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Liverpool snub Mamadou Sakho offer and ?will hold out for 20m?

Liverpool have reportedly rejected Southampton’s efforts to take out-of-favour defender Mamadou Sakho on loan – and will instead hold out for a permanent sale.

It has been reported that the Saints’ offer was ‘instantly dismissed’ as the Reds will only consider permanently offloading the France international, whom they feel is worth £20million, despite failing to play a single match this season.

The France defender has been exiled from Jurgen Klopp’s first-team plans this season after falling out with his manager while on the pre-season tour of California.

Sakho trained with and played for the club’s under-23 side for the first half of the season but since the transfer window opened he has not featured as the club want to minimise the chances of him getting injured and jeopardising a move.

The player rejected loan switches to West Brom and Stoke in August despite being told he needed to leave to re-establish his reputation, and in the intervening period the club’s stance has shifted to the point where they now want him off the books.

However, they will only consider a permanent deal in the region of £20million for the 26-year-old.

Southampton are looking to strengthen in central defence after captain Jose Fonte handed in a transfer request earlier this month.

Sevilla, Swansea and Crystal Palace were also believed to be looking at the player but none have followed up their initial interest.

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Liverpool – teamtalk.com 19 Jan 14:14

Wenger warns Prem giants against matching Chinese SL wages

Arsene Wenger believes Premier League clubs could be in serious “danger” if they try to match the astronomical wages being offered by Chinese Super League clubs.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been linked with a move to the Far East with an offer of £600,000 a week reportedly on the table for the Spain international.

Two of his former Stamford Bridge team-mates, Oscar and John Obi Mikel, have already moved to Super League outfits, while former Premier League striker Carlos Tevez became the highest-earning player in the world when he joined Shanghai Shenhua in December.

Arsenal manager Wenger is facing questions on a weekly basis over the future of both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, as the pair reportedly seek parity with the best-paid players in the Premier League.

But the Frenchman fears the ever-increasing pay packet of a top-flight star could soon end up being compared to the money on offer in China.

“That’s the danger, that the Chinese offers become the benchmark for Europe,” Wenger said, when asked if the money on offer in China could complicate negotiations with top players.

“You cannot compete with that but I still think that, when you’re a footballer, the first thing is that you want to play against the best players in the best teams.

“Of course it’s a worry but it happened in Europe before. It also happens when you’re at a smaller club. Sometimes we had periods where we could not financially compete with the bigger clubs who took our players away from us. It can happen inside the country.”

Despite his fears, Wenger believes many players will want to stay put in the Premier League and Europe rather than uproot for financial gains.

“My thought is that when you want to be a football player, your first aspiration is to play in the best league, against the best players,” he added.

“That has to be the first target, after that when you are a professional football player you want to combine the fact you can play in the best league, against the best players, for the maximum amount of money.

“I think that combination is the best in England at the moment, so I don’t see why the players should leave the English Premier League.

“But China has moved forward, tries to promote football and I’m happy that football becomes very popular in China, but I still think most of the players, of the big players, will stay in Europe at the moment.”

 

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Liverpool F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 19 Jan 13:49

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?The next four games will shape and define Liverpool?s entire season?

Manchester United fans welcome the sale of ‘huge flop’ Memphis Depay and insist a buy-back clause isn’t needed, while Chelsea supporters discuss the real reasons behind Oscar’s sale and Liverpool fans prepare for a critical period.

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The next 12 days will shape Liverpool’s entire season

The next 12 days will define us and can very well shape our season – it all starts with the clash against Swansea on Saturday.
We also have cup games v Wolves and Southampton culminating in the Chelsea game.
I see Swansea coming and parking the bus on Sat. It’s up to us to break them down.
With more or less a full strength team there’s no reason why not. We’re meant to be getting a response back from FIFA tomorrow which will either allow Matip to play or will mean further investigation. The whole thing is a farce. Mistakes made by all parties.
The full 3 points is all that matters on Sat.

gingerlfc

 

Memphis De-Flop! But should United insert a buy-back clause?

Buy back clause in sale agreement, just in case his attitude turns 180 degrees and travels a few hundred miles in the right direction. Talent but no drive. Thought he’d hit the big-time, time to be demoted to average at best.

Kilyboye

 

I stand humbly corrected for defending Memphis and believing in him so much during his first season “problems”. Several posters told me he was pants and I didn’t listen, I also ignored his questionable lifestyle (as reported by media). I really believed that this fella and Schneiderlin would be good signings for us but it turned out that both were so bad that they couldn’t convince van Gaal or Mourinho to start them.

Schneiderlin was particularly disappointing. I was convinced he would slide in smoothly to replace Carrick but it turns out that a 35 year old Carrick was too good for him. Meanwhile, Ander Herrera arrived as a no10 and scored/assisted 14 goals in his first season, he was a predominately attacking player – Herrera adapted into an industrious box to box midfielder and basically took Schneiderlin’s designated position for this season. The emphatic failure of Schneiderlin to earn a start at this club under 2 different managers is an embarrassment to him and to me.

As for Memphis, I hear we have a sell on clause and a buy-back clause. Seems to me that Edward is getting some decent advice for a change.

hatters

 

Memphis only plays for Memphis. No doubt there is talent there but his attitude like many before him is his achilles heel. Strutted round the pitch like he didn’t give a bollix and had 5 balon d’or in his locker. The problem with a lot of recent signings is that the character and attitude has just not been right. Normally Mourinho never has an issue calling players like this out. Will be very interesting to see who he identifies and signs to play in the middle of the park next season. Will also be interesting to see if Shaw gets the bullet like his mate Depay!

n1xer

 

What a waste,£36m wasted on a complete dud.One of the biggest flops the PL has ever seen.Like hatters,I too had great expectations from this lad.I`m reading Januzaj might be on his way to France too,would love to see Young,Darmian,Bastian,and Rooney leave this window,with Valencia,Shaw,Carrick,Fellaini,Ibra,Rojo,shipped out in the summer.

redblood

A buy-back clause is useless. Lets say he does a de bruyne and starts performing in France and suddenly shows everyone his talent. Why would he want to come back to OT its not like he was given a chance this season?

Maybe if he was from Manchester and came through the system it would have been a different story – he might have been given an extended run in the team and more opportunities.

Sell on clause is a good piece of business though from woodward.

Next on the list should be ashely young. I mean what about this guys attitude? Sitting on his arse collecting £130k and doesn’t play any football but he seems happy with that situation milking the club. Surely as professional footballer you want to be playing football not sitting on the sidelines collecting your hefty wage packet? He should be shipped out ASAP i dont understand why Jose is keeping him – he offers nothing apart from being English.

RS83

 

 

Is Diego Costa simply trying to get paid what he feels he is worth?

Diego Costa: Left out against Leicester

I think the problem is that being human we all have a value in our own minds of what we are worth in our jobs. If I think I do a better job than the guy next to me then I would probably ask the manager for a rise

Costa is no different. The question is whether his own valuation is the same as Conte’s…!!

Costa is an important component of the Chelsea team and if his form continued over the next few years then we would all expect to win more trophies and believe he is a great striker. Is his input into the team better than Hazard, Kante or Courtois…?

This is where negotiations begin and for the Club they should have set limitations on what we can afford to spend as we all know we need to comply with the new financial rules

Cannot blame Costa asking for money on the back of his performances to date but do feel he has set the bar too high. Then again I would simply take that as his tactics knowing that number will not be met but he makes it clear he wants more than the Club originally offered. KTBFFH

CFC1905

 

Time for reflection – but where are Arsenal heading?

Arsene Wenger: Offers thoughts on Everton loss

About mid season, time for reflection maybe.
I feel a sense of Déjà vu, this season again. We sit outside top four, our team is lackluster in performance. We started badly with first game and have shown good and bad performances, mainly however, insipid against mediocre teams. United gave us a scare and yet we kicked Chelsea. I think they have improved, so will be interesting on the return game soon.
We sit in the CL with Bayern waiting, again. Whom I feel have our measure.
Injuries have hindered us with long term loss of influential players at crucial times. Cazorla being a huge blow. Same old, same old.
All quiet in the transfer market with promise of “plenty money” for next year.

Are we going anywhere?

Whether you’re WIB, or WOB, we must all see our situation and evaluate, in a sober, logical mind. Are the present fundamentals in place, to lift this club, whom we ALL support. To achieve success in the competitions we measure ourselves in.
I think not. We debate Ad nauseam, on the reasons for our lack of achievement. I have my views, often in conflict with others on this site. This does not in anyway belittle the opposing views and has led to some insightful and illuminating debate, from which I have learned much. One thing, that is common is the passion and love we have for this monster called Arsenal. No one can deny this trait. I know it exists in other teams and supporters. However, we chose Arsenal FC, the Gunners, the Super Reds. I still talk to anyone I see wearing Arsenal colours, or brand. My Dog even has an Arsenal collar, no not a French poodle(I have had one), but a German Anatolian cross!

To close a maudlin reflection. It’s time for change. We need a new evaluation WITH action, to take this Arsenal to the place it should be. Respected and feared, by other teams and their supporters alike. Same old, same old don’t cut it.
Three points from Chelsea please, with a goal feast against Burnley on Sunday.

Gooner for life.

Gooner54

 

Pretty much a spot on summary of season at this stage, Gooner.
At the point in the season, Chelsea have set the benchmark, even though we beat them comprehensively. They are a much different side now and yet when I look at their team / squad, I think its clear to see that Conte has made a bigger difference to them than anyone and that is what top sides need from a manager.

They are dominating the league with a back 3 that no one would have predicted. One of them is a RB by trade, who spent most of his time at Chelsea playing LB under Jose! Cahill is a solid but probably not top class CB and David Luiz was a laughing stock during his first spell in England. Somehow Conte has taken that and built a solid foundation for a title push. I look at our back 4 and think, they are all quality players but we are not getting the most out of them. Our 2 CBs could play for any team in this league and Bellerin on his day is the best RB in the league. Yet as a collective, they rarely perform consistently to the level we need. Spurs and Chelsea have only conceded 14 and 15 respectively. We have shipped 22. It needs to tighten up quickly.

At the other end of the field, Chelsea have found a dangerous 3 in Pedro, Hazard and Costa. Then again, look a our options. We have actually scored more than Chelsea and Spurs so far but we make life difficult by not keeping them out at the other end and that has left us 8 points off the lead at this stage.

Injuries have absolutely caused us a problem. We can’t replace Santi at the minute and that has to be the priority for Wenger or whoever comes in after him.

Overall I would suggest that so far this season, given the quality in our squad, we have underachieved again. I don’t see Wenger having the ability to get the maximum from this group of players and that is why there should be no new contract on the table.

Andy528

 

Allardyce getting the excuses in already at Crystal Palace

I think Big Sam is starting to make excuses already, not entirely convinced he can motivate players but only time will tell. My only argument to the fact that Pardew is to blame for all our problems is that Parish sanctioned all this. At the end of last season we limped home in the league but were on a roll in the FA cup, we needed more firepower and cover for our defence as it wasn’t leaking as badly.

Pardew bought in 2 forwards Benteke $30mill, Remy loan, defence wise Tomkins $10mill, Mandanda free, Mid/Wing Townsend $12mill.

Sam Allardyce: Looking for Palace win

On paper all excellent buys and what we required considering we sold Gayle for $10mill and Bolasie $25mill who were both great deals for the club, for Gayle hardly played and Bolasie was hot and cold though explosive. Jedi is the odd one out but we are unsure whether he was prepared to stay at the club as a back up?

The others bought in Flamini and Benteke J, were just back up on a freebie. Unfortunately take out Soare and Wickham as well as Cabaye early on, poor form by Punch, injury to Steveeee, Dann given captaincy and out of form, we have been found wanting. When you add up the sums Parish didn’t really dig into his pockets nor the American owners as all we spent was $17mill and he made the final decision on who else we could afford. Yes you can say break out the violins but the above speaks for itself as far as this season goes.
PS I am still thankful to Parish and really hope Big Sam can pull him out of the manure he has found himself in with his poor decision making.

PerthEagle

 

Dele Alli’s Real link? Simply a ploy by the Spanish media to get him to La Liga

Dele Ali: Boasts impressive stats for his age

Surely we looking at lazy Marca journalism attempting to engineer interest and bring the player to Real Madrid. Or do you think there’s something in it and Daniel Levy is starting to wipe away some drool from his shiny chin?

brenlong

 

Andros Townsend return could boost Newcastle further

Barlaser, Findlay and El Mhanni all had starts, which is very welcome. Shelvey and Ritchie shined. Gouff didn’t play bad himself, in the striker position. El Mhanni too raw, Barlaser needs a couple of games, but Findlay is ready for championship. Good performance, congrats to the lads. Forget Luke Shaw though – I don’t see him dropping down a division, but I can see Andros heading back, cause Big Sam doesn’t know how to play a guy like him.

Imagine Andros on one side, Ritchie on the other… We would be guaranteed the championship.

enter_tooner

 

How City can get the best out of John Stones….

John Stones: Not yet at his best

Stones has the makings of a top, top player but I get the feeling he works better with quality around him. Fair to say at the moment that’s not there.

Bravo, I’m struggle to see any positives at the moment. He must be a good keeper otherwise he wouldn’t have played for the teams he has but he just looks lost to me.

What we need in the short term is an Andy Morrison type signing, someone to drag us out of this slump whilst VK is sadly out.

HK Blue

 

Too early to question Pep – it HAS to be a long-term project

“Pep has been found out”? Seriously, give the guy longer than 5 months!! He’s not come here to shut up shop and scrape 1-0 wins, his style hasn’t translated immediately to the premier league nor does he have the defensive players at city to do so yet.

I’d rather City be a team talked about in 2-3 years time alongside Real Madrid, Barca and Bayern, rather than play the ‘english way’ just to get through this season.

mcfc-psycholgy

 

 

Was Oscar sale purely to cover Chelsea’s financial deficits?

I read somewhere that we made a 76 million pound loss for the 2015-2016 financial year….67 million of that was to Adidas for breaking our agreement with them 6 years early and 8.5 million was to Jose and his backroom staff. Money was also paid out to our ex hot doc Eva….that covers the huge loss. Is this true?

Our disastrous season didn’t help matters either. Seems this year’s financials will be seriously healthy especially if we win the league. The new Nike deal will be a huge income booster as well as money made from the Oscar sale.

Stuilse

 

 

Matip situation is beyond a bad joke for Liverpool

The Matip situation is beyond a joke. Regardless of whether he has officially retired or not, it’s obvious to both club and country that he has no interest in being there and he made it abundantly clear. Why would you need a process to pave the way for a retirement in international football?

If his coaches knew, which they did, that Matip had no intention of playing, then surely this should be a non-issue. The Cameroon official is a bitter and twisted fool for stopping him playing football for his club.

bofa


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Rumour Mill: Juve offer Arsenal swap; Chelsea?s Balde battle

Juventus are open to a swap deal with Arsenal, while Manchester City are linked with keepers from both Atletico and Real Madrid, according to Thursday’s transfer rumours…

Arsenal

Juventus are willing to offer Miralem Pjanic in part-exchange for Alexis Sanchez (Tuttosport)

The Gunners have rejected Juve’s interest in Sanchez as they continue contract renewal talks with the 28-year-old forward. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal are yet to open contract talks with midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23, and defender Kieran Gibbs 27, despite all three having just 18 months left on their current deals. (Evening Standard)

Arsene Wenger has ruled out a move for Dimitri Payet, saying he “doesn’t need” the West Ham playmaker (various)

Dimitri Payet: Clause in his deal

Burnley

Andre Gray says he is “happy” at Burnley amid links with West Ham (Talksport)

Burnley are weighing up a move for Norwich City winger Alex Pritchard. (The Sun)

Burnley have made a £7.5m bid for Hull’s 29-year-old midfielder Robert Snodgrass. (Daily Mail)

The Clarets are also close to completing a £3.5m deal for Barnsley’s 26-year-old defender Marc Roberts. (The Guardian)

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Chelsea

Alvaro Morata is again linked with Chelsea as a replacement for Diego Costa (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea and Tottenham are potential buyers with Man Utd set to sell Luke Shaw in the summer (The Independent)

The Blues have made an enquiry to Middlesbrough over Adama Traore’s availability (Sky Sports)

Chelsea are among a number of clubs keen on Atletico Madrid star Yannick Carrasco (Daily Star)

Chelsea and Liverpool are among a group of Premier League clubs interested in Genk’s Leon Bailey. (The Sun)

Everton and Chelsea are in talks with Atalanta over a deal for Franck Kessie (Goal)

AC Milan will rival Chelsea in the race to sign Lazio winger Keita Balde (Tuttosport)

 

Crystal Palace

Patrice Evra is willing to join Crystal Palace but the Juventus veteran is stalling in the hope of a better offer (Tuttosport)

Crystal Palace are preparing a £10m bid for Tottenham left-back Ben Davies, but Spurs want at least £20m for the 23-year-old. (The Sun)

Andros Townsend is fighting to save his Crystal Palace career – and could be ready to make a sensational return to Newcastle. (Daily Mirror)

Palace are the latest club to offer Mamadou Sakho a route out of Anfield as they joined the race for his signature. (Daily Mail)

Arsene Wenger says it is now up to Carl Jenkinson whether he joins Crystal Palace (various)

Crystal Palace are the latest club to be interested in signing Brentford striker Scott Hogan (The Guardian)

Patrice Evra: Considering his future

Everton

Swansea and Everton are interested in signing Young Boys’ 27-year-old attacking midfielder Yoric Ravet. (L’Equipe)

Everton and Chelsea are in talks with Atalanta over a deal for Franck Kessie (Goal)

Everton offered Werder Bremen an immediate 100 per cent profit on their new signing Thomas Delaney but neither the club nor the Danish midfielder were interested (BT)

AC Milan believe they can still do a deal with Everton for Gerard Deulofeu despite the two parties being way apart in their negotiations (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Gerard Deulofeu: Improved at Everton

Hull City

Hull are close to signing Olympiakos’ 25-year-old right-back Omar Elabdellaoui. (Sky Sports)

The Tigers, West Brom, Swansea and Sunderland are all interested in Leonardo Ulloa, who has handed in a transfer request at Leicester (Daily Express)

Hull have told West Brom to double their £8million offer for Jake Livermore (Daily Star)

Leicester

West Brom, Hull, Swansea and Sunderland are all interested in Leonardo Ulloa, who has handed in a transfer request at Leicester (Daily Express)

The Foxes have rejected a second offer from La Liga side Alaves for striker Ulloa (IB Times)

Leicester target Mario Lemina will not be moving in the January window after the Juventus player picked up a foot injury (Tuttosport)

Leo Ulloa: Unhappy at Leicester

Liverpool

Chelsea and Liverpool are among a group of Premier League clubs interested in Genk’s Leon Bailey. (The Sun)

Liverpool have rejected a loan bid from Southampton for Mamadou Sakho, with the Reds only interested in sanctioning a permanent deal (Liverpool Echo)

Crystal Palace are the latest club to offer Sakho a route out of Anfield as they joined the race for his signature. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool have made the first move in a bid to sign Man City stopper Joe Hart, who is currently on loan at Torino (Tuttosport)

Joe Hart: Makes an astonishing save

Manchester City

Man City have made the signing of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak a priority for the summer (Goal)

Real Masdrid stopper Keylor Navas is wanted by Man City (OKDiario)

Liverpool have made the first move in a bid to sign Man City stopper Joe Hart, who is currently on loan at Torino (Tuttosport)

Man City are ready to rival Man Utd for the signing of Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann (London Evening Standard)

Aston Villa are winning the race to sign in-demand Bury youngster Jacob Bedeau, who has been watched by United and City (Bury Times)

Manchester United

Chelsea and Tottenham are potential buyers with Man Utd set to sell Luke Shaw in the summer (The Independent)

Shaw’s agent has slammed “irresponsible journalism” over reports the left-back was set to be sold, and insists the defender is happy at Man Utd and the club are happy with him (Sky Sports)

United will battle PSG to sign striker Kevin Gameiro from Atletico in the summer (Don Balon)

Boca Juniors are targeting a summer move for Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero (Sky Sports)

Manchester United are planning to make a £70million move for Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva this summer (The Sun)

United are looking to bring Ajax’s Danish sensation Kasper Dolberg to Old Trafford this summer. (The Sun)

Aston Villa are winning the race to sign in-demand Bury youngster Jacob Bedeau, who has been watched by United and City (Bury Times)

Middlesbrough

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has had a stunning £10m offer for Jordan Rhodes turned down by Middlesbrough. (The Sun)

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Southampton

Southampton have been rebuffed in a request to take Mamadou Sakho on loan from Liverpool. (Daily Mail)

West Ham have made their move for Southampton’s want-away captain and centre-back Jose Fonte. (The Mirror)

West Brom are also in talks to sign Fonte (The Mirror)

Claude Puel: Chats to Fonte

Stoke

Marc Muniesa has already agreed personal terms with Real Betis, who must now negotiate with Stoke (Estadio Deportivo)

Sunderland

Sunderland boss David Moyes is eyeing up a move for £8.5m-rated Montpellier star Ryad Boudebouz. (The Sun)

The Black Cats, West Brom, Hull and Swansea are all interested in Leonardo Ulloa, who has handed in a transfer request at Leicester (Daily Express)

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Swansea

Swansea and Everton are interested in signing Young Boys’ 27-year-old attacking midfielder Yoric Ravet. (L’Equipe)

Swansea are interested in Everton forward Arouna Kone (football.fr)

The Swans, West Brom, Hull, and Sunderland are all interested in Leonardo Ulloa, who has handed in a transfer request at Leicester (Daily Express)

Tottenham

Crystal Palace are preparing a £10m bid for Tottenham left-back Ben Davies, but Spurs want at least £20m for the 23-year-old. (The Sun)

Chelsea and Tottenham are potential buyers with Man Utd set to sell Luke Shaw in the summer (The Independent)

Galatasaray and Besiktas are interested in taking Vincent Janssen from Tottenham (Voetbal International)

Luke Shaw: Defender called out by Jose Mourinho

Watford

West Brom are in talks to sign Odion Ighalo from Watford (Sky Sports)

West Brom

Hull have told West Brom to double their £8million offer for Jake Livermore (Daily Star)

West Brom have been linked Leonardo Ulloa, who has handed in a transfer request at Leicester (Sky Sports)

The Baggies are also eyeing Jose Fonte from Southampton (The Mirror)

West Brom are in talks to sign Odion Ighalo from Watford (Sky Sports)

Andre Gray: Hit 22-minute hat-trick for Burnley

West Ham

Andre Gray says he is “happy” at Burnley amid links with West Ham (Talksport)

Marseille are preparing a third bid for West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet, 29, after having a £20m offer rejected. (Sky Sports)

Payet, who has been forced to train with West Ham’s youth team, is willing to take a pay cut to rejoin the French side. (The Mirror)

Hammers winger Michail Antonio, 26, is set to sign a five-and-a-half-year contract worth £70,000 a week. (The Guardian)

West Ham have made their move for Southampton’s want-away captain and centre-back Jose Fonte. (The Mirror)

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ESPN FC - Liverpool News 19 Jan 12:02

Liverpool reject Southampton loan offer for Mamadou Sakho - source

Gab Marcotti addresses the situation between Liverpool, Cameroon, FIFA and defender Joel Matip. The ESPN FC panel assess the performances of Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi in their FA Cup win over Plymouth. Lucas scored the lone goal as Liverpool won away at Plymouth Argyle to advance to the fourth round of the FA Cup. Liverpool have rejected a loan offer from Southampton for Mamadou Sakho, a source has told ESPN FC. Saints boss Claude Puel wanted to take the out-of-favour defender on loan until the end of the season, with Jose Fonte set to depart St. Mary's, but Liverpool are adamant that Sakho will only be leaving on a permanent deal in the January transfer window. Sources told ESPN FC earlier this month that the Reds are demanding £20 million for Sakho, who last played for the first team on April 20, 2016.  The...

Liverpool – teamtalk.com 19 Jan 11:38

Quiz! How many of Belgium?s 2013 squad can you name?

With Yannick Carrasco in the news on Thursday morning, TEAMtalk thought we’d test your knowledge on Belgian football.

The Atletico Madrid star has been linked with an £86million move to Chelsea, and while his buy-out clause is a little extreme, it does emphasise just how good Belgian football has become in recent years.

TEAMtalk has linked up with Sporcle to bring you the quiz, which will test your knowledge to the limit.

Although 2013 was before Carrasco’s Belgium breakthrough, we’re asking you to name the 23 players who did make up their squad in 2013.

It’s certainly far harder than it sounds – especially when you’re up against the clock.

Use the story comment facility box, below, to let us know how you fare.

 


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ESPN FC - Liverpool News 19 Jan 10:58

Rivaldo: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho 'would be good for Barcelona'

Gab Marcotti addresses the situation between Liverpool, Cameroon, FIFA and defender Joel Matip. The ESPN FC panel assess the performances of Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi in their FA Cup win over Plymouth. Lucas scored the lone goal as Liverpool won away at Plymouth Argyle to advance to the fourth round of the FA Cup. Paul Mariner and Ross Dyer make their predictions for which teams will grab the top four spots in the Premier League. Brazil legend Rivaldo has told Sky Sports that Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho could follow in his footsteps by moving to Barcelona at some point in the future. Rivaldo, who was crowned Ballon d'Or winner in 1999, played five seasons for the Spanish giants between 1997 and 2002, winning two La Liga titles. Coutinho, 24, has continued to be linked with a move to Barcelona in recent months, having established himself as one of the best players in the Premier League.  Rivaldo believes a move to...

ESPN FC - Liverpool News 19 Jan 10:30

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp presented with giant pasty at Plymouth

Plymouth is a long way from Liverpool, so Jurgen Klopp was presented with a gift thanking him for making the near-600-mile trip for Wednesday's FA Cup third-round replay. Indeed, at the end of his news conference following the Reds' 1-0 win, Klopp was presented with a local delicacy in the south west of England for the lengthy journey home. Ginsters gave Klopp a giant Cornish pasty to consume en route to Merseyside much to his surprise. Mad way to end a press conference! #LFC pic.twitter.com/LlxBdK18ad -...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 19 Jan 10:01

Argyle 'unfortunate' to lose to Liverpool

Plymouth were unlucky not to progress in the FA Cup after their 1-0 replay loss to Liverpool, says Argyle manager Derek Adams.

ESPN FC - Liverpool News 19 Jan 09:19

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp expects Lucas Leiva to stay

Lucas scored the lone goal as Liverpool won away at Plymouth Argyle to advance to the fourth round of the FA Cup. The ESPN FC panel assess the performances of Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi in their FA Cup win over Plymouth. Gab Marcotti addresses the situation between Liverpool, Cameroon, FIFA and defender Joel Matip. Jurgen Klopp says he expects FA Cup match-winner Lucas Leiva to stay at Liverpool beyond the January transfer window. Lucas has started only three Premier League games this season and has been linked to a January move, with Italian giants Inter Milan said to be leading the race for his signature. But after the Brazilian's goal saw Liverpool through their third-round replay at Plymouth with a 1-0 win, Klopp said the 30-year-old is going nowhere. Asked if Lucas was definitely staying at Liverpool,...

Liverpool F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 19 Jan 09:11

Manchester United splash cash - Arsenal & Co's net spends

Tottenham sold Tom Carroll to Swansea for £4.5million and, though a modest fee in the modern game, it had a significant affect on their spending statistics.

Liverpool F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 19 Jan 02:51

Liverpool turn down Mamadou Sakho bid from Southampton

France international defender Mamadou Sakho is available but Liverpool are keen on a permanent sale and have been asking for £20million for the 26-year-old, who has not played this season.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 19 Jan 01:22

Plymouth Argyle 0-1 Liverpool

Lucas Leiva's first goal in seven years sends Liverpool into the FA Cup fourth round at the expense of League Two Plymouth.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 18 Jan 21:18

Bereaved dad meets FA Cup 'angels'

A fan who learned his son had died while watching an FA Cup game is reunited with two men who comforted him.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 18 Jan 12:23

Liverpool leave Matip out of replay

Liverpool decide not to include Joel Matip for the FA Cup replay at Plymouth as confusion over the defender's availability goes on.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Liverpool | BBC 17 Jan 22:17

Matip decision expected on Friday

Liverpool will find out on Friday whether a disciplinary case against Joel Matip will be opened over the defender's availability.

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