Liverpool could have signed Eriksen


Liverpool passed up the opportunity to sign Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen.

The Denmark international lit up the World Cup with a superb goal for his country in their 1-1 draw with Australia on Thursday afternoon and it has seen supporters thinking about what could have been.

Former Reds midfielder David Thompson confirmed that the club were interested in signing Eriksen when he was at Dutch giants Ajax before he made the switch to London.

Spurs ended up paying just £11.5m to sign the now twenty-six year old and he has gone from strength to strength as their attacking playmaker since his arrival.

Eriksen is under contract with Spurs until the Summer of 2020, but it is widely believed that they will tie him down for the long-term by handing him an improved deal in the coming months.

Some Liverpool supporters remain hopeful that the club could move to bring the Dane in as the eventual successor to Philippe Coutinho after he left for Barcelona in January.

It seems like wishful thinking.

Can sends message to Liverpool


Former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has sent a message of thanks to the club after completing his protracted move to Juventus.

The Germany international put pen to paper on a four year contract after running down his deal at Anfield, which he signed upon his arrival from Bayer Leverkusen back in 2014.

And he has taken to Instagram to send his thanks to the club and the supporters who have pushed him on over the past four seasons since his arrival at Anfield.

“Today is the first day of a new chapter in my life.” he said.

“I want to say thank you to all the people at Liverpool, to my coaches, the staff, to the staff behind the staff, to the supporters, to everyone.

“I will always think back with a smile and one piece of my heart will always be at Liverpool.

“It was a big honour to play for Liverpool and I hope to see you one day again. Take care.”

He scored fourteen goals in one hundred and sixty-seven appearances for the club, the last of which was the Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid last month.

Ramos fires up Salah feud


Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has stoked the coals of his apparent feud with Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.

The Spain international ended the Egyptian’s Champions League final midway through the first-half of the match last month after fouling the attacker, which caused him to suffer a shoulder injury.

Fingers have been pointed at Ramos since, with accusations made that he set out to hurt Salah in a bid to increase his side’s chances of winning the trophy for a third consecutive season – which they did with a 3-1 win.

And the Los Blancos skipper has now added further ire to the situation by liking a series of posts on social media site Instagram, which appear to mock Salah for Egypt’s exit from the World Cup after two defeats from two matches.

It has also been pointed out that Ramos appeared to barge the referee out of the way to get to the ball in the 1-0 win over Iran last night.

It looks there this story will keep running.

Liverpool considering Maguire move


Liverpool are considering making a move for Leicester City defender Harry Maguire.

The England international has been in impressive form the Premier League club after joining them from Hull City a year ago and is being considered as a potential signing.

That’s according to Paul Doyle of The Guardian, who claims that Jurgen Klopp “has made a high-class centre-back his priority target for this summer”.

“You want names? How does Jamaal Lascelles grab you? What’s that, Newcastle fans, you’d prefer Liverpool looked at someone else?

“Well they’re also eyeing up James Tarkowski, apparently. What’s that, Burnley fans, you’d prefer they looked at someone else?

“Well they’re also monitoring Harry Maguire. But Manchester City also fancy the Leicester colossus, so unless Maguire thinks like Virgil van Dijk, chances are he’ll not be going to Leicester.

“So it’s Lascelles or Tarkowski for Liverpool, then.” he finished.

Maguire is currently on international duty at the World Cup and started England’s 2-1 win over Tunisia on Monday evening in the opening group stage game.

Flanagan completes Rangers move


Former Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan has completed his move to Rangers.

The twenty-five year old will link up with former skipper Steven Gerrard after putting pen to paper on a two year contract with the Glasgow club.

And he is pleased to have sorted his future out so soon after being released by Liverpool following a disappointing loan spell with Bolton Wanderers in the second half of last season.

“I’m delighted to be here.” he told Rangers TV.

“When I spoke to Stevie, it was a no-brainer for me. The size of the club, what the fans are about, I’m just delighted to be here and hopefully I can show all the fans what I’m about.

“I played with him at Liverpool for many years and he was a big part of me coming here.

“I know all about the club, but Stevie was a massive influence on me coming here as well.” he finished.

Flanagan was charged with assaulting his girlfriend earlier this year and was sentenced to forty hours of unpaid work and a year of community service after pleading guilty.

He made just one appearance for the club last season, in the 2-0 League Cup loss against Leicester City in September.

Emre Can completes Juventus switch


Emre Can has completed his move to Juventus.

The Germany international has put pen to paper on a four year deal with the Italian champions, they have confirmed, after his contract Liverpool expired.

“Emre Can has signed with the Bianconeri to officially join the club on July 1 2018 on a four-year deal.” a statement reads.

“As a result of the signature of the agreement, Juventus will incur additional costs of 16 million euros to be paid over the next two financial years.” it adds.

After failing to agree an extension to the deal he signed back he 2014 when he arrived at Anfield in a deal worth just short of £10m, the former Bayer Leverkusen man was free to leave without a fee being paid.

And he has pocketed a reported £14m signing on fee after joining the Serie A giants, according to a report by the Echo, after insisting that his next contract would not be influenced by the financial package on offer.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was keen to keep his compatriot at the club, but didn’t hesitate in moving to sign a replacement when he secured a deal worth almost £40m to bring Brazilian Fabinho in from AS Monaco.

RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita will also soon arrive at the club when his move is completed on 1st July.

Gerrard set to hand Flanagan chance


Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is set to hand Jon Flanagan a chance to resurrect his career.

That is according to a report by The Daily Record, in which they claim that the defender will be offered a contract at Ibrox as Gerrard looks to make additions to the squad he inherited.

Flanagan is available on a free transfer following his release by Liverpool and he was part of the team which came agonisingly close to landing the Premier League title back in 2013/14.

Gerrard was captain of that side, so he knows his fellow Scouser well, and is said to believe that he can help the twenty-five year old get his flagging career back on the right path.

Flanagan was handed a year long community order back in January after being charged with assaulting his girlfriend and was subsequently loaned out to Bolton Wanderers.

He did not do enough in his spell at the Championship club to convince manager Jurgen Klopp to hand him a reprieve and was later told that he would be leaving Anfield.

He has been capped once by England and was on standby for a place in the squad during the 2014 World Cup, but has not been called up since.

Reds eye Pavlenka move


Liverpool are considering making a bid for Werder Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka.

That is according to an article in German publication Sport Bild, who are claiming that the Czech Republic international has emerged as the latest target for Jurgen Klopp.

The German is eager to bring in a new goalkeeper this Summer after seeing Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet continue to falter between the sticks over the past two seasons.

He has been linked with bids for a host of different stoppers, with AS Roma’s Brazil international Alisson Becker and Atletico Madrid number one Jan Oblak believed to be his prime targets.

But those two have so far been priced out of moves by their clubs and that has seen Klopp linked with other, cheaper and less reputable options, and Pavlenka is the latest name to be mentioned with regards to a move to Anfield.

He only arrived at the Bundesliga club last year in a £2m deal from Sparta Prague and went on to make the number one spot his own, playing in every league game.

Pavlenka has made six appearances for his country since being first capped two years ago.

Liverpool linked with move for Mexico star


Liverpool are considering making a move to sign Mexico star Hirving Lozano, according to Goal.

The winger took the World Cup by storm at the weekend by scoring the winning goal for his country against tournament favourites and holders Germany.

And his national coach Juan Carlos Osorio has backed the PSV Eindhoven attacker to make an impact in the Premier League next season should he make the move to England.

“I think Hirving, since he moved to PSV Eindhoven, I think he has made the next step up.” he told Sky Sports News.

“He’s an unbelievable prospect.

“His pace, his ability to take people on makes me believe that he is a player that will go very far, hopefully he can show that in the next game.

“I just think that whoever takes a chance on him will do well.

“His pace and again his ability to take people on, he can play in any league and any place.

“I think he will be able to – and he has the tools to play – in the Premier League.” he finished.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is on the look out for attacking reinforcements next season as he aims to add more depth and quality to his squad for a title challenge.

New Arsenal manager Unai Emery is also said to be keen on bringing the twenty-two year old to England, however, so there will be competition should Klopp make a bid.

Klopp set to loan out several youngsters


Liverpool are set to allow several young players to leave on loan.

Manager Jurgen Klopp is prepared to let the likes of Ryan Kent, Sheyi Ojo, Allan Rodrigues de Souza, Taiwo Awoniyi and Pedro Chirivella make temporary exits this Summer.

That is according to a report by Goal, who are reporting that the young quintet will be heading out to gain experience elsewhere in the coming campaign.

Winger Kent is said to be of interest to a number of clubs, with Championship side Leeds United and Steven Gerrard’s Rangers leading the chase to land his signature.

Ojo, another winger, is being chased by a host of Championship sides, with relegated Stoke City heading the queue of clubs hoping to secure a loan move. Aston Villa, Birmingham City and Derby County are also keen on him.

Brazilian midfielder Allan Rodrigues de Souza, who is recovering from a shoulder injury, is attracting interest from clubs in Germany, France, Portugal and Holland. He has not been granted a UK work permit as yet and will need to keep playing abroad.

Another player in that same position in Awoniyi, who had a successful spell with Belgian club Mouscron last season. He found the net ten times for the Jupiler League club during his time with them and that has seen heavyweights Anderlecht and Club Brugge show interest in taking him on loan next season.

It is unclear where Chirivella will be heading, but there is likely to be interest in the young Spaniard.