Everton could become the team that manages to challenge Liverpool in the Premier League, according to Jürgen Klopp.
Carlo Ancelotti's team is at the top of this season's standings with four wins in as many games and tomorrow they will host the champions in the Merseyside derby.
"What I believe about Carlo Ancelotti has never been a secret. I could not respect him more. "He is a wonderful man," Klopp told the BBC.
"When I heard he was going to sign for Everton, I thought, 'Oh, he's the next one to challenge us. They did the perfect job in the summer. They found exactly the players they needed to improve an already quite good football team ", added the German coach, who also referred to the player who has stood out from Everton.
"I expected Calvert Lewin to take big steps in the years to come and he did. He has everything a top striker needs: displacement, mobility, speed, desire, technical characteristics, very good in the air, finishing the phases with his head and both feet. Both wings have top-class players. It will be a very interesting game. "
Liverpool without Keita with Everton
The only problem for Jürgen Klopp.
With the only problem being Nabi Keita, who is injured, Liverpool will line up in tomorrow's Merseyside derby against Everton, as confirmed by Jürgen Klopp.
In contrast to the Guinean midfielder, available for the battle of "Goodison Park" with the champions will be Thiago Alcantara, Santio Mane and Joel Matip, who overcame their own problems.
Paul Pogba will not be free next summer
Manchester United has activated the option it had in the contract of Paul Pogba for unilateral extension of the cooperation until 2022.
Paul Pogba will not be released next summer, as Manchester United activated the option of expansion for one year, as he was entitled. Thus, the 27-year-old Frenchman will remain "Red Devil" until the summer of 2022. According to what the English media report, United's move was made before Pogba's statement: "Every player's dream is to play at Real".
So anyone interested in Pogba should talk to United, at least until January 2022.
Guardiola: "Arteta managed to take Arsenal to where it was a long time ago"
The Manchester City coach referred to his former assistant to the "citizens", Mikel Arteta.
Manchester City will face Arsenal on Saturday (17/10). The coach of Olympiacos' opponent in the Champions League, Pep Guardiola, spoke at the press conference about the match. He referred to De Bruyne's injury and the first games of the Premier League, which have several goals.
The Spanish coach also stood by Arsenal coach Michel Arteta, who was his assistant to the "citizens". Pep spoke in the best words for his compatriot and stressed that he is a fighter.
He said in detail: "Kevin is unfortunately out, but the other players have returned well. I do not think Kevin's injury is serious, but I think he will miss the next games. Sergio Aguero is training and we are happy. "Every team needs an attacker and we play without them."
He then spoke about his opponent, Mikel Arteta: "He did very well and the way he plays is great for the quality they have. Arteta managed to take Arsenal to the position it was a long time ago. He does well in all competitions and is a fighter. "Everyone loves him and is happy for what he is doing in London."
He also referred to the first games of the Premier League, which are characterized by many goals: "I hope for football we continue to see a lot of goals, but it is an exception due to the situation that the whole planet lives in. I guess 6,7,8 goals per game every weekend is not normal. There are injuries and lots and lots of games. It will be difficult, we will see what happens ".
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Mann's coach. United bet on the French midfielder.
The certainty that Paul Pogba will exhaust his contract with Man. United and will offer important services, said Ole Gunnar Solskier. So he put an end to the rumors about leaving, which have been going on for months.
"Paul is our player and he has been here for another two years. I'm sure he'm focused on doing his best for the team. "We want to see his best face and I am sure that this will happen in the next two years," said the Norwegian coach.
De Bruyne is out for two weeks
The Belgian has an injury problem against England and Manchester City will be deprived of his services.
Problem with Kevin De Bruyne in Manchester City.
The Belgian midfielder was injured in the match of his national team against England and according to what is reported on the Island, he will be absent from City's obligations for the next two weeks.
Jose Mourinho "wrote" again.
Jose Mourinho was asked at the press conference why he is not included in the book written by Arsene Wenger. The response of the Portuguese coach of Tottenham was "caustic".
"It simply came to our notice then. You will not write a chapter when you have not beaten someone for 12-14 games. When you write a book, you do it to tell about your successes, to rejoice and to feel proud. So why does he mention me inside? "I completely understand that", Mourinho stressed with a sly smile.
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Solskier: "We should not deal with what everyone says"
The Norwegian coach broke out.
Ole Gunnar Solskier made no secret of his displeasure with rumors that Bruno Fernandez was unhappy with him after the 6-1 defeat by Tottenham before the break.
"This is what happens when you lose a game at Manchester United. We know that some outside the team try at every opportunity to sow discord. Bruno spoke very well and put them in their place saying that we are all united. We do not have to deal with what everyone says. "Some people want to separate us, but this is not going to happen," said the Norwegian coach, who is obviously unhappy.
Pinto Da Costa spoke about the damage of the "dragons".
The president of Porto, Pinto Da Costa, referred to the unfavorable conditions that the pandemic created for football.
"Due to the closed stages, we have a revenue loss of 29 million euros. "If we take into account the damage from last year's exclusion in the Champions League qualifiers, you understand why it was necessary to proceed with some player sales", stressed the experienced agent.
Ter Stegen wants another three weeks to return
Marc Andre Ter Stegen will not miss the derby between Barcelona and Real on October 24.
The "Blaugrana" goalkeeper will be absent from "El Clasico" since he will not be ready after the operation he performed on his right knee on August 18, as revealed by Ronald Koeman.
"We are not in a hurry for Mark Andre. "He is an excellent goalkeeper but they remain calm, as there is satisfaction for Neto's work," said the Dutch coach. According to "AS", Ter Stegen wants another three weeks to return and will also lose the matches for the Champions League with Ferencvaros and Juventus.
He wants to give Messi time to rest
Ronald Koeman is thinking of resting Lionel Messi and not taking him with the Barcelona mission for the away match against Getafe.
The match with Getafe will be the first of the seven that the "blaugrana" will give in the next 21 days and the Dutch coach in Argentina after his obligations with the National team. Of course in these 7 games there is also "El Clasico" but also three games for the Champions League.
Juventus is in the transfer target of Juventus.
The "bianconeri" are already planning, in view of the winter transfer window, and it seems that they are turning to the French market to strengthen their midfield.
According to Italian media, Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo has selected Husem Avar, who impressed last season with the Lyon shirt, both in the league and in the Champions League, having nine goals and seven assists in his assets. in 37 entries.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Olas is asking for 22 million euros for the 70-year-old midfielder, while the footballer is bound by a contract with the "Lions" until the summer of 2023.
The French team rejected Arsenal's offer of 55 million euros and Juventus intend to offer 65 million euros to take him in January.
Socrates Papastathopoulos and Mesut Ozil will not be included in Arsenal's list for the Premier League
Mikel Arteta made his decision and so Socrates Papastathopoulos and Mesut Ozil will not be on Arsenal's list for the Premier League, which means that they will not be eligible until at least January.
The Arsenal coach made his final decision which he even announced to Papastathopoulos and Ozil in meetings he had with the two players, who will now sit in the stands and will be paid by the "gunners" with the German ace having 350.000 XNUMX a week contract.
Under the law each team must declare a list of 25 players for the Premier League by October 20 in which it can have up to 17 foreign players, with Arsenal currently having 19 on that list. This leaves out Papastathopoulos and Ozil, who will not have the right to participate until at least January, when the teams will be able to submit a new list after the transfer period.
"I do not like it but unfortunately the decision has been made as we have more foreign players than we can declare. "They have to respect the decision and try to improve, help the team and we will see in the future what will happen," said Mikel Artera about his decision to leave Papastathopoulos and Ozil out of the Premier League.