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Liverpool Boosted In Their Race To Sign £62m-rated Star As Manager Confirms Departure

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It was reported last week that Liverpool have reached a £62m agreement deal with French Ligue 1 side Lyon over the possibility of signing France midfielder Nabil Fekir in the summer.

Though the news was later denied by the player and his dad, there is a very strong possibility that the Reds have won the race for his signature after Lyon manager Bruno Genesio confirmed that Fekir will be playing his last game for the Ligue 1 side on Saturday (Today).

According to the manager in his pre-match conference against Nice, which will be played later today, there are some of his players – including the 24-year-old Frenchman – who are playing with the club for the last in their respective careers.

According to him, the match against Nice would be an emotion-filled match due to the departure of some great players in the summer.

However, the manager called on Nabil Fekir to be fully focused during the game as it is a must-win game for the Genesio’s side.

“We have to put aside everything related to emotion. For some, this may be the last game,” Genesio told olweb.

Fekir has been phenomenal for Lyon since he was promoted to the first-team squad in 2013. Having played 153 matches, he has found the back of the net in 53 occasions in all competitions, helping them to next season’s Champions League competition.

Meanwhile, Fekir has replied to his manager’s advice in an interview with newsmen.

According to him, he is fully aware of the importance of the match ahead and he’s prepared to give his all to ensure the team get the maximum points by the end of the encounter.

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How Arsenal defeat Vorskla even as Emery’s target score twice in Sevilla’s victory

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This season’s UEFA Europa League commenced last night with some eye high-profile fixtures.

Arsenal win with huge goal-margin

Arsenal were at home to their Ukrainian opponents Vorskla Poltava and Unai Emery’s men began their Europa League campaign on winning note.

The Gunners were in possession of the ball for a larger portion of the first period but they were unable to convert their chances.

However, the home side eventually break the deadlock via Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal after a great square-pass from Alex Iwobi, who had an electrifying performance throughout the encounter.

Aubameyang doubled the Gunners lead in the second half of the game before substitutes Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil scored each to bring the game behind Vorskla’s reach.

The Ukrainian side scored two quick goals but it was too late to get a miraculous comeback as the game ended 4-2 in favour of the home side.

Elsewhere, Arsenal target Ever Banega scored twice to help his side Sevilla to a comfortable 5-1 win over Belgian side Standard Liege.

Sevilla, who won the competition for three consecutive seasons in 2014, 2015 and 2016, were impressive from the start of the encounter through to the end.

Wissam Ben Yedder also scored a brace to ensure that the Sevilla side recorded a winning start to their Europa League campaign.

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Injury: Sarri, pleased with victory but gloomy over injured star player.

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Chelsea is enjoying a successful campaign under Maurizio Sarri while they extended a winning run of form against Greek side PAOK on Thursday where Chelsea’s No.11 walked off the pitch in the late period of the game.

Albeit, they took the Lion’s share of possession and an early goal from Willian via a brilliant attack but they finished the game with what looked like Sarri wasn’t comfortable with.

The Spanish player was unable to endure with his injury sustained few minutes to the end of 90minutes from a collision with goalkeeper Alexandros Paschakalis, while Sarri had already made complete changes, he had to manage 10 men against PAOK afterwards.

Pedro posted on his Instagram page to pacify the nerves of his followers.

“Everything’s ok despite the incident at the end of the game. Come on Blues!”

While at the end of the match Sarri replied with response to Pedro’s status:

“I don’t know exactly the situation,” the Blues manager said.

The 59-year-old manager admitted that he wasn’t happy with the score-line but he was pleased with the three points.

Sarri’s men will travel to London to face West Ham on Thursday, a place where they struggled under Antonio Conte with a 1-nil defeat last season.

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‘It’s a striker’s dream’: Ex-Liverpool player turns interest back to Anfield.

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Ex-Liverpool player Robbie Keane his poised that he would fit into Liverpool’s current front three because he believes he plays like Roberto Firmino.

Republic of Ireland’s legend claims that Jurgen Klopp’s pattern is “a strike’s dream” and as such attackers would love to play under the manager due to his style.

Keane made 28 appearances for the YNWA side and registered seven goals in total after moving from Tottenham for £19 million plus add-ons.

Keane was a very fast player and he has a special talent for driving pass oppositions while with the ball.

As the all-time leading goal scorer with 68 goals with his national teams, he believes he would adapt so quickly to join triumvirate with Mo Salah and Saido Mane because he plays exactly like the Brazilian Firmino.

He spoke in Paddy Power’s 30th about his love for Liverpool’s style:

“The way the Firmino plays is very similar to my game. I like to drop off, in that number ten role, and if you’ve got two players who are that quick to play in on either side of you, it’s a striker’s dream.”

The Dubliner believes that what makes Liverpool special than others is how quick and direct they run against opponents which helps the Reds to create so many chances.

“We’ve seen it against top teams this week in Tottenham and PSG, they couldn’t deal with it. They create so many chances, they’re a horrible team to play against.”

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Did you miss Arsenal’s clash against Vorskla? don’t worry here’s how they perform

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Arsenal defeated Vorskla last night to record their first win of the competition. In case you missed the interesting encounter, here is our rating of each player’s performances throughout the encounter

Bernd Leno

The goalie replace Petr Cech in goal and was wonderful with the ball at his feet. He’s a great distributor of the ball but he was unable to keep a clean sheet as he conceded two goals. 6/10

Stephan Lichsteiner

The former Juventus right-back was mobile during the night. He joined the attack, not forgetting his defensive duties.
He puts in a decent performance last night 7/10

Rob Holding

The young player executed Emery’s play-from-the-back approach quite well but he needs to improve more on his defensive abilities. He gave opponents some space to attack at the course of the game 6/10

Sokratis Papastathopoulos

He wasn’t troubled by much as Gunners dominate play from start to finish. However, he made some brilliant interceptions to prevent their opponents from scoring. 7/10

Nacho Monreal

Monreal was awesome at the back. He also made some dashing run towards Vorskla’s area during the game. His overall performance was good but not perfect 6/10

Lucas Torreira

His first start in Arsenal shirt, the Uruguayan prove his quality once again as he continue to lay claim for a permanent place in Unai Emery’s starting XI. 7/10

Mohamed Elneny

As usual, the Egyptian was lively while attacking but looked sluggish while defending. He needs to improve on his overall display else, he remains a fringe player at the Emirates Stadium. 6/10

Alex Iwobi

Best player on the pitch for the Gunners. He crowned his perfect display with an assist before being replaced by Emery Unai. 9/10

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

He was wonderful at the flank as he provide more spark to the attacking frontline. 8/10

Danny Welbeck

Though he scored a goal, the England international need to do more in subsequent matches to cement a place in the team 6/10

Aubameyang

The Gabonese prove his prowess in front of goal as he grabbed two goals to help the team to victory. 9/10

Others include Ozil (7/10), Smith-Rowe (6/10), Guendouzi (7/10)

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