Liverpool legend-turned-pundit Jamie Carragher believes the Reds have probably the strongest squad in a long time. The Merseyside giants showed plenty of promise last term after they made all the way to the Champions League final, where they eventually lost to reigning champions Real Madrid.
Since then, Jurgen Klopp has spent nearly £200m to bolster the ranks with Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson and Carragher feels the team have a good chance of ending their long title drought, he told TalkSPORT: “It does look like a really top-end squad at the moment. Possibly as good as anything I was involved in and I was at Liverpool for 17 years. The squad that they have now and the strength they’re looking to gain is as good as anything I played in.”
Liverpool veteran James Milner could be looking to hang up his boots soon as he weights up alternatives post active football. Others like Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard have recently kick-started their managerial careers but Milner says he is yet to decide what to do next.
The star has enjoyed an illustrious career but he believes he could yet go another four years despite being 32 years old already. While no decision has been reached regarding his long term stay at Anfield, he admits that it’s time he kept his options open.
Former Liverpool centre back Martin Skrtel has sent his congratulations following the recent move of striker Cenk Tosun from Besiktas to Everton. The former Premier League star with almost a decade experience for the Reds, wished the Turkey international well as he moved from the Turkish Super Lig to the Premier League.
Skrtel opines that Tosun would be playing in “the best league in the world.” He feels Tosun proved his worth and ability in Turkey so he can excel as well in England. On the Merseyside derbies, Skrtel – who apparently still passionate about Liverpool – said Tosun would face the wrath of Anfield during the derbies. He promised to follow the forward’s performances in the Premier League. (more…)
Liverpool skipper James Milner is happy with the attacking prowess of the team at the moment. However, he feels that the team can switch off the attacking flair and cover up defensively more.
The team has been struggling with managing the balance between attack and defence years after years. They score goals but they also concede so much to cancel or heavily deflate the joy that comes with scoring.
Liverpool defender James Milner said that he is ready for the game against their bitter rival Manchester United. He said that this is an important game in the season and that the players will all be motivated for this.
He said that ever since he has joined Liverpool, he has discovered how this game is important for Liverpool fans and that it is important for them to get a good result.
Liverpool are set to host Arsenal at Anfield early in the season.
The Premier League giants would clash in week 3 after both having eventful starts to the new term. Arsenal overturned a deficit to post a hard fought win against Leicester City in the season opener but stumbled against Stoke City. Liverpool, at their end, played a 3-3 draw against Watford and then fought hard to get a 1-0 win in their second game.
Arsene Wenger would be on the focal point, after a slow start to the new campaign. The Frenchman insisted on keeping the bulk of his top players and even added more, including record signing Alexandre Lacazette. After 13 years of disappointment, the fans want a serious challenge for the title if they don’t eventually clinch it. Starting this way is not a good show of what’s to come.
Former Hull player Andrew Robertson and impressive youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold are likely to start in wingback. There’s Joe Gomez incase Arnold does not beat his fitness concerns. (more…)
Liverpool star James Milner is impressed with the display of new player Mohammed Salah.
The Egypt international joined for almost £40 million this summer and scored in his first appearance on Friday. Salah got the equalizer in the 1-1 draw against Wigan at the DW Stadium.
Jurgen Klopp broke the Reds transfer record for the player when he joined in from AS Roma. He joined the training last week where Milner has seen him play upclose.
“He’s a top player, he’s shown that in the little time that he’s been here and I’ve seen it playing up close also. He’s a great addition to the squad and it was nice for him to get off the mark as well,” Milner said. (more…)
Ray Wilkins opines that Premier League side Liverpool must buy players if they want to remain competitive next term.
He advised manager Jurgen Klopp to get talented players that fit right into their roles ahead of their Champions League show next term.
Alberto Moreno started in left back role but after poor performances, he was dropped and James Milner took over. Wilkins said Milner did well in an unfamiliar role but asked that the star be returned to the wide role or the midfield.
Wilkins says the player must be replaced is Liverpol want to perform well in the league and on the continent. (more…)
James Milner remains hopeful that Liverpool will be able to qualify for the Champions League, as destiny remains in their hands.
After struggling for form in January and February, the club are once again back on track in terms of wins. Even though they have dropped out of the title race as a result of that poor form, it would still be seen as a successful campaign if the club can qualify for the Champions League next season. Liverpool are bidding to return to the Premier European competition for the first time in three seasons. This would be extremely crucial for the club in the long run, as it would help them attract the best players from across Europe.
Liverpool have been able to extend their unbeaten run to 6 league games, but they have managed only three wins last five matches. (more…)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he never has any fear about James Milner not converting penalty kicks even though he looks away each time.
The German coach looked away, as expected, when the right back stood up to take the kick in the last game against Manchester United.
The experienced midfielder, who switched roles excellently this term, is yet to lose a penalty kick this term. His five goals in the Premier League this campaign have been from spot kicks and he has not faltered.
“Did I watch the penalty shoot-out at Wembley? Probably not. I don’t look at Penalties too often. I would say that in general I’m not superstitious but when we shoot the penalties it probably says something completely different,” Klopp said of Reds loss to the Red Devils in the last EFL Cup final.
“With Milly, it’s no problem. I don’t need to watch, I just enjoy the noise after he has scored. All good,” Klopp added. (more…)