Souness issues of Liverpool, Werner decision
For months, it appeared RB Leipzig star Timo Werner went on to become a player of Liverpool, but after the Reds opted against a move, the German forward entered into an agreement with Chelsea.
Liverpool have decided against signing Werner that the club were not willing to pay his £53m release clause, given the financial consequences of the sars coronavirus pandemic.
But the former Reds boss Graeme Souness has questioned the wisdom of Liverpool’s decision.
He told the ECHO: “ £ 50 million is not a lot in the market today, and if it is too rich for the club that I find that interesting. We do not know the request of the player or the agent, of course.
“Jurgen [Klopp] have known all about him, that to look at or talk to other people that he knows in Germany.
“By looking at it, it would have fitted in perfectly to any Liverpool system of play. He has scored goals and would have been a success at Anfield.
“I find it difficult to understand Liverpool have not been interested because of the 50 million pounds price.”
Souness also explained how the Reds can avoid the transfer trap, Manchester United are likely to be the victims at the present time.
Firmino of “likes” the idea of Coutinho return
Every time a player so much as like a post on social media – never mind comments or answers to fans immediately try to work out what it means or if it carries no importance.
Thus, when Roberto Firmino liked an Instagram post by theliverpoolgoals which has stated that Philippe Coutinho has made a plea for Jurgen Klopp to the engineer a return to Liverpool online, the reaction was inevitable.
However, this week’s reports suggested motion was “impossible” with Jurgen Klopp steering clear of a player who would still command a record transfer fee at Anfield.
Neville reveals his Reds player of the season
A lot of Liverpool fans would select to Virgil van Dijk when it comes to name the player who has had the greatest impact in the transformation of the club, in the world, and soon-to-be Premier League champions.
Gary Neville has looked elsewhere, however, at the time of appointing his Liverpool player of the season, giving the man parked behind the Dutch centre-back has been the most important.
“I think Allison did Liverpool win the League,” said the Mirror. “I think when people talk about van Dijk be the missing piece, I think it is an important element.
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“For me, Van Dijk is one of the best centre-halves I’ve ever seen live, but if you talk about the last two years; what has been the biggest change for me, Liverpool is the goal keeper.”