Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Sadio Mane has the opportunity to match Mohamed Salah’s recent scoring record with the Reds. The Egypt international recently became the second Reds player after Michael Owen to score 20 goals for three seasons on the spin and Klopp has fancied Mane to replicate the feat next term.
AS Roma head coach Paulo Fonseca has expressed his pleasure after the Giallorossi registered a comfortable win over Istanbul Basaksehir on the road. The Giallorossi had found themselves trailing the Turkish outfit by two points for the second spot in their Europa League group but they managed to leapfrog with a 3-0 triumph.
Speaking after the game, Fonseca was undoubtedly delighted with the response from his players as they were in complete control of a crucial group stage clash against Basaksehir, he told reporters: "This victory is the result of a great attitude of my players. All the players did well. It was team effort. The team was compact and aggressive.”
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has said that Manchester City may have conceded the Premier League title to Liverpool after falling eight points behind the Merseyside giants. The Citizens edged the Reds to the English crown by just one point last term but that ensured that they secured a second league title on the bounce.
Slovakian footballer Martin Skrtel has ended the speculation regarding his future by making the move to Italian side Atalanta. The experienced centre-back was out of contract following the release from Fenerbahce and he was linked with numerous clubs including Rangers, who are managed by former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard.
Slovakian footballer Martin Skrtel has revealed that Rangers are one of the clubs in the running to land his signature this summer. The 34-year-old is a free-agent after his release from Fenerbahce but he is not in any hurry to choose his next club.
Speaking to reporters, Skrtel said that he has some criteria for the next challenge in mind and his representative is responsible for the negotiations with the interested parties, he told: “There are offers but I’m not in a hurry to choose my new team. I have some criteria and I have to be patient. My agent made interviews with Basaksehir, Fenerbahce, Parma, Olympiacos, and Glasgow Rangers. But I can’t say anything more for now.”
Sky Sports pundit Gary Lineker has applauded the efforts of Liverpool over the course of the campaign while saying that Manchester City have made an ‘enormous’ achievement to stay ahead of the Merseyside giants. The Citizens recently jumped to the top of the table with a one-point lead over Jurgen Klopp’s side after they got the better of Manchester United in the derby.
Shortly after the game, Lineker was appreciative of the achievements of both teams during the league campaign and insisted that the Citizens have been sensational to stay ahead of the Reds, he tweeted: “Manchester City are a sensational side. The fact that Liverpool are only one point adrift of them is a huge achievement. Liverpool are an outstanding side. The fact that Manchester City are one point ahead of them is an enormous achievement. What a season.”
Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has revealed that Martin Skrtel had played a pivotal role in him joining the Magpies last year. Skrtel had a fond relationship with Magpies boss Rafael Benitez during their time together at Liverpool,and Dubravka has acknowledged that his Slovakian compatrioturged him to make the switch to St James Park.
In a report covered by Goal.com, the Magpies number one said: “It was difficult to leave Sparta. That was my team. Obviously if you have the chance to play in the Premier League you take this opportunity. I spoke to Martin Skrtel. He said go, gr
Fenerbahce defender Martin Skrtel has confirmed that he has decided to step down from Slovakia duty at the age of 34. The centre-back has served for the nation for the past 15 years, but he has opted to snub another call-up by noting that he does not have the commitment to feature for the entirety of the forthcoming Euro qualification.
Speaking to Slovakia’s official website, Skrtel acknowledged the decision to quit from international football after racking 103 caps – the third most in the country’s history, he said: "My decision to end my international career was not easy to come to. I thoroughly considered the case for and against, and I came to the conclusion that now is the time to finish. I am convinced that I would not finish the forthcoming qualification and therefore it would not fair if I played two or three games and ended like that."
A familiar face and everyone’s favorite Martin Skrtel once again in the news to do the business on the pitch for Liverpool despite leaving Anfield a few years ago. Martin Skrtel, former Reds defender at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium starts for Fenerbahce against Benfica with. In order to move to the next round of the Champions League, the Turks will be required to defeat a deficit which now reads at 1 - 0.
A Fenerbahce win should work out favorably for Liverpool, they will move up to the second position if the team Benefica will not be able to make it to the group stage and the side of Klopp is also one of the highest ranked side of the competition. Skrtel’s last appearance in the Champions League was for the Liverpool team in the year 2014 against Basel.
Former Nigeria international Garba Lawal believes Victor Moses has been offered the chance to revive his career with Fenerbahce following his struggles for gametime under Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri. The Nigeria international managed just two league appearances for the Blues this term and this eventually convinced him to join the Yellow Canaries on an 18-month loan contract.
Speaking to Goal.com, Lawal said that Moses has the opportunity to prove Maurizio Sarri wrong during his temporary stint in Istanbul, he said: “Every coach has his own philosophy. We may not know what the problem is. Moses might not fit into his [Sarri] pattern of play, so it is normal in football.