“Liverpool remember Salah and Mane, but there is no reason,” Klopp said – Indepediente Daily Sports News


Liverpool were disappointed in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final at Anfield, with Granit Jacque being sent off in the 24th minute and the Reds resolutely closing Arsenal’s defense.

Liverpool are missing out on Africa Cup of Nations signings Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, but a 10-man goalless draw against Arsenal on Thursday could not be blamed for their absence, coach Jurgen Klopp said.
Liverpool were disappointed in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final at Anfield, with Granit Jacque being sent off in the 24th minute and the Reds resolutely closing Arsenal’s defense.
Egypt’s Salah is the Premier League’s top scorer with 16 goals, while Senegal’s Mane has scored eight goals for Liverpool.
“The situation is clear. They are not here and they are world-class players. So that’s it. Do we remember them? Yes,” Klopp told reporters ahead of Sunday’s game against Liverpool’s Brentford.
“But before we fought Sadio and Mo with 10 men, they were both on the pitch but didn’t do well enough,” added the German. “You have to break a really low block, which is the hardest thing in football.
“It’s always been like that. We couldn’t do it yesterday, sometimes we weren’t good enough, but the situation is like that. It has nothing to do with people who aren’t here.
“How can we do better? We can do better. We will do it.”
Sunday’s game will be Klopp’s 350th for Liverpool, with a 3-3 draw in London last September.
The German is proud of his success and hopes to enjoy it for the next few years, but says he prefers to focus on his next game.
“Everything is fine, but these numbers don’t matter to me. But 350 is a better number than 15,” he added.
Klopp, who is third in the league and 11 points behind Manchester City, said Liverpool were uninjured in one game and hoped Brentford would be a tough opponent again.
“We have to be extremely vigilant, we have to be absolutely ready. They have a special game, they have to play live, they have a great first season in the Premier League and it’s really great,” he said.


Armando Broja’s transfer talks approved after Chelsea face Romelu Lukaku’s decision

Armando Broja is set to be Chelsea’s next big product for Cobham’s academy, but Southampton will try to sign him.
Chelsea striker Armando Broja’s loss of strength during his loan spell at Southampton has caused a stir in West London.
Broja joined the Saints in the summer transfer window and signed for the 2021-22 season, but after scoring five goals in 16 games, many are looking to see what he can do for the Blues.
However, he has won many awards on the South Coast for growing up loyal to St. Mary in connection with the 20-year-old striker.


Ralph Hasenhuttl confirmed at a pre-match press conference over the weekend that he was looking to keep Southampton Broja at the club and that he would hold talks with Chelsea.
He did not say whether it was a permanent transfer or a second loan agreement.
“We will have the right conversation with the player, the agent and his club,” he told a pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon, Hampshire Live reported.
“We’ll find out what they want, what Chelsea want. He likes it here, he likes it here. That’s why he’s developing.
“We have to find the right decision for the boy. If it suits the club, it’s better.”
Discussions about Broja’s future at Stamford Bridge have already begun.
In particular, the presence of Romelu Lukaku will influence their decision. Can Tuchel actually offer the Albanian national team the time they want?
During his time at Chelsea, Tuchel preferred a single striker, occasionally moving to two front-line strikers, while Timo Werner made the first choice when needed.
After Lukaku criticized Tuchel and said he would prefer to stay at Inter Milan, questions arose about his long-term future on the bridge.
All of these factors will influence Marina Granowska and Chelsea’s decision-makers to decide whether to stick with Broja or run away from the nest.

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