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.”
Lazio isn’t having any regrets of selling Biglia to Milan; renewal of Leiva is coming soon in Series A, Lazio takes on AC Milan. This is what vow to be a beginning indication to judge who the stopping power to pull off a solid end to the campaign and also help in the qualification race of Champions League race.
According to reports published by a media about the Lazio, Lazio is not regretting about selling Lucas Biglia the midfielder of Argentine to Milan; and his replacement, Lucas Leiva, is playing well and doing a better job. He is playing well, moreover, in a short span of time he has mixed up the team well. His performance is receiving praise from all over. There is no question that Lazio has any regret of selling Biglia and getting Leiva in the team.
Lazio attacker Luis Alberto has said that he does not understand the style of play demonstrated by the side on occasions. The Spaniard has been one of the standout performers for Lazio in the past two campaigns and he made a crucial impact against Parma where he grabbed a brace in a comfortable 4-1 win.
Speaking after the game, Alberto expressed his frustration with the current style of play under Simone Inzaghi and suggested that he would prefer to play further forward rather than slotting into the heart of the midfield, he said: "Here in Rome , though, it seems that when you play well and make goals you're a phenomenon, but when you play for the team - and maybe you do not make goals and assists, but still achieve a good performance. It seems there is something wrong. It's a different way from my understanding football and I often don't understand it. I play 30-40 meters further back: for me it is important to play and feel comfortable."
Lucas Leiva is the longest serving player of Liverpool. He was the player of Liverpool from 10 years and seemed to complete his contract with a friendly nod and move to Lazio as he accepts it to be his future. This Brazilian player was pictured with a Lazio scarf at the airport; the Italian club posted his picture on the official twitter account. At the age of 30, he reached in his final year of a contract with 19 starts in all competitions of that season and 349 in total for the club. He was bid for £5 million. To get the help and guidance from the experience of this amazing player, Jurgen Klopp had asked Lucas Leiva to stay back in the last 18 months of the player in Liverpool. Though the interests from many clubs from Turkey and Italy, he decided not to stop or be the hurdle in the Lucas Leiva’s chosen path. Further, in conversation with media before leaving for the pre-season practice with his squad for Hong Kong he added that he wasn’t 100% sure but they should talk about the facts and not the rumors. Lucas had the outstanding and amazing time with Liverpool and hence he thinks for him.
Former Tottenham Hotspur star Jermaine Jenas believes Tottenham Hotspur may have to part ways with one of their leading players for the betterment of the team. Speaking on Sky Sports, Jenas urged Spurs to consider the departure of Eriksen in the near future, given the transfer funds recouped could enhance their prospects of strengthening the squad further.
Speaking after Spurs’ FA Cup defeat to Crystal Palace, Jenas highlighted that the north London side should follow the transfer policy adapted by Liverpool last winter whereby they sanctioned the big-money sale of Philippe Coutinhobefore recruiting the likes of Alisson Becker, Fabinho, and Xherdan Shaqiri over the next six months.
The Lazio supporters are not enjoying the club’s recent performances at all and are not shying away from expressing their displeasure. Some of the players in particular are being targeted by the supporters and one of them is Milinkovic Savic who has not been able to put on too many good performances till now in the on-going season.
Savic’s performance in the last couple of seasons for Lazio was terrific which was the reason why quite a few interested parties had come knocking for him during the pre-season transfer window. AC Milan had put forward a very lucrative offer and the deal was close to be finalized, but in the end, Lazio decided to keep hold of the player and it is believed that the hierarchy did that on the insistence of the head coach Simone Inzaghi.
Belgium international Divock Origi has expressed his delight after he made the match-winning contribution during the recent Merseyside derby against Everton. The Reds appeared on course to settle for a third-straight goalless game against the Toffees in the Premier League but they managed to find the breakthrough in the dying stages following a mistake from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford which Origi capitalised upon.
Speaking after the game, Origi was delighted with his late impact for the Reds despite being out of contention during the first half of the current campaign, he told the club’s official website: “It’s unbelievable. Derbies are always special, I’ve played in a couple of them and I’ve scored in a couple of them but this one was the most crucial one, so it is very, very special for me.I had the first chance and it was Virg, so I knew there was an open ball. Then I just played on my instinct, I was so hungry to help the team and give whatever I could. I had a good action before down the side but I wanted to be in [the box]. Thank God, it came in front of me.”