The latest updated English football news on December 19th, 2020

Liverpool welcomes good news from midfield

Coach Jurgen Klopp joked that he was notified to sign Thiago Alcantara in January as the midfielder recovered to return to Liverpool. Liverpool bought Thiago for £ 25 million in the summer. However, the Spaniard has only played twice for Liverpool since September.

Aguero revealed about the injury

Sergio Aguero admits he is struggling with a return from knee surgery. He went to the operating table at the end of June and has only started 3 games since. City manager Pep Guardiola will wait until the last minute to decide if Aguero can take part in the match against Southampton tonight.

Aguero revealed about the injury

The contract of 37 million pounds of MU has a work permit

Amad Diallo finally qualified to join Manchester United in January after being granted a work permit. Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team bought the 18-year-old from Atalanta on the last transfer day in October for £ 37m, including bonuses. Journalist Fabrizio Romano claims that Diallo has now been issued a passport to travel to the UK.

Chelsea have no regrets with the £ 70 million star

Chelsea did not regret letting Declan Rice go at the age of 14, despite finding ways to buy back for £ 70 million. Rice left Chelsea’s academy to join West Ham, where he did his best. The versatile player played every minute in the Premier League since the start of last season and was recently placed as vice-captain after Mark Noble.

In the summer, Chelsea was willing to pay £ 70 million to bring Rice back. However, West Ham valued about £ 85 million.

The latest MU football transfer news

Manchester Evening News said BLD MU is aiming for 4 contracts in the next two transfers. This includes 1 winger, 1 midfielder, 1 right back, and 1 defensive midfielder.

According to the German press, MU has just approached M’gladbach to negotiate the transfer of central midfielder Denis Zakaria. The player born in 1996 is expected to increase the fighting strength for the midfield “Red Devils” in the context of Fred unstable, while Nemanja Matić is older.

According to the Daily Express, MU wants to replace Paul Pogba with Delan Rice. However, likely, the London team will not sell the 21-year-old midfielder during the January transfer window.


Liverpool is going through a bad phase in the Premier League

Liverpool spent 90 hard minutes at Brighton, only to leave with 1 point. It seems the “Red Brigade” is losing the courage they had last season.

Liverpool has just been held 1-1 by Brighton in the early match of the 10th round of the Premier League. This was the fourth consecutive away match that the defending champion did not win, with 3 draws and a 2-7 defeat at Aston Villa in round 4.

Liverpool’s 2020/21 season is not as strong as it was a year ago

In the 10th round, Liverpool marched to Brighton’s field with great hope. Only that, the wait and the hopes are turned into disappointment by Liverpool players. Almost no notable highlights during the 90 minutes came from red shirts, except for Diogo Jota’s dribbling and goal finish.

Liverpool’s 2020/21 season is not as strong as it was a year ago

Compared to themselves in the 2019/20 season or even the 2018/19 season (Liverpool season finished second, despite 97 points), it is clear that the “Red Brigade” is playing much worse.

Last season, it was not until round 9 of Liverpool to draw the first match at MU, and it was not until round 28 that the first match of the season lost. Meanwhile this season, Liverpool won only 6, drew 3, and lost 1 in 10 matches played.

With a 1-1 draw at Brighton, Liverpool is going through a very bad phase on the away field. But even at Anfield’s home ground, Liverpool was recently beaten 2-0 by Atalanta in the Champions League group stage. The absence of many pillars has made coach Jurgen Klopp’s red shirt team lose their inherent strength.

Liverpool recently lost in the Champions League

On the other hand, it seems Liverpool are not playing well as the defending champions. Last season, Liverpool were the defending European champions. In the opening match of the Champions League 2019/20, “Red Brigade” also bitterly lost 0-2 at Napoli, then eliminated by Atletico Madrid from the eighth round.

According to statistics from Opta, Liverpool is the first and only defending champions of the Champions League, losing in the opening match of the new season. In the history of this tournament, no defending champion started so badly. And it is also rare for a team to be eliminated so early.

The poor start to the end of the 2020/21 season is the forecast of a stormy road that Liverpool will have to go. Until the pillars return, otherwise “Red Brigade” will have to meet disappointing results, even worse than the last 1-1 draw at Brighton.


Liverpool’s goal set a record for the number of passes

When Liverpool scored their second goal against Leicester thanks to Diogo Jota, they set a record for the number of combined passes.

Diogo Jota’s header was certainly not a super product, but Liverpool’s brilliant form was shown before the end of the first half. Statistics show that this goal is scored after a series of 30 consecutive passes. This is the number that led to a Liverpool Premier League goal since Opta started making statistics.

Jota scored in his first 4 home matches

The ball is passed by Liverpool players in the midfield area. When the fans started “impatient,” then a pass to swing the ball to the foot of Robertson. A great cross to help Jota hit the head and beat goalkeeper Schmeichel.With this strike, Jota became the first Liverpool player in Premier League history to score in the first four home matches.

Liverpool made 30 passes to score

So far, the Portuguese striker has scored more at home in the Premier League (4) than MU (3) this season despite playing 292 minutes less. After Jota doubled the gap, Firmino fixed a 3-0 victory for Liverpool to catch up with the top team Tottenham.

Liverpool made 30 passes to score

Liverpool beat Leicester with Roberto Firmino’s set goal after seeing the striker have crazy misses. What Liverpool caught the most attention of fans in their 3-0 win over Leicester was Roberto Firmino.

Firmino’s decline in the past 12 months has made him more haunted as what happened in the second half of this match with 2 times the ball hit the wooden frame and another time missed the post.

First, from the cross of his teammates, despite not having much pressure from Leicester defender, Firmino confusing the ball to the crossbar when scoring could not be easier. The crazy thing has not stopped because Firmino, after doing everything right, continues to see the ball cannot go into the net. He hit the post and on the kickback was destroyed by the opponent on the line.

Goal-line technology denied Firmino’s goal

It is even more bitter when Goal-line technology has denied this goal because the ball has not completely crossed the inner line.

But in the end, Firmino ended the curse by raising the score 3-0 with a brilliant header. It was calculated that he needed the 6th shot in the match to score a goal, just less than the match against MU (9) in December 2019.

Firmino finally scored

Winning helps Liverpool catch up with the score (20) with the top team Tottenham after 9 Premier League rounds.