The place of Liverpool among the most successful footballing clubs in Europe is secure. With five European cups and eighteen league titles, the Reds have a record to be proud of. Liverpool football club latest news and rumors point at an outfit that will be very active once the transfer window opens in January. It is a team rising from a slum that has seen mixed results over the last decade. The fans have a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks.
The team closed the year at number seven having played nineteen games. They managed to gather all three points in eight games and a single point in each of the six games they drew. 2015 ended on a high with a win at the Stadium of Light against relegation threatened Sunderland. Consistency this season has seen the team concede as many goals as they scored. Their current form has earned them thirty points, nine behind league leaders Arsenal.
Jurgen Klopp was viewed as the man to turn around a team that has remains in the shadows for almost a decade now. The soft spoken German still enjoys the goodwill and support of players, fans and the management. His timid approach to the game appeals to a legendary footballing city that stands by the team regardless of its form.
With a deficit of nine points to catch up with league leaders, the manager knows that he must maintain his top players in good form. Skipper Jordan Henderson hobbled off during the second half, an occurrence that will worry the manager for sometime now. Christian Benteke is poised to play a major role in the absence of other reliable players like Divock Origi, Danny Lngs and Daniel Sturridge.
Klopp as a manager has an enviable personal profile. Having started at Mainz 05 and led them to promotion, he took over Borussia Dortmund where he helped them win two back to back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012. He also made two appearances at the champions league final with the team. He brings new life into Anfield, a stadium that is yearning for return to glory years. He has a long term career in mind.
How strong is Liverpool to win games? What has the new manager done to the team? How do players compare within themselves and amongst others in EPL? One may give a rating of a balanced team on the bases of goals scored and those conceded. It is a team that is able to win at home and away.
Rumors indicate that Danny Ward, the skipper on loan to Aberdeen may be returning to Anfield. Klopp is said to be impressed by his performance. Contractual career for Jose Enrique is coming to an end and he might be leaving Anfield.
Rumors in Liverpool indicate that they have expressed interest in Berahino and are preparing a 23.5 million pounds bid. Barcelona are said to be chasing Coutinho, a move that will require a new strategy by the manager. There rumors linking Lazio goalkeeper with a move to Anfield as Klopp seeks to boaster his defense.
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