Jurgen Klopp reckons that while silverware is a very important part of the career of any coach, his aim as a coach at Liverpool is to create a pool of players which can go on and achieve success for a very long time and he is working towards that.
Recently Jose Mourinho talked about the fact that Klopp doesn’t have silverware to show off as the coach of Liverpool and silverware is actually what matters in the game. Klopp didn’t dismiss the thoughts of the Portuguese, but he did stress that there are things other than silverware which matter too.
Daniel Agger the former defender Danish has pinpointed some of the moments which ‘changed many things’ in his career – around five years before the time he left Liverpool. The Danish has spent eight years at Anfield, and in his eight years he made 232 appearances total, and with his performances, he became one of the most popular stars of Kop.
But, during his spell at Anfield, his game was interrupted by injury often, and this is the reason that he was forced to take retirement from the game at the 31 just. He said on this it was important to take retirement at this time “The time when I am still ahead”. On the social media, Agger shared one of his picture in which he was seen challenging for a ball during the win of Reds’ 5-0 pre-season over Singapore League Select XI in the year 2009.
James Milner made it to the starting line up at Liverpool against Huddersfield Town last weekend. The former Aston Villa champion has incalculable fans and they got a bit worried about his health. Just days ago during a clash with Manchester City, the midfielder was hurt. However, the medical tests shows that the ex England international had a minor hamstring tear and would soon be fit to hit the ground.
The fearless midfielder has well recovered and sooner than expected. His medications have made him to step-up that would give him an opportunity to play on Saturday against Huddersfield. In order to do so, he will resume complete training with the squad by this week. The former Manchester and Newcastle United midfielder may consider switching back to the boyhood club. As per Alex Apati from Ladbrokes, if Leeds require a perk to achieve promotion back to Premier League, the return of the midfielder will certainly be beneficial. Leeds had to send Milner to Newcastle in the year 2004 due to financial reasons. the retirement from Liverpool took place in the year 2016.
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…)