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  • Marco Silva plays down Watford signing four English players this summerMarco Silva has denied Watford are specifically targeting English players despite a significant change in the profile of their squad.The club-record signing of the B#18.5million Andre Gray from Burnley on Wednesday takes the Hornets' number of new English players this summer to four.Before Gray, Will Hughes, Nathaniel Chalobah and Tom Cleverley joined the club permanently, and fellow new signing and Austrian goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann counts as home-grown under Premier League rules following his spell at Stoke.Press Association Sport also understands that both Everton winger Aaron Lennon and Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs remain transfer targets, meaning that by the conclusion of the transfer window English players could account for five or more of their starting XI.In the modern-day, cosmopolitan Premier League that would be increasingly uncommon. It would also represent a shift from Silva's impressiv..

    Watford V Liverpool at Vicarage Road Stadium : Match Preview

    Marco Silva plays down Watford signing four English players this summerMarco Silva has denied Watford are specifically targeting English players despite a significant change in the profile of their squad.The club-record signing of the B#18.5million Andre Gray from Burnley on Wednesday takes the Hornets' number of new English players this summer to four.Before Gray, Will Hughes, Nathaniel Chalobah and Tom Cleverley joined the club permanently, and fellow new signing and Austrian goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann counts as home-grown under Premier League rules following his spell at Stoke.Press Association Sport also understands that both Everton winger Aaron Lennon and Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs remain transfer targets, meaning that by the conclusion of the transfer window English players could account for five or more of their starting XI.In the modern-day, cosmopolitan Premier League that would be increasingly uncommon. It would also represent a shift from Silva's impressiv..
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  • Liverpool will be without Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho for Tuesday's Champions League play-off first leg at Hoffenheim.Striker Sturridge missed Saturday's Premier League opener at Watford after suffering a thigh injury in pre-season but there was hope he could feature against the German side.It now appears the game has come too soon for the injury-plagued England international, with the 27-year-old not included in Jurgen Klopp's 22-man travelling squad.Also missing from the list published by the club was Coutinho, whose future remains the subject of considerable speculation.The Brazilian last week handed in a transfer request after Liverpool rejected two bids from Barcelona and issued a strongly-worded statement saying he would not be sold.His absence from the squad was not a surprise, however, given that he has not been training due to a back injury and also did not play at Watford. Source: PA Please enable JavaScript to view the ..

    Philippe Coutinho not included in Liverpool squad to face Hoffenheim

    Liverpool will be without Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho for Tuesday's Champions League play-off first leg at Hoffenheim.Striker Sturridge missed Saturday's Premier League opener at Watford after suffering a thigh injury in pre-season but there was hope he could feature against the German side.It now appears the game has come too soon for the injury-plagued England international, with the 27-year-old not included in Jurgen Klopp's 22-man travelling squad.Also missing from the list published by the club was Coutinho, whose future remains the subject of considerable speculation.The Brazilian last week handed in a transfer request after Liverpool rejected two bids from Barcelona and issued a strongly-worded statement saying he would not be sold.His absence from the squad was not a surprise, however, given that he has not been training due to a back injury and also did not play at Watford. Source: PA Please enable JavaScript to view the ..
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  • Sadio Mane admits Liverpool can offer no excuses for not starting their Premier League campaign with a win after conceding a last-gasp equaliser at Watford. The Reds had been on track to take three points from their opening fixture having twice come from behind.Stefano Okaka and Abdoulaye Doucoure had given the Hornets the lead on two occasions, only for Mane and a Roberto Firmino penalty to draw the visitors level at Vicarage Road.Club-record signing Mohamed Salah marked his debut with what looked set to be the match-winning goal, only for Miguel Britos to bundle in an injury-time leveller to ensure a dramatic 3-3 draw.Senegal international Mane felt Jurgen Klopp's side played well enough to head back to Anfield with a victory but said there was no way of justifying the final outcome."We're disappointed because we deserved to win," he told Liverpool's official website."We should have defended better in this kind of game, it's always complicated with long ball..

    Mane offers no excuses and says Liverpool should have beaten Watford

    Sadio Mane admits Liverpool can offer no excuses for not starting their Premier League campaign with a win after conceding a last-gasp equaliser at Watford. The Reds had been on track to take three points from their opening fixture having twice come from behind.Stefano Okaka and Abdoulaye Doucoure had given the Hornets the lead on two occasions, only for Mane and a Roberto Firmino penalty to draw the visitors level at Vicarage Road.Club-record signing Mohamed Salah marked his debut with what looked set to be the match-winning goal, only for Miguel Britos to bundle in an injury-time leveller to ensure a dramatic 3-3 draw.Senegal international Mane felt Jurgen Klopp's side played well enough to head back to Anfield with a victory but said there was no way of justifying the final outcome."We're disappointed because we deserved to win," he told Liverpool's official website."We should have defended better in this kind of game, it's always complicated with long ball..
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  • Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool's owners will stand firm and refuse to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona but admits any decision is not his to make.The Reds are battling to keep Coutinho after rejecting a transfer request from the winger on Friday.Press Association Sport understands Coutinho, who missed the 3-3 Premier League draw with Watford on Saturday because of a back problem, told the club of his desire to leave via email. The request was turned down.The 25-year-old sent the email only hours after Liverpool's owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) issued a statement saying the Brazil international would not be sold during the current transfer window.Coutinho has been targeted by Barcelona, whose bid of around £90million was rejected by Liverpool on Wednesday. Even after receiving Coutinho's request, Klopp does not think FSG will alter their stance. Asked if the transfer request changed anything, Liverpool's German manager said: "You have to ask the club. I ..

    Jurgen Klopp expects Liverpool chiefs to resist Philippe Coutinho exit bid

    Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool's owners will stand firm and refuse to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona but admits any decision is not his to make.The Reds are battling to keep Coutinho after rejecting a transfer request from the winger on Friday.Press Association Sport understands Coutinho, who missed the 3-3 Premier League draw with Watford on Saturday because of a back problem, told the club of his desire to leave via email. The request was turned down.The 25-year-old sent the email only hours after Liverpool's owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) issued a statement saying the Brazil international would not be sold during the current transfer window.Coutinho has been targeted by Barcelona, whose bid of around £90million was rejected by Liverpool on Wednesday. Even after receiving Coutinho's request, Klopp does not think FSG will alter their stance. Asked if the transfer request changed anything, Liverpool's German manager said: "You have to ask the club. I ..
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