Liverpool ready to sell 24-year-old star club values at £12m as interest from PL outfit lodged – Football Insider

Liverpool are said to value Nathaniel Phillips at £12m, contrasting a prior report shared by Sky Sports, which had valued the Englishman at £15m.

This comes from Football Insider, with the publication claiming that relegation-threatened Wolves are eyeing the defender as a potentially suitable winter window purchase.

Given the wealth of centre-half options at the Reds’ disposal, regular playing minutes will be a highly unlikely prospect for the 24-year-old without a repeat of the injury crisis that ruined the club’s title retention hopes last term.

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Few, if any, would begrudge the Bolton Baresi a January exit in the hopes of being more firmly involved in first-team football.

The centre-back has been nothing short of a model professional for us when called upon, as has been well-demonstrated once more this term with … Read the rest

Tottenham rival Arsenal for signing of £50million-rated Premier League star

Tottenham are reportedly ready to make Brighton right-back Tariq Lamptey a top transfer target in the near future in a potential £50million deal.

Arsenal have also been chasing Lamptey for some time now, but it seems they can now expect strong competition from Spurs due to Antonio Conte’s desire to land the former Chelsea youngster.

Lamptey has shone at Brighton and looks destined for a big move at some point, with Brighton clearly keen to bring in big money from his sale.

The Seagulls sold Ben White to Arsenal in the summer and it seems they want a similar fee, something in the region of £50m, for Lamptey as well.

Tariq Lamptey is wanted by Tottenham and Arsenal

New Liverpool v Arsenal League Cup clash date revealed as EFL accept Reds’ postponement request

Liverpool’s upcoming League Cup clash with Arsenal has been postponed after the Reds’ application for a postponement was accepted by the EFL, with it now set to take place on 13th January a week before the second-leg on 20th.

This comes courtesy of James Carroll for the club’s official website, after the latest COVID-19 outbreak led to a shutdown of the club’s training ground.

Pep Lijnders was one of the latest affected by the most recent tests, which presumably left the Merseysiders unable to fill the required quota of 13 outfield players and a goalkeeper.

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Whilst it will undoubtedly be disappointing for fans looking forward to a taste of some semi-final Carabao Cup action, it’s a welcome break that will hopefully allow us to get on top of the concerning developments … Read the rest

Liverpool granted postponement request ahead of Carabao Cup semi-final against Arsenal

Liverpool’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Arsenal has been postponed after the club’s postponement request was granted by the EFL.

The news comes after Liverpool confirmed assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders, who was set to take charge of the first team for the tie, returned a positive Covid-19 test result.

Liverpool have come under a mass string of cases within the club over the last week that saw Alisson, Roberto Firmino and Joel Matip miss The Reds trip to Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. A game that ended 2-2 following a Chelsea comeback from being two goals down inside the opening … Read the rest

The further business Liverpool could do in January as first transfer made

Liverpool have tended to avoid the January transfer window like the plague unless either motivated by desperation (see last term) or the right man being available at the right time (see 2018).

With the Reds a considerable 11 points behind Manchester City in the title race (albeit with a game in hand to play) and the Cityzens showing no signs of halting their remarkable progress, one might argue that the first condition at the very least has been satisfied.

It then, of course, raises the question as to what targets Michael Edwards and co. could look to pursue to help the side turn things around in the second-half of the season after the club marked it’s first involvement in the window with the sale of Tony Gallacher.

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“Seriously, it’s some of the worst football you’ve ever seen” – A warning to Man Utd fans already pining for Pochettino

The appointment of Ralf Rangnick was meant to be an exciting change for Manchester United; a chance to experiment with a bold new direction, even if only until the end of the season. Six games in, and you couldn’t blame fans for already looking ahead to whoever succeeds the German tactician as the club’s new permanent manager next season.

Mauricio Pochettino appears to be the obvious candidate, but Red Devils fans may want to temper their expectations slightly, according to Ed of PSG Talk.

Even if Pochettino’s reputation in England is strong, he’s far from won everyone over in his time at PSG, with Ed’s comments bound to make some Man Utd fans think twice about the Argentine’s suitability for this kind of job.

“I was surprised to hear Mauricio Pochettino’s name linked with the Manchester United job,” Ed tells CaughtOffside. “He hasn’t exactly set the world alight at … Read the rest

Caoimhin Kelleher earns lots of praise by some Liverpool fans online after his Stamford Bridge performance

Caoimhin Kelleher was thrown in at the deep end against Chelsea but looked more than good enough to fulfill the role handed to him.

There’s no question that Alisson Becker will remain our No.1 but his understudy is certainly more than able to cover whenever the main man is out of the frame.

The Brazilian testing positive for COVID ended up as a big positive for the Irishman, who was able to showcase his ability with his hands and feet.

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Here’s some of the best praise for the young man signed from Ringmahon Rangers in 2015:

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Romelu Lukaku ignored advice over controversial interview, Chelsea star surprised by reaction as transfer not on the cards

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku was supposedly advised not to do his Sky Italia interview that has caused such a stir.

The Belgium international is now apparently surprised by the big reaction the story has had, though he was apparently told that this could happen, but did the interview anyway.

That’s according to Dean Jones in the tweet below, with Chelsea fans unlikely to be too impressed with how their player has handled this, even if it is encouraging to see he’s not pushing for a transfer away from Stamford Bridge…

Lukaku only joined Chelsea in the summer and has performed well … Read the rest

More Mo Salah contract negotiation updates as his renewal rumbles on into the new year

Mo Salah has seemingly been weeks away from signing a new contract for months now but the situation remains the same, nothing has been signed yet.

Our Egyptian King is loved so dearly by Liverpool supporters and many are begging for a blank cheque to be handed to our star player, in return for several more years of his brilliance in a red shirt.

However; the longer this all drags on, the more worrying it becomes for all involved.

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The latest update has come from Goal and they have reported: ‘The Salah story rumbles on, with the Egypt star entering the final 18 months of his current deal.

‘Finding a solution there is paramount, although the recent sounds from Klopp suggest that talks are progressing well. The expectation is that Salah Read the rest

Refs don’t get influenced by the big clubs, their managers or supporters say former Premier League officials in the wake of Arsenal v Man City furore

When the going gets tough in the Premier League, sometimes the men in the middle wilt under the pressure.

Being a top-flight official can be a lonely place, particularly when game-changing incidents occur and the ref knows he has to get things exactly right or fear the wrath of 50,000 unhappy punters as well as players and managers.

The advent of VAR is supposed to be being used as a tool to help the on-field official, but three years after it came into play, there are still question marks as to its suitability.

Stuart Attwell’s performance, in the Saturday game at the Emirates Stadium, as well as the decision-making from those in the VAR facility at Stockley Park, was largely condemned.

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The official failed to give Arsenal a penalty when Man City keeper, Ederson, took out Martin Odegaard, and there was no VAR review, despite … Read the rest