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.”
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.