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Jurgen Klopp backs Loris Karius to become a hit with Besiktas

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has backed Loris Karius to become a good hit with Besiktas after joining them on a two-year loan deal. The Germany international had become the club’s back-up goalkeeper shortly after Alisson Becker’s arrival during the summer and he has now been allowed to head to Istanbul to better his chances of regular gametime.

Speaking after the Reds’ win over Brighton, Klopp was complimentary of Karius despite his recent shortcomings and believes the German can become a success during his time with the Black Eagles, he said: “I really think Loris is a fantastic goalkeeper at a very good age. A lot of people spoke to me about our improved defensive things, but as good as Alisson has been in the last three games, he was not here for the games before that, it was Loris in goal and he did a lot of good things. Besiktas have quite an experienced team so I think they have a good chance to win the league in Turkey, so that’s cool.”

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Toby Alderweireld backs Daley Blind to make Ajax return

Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld has backed Daley Blind to make a potential return to Ajax during the ongoing transfer window. Both Alderweireld and Blind played together at the Amsterdam-based club and the latter has been heavily tipped to rejoin his former side after falling out of favour at Manchester United.

Speaking to De Telegraaf, Alderweireld heaped praise on ex-teammate Blind and admitted that it would be nice if the Dutchman makes a comeback with the Capital outfit, he said: “Daley is a great guy. We did not just play together, but also went to school together. He is a proper Amsterdammer. It is nice for both parties involved that he has said he would be open to a return – if it happens.”

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Koeman Is Netherlands Coach, Seedorf Is Deportivo Manager

Former Everton manager Ronald Koeman has been appointed as the new manager of the Netherlands men’s national football side. The Former Dutch international was sacked by the Toffees in October following a poor start to the new season despite huge expenses in transfers.

Koeman, who has been without a job since then, accepted to manage the Netherlands national team. He signed a four and a half year contract, meaning he would oversee the Euro 2020 and World Cup 2022. He replaces Dick Advocaat who failed to guide the team to qualify for the forthcoming World Cup.

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Liverpool players should take responsibilities

Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel has stated that the Liverpool players should take responsibilities for their current form.


Indeed the Anfield side has made an average start to the season and has conceded nine goals so far.

This has prompted many pundits to criticize the defence for not being good enough.

However, Ryan Babel believes that it is the players that are not taking responsibilities. He said that he could understand that the side may have trouble against the better team in the Premier League because of their defence but the players do not appear to give their best on the field. He said that as a player you should be ready to fight for your team and he does not see the Liverpool players doing just that at the moment.

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Is Rafael Benitez to be blamed for Babel’s lacklusterness?

In spite of the bright future that Ryan Babel appeared to have during his youth, he could never really live up to the expectations as the Dutch footballer made his way through various clubs around Europe but failed to become a world-class performer.


The biggest club that Ryan Babel joined in terms of trophies won was Liverpool which he signed for back on July of 2007 for a fee of around €12 million.

In 4 seasons, the Dutch footballer made 90 appearances and scored 12 goals as well as went on to receive various fines for his actions on and outside of the pitch.

During that period of time spent in Anfield wearing the Liverpool jersey, no piece of silverware could be lifted and he was eventually offloaded to the German outfit 1899 Hoffenheim.

Babel’s journey throughout a number of different clubs continued on but he failed to really make a mark and after just 1 or 2 seasons, he was always leaving or joining another team.

There was a point in time, when Ryan Babel said that it’s because of the former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez that he failed to develop himself as a world-class player as the Dutch player said:

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