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Sunday 1 October
Wijnaldum talks Coutinho saga
08:00: Georginio Wijnaldum has spread out concerning the difficulties Philippe Coutinho’s Barcelona switch saga had on him and his Liverpool team-mates.
“It was difficult,” Wijnaldum instructed the Liverpool Echo.
“Phil is a in reality just right particular person and we understood why he sought after to make the transfer.
“He’s any person who has all the time given the whole thing for Liverpool. He has executed a really perfect task combating for Liverpool.
“On one facet we’d were satisfied for him if he may have long gone as he in reality sought after to make the transfer, however on the opposite facet as team-mates you wish to have him to stick as a result of you realize with Phil as a result of we’ll be higher.
“There have been two ideas for your head. You can see it from either side. Someone was once going to be disenchanted on the finish of the switch window and it was once Phil.”
Benitez refuses to rule out Liverpool go back
07:15: Rafa Benitez stresses he’s “happy” at Newcastle and needs to do smartly with the membership – however he has no longer dominated out someday returning to Liverpool.
“I didn’t have too many chances to go back. It is football so you never know. I am getting older but for a manager, I am still a young manager, so we’ll see what happens,” Benitez mentioned.
“I don’t wish to say that [I want to go back]. They have been asking me in Spain after they have been speaking concerning the nationwide crew someday. I mentioned: ‘Oh yeah.’ It turns out like you’re pushing for it someday, however that isn’t the case.
“I’m satisfied right here, I wish to do smartly right here and I want Jurgen Klopp a large number of good fortune. It is all at some point, however I don’t need any: ‘Rafa wants to go back.’ Nothing like that as a result of I’m satisfied right here and I wish to do smartly right here.”
Reds gained’t win identify underneath Klopp – Souness
06:30: Liverpool gained’t win the Premier League identify taking part in underneath Jurgen Klopp because of his ‘obsession’ with taking part in attacking soccer, says Graeme Souness.
“Some managers seem to have an obsession with attacking – and Jurgen Klopp is one of them,” Souness mentioned.
“But does that win championships? Not usually.
“The crew that wins the identify has a tendency to be balanced. They can assault and put groups to the sword when they have got to, however on the subject of the large video games they may be able to additionally grind out effects via being pragmatic.
“Klopp needs to press prime and he needs to dominate the ball — however gamers sooner or later pay the associated fee bodily for that method.
“Liverpool glance spent after an hour and, after they aren’t out of sight, they begin to undergo. It all the time appears like Liverpool end video games placing on when they have got been in overall keep an eye on. The very best groups tempo themselves.
“Jurgen needs his crew taking part in with their foot to the ground for 90 mins. I’m no longer positive you’ll be able to win the Premier League taking part in the Klopp approach.”