Javier Mascherano shuns Liverpool talk with River Plate

Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano has reportedly hinted that he would prefer to end his professional career with hometown club River Plate. The Argentina international has more than 18 months left on his Barca contract, but he is already weighing up his next challenge away from Camp Nou.

Speaking to reporters, the Argentina was in favour of making a comeback with River Plate without leaving a mention for ex-club Liverpool, he said: "I believe I need to give a chapter of my career to River Plate. My problem is this is not guaranteed and I could be a prisoner of my own words, if the move does not happen I may be accused of lying. But the truth is that this is what I have thought about, but I have a good relationship with the club’s president Rodolfo D’Onofrio and we speak regularly. What will I be doing in January or summer? I have no idea."

Lazio play the best football in Italy - Igli Tare

Lazio sporting director Igli Tare believes that his side are playing best football in Italy, and deserve to be attracting bigger crowds at the Stadio Olimpico.

Simone Inzaghi's men have made a hugely impressive start to the 2017/18 season, beating Juventus to the Italian Super Cup title earlier in August.

The Capital outfit have won five of their seven Serie A outings this term, and they are currently just five points behind Napoli, who have achieved a perfect start to the campaign. Lazio thrashed Sassuolo by a 6-1 scoreline during recent league outing and Tare is frustrated that the club's form is viewed as a surprise by some.

Lucas Leiva eyes Brazil call-up after Lazio move

Lucas Leiva has set his sights on earning a Brazil call-up following his switch to Lazio earlier this summer.

The 30-year-old ended his 10-year association with Liverpool in July after he found himself out-of-favour under manager Jurgen Klopp. Leiva managed to start just 12 Premier League games during final season at Anfield, and this urged him to pursue a fresh challenge in his career.

The midfielder won just one League Cup during his decade-long spell at Anfield, but his time at Lazio started on a fruitful note as his debut came in a 3-2 triumph over Juventus in the Italian Super Cup. As a result, Leiva has already added to his trophy cabinet in Rome, and he is now said to be eyeing a comeback with Brazil.


Former Liverpool defender Lucas Leiva, who moved to the Serie A this summer, says he specifically chose Lazio despite the flurry of interests.

There were reports linking him away from the club where he spent the last decade of his life and career as he struggled to remain world class in his role. The compassionate and very loved Brazilian reportedly decided to quit Anfield, even when he could have remained until next year.

Gremio reaffirm interest in signing Lucas Leiva

Brasileirao Serie A side Gremio are plotting an attempt to re-sign midfielder Lucas Leiva following his release from Liverpool earlier this month.

The Brazil international spent 10 years at Merseyside where he remained a crucial player in the first-team squad. Though his appearances were reduced last season, Jurgen Klopp used him as a utility player in the central defensive department when the club was short of sufficient options through injury.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic and John Terry sit atop the list of the experienced players that are up for grabs this summer after they were released from their contracts by their clubs.

The Swede came in from PSG on a high after winning several titles. He started well at Old Trafford until an unfortunate injury that is threatening his career.


Premier League side Liverpool have opened talks with Emre Can. Anfield is happy with the display of the midfielder for the Kops so they want to extend his deal.

Can was on the star that scored a stunning, match-winning bicycle kick against Watford in the league.

With Manchester United losing to Arsenal, the Reds have a decent chance at a top four finish this term. Manchester City, Man United and Arsenal had the advantage of games in hand but Liverpool have maintained their resilience as they seek Champions League football next term. Can scored the only goal through his acrobatic effort – an effort that might have contributed to the new talks.

Lucas Unsure about His Future with Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reportedly requested midfielder Lucas Leiva to reconsider his decision to leave the club at the end of the campaign.

Lucas was widely expected to leave Liverpool last summer but it is believed that the club prevented him from departing. In doing so, he has been able to spend a decade at Liverpool. The 30-year-old has played in closed to 350 games for the club since moving from Gremio in 2007. The midfielder recently claimed that he still has the ability to offer several years of top level football, but the importance provided by the manager could be the key towards extending his stay at the club.