Liverpool lost in last night’s Europa League final, mean they will go into the new season without European football of any sort, and that could play into the hands of Arsenal.
The Merseyside club lost to Seville 3-1 last night, after taking a 1-0 lead into the half-time break, and will be strongly disappointed to have ended the season with only an eighth place finish to boast of.
The Reds and Gunners have both been strongly linked with a number of the same targets in recent months, but the former may now struggle to rival Arsenal for players signatures.
Celtic’s Kieran Tierney, Bayern’s Mario Gotze and Leicester youngster Ben Chilwell have all been linked with both sides, and could be much easier to acquire for the North-London side following the latest development.
Arsene Wenger’s side have also been linked with a move to sign Daniel Sturridge in recent weeks, following the loss of Danny Welbeck for the next nine months to injury. The forward has proven to be one of the best players in England when fit, and is able to cover out wide and centrally for Arsenal, as Welbz did also.
Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wojciech Szczesny have been linked with switches in the opposite direction, and it is yet to be seen whether any of the trio would be willing to move to Anfield. I have not seen any mentions of a potential swap deal, but if their interest proves to be true, the trio are dispensable.
Do you think Sturridge would be persuaded to stay with Liverpool in case Klopp can turn their fortunes around? Can the manager’s presence on Merseyside mean they are not to be under-estimated in the transfer market?
Sevilla is my Spanish team I follow so I was pretty happy but I gotta say I was disappointed in Liverpool I always want the English clubs to do well but they were pretty poor. That’s the problem with klopp teams he doesn’t have a plan B and if you could get through there pressing the 2nd half is much easier.
We should definitely go all out for sturridge I honestly think he would be perfect for our playing style, he drifts to the wings finding space while creating 1v1’s which would allow ozil and Sanchez to fluidly interchange and taking up the spaces sturridge vacates. Come on wenger make it happen
A part of his productivity, Sturridge is an injury prone dude. Just check the stats. Too much playing times will hurt him. Klopp treats him extra carefully. It means, he won’t be L’pool main man striker. That’s should be enough as an answer.
As for Gotze, If he choose to going abroad, the homesick Mario Gotze will choose papa Klopp instead of their European absence. Gotze’s best choice is comeback to Dortmund, as a “swap plus money deal” for Matt Hummels.
I favor Mikhtaryan. 19 goals and 24 assist in all competition. The stats says it self. The most important thing, he’s already declined contract extension. Unfortunately, I can’t see any forward player will add, if Arsene doesn’t clear some of his forward like Theo, or Ox, or Alexis leaving (hope not). This is just full of BS then.
The only problem with Sturridge is he is becoming an ‘injury prone player’.
He scored a stunner last night… I wanted Liverpool to win. Maybe because I like their manager ‘Klopp’. Anyway, the Europa cup is now Sevilla’s birth-right. Congrats to them.
The way I see it, Liverpool been out of Europe completely makes them even more dangerous; Klopp got them to 2 finals in his very first season, with a squad he had very very little input in putting together…the thoughts of what he can achieve when he buys his own players and without the pressures of European football to distract them thereby focusing solely on the domestic titles is scary in my opinion….
It shouldn’t be “scary”. Liverpool is still playing the way Rodgers set them up to play, quick out the blocks in the 1st half and peter out in the 2nd. Klopp would have to get rid of a few players in order to make much more of a difference to this team.
And any team who doesn’t have multiple cup competitions to deal with, should be able to climb the table, just like LC…
Spot on mate..
I also wanted Liverpool to win so they could be in Europe next season as well. Klopp took over a team that was only averaging a point a game. He had to rotate the squad alot and still managed to get them to 2 finals. With a few more of Klopp’s additions and no European football, I see them as a real threat next season.