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Liverpool lining up summer bid for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar?

Liverpool are reportedly lining up a summer approach for in-demand Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar. Liverpool have reportedly decided to up their interest in Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar. The Merseyside giants are well stocked for options in the middle of the pitch, but Jurgen Klopp‘s side have sometimes lacked creativity since the departure of Philippe Coutinho. According to Le10Sport, the Premier League outfit are prepared to make “a big push” in order to strengthen that area before the start of next season. Aouar is attracting admirers from all over Europe, but Lyon are likely to make a considerable effort to convince the 20-year-old to remain at his current club. The playmaker still has just over four years remaining on his contract at the Ligue 1 outfit. Read Next: Ly...

Report: Liverpool determined to keep Rafael Camacho

A report claims that Liverpool will attempt to fend off interest from Wolverhampton Wanderers to keep Rafael Camacho at Anfield for the long term. Liverpool have reportedly not given up hope of keeping hold of teenage winger Rafael Camacho, amid strong interest from Premier League rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers. The 19-year-old has been linked with a move to Wolves after supposedly turning down the offer of a new contract at Anfield. Camacho is said to be targeting more regular first-team football at the highest level, which he has not been offered by Liverpool this season, and Wolves are looking to pounce on the uncertainty surrounding his future. According to Portuguese outlet Record, however, Liverpool will attempt to fend off interest in the former Sporting Lisbon youth product as they...

James Milner admits he will be supporting Manchester United in derby

James Milner admits he will become a Manchester United supporter for the first time as Liverpool hope for an advantage in the Premier League title race. Milner counts United’s three great rivals – Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester City – on a 17-year playing CV that has seen him rack up more than 600 senior games. But the 33-year-old midfielder will put history to one side in the Manchester derby on Wednesday when  City meet United at Old Trafford. Another big performance 💪🏻🔴🔙🔛🔝#waaarrrmmmm ☀️#dryyyyyyy 🔥#robbointhesunsecondhalf 🥵#lifeintheoldboyyet 👴🏻 pic.twitter.com/WsjcTLfhwR — James Milner (@JamesMilner) April 21, 2019 The derby is City’s game in hand on Liverpool and victory will restore their one-point lead at the top with three matches of the season remaining. “First time in my life,”...

Liverpool team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Huddersfield Town

Sports Mole rounds up Liverpool’s latest injury and suspension news ahead of Friday’s Premier League showdown with relegated Huddersfield Town at Anfield. Liverpool host Huddersfield Town at Anfield on Friday night looking to make it 10 wins in a row across all competitions and maintain their charge towards a possible Premier League title. Sunday’s 2-0 win at Cardiff City saw Jurgen Klopp‘s side regain top spot in the table, although their hopes of ending the campaign in that position could rest on Manchester City’s result at Manchester United on Wednesday night. Liverpool have nevertheless already set a club record for number of points in a single Premier League campaign and will be firm favourites to overcome relegated Huddersfield in their final domestic ga...

Nicolas Pepe agent confirms transfer talks amid Liverpool interest

The agent of in-demand Lille forward Nicolas Pepe confirms he is in talks with other clubs amid speculation linking him with a move to Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal. The agent of Lille forward Nicolas Pepe has confirmed that he is in talks with clubs over a possible summer transfer. Lille president Gerard Lopez recently acknowledged that Pepe is likely to leave the club when the transfer window reopens at the end of this season, and a number of top European outfits are understood to be interested in his services. Liverpool are the most recent team to have been credited with an interest, while Arsenal are long-term admirers and Chelsea are understood to view the winger as a possible replacement for Eden Hazard. Bayern Munich are also in the running, and Lopez confirmed that all interested ...

Leandro Bacuna determined to avoid same relegation fate as his brother

Cardiff’s Leandro Bacuna is determined to avoid an unwanted family double after his brother Juninho suffered relegation from the Premier League at Huddersfield. The Bluebirds are fighting for their top-flight lives, with a 2-0 midweek win at Brighton boosting survival hopes ahead of Sunday’s visit of title-chasing Liverpool. Leandro Bacuna only joined Cardiff three months ago, but says his mother has been caught in the crossfire of a relegation battle which has seen Juninho’s Huddersfield drop out of the league. “My mum was saying to my brother the other day, ‘I want him to win’,” said Curacao international Bacuna, who is 27 and six years older than his sibling. “My little brother was like, ‘You want him to win but we got relegated̵...

Manchester United, Liverpool scout Fenerbahce goalkeeper Berke Ozer?

Manchester United and Liverpool reportedly still hold an interest in signing young Fenerbahce goalkeeper Berke Ozer. Manchester United and Liverpool have reportedly sent scouts to watch Fenerbahce goalkeeper Berke Ozer. Both of the Premier League giants are expected to be in the market for experienced players this summer, but it appears that the two North-West sides are also looking to the future. Turkish journalist Yagiz Sabuncuoglu has claimed that scouts were sent to watch Ozer in action during an Under-21 fixture with Galatasaray. The 18-year-old spends much of his time in the second-string setup, but the youngster has made one senior outing for Fenerbahce. Ozer still has over three years remaining on his contract at the Turkish giants. Read Next: United to battle Napoli for Trippier? ...

Juventus ‘determined to sign Mohamed Salah’

Juventus are determined to sign Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah this summer, according to a report. Juventus are reportedly determined to sign Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah in this summer’s transfer window. Juve are nearing another Serie A title – their eighth in succession – but the Italian champions have once again fallen short in the Champions League, with Ajax knocking them out in the quarter-finals. The Old Lady will reportedly spend big this summer, and according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Salah is the club’s leading transfer target as they look for their first European Cup since 1996. Liverpool have recently dismissed suggestions that Salah could look to leave Anfield this summer, with Real Madrid also said to be monitoring developments. However, it has bee...

Preview: Cardiff City vs. Liverpool – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Sunday’s Premier League clash between relegation-threatened Cardiff City and title-chasing Liverpool. Liverpool‘s quest for a first top-flight title since 1990 takes them to South Wales on Easter Sunday as they face a Cardiff City side fighting for their Premier League lives. The hosts go into the weekend with a two-point lead at the top of the table, whereas Cardiff are two points adrift of safety at the other end of the standings. Cardiff © Reuters Cardiff boss Neil Warnock has suggested that he is fearful of a “battering” at the hands of Sunday’s opponents, but in private he may be much more optimistic about their chances of getting something from the game. Any side battling against relegation can be a dangerous proposition, and Cardiff...

Five talking points ahead of the weekend’s Premier League action

Manchester City and Tottenham provided a spectacle for the ages in their midweek Champions League clash and the two teams will meet again at the Etihad Stadium – this time with both needing Premier League points. Here, Press Association Sport looks at the fixture and four other talking points ahead of this weekend: Can City and Tottenham go again? Mauricio Pochettino’s side reached the Champions League semi-finals in midweek (Mike Egerton/PA) Even before these teams provided an instant classic on Wednesday night, the Saturday lunchtime kick-off looked to be the defining fixture of the weekend. But the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final has amped that up several notches, not least because of its dramatic denouement. The question now is: are both teams physically and ment...

How Liverpool could line up against Cardiff City

Sports Mole looks at how Liverpool could line up against Cardiff City as they attempt to take another step closer to a first top-flight title since 1990. Liverpool turn their attentions back to a fascinating Premier League title race on Sunday when they face a Cardiff City side fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table. The Reds make the trip to South Wales having comfortably sealed their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League, and a league and European double remains a realistic goal for Jurgen Klopp‘s side. However, they know that even a perfect end to the season may not be enough to pip Manchester City to the title and they could be knocked off top spot by the time they face Cardiff on Sunday. Here, Sports Mole looks at how the Merseysiders could line up for an...

Neil Warnock worried about Cardiff suffering a “battering” at hands of Liverpool

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock acknowledges his side could get a “battering” at home to title-chasing Liverpool. The Reds have won their last eight games in all competitions and relegation-threatened Cardiff have yet to pick up a point against top-six opposition in the Premier League this season. Warnock has been frustrated by heavy home defeats to Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham and fears a similar outcome on Sunday with Liverpool in prime form and chasing a first domestic title since 1990. Cardiff have also not beaten the Reds for nearly 60 years, a 4-0 win at Anfield in December 1959 which was Bill Shankly’s first game as Liverpool manager. “We realise the challenge, they’ve shown this season that they can beat anyone on a good day,” Wa...

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