Firmino and Mignolet helps Liverpool win at the Hawthorns
The Reds were not at their fluid best on Sunday afternoon at the Hawthorns but, Roberto Firmino’s goal proved to be vital as Jurgen Klopp’s men did just enough to get the win on the road. A free-kick from James Milner at the stroke of half-time was flicked on by Lucas Leiva and headed into the net by Firmino.
After the restart, James Milner had a great chance to extend the lead but could only fire wide from Firmino’s cross. Simon Mignolet in Liverpool’s goal was not called upon to make a save until the 80th minute. Matt Phillips wasted a chance to equalise as he forced a save from Mignolet from a tight angle. Liverpool were able to hold on, despite the late assault from West Brom, to secure a 0-1 victory away from home.
Striker confirms move imminent
Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru reveals that he will be leaving his club Eupen this summer. A host of Premier League clubs such as Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal are reported to be lining up for talented 19-year-old signature.
“After the (Belgian league) playoff, I will announce my decision,” the striker is quoted as saying by the Daily Record.
“I have made my decision to leave. I have already agreed with Eupen that I am joining my new club after this season. “I want to take the next step and play abroad. My ultimate aim is to one day play in the Premier League.
“There have been many inquiries for me. From clubs in Scotland, England and Germany. I am in negotiations right now with clubs. I believe I have had my best season, but I want to leave Eupen on a high and I would love to get as far up the table as possible before I leave. “But it’s really been my first season in a major league and I know I still have a lot to learn.”
The striker has 17 goals to his name in 33 matches this season could make an announcement about his future shortly after Eupen last fixture which is scheduled on May 20.
Liverpool ‘have already launched’ their efforts to sign £40m+ La Liga star
Liverpool, who have been constantly linked with Athletic Club Bilbao player, Inaki Williams, are reported to be one of a few clubs who ‘have already launched’ efforts to sign the player but, with little success so far.
Jurgen Klopp is said to be a fan of the attacking midfielder however, the Reds will have to part with €50m to activate Williams’ release clause for any chance of transfer to happen.