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Liverpool is still a strong team despite Van Dijk’s absence

Van Dijk’s injury seemed to push Liverpool into the abyss, but “The Kop” showed strength at the most difficult moment. Nearly 2 months since Virgil van Dijk suffered a ligament injury, Liverpool did not know the smell of failure in the Premier League and won a ticket to continue in the Champions League one round early.

The injury of the Dutch midfielder is finally an opportunity for coach Klopp to explore the potential of all the personnel he has in hand. Liverpool is still very strong despite the absence of what seems to be the most important factor.

Liverpool did not lose in the Premier League since Van Dijk was injured

The moment of Van Dijk’s injury can be seen as the bottom of Liverpool this season. Previously, “The Kop” lost to Aston Villa 2-7 on the day Van Dijk failed in the ability to command the defense. When he met Everton flying high with James Rodriguez in the next round, Van Dijk played 11 minutes before leaving the field after a collision with goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Things got worse for Liverpool then when Joe Gomez, Fabinho, and Joel Matip were injured respectively. Liverpool was forced to patch up when they had to use both Nathaniel Philipps, the second-team midfielder costing £ 800,000, and Rhys Williams, a player born in 2001.

Fabinho is playing the role of the leader of the Liverpool defense

In 11 Champions League and Premier League matches that Van Dijk did not play, coach Klopp used seven ways to arrange a rotation according to the personnel he had, only in the midfield pair.

Liverpool did not lose in the Premier League since Van Dijk was injured

Fabinho – Gomez, and Fabinho – Matip received the most confidence when used by the German army in six matches. Two young midfielders Rhys Williams and Nathan Philipps each had two main matches.

Liverpool lost one of these (0-2 against Atalanta in the Champions League), the other won 8 and drew 2. Now “The Kop” is second in the Premier League, equal to Tottenham’s point but lost the difference and entered the round knock-out Champions League one round early.

It was an achievement that was not easy to imagine at the time Van Dijk was injured. The majority of professionals at the time two months ago cleverly said that “The Kop” would decline due to the absence of Van Dijk.

No disaster occurred at Anfield. Fabinho, Matip, Gomez are still playing full-blown at the center of “The Kop” defense. Liverpool may not be as invincible as most of last season but never fell into a deep hole without Van Dijk.

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The uncompromising match between Liverpool and Atalanta

Liverpool will welcome Atalanta at home in the match in the second leg of the Champions League group stage, which will take place at 3:00 p.m. on November 26.

Liverpool will welcome Atalanta at Anfield’s home ground in the match in the second leg of the Champions League group stage. A victory will help The Kop go straight to the next round and the goal of coach Jurgen Klopp will be to win all 3 points.

Rarely is a team that has both achieved good results in the domestic arena and flourished in the Champions League like Liverpool. Coach Jurgen Klopp’s army is in very impressive form with a series of 8 consecutive unbeaten games despite having suffered great losses in terms of force with injuries from pillars like Van Dijk, Gomez, or Arnold.

Liverpool are in good form despite the injuries of the important strikers

In the encounter in the first leg, Liverpool, despite not having the best team, easily defeated Atalanta 5-0 at home. This is also the 3rd consecutive clean sheet victory of The Kop in the Champions League this season.

A victory in the upcoming match will not only help coach Jurgen Klopp’s team win tickets to the next round but also help this team rush their Champions League record of 4 consecutive wins since March 2009.

On the other side of the front line, Atalanta’s performance at present is not impressive, Coach Gasperini’s army has only won 1 victory in the last 5 matches.

Atalanta are showing a declining form

La Dea is currently ranked 3rd in Group D with 4 points after the first 3 matches and this team will face the risk of being eliminated from the group stage if it cannot win a good result against the home team.

The upcoming match promises to be extremely dramatic and attractive when both teams are in desperate need of a victory. Although playing at home, however, with a patchy squad, Liverpool will have to be wary of Atalanta because this team has been cornered and will be strong in the next match.

Liverpool will play in the Champions League on Wednesday night against Atalanta before being forced to play against Brighton on Saturday in the Premier League’s noon (local time) match. The dense schedule has put The Kop’s forces in a difficult situation.

Klopp’s side lacked many key players due to injury and Liverpool suffered another loss on Sunday after Naby Keita was forced out in a 3-0 win over Leicester City. Klopp thinks the schedule is being manipulated by television stations.

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Liverpool is suffering the defense crisis

Liverpool are more miserable with the crisis of forces in the defense caused by the injury, the latest victim is Joe Gomez.

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez is concerned about his absence for the remainder of the season as well as next summer’s Euro final after suffering a serious knee injury during England’s training session.

According to the Daily Mail, Gomez was injured in his final training session with England ahead of tonight’s friendly match against Ireland and the news is like a blow for coach Jurgen Klopp.

Joe Gomez has just suffered an injury

The initial concerns were that even if Gomez fought to return this season, he would still be unlikely to make it to the European Championship. Be aware that the Liverpool midfielder missed the 2018 World Cup because of an injury.

With Gomez added, Liverpool plunged into a serious defensive crisis with Virgil van Dijk absent for the remainder of the season with a knee injury, Trent Alexander-Arnold sidelined for four weeks with calf strain and Fabinho – the person being put on fire as a center-back – is still not sure whether to return after having a thigh problem.

Gomez is undoubtedly a key part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans in the coming months due to Van Dijk’s injury following a dreadful clash with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

How many midfielders have Liverpool left after losing Van Dijk and Gomez?

Liverpool are in crisis at center-back after Joe Gomez followed Virgil van Dijk’s footsteps with a serious injury. Liverpool constantly suffered heavy losses in defense, the latest being Joe Gomez with serious knee damage, leading to the risk of leaving the game until the end of the season.

Gomez maintained good form during Van Dijk’s absence. But now he and Van Dijk, the defensive duo contributing to their first championship in 30 years, are in the treatment room.

Liverpool lost more Joe Gomez due to injury

And yet, the absentee list also included Fabinho and Trent Alexander-Arnold, who had to take a month off game due to calf injury. Thus, Joel Matip is currently Liverpool’s only official midfielder. This forced coach Klopp to resort to young players such as Nat Phillips, Rhys Williams, Sepp van den Berg.

In the match against Midtjylland, Williams replaced the injured Fabinho. Then, it was Phillips to pair up with Gomez in a 2-1 win over West Ham. Entering the Champions League, Klopp placed Williams again in the center of defense.

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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.