Liverpool knew they faced risks with their star player Philippe Coutinho,but they had a project at hand. With Jurgen Klopp and the new players they had signed and wanted to add, the momentum was changing positively at Anfield. Yet when Barcelona came calling Coutinho forced the move through.
The move forced the club to amend its transfer policies, per reports. Following how Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling had left prior the switch of the Brazilian, it became obvious that losing their key players in such manner was detrimental to the club’s ambition and health.
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Liverpool shot stopper Alisson could have ended up at Stamford Bridge had the club not hesitated, we have learnt. The former Serie A goalkeeper used to ply his trade at AS Roma. It was largely believed that the Brazilian wanted out of his then club, with the Premier League his choice destination.
Thibaut Courtois was close to a move to Real Madrid, after being linked to the Spanish giants for years. The Spaniard wanted to be reunited with his family still in Madrid – where he spent three years on loan at Atletico – and he was quite vocal about his intentions. It was only a matter of time.
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Fernando Torres will return to Anfield for the first time since departing the club for Chelsea in 2011 as Liverpool legends face Barca legends in March. Torres left Liverpool for Chelsea in January 2011 for a reported £50 million.
Torres, 37, scored 81 goals in 142 appearances for the club, and will represent Liverpool for the first time since 2011.
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The days when Chelsea fans used to dread about who wore their no. 9 shirt seems to be coming to an end. Ever since the disaster of Fernando Torres in that role, the Blues have struggled to have any regular Joe take up the mantle of a striker and gift the team goals.
Diego Costa was almost ideal in
that he did give them those goals but the troubles that came with it were too
much for any coach to handle. Especially Antonio Conte.
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magic is hard. That is why magicians love doing things on their own terms.
in the real world, magicians masquerading as “experts” are everywhere. They
self-praise when their predictions randomly hit their mark and look for long
explanations when charts go south.
thing happens in football. Every team hypes their youngsters and disowns them
once they fail to fulfil their potentials. Most times, teams simply hire
capable legs but like with everything, nothing is certain.
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Madrid have been the team that has challenged the duopoly of Barcelona and Real
Madrid in the past decade and look likely to have a great campaign this season.
Led by the charismatic Argentine tactician, this version 2.0 looks more
attractive than previous versions.
season Simeone’s men have a 100% record and have benefited from rivals
Barcelona and Real Madrid slips to hold a four-point lead. Although this is
still early if there is one thing we know about Atletico it is their sturdy
Slovakia stopper Jan Oblak, the defence has largely changed with the exit of
Felipe Luiz, Juanfran and Diego Godin. The arrival of Kieran Trippier gives
Atletico extra impetus as they possess one of the best crossers in Europe.
England international showed his quality producing an exquisite goal for Alvaro
Morata in the first game of the season against Getafe. The midfield has largely
remained the same with the likes of Lemar, Partey, Koke and Saul forming the
bedrock of the team.
area that has improved is the attack with the signing of Joao Felix from Benfica
in the summer. The 19-year-old has shown
abilities that belies his age and has emerged as the golden boy of the club.
The last true golden boy of the club was Fernando Torres. Torres was loved by the fans largely because he started playing for the club at a young age. Although Felix is more of a creator all-rounder than Torres he has shown the ability to be unfazed by the occasion.
He is expected to play a major role for the club this season as they seek to win the League title. If he can secure the title for the club then he is on the way to reaching the levels that Torres attained within the club fanbase.
Hernandez is considered as one of the greatest midfielders to play the game and
the Spaniard has added another title to his career. The 39-year-old helped Qatari club AL Sadd claim the 2018/2019 Qatari
Stars League title.
Saddrequired a draw to win the title in their last game at home to win the
title. Bounedjah was the star of the
game as he scored a superb hat-trick in the match as AL Sadd. Xavi also
contributed a fine assist in the match in what was a feast of football.
had earlier in the campaign announced his intention to retire at the end of the
season-ending over two decades of top
former Barcelona midfielder has always stated his intention to move into
management after he retires and has reportedly begun
his training for his coaching badges.
was known for his dynamic partnership during his Barcelona days with Andreas
Iniesta and Sergio Busquet. The trio were pivotal to Barcelona and Spain’s
success from 2009-2015.
would be remembered for revolutionizing the midfield role to accommodate small
sized players. Before his time, clubs preferred physical combative midfielders
but the Spaniard was able to show that technical nous trumps physical efforts
Sadd have been the best team in the Qatar League this season as they have
brushed other clubs with ease. The arrival of Atletico Madrid legend Gabi has
provided star dust alongside Xavi to drive the team from the midfield.
The league victory caps a remarkable stint for the Spaniard in Qatar as this made it the fifth trophy won by the 39-year-old in the space of five years at the club.
made 78 appearances for the Al Saddduring his time at the club netting 19 goals
and providing 27 assists in the process.
goal against Southampton was a milestone for the Egyptian forward as he became
the fastest Liverpool forward to notch 50 Premier League. The Egyptian had been
stuck on 49 since February having endured a long scoring drought.
his individual effort at Southampton saw him overtake Spanish forward Fernando
Torres in the record books. Torres was an exceptional forward during his time
at Anfield and took just 72 games to score 50 EPL goals for the Reds.
has taken three fewer games to reach the milestone making it 50goals in 69
games for the Reds which is roughly almost a goal per game. This milestone was
not expected by many when the Egyptian signed for the club last summer.
felt that the 26-year-old was overpriced and would struggle to perform in the
EPL after his initial stint at Chelsea.
However, Salah has been able to form a good partnership with Roberto
Firmino and Sadio Mane to good effect.
season the Egyptian scored 32 goals in his debut season and has added 18
already this season making his transfer look like a coup for Jurgen Klopp’s
team. The Egyptian has been key this
season as the Reds look to break their EPL drought and currently lead the
League ahead of Manchester City who have a game in hand.
Liverpool also have a foot in the Champions League as they were able to secure a 2-0 victory in the first leg of their quarter-final tie with Porto. If Salah can continue to deliver for the Reds and they achieve league success his stay at the club would be considered a bigger success than Torres.
Egyptian would be preparing for the visit of former club Chelsea on Sunday as Liverpool
look to continue their good run.
forward Antoine Griezmann made history on Saturday in Atletico Madrid away
victory at Rayo Vallecano. The 27-year-old
notched the winner in the 1-0 victory thereby overtaking club legend Fernando
Torres in the all-time scoring list.
had drawn level with the Spanish striker in the Madrid derby when he scored from the penalty spot in the 3-1 defeat. The
French ace now has 130 goals for Atletico Madrid which is a remarkable feat for
Simeone has converted
an exciting winger signed from Real Sociedad in 2014 to a complete forward
capable of leading the line or playing in a front two. Within this period of time, the Frenchman has finished third in the FIFA BalonD’ Or award.
strike at Vallecano moved the Atletico to
second place on the League table above Real Madrid who suffered a shock defeat
at home to Girona. The result also puts the club seven points behind league
leaders Barcelona in the race for the La Liga title. Griezmann has proven to be
vital to Simeoneplans and has a remarkable history of staying injury free
leads the table of players whose goals has won the most points for their team,
the World Cup-winning star has won 13 points for Atletico Madrid this season. He has also scored
the only goal in the last three wins for the Madrid outfit.
The Frenchman is six goals behind the next player on the top scorer list Jose Eulogio Garate on 136 which he should meet before the end of the season. However, he is some way behind the top scorer on the list former Spain coach Luis Aragones who leads the table on 172 goals.
signed a long-term deal with Atletico at the start of the season and the club
would be hopeful that he breaks the record in the coming years. Atletico Madrid host Juventus at the Wanda
Metropolitano on Wednesday and the Frenchman
would be expected to have an impact on the game.
Former Liverpool player Fernando Torres believes that his
former club is the favorites to win the title. He said that Jurgen Klopp has
turned this side into a genuine title contender and that there is no doubt that
they can go all the way. He said that they are undefeated since the start of
the season and this shows the ability of this team.
He believes that the match against Manchester City will be
important and that the winner of this game will have a psychological advantage
over their rival. He said that Liverpool has been consistent throughout the
season and that it is important that they continue like this if they want to win
He said that Klopp has instilled so much belief in the team
and that they are not afraid of anyone. He said that the Anfield side has been
progressing continuously since the German manager took over and that they are
now in a great position to win the title. He said that they were outstanding
last year in the Champions League and managed to reach the final of the
Fernando Torres said that Liverpool is playing exciting football and that it is not only good to watch but also very effective. He said that opposing teams find it difficult to defend against Liverpool’s front three and that is the strength of the team.
He said that Klopp is also a great tactician and that he knows when to make changes to his team in order to help them win games. He said that they are in a good position in the league and that if they remain consistent there is no doubt that they will be able to clinch the title. He said that this will be a wonderful moment for the fans as they have been waiting for that for a long time.