Liverpool have been once again linked to a Southampton player. 24-year-old midfielder Mario Lemina is the latest Saints player rumoured to be moving between the two clubs. The Gabonese star moved to the south coast side from Juventus in the summer but is reported to be on his way out already. He could be following the likes of current red men; Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana, Sadio Mane and Virgil Van Dijk to Merseyside.
Talking of Virgil van Dijk, the big Dutch defender told the BBC that he has had to step up his game since his massive January move. He is now starting to get used to Jurgen Klopp’s style of play and the intensity and toughness of training.
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain has also been praising the team this week. He told the club website how much he enjoys playing behind Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino.
“The three of them (Mane, Salah and Firmino) work really well and when they’re playing the way they can, when Bobby is coming deep and the other two are running in behind, it gives you so many options to play in behind or to feet to link up with them. When they’re on song, there is no three you’d rather have in front of you.”
Emre Can also told the club website how every game from now till the end of the season is like a cup final. He sees it a must that the club push for a successful end of the season in the Premier League and in Europe.
The club also released the years financial records yesterday. The new stand raked in an extra £12million, while the overall revenue increased by £62million.
Former red, Jonjo Shelvey, will not play any part against Liverpool on Saturday when his current side Newcastle travel to Anfield. The midfielder who spent 3 years at Liverpool is likely to be missing due to a knee injury.
Jurgen Klopp’s side could be unchanged after their 4-1 win against West Ham, however, club captain Jordan Henderson is back in contention. Gini Wijnaldum should have also recovered in time for the 5:30pm kick off.