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Sir Alex Ferguson is afraid of Jurgen Klopp, find out why?

Premier League outfit Liverpool have really impressed since former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp took over the club, though they were surprisingly beaten 2-0 at the weekend, by Newcastle on their travel to St. James’ Park. The Reds were quite poor in the game and it clearly showed that there is still room for improvement in their squad. However, one man who has now revealed that he is worried about the German manager’s presence in the league is former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

Klopp’s arrival has meant that the Merserside club are now back in the race to finish in the top four, if not more, after a really poor start to the new campaign under former Kop boss Brendan Rodgers, who was eventually sacked.

Sir Alex ensured that the Red Devils overtook their fierce rivals in terms of league titles during his tenure, though he is now worried that Klopp might take them back to the top.

The Scot spoke about Klopp at the TechCrunch event in London and stated, “I’m worried about him because the one thing United don’t want is Liverpool to get above us.”

“He’s a fantastic personality, with those big white teeth always showing. Even at Newcastle when they lost the second goal he goes over to Steve McClaren to congratulate him. That’s class, that. And the work he did at Dortmund.”

“I know him quite well from the coaching seminars. He’s going to make a difference at that club with his personality, drive and knowledge. Things are looking up there.”

Robert Pires wants Arsenal to sign this midfield superstar

Former Arsenal winger Robert Pires has now urged the Premier League giants to make a move for Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, as per recent reports. The 24-year-old Kenya international was expected to depart from the St. Mary’s previously and had himself requested for a transfer, with interest from the Gunners’ north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur though a deal did not go through back then and he remained with the Saints. Manager Arsene Wenger will now be forced to sign a midfield player in the new year with both his first choice holding midfield players, Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla, out with long term injuries.

Also, Mikel Arteta is out with an injury at the moment, which means that the club are in need of yet another defensive midfielder and will probably look to sign one in the January transfer window.

However, club legend Pires has already picked his choice for Wenger to sign when the transfer window opens once again, as he feels that Wanyama can really make a difference to the current squad at the Emirates.

The Frenchman spoke to the London Evening Standard and expressed his thoughts on the whole situation, putting forward his reasons for supporting the move. He said, “I know Wanyama. He has the speed, skill and physique.”

“He is a very good ambassador of Kenyan football and has done well in Southampton but I hope he signs for Arsenal in the future.”

“However, I think he needs to score more goals because then he will be world-class material.”

Liverpool set to battle it out to sign Arsenal target

It seems that Premier League giants Liverpool and Arsenal will now battle it out in the January transfer window to push through a move to sign Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, as per the recent claims coming in. The Reds now truely believe that they have an advantage over the Gunners in the race to sign the Argentine international in the near future. It has been confirmed by Spanish media outlet Fichajes that the Merseyside club are confident that their new manager Jurgen Klopp could make all the difference to the deal, as they look to strengthen their attack further in the new year.

At present the 22 year old superstar’s price is quite high due to the quality that he possesses, though he has only managed to score four times in 12 outings so far this season and the Serie A giants do not wish to sell him anyways.

On the other hand, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is also keen on adding more quality to his side’s attack after yet another injury crisis at the Emirates, though some of his attacking players returned to fitness in recent weeks.

It would be quite interesting to see whether the former Sampdoria man moves to Anfield or not, if Liverpool make a move for him when the transfer window opens once again.

If a deal does go through, it will be a huge boost for Klopp’s side who are struggling with a long term injury to Danny Ings and an injury prone Daniel Sturridge up front.

5 midfielders Arsenal should sign in January to make things happen for them

There is no doubt that Arsenal have made a positive start to the Premier League campaign this season and are fighting hard to challenge for the title. Despite that, injuries have once again halted their progress and the Gunners have struggled to cope up with fatigue as well, which has been clearly visible in their Champions League struggles. The north London side will be hoping to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition and push for more titles in the current campaign, as manager Arsene Wenger had suggested at the start of the season.

In order to cope up with the current injury situation, here are 5 players that the French manager can possibly sign in the January transfer window:

5. Sergie Samper:

The young Barcelona star is a high quality defensive midfielder who can surely be one for the future and Wenger will look to add him to his squad in order to add more talent to it. The 20 year old Spaniard has already made 87 appearances for the Barcelona B side and has played at various levels for his national side, except the main team which he might feature for soon.

It was speculated that Arsenal wanted to sign him on previous occasions, though an offer was never really made and will now once again look to make a deal happen. If a deal does go through, it will be a huge boost for the Londoners, who are in desperate need of some reinforcements.

4. Lars Bender:

The German international has been impressive in recent times and is another high quality defensive midfield player who could really make a difference at the Emirates. The long term injuries to Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla, along with the absence of Mikel Arteta from the side as well will mean that Wenger has to make a move for yet another high quality player in that role and Bender who has already proved himself could be the right man for the Frenchman’s side.

It will be interesting to see if the Arsenal boss does indeed spend money to sign the 26 year old midfield superstar, though there is no doubt that he is wanted by a host of clubs from across Europe as well.

3. Mario Gotze:

The man who scored in the finals of the World Cup to secure the win for his side has not been really a huge success since moving to Bayern Munich. The midfielder has barely played 66 games for the Bundesliga champions, scoring 20 goals since completing his move from former club Borussia Dortmund in 2013. There were previous speculations of a possible exit in the summer as well, though Gotze decided to stay at the Allianz Arena back then.

However, if he does not get more first team action, the 23 year old superstar could be all set to leave Germany and England could surely be a possible destination for him.

2. Isco:

The Real Madrid man is wanted by a host of clubs across the continent and could be a huge asset for Wenger as well, if the move does happen. The Spanish international is a high quality player and has already proved himself at the top level. Also, since he is just 23 years old, he could be an a future star with the Premier League giants depending on how Wenger uses him in his side.

Though Arsenal do have a lot of attackers, injuries have always been a problem for them and there is no doubt that Isco could surely be a good option to have in the squad as well.

1. William Carvalho:

The Portugal international was wanted by Arsenal in the past and the Gunners were close to signing him as well, though a deal never happened. This time, Wenger will have to really push through for a deal as his squad is desperately in need of more reinforcing after the recent set of injuries. Carvalho is a high quality player, who can fortify the midfield with his defensive work and is just 23 at present.

He can surely a huge star in the Premier League and the north London side will hope that a deal goes through soon, if they want to seriously challenge for titles this season.

Twitter erupts as Liverpool go down to Newcastle United

Liverpool travelled away to St. James’ Park on Sunday evening to face off againsts Steve McClaren’s Newcastle side, with the hopes of claiming all three points and pushing for a place in the top four. However, things did not go how manager Jürgen Klopp would have liked it, as his side put in a really poor performance and were outplayed on the night. There were no goals in the first half, as both sides went into the break after a goalless 45 minutes. Though the home side had not been in great form recently, they were always expected to put up a fight. However, once the second half started, they did much more than that as they took the lead in the 69th minute of the game, when Martin Skrtel unfortunately scored an own goal.

The Reds tried their best to equalize with the chances that they managed to create, yet failed to find the right finish to those moves and it was eventually Georginio Wijnaldum who added a second towards the end to seal all three points for his side.

There were no goals scored by the Merseyside, who was rather a surprise after the tally that they had managed to net in recent weeks.

The German manager suffered his first away defeat in the league since taking over at Anfield and it was clear that the hopes of challenging for the Premier League title were once again dented.

Here are how the fans reacted on Twitter with respect to this surprising loss for Klopp’s side:

Chelsea keen to sign their primary target to tackle problems up front

It seems now that Jose Mourinho’s side are quite eager to sign Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, the Daily Mirror has reported in its recent edition. It was further stated that the France international is currently also the Blues’ number one target, who are having a horrific campaign so far and are trying to turn things around as soon as possible. The 24 year old superstar joined the La Liga giants in the summer of 2014 and has been quite impressive for manager Diego Simeone’s side so far. The attacker scored a tally of 22 goals in 37 La Liga matches in the previous campaign and has looked good so far this term as well.

The Mirror further added that the Portuguese boss is quite keen on strengthening his attack when he does get the opportunity to do so, with some his star players like Diego Costa, Radamel Falcao, Loic Remy and even Eden Hazard not able to make an impact this season.

 

The newspaper further added that Griezmann has a price tag of around £25m to his name, though the Spanish giants are not too keen on selling their superstar forward half way through the season.

The west London side suffered yet another defeat at the hands of Bournemouth at the weekend, as they lost 1-0 at Stamford Bridge and the performances of some the players was really below par.

The Frenchman could surely make a difference for the champions of England, if the deal does indeed go through in the January transfer window with Chelsea looking to reinforce their squad.

Breaking: Chelsea midfielder leaves the club

It has now been officially confirmed that Santos Laguna have completed the signing of Chelsea midfielder Ulises Davila, who failed to impress during his time at England. The news was recently revealed on the Mexican club’s official website, which stated that the 24 year old attacking midfield superstar had finally left Stamford Bridge and had moved on with his life. The attacker who had signed for the reigning champions of England in the summer of 2011, was unable to earn a spot in the starting eleven till date. His contract was a five-year one with the Blues, who did not award him a single first team opportunity during his time with them.

Davila was sent on loan to other clubs five times during his time in west London with the Premier League giants finding him surplus to their needs.

He was sent to clubs like Vitesse, Sabadell, Cordoba, Tenerife and Vitoria, prior to being eventually sold permanently now.

The news further confirmed that he has been sold by manager Jose Mourinho himself, as per the recent claims by Clubsantos.mx.

The former Mexico U-23 international has agreed to a three-year deal with the Liga MX club and will hope to get his career back on track soon.

The Londoners are themselves struggling this season, after going down 1-0 at home to Bournemouth in the league on Saturday evening.

The Portuguese boss is trying his best to turn things around at the club and hopefully more deals could be expected to go through in the January transfer window.

Ligue 1 star and Arsenal target offered to Man Utd in January

It has been now confirmed that Ligue 1 champs Paris Saint-Germain will offer Premier League giants Manchester United the chance to sign star striker Edinson Cavani, in the January transfer window. The Red Devils have not been having the best of times this season in front of goal and have played out many games without really scoring too many goals. The fans have also labelled them as boring as the campaign has gone on and manager Louis van Gaal might now consider bringing the Uruguayan international to Old Trafford, who has a price tag of £32m($48.6m) to his name.

The Dutchman’s side once again struggled to score goals, as they faced a resilient West Ham side on Saturday and the game ended in a goalless draw once again.

The fact that James Wilson joined Brighton and Hove Albion on loan for the current term meant that only Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney were the two main strikers for the Manchester based side.

The skipper has failed to impress this season and is now out with an ankle injury, which would surely suggest the need for reinforcements in the new year.

The Independent via French publication L’equipe has confirmed the French outfit could let Cavani leave the Parc de Princes if the club that wants to sign the 28-year-old superstar can meet their price demands.

It will be interesting to see if Van Gaal looks to add the former Napoli man or not though he is quite keen to win some titles with United this season.

Twitter erupts after Chelsea 1-0 loss to Bournemouth

Jose Mourinho’s side hosted Bournemouth in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening, as they looked to get back to winning ways, prior to their mid-week clash against Porto in the Champions League. The Blues were not having a great league campaign and had seen a lot of ups and downs this season. The Portuguese boss was trying his best to turn things around for the Londoners and would have hoped that they would claim all three points from the match. However, things did not work out according to his plans and though his side started off the match positively, there were no goals in it for them.

Neither side could score in the first half and it ended in a 0-0 stalemate at the break. Nemanaja Matic got the best chance for the hosts, though the finish that followed was just not good enough.

Mourinho looked angry and frustrated, as he has looked often this term that his side failed to capitalize on their chances and things only got worse when Murray came on as a second half sub and scored after just 99 seconds since his arrival on the pitch.

It was the only goal of the game, which came on the 82nd minute of the game and was enough to hand the visitors a win, which will go down in their history as one of the biggest wins ever.

The west London side once again failed to live up to expectations and it will be interesting to see now, how Mourinho lifts his side prior to the upcoming fixtures.

Here are how the fans of various clubs including Arsenal, Manchester United and others reacted to this loss:

Twitter reactons: Fans rejoice as Arsenal starts December in style

Arsene Wenger’s side hosted Sunderland at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon, in order to keep their challenge for the Premier League title alive and going, if they secured all three points. Early in the day, Manchester City had gone down 2-0 to Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium, which meant that the north London giants could have gone above them with a win on the night. There was no doubt that the Gunners were not having the best of times in the league and had gone three games withouth a win, which made it essential for them to win this one. Wenger was keen on getting his side back to winning ways, with some must-win fixtures coming up in the next few weeks. The Frenchman knew that his side must travel to Greece in mid-week and beat Olympiacos by a couple of goals, if they wish to go through to the round of 16 of the Champions League.

Joel Campbell opened the scoring in the game, as he gave Wenger’s side the lead in the 33rd minute of the match, before France international Olivier Giroud scored an own goal towards the end of the opening 45. Two of the most unlikely scorers for each side, as the first half ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

However, after the break the French striker scored on the Londoners to give them the lead on the 63rd minute. His team-mate Aaron Ramsey furhter added a third towards the end of the game, to ensure that they took back all three points from the game, as the match ended with a 3-1 scoreline.

Here are some of the Tweets made by the fans about the win: