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Carragher – Liverpool need a center-back to defend PL title
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Carragher – Liverpool need a center-back to defend PL title

Former Liverpool center-back Jamie Carragher has claimed that the Reds' chances of defending their Premier League title are dependent on the acquisition of a center-back by Jurgen Klopp this month. The January window is now open and Liverpool have the chance of signing replacements for the likes of Vigil van Dijk and Joe Gomez who are out of action due to long-term injuries. The injured duo may not return to action until late in the ongoing season and this could play a part in Liverpool's failure to defend their Premier League title if it's eventually the case. In a chat with Sky Sports after the 1 nil Premier League loss to Southampton on Monday night, Carragher said: “I can’t see Liverpool winning the league if they don’t buy a center-back” The likes of Jordan Henderson and F...
Saints on point as Reds falter and lose ground in title defence
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Saints on point as Reds falter and lose ground in title defence

Liverpool will get it tough this season and must take the tough route to defend their Premier League title. This is no secret after they succumbed to a 1 nil defeat to Southampton in the Premier League on Monday night. This is also the case as the likes of Manchester United, Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester City are hot on their heels in the race for the 2020/21 Premier League title. The Reds still top the table but will go down if notable contenders like Manchester United and Manchester City win their outstanding games. The Red Devils have a game in hand while the Citizens have two. Liverpool's woes were compounded by an early strike by Danny Ings, and this result is coming after two consecutive draws against the likes of West Brom and Newcastle. The ended 2020 o...
Anfield – The bane of visiting teams in the Premier League
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Anfield – The bane of visiting teams in the Premier League

Liverpool are not leaving anything to chance in their quest to defend the Premier League title and are doing themselves a lot of good by making Anfield the major fortress in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp's men have been phenomenal at home in the Premier League even in the absence of fans and it would seem foolhardy for anyone to bet against them in a Premier League home game presently. Liverpool are tied on points at the top with Tottenham Hotspur on 24 points after they thrashed Wolves 4 nil at Anfield on Sunday night and sit second in the Premier League. The Reds have continued their incredible domestic form in the Premier League despite the injuries to some key players in the team in recent times. READ: Maldini – Ibrahimovic is on the same level as Van Basten Anfield i...
Klopp and Carragher clash due to no replacement for Van Dijk
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Klopp and Carragher clash due to no replacement for Van Dijk

It's a no-brainer that Virgil Van Dijk is a big loss for Liverpool after he sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the Merseyside derby in the Premier League on Saturday which ended in a 2 all draw. The incident has resulted in a clash between Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and former Reds defender Jamie Carragher, with emphasis on the club's transfer business this summer. Liverpool legend Carragher questioned whether the club should have signed a defensive cover for the injured Dutchman in the course of a chat with Sky Sports on Monday. "Dejan Lovren went and they didn't replace him so they only have three center-backs and one of those, Joel Matip, is always injured," "There are question marks now about Joe Gomez. So there is no doubt that Liverpool had to go big in the tra...
Liverpool must splash cash to defend Premier League title
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Liverpool must splash cash to defend Premier League title

The 2020/21 Premier League season kicks off this weekend and all eyes will be on defending champions Liverpool, as they'll be hell-bent on mounting a successful title defense. The Reds were exceptional last season and were unbeaten for most parts until the league title was almost as good as won. Jurgen Klopp and his men had very little worries in various areas of the pitch last season as players put in the required efforts including those on the bench when occasionally called upon. They took the best of the best last season to the cleaners and the points gap between first and second on the 2019/20 log is a proof and tells the full story of how brilliant they were in a season where they were heads and shoulders above their rivals. I agree that they were the best team in England ...
Klopp argues how COVID-19 aided Bayern’s UCL triumph
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Klopp argues how COVID-19 aided Bayern’s UCL triumph

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has argued that the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to Bayern Munich's triumph in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League competition. The Bundesliga giants emerged victoriously over Ligue 1 giants Paris-Saint Germain in a very tight final encounter with Kingsley Coman scoring the only goal of the game and eventual winner with a header before the hour mark. The victory ensured that the Bavarian giants ended the season with a 21-match winning streak that began in mid-February. The coach of the side, Hansi Flick has been heaped with praises for his significant impact after coming in to replace Niko Kovac. However, in an interview with ZDF, Klopp who previously managed Bayern's rivals Borussia Dortmund congratulated the club but suggested that they got a little lu...
Klopp plans to take a year off after Liverpool contract
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Klopp plans to take a year off after Liverpool contract

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he plans to leave Liverpool and take a year off. The German has helped the Reds to UEFA Champions League and Premier League title triumphs in the last two years and will exit the club on the expiration of his current contract. Klopp has a contract with Liverpool until 2024 after he received an extension last December. It remains to be seen if it will be his final contract in football as he didn't rule out not returning to the game after his time at Anfield ends. In a recent chat with SportBuzzer, after being asked about his plans after 2024, he replied: “I'll take a year off and ask myself if I miss football. If I say no, then that will be the end of coach Jurgen Klopp. “If one day I am no longer a coach, there is one thing I will not ...
Klopp expects a four-team Premier League title race next season
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Klopp expects a four-team Premier League title race next season

Jurgen Klopp thinks that the dominance of Liverpool and Manchester City in the Premier League will face a challenge from the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea as both sides are improving. Liverpool were in control for much of the season before eventually winning the title and ending a 30-year wait with as much as 7 games to spare, and 23 points above second-placed Manchester City who lost to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last week. This was preceded by City's Premier League title triumph record two years ago with 100 points, and the Reds are in a good position to challenge the points record. A year later, the title race went to the wire between the two sides with the Citizens emerging victoriously by a point, while others languished 25 points behind. Liverpool face Manchester...
Alisson forever grateful to Klopp, sets sight on more laurels
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Alisson forever grateful to Klopp, sets sight on more laurels

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson is pleased with the club's Premier League and UEFA Champions League triumphs but is eager to win more in the future. According to the Brazil international, he'll forever remain grateful to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp for handing him the chance to become an Anfield Legend and to continue in the chase for more laurels. Alisson has established himself as a favorite amongst Reds fans at Anfield since joining in 2018, playing a vital part in the club's recent major successes domestically and in Europe. All eyes were on the Brazilian goalie when he joined from Roma in a world-record transfer for a goalkeeper at the time, worth £65 million. However, he has proven himself worthy of the price tag with his consistent performances under Jurgen Klopp. READ: Ang...
Klopp has kept his promise to restore Liverpool’s glory days
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Klopp has kept his promise to restore Liverpool’s glory days

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has carved a niche for himself as the man who ended the club's Premier League title drought. He had been putting measures in place to ensure this was the case over the years after his appointment in October 2015. Liverpool contracted the German from former club Borussia Dortmund to replace Brendan Rodgers and this decision has proved to be a masterstroke going by the club's achievements in recent years. They've now won the Premier League for the 2019/20 football season and this was preceded by a UEFA Champions League triumph in the 2018/19 season, UEFA Supercup triumph, and FIFA Club World Cup triumph. The Reds are the best team in England and this cannot be argued. Jurgen Klopp has transformed Liverpool and has returned them to their former glory days....