deal after coming close to joining Italian Serie A giants AS Roma.

Barcelona hijacked his transfer from under the noses of the Italian Serie A club who knocked out the Blaugrana in the quarterfinals of last season’s Champions League.

Malcom recently scored for Barcelona in the El Clasico.

The Brazilian winger equalised for the Spanish champions to secure a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the first leg of their Spanish Copa Del Rey last four clashes.

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Roberto Firmino Ideal Replacement For Suarez – Arsenal Legend

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Former Arsenal striker Paul Marriner is certain that Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino is the right candidate to replace Barcelona striker Luis Suarez at the Nou Camp.

Spanish La Liga Champions Barcelona have made the signing of a new striker their top priority for the transfer window scheduled to reopen in the summer.

Barcelona are eyeing a long-term replacement for the ageing Luis Suarez who recently turned 32 and Paul Marriner believes that the Blaugrana should turn to Liverpool in their quest to sign a new striker.

Marriner was speaking while he was doing his punditry work on ESPN.

Luis Suarez joined Barcelona in the summer of 2014 after the Nou Camp giants splashed the sum of £75m to secure his transfer from Premier League giants Liverpool.

His influence has started to wane at Barcelona and senior club officials have moved to sign a replacement potentially.

He has scored 15 league goals in 22 games this term which is low in comparison to last season when the Uruguayan got 25 goals.

Luis Suarez scored 29 league goals the season before last having scored 40 during a phenomenal 2015/16 campaign.

Roberto Firmino signed for Liverpool from German Bundesliga club TSG Hoffenheim in a £29m deal and he has a long-term contract until 2023 after signing in April.

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Liverpool Linked With Summer Swoop For 10-Goal PL Striker

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Five-time European champions Liverpool have reportedly been linked with a summer swoop for one of the best strikers in the Premier League (PL).

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has established himself as a top Premier League striker with his performances for the Cherries since the start of the season.

According to Football Transfer Tavern, Callum Wilson could be the answer to the Reds’ quest to give their attack a new dimension.

The England international player has scored ten goals and provided five assists in the Premier League this term.

Callum Wilson has missed the better part of this year with a knee injury though his return to action is close.

He became a full international when Three Lions of England manager Gareth Southgate invited him to the squad ahead of the games in November 2018.

The 26-year-old made his Three Lions debut in the international friendly with the United States of America.

He scored the third goal to wrap up a 3-0 win over the Americans at the Wembley Stadium.

Callum Wilson has previously been linked with a move to other Premier League clubs like Chelsea, West Ham United and Everton.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has maintained on several occasions that Callum Wilson is not for sale.

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Liverpool Face Premier League Threat For 11-Goal Juve Striker

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Merseyside giants Liverpool face the threat of Premier League rivals Manchester United for Juventus striker Paulo Dybala following the news that the Red Devils have already held talks over a potential summer move for the Argentine international player.

Daily Mirror claim that Manchester United are prepared to ditch striker Romelu Lukaku and have already drawn up a striker shortlist that includes ex-Palermo attacker Dybala.

The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to Liverpool as a makeweight for Juventus’ bid to sign Reds talisman Mohamed Salah.

Egyptian international star Salah has been in sensational form since he joined Liverpool from Italian Serie A club AS Roma at the start of last season.

Juventus are said to be ready to spend as much as £175m to sign Mohamed Salah and the Italians are also willing to include Paulo Dybala in a possible transfer.

It remains to be seen whether Liverpool would be tempted to sell a player that recently put pen to paper on a new contract.

Salah signed a contract extension last summer to take him to the end of the 2022/23 season at the club.

Liverpool-linked Dybala has scored 11 goals for Juventus in all competitions this term including three goals in the Italian top flight.

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Liverpool Set To Reject Juventus’ £175m Bid For Star Forward

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Premier League giants Liverpool will rebuff the interest of Italian Serie A Champions Juventus in star player Mohamed Salah according to widespread reports coming out of the British media.

The specific report from the Daily Express claim that the Reds have no intention of selling the Egyptian international player.

It was revealed that the Merseysiders are confident that they will be able to repel the interest of the Italians with the club in a sound financial state.

The Reds recently announced pre-tax profits of £125m in their last financial year.

Liverpool are determined to hold on to Salah unlike previous situations involving players like Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho.

They repelled an interest from Arsenal in 2013 for Suarez only for them to cave in when Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona came calling in the summer of 2014.

Barcelona signed the Uruguayan international player in a then club-record £75m deal before the Nou Camp giants repeated the feat in their pursuit of Coutinho.

Just like Luis Suarez, Brazilian international Coutinho also joined Barcelona from Liverpool in January 2018.

Liverpool are in the box seat in their quest to keep Salah at Anfield as he has a long-term contract at the club until the end of the 2022/23 season.

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Klopp Transfer Stance On ‘Wanted’ De Ligt Revealed

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Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt has been attracting the interest of several major European sides including Premier League title contenders Liverpool.

De Ligt, 19, is one of the most sought after players in European football ahead of the resumption of the transfer window in the summer.

His stock rose further towards the end of last year when he was named the recipient for the 2018 Golden Boy Award.

Liverpool have been linked with him and the Reds’ interest in him has now been confirmed by The Sun who revealed the stance of manager Jurgen Klopp on a possible transfer for the talented De Ligt.

It was revealed that German tactician Klopp wants to sign the Dutch international centre back as a partner for Virgil Van Dijk.

Matthijs De Ligt and Virgil Van Dijk are no stranger to each other as both players have formed a very good centre back partnership for the Dutch national team.

Van Dijk has played with four centre backs this season including midfielder Fabinho.

He has also featured alongside Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren at centre back but he has not been able to form a consistent defensive partnership with anyone.

Manchester United, Manchester City, Barcelona and Arsenal are all interested in the £75m-rated player.

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Man United To Smash Liverpool Transfer Record THIS Summer

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Premier League giants Liverpool might have to lose their transfer record to arch rivals Manchester United if reports in the British media are anything to go by.

Manchester United are ready to spend a lot of money to break the Reds’ transfer record defensively.

Liverpool splashed a whopping sum of £75m on Dutch international centre back Virgil Van Dijk in January 2018 to make the ex-Celtic star the most expensive defender in world football.

The Reds secured his transfer from fellow Premier League club Southampton in a world record transfer that eclipsed the £52m paid by Premier League champions Manchester City to sign England international right-back Kyle Walker from title rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2017.

According to the publication from The Sun, Manchester United have concluded plans to spend £90m on Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly in a bid to boost their squad with a quality centre back signing this summer.

It would make him the most expensive defender ahead of Virgil Van Dijk if the Red Devils manage to pull off his transfer before the start of next season.

Recent reports have claimed that Manchester United had two bids rejected by Italian Serie A giants Napoli for the Senegalese international defender towards the end of last year.

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