Salah’s ‘weaknesses’ target & Klopp’s salary ranked – Tuesday’s Liverpool FC News Roundup

2 April 2019

We round up the latest Liverpool news and transfer rumours on Tuesday, as focus switches to Friday’s trip to Southampton.


Today’s Main Headlines

Bertrand Targeting Salah ‘Weaknesses’

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 17, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during the FA Premier League match between Fulham FC and Liverpool FC at Craven Cottage. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mohamed Salah will be looking to end his eight-game goal drought at Southampton, in what is another huge game for Liverpool.

Ryan Bertrand will be tasked with stopping the Egyptian, and in an interview with Sky Sports, the left-back said he is looking forward to coming up against him:

“It’s always good to play against the best players. That is why you play and it’s the ultimate aim.

“I won’t change my preparations. I’m just looking forward to seeing his strengths and seeing his weaknesses and trying to nullify some and exploiting the others.”

There is a feeling that Salah just needs one goal to hit a purple patch again—Friday night would be the perfect time for him to find his scoring boots again.


Warnock’s Promise to Liverpool

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock . (Richard Sellers/PA Wire.)

An angry Neil Warnock threatened to play his youngsters when Cardiff visit Man City on Wednesday night, following poor refereeing decisions in Sunday’s defeat to Chelsea, but he has now gone back on those comments.

As reported by Wales Online, the managerial veteran has promised his relegation-threatened side will give it their all at the Etihad:

“I won’t field a weakened side against them don’t worry and I’ll make sure my lads are right up for this one.

“The U23s? We haven’t got enough unfortunately and none of the lads want to travel and play in that, so I’m going to have to stick to the first team!

“I think most of the lads want to play. West Ham was our best performance of the season and I thought that was topped against Chelsea.

“Now we have to lift it even more and try and give a respectable performance at Man City.”

Come on you Bluebirds!


Pep’s Brilliant Reaction to Own Goal

Alderweireld reacts after scoring an own goal, Liverpool's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. (Martin Rickett/PA Wire/PA Images)

City fans must’ve been tearing their hair out when Toby Alderweireld scored a last-minute own goal at Anfield on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola was seemingly no different after admitting his reaction to the goal, also praising the level of competition the Reds are providing.

“When you see them you think ‘ah shit’, but no one said it would be easy,” Guardiola told reporters.

“We knew it, I knew it. It is a better challenge. It is an incredible team to fight against.”


Klopp’s Salary Ranked

Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool celebrates the win during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. (Darren Staples/Sportimage/PA Images)

Jurgen Klopp is the joint-ninth highest-earning manager in world football over the past 12 months, as revealed by France Football.

The figures take into account salary, bonuses and commercial revenue, with the German earning €13 million a year at Liverpool, level with former China manager Marcello Lippi and Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim.

Perhaps surprisingly, it is Diego Simeone who leads the way on a huge €41 million per year, with Jose Mourinho (€31m) and Thierry Henry (€25.5m) second and third, despite unsuccessful stints at Man United and Monaco respectively.

Pep Guardiola (€24m) earned the most out of the current Premier League managers.


Reds to Face City in Youth Cup Final

ST HELENS, ENGLAND - Monday, January 21, 2019: Liverpool's captain Paul Glatzel celebrates scoring the fourth goal, completing his hat-trick, with team-mate Bobby Duncan, it was his third hat-trick of the season, during the FA Youth Cup 4th Round match between Liverpool FC and Accrington Stanley FC at Langtree Park. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Liverpool will face Man City in the FA Youth Cup final, as the rivalry between the two clubs also spreads to youth team level.

The Reds booked their place in the final last month, having seen off Watford 2-1 at Anfield, while City beat West Brom 4-2 on Monday night.

It promises to be a great spectacle, as Liverpool look to win the trophy for the first time since 2007, when they beat Man United over two legs.

This final will be a one-off affair, however, with the date and venue set to be announced in the near future.


Fekir Allowed to Leave Lyon

NABIL FEKIR during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 game between Lyon and Villareal - First Round (Photo Stephane GUIOCHON/Maxppp/PA Images)

Nabil Fekir came perilously close to joining Liverpool last summer, only for a knee problem to be detected at the 11th hour.

Chances are the Frenchman will not be on the Reds’ wish-list this summer, but Lyon have said he can leave, according to L’Equipe.

The 25-year-old reportedly has a “gentleman’s agreement” with his club, with a host of sides set to show interest in him.

Highly rated midfielder Tanguy N’Dombele will also be allowed to depart for pastures new.

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