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Dortmund name their price
If clubs are adamant about signing the starlet, they can be expected to pay no less than £128 million, according to Bild
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Bukayo Saka is a major doubt for this game and is unlikely to be risked in this game. However, Gabriel Jesus will be named on the bench and might come on to influence the game in the final quarter if the Gunners are in need of a goal by then.
Having looked like a corner had been turned earlier this month, Jürgen Klopp has found that it was simply another pivot through Liverpool’s maze of a season.
Arsenal thumped Forest 5-0 on Sunday to regain the top spot in the Premier League. However, it came at a cost as Reiss Nelson replaced winger Bukayo Saka due to injury in the first half. Nelson scored two goals and made an assist in the rout.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has claimed that his side’s struggles cannot be fairly judged while they continue to struggle with injuries.
The Reds have lost their last two Premier League games to Nottingham Forest and Leeds United, leaving them ninth in the table and closer to the relegation zone than the top four – albeit with the game in hand needed to rectify that.
Ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Napoli on Tuesday, Klopp conceded that people are right to ask questions of his team but insisted that they cannot be fairly judged until later in the campaign.
“We are obviously all out there and do the job in public and I think the judgement for this will be later in the season or maybe at the end of the season where we say, ‘obviously now that is it for this group of players or whatever. For this manager if you want’,” he said.
“Even if it is unfair, it is fine, it is normal, that’s our life, you are absolutely right to ask these questions but we have to answer that later on. We are all out there to be judged. It is completely fine: manager, players – that is how life is in professional football.”
A common criticism of Klopp’s team has been the average age of the squad. Nine of the players are over 30, including key players like Thiago, Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and captain Jordan Henderson.
Mikel Arteta has discussed Bukayo Saka’s injury following Arsenal’s emphatic win over Nottingham Forest, stating that he ‘had a really bad kick and could not carry on’.