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Virgil van Dijk excited over his first Liverpool best player of the month award but stressed that it has been a collective effort

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Virgil van Dijk excited over his first Liverpool best player of the month award but stressed that it has been a collective effort

The Netherlands international and Liverpool top defender, Virgil van Dijk won the best Liverpool player of the month for August after he was nominated alongside Senegal international Sadio Mane and Egypt international, Mo Salah.

The award is however the 27 year old first award and has disclosed his excitement over winning as he went on to appreciate his fellow teammates for voting for him.

Van Dijk in his statement disclosed that the way the Reds have been performing so far has been as a result of concerted effort from his team mates.

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The Netherlands international has started for Liverpool in three of four matches this season and has been quite spectacular for the Reds and hopes to continue in this form.

Virgil van Dijk alongside Joe Gomez have given the Reds defense like a new definition.

Not only has Van Dijk been spectacular for Liverpool his great effort was felt during the international holiday as he home country, the Netherlands played against World Champions, France.

The 27 year old player had held down France fast pace youngster Kylian Mbappe.

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Juventus Plot Swap Deal For Magical Salah

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Juventus Plot Swap Deal For Magical Salah

Italian Serie A champions Juventus are plotting a swap deal for Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.

This is according to the report from Italian transfer news portal TuttoMercatoWeb which claimed that the Italians are ready to offer forward Paulo Dybala in their bid to secure the transfer of Egyptian international Salah.

It’s believed that an offer of £50m and Dybala could test the resolve of the Reds in keeping Salah at the club.

Earlier this week, Sky News Arabia revealed that Juventus are plotting a big money move worth £175m for Salah.

Argentine international attacker Paulo Dybala is said to be rated at £105m (€120m) by Juventus.

The 25-year-old has endured a frustrating season and that’s mainly due to the club-record arrivals of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo last summer.

Paulo Dybala has scored just two goals this season though his overall record is very impressive.

He has scored 75 goals in addition to 31 assists in 168 appearances for the Old Lady.

His Juventus spot could be taken by the phenomenal Salah.

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been in devastating form for the Reds since his permanent transfer from Italian capital club AS Roma last season in a deal worth $44m.

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He has scored a whooping 64 goals in addition to 34 assists in just 86 appearances.

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Juventus Plot Player-Plus-Cash Deal For Liverpool Star

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Juventus Plot Player-Plus-Cash Deal For Liverpool Star

Italian champions Juventus are eyeing a player-plus-cash deal for Liverpool star Mohamed Salah according to the report from Italian transfer news portal TuttoMercatoWeb.

It was revealed that the Italians are ready to offer forward Paulo Dybala in their bid to secure the transfer of Egyptian international Salah.

It’s believed that an offer of £50m and Dybala could test the resolve of the Reds in keeping Salah at the club.

Earlier this week, Sky News Arabia revealed that Juventus are plotting a big money move worth £175m for Salah.

Argentine international attacker Paulo Dybala is said to be rated at £105m (€120m) by Juventus.

The 25-year-old has endured a frustrating season and that’s mainly due to the club-record arrivals of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo last summer.

Paulo Dybala has scored just two goals this season though his overall record is very impressive.

He has scored 75 goals in addition to 31 assists in 168 appearances for the Old Lady.

His Juventus spot could be taken by the phenomenal Salah.

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been in devastating form for the Reds since his permanent transfer from Italian capital club AS Roma last season in a deal worth $44m.

He has scored a whooping 64 goals in addition to 34 assists in just 86 appearances.

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Liverpool Make Contact For In-form Bundesliga Striker

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Liverpool Make Contact For In-form Bundesliga Striker

Premier League giants Liverpool have made contact with the representatives of the player in their bid to sign in-demand Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic.

German newspaper Sport Bild claim that the Reds have made an enquiry about a possible transfer for the in-form Bosnian-born Serbian striker.

The 21-year-old has been in sensational form for Eintracht Frankfurt this season and that has led to a lot of enquiries from major European clubs including Premier League title contenders Liverpool.

Luka Jovic is on loan at German Bundesliga side Frankfurt from Benfica.

The Serbian international has scored 19 goals in all competitions for Eintracht Frankfurt in this campaign including 14 goals in 15 German Bundesliga games as well as 5 goals in 6 Europa League matches.

Apart from Liverpool, Luka Jovic has also been linked with clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Earlier reports had claimed that Spanish champions Barcelona have agreed a deal for the striker as a long-term replacement for the ageing Luis Suarez but that’s not true though the Catalans have a strong interest in him.

Some other reports revealed that European champions Real Madrid have made a bid worth £40m in a bid to secure his transfer ahead of both Liverpool and arch rivals Barcelona.

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Liverpool Backed Out Of Ramsey Transfer For ONE Reason

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Liverpool Backed Out Of Ramsey Transfer For ONE Reason

Premier League title challengers Liverpool initially wanted to sign in-demand Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey only for them to be priced out of a deal for the Welsh player.

The Reds were one of the first clubs that showed interest in the free transfer signing of Ramsey.

Reports had even claimed that Liverpool had a £50m bid turned down for the Welsh international star during last summer’s transfer window.

The London Evening Standard claim that Merseyside giants Liverpool pulled out of a deal for Ramsey due to his excessive wage demands.

The revelation from the English news outlet is coming in the wake of the official confirmation that Aaron Ramsey will join Italian Serie A champions Juventus.

Ramsey, 28 will team up with the Old Lady as a free agent in July.

The former Cardiff City playmaker has put pen to paper on a four-year contract until 2023.

Apart from Liverpool and Juventus, Aaron Ramsey was also linked with major European clubs like Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain (PSG).

Ramsey is leaving Arsenal in the summer after over decade of service to the Gunners having joined from Welsh side Cardiff City in 2008.

The Welsh international midfielder signed for Arsenal as a teenager.

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Liverpool Won’t Spend Big On Transfers – Klopp

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Liverpool Won’t Spend Big On Transfers – Klopp

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that the Reds won’t spend big on transfers.

He was responding to questions over the club’s finances.

Klopp further revealed that Liverpool have built a strong squad which has been affected by several injury problems especially on the defensive front.

Liverpool have built a strong squad for coming seasons and don’t need to spend outrageous amount of money on transfers as confirmed by the German tactician.

Klopp was reacting to the news that Liverpool made record-breaking profits in the new financial figures released on Friday despite the fact that the Reds spent big money on players like Virgil Van Dijk, Naby Keita, Fabinho and Alisson Becker.

The Reds broke their transfer record in January to sign Dutch international Van Dijk from fellow Premier League club Southampton for a fee believed to be around £75m.

That big money transfer made Van Dijk the most expensive defender till date.

Liverpool also spent a world-record fee for a goalkeeper on Brazilian international shot stopper Alisson Becker who moved to Anfield from Italian club AS Roma for a £67m fee.

The record has since been broken by Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga who joined the Blues from La Liga side Athletic Bilbao in a £71m transfer at the start of the season.

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Chelsea Eye Liverpool Target As Hazard Replacement

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Chelsea Eye Liverpool Target As Hazard Replacement

Liverpool must fend off the threat of Premier League rivals Chelsea in their pursuit of in-form Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne following the news that the Blues are lining up the aforementioned Italian international player as a possible replacement for wantaway Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard.

Belgian forward Hazard has been strongly linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Lorenzo Insigne has been in very good form for Napoli this term with 11 goals and six assists in 27 appearances in all competitions.

Earlier reports had claimed that Liverpool had an opening offer of £61m turned down for Italian international star Lorenzo Insigne with the player rated at around £140m.

It was revealed that the Reds made the bid through an intermediary believed to be super agent Mino Raiola but it was immediately knocked back by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis.

Chelsea have been targeting several players as possible signing for Eden Hazard in the event that the Belgian international attacker end his seven-year stay at the club this summer.

European champions Real Madrid have been long-term admirers of Hazard dating back to last summer when they were heavily linked with him as a like-for-like replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo who joined Italian Serie A champions Juventus in July.

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€50m Transfer Fee Required For Liverpool Target

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€50m Transfer Fee Required For Liverpool Target

Five-time European champions Liverpool have suffered a setback in their pursuit of one of their transfer targets.

It has been revealed that Brescia owner Massimo Cellino has slammed a €50m asking price on one of their transfer targets.

Sandro Tonali has been turning heads this season as a result of his impressive performances for Brescia in the Italian Serie B.

His form for Brescia has propelled them to the top of the table in the second-tier of Italian football and they are on course for promotion to the Italian Serie A at the end of this campaign.

Brescia owner Cellino has previously confirmed the interest of clubs like Liverpool and AS Roma in his player.

Sandro Tonali, 18, has drawn comparison with Italian football legend Andrea Pirlo due to his style of play with the legendary midfielder.

Italian media outlet Calciomercato revealed that Brescia and Cellino will demand €50m from any club interested in a transfer for the young Italian media.

The said fee is high due to an additional €15m if Brescia return to the Italian top flight at the end of the season.

The €50m asking price could be a step too far for Liverpool who are reluctant to spend heavily this summer according to journalist Paul Joyce of the Liverpool Echo.

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No Liverpool Bid For Chelsea Target Insigne

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No Liverpool Bid For Chelsea Target Insigne

Respected journalist Ian McGarry has disclosed that Premier League title challengers Liverpool didn’t make any bid for Napoli attacker Lorenzo Insigne as widely reported.

Recent reports had revealed that the Merseysiders had a £61m bid rejected for Lorenzo Insigne and that the bid was lodged through an intermediary who happened to be super agent Mino Raiola.

Apart from Liverpool, West London giants Chelsea are also keen on a transfer for Italian international Insigne.

Ian McGarry spoke about Liverpool and Lorenzo Insigne on Transfer Window podcast as monitored by the Daily Star.

He said that his Liverpool friends told him that only an enquiry was made about the player’s availability in the summer.

Liverpool will most need to spend more than the aforementioned £61m bid if they want to sign the 27-year-old attacker in the summer.

The Italian international star is rated £140m by Napoli.

Premier League rivals Chelsea are also interested in a move for Insigne as they prepare for life without Eden Hazard from this summer onwards.

Hazard, 28, will have one year left on his Chelsea deal in the summer and that would put the Blues in a sticky situation with the Belgian not ready to sign a new contract at the club.

Chelsea may have to sell him in the summer amidst strong interest in the player from European champions Real Madrid.

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Liverpool To Send 22-Year-Old Midfielder On Loan

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Liverpool To Send 22-Year-Old Midfielder On Loan

Premier League giants Liverpool have already concluded plans to send highly rated midfielder Marko Grujic on loan during this summer’s transfer window.

This is according to reports coming out of the German media.

Liverpool midfielder Grujic is on a season-long loan deal at German Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin at the moment.

Earlier reports had claimed that Hertha Berlin officials are impressed with the 22-year-old and that they would like to turn his loan deal into a permanent transfer.

He has been able to churn out impressive performances for the German capital club despite the fact that he has suffered from injury problems this season.

German newspaper Sport Bild claim that Liverpool have different transfer plans from the permanent transfer idea being proposed by Hertha Berlin who are in ninth position on the Bundesliga table presently.

It was revealed that Liverpool want to sent Marko Grujic on loan again next season (2019/20) and that they want him to join a club that will play European football next term.

Hertha Berlin are unlikely to qualify for Europe next season with their current position on the German Bundesliga table.

Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic spent last season on loan at Welsh side Cardiff City and he helped the club gain promotion to the Premier League.

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Leipzig Teammate Advises Werner Over Premier League Transfer Interest

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Leipzig Teammate Advises Werner Over Premier League Transfer Interest

RB Leipzig midfielder Emil Forsberg has advised club teammates Timo Werner as the petite player tries to make a decision on his future at the German Bundesliga club ahead of this summer’s transfer window.

When Forsberg was asked about RB Leipzig teammate Werner in an interview monitored by the Daily Mirror, he advised that the German international player trust his gut feeling on his next move.

Forsberg further pointed out that Timo Werner is the poster boy of German football.

Timo Werner has been attracting the interest of a lot of major clubs on the European football scene including Premier League title challengers Liverpool.

Recent reports had revealed that the Reds are plotting a summer move for the petite attacker in a deal that could be as much as £50m.

The 22-year-old has been in sensational form for his German Bundesliga club this term.

Werner is one of the leading scorers in the German top flight this season with 11 league goals.

His form has prompted RB Leipzig to the top four spots on the German Bundesliga table.

RB Leipzig occupy the fourth spot on the table behind German champions Bayern Munich, Borussia Moenchengladbach and league leaders Borussia Dortmund.

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Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund are also in the running to sign the striker.

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