Klopp told Mbappe has decided to leave PSG, would fans welcome Premier League defender?, Hendeson makes massive Salah claim
Henderson makes Salah claim, Mbappe has decided to leave PSG and would fans welcome Coady? in Liverpool news roundup…
Would Liverpool fans welcome Conor Coady after Mark Lawrenson has advised the club he is a “ready-made” replacement for Virgil van Dijk.
Liverpool are the current Premier League Champions and easily have one of the very best defences in world football, but after the injury of Van Dijk against Everton last weekend, Liverpool have some serious issues at the back.
Van Dijk’s absence leaves Jurgen Klopp with only Joe Gomez and Joel Matip to choose from as natural centre-back options, while Fbainho has been filling in that position in recent weeks.
But the Reds are still being tipped to dip into the January market to bolster their options at the back, and Lawrenson thinks Coady has enough Premier League experience to fill in for Van Dijk, having seen him prove himself at Wolves over the past few seasons.
“I would think Virgil will be out for the season,” the ex-Reds defender told The Argus. “I think it’s a write-off because you’ve got to get match fit and that’s almost impossible nowadays because they don’t play reserve team football.
“If Liverpool are going to pay big money for somebody in January, they want absolutely ready-made. Conor Coady has had loads of shouts and he is a very good organiser who has played lots of games in the Premier League.”
Coady is ready to make that step up to a big side like Liverpool and if Klopp believes that he will make an impact at the club, then we are very sure that he will make a move to try and get a transfer deal done.
Mohamed Salah is better now than he was in his first season at Liverpool, according to Jordan Henderson.
Salah was a shock signing from Roma just a few seasons ago and many people believed that Jurgen Klopp had gone crazy after splashing £34 million to sign the former Chelsea star, who flopped massively during his stay at Stamford Bridge.
However, Salah endeared himself to Liverpool fans instantly following a €42 million (£38m/$50m) move from Roma in the summer of 2017, scoring 44 goals in 52 appearances in his maiden campaign at Anfield, and and already has six goals to his name in 2020-21.
Henderson is in awe of how consistent Salah has been in front of goal, and thinks he is a more complete player now: “Mo’s numbers are jaw-dropping,” the Liverpool captain wrote in the club’s official matchday programme ahead of a home date with FC Midtjylland in the Champions League on Tuesday. “He’s achieved his century in just 159 appearances – that is computer game stuff!
“I read that Mo got to this milestone in the third-quickest time in LFC history. The other two Liverpool players who got to a century quicker are Roger Hunt and Jack Parkinson – and we are going back quite a long time. It just emphasises the enormity of his contribution.
“I shouldn’t be surprised, but it yet again underlines just how blessed we all are to be working with him, or be a supporter of this club at the time he is here with us.
“Not for one minute do I think Mo is taken for granted; he 100 per cent isn’t by anyone associated with our club at least. But I do think the level of his achievement maybe deserves a little more recognition in the game.
“It’s possible that the numbers he hit in his first season with us – 40-plus goals – means everything else since has been measured by an unfair and unrealistic yardstick.
“As someone privileged to play alongside him, I can tell you I think he is so much better now than during that first season. I also think his contribution now is more important than in that first season. As amazing as he was, he has only got better and better.”
Liverpool and Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappe’s days as a Paris Saint-Germain player are numbered, according to Adil Rami.
Mbappe has shown startling form in the early years of his career, following up his 33 Ligue 1 goals in 2018-19 with 18 from 20 games in the truncated subsequent campaign, and This season he has begun with six goals and three assists in four starts and an appearance off the bench for PSG in their domestic campaign.
However, there has been some big speculation in the media that he could leave PSG at the end of the season and make the move to one of the big Leagues in world football, with Liverpool ready to take him to the Premier League, and Madrid ready to take him to La Liga.
Madrid lead United in the chase, but anything could happen if the right amount of money is offer, and Rami is convinced Mbappe is planning for a future away from the Parc des Princes.
Speaking on RMC Sport show Top of the Foot, Rami said the lack of news about a new deal for Mbappe at PSG makes his exit an inevitability.
“I think it’s done, especially since it’s not moving forward in the [contract] discussions,” Rami said when quizzed on the possibility of the Frenchman signing for Madrid.
“You have the impression that it annoys him to talk about it, he does not talk about it with the club, his entourage.
“And from the moment where it annoys him, it means he does not want to hear it. It is awkward for him.
“His future is all mapped out and it’s sad for the Parisians, even for Ligue 1. I love this player.”
If Mbappe comes onto that transfer market and United are serious about trying to get a transfer deal done, then they need to sign the man up, he is the marquee signing that the club need.
Liverpool may not need to add Mbappe to the squad now, but how could they miss out on the chance to sign the Frenchman if he does leave and does not sign with Madrid?