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Liverpool are interested in Arsenal striker Bukayo Saka

A report has surfaced suggesting that Liverpool are interested in Arsenal star Bukayo Saka. (Author: Gardener)

Bukayo SakaA report has surfaced suggesting that Liverpool are interested in Arsenal star Bukayo Saka. A report has surfaced suggesting that Liverpool are interested in Arsenal star Bukayo Saka. The 20-year-old was in top form this season with six goals and four assists in 21 appearances. His form last season helped Saka join the English squad at Gareth Southgate, where he made his way into the starting XI during Euro 2020. As reported by The Boot Room, Ian McGarry told The Transfer Window Podcast that Liverpool were interested in Saka and that he would be a good fit with Jurgen Klopp's team. “We reported on The Transfer Window Podcast that Liverpool are looking to the future and expect to sell at least two of their attacking players. McGarry went on to say that talks were underway to extend his new contract at Arsenal, but the player and his agents may be interested in joining Liverpool. “As far as I understand, there were talks with his representatives about a contract upgrade at Arsenal. And that would surely be something he and his agents are very interested in. ”Arsenal will do everything in their power to keep Saka, who, along with Emile Smith-Rowe, holds the club's promise for now and in the future. Saka is under contract until June 2024 and Arsenal are unlikely to want to hear offers for any of their precious assets.

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Liverpool's Salah has been named to Egypt's AFCON squad

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah leads a group of six foreign players in the Egyptian squad for the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon. (Author: Gardener)

LiverpoolLiverpool's Mohamed Salah leads a group of six foreign players in the Egyptian squad for the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon, while Aston Villa midfielder Mahmoud Trezeguet returns. Coach Carlos Quieroz appointed a 25-man squad on Wednesday, the first reminder of Trezeguet since the winger injured his anterior cruciate ligament in April. With Salah set for January 9th to February. 6 tournament means that Liverpool are likely to do without two of their top scorers these weeks as Sadio Mane has been called up to the Senegalese squad. Galatasaray striker Mostafa Mohamed and Stuttgart midfielder Omar Marmoush also made it, but surprisingly, Mohamed Magdy from Al Ahly and Tarek Hamed from Zamalek were absent. Egypt, the seven-time record winner of the continental trophy and one of the pre-tournament favorites, will begin their Group D season against Nigeria on January 11, facing Sudan and Guinea-Bissau in the pool. The squad consists of six Al Ahly players who will face Mexico's Monterrey club in the second round of the Club World Cup on February 5, the day before the Nations Cup final. Defenders: Ahmed Fatouh, Mahmoud Alaa, Mahmoud Hamdy El-Wensh (all Zamalek), Ayman Ashraf, Akram Tawfik (both Al Ahly), Omar Kamal, Mohamed Abdel-Moneim (both future), Ahmed Hegazi (Ittihad Jeddah) Midfielder: Hamdi Fathi, Amr El-Sulya (both Al Ahly), Emam Ashour, Ahmed Sayed Zizo (both Zamalek), Abdallah El-Said, Ramadan Sobhi (both pyramids), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Omar Marmoush (VfB Stuttgart), Mohanad Lasheen (Tala'a El-Gaish, Egypt), Mahmoud Trezeguet (Aston Villa)

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Lookman hits Liverpool as Foxes down

Ademola Lookman scores the only goal as Leicester beat Liverpool and the Reds are six points behind the top of the Premier League table. (Author: Gardener)

LookmanAdemola Lookman scored the only goal when Leicester defeated Liverpool, leaving the Reds six points behind the top of the Premier League table. After that, Sadio Mane missed some chances for Jürgen Klopp's team before they were asked to cash out by the hosts in the 59th minute. Former Everton striker Lookman, who had only made his fourth ball contact after coming on, took Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall's pass with ease, beat Joel Matip and shot past Alisson - Leicester's only shot on target. Missing several first-team players, Leicester held out despite relentless late pressure from Liverpool - just six days after losing to the same opponent on penalties in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals. With only their second defeat of the season, Liverpool are now six points behind leaders Manchester City, while Leicester - who have won only two of seven games they have won - move up to ninth place. The Reds could also finish third in 2021, nine points behind the top spot, if Pep Guardiolas City beat Brentford and Chelsea at least draw against Brighton on Wednesday. Liverpool had a club record of 50 in their first 18 league games. Leicester had scored 12 in their last four games and let in another dozen, including a 3-3 cup draw at Anfield and a 6-3 loss to Manchester City on Boxing Day. Injury problems for the Foxes meant Wilfred Ndidi was returning from a thigh problem to start as a center-back. But Schmeichel suspected correctly, because the Reds failed for the first time in more than four years in the Premier League. That means he will finish 2021 with 24 Premier League goals and 11 assists. The Reds had a variety of half-chances, with Jordan Henderson shooting past goal three times in the opening period. Schmeichel then did well to fend off Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's overhit cross and Salah's first attempt - Mane also missed some good chances. Vardy caused problems for the guests - but the goal of substitute Lookman three minutes after his substitution was the only shot on goal. In their exciting cup game, Liverpool broke the foxes' hearts two goals behind in the 95th minute, but this time the hosts kept their nerve. This was their first league game without goals in 29 games and makes Sunday's trip to Chelsea - the last before Salah, Mane and Naby Keita go to the Africa Cup - almost a competitive game. * Our coverage of your Premier League club is bigger and better than ever - everything you need to know is here to make sure you don't miss a moment

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Pressure on FSG, Mohamed Salah needs help, title over?

After the disappointing away result at Leicester City last night, Liverpool are now six points behind leaders Manchester City. The result came a week after the Reds beat the same opponent with a much weaker team in the Carabao Cup. What did we learn from the terrible game last night? (Author: Gardener)

Mohamed SalahAfter the disappointing away result at Leicester City last night, Liverpool are now six points behind leaders Manchester City. The result came a week after the Reds beat the same opponent with a much weaker team in the Carabao Cup. What did we learn from the terrible game last night? This season, Liverpool have given insight into the relentless nature of the title-winning season two years ago. Leicester were there to win, but unlike Liverpool they took their chance and emerged victorious. Don't play well, but still get away with all three. You have to be tireless, especially in front of the goal where Liverpool was completely opposite to last night. This 'no matter what' attitude seems to have disappeared and must return as soon as possible if Liverpool are to win 20 titles this season. Manchester City got themselves in shape at the right time, at one of the key stages of the season to collect points. Liverpool and Chelsea have both hit speed bumps which has resulted in them looking at Manchester City from a distance rather than keeping up with the current champions. Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp have set the bar so high in recent years and reached a level that the Premier League has never seen, leaving very little room for error. Both Liverpool and Chelsea meet on Sunday which has become a must for both sides. In the event of a tie, Manchester City could already have a hand on the Premier League trophy. What an easy game to pick Liverpool's man of the game with only one man showing up for the party. Not only did the big man play brilliantly defensively, intercepting pretty much everything Leicester tried, but he was also the greatest threat to the future, which says a lot about the rest. His dribbles caused panic on the Leicester defensive, creating plenty of space for runners. Matip ended some of his runs with brilliant passes into space that were turned into completely spoiled opportunities by his teammates. Yes, Mohamed Salah missed a penalty and did a terrible performance last night, but in games like this, it's time someone else showed up and pulled us over the line. On many occasions Salah has turned a bad Liverpool performance into three key points but he can't do it all the time. Players like Diogo Jota, Divock Origi, and even Alisson Becker have come up with clutch moments, but the level of performance in these games has consistently been terrible. If Salah doesn't play well we seem to lose points and as one of the best teams in the world that's unacceptable. This Liverpool team and manager have the potential to create a dynasty, but not without further refreshment and new options to choose from. However, these signings were more of a substitute for eliminated players than additions. The FSG has been saying "next summer will be a big one" for years, but we're here with almost the same group of players we've had for five seasons. Losing more players than we gained over the summer has once again left us with positive net spend, but less ambition to create a legacy. We're connected to players like Jude Bellingham, Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe but Liverpool know we won't get any as the board refuses to endorse what they say. As much as I despise Sir Alex Ferguson, he was a real testament when it came to refreshing the roster and adding world class players to the mix in order to keep winning trophies. Now is the time for our board of directors to do the same for Jurgen Klopp and if not then it will show why they really are the owners of the Liverpool football club.

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PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe shares his admiration for Liverpool's Mohamed Salah

Long-time Liverpool and French superstar Kylian Mbappe speaks of his admiration for Mohamed Salah and says he is one of the best players in the world. (Author: Gardener)

Mohamed SalahLong-time Liverpool and French superstar Kylian Mbappe speaks of his admiration for Mohamed Salah and says he is one of the best players in the world. Long-time Liverpool and French superstar Kylian Mbappe speaks of his admiration for Mohamed Salah and says he is one of the best players in the world. Mohamed Salah's season has been unforgettable so far as he is expected to break more records. The praise of the media, Klopp and his teammates was uninterrupted for the Egyptian, with shouts that he is currently the best in the world. Liverpool are currently negotiating a new deal with Salah and his agent to keep the winger at the club for the rest of his career. PSG star Kylian Mbappe is a player Liverpool have long admired. Earlier reports suggest the Frenchman has already spoken to the FSG about moving to Anfield. During an interview at the Globe Soccer Awards on UEFA television, Kylian Mbappe shared his thoughts on Egyptian King Mohamed Salah and said he "loves to see him". “He's one of the best players in the world. I love to watch him play, he scores a lot for Liverpool and he makes the difference. Kylian Mbappe… Come and join us next summer, you can even learn from him.

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"We have to learn and we will"

"Tonight it's 'wow', but very different," said Jürgen Klopp after Liverpool's defeat to Leicester clouded his hopes for the title race (Author: Gardener)

TonightWhen Jürgen Klopp was asked by BBC Sport whether fate had conspired against his Liverpool team in the 1-0 defeat against Leicester on Tuesday, it would have been easy for him to simply answer with "yes". But that was nothing of the German when he faced the reality that Liverpool are now six points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City. “It's a nice prospect - but I didn't like our performance,” said Klopp. “So often these guys give me the chance to say 'Wow', what a game. Tonight it's 'wow' but the other way around. This was Liverpool's first league game without goals in 29 games and with Masters City and Chelsea in action on Wednesday, the Reds could finish in 2021 nine points behind the leaders and in third place. How big could this defeat be? Liverpool's next game is on Sunday at Chelsea. "It's a big deficit," added Klopp, Chelsea and we are playing against each other. It wasn't our plan to give City a chance to run away. If we play like we did tonight, we can't think of catching up with City. "If we can play our football and win games, we can see how many points we can get and what that means." I don't have a proper explanation for tonight - it's my main concern, not City. “It didn't look like us, and of course that's the only thing we need to think about and change immediately. Reds defender Virgil van Dijk told Amazon Prime: “Everyone needs to look in the mirror and improve. There's no point in looking at [Manchester] City or Chelsea or the other teams around us. We should look at our performance today and improve. "Former Reds midfielder Don Hutchison watched the game on BBC Radio 5 Live and said it was" too big a call to say they're out of Title races are ". He added," Are? Will Man City win every game? No. But it puts a lot of pressure on Liverpool. "You missed so many chances, Jürgen Klopp will be lost. It's a blow for Klopp." But former Irish striker Clinton Morrison said: "It's a great result. I think Man City can complete this title from here. The way Man City play is ridiculous, I don't see them a game lose." The Reds also struggle with missing two of their first elections, with Salah and Sadio Mane - as well as midfielder Naby Keita - heading to the Africa Cup of Nations after Sunday's game at Stamford Bridge. Former Tottenham midfielder Andy Reid said: "There will be a lot of dependency on Roberto Firmino. One or two will have to come on the record - Liverpool will definitely need them." They hope Liverpool don't worry too much about the title race - and give them too much to reclaim. "* Our coverage of Liverpool is bigger and better than ever - here is everything you need to know to avoid one Miss the moment * All Liverpool - jump straight to the best content

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Pressure on FSG, Mohamed Salah needs help, title over?

After the disappointing away result at Leicester City last night, Liverpool are now six points behind leaders Manchester City. The result came a week after the Reds beat the same opponent with a much weaker team in the Carabao Cup. What did we learn from the terrible game last night? (Author: Gardener)

Mohamed SalahAfter the disappointing away result at Leicester City last night, Liverpool are now six points behind leaders Manchester City. After the disappointing away result at Leicester City last night, Liverpool are now six points behind leaders Manchester City. The result came a week after the Reds beat the same opponent with a much weaker team in the Carabao Cup. What did we learn from the terrible game last night? The result came a week after the Reds beat the same opponent with a much weaker team in the Carabao Cup. What did we learn from the terrible game last night? This season, Liverpool have given insight into the relentless nature of the title-winning season two years ago. Leicester were there to win, but unlike Liverpool they took their chance and emerged victorious. Don't play well, but still get away with all three. You have to be tireless, especially in front of the goal where Liverpool was completely opposite to last night. This 'no matter what' attitude seems to have disappeared and must return as soon as possible if Liverpool are to win 20 titles this season. Manchester City got themselves in shape at the right time, at one of the key stages of the season to collect points. Liverpool and Chelsea have both hit speed bumps which has resulted in them looking at Manchester City from a distance rather than keeping up with the current champions. Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp have set the bar so high in recent years and reached a level that the Premier League has never seen, leaving very little room for error. Both Liverpool and Chelsea meet on Sunday which has become a must for both sides. In the event of a tie, Manchester City could already have a hand on the Premier League trophy. What an easy game to pick Liverpool's man of the game with only one man showing up for the party. Not only did the big man play brilliantly defensively, intercepting pretty much everything Leicester tried, but he was also the greatest threat to the future, which says a lot about the rest. His dribbles caused panic on the Leicester defensive, creating plenty of space for runners. Matip ended some of his runs with brilliant passes into space that were turned into completely spoiled opportunities by his teammates. Yes, Mohamed Salah missed a penalty and did a terrible performance last night, but in games like this, it's time someone else showed up and pulled us over the line. On many occasions Salah has turned a bad Liverpool performance into three key points but he can't do it all the time. Players like Diogo Jota, Divock Origi, and even Alisson Becker have come up with clutch moments, but the level of performance in these games has consistently been terrible. If Salah doesn't play well we seem to lose points and as one of the best teams in the world that's unacceptable. This Liverpool team and manager have the potential to create a dynasty, but not without further refreshment and new options to choose from. However, these signings were more of a substitute for eliminated players than additions. The FSG has been saying "next summer will be a big one" for years, but we're here with almost the same group of players we've had for five seasons. An injury-related season last year should have opened their eyes to the owners but it never did. Losing more players than we gained over the summer has once again left us with positive net spend, but less ambition to create a legacy. We're connected to players like Jude Bellingham, Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe but Liverpool know we won't get any as the board refuses to endorse what they say. As much as I despise Sir Alex Ferguson, he was a real testament when it came to refreshing the roster and adding world class players to the mix in order to keep winning trophies. Now is the time for our board of directors to do the same for Jurgen Klopp and if not then it will show why they really are the owners of the Liverpool football club.

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Ademola Lookman steals in to bring Leicester's exhausted win over Liverpool

Leicester bounced back from their 6-3 defeat on Boxing Day and beat Liverpool 1-0 thanks to the Ademola Lookman goal and Mohamed Salah penalty shoot-out (Author: Gardener)

Ademola LookmanFor the second time within three days, Manchester City could enjoy the result in a Leicester game. Liverpool's loss, only their second in the league since March, means they could be 12 points behind Pep Guardiola's side by the time they play again. And yet, as the euphoric scenes at the final whistle showed, Leicester was the real winner. In a year when they belatedly won the FA Cup for the first time, this won't be their most famous win. A team that lacked the players and time to prepare, fresh off the bat and with no specialized center-back on the field, nevertheless produced a colossal collective effort. Liverpool were ruined by a mass of bodies in the penalty area and if it took some remarkable goalkeeping to beat them, that might be appropriate. The FA Cup glory was due to Kasper Schmeichel's saves, as was Leicester's best result of the season. A team without a point against teams in the top 6 came out with three. A team that sifted six goals two days earlier, whose only goals conceded in the Premier League were against Wolves and Newcastle, became the first defense since Real Madrid in April that prevented Liverpool from scoring. "It's an absolutely heroic performance," said Brendan Rodgers. “It's a great result for us against one of the best teams in the world. Playing against Manchester City and Liverpool within 48 hours ... ”He described the schedule as“ ridiculous ”. Perhaps Leicester has gone from the ridiculous to the sublime, from losing 3-3 to City to defeating their former club and his Anfield successor Jürgen Klopp. He sent Ademola Lookman on and two minutes later the former Everton winger condemned Liverpool to defeat. Still, it followed the second of two turning points, a kind of opportunity that Liverpool's top three usually take. When Diogo Jota delivered a reflex pass, he angled his barrel from the outside in, but shot over the bar. Mohamed Salah hadn't failed to convert a Premier League penalty since 2017. It was one of three chances in quick succession: The Leicester captain parried the penalty back to the Egyptian, who shot a header against the crossbar and then failed to make a clean connection on his third attempt. It wasn't even Schmeichel's best save against Salah: he had less time to respond to an increasing attempt from close range, but he tipped it brilliantly over the bar. When he blocked a late shot by Virgil van Dijk at his near post, he was sure to concede a goal. It was supported by a defense that was anchored by a midfielder. With three full-backs offside and Leicester's three main center-backs injured, Rodgers gave Jannik Vestergaard a vote of no confidence by putting the Danish defender on the bench. Wilfred Ndidi's only mistake came after fifteen minutes and stretched and stretched until he fouled Salah for the third penalty that Leicester conceded in as many days. "The two middle halves were amazing," said Rodgers. Ahead of them, his diamond midfield clogged the center of the pitch. If that meant giving the flanks to Liverpool, they lacked the momentum of suspended Andy Robertson as his deputy Kostas Tsimikas failed to deliver the final ball. Since Mané was again below average, they looked crooked, depending on the right-wing trio of Trent Alexander-Arnold, the influential Henderson and Salah. 20-year-old Luke Thomas impressed against Salah. And while Liverpool made 67 ball contacts in the Leicester box, they lacked rhythm and hit a wall of blue shirts. "We had to be resilient at times and defend our lives," said Rodgers. Meanwhile, Leicester faced a counterattack hazard, largely centered around Jamie Vardy. Van Dijk and Joël Matip each had to intervene to prevent the veteran from the goal. When Vardy supplied James Maddison, Alexander-Arnold chopped the midfielder's shot off the line. There was no such bailout for Liverpool when Leicester reopened them. Lookman collected the ball on the halfway line, exchanged passes with Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, and stormed forward to beat Alisson. A Leicester Academy product received its first Premier League assist to change the title race. A team that seemed ripe for another beating instead triumphed against all odds. "We knew the headlines were probably already in," Rodgers said.

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Jürgen Klopp regrets a "very bad" performance as Liverpool are losing ground in the title race

The Liverpool manager said he had no "correct explanation" for the defeat that handed Manchester City the title initiative (Author: Gardener)

LiverpoolJurgen Klopp said Liverpool gave Manchester City the chance to run away with the title as they regretted a "really bad" performance in the 1-0 defeat at Leicester. Substitute Ademola Lookman sealed the win when an exhausted Leicester side, missing six injured defenders, became the first to go clean in 35 games against Liverpool, leaving Klopp struggling to explain what had gone wrong. Liverpool could be 12 points behind Pep Guardiola on Sunday kick-off and, as Klopp noted, either she or Chelsea will lose points when they meet at Stamford Bridge. “That's a big gap,” said Klopp. It wasn't our plan to give City a chance to run away. If we play the way we did tonight, we don't think about catching up with City, but if we play our football we can see what that means. I don't have a proper explanation for tonight. Klopp admitted that Leicester deserved their win, adding: “We played a really bad game so it was well deserved. I didn't like much in our game tonight so we have to do better. We should have defended better. We usually do that, so it's hard to explain why we didn't do it today. There were so many performances below normal, there is no explanation. "Klopp defended Mohamed Salah, who missed a penalty for the second time in the Premier League when Kasper Schmeichel parried his penalty in the first half and said:" No fault Mo. He usually hits from such situations. Mo is part of the team and the team is usually better at a game. We weren't there tonight and we lost. ”“ I think we were poor in the last third, ”he said. “We should review and improve our performance. We weren't good enough and they deserved the win. "

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Klopp is at a loss when Liverpool suffer a devastating defeat at Leicester

Jürgen Klopp was stunned by the poor performance of his team when Liverpool's Premier League title hopes dealt a bitter blow on Tuesday night with a 1-0 defeat at Leicester. (Author: Gardener)

LiverpoolLeicester City's Ademola Lookman celebrates after scoring minutes after her substitution during the Premier League game between Leicester City and Liverpool at King Power Stadium on December 28, 2021 in Leicester, England. Jürgen Klopp was stunned by the poor performance of his team when Liverpool's Premier League title hopes dealt a bitter blow on Tuesday night with a 1-0 defeat at Leicester. Ademola Lookman's goal in the second half proved sufficient to secure the victory for the Foxes, who - after scoring four goals in 25 minutes in Manchester City on Sunday - eliminated Klopp's side for the first time in 29 league games, and only theirs second loss of the season. An unusually sloppy performance was epitomized by Mo Salah's first-half penalty - only his second for Liverpool - which ended a streak of 15 consecutive successful penalties that went back to October 2017. Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel advised only to parry the ball back in Salah's path, but the Egyptian headed the ball onto the crossbar before missing the rebound in an almost comical series of events that summed up the most frustrating evening at King Power Stadium. Salah and Jordan Henderson both went close before Sadio Mane carried over Liverpool's best open-play chance. Lookman - with only his fourth touch after being substituted on - then made Liverpool pay the ultimate price for their waste. After Leicester had only shot on goal all evening, the former Everton striker drove past Alisson after a quick break from the near post while Liverpool were unable to react for the remaining half hour. Now, six points behind leaders Manchester City, who wanted to confidently defend the title with nine wins in a row, the defeat dealt a severe blow to Liverpool's hopes for the title. "In addition, we and Chelsea play against each other," Klopp told reporters. "It wasn't our plan to give City a chance to run away, but if we play like this tonight we don't have to think about catching City." Klopp was sure of the tough battle for Pep Guardiola's side, but was stunned by the underperformance of his team at both ends of the pitch, which resulted in a "deserved" defeat. The German complained about a lack of rhythm, which contributed to a lavish finish and weak defense, but could not explain why there were "so many performances below normal". "We played a really bad game and we deserved it," said Klopp. For Leicester, the victory avenged a heartbreaking elimination in the quarter-finals of the League Cup in Liverpool a week ago and lifted the Foxes to ninth place. After coming under pressure after an inconsistent start to the campaign and 6-3 against City, it also served as a much-needed boost to coach Brendan Rodgers - the former Liverpool manager - who praised his team's "heroic" performance. "There is probably no team in the league that is more physical than Liverpool, so we won without conceding a goal and the way we played showed our resilience." two games. "Klopp had to regret a number of missed opportunities.

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