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Liverpool can avoid MU’s mistake when buying players in January

Liverpool can avoid making the same mistakes as MU when buying more midfielders in the January transfer window next year.

Liverpool need to buy more midfielders to deal with injuries from Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez. But even if buying urgently, Liverpool must be careful to avoid making mistakes on the negotiating table like MU.

In January last year, MU could not buy Bruno Fernandes, although he identified this player as the number one target. Then, they have to wait until the last days of the summer 2019 transfer window to buy Harry Maguire for a record 80 million pounds.

The same thing happened in the Fernandes deal when MU had to pay £ 68 million for Sporting Lisbon.

Obviously, the longer the negotiation process, the longer there is no signal about the contract signing, the possibility of the deal being canceled or price pressure is very high.

Sharing about this issue, journalist Ollie Connelly of Liverpool Echo said: “You need to complete the signing of the contract in December, not wait until January and then extend the official signing to February”.

In fact, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool once succeeded with a stance: waiting for a suitable player was better than signing a contract with an imperfect alternative. They waited six months to pay a record fee to buy Van Dijk in January 2018.

But the situation is different now. “Liverpool cannot wait 6, 12 or 18 months to sign a contract when the squad can win this year, next year or the year after. They need to bring in new players during this time to win”.

They must also initiate negotiations immediately to avoid missing a suitable target in January, having to buy an unsuitable substitute or be forced to buy at a very high price.

Without saying that, Liverpool may sign a contract with Takumi Minamino before the January 2020 transfer market opens because there is a preparation in advance. This allows them to use the Japanese in the first matches of the new year and helps Minamino settle in faster.

Now, journalist Connelly suggests Liverpool pay an additional £ 30 million to buy Dayot Upamecano immediately as this is a long-term and necessary investment. Upamecano is only 22 years old and growing very strongly in the RB Leipzig shirt. More importantly, this investment will help Liverpool defend the Premier League title.

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Why do Arsenal want goals in the Premier League?

Arsenal have just suffered defeat to Aston Villa in the Premier League and once again have to pay the price for the lack of goals in attack.

After 8 rounds in the Premier League this season, Arsenal only scored 9 goals, their lowest level since the 1998/99 campaign (also 9 goals). In the last 4 rounds, the “Gunners” had 3 times of silence against Man City, Leicester and Aston Villa, only scoring one goal with a penalty from Aubameyang.

With this small number, it is easy to understand why Arsenal lost 50% of the Premier League matches since the beginning of the season (August 4) and ranked 11th.

Arsenal have only scored 9 goals in 8 Premier League games this season. Although coach Mikel Arteta regularly turns his forces around in the Europa League, meaning the best squad for the Premier League, Arsenal still disappoints in their attempt to find a goal.

The worst is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who lost himself since signing a new contract with a terrible salary. In the last 7 matches in the tournament, he only had 1 time to find the opponent’s net with a penalty (against MU).

In the defeat to Aston Villa, fans saw Aubameyang play 90 minutes in the Premier League at home for the first time without launching a shot.

Aubameyang has only 2 goals in 717 minutes in the Premier League this season

Looking at the ranking of the Premier League’s indexes, it is easy to understand why Arsenal are so thirsty for goals.

They are only 19th in the Premier League for combinations that generate shots, 13th for goals, 14th for shots to hit the goal, 17th for most important passes, and No. 16 on expected goals.

All have raised the question that Arsenal lacks a midfielder who can bring the same creativity as Mesut Ozil did before.

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Tottenham vented out of anger after shock, Bale continued to shine?

Bale will continue to score for Tottenham in the European Cup after shooting in the Premier League?

Tottenham lost 0-1 to Royal Antwerp in the previous round and Group J’s situation became more unpredictable after that match. However Spurs launched a patchwork squad in Belgium and Jose Mourinho saw somewhat of the weak positions he needed to overcome, and Spurs also made their first home win in the Premier League on Sunday.

Tottenham will need a win in Bulgaria to gain an advantage in Group J because one more slip will make their position unsafe. The defeat in Belgium is Tottenham’s first away defeat this season, they previously won 5 consecutive matches without playing at home. Meeting the team with the worst performance in Group J makes Tottenham’s chances even greater.

Ludogorets won only the last 2/5 matches in all competitions and in the remaining 3 matches there were 2 defeats occurring in the Europa League framework. They still caused a lot of trouble for LASK in the last game but ended up losing 3-4 to the Austrian team, though that was enough for the Tottenham players to kick a match.

Ludogorets will be absent with two players, Spain striker Higinio and Brazilian naturalized left-winger Wanderson, but in addition their forces are not without any more. Meanwhile, Tottenham may not use Sergio Reguilon due to his illness and Serge Aurier and Erik Lamela both injured, making the Tottenham squad more likely to resemble the match against Royal Antwerp except Dele Alli is unlikely to be used.

Mourinho had to make a series of replacements at halftime to Antwerp and he will certainly make a little adjustment for tonight’s squad, but most importantly, the spirit of the players who want to play their best. to compete for main stone position. Then this will be a great opportunity for Gareth Bale and members of the “B team”, because Ludogorets have lost 2 home games this season and have not shown the ability to threaten Tottenham.

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Liverpool dreams of usurping Everton

3 days ago, Liverpool just won 2-0 at Anfield home field when they welcomed the Danish team Midtjylland in the second match of Group D Champions League. It was the 3rd consecutive game “The Kop” triumphant song in all competitions.

Tonight, Liverpool will be determined to defeat West Ham to temporarily rise to the top of the Premier League table from Everton and make a 3-point difference against city rivals before Carlo Ancelotti teachers and students are Newcastle United’s guests.

Compared to last year, which almost dominated the Premier League, this season, defending champion Liverpool has revealed many uncertainties. They lost 2-7 to Aston Villa and then drew 2-2 as Everton’s guest in the 235th Merseyside derby in history.

The ominous injuries of Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Fabinho have recently made the defense of Liverpool extremely difficult. Confronting West Ham, coach Jurgen Klopp will probably have to risk using 19-year-old English player Rhys Williams to play midfield with Joe Gomez. Fortunately for Liverpool, Alisson Becker has recovered from injury and will return to hold their goal instead of colleague Adrian.

West Ham this season is a team that has a habit of obstructing many famous teams in the Premier League. In the 5th round, despite being 3-0 by Tottenham Hotspur, coach David Moyes’ team still excelled at scoring 3 goals to have before a crazy draw on the field of rivals in the same city.

In the 6th round, they led Man City again and made Pep Guardiola teachers and students extremely difficult to win 1 point at London field.

Before that, West Ham beat Leicester City 3-0. Liverpool’s visitors are chipping the defense due to injury, “The Hammers” lacks main striker Michail Antonio due to injury. However, the West London team still has a good striker Sebastian Haller and that would be a constant danger for Liverpool, if the Premier League champions are careless against the ball in the absence of both Van Dijk and Matip.

Whether the old MU David Moyes and West Ham can cause “The Kop” to lose points at Anfield’s home field or the “Merseyside Red Brigade” will win all 3 points to temporarily rise to occupy the top of the table of rival rivals neighboring Everton?

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Pickford escaped the case that caused Van Dijk to break a ligament

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was not disciplined in the collision that caused midfielder Van Dijk to break his knee ligament on October 17.

Liverpool are believed to have contacted the English Football Federation (FA) to ask for some clarification on derby decisions. However, according to Sky Sports, the FA confirmed no penalty Pickford. This agency only considers prosecution for incidents that the referee cannot see on the field or at the VAR room.

In the sixth minute of the match at Goodison Park, Pickford took the ball with Van Dijk. Goalkeeper Everton used both feet to the ball, and stiffened the right knee of the Dutch midfielder, making him unable to avoid and breaking the diagonal ligament before.

The collision between Pickford and Van Dijik took place at the beginning of the Merseyside derby in the Premier League round six on October 17.

Pickford did not receive a penalty after the collision. According to VAR, goalkeeper Everton’s fault did not deserve the card. Liverpool were also not awarded a penalty, as Van Dijk fell offside.

Van Dijk had to scan immediately after the collision. The results showed that he had to undergo surgery.

According to internal sources Liverpool, Van Dijk may be out of play for up to seven months. This means that the Dutch star cannot return to play for the remainder of the 2020-2021 season.

According to former defender Jamie Carragher, Van Dijk’s long-term leave will expand the Premier League championship race. After losing the best midfielder, Liverpool is said to face the risk of not being able to protect the crown.

Van Dijk started playing for Liverpool in January 2018. In nearly three years with him, he has not been absent from the Premier League, kicked 93 games, helped Liverpool win 72, lost only seven, scored 10 goals and received four yellow cards. The Dutch midfielder is considered an important catalyst to help Liverpool win the Champions League 2019 and then the Premier League 2020.

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Rejected proposal to reduce the Premier League to 18 teams

Clubs with modest finances in the Premier League oppose the plan proposed by Man Utd and Liverpool.

“The shareholders of the Premier League agreed, as a group of 20 members, that Project Big Picture will not be implemented”, the announcement from the Premier League Organizing Committee had the paragraph. “We will continue to discuss the restructuring plan for the tournament as well as ensure the financial situation for the teams in the future”.

“Project Big Picture” was initiated by the Big 6 group in the Premier League, led by Man Utd and Liverpool. This club group wants to change the structure of the first tournament in the fog, such as reducing the number of participating teams to 18 and only two teams being relegated directly. The 16th placed team played a play-off with one of the four First Division teams, ranked third through sixth. In addition, this project also calls for the elimination of the British Super Cup, and possibly the League Cup.

The goal that the bosses of Man Utd and Liverpool are aiming for is to increase the share of TV rights. Currently, the ratio between the top and bottom teams of the Premier League is 1.8: 1. The Big 6 wants this ratio to be 4: 1, similar to how La Liga prioritized Real Madrid and Barca.

If through “Project Big Picture”, the English Football Federation (FA) will receive $ 130 million immediately. First-place teams also earned $ 325 million, and were committed to receiving 25% more Premier League revenue. This is a great source of support, especially when many teams are seriously affected after Covid-19.

Premier League Organizing Committee (EFL) chairman Rick Parry supported the project, saying it would help solve many of the problems facing lower clubs. In addition, reducing the number of teams participating in the Premier League and dropping the League Cup will help teams avoid losing their fitness when attending the European Cup.

The representative of the opposing group “Project Big Picture” said: “Football really needs reform. We’ve talked about it for years, but not by concentrating power on the hands of six billionaire owners “Collaboration is a specialty of the Premier League, and we need to immediately eliminate any elements that are intended to be profitable.”

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Keane called the Man Utd player scammers

Former midfielder Roy Keane thinks that Man Utd’s current players could cause Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to lose his job – as he did with Jose Mourinho.

“Man Utd’s performance against Tottenham is a shame, a disgrace to the badge on their jerseys. There are too many scammers and in the end they will make Ole lose his job.” Keane commented on ITV.

In the first two Premier League matches at Old Trafford, Man Utd suffered two heavy defeats: 1-3 against Crystal Palace and 1-6 against Tottenham.

In the second match, the home team soon took the lead thanks to a penalty from Bruno Fernandes. But the blunders of defenders like Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw led them back 2-1 within minutes. Anthony Martial’s red card in the 28th minute made things worse. Not only did he not narrow the gap, Man Utd also received four more goals and suffered the heaviest defeat in the era of the Premier League at home.

Keane is concerned that what is going on could cause coach Ole Solskjaer to lose his seat like what happened to Jose Mourinho – who was fired by Man Utd in December 2018 despite spending more than $ 520 million to upgrade the squad. “These players have harmed their predecessor (Mourinho) and they will do the same with Ole”, Keane expressed pessimism.

Solskjaer was initially appointed interim coach, succeeding Mourinho. After bringing Man Utd into the quarterfinals of the Champions League 2018-2019, he was signed a long-term contract. Last season, they did not win a title but the Old Trafford team somewhat went in the right direction by finishing the Premier League in third place. However, their competitiveness was once again questioned after winning just one game after the first three rounds of the season.

Before he saw Man Utd lose to Tottenham’s carpet, Keane had a sense of the difficult days of the old team, because he could not bring back the right contracts in the summer of 2020. Old Trafford’s team welcomed veteran striker Edinson Cavani, left-back Alex Telles, in the last day of the transfer season, but failed to chase Jadon Sancho, Ousmane Dembele.

After the break for the national teams, Man Utd will return with a trip to Newcastle’s field in Round 5 of the Premier League, at 2:00 on Sunday, October 18.

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Mourinho released the English League Cup

Due to the thick schedule, coach Jose Mourinho decided to use many young players in the Chelsea match in the fourth round of the English League Cup today.

“I really want to go deep in the League Cup but I cannot myself. Attending the Europa League gives us a better financial income. For a team like Tottenham, that is a very important factor.” , Sport Mail quoted Mourinho before the match at Tottenham Hotspur.

Mourinho and Tottenham players had to strain at the beginning of the season, due to attending multiple arenas at the same time.

Due to being sixth in the Premier League last season, Tottenham had to kick the Europa League from the second qualifying round. From the beginning of the 2020-2021 season, they have to play a total of five games over two weeks, which is an average of three days a match. This schedule was also reduced because the opponent in the third round of the League Cup – Leyton Orient – had too many players infected with nCoV so they asked to quit.

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Two days after taking on Chelsea, Tottenham met Maccabi Haifa in the Europa League play-off round. Only winning, the London team can attend the group stage and raise hopes for the championship, which means a direct entry to the Champions League group stage in the 2021-2022 season.

“The League Cup organizers decided everything for us. They didn’t even give us a thought, but decided it all,” complained Mourinho.

On September 24, Tottenham defeated Shkendija in the third qualifying round of the Europa League. Three days later, they were held 1-1 by Newcastle in the third round of the Premier League. The League Cup showdown against Chelsea is the third in a series of 11-day 11-day series of teachers and students Mourinho. After meeting Maccabi Haifa, they also have to be a guest of Man Utd on October 4. “Does Tottenham have a chance to win Chelsea? I consider it a joke,” Mourinho analyzed. “Chelsea played on Saturday. They had two days off before they met us, then stopped playing another game until the end of the week. Even without turning around, Frank Lampard had enough his players”.

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MU abandoned Sancho, learned Tottenham to borrow 135 million pounds of Barca’s blockbuster

With the latest moves, Dortmund officially blocked Jadon Sancho to MU. Therefore, the leadership of “Red Devils” is looking for a name that deserves to be replaced.

Coach Solskjaer still needs a class winger. That is the reason why MU has been pursuing Jadon Sancho closely in recent years. But recently, Borussia Dortmund director Sebastian Kehl once again confirmed that their star will not leave this summer.

Therefore, it is time for MU to temporarily withdraw to wait until next summer, and at the same time focus on time and money to replenish forces in other positions. This became even more pressing following their Premier League opening-day defeat.

According to the Daily Record, big boss Ed Woodward has moved to negotiate with Barcelona about Ousmane Dembele’s case.

The 23-year-old is considered the second most expensive deal in Barcelona history. Despite just recovering from a long-term injury, Dembele is not in the plan of new head coach Ronald Koeman, who is making a radical revolution at the Nou Camp.

The source said that MU did not dare to take risks and just wanted to bring the French player to Old Trafford under a season-long loan agreement.

In response to the British counterpart, Barcelona was ready to part with Dembele on a loan, but only when a compulsory purchase-out clause appeared in the agreement. It is known that the big La Liga wants to receive £ 90 million (98 million euros) from MU in this deal. In addition, the MU side also has to pay the entire salary for Dembele. This makes the negotiations appear to face certain difficulties.

This move is almost similar to the case of Gareth Bale from Real who just returned to Tottenham a few days ago. This is also a player with a history of injury and carries quite a high risk when playing. However, Real only needs Tottenham to pay half the salary and activate the optional terms for the London team to buy Bale at the end of the season.

Barcelona recruited Dembele from Dortmund for £ 135 million in 2017, to replace Neymar with PSG. Dembele’s on-field performance was not bad. However, his problem is chronic injuries, making the Nou Camp team impatient.

Meanwhile, MU lacks a factor that is capable of mutation in public goods. The defeat of Crystal Palace is a painful blow to the ambition to conquer the Premier League throne after many years of waiting. Therefore, “Red Devils” want to bring Dembele to Old Trafford to strengthen the race that promises fierce in this season.

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Chelsea battle Liverpool in the second round of the Premier League

The Stamford Bridge Stadium on Sunday afternoon 20/9 saw a confrontation between the challenger Chelsea – the strongest spending team in the summer of 2020, with the defending champions Liverpool.

Last season, Liverpool won 15 games with a difference of one goal on the Premier League championship. They opened the new season with a similar victory over Leeds (score 4-3). In the last 14 matches, Liverpool conceded 19 goals in total. This situation is not easy to accept, especially for the fans who are familiar with the overwhelming style of teachers and students Jurgen Klopp.

With a spend of $ 32 million to recruit midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern, the Anfield team promises to create a new position. The Spain international is the second rookie behind left-back Kostas Tsimikas and is considered the perfect piece for Liverpool’s midfield. However, Thiago is probably not ready to play in this important match.

Chelsea poured more than $ 260 million to rebuild the squad this summer, aiming to close the gap with Liverpool. Klopp once said Liverpool cannot spend such money because they do not have the backing of tycoons. The statement of the Liverpool coach was later rejected by Frank Lampard. Therefore, the confrontation on the coaching chair in this match is also worth the wait.

This is a good time for Liverpool to face Chelsea, when Lampard still has to accept an unstable goalkeeper like Kepa Arrizabalaga in the wooden frame. Ben Chilwell and Hakim Ziyech are not fully fit and Timo Werner and Kai Havertz have not fully integrated. But Werner still showed sharpness in the promotion to Brighton while Havertz has the ability to change the game at any time.

* Force information: Lampard has not confirmed whether recruits Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech and Thiago Silva are capable of playing or not. Mateo Kovacic returned from suspension but Christian Pulisic was still absent. Liverpool don’t have Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain but Xherdan Shaqiri and Tsimikas are ready to return.