‘Eriksen could slot into Liverpool’s team’

first_imgChristian Eriksen could “slot into Liverpool’s team”, says Dean Saunders, with the Reds considered to be in need of someone that can make them “more productive”.The general consensus is that Jurgen Klopp would welcome another playmaker onto his books.A move to bring Philippe Coutinho back to Anfield from Barcelona has been mooted, but there has been a mixed response to reports linking the Champions League winners with the Brazil international. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Saunders believes Liverpool could set their sights closer to home if looking to land a proven creative influence, with Danish star Eriksen being heavily linked with a switch away from Tottenham.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has conceded that a lot of interest is being shown in a player entering the final year of his contract, and it could be that a transfer scramble is sparked at some stage.Former Reds striker Saunders told talkSPORT when quizzed on whether Liverpool will spend their budget this summer and who they might target: “[They could] spend it maybe… I think Eriksen could slot into Liverpool’s team; somebody like Eriksen.“That type of player who will make their midfield a bit more productive.”Eriksen, who is said to be registering on the recruitment radar of Madrid rivals Real and Atletico, has admitted that he could be tempted to take on a new challenge this summer.He has told Ekstra Bladet on his future plans: “I feel that I am a place in my career where I might want to try something new.“I have the wildest and deepest respect for everything that has happened at Tottenham – I will not be negative. But I have also said that I would like to try something new.“I hope there will be a resolution during the summer. That’s the plan.“In football you do not know when a resolution will happen. It can happen anytime. Everyone wants the best to it to happen as soon as possible, but in football takes things time.”Eriksen has been with Tottenham since 2013, taking in 277 appearances for the club and recording 66 goals – along with a healthy number of assists. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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FC Goa end Mumbai City FC’s unbeaten streak in Indian Super League

first_img Next Press Trust of India MumbaiFebruary 1, 2019UPDATED: February 1, 2019 22:12 IST FC Goa players celebrate their victory against Mumbai City FC (ISL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFC Goa registered a comfortable 2-0 win over Mumbai City FC in the ISLMumbai City FC’s unbeaten run of nine games came to an endEdu Bedia and Ferran Corominas scored a goal each for FC GoaFC Goa ended Mumbai City FC’s unbeaten run of nine games after registering a comfortable 2-0 win in an Indian Super League game in Mumbai on Friday. Spanish midfielder Edu Bedia (28th minute) and star striker Ferran Corominas (79th minute) struck on either side of the break at the Mumbai Football Arena as a sizable number of fans cheered the visiting team.Right from the beginning, the two teams played aggressive. The visitors had an early chance in the second minute. A throw-in from Seriton Fernandes from the right reached Corominas, who gave a low pass to Brandon Fernandes.But the midfielder sold a dummy to skipper Mandar Rao Dessai behind him. Dessai shot from a distance but an alert Mumbai custodian Amrinder Singh parried it away.Goa had more chances but Mumbai defenders thwarted the attack either from near the box or inside the box.Also, the match officials were kept on their toes with Goa player Seriton Fernandes and Mumbai’s Milan Singh, Lucian Goian earning yellow cards inside the first 25 minutes.After wasting a couple of free-kicks, Goa’s aggression finally paid off in the 28th minute with Bedia netting in the opener.Brandon Fernandes ran from the midfield and then put Corominas on the goal. Corominas’ shot was saved by Amrider but the deflection fell in path of Bedia, who shot on target and the ball took deflection of Mumbai defender Subhasish Bose, before rolling in. At the half-way mark, Goa were 1-0 ahead.After the change of ends, Mumbai were initially more aggressive. But, it was Goa’s goalkeeper Mohammad Nawaz, who ensured that his side stayed ahead as he made couple of superb saves.advertisementTwo back to back chances came for Mumbai, but they failed to equalize. In the 63rd minute, Paulo Machado’s free-kick was nodded by Lucian Goian, but it hit the crossbar.Mumbai defender Bose brought down Corominas inside the box as the referee pointed to the dreaded spot. A calm and composed Corominas successfully converted the penalty as he slotted the ball into the right corner to double the lead.With the win, Goa logged three points to move to the third spot in the standings with 24 points. This was Goa’s seventh win in 13 games, while it was Mumbai’s only third defeat in 14 games. In their previous encounter in Goa, the home team had hammered Mumbai 5-0.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Indian Super LeagueFollow Mumbai City FCFollow FC Goa FC Goa end Mumbai City FC’s unbeaten streak in Indian Super LeagueEdu Bedia and star striker Ferran Corominas netted a goal each to help FC Goa beat Mumbai City FC 2-0 in the Indian Super League on Friday.advertisementlast_img read more

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