Seasoned Lyon defender Marcelo detailed how Liverpool decided to sign him in January – and explained why their decision was rejected.
Injuries to Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk and then Joel Matip have left Liverpool light in defense this season. These problems have since worsened after Jordan Henderson and Fabinho were also victims of their curse.
The Reds of course decided to sign Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies on the transfer deadline day for alleviate these problems. Kabak made an indifferent start to the Reds’ first team; impress against leipzig, but being caught cold by Richarlison on Saturday.
Indeed, reports have circulated that Kabak may not have been Liverpool’s first choice. Indeed, both Duje Caleta-Car from Marseille and Braga’s David Carmo were the subject of a failed move at Liverpool.
Now a third player – 33-year-old Brazilian defender from Lyon Marcelo – has also claimed he fought off a January approach from the Reds.
The veteran star has been at Lyon since 2017 and has been the foundation of their push for the Ligue 1 title this season.
Indeed, Marcelo cited their push for glory as well as his feeling happy in France as two factors behind the failure of Liverpool’s bid.
“Liverpool? My agent spoke with them, but I feel good here. My dream is to win the championship with Lyon, ”he said. Canal +.
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Neville says Klopp could change his method
Gary Neville, meanwhile, wondered if Jurgen Klopp was starting to think about a change in his coaching methods, amid the recent Liverpool crisis.
“While many have supported Klopp in turning the situation around, Neville admitted that concerns have started to increase and could seep into the directorhis own thought.
“It’s starting to get a little worrisome in the sense that we know they have injuries, we know they don’t have fans in the stadium, we know about COVID and there are a lot of games, but it is is the same for everyone, ”Neville told him Sky Sports Podcast.
“But it’s the lack of change. A different idea. They just look beaten up, almost like zombies on the ground. Walk around thinking the same thing.
“Maybe he needs something different from Klopp?” He was just plain indisputable and is still at Liverpool, but even he might be thinking now: ‘Should I do something different?
“It’s not for me to tell Liverpool or Klopp what to do, but to play a box to protect your center-backs or maybe go three at the back. We have seen other teams use this system. “
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