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Sport Virals: Potential boost for Liverpool as Barcelona look elsewhere

20:50  06 may  2021
20:50  06 may  2021 Source:   readsport.co

Virals: Jose Mourinho takes bizarre swipe at Steven Gerrard

  Virals: Jose Mourinho takes bizarre swipe at Steven Gerrard Recently sacked by Tottenham, a potentially bitter Jose Mourinho has posted a bizarre dig at Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard on an infamous seven-year ‘anniversary’. The former Chelsea boss used Instagram to remind the world of his involvement on the day Gerrard slipped over and gifted Demba Ba a free-run at goal. Ba duly converted the opportunity to hand the Blues the lead in what was a damaging blow to the Reds’ optimistic Premier League title hopes. The image shows Gerrard attempting to steal back the ball from Mourinho with the caption “Anfield, April 27th 2014. Ball possession.” https://www.instagram.

Memphis Depay holding a football ball: Netherlands v France - UEFA Nations League A © Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Sport Netherlands v France - UEFA Nations League A

Liverpool could have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Memphis Depay this summer as Barcelona weigh up other transfer options.

The Reds have been credited with an interest in the Dutchman, who is set to become a free agent at the end of the season when his Lyon contract expires.

Also wanted by La Liga giants Barca, a player of Depay’s calibre has unsurprisingly attracted plenty of interest.

However, reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano has suggested the Catalan club won’t make any decision over the 27-year-old until the summer and also have Sergio Aguero in their sights.

Virals: Declan Rice gets embroiled in hilarious nickname conversation

  Virals: Declan Rice gets embroiled in hilarious nickname conversation West Ham star Declan Rice became embroiled in an on-air debate between talkSPORT presenters Jason Cundy and Andy Goldstein on Tuesday night. Discussing player nicknames, Cundy – a former Chelsea player – claimed Mason Mount was known simply as ‘Mase’. Unsure, show host Goldstein, a Manchester United fan, contacted Hammers ace and best friend to the Blues youngster, Rice. Soon after the 22-year-old got in touch with the show and all was revealed live, as posted by the station’s official Twitter account. Twitter: ????????????????????: “I call Mason Mount ‘Mase’ – that’s his nickname, right?” ????????????????: “Shall I ask Declan Rice?” ????????????????????… https://t.

The signing of Aguero, who is also set to become a free agent, would take up a striking role and an additional wage in Ronald Koeman’s squad, perhaps leaving Depay wondering whether a move to the Camp Nou is the ideal transfer.

This season the 62-cap winger has scored 21 goals and registered 10 assists in 38 appearances across all competitions.

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Signing Depay for nothing would be sensational business this summer from the Reds.

A shortage of high-quality attacking options and a long-term injury sustained by Diogo Jota caused problems this season at Anfield, leaving the workload and goalscoring reliance on Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.

Virals: Virgil van Dijk posts further developments in rehab journey

  Virals: Virgil van Dijk posts further developments in rehab journey Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has developed a knack for well-timed rehabilitation updates during his recovery from a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. As the Reds are left ruing missed opportunities having dropped four points in the last two Premier League matches from winning positions, the Dutchman took another huge step forward. In a video posted on the Dutchman’s own Twitter account, the centre-back is back up and running on the pitch at Liverpool’s state of the art training centre in Kirkby. Set to the Fleetwood Mac song ‘Dreams’ – van Dijk offered Kopites everywhere a timely lift as the Reds prepare to face Manchester United this weekend.

Valued at £40.5million, the versatile forward possesses an abundance of qualities that would be hugely beneficial to Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

Predominantly operating from the left-wing, Depay would act as both direct competition and cover for an out of sorts Mane – something that Klopp has been crying out for this term.

As things stand, it could boil down to a choice between playing under former national team manager Koeman or joining up with compatriot and national team captain Virgil van Dijk.

Virals: Liverpool 'believed to admire' Patrick Bamford .
Liverpool could be interested in a potential shock summer swoop for Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford. Bamford has enjoyed a superb campaign in an impressive newly-promoted Leeds side, silencing numerous detractors in the process. As a report from The Athletic emerged confirming the 27-year-old extended his contract at Elland Road by a further 12 month last summer, the same report has claimed the Reds are ‘believed to admire’ the forward. As cited by The Anfield Talk on Twitter, the report from David Ornstein has claimed the new deal may not stop any transfer move this summer were a ‘suitable’ bid to materialise.

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