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Liverpool Fans React On Twitter For Chelsea Striker Remy’s Performance Last Night

Liverpool’s pain is Chelsea’s gain. After Loic Remy scored an impressive goal for the Blues against Tottenham last night at Stamford Bridge, Liverpool fans were left to rue what could have been had they signed the Frenchman. The Reds had agreed on a £8m transfer fee with QPR in the summer but Remy failed a medical. However it didn’t matter as he landed at Chelsea and is showing that he can make an impact whenever called upon.

It was his second Premier League goal in 165 minutes of football which is much better than Mario Balotelli, the Italian who has failed miserably for the Reds. The controversial Italian hasn’t netted in 625 minutes of Premier League action and came at double the price of Remy.

Here is who Liverpool Fans React On Twitter after Remy’s Performance Last Night:

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What’s depressing for Liverpool fans is that Remy has scored as many PL goals this season (2) in 170 mins as Liverpool’s four strikers combined in 1567 mins. He has a goal every 82.5 minutes, Drogba every 113 minutes. Last season Torres scored every 318 minutes!

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Liverpool Go In For A £125,000-a-week Replacement For Mignolet

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers would wish the January transfer window can’t come any faster for him. As goalkeeper Simon Mignolet keeps on repeating mistakes game after game, the Reds are on the lookout for a goalkeeper who can bring the calmness under the sticks. According to reports from English Media outlet METRO the Anfield side have now set their eyes on Fiorentina’s Brazilian custodian Neto.

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The 25 year old is recognized to have a huge future ahead of him and the Merseyside giants are willing to offer Neto a contract worth £125,000-a-week in order to complete his move to Anfield. Neto’s contract with the Florence based side is set to expire in the summer and there have been no talks over a possible contract extension. It is believed that Fiorentina are desperate to tie him down but with interest from elsewhere the player might leave the club.

Roma are also interested on the player but Liverpool’s offer is a much better one for the player. Should an offer come early Fiorentina might be tempted to sell their goalkeeper in January rather than lose him on a free in the coming summer. Liverpool are in dire need for a goalkeeper thanks to Mignolet;s inexplicable mistakes and with Rodgers having very less faith on back up Brad Jones, it seems like a good option.

However, there were signs that Neto could sign a contract extension at Fiorentina with reports from Italian media. Neto currently earns €650,000-per-season. But a new deal might see him earn a basic salary of €2m.

Leicester City vs Liverpool – Confirmed Lineups

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Here are the confirmed lineups:

Liverpool: Mignolet, Manquillo, Johnson, Toure, Skrtel, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Lallana, Sterling, Lambert.

Subs: Jones, Lovren, Coutinho, Moreno, Allen, Can, Markovic.

Leicester City : Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Wasilewski, Konchesky, Schlupp, Cambiasso, James, Mahrez, Vardy, Ulloa.

Subs: Hamer, Drinkwater, King, Albrighton, Moore, Knockaert, Wood.

Transfer Update On Manchester United’s Bid For ‘Norwegian Messi’

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Strømsgodset star Martin Ødegaard has attracted a lot of interest from top European clubs after his sudden rise despite being just 15 years of age. Manchester United were being linked with Ødegaard after his rise and there were indications that they have made a bid, but his club’s sporting director Jostein Flo has revealed that the Premier league side haven’t lodged any bid yet, “We have not received a bid from Manchester United for Odegaard, so once again this is just speculation.

“It might have come through the mailbox, but it has certainly not reached me,” he told TV2.

Real Madrid too are being linked with the ‘Norwegian Messi’ as they feel he’ll be an ideal replacement when the likes of Ronaldo and Bale enter the twilight of their careers.

Earlier last month, Ødegaard revealed that he would love to play for Liverpool as he dubbed them as his dream club. However, he went on to add that he will join the club that suits him and his development, “Liverpool have always been my dream club.

“But I will not let this affect my decision when I choose a new club.

“It’s all about finding the team that is best for me and for my development. That is not necessarily Liverpool.

“I haven’t really thought about my future yet. I will end the season here and then visit a number of clubs. I have not made a final decision yet, though.

“Of course, it’s flattering when you hear that big clubs are after you, but I don’t think about it too often.”

Risk worth taking

It would be somewhat risky to sign him as he is only 15. However, there have been quite a few players in recent times who have lived up to their billing as future stars. The likes of Raheem Sterling, Calum Chambers, Raphael Varane, Mario Goetze have impressed despite having the load of a huge transfer fee on their shoulders when signed.

Ødegaard has shown signs of real promise which led to comparisons with Lionel Messi and the fact that he has already made his Norway debut just goes to show that he will become a big star in the future. He has made 23 appearances in the Norwegian league so far and has scored five times.

Arsenal Plot A Surprise Move For Manchester United Goal Poacher

According to a report from Daily Star, Arsenal have emerged as a surprising candidate to sign on-loan Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.

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Hernandez is currently serving a season long loan with Real Madrid. With Karim Benzema’s superb form this season, it’s very unlikely to see Hernandez in Real Madrid colours after this season. Manchester United already have the likes of RVP, Rooney, Falcao fighting for places in the starting line-up. So, Chicharito’s future destination is still a question mark.

Reportedly, Arsenal are already plotting a summer move to sign Javier Hernandez. If this move happens, Chicharito will become the second United star to join the Gunners in recent years after Danny Welbeck, who sealed a dead-line day move to Emirates during the last transfer window.

Arsenal are not the only premier league club who are interested in Chicharito’s service. Liverpool and Tottenham are also believed to be monitoring the situation.

Chicharito is  still young (26) and he has all the required attributes like pace, finishing and goal poaching skills to be a good asset  for any top team in England.

What do you guys think? Which club should Chicharito sign for? Post your opinions in the comment section,

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Liverpool Player Ratings vs Stoke City – Hard Fought Win For The Reds

A hard-fought victory by a solitary goal that came off the head of the brave Glen Johnson’s head 5 minutes from time saw Rodgers’ Reds arrest the slump they have been in for the past few weeks. Still in the bottom half of the table, the Reds put in a performance worth 3 points and beyond as they threw all they had at Stoke in search for the elusive win. Here is an assessment of the performances by the Reds who took the field yesterday:-

Simon Mignolet – 6.5/10
A far better performance from the Belgian who has been under a lot of criticism from everyone; having made multiple saves late on including one finger-tip save over the bar from Bojan as Stoke pushed for an equaliser.

Glen Johnson – 7/10
For the sheer desire and bravery he showed to go in head-first for the header he deserves a 7. The 30 year-old showed commitment that has been lacking from the full-back for quite some time now. This might just spark a return to form for the once England’s best right-back.

Martin Skrtel – 6/10
Looking far more assured with Toure alongside, Skrtel had a largely untroubled afternoon but put in some vital tackles as Stoke threatened late on.

Kolo Toure – 7.5/10
Winning almost every header he went up for, Toure demonstrated leadership in the defence – something that has been lacking in the Reds back-four.

Jose Enrique – 5/10
One of the more disappointing players on the pitch, Enrique was far too predictable with his forward forays making it really difficult for his team-mates to profit of his overlapping runs.

Lucas Leiva – 8/10
Who would’ve known that the long blonde haired Brazilian in white boots would turn into Liverpool’s best defensive midfielder back in 2009 ? Back into the starting line-up, Lucas ran himself into the ground and was arguably a class apart from everyone else on the pitch.

Joe Allen – 7/10
The Welshman was at his best in the midfield putting in a performance of tireless hard-work and endeavour. Despite squandering a difficult chance to say the least, Allen was detrimental to the way Liverpool pushed for the opener in the second half.

Jordan Henderson – 7/10
After a rather anonymous first-half, Henderson put in a performance worthy of the arm-band in the second half as he led the Liverpool press and search for the elusive first goal.

Phillipe Coutinho – 6/10
The little Brazilian’s performance was a series of what could have been and what might have been. Flashes of sheer brilliance coupled with simply lack of strength – Coutinho needs to find the middle ground consistently.

Raheem Sterling – 7/10
The teenager was full of energy and invention throughout the game. Showing great pace and trickery, Sterling looks like he is growing into a player we all hope he does.

Rickie Lambert – 7.5/10
Apart from the brilliant header that inadvertently set-up the winner, Lambert played the role of target-man to great perfection. The 32 year old finally seems to be settling into life at Liverpool as he gradually looks more confident and assertive when on the ball.

Predicted Liverpool XI To Play Against Stoke City – Lucas, Moreno & Lambert To Start

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Despite a disappointing draw away in Bulgaria, there were a lot of positives that Rodgers and his boys came away with, following the Champions League fixtures mid-week. The form of Rickie Lambert would’ve been a huge boost for the Reds and the fact that skipper Steven Gerrard can still make the cut at the tip of midfield diamond would have been a big plus as they take on an indifferent Stoke side this weekend. Here is a look at how the Reds might line up to face Mark Hughes’ Stoke side at Anfield.

Simon Mignolet

The Belgian retains his place in goal despite having a shocker in Bulgaria simply because of the lack of quality competition at Anfield. The former Sunderland man who is known as a good shot-stopper didn’t do himself any favours by fumbling a tame effort early on in the game handing the Bulgarian outfit a surprise lead. As Rodgers searches for an alternative in January, Mignolet has to fight to retain his place in the starting 11.

Javier Manquillo

The Spanish right-back is undoubtedly one of the better signings Rodgers made this transfer window. Defensively sound, Manquillo gave a good account of himself away in Bulgaria in sub-zero conditions. Evidently the youngster needs a little work on his attacking output but he can sort that out sooner rather than later.

Kolo Toure

The Ivorian did himself no favours after putting in a questionable performance mid-week against Ludogoretz. However, with Skrtel possibly tired after 2 games in 3 days, Toure might just get another opportunity to prove himself in defence.

Mamadou Sakho

The Frenchman returns from injury and ought to go straight into the starting 11. A physically imposing defender, Sakho might just offer the defensive solidity Rodgers has been craving.

Alberto Moreno

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Mysteriously left on the bench for the Ludogoretz game, Moreno should go straight into the starting 11 against a defensive Stoke side. Undoubtedly the best signing of the summer, Moreno looks like a potentially world-class left back.

Lucas Leiva

His performance against Ludogoretz was proof enough that Lucas still has a lot to offer to the Reds as they try to restore a season that’s going downhill. A defensive midfielder of the highest order, Lucas protects the back-four while consistently ticking over the possession. Something that will be of utmost importance against a counter-attacking Stoke side.

Emre Can

The young German looks better in a Red shirt every passing game. Physical, fearless and tireless – Can has all the qualities to grow into a very important box-to-box player for the Reds. Replacing the industrious Joe Allen, Can will look to continue the good work the Welshman put in on the left of the diamond.

Jordan Henderson

The goal against Ludogoretz after another lung-bursting run would’ve done the 24 year-old vice-captain a world of good. Having gone missing in the recent weeks, Henderson will look to lead the side from the front against Stoke.

Adam Lallana

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The former Southampton skipper was surprisingly left on the bench for the Champions League game mid-week. Gradually affecting the game more with his creativity and versatility, Lallana should go straight back into the starting 11 and try to replicate his performance against Palace.

Raheem Sterling

After weeks of under-performing, the teenager showed what he was all about once again in freezing conditions in Bulgaria. He will lead the line with Lambert once again this weekend, hoping to continue the good form.

Rickie Lambert

Confidence is a key to all strikers and 2 goals in 2 games would’ve done a world of good for the former Saints striker. Lambert won every header in mid-week and linked up play efficiently throughout the 90 minutes.

 

Arsenal And Liverpool On High Alert As Defender Wants To Leave – January Move May Be?

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Barcelona right back Martin Montoya’s situation is getting pretty dire as he wants to move away from the club to get regular game time. Montoya has made just one appearance for Barcelona this season and wants to move on a permanent basis despite signing a new contract with the club in March this year that will keep him there till 2018.

The Spaniard has failed to impress new manager Luis Enrique and is open to a move to the Premier League with the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Everton being linked. Montoya’s agent Juan de Dios Carrasco revealed, “It’s very difficult but we are speaking to the club about finding a solution in the winter market.

“Luis Enrique has already told him he is behind Dani Alves and Douglas, but it now seems he is also behind Adriano.

“My advice to him is to ask for a transfer, not to go out on loan.”

The 23-year old had decent game time under former manager Tata Martino which earned him a new contract, but this season, he has stagnated at the club. Arsenal and Liverpool have had problems in the right back position which could mean that they’ll want to buy someone in the January transfer window. Liverpool are yet to offer Glen Johnson a new contract, so with his departure (free transfer) imminent in the summer, they could be eyeing Montoya as a long term replacement.

Montoya is set to submit a transfer request which could start a bidding war as Everton too are being linked with him. There are fears that they could lose their current right-back Seamus Coleman as Chelsea are being linked with a possible move. With that in mind, Roberto Martinez will need a replacement and could go after Montoya with the funds received from the Coleman sale if it does happen.