Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has confirmed that the club failed with an attempt to sign Olivier Giroud during the last transfer window. The France international was fancied to leave the Blues at the midway stage of the campaign due to the lack of first-team football but he eventually stayed put with the west London giants.
Lucas Leiva does not regret his decision of leaving Liverpool to join the Italian club Lazio. He says that he has not been happy at the club which he has been a part for nearly a decade. He has played 346 games for the club as a defender and, in 2017, he transferred to Lazio when an opportunity opened up for him. He has also been the part of Brazil National Team where he had made 24 appearances.
Lazio striker Ciro Immobile is looking forward to the final phase of the season where he has the chance of becoming the highest goalscorer in a single Serie A campaign. Gonzalo Higuain currently holds the record with 36 goals in a single season and Immobile is not far off from the tally, having netted 27 times in the league.
Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves believes Odion Ighalo has provided the Red Devils with a completely different option when compared to the likes of Anthony Martial and Daniel James. The Nigeria international made the loan switch from Shanghai Shenhua during the closing stages of the January transfer window and he has since made a good impression with four goals and one assist in all competitions.
Lazio striker Ciro Immobile has said that the club must continue with their superb run of form as they seek to win the Scudetto for the first time in two decades. The Capital outfit have remained unbeaten in the Serie A since late September and during this period, they have dropped just four points from 21 top-flight matches.
Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi has expressed his delight after his team were able to register 1-0 win over CFR Cluj in the Europa League group stage. The Serie A side have endured a dismal campaign in the European competition but they managed to register a victory against the Romanian outfit to keep them in contention for the knockouts.
Speaking in a press conference, Inzaghi acknowledged that his players had a tough battle on their hands with Cluj and he is pleased that they came up with the maximum points. He added to pose regret for the performances in the past few European games and stated that his team need to find ways to close out matches.
Lazio striker Ciro Immobile has said that he is unsatisfied with the 2-2 draw against Bologna at the weekend. The Capital outfit came from behind on two occasions to secure a point and Immobile was the standout performer as he scored both goals for the team. Following the game, Immobile said that he is pleased on the individual point of view but said that he would have preferred to come up with maximum points from the away trip.
Former Liverpool star Danny Murphy believes the Reds are favourites to win their maiden Premier League title this term. The Merseyside outfit missed out on the league title by the single point to Manchester City last season but Murphy has backed Jurgen Klopp’s side to succeed this time around with the Citizens likely to place more emphasis on the Champions League.
Liverpool legend Dean Saunders has said that Christian Eriksen should take up the opportunity of joining the Reds, should an opportunity come by during the transfer window. The Denmark international has less than 12 months remaining on his current contract with Tottenham Hotspur and this has spread speculation that he could be sold before the transfer deadline next month.
Speaking on TalkSPORT, Saunders acknowledged that Eriksen should pursue a bigger challenge entering into the prime of his career and a move to Anfield remains a possible option, he said:"[They could] spend it maybe... I think Eriksen could slot into Liverpool's team; somebody like Eriksen. That type of player who will make their midfield a bit more productive."
Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has said that he cannot take his place for granted with the Reds approaching the final few weeks of the season. The England international has been the regular right-back choice for the Reds this year but the recent return of Joe Gomez from injury should provide timely competition for him.
Speaking to the club’s official website, he said: “Hopefully we’ve got six games left. It doesn’t sound too much but when you’re putting everything into it you need players to come in and out. It’s good to be able to bring different players in. Now the weather plays a bit more of a part and you have to put a bit more effort in. It’s exciting. Every game you want to play and it’s good when the manager has that faith and trust in you to play. We have to recover as soon as possible because we know we’ve got a tough run of fixtures to go. We’re excited.”