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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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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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Gloomy forecast on the transfer market of Premier League

Former Liverpool Football Director Damien Comolli believes that only three Premier League teams can spend money during the summer 2020 football transfer.

English football in particular and European football in general in general are heavily influenced by Covid-19. The club damage first is the ticket sales, due to play in an audience field. With the Premier League, if unable to resume the season, 20 clubs can lose more than a billion dollars.

Comolli, 47, French, participated in football activities for the first time as an Arsenal scout. He helped Arsene Wenger discover the Kolo Touré, Emmanuel Eboue and Gael Clichy. Later, when he moved to football director at Tottenham and Liverpool, he continued to help these two clubs recruit many successful contracts such as Luka Modric, Dimitar Berbatov, Luis Suarez and Jordan Henderson.

Lukaku turned away from the Premier League

Striker Romelu Lukaku no longer wants to return to the English Premier League, after spending his first successful season with Inter.

In a Q&A on Twitter on 18/4, when asked about his ability to return to the Premier League, Lukaku replied: “I don’t think so, but I really enjoy playing time for Everton.”

Lukaku played eight years in the Premier League, from 2011 to 2019 for Chelsea, West Brom, Everton and Man Utd. In particular, the most successful four seasons Everton coat. He scored 87 goals in 166 matches for the Merseyside blue shirt team.

Lukaku scored the most goals in the 2017-2018 season: 27 for Man Utd, and scored 15 more in the 2018-2019 season. However, according to coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Belgian striker did not fit the team’s play. This is also the reason why he came to Inter, where he contributed 23 goals in 35 matches in the first season.

Lukaku greatly admires Inter coach, Antonio Conte. In the reverse game AC Milan 4-2, Conte gave excellent instructions during the break that the players respect.

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The kind action of MU and Liverpool when Premier League is postponed

MU and Liverpool took the lead in kind action when the Premier League postponed the end of April because of Covid-19.

Premier League 2019/20 is suspended until April 30

The Covid-19 epidemic is crippling world football as most tournaments have been postponed to ensure public health. Recently, the Premier League organizers have agreed to postpone the tournament until the end of April instead of the April 3 milestone as originally expected. This decision was made after a stakeholder meeting on March 19.

Delaying the tournament for more than a month not only makes fans wait but also creates many other consequences. The easiest are those who make a match. Security, driving, sanitation staff, medical staff of the stadiums in the Premier League are in unemployment. They are usually seasonal workers and only get paid for the matches they take place.

According to a Independent UK investigation, these employees receive only about £ 8.21 per hour of work. With the tournament delayed until April 30, the risk of “starvation” of these employees is great. The same situation is experienced in the United States in the US professional basketball (NBA) teams.

The kind action of the football clubs

The clubs really want to help but cannot afford the cost to seasonal workers. Therefore, the French shadow star Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz) has donated $ 200,000 to the employees of the stadium to cover life during temporarily unemployed.

However, the situation in England is somewhat brighter with nice gestures from the clubs. Independent newspaper survey with 20 clubs currently playing in the Premier League about the ability to pay for the staff of the stadium during the time off because of Covi-19 and obtained very positive results.

Typically, Liverpool, the Anfield home team, still accepts to pay employees for three days of playing at home as expected (March 21, April 12, April 25) despite the fact that it does not take place. Each match will cost about 200,000 to 250,000 pounds per match so the total amount of Liverpool “relief” for the staff falls from 600,000 to 750,000 pounds.

MU also confirmed the same thing when the Old Trafford team wants to reduce financial anxiety for seasonal employees and recognize their important role for the club. However, the prerequisite is that these employees must work for the club for 3 months or more. In addition, Brighton, Crystal Palace, Wolves are also responding to this movement.

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Four Most Successful Clubs in The History of English Football

English football has had a lot of teams that are successful for many years. Certain clubs are very consistent in ensuring that they stay relevant and keep winning trophies regardless of which players they get and which manager is running things.

Here are the four most successful clubs in the history of English football.

4. Chelsea, 24 Trophies

Although Chelsea is a team that has recently started winning titles, they have quite made up for it by having caught up to the highest teams. Chelsea has six league titles and one Champions League title to their name.

However, they have been ever present in European competitions, winning two Cup Winner’s Cup titles as well as two UEFA Cup/Europa League trophies, to require their tally to 24.

3. Arsenal, 30 Trophies

Arsenal is one amongst the highest three clubs in England football that has continuously been at the highest since they were promoted to the primary Division. Though the Gunners are presently nowhere near winning the league, they manage to win an FA Cup every now then.

Arsenal has 13 league titles and FA Cups and 2 European cups, their total trophy count is 30.

2. Manchester United, 42 Trophies

It was not too way back that Manchester United was fighting for the league title every season. Since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, they need floundering about, but that has not stopped them from winning other trophies, more recently being the FA Cup and therefore the Europa League.

Their tally of 20 league titles is that the highest in England and that they are joint first in terms of total trophies won – at 42.

1. Liverpool, 42 Trophies

Liverpool was recently the second within the list, but their Champions League trophy not only puts an end to their title drought but also puts them on par with hated rivals Manchester United in terms of who is that the most successful. Despite the fact that they have only 18 league titles, they have been significantly more successful in Europe, helping them reach 42 trophies overall.

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Liverpool plan to sign Real Madrid’s untouchable next year

Liverpool have plan of an audacious swoop for one of Real Madrid’s best players in the last few years, who is Zinedine Zidane‘s favorite.

After donning their prestigious FIFA Club World Cup badge for three years and over 1000 days on the trot, Real Madrid lost it to Liverpool. Inarguably now, the Reds are the world’s best team and most of it is down to Jurgen Klopp, who is reported by El Desmarque to be eyeing a huge transfer for one of Zinedine Zidane’s first names on the team list.

Casemiro has absolutely been pivotal for the Merengues at the heart of the midfield this season and his presence has led to their winning some crucial matches. The Brazil international has probably not even played any bad game this season, but when he was suspended against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday, it is fair to say that he was missed at the back.

In the Premier League, Liverpool are 11 points ahead of Manchester City with a game in hand and are possibly running away with the title ahead of the Citizens, but Jurgen Klopp is not overconfident about the quality of his team and therefore, according to claims, he will look to move for Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro in the upcoming months.

Klopp presently has Jordan Henderson to employ as a defensive midfielder but despite of playing really well of late, the England international has shown that he can be easily bullied off the ball by a player who is more physical than him. Additional, Henderson is not much of a threat going forward as is Casemiro who does occasionally chip in with the goods.

Zinedine Zidane and Florentino Perez will surely ask Liverpool to look at alternative options, but Casemiro has won every possible accolade with Real Madrid and it may not be surprising if he chooses to head to new beginnings in the upcoming years. Nevertheless, the Whites will slap an exorbitant price tag on him if anyone is interested.