LIVERPOOL REJECTS COUTINHO

Liverpool have exercised their right of first refusal on former attacker Philippe Coutinho, per reports. The Brazilian international is likely to be sold by Barcelona this summer to free up funds for new arrivals. However, Liverpool are unlikely to execute the option.

Coutinho who became Liverpool’s record sale in January 2018 has failed to live up to expectations in Barcelona. He is one of the most expensive footballers of all time when he signed for the Catalan giant in a deal worth up to €140m, including bonuses.
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TOP CLUBS TO BATTLE FOR KAI HAVERTZ

Kai Havertz has continued to impress with Bayern Leverkusen. He is attracting interest from top clubs across Europe. Barcelona, PSG, Juventus, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Liverpool have all registered an interest in the player. The German international has enjoyed a hugely impressive 18 months for the club.

Havertz, 20, has scored 30 goals from the middle of the park in the last two seasons for Bayern Leverkusen.

Barcelona have been linked with the German international for the past few months. The Catalan giant made enquiry about the player last summer. According to reports, Barca have made their front line a priority next season. Bringing Neymar back to Camp Nou is a top priority for Barca’s chiefs. Barca will only make a move for the player if the price is moderate. But Bayern Leverkusen will require a premium fee for their top player, making any deal to Barca very difficult.
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GIGI WIJNALDUM PRAISES JORDAN HENDERSON

Everyone at Anfield thought getting a player like Steven Gerard will take another life time to happen but since Jordan Henderson made the switch from Sunderland, the Reds’ captain although not as talented, has managed to remind everyone what having a strong leader feels like.


Club team mate Gigi Wijnaldum have most certainly felt that and the Dutch international has confessed while showering praise on his team mate that Henderson remains one of the solid glues holding the Liverpool squad together.
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STEVEN GERRARD LINKED TO ARSENAL GIG

Several coaches have been linked with the Arsenal job. With the achievements of Frank Lampard at Chelsea with his youthful squad, there have calls by some Arsenal fans and pundit for Steven Gerrard to lead the team at the Emirates. Another section claim a Liverpool legend should not be the one to replace Unai Emery.


Arsenal fans keep calling for the sack of Emery. Gerrard is in his second year of professional football management with Rangers where he has been decent. Just like Brendan Rodgers exited Celtic after some successes to take over at Leicester City, Gerrard is expected to follow the route for the Arsenal job.
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CHAMPIONSHIP CLUB DRAG LIVERPOOL TO TRIBUNAL

Liverpool announced the signing of highly-rated English midfielder Harvey Elliot in July on a free transfer. However, it appears that the Fulham have dragged the club to a tribunal over a compensation fee.

Reports from England says  thatFulham have taken Liverpool to a tribunal after failing to agree on a transfer fee for Elliot.
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Steven Gerrard, the Boss of Rangers is All Set to Send a Message to the Celtic by Securing a Deal with Early Transfer

Rangers who finished at 2nd spot in Scottish Premiership under the leadership of Steven Gerrard which was his first season as the in-charge of the club and the former skipper of Liverpool is also determined to go 1 better next season. The intentions of Steven are not hidden that he wants to improve his own squad by paying in the market of the transfer. Moreover, he looks all set to enter into a contract with highly-rated young lad Umaro Balde.  As per some reports, Umaro will sign a deal of 2 years at the Ibrox in recent days and will join his teammates before their pre-season friendlies.

The Sporting Lisbon ace who is just 19 years old is able to play on both the wings and the deal clearly shows that Gers are not wasting any time in their attempts to enhance the chances of winning a trophy upcoming season. And 1 player that might be on way out of the Ibrox is none other than the top scorer named Alfredo Morelos. Alfredo managed to score his 30th goal of this season last week, almost 2 months after he scored his 29th goal.
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RANGERS VS HIBERNIAN REVIEW

Rangers have had a couple of mixed results in recent weeks winning 3 and drawing two of their last five matches in the League. These runs of results have not been helpful as eternal rivals Celtic have stretched the lead at the top of the table to eight points.

However, Rangers have the opportunity to reduce this gap to five points in the Friday match game away to 6th placed Hibernian. Hibs are coming off a 2-0 loss to Celtic in the Scottish Cupquarter-final and are expected to provide a sizeable threat for the Ibrox outfit.
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Celtic fight Rangers for Defoe

Celtic and Rangers are on high alert after striker Jermain Defoe was advised he is allowed to leave the Stadium of Vitality in this month. The 36-year-old previous England worldwide has shown up this season, with his solitary begins coming in the Carabao Cup rivalry. And keeping in mind that Cherries supervisor Eddie Howe has greeted Defoe’s demonstrable skill, he conceded that the previous Spurs and Sunderland forward isn’t probably going to unstick his favored aggressors.

As per reports, Celtic and Rangers have been keen on Defoe before, and the Glasgow competitors are both excited about supporting their assaulting choices in the January exchange window. Defoe is comprehended to win around £100,000 seven days at Bournemouth yet is believed to be available to take a compensation cut in kind for customary diversion time. Howe has likewise hailed Emerson Hyndman’s advance spell at Hibs. The midfielderAmerican played multiple times for Neil Lennon’s side, incorporating appearances in the Betfred cup as well as Europa League.
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GERRARD’S RANGERS HIT SEVEN PAST MOTHERWELL

Steven Gerrard’s Scottish side, Rangers ran riot on Sunday as they hit seven goals past 10-man Motherwell to finish 7-1 as Celtic moved to the top of the Scottish Premiership table for the first time this season following their goalless draw against Livingston.

Defending champions, Celtic now sit top of the pile, leading Hearts only on goal difference, with a game in hand over the Edinburgh club. However, following the win at Ibrox, Rangers now find themselves just two points behind the leaders.
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The Rangers Should Learn Quickly From The Motherwell ‘Education’

The new players of Rangers must learn quickly from the “education” they are receiving at Motherwell, according to the boss Steven Gerrard. Gerrard was very disappointed with the manner and timing of the 94th-minute tie that made it 3-3 and denied the victory of his team on Sunday.

The goal of Peter Hartley was the Rangers second conceded from a set-piece that have come from back to lead 3-2. Gerrard said “I was always aware that we are going to get some bumps in the road soon, and this is the real first bump, it is my responsibility to ensure that this should get out of the system as soon as possible and get prepared again for a big game in midweek.”

On Thursday, the Rangers will take the lead of 1-0 to Russia for the second leg of their Europa League playoff opposite Ufa as they are trying to lock their place in the Europe’s second-tier group stage competition. After three days, they head in the Scottish Premiership to Celtic Park for the season’s first Old Firm meeting.

Gerrard said that the direct style followed by Motherwell at Fir Park was a good lesson for all those players who are not used to that because of being new to the league.

On the other hand, the captain Hartley cause controversy by saying that it was “fun to watch” former Fabio Cardoso the Rangers defender who was weeping after getting his nose broke in a game between the sides in the last season. On Friday, he also said that there would not respect shown in the much amount to Gerrard and Rangers himself accepted to being a bit caught out by the hosts’ approach. The old Liverpool captain agreed that he should have induced Lee Wallace before.