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Bayern want Jurgen Klopp

September 26, 2016

It has been reported that Bayern Munich want Jurgen Klopp to be their next manager.

Reports claim that the Liverpool manager is seen as the ideal replacement for current Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti, whose contract runs out in 2019.

Liverpool has had a fantastic start to the Premier League season and have already beaten Arsenal, Chelsea and champions Leicester City.

Klopp is said to be “loving life” at Liverpool and has no plans to leave the club, having signed a new six-year deal this summer.

Ancelotti himself, has also had a good start seeing his Bayern side take eight wins from eight so far this season.

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Balotelli – Joining Liverpool was the ‘worst mistake of my life’

September 13, 2016

Mario Balotelli claims that his move to Liverpool was “the worst mistake of my life”, after he scored twice on his Nice debut on Sunday.

The 26-year-old striker scored just four goals in 28 appearances for the Reds after arriving for £16m from AC Milan back in 2014.

It quickly became clear though that Balotelli did not fit in with Liverpool’s former boss Brendan Rodgers’s style of play and he soon fell down the pecking order, before being loaned back to AC Milan last season.

He returned to Liverpool this summer but was left out of the club’s pre-season tour of the United States by current boss Jurgen Klopp.

Klopp also made it clear that Balotelli’s game time would be limited this season at Liverpool so the Italian international completed a free transfer to French club Nice on transfer Deadline Day.

On Sunday Balotelli scored twice on his Nice debut, Nice beat Marseille 3-2 and in an interview after the game Balotelli spoke about his move to Liverpool, he said: “It was the worst mistake of my life.

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Liverpool to sign Alexandre Pato in the January transfer window

November 11, 2015

It has been reported that Liverpool will sign former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato in January, according to his current club’s president.

According to Corinthians chief Robero de Andrade, there is “an agreement in principle” and if the deal goes ahead Pato is set to become Jurgen Klopp’s first signing as Liverpool manager.

26 year old Pato was once regarded as one of the most exciting young players in world football and he scored 63 goals in 150 appearances for AC Milan.

In 2013, Pato signed for Corinthians for a fee of €15 million (£12.18m) on a four-year deal.

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Liverpool sign Christian Benteke from Aston Villa for £32.5m

July 23, 2015

Liverpool have signed Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke from Aston Villa for £32.5m.

After the loss of Raheem Sterling to Premier League rivals Manchester City the signing of Benteke will surely delight the Liverpool fans.

Liverpool, triggered a release clause in Benteke’s contract a few days ago and the 24-year-old will become Liverpool’s seventh summer signing.

The Belgium international has scored 49 goals in 101 appearances for Villa after signing from Genk for £7m back in 2012.

He told the Liverpool website: “I’m very happy to be here. I came here to win trophies. I came here to reach some great goals with the team.

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Raheem Sterling’s career so far

July 13, 2015

After telling Liverpool that he won’t be taking part in the club’s pre-season tour, Raheem Sterling seems to be on the brink of a move away from the club.

The summer has been rife with speculation about Sterling’s future, after the England winger indicated towards the end of last season that his intention was to leave Anfield by rejecting a renewed contract worth an estimated £100,000 per week.

Manchester City have been Sterling’s keenest suitors, circling around the 20-year-old like vultures, wielding their financial power and also the offer of Champions League football to temp Sterling away from Merseyside.

Next season’s Premier League football odds could be heavily affected by the move if it goes through, with Liverpool potentially losing a key part of their attacking arsenal that manager Brendan Rodgers hopes will fire them back into the top four. Meanwhile, City would gain a player who could become one of their household names if he continues to develop.

Liverpool are thought to be holding out for £50 million from City, which some have alleged is too much money for a player of Sterling’s inexperience. But the Jamaican-born starlet has achieved no small amount in his short career so far.

Sterling is no stranger to large transfer fees. In 2010, at the age of just 15, he was signed to the Liverpool Academy from the Queens Park Rangers Academy for a fee of £600,000, with the payments increasing to £5 million, depending on first-team appearances.

Such a large fee for such a young player prompted questions about whether or not Sterling was a worthwhile investment, but he quickly began to silence the doubters, scoring five goals in the Liverpool Academy’s 9-0 FA Cup win over Southend in February 2011.

It wasn’t long before first-team action came along for Sterling, who was quickly identified as a firm favourite by new Reds boss Rodgers. His debut came in a 2-1 defeat against Wigan Athletic at Anfield in March 2012, but the following season under Rodgers was when Sterling would begin to shine.

That summer, he started the season brightly, featuring in a Europa League qualifier against Gomel, before netting his first senior-team goal in a friendly against Bayer Leverkusen. This whet the fans’ appetite for seeing more of Sterling in 2012/13, and they weren’t to be disappointed as he went on to feature in 36 of the club’s 54 competitive games that season, earning himself a call-up to the England Under-21s squad in the process.

In 2013/14, with Liverpool contesting for the Premier League title, Sterling played a key role in a side that featured Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge alongside him in a devastatingly quick and skilful front line. Sterling scored 10 goals and was nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award, and won Liverpool’s own Young Player of the Year award on his way to being called up to England’s World Cup squad.

His performance against Italy in the World Cup impressed the millions watching around the globe, and they saw more of what Sterling could do in his 52 appearances for Liverpool the following season. He added 11 goals to his tally for the club as well, and his talent is in little doubt. But, after his refusal to sign a new contract or take part in his current employers’ pre-season plans, there may be questions asked about whether his temperament makes him something of a liability.

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Raheem Sterling could leave Liverpool

May 21, 2015

Liverpool’s young star Raheem Sterling is expected to tell Liverpool he wants a move away from the Anfield club.

20 year old Sterling rejected a new £100,000-a-week contract, but has denied that his desire to move is money related.

It is believed that Sterling told manager Brendan Rodgers he wanted to leave before the Chelsea game on 10 May and will now meet with Rodgers and chief executive Ian Ayre to discuss his future.

It is understood that Liverpool are desperate to keep Sterling, but a host of the top Premier League clubs are closely monitoring the situation.

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Ancelotti: I tried to sign Gerrard

October 21, 2014

Current Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that he tried to sign Steven Gerrard when he was in charge of AC Milan.

However, the 55-year-old Italian has said that the bond the player had with Liverpool at the time was “unbreakable”.

Ancelotti, who was in charge at the San Siro between 2001 and 2009, before going on to manage Chelsea and Paris St Germain, guided the Rossoneri to two Champions League crowns and the 2003/04 Serie A title.

He had seen Gerrard – whose career can be followed at bluesq – as a potential partner for Andrea Pirlo at the heart of Milan’s midfield but admits he was unable to prise the former England captain away from Anfield.

Losing their way

It may be that Ancelotti was interested in signing Gerrard when the player was trying to engineer a transfer to Chelsea in 2005, a time when the midfielder thought the Reds were losing their way.
At the time he initially turned down a £100,000-a-week contract to stay at Anfield while Liverpool rejected a £32million bid from Chelsea at the same time as Real Madrid were reportedly interested in securing his services.

Gerrard did of course eventually have a change of heart and has become a one-club man, the amazing Champions League success of 2005 when Liverpool came back from 3-0 down to eventually beat AC Milan in a penalty shoot-out, being the highlight of an incredible career.

No Real move for Sterling

He is closing in on 500 Premier League appearances for Liverpool, having featured in at least 20 matches in every season since 1999/2000.

Meanwhile, Ancelotti has also admitted that he was interested in signing Mario Balotelli while he was at PSG but opted to bring in the Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic instead.

The Real Madrid manager has also dismissed speculation linking his club with a bid for Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling, saying his side already had “extraordinary talent”.

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Liverpool get striker Mario Balotelli for £16m

August 26, 2014

Italian International striker Mario Balotelli has completed his £16m move from AC Milan to Liverpool.

The former Man City striker completed his sensational £16million move from AC Milan to Liverpool on Monday and becomes Brendan Rodgers’ ninth summer signing.

Balotelli left City 17 months ago after scoring 30 goals for the blue in three seasons.

Balotelli, will wear the No45 shirt at Liverpool, and has said he is delighted to be back in England.

Balotelli said he had made a mistake leaving England back in January 2013

“I’m happy to be back because I left England and it was a mistake,” he said. “I wanted to go to Italy, but I realised it was a mistake.”

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Liverpool sign defender Lovren from Southampton for £20m

July 28, 2014

Liverpool have now taken their summer spending spree to nearly £80m after making their fifth summer signing. Southampton defender Dejan Lovren has joined the reds in a deal believed to be worth £20m.

25-year-old Lovren joins on a four-year contract and will now team up with former team-mates Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana who both also signed for Liverpool this summer.

Lovren will now meet up with the rest of the Liverpool squad on their US tour and had spoken publicly about his desire to join the Anfield club – He said: “After I played at Anfield last season, I said to myself: ‘One day I hope I’ll be able to play here for Liverpool’.”

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Liverpool agree £75m deal with Barcelona for Suarez

July 11, 2014

Liverpool has finally agreed to sell striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona for a fee thought to be in the region of £75m.

Suarez, who is currently serving a four-month ban for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil, will sign a five-year contract at he Nou Camp.

The Uruguayan international was sensational for Liverpool last season scoring 31 league goals in 33 games, winning the Premier League Golden Boot, ahead of former team mate and strike partner Daniel Sturridge.

This news will surely disappoint many Liverpool fans but the move to Barcelona will take Suarez closer to his wife Sofia’s family.

Suarez said – “I hope you can all understand why I have made this decision,”

“This club (Liverpool) did all they could to get me to stay, but playing and living in Spain, where my wife’s family live, is a lifelong dream and ambition. I believe now the timing is right.”

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