Liverpool will not listen to Coutinho and his agent
Philippe Coutinho continues to be the ultimate example of the grass not always greener on the other side.
The Brazilian has suffered a disappointing fate since moving his big money to Barcelona, and even when he was offered a ray of light with a loan for Bayern Munich, he suffers from the indignation of the German giants who choose not to follow up on a permanent move.
With this option out the window, and with Coutinho who now seems desperate to end his stay at Camp Nou, he and agent Kia Joorabchian have been on the charm offensive in their search for a new club.
And they firmly aim for a return to the Premier League, which will of course lead many people to the natural conclusion that a spectacular return to Anfield is in sight.
As Paul Gorst argues, this is unlikely, and the Reds would be wise to give ample space to Coutinho and his agent – you can read his thoughts on the matter here.
Message from LeBron James to the Reds after the support of “Black Lives Matter”
Sports stars around the world have shown solidarity and support in tribute to George Floyd after his death last month.
Floyd died after being kneeled around the neck by a Minneapolis police officer during his arrest, with a video capturing the nine-minute test as he struggled to breathe and shouted “I can’t breathe.”
Officer Derek Chauvin has since been charged with third degree murder, while three other officers have been dismissed.
Mr. Floyd’s death sparked protests and riots across the United States, with a number of sports stars showing their support over the weekend.
And on Monday, the Liverpool team joined the show of force with a powerful image of the players taking the knee at Anfield.
The image was shared by club players alongside the message “Unity is the strength #BlackLivesMatter”, and was spotted by LeBron James, with the NBA icon sharing it with his supporters.
You can read the full story here.
Jurgen Klopp’s Parade Promise
Assuming everything goes according to plan and the Premier League returns later this month, unless there is a fairly surprising turnaround, Liverpool will be crowned champion.
The Reds are 25 points ahead of the top and need only six points to conclude their first league crown since 1990.
Jurgen Klopp insists, however, that nothing has been won yet, and he will do everything possible once the Premier League returns.
But Klopp said, “We are still not champions. We have to play football games and we have to win them.
“We know we are close but close is not there. We have 27 points left and we will do anything to take them all. “
Of course, even the Germans will know deep down that it is only a question of dotting the I and crossing the T, which leaves the question of celebrations.
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Liverpool fans have dreamed of this moment for years, but the coronavirus epidemic has of course canceled any plans for an immediate celebration similar to those that followed the Champions League final victory last year.
Klopp however promised that a parade would take place – when he was sure to do so.
“You always celebrate wherever you are.
“If we become champions – whatever celebration is possible, we will do it as an internal team. And with all of our supporters by the time we are allowed to do it again. “
“I can promise that if that happens, there will also be a parade. Whenever. Who cares! “
Learn more about the Liverpool boss here.