Liverpool Friday! shock Moreno deal, Sturridge wants to sign up and Rashford told to leave rivals
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Some shock reports have emerged which have claimed Arsenal are lining up a move for Liverpool outcast Alberto Moreno at the end of the season.
The Spanish superstar was once hailed as the next best thing since Jordi Alba to come out of Spain before he made the move to the Premier League and Liverpool and was seemingly destined to become one of the best left-backs in world football, but his move has not worked out and he has failed to impress enough during his four years at Anfield.
He has only made 134 appearances for Liverpool during that time and has now lost his place in the side to the impressive Andy Robertson, who is now considered one of the best in the Premier league and Jurgen Klopp’s number one.
And with the Spanish star in his final year of his contract and seemingly not keen to agree a new deal, the Reds are resigned to losing Moreno next summer, with a whole host of clubs from across the Premier League and Europe showing a keen interest, knowing the 26-year old still has something to offer.
But now the Daily Mirror, Arsenal have been alerted to Moreno’s contract situation with the defender available on a free transfer at the end of the 2018/19 campaign.
Gunners boss Unai Emery worked with Moreno when they were together at Sevilla and is reportedly keen to take him to the Emirates as he needs regular back-up for Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac, who are solid performers for the club but are not able to play in every game of the season.
Daniel Sturridge has dropped a massive hint that he would like to stay at Liverpool beyond the season, with his contract due to run out next summer.
Sturridge is firmly regarded as one of the finest finishers in the Premier League and should be one of the all-time leading goal-scorers, but a number of injuries have held back his career and he has never really fulfilled the potential that he clearly has.
But after forcing his way back into Jurgen Klopp’s plans this season and getting himself fit, Sturridge is hoping to carry on his relatively impressive start to the new season in hope that it could convince the German to hand him a new contract, telling the Daily Star website: “I’m always trying to push myself to the next level and contribute as best I can to the team to allow us to be successful.
“I feel like we’ve been very unlucky actually over the last few years not to win something. So hopefully this’ll be the season when we can achieve that. But there’s a long way to go, there’s a lot of obstacles to overcome before we get to that stage when we can talk about trophies and these things.
“It’s important to stay focused throughout the season to get to the end – and hopefully have something to be excited about at the end.”
Chris Waddle has claimed Manchester United star Marcus Rashford will need to leave as he is being wasted at Old Trafford.
The young English striker is a firm fans favourite and one of the only players at Old Trafford that can get the fans on the edge of their seats, But over the last 12 months his development has stalled under the guidance of Jose Mourinho, who isn’t convinced the Englishman is ready to get ahead of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku.
And this season he has grown even more frustrated at the lack of game time under the special one, startng only two Premier League games, despite the fact Sanchez has been awful since his big move to United last January.
And Waddle has warned United to start valuing the youngster more, or risk losing him to a rival, as the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Arsenal have all shown an interest in getting a transfer deal done.
Waddle told the TalkSport website: “Rashford will have to leave if he doesn’t get regular first team football,” said the former England international. He needs to get games and if he’s not getting games at United then he needs to go elsewhere in order to get it.
“There’ll be a time when he decides to look at other teams where he can play week in week out, he’s never been in that position and he needs that at some point.”