Liverpool are on the brink of reaching an agreement with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain over extending his contract, according to reports.
Chamberlain picked up a knee ligament injury at the close of the penultimate season. Although he returned to full training at the end of April last season, he didn’t feature for the first team of the side barring training.
The signing of Chamberlain divided the opinion of the Liverpool fan base as many believed he wasn’t top-notch for Arsenal. However, he gave a account of himself and many felt he justified his 35million Pounds price tag. He was deployed in various positions like Milner is, and the Reds are pleased with his prospects.
The former Arsenal star has returned to full fitness and he’s expected to fight for a place in the first of Klopp next season. According to Sky sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol, Liverpool have decided the extend the player’s deal by a year and an agreement is in sight.,
Liverpool close to agreeing new 12-month contract extension with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Will keep him at Anfield until 2023. Returned in April after year out with serious knee injury
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) June 11, 2019
Liverpool have a very robust squad but they have to start extending contracts of players that are part of their future so that they don’t start thinking to leave.
The Reds have been linked with the signing of Nicolas Pepe, it is left to be seen if the deal would go through.
“He is a special player that is capable of crazy tricks”
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.
Jurgen Klopp reveals the question Frank Lampard’s asked him during Super Cup clash
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.
Coutinho wants to join one club after Barcelona star snubs Tottenham transfer
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.