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Jurgen Klopp decides on the transfer of 31-year-old star

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Simon Mignolet’s career has been on a downward swing at the Anfield Stadium in recent seasons. The Belgian goaltender was the Reds first-choice goalie for over three seasons but he lost his place on the arrival of Jurgen Klopp,

His unforgivable and schoolboy errors forced Jurgen Klopp into dropping him from his list of regular starters, with German goalie Loris Karius taking his place.

The 31-year-old eventually became the club’s second-choice goalkeeper in 2017-18 season and things went from bad to worse for him during the opening half of last season.

Klopp completed a record-breaking move for Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker last summer which automatically pushed Karius to the second position while Mignolet also found himself a step downward in the pecking order.

The Belgian star featured in just one Premier League game throughout last season and he wants to end his stay at Anfield.

Despite his urge to leave the Champions League winners, Mignolet might remain at Anfield next season as reports claimed that Jurgen Klopp isn’t ready to part ways with the influential star.

ESPN reports that Klopp and his backroom staffs are doing everything possible to turn down every offer for his signature as they want to have him around next campaign.

The same report also revealed that the Reds are yet to place a price tag on his services, which is part of their tricks to scare off suitors from Mignolet at the current transfer window.

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“He is a special player that is capable of crazy tricks”

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It was revealed last week that Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich were interested in capturing Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho on a loan deal despite his poor run of form during his one-and-a-half seasons at Camp Nou.

After lengthy negotiations between the Blaugranas and the German side, it was reported that both clubs have reached an agreement and the former Liverpool’s versatile playmaker is set to make his switch to the Allianz Arena.

In fact, Coutinho is expected to complete his loan move to Bundesliga giant Bayern Munich as soon as possible, according to reports making headlines on Sunday afternoon.

The Brazilian’s unexpected move to Bayern Munich is currently one of the most discussed transfer news and Liverpool loanee Marco Grujic is the latest player who revealed his thought on the deal.

According to Grujic, it’s a great privilege having such talented player in the German League.

“It is a big opportunity for the whole Bundesliga that we get the chance to see Coutinho,” the Liverpool loanee told Germany based media outlet Bild.

He further predicted a bright future for the Brazilian winger cum playmaker whom he believes has what it takes to become the best player of the season.

“He is a special player that is capable of crazy tricks and I enjoyed every minute of training with him at Liverpool. He will be the best footballer in Germany by far”

“Coutinho will be welcomed in Germany and hopefully he can show his talents here.” he concluded.

Coutinho became Brazil’s second most expensive player, behind Neymar, when he completed a mouthwatering €120m move to Barcelona from Liverpool in 2018.

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Jurgen Klopp reveals the question Frank Lampard’s asked him during Super Cup clash

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Liverpool  boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed he was quizzed by Frank Lampard about Liverpool next fixture.

Chelsea were held by Liverpool to 2-2 draw after 120minutes but it was the Reds that smiled away with the trophy after the game was decided by penalties.

Most pundits and fans did not give Chelsea any chance in the game following their shambolic defeat against Manchester United in the league last season.

Olivier Giroud had put the side in the lead in the first half before Liverpool Sadio Mane equalised and they ended up playing extra time.

Tammy Abraham became the villain for Chelsea after his penalty was saved by Liverpool new boy Adrian.

Liverpool take on Southampton over the weekend and Klopp is ruing the fixtures.

“Actually we don’t have time for that!” he joked when asked if his players will now be able to touch the famous ‘This is Anfield’ sign.

“We play on Saturday again, we have to find a way to be ready for that game.

“After 90 minutes, I think, when it was close to the final whistle, Frank Lampard asked me: ‘Where do you play and when do you play [at the weekend]?’ And I said ‘Southampton on Saturday – congratulations!’

“Nobody wanted extra-time tonight, they play Leicester at home on Sunday but they played last Sunday so there was no advantage tonight but for the next game for both it will be pretty tough.

“But we have to be ready again and that’s my present to the players to help them recover so that they are ready for the game.

“It was a big fight tonight and I didn’t know before the game how good it would be when you win it, but it’s brilliant, it’s really big.

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Coutinho wants to join one club after Barcelona star snubs Tottenham transfer

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Philippe Coutinho is holding out for a move to Liverpool if at all he leaves Barcelona before the transfer window closes, I according to reports.

Tottenham made an offer for the Brazilian earlier this summer but got a negative response from Coutinho.

Barcelona have been in the market this summer looking for club to ship the playmaker to as they are eager to see his back.

The 27-year-old has fallen short of expectations during his 18 months spell at the Nou Camp.

As per talkSPORT Coutinho snubbed a move to White Hart Lane because he wants to fight for his place at Barcelona.

And talk claim Liverpool is the only team Coutinho is willing to join.

But Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to make any move for Coutinho this late into the summer.

He dashed all hope of signing his former star man earlier this summer claiming the price tag would be a draw back.

“In general, Phil Coutinho helps each team in the world, still – 100 per cent,” Klopp told ESPN FC.

“I like Phil, I think he’s a fantastic footballer and all that stuff, but it would be a big, big, big, big, big, big, big, big-money signing and it’s not our year for that.

“It’s just not possible. As I said, having him would make each team better – us included – but I really hope that he finds his luck at Barcelona.”

Coutinho is most likely playing his next game at Camp Nou unless a loan move to Italy or France materialise.

 

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