Even though Newcastle has given Liverpool some hope, Liverpool should be more focused on Manchester United in the Champions League race.
With only three games remaining in the season, Liverpool has won six straight games and still has a chance to finish in the top four.
After a string of poor performances, especially away from home, qualifying for the Champions League appeared to be impossible not too long ago. However, Liverpool has nearly resurrected itself.
There is optimism that three more victories, extending the winning streak to nine, may be sufficient with games against Leicester City (A), Aston Villa (H), and Southampton (A) remaining.
But for either of those teams to advance given the remaining fixtures, they would need to lose twice, or Manchester United would need to lose points in at least two of their remaining games.
Manchester United — who has Wolves, Chelsea and Fulham away, plus Bournemouth at home — has the harder run-in, with Newcastle playing Leeds United and Chelsea away and Leicester and Brighton at home.
However, the Newcastle team is relatively inexperienced in this kind of situation, as evidenced by comments made this week by one of its star players, which may provide some insight into the team’s mindset.
Callum Wilson of Newcastle said on the most recent Footballer’s Football Podcast that Liverpool should unwind. “A couple of weeks ago, I claimed to be able to smell [the Champions League], but the scent is no longer there. I have no idea where it went. It’s nowhere to be found!
“That game [Newcastle 0-2 Arsenal] reiterates we’ve still got a bit of a way to go. We have games against Leeds and Leicester, both of whom are fighting for their playoff lives. We need three wins out of four. “.
Because of its better goal difference than the Reds, Newcastle probably only needs two wins from four games to qualify for the Champions League, and it should be able to do that. But with the pressure on, anything can happen because Wilson — and probably others on the squad — are watching over their shoulders.
Although Newcastle’s admission should only strengthen the notion that three more victories might be sufficient, Liverpool did not need any more motivation to keep winning and see what would happen. Only a few weeks ago, the prediction website 538 gave Liverpool only a 9% chance of winning; today, that percentage is 29%. One more weekend where results go its way, and the Reds will only see that number climb further.
According to reports, Liverpool is prepared to make an incredible £96 million double swoop as Jurgen Klopp targets summer reinforcements
According to reports, Liverpool is prepared to make a stunning double swoop of £96 million as Jurgen Klopp looks to add players this summer.
This summer, Jurgen Klopp plans to bolster his squad by bringing in a new center-back and midfielder.
Liverpool are reportedly considering a double swoop for Sporting CP pair Goncalo Inacio and Manuel Ugarte to bolster their squad ahead of the upcoming 2023-24 campaign.
Since making his debut for his hometown club in 2020, Inacio, 21, has made a name for himself as one of the top center backs in the Primeira Liga. So far, he has helped Sporting lift a total of four trophies, including the 2020-21 domestic title.
Liverpool has designated Inacio as a transfer target for the upcoming summer transfer window, according to Fichajes. They are prepared to submit a £44 million offer for the defender who has ties to Newcastle United and Paris Saint-Germain.
Ugarte, on the other hand, has emerged as a top defensive midfield prospect since arriving from Famalicao for a fee of around £9 million in the summer of 2021. He has helped the club lift the 2021-22 Taca da Liga trophy so far. According to Record, Liverpool is ready to make a move to sign the 22-year-old Uruguayan.
Reds manager Jurgen Klopp has requested that his £52 million release clause be activated in order to bring fresh talent into his midfield. Ugarte would replace Fabinho as a crucial starter at Anfield if he ever joined the team. Should Inacio complete a move to the Reds this summer, he would prove to be a crucial addition.
He would offer Joe Gomez, Ibrahima Konate, and Virgil van Dijk in the position of center-back much-needed competition.
The contracts for both Sporting stars are scheduled to end in June 2026.
Liverpool’s interest in a Portuguese defender is confirmed by Daniel Carrico.
Former Portugal and Sevilla defender Daniel Carrico has acknowledged Liverpool’s interest in acquiring Benfica starlet Antonio Silva during the upcoming summer transfer window. Speaking on SIC Noticias’ show Jogo Aberto, he said:.
“He exhibits a level of readiness for additional flights. While a young central defender will typically need to gain more experience, he has already demonstrated that he is ready.
He skipped stages because in his first season, he already made it to the national team. The major clubs are all undoubtedly keeping an eye on him. Liverpool are not an exception. “.
The current 2022–23 season has seen the 19-year-old Silva establish himself as one of Europe’s most promising center-backs. He has scored five goals for Benfica in 42 games overall since making his senior team debut in August of last year.
The Reds have scouted Silva in the recent past with the intention of snapping him up in the future. According to Football Insider, they will have to outbid Manchester City and Manchester United for the services of the star.