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24 year old Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho will not return from his ankle injury in time to face Manchester City in the mega clash between the two sides at Anfield tomorrow, Reds' boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed. Coutinho, who got injured during Liverpool's win against Sunderland in November, has missed the last 6 games. His absence saw the Reds struggle for a couple of games before Divock Origi proved an adequate replacement as Jurgen Klopp shuffled his resources admirably.

Speaking about Coutinho's injury, Klopp said, "The City game is too early and I'm pretty sure the Sunderland match on Monday is too early too."

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Every good Manager knows that keeping clean sheets is key to securing victories, and there are few better Managers in the modern game than Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte.

It comes as little surprise therefore that the duo will do battle in the January transfer window for the services of powerful Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk, who has proven during his time at Southampton that not only is he a rare ball playing defender, but a genuine threat in both boxes.

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Former Manchester United and Man City striker Carlos Tevez is set to become the world's highest paid footballer after signing a $40 million per season deal with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.

Shenhua and Argentina club Boca Juniors announced the $11 million transfer agreement for the 32-year-old Tevez on Thursday following weeks of rumours and speculation.

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Italian minnows Atalanta are standing firm on their £34 million price tag for Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessié, having rejected an offer of £21 million tabled by Chelsea according to reports in The Guardian.

The 20 year old midfielder has been in fine form this season, netting 6 goals in 16 appearances, this his first full season for the club, having spent the last campaign on loan at Cesena.

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Manager Jurgen Klopp praised star midfielder Adam Lallana, who shone again for Liverpool in the win against Stoke City on Tuesday.

"He's very important but if only Adam was good at keeping the ball then we have a big problem. I saw no player who didn't do his job tonight. It was not easy. We could have done better, especially in the last 15 minutes -- 4-1 up, we ran with the ball still on fire and that makes not too much sense. But it's part of our character so I have not too big a problem with it. In the first half, we could have done a lot better, all of us, but Adam is very important. Alone, it could be difficult for him." Klopp said in a typically confusing interview laced with oodles of energy.

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Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola's presence at the Anfield Stadium here when Liverpool beat Stoke City 4-1 is, according to the city-based football club head coach Jurgen Klopp, an indication of the importance of their next tie on Saturday.

It is (a big game). It is for both. I heard Pep Guardiola was in the stadium tonight (Tuesday); I am not sure he watched a lot of games in the last few weeks from the stadiums of the opponents, so that's a first sign it's a special game and we are already looking forward to it," Klopp told the club's official website.

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Sevilla Football Club's midfielder Samir Nasri on Wednesday apologized after posts with a sexual content were tweeted on his personal account and stressed that it had been hacked.

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