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Liverpool has its first rookie this summer

Liverpool confirmed the successful recruitment of wing-back Tsimikas from Olympiacos, a team playing in the Greek National Championship.

According to Goal, Liverpool spent 11.75 million pounds for the signature of Tsimikas. The 24-year-old defender will sign a five-year contract with the defending Premier League champions. He was given the shirt 21, the old shirt number of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain or previously Lucas Leiva.

Liverpool’s rookie also has his first statement when he comes to the new team. Immediately, Tsimikas expressed ambition as coach Klopp mentioned.

In the 2019/20 season, Tsimikas made 46 appearances for Olympiacos and scored 7 goals. He is rated by Whoscored for his ability to dribble, pass and tack well. If you want to win the main kick in Liverpool, Tsimikas must overcome Andy Robertson, who has 12 assists in the Premier League this season. The Premier League champions on August 10 announced the rookie Greek left-back Kostas Tsimikas.

Tsimikas signed a long term contract after passing the medical examination. Liverpool will pay a transfer fee of 15 million USD for Olympiakos, the most successful team in Greek history with 45 national championships.

Tsimikas played 86 matches for Olympiakos and three games for the Greek team. The 24-year-old left-back will be a backup plan for Andy Robertson.

Tsimikas is a cheap rookie for Liverpool

Tsimikas is Liverpool’s first rookie in the summer 2020 transfer window. In the opposite direction, the Premier League champion has freed goalkeeper Andy Lonergan, midfielder Adam Lallana, and defender Dejan Lovren.

Former Liverpool midfielder John Barnes predicts that the new Premier League champion will not buy superstars this summer. Klopp was advised not to spend hundreds of millions of pounds on players.

Barnes, who played for Liverpool for 10 years from 1987 to 1997, once advised Klopp not to buy more stars, because that could ruin the team of Liverpool now. After the end of the 2019-2020 season, Klopp also confirmed that the home team will be silent on the transfer market and only take action if any talented player wants to leave.

One of the players Liverpool’s eyes are on is Bayern Munich midfielder, Thiago Alcantara. Barnes thinks that the Spanish player will be suitable for Klopp, but Liverpool does not have to be recruited.

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Why would Liverpool not join in the summer football transfer?

Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool have their own reasons to stay out of this summer’s transfer.

It will not be easy for neutral football fans to understand this, but Liverpool has a good reason not to need to spend any money in this year’s transfer. They are the defending champions of the Premier League, the defending champions of Europe, and the rest of the world, but does Liverpool really need additional forces?

Admittedly, there is always a part of Liverpool fans, even a small part, think that Jugen Klopp must bring in new signings. But before the media, the German strategist knew how to protect his cautious bosses. They are cautious of course for a reason. Remember that before Van Dijk, Salah or Mane, Liverpool also played with Andy Caroll, Rickie Lambert, or Christian Benteke.

Of course, no coach does not want to increase the strength of his team, especially the clubs with great ambitions. So was Jurgen Klopp, and Liverpool’s scouting system had noticed a few notable names. After the departure of Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, and possibly Xherdan Shaqiri, the port city team squad will be slightly thinned. But there is no guarantee that Klopp will spend money in this transfer window to buy more players, even if they are in a powerful position.

Does Liverpool really need to buy more strikers to replace Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovre?

In Liverpool, the financial stability and transfer budget are based largely on revenue from ticket sales. The Covid-19 pandemic caused the Champions League to be postponed, the audience to go to the pitch, the advertising contracts were reduced, and so Liverpool lost several million pounds per game.

At this point, we still don’t know how the 2020-2021 Champions League will take place and where it will be held. Therefore, the participating teams, including Liverpool, do not know which sources they will profit from. All previous financial reviews are now turned into predictions.

With recent successes, they have the right to be patient in the transfer market. Every rookie coming to Anfield will have to meet the conditions to not ruin what Liverpool has built since the team rebuilding plan began five years ago.

Of course, old people in an old system will face many risks from rivals. But the above reasons are enough to make Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool not join in the summer football transfer, and they are completely reasonable to do so.

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5 champions of Europe’s top 5 leagues in the 2019/20 season

After Juventus was crowned in Serie A, the 5 champions of the top 5 football leagues in Europe of the 2019/20 season were revealed.

Although Serie A still has 2 more rounds to finish, 5 champions of the top league have revealed after July 26 ended. The first team to win the championship was PSG when Ligue 1 organizers decided to end the tournament in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

5 champions of Europe’s top 5 leagues in the 2019/20 season

If there is a kick to the last 11 rounds, the championship is hard to miss from Mbappe and his teammates. By the time the tournament was halted, PSG had won 68 points and 12 points more than the second-ranked team, Marseille, despite playing one match less. Therefore, the championship of the Paris team is also not controversial.

This is the 7th Ligue 1 championship in the last 8 seasons of PSG. The closest team standing on top of France and not PSG was Monaco in the 2016/17 season.

Of the remaining four tournaments, the Bundesliga is the restarting game after Covid-19, the earliest and also the earliest curtain. The championship belongs to Bayern Munich with 82 points after 34 rounds, up to 13 points ahead of the second team, and “Gray Lobster” with 100 goals in the Bundesliga this season.

An extremely convincing championship of the Alianz Arena team although they started the season not very smoothly. This is the 30th league title in the history of Bayern Munich and they have done this in the last 8 seasons.

However, their performance has not been as impressive as Juventus. The Turin team has ninth consecutive crown in Serie A, a feat that no team in the top 5 leagues in Europe can do. Sarri’s teachers and students should have ascended the throne from the previous round, but the loss to Udinese caused Ronaldo and his teammates to wait for another round.

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MU is about to lose another 9 million pounds for Bruno Fernandes

The contract of the Portuguese midfielder has many terms that make the United have to spend more money. According to A Bola, Man United will have to pay an additional £ 4.5 million for Sporting Lisbon after Bruno Fernandes has reached the 20-goal mark.

Bruno Fernandes is an important factor in the MU team

MU will also have to pay an additional £ 4.5 million for Sporting if they win tickets to the Champions League next season. Even, the total transfer fee of Bruno can be up to 67 million if he won the Premier League championship and the Golden Ball title in the MU shirt.

After 36 rounds in the Premier League 2019/20, MU is ranked 5th with 62 points, equal to Leicester but played less than 1 match. Therefore, if you win the reception of West Ham, the coach and coach Ole Solskjaer will occupy the 4th position in the rankings.

Bruno moved to United from Sporting in January 2020 with a £ 42 million contract. In Old Trafford’s jersey, he scored 9 goals and 8 assists after 18 appearances in all competitions.

After a long time of sublimation, MU returned to the ground when drawing Southampton with the harsh reality. It is they were not good enough to enter the top 4 and win tickets to the Champions League.

With 11 unbeaten matches including 7 victories, MU is the team with the best performance in the Premier League since the beginning of February. But that is not enough to help “Reds” into the top 4 in the Premier League race.

That is a big paradox for the Old Trafford team. Performance on the field and the newspaper turned “Red Devils” into the world’s strongest club, but in fact, they will have to play in the Europa League next season if they maintain their current position.

The key to the success of MU’s last time was Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese midfielder arrived and immediately made a difference with his superior expertise and leadership.

He set a number of records, surpassing even the best legends in history such as Cantona, Van Nistelrooy, Rooney, Ronaldo, and won the title of “Player of the Month” of the Premier League for 2 consecutive months. Before and after Fernandes, MU are two completely different teams.

The paradox lies here. Because of MU’s impression of having Fernandes too big, the fans (or the MU players themselves) seem to forget how “the Red Devils” had the first half of the season disappointed.

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Arsenal desires to break the record score in the English Premier League

Liverpool has to straighten all three matches, starting with a trip to the Emirates Stadium, to reach a record 102 points in the Premier League.

Fans argue that Arsenal’s biggest success this season is … Liverpool missed the unbeaten series throughout the season. February 29 only appeared once every four years, but it was Liverpool’s tragic defeat in Watford. The result could not rob Jurgen Klopp’s English Premier League title, but it was a rift that led to their downfall in other arenas.

Of course, the Anfield club is full of hope of breaking the record score in the English Premier League. However, the club has to defeat Watford, Chelsea, and Atletico, Liverpool was no longer motivated.

Klopp’s teachers and students have won three, drawn two, and lost one of the six matches since the Premier League returned. Their performance is worse than both Man Utd and Wolverhampton, only equal to Burnley with Tottenham.

Liverpool also received a cold water drop when losing to City 0-4, in the first match since the coronation. The new champion has just won host Brighton 3-1, ending a series of five matches without scoring any goals on the away field.

Liverpool’s form gives Arsenal the confidence to win, even though the strength of the “Gunners” is not equal. The defeat at Derby North London against Tottenham led Arsenal further away from the top six.

However, Mikel Arteta’s teachers still have a chance to attend the Europa League if they win the FA Cup. Just three days after welcoming Liverpool in the Premier League, Arsenal traveled to Wembley to meet Man City in the FA Cup semi-final. Arteta thinks that the “Gunners” will be exhausted in both games.

Arteta wants his students to do their best through every match

With a density of three days a game, Arteta had to consider the contingency plans. But, putting Sead Kolasinac in the center-back position is not effective. The Bosnian & Herzegovina defender made a mistake that led to the first goal of the match against Tottenham.

Arteta also used Nicholas Pepe instead of young talent Bukayo Saka in the previous match. But in the 71 minutes on the pitch, Pepe did not create any passes for the team to finish.

The closest clash between the two teams ended with a score of 5-5, at the League Cup on October 30. With Liverpool’s poor form away from home and Arsenal’s acupuncture defense, fans can look forward to another goal party.

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Son Heung-min and Lloris scuffle in front of Mourinho

Son Heung-min, the South Korean striker, and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris had a clash in welcoming Everton in the 33rd round of the Premier League, which took place early on July 7.

The incident occurs after the first half is closed. While Son Heung-min was walking towards the tunnel, Hugo Lloris ran after him and kept shouting at the Korean team. Son also turned around and expressed his attitude. Without the intervention of Lo Celso, Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko, Tottenham’s duo of pillars are likely to take place.

Son showed his attitude after being criticized by the captain

The situation took place right before the eyes of coach Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese military man kept his cool face before entering the tunnel. Some sources claim that Lloris was angry at Son because the Korean star didn’t follow the captain’s instructions in the first half.

Son Heung-min after the scuffle still played in the second half. However, the Korean player was coached by Mourinho to withdraw early enough to make room for young talent Steven Bergwijn.

This season, Tottenham played unsuccessfully, but constantly attracted attention with scandals related to the players. Previously, Eric Dier made the media stir up the action to climb the stands, beating the fans for criticism after losing to Norwich in the FA Cup in March.

Coach Mourinho had to come out to explain and protect the student. However, the two incidents mentioned above made Totteham increasingly lose points in the eyes of fans.

Lloris explained the incident with Son Heung-min

The incident occurred when the first half of Tottenham and Everton ended. Son was headed for the tunnel, Lloris followed and shouted at his teammates. The Korean football star turned around, showing an attitude toward Lloris. If the team does not stop, the situation on the pitch may be worse.

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Man City won over Liverpool with the most optimal squad

Using the strongest squad, the new Liverpool king still lost to Man City 0-4, in the round of 32 Premier League night 2/7.

Goals: De Bruyne pen 25 ‘, Sterling 35’, 66 ‘, Foden 45’

Man City lined up two rows to welcome the new Liverpool king into the Etihad lawn, only to bury them mercilessly. Coach Jurgen Klopp clearly wants Liverpool towards the score record, when using the optimal squad.

Man City made Liverpool lose their second match this season

Man City’s attack is fired on each other, thanks to the certainty in the defense. Benjamin Mendy or Rodri are clearly making progress. Failure may not affect Liverpool, only giving City confidence in the Champions League and the upcoming FA Cup.

In fact, Liverpool entered the game better, with Mohamed Salah’s shot hit the post in the 19th minute. During a difficult time, Man City reversed the situation thanks to Sterling’s efforts.

Shielding the ball in the penalty area, Sterling was pulled by Gomez and referee Anthony Taylor did not hesitate to blow a penalty for Man City. Captain De Bruyne did not miss the chance, kicking the goalkeeper Alisson to open the score in the 25th minute.

De Bruyne is still worthy of the Man City conductor

After nine matches without scoring against the previous team, Sterling also fulfilled his wish in the 35th minute. The first belonged to Foden with a breakthrough in the middle and made a favorable slot for Sterling to score. At the end of the first half, it was Foden’s turn to put his name on the scoresheet, after a one-two batter with De Bruyne. In this goal, Robertson was easily surpassed.

Man City kept pace in the second half, and the Liverpool player continued to play like he was in the clouds. 49 minutes, Trent Alexander-Arnold throw a throw directly at Gabriel Jesus.

The Man City striker broke through and definitely forced Alisson to save. Five minutes later, Jordan Henderson put a fine ball in the corner for Mane to face the keeper. But instead of controlling or shooting, Mane jumped to catch the ball.

At the last minute of injury time, Riyad Mahrez broke through quickly and sank into the near corner. The ball hit the edge of the vertical column into the net, but the goal was denied by VAR because the ball touched Sterling earlier.

Liverpool lost their second match this season, following a 3-3 defeat at Watford on February 29. In the remaining six matches, they must win at least 15 points to break Man City’s 100-point record for the 2017-2018 season.

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Man Utd vs Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final

Lower Newcastle 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup on June 28, Man City has the basis to continue hoping to acquire the entire Cup title in the 2019-2020 season.

* Goals: De Bruyne (pen) 37 ‘, Sterling 68’.

Man City could not defend the throne in the English Premier League, but soon won the League Cup. The FA Cup, along with the Champions League, are playgrounds they have the opportunity to crown as this season. Therefore, coach Pep Guardiola put in the optimal team on the trip to St James’ Park.

The difference in force between the two teams created a one-sided posture during 90 minutes.

Coach Steve Bruce first gave the opportunity to start striker Andy Carroll, hoping the physical strength of the English striker will help Newcastle. But in a game where the host only held the ball 18% in the first half, Carroll’s slow made Newcastle unable to counterattack.

Man City leisurely kicked to the end of 15 times in the first 45 minutes. After Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling missed clear opportunities, Kevin De Bruyne made his mark on his 29th birthday. The Belgian midfielder opened the scoring in the 37th minute from the 11-point mark, after Gabriel Jesus was pushed by Fabian Schar. fell within the penalty area.

The match was not much different in the second half. Man City continued to overwhelm and got the second table, after Sterling’s curling effort in the 68th minute. Newcastle’s efforts only helped them create the only dangerous opportunity, but Dwight Gayle – striker came on for Carroll – missed after a pass by Saint-Maximin.

Winning easy Newcastle 2-0, Man City went one step on the journey to defend the championship. They will meet Arsenal in the semi-finals. Three years ago, Pep Guardiola’s teachers and students lost to Arsenal in this round of the tournament.

Man Utd vs Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final

The draw brings Man City to Arsenal again, while Man Utd meets Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final 2019-2020 season.

The draw was carried out by the English Football Association (FA) on the evening of June 28, after the quarter-final where Chelsea beat Leicester City 1-0.

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Many injured players on the Premier League return

Three players had to leave the pitch with a stretcher in the match against City 3-0 against Arsenal in the round of compensation in the 28 Premier League on June 17.

Concerns about the state of the players, after playing for too long, became a reality at Etihad yesterday. In the first 24 minutes, Arsenal had to replace two because of injury. Midfielder Granit Xhaka left the field after eight minutes for ankle pain. 15 minutes later, midfielder Pablo Mari was unable to play after the collision with Kyle Walker.

The replacement for Mari, David Luiz, changed the course of the match with a series of mistakes. After making a mistake in the first goal, Luiz penalized and was sent off in the second half. Arsenal played with 10 people for most of the half and accepted to lose 0-3.

Man City must also end the match with 10 people, but not for a penalty card. After replacing five people with Arsenal to ensure the fitness of the player, the home team suffered losses at the end of the match.

Center-back Eric Garcia collided with goalkeeper Ederson as they both tried to stop the ball. Ederson’s rush made Garcia unconscious, using a ventilator before being rushed to the hospital. Earlier, the Spanish midfielder was given a 10-minute first aid on the field, in the anxiety of many teammates.

The Premier League is expected to end on July 18. With an average of two matches a week playing from now to the end of the season, the risk of injury is ever higher.

Thiago Silva agreed to reduce his salary to go to the Premier League

PSG center-back Thiago Silva is determined not to go to the Premier League to make money – a positive signal for the interested clubs like Arsenal, Tottenham or Everton.

The Telegraph said that Silva is willing to reduce a large amount compared to the salary of $ 440,000 a week currently enjoying at PSG.

Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton are the top three candidates in the signature hunt for Silva. Each club has its own strengths. Tottenham owner Jose Mourinho, Everton are revived under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti, while Arsenal can guarantee a starting kick.

The contract between PSG and Silva will expire at the end of June. PSG does not agree to the extension due to not wanting to keep a 35-year-old player. Silva will play for Ligue 1 champion when the Champions League returns in August.

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The football transfer bombs that may explode this summer

Despite the impact of the disease, the European football transfer market is still going on.

Alvaro Morata

Alvaro Morata is playing for Atletico Madrid on loan from Chelsea. Former Real striker will be bought by Atletico for £ 48.5 million (55 million euros) on July 1, 2020. Morata is an unsuccessful signing of “The Blues”.

Timo Werner

Timo Werner could be the next big deal to explode, after the PSG deal bought Mauro Icardi for 50 million euros (plus 8 million euros in the side clause) recently.

European media simultaneously reported that Chelsea was about to be signed by Werner for 60 million euros, the fee to release the contract of the German striker. Werder negotiated with Chelsea after not yet receiving an official offer from Liverpool.

Jadon Sancho

The number one goal of MU in the transfer market at this time is Jadon Sancho star of Dortmund. The German team is said to shout the price of the English player up to 115 million euros. However, in the context of the disease, media predicted Sancho could dock at MU for 80-90 million euros.

Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho will continue to be pushed by Barca in the upcoming summer transfer window. The Brazilian has been sought after by many Premier League teams. In the context of the Covid-19 translation, which is causing financial difficulties for the clubs, it is very likely that Barca must accept to sell the player for 65 million euros.

Lautaro Martinez

Last time, Lautaro Martinez has always been the leading name of Barca’s shopping list. Martinez’s current contract with Inter is still valid until 2023. The Milan team has claimed the player will only leave if the € 111 million contract release clause is triggered. Barca could add a few of his players to the deal, so as not to pay too much cash.

Thomas Partey

Thomas Partey is said to have agreed on Arsenal during the transfer window this season. He refused to negotiate a new contract with Atletico Madrid. Partey’s contract release fee for Atletico now is € 50 million.

Donny van de Beek

Last May, CEO Edwin Van der Sar acknowledged that Ajax was ready to part ways with Donny van de Beek in the summer of 2020 if it received a reasonable offer. Real and MU are the two most enthusiastic clubs to recruit Dutch players. The price of Van de Beek is currently around 40-50 million euros.