Danny Murphy suggests advantage Liverpool have over Tottenham in transfer market

Ross Houston
May 26, 2017

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On Sunday, the Merseyside club secured their place in next season's edition of the UEFA Champions League with their 3-0 win over Middlesbrough, and after the game Coutinho spoke about the media talk around his Liverpool future.

"The best scenario is that you have them for the start of pre-season but I am not sure if it will happen this time".

Arsenal head into Saturday's FA Cup final having finished fifth in the Premier League and endured another humiliating campaign in the Champions League.

Wenger is furious that he did not receive more public backing during the hard campaign and thinks the top brass at the club should have put an end to uncertainty around his future. While it will be good if our youngsters and fringe players can get the team to a stage where the Europa league can be taken more seriously, it will not be the greatest disappointment even if they do not.

He ended the season with 13 goals and eight assists in 29 appearances, boosting his average of direct goal contributions in the Premier League to 48.2 percent.

Rob Holding has revealed that Arsene Wenger did not allow him to leave Arsenal in January as he wanted to prepare him for first-team football. Instead it was the Champions League coup de grâce dealt by Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern Munich, who ran out 10-2 aggregate winners after 5-1 victories both home and away.

Their failure to win a Premier League title for so long can not any longer be put down to misfortune; it's a systematic failure of the coach's tactics. For now, however, it looks nearly certain that the Frenchman will stay for at least another year.

"I played against them a couple of weeks ago and it is arguably the worst Liverpool side I have played against at Anfield", Barton told BT Sport.

"I think from a striking perspective you need another out-and-out striker because you've got players who can play up-front - Firmino and Mane - but I think you need a centre forward". But as for a dramatic upturn in fortunes, a first league title since 2004, you can probably forget it.

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