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Six Ex- Liverpool players who regret leaving Anfield amid Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho struggles 



Liverpool have seen some household names leave Anfield while at the peak of their abilities, but few have achieved more success with Barcelona, ​​Bayern Munich and PSG.

Liverpool have continued to prove that life outside of Anfield isn’t always greener.

The Reds have largely stuck to a financial structure throughout Jurgen Klopp’s reign – refusing to exceed player quotas and not succumbing to gigantic contract extension wage demands. Suddenly, they saw several players leave Merseyside to find new pastures.

Whether it is the perceived chance of more success or the riches offered. However, Liverpool rarely missed them, instead finding suitable replacements and continuing to thrive, while those who left did not fare so well. The Merseyside side are set to undergo a makeover this summer after what has been a difficult season, but those who have dropped in recent seasons have rarely moved on to better things looking at some of the names they have dropped and maybe they don’t want to.

Philippe Coutinho

The Brazilian may have been Anfield’s flagship when he left in January 2018, but the record fee he collected would prove to be the catalyst for success under Klopp. Coutinho had pushed for his move to Barcelona the previous summer, leaving him out of the squad before being re-introduced.

However, he got his move in January and earned the Reds more than £140m if all of his stipulations were met. Coutinho’s dream move proved to be anything but, as he struggled to live up to the hype and ultimately saw the fans turn against him. The occasional bright moment wasn’t enough and saw the Reds claim domestic and European glory from afar.

He would eventually go on loan to Bayern Munich, where he also won a supporting Champions League title, and is now back in England with Aston Villa, but he certainly won’t be tearing it up at Villa Park.

Emre Kan

The midfielder was a key part of Klopp’s legacy team and had scored Watford’s goal of the season at the end of the 2016-17 season, but left Liverpool on the loose the following summer. Klopp wanted to keep the German, but wage demands on him turned out to be higher than what the Reds wanted to pay.

He eventually scooped up the big bucks at Juventus who had become masters of signing players for free transfers. Can didn’t make the desired impact in Turin despite the team’s continued success and Maurizio Sarri didn’t like him when he joined the club.

18 months after moving to Italy, he was on the road again, back in his native country where he joined Borussia Dortmund on loan before relocating permanently.

Jordan Ibe

Imagine how good he could have been had he worked under Klopp in his youth. Signed from Wycombe as a teenager in 2011, Ibe was hugely popular but joined Bournemouth for £15million in 2016.

Yes, it can be argued that minutes may have been hard to come by at Liverpool initially. But who’s to say that he might not have blossomed eventually if he had played for a long time?

However his spell at the Cherries never really worked and in 2022 he moved to Adanaspor in the second tier of Turkish football, although he was released within 12 months and is looking for a new club.

Gini Wijnaldum

Many still think Liverpool have yet to adequately replace the Dutchman, such was the hole he left in the middle of the park, but Wijnaldum by no means continued to tear it up when he joined PSG for nothing in the summer of 2021.

The player and the club had been involved in contract talks for months, but as the season drew to a close it became clear that no solution would be found and despite long-standing interest from Barcelona and Ronald Koeman, he eventually opted for a transfer. towards Paris.

Wijnaldum fought for minutes, eventually kicking him out of the national team, and after a year decided to move to another European capital – Rome – where he would partner Jose Mourinho. He has only recently returned from a long injury layoff.

Takumi Minamino

The striker never really cut the mustard at Liverpool, but he was still a worthwhile asset to Klopp. Many of his appearances have come off the bench, as he has been impressively able to fill in when the team needed a rotation.

In the summer, however, Minamino wanted to gain more minutes and left for Monaco, but the move didn’t materialize as he would have liked. He is still battling for a regular first-team spot as the Ligue 1 side have scored just once in 20 games all season.
L’Equipe were previously scathing about his move, which they said was a “marketing exercise” as the Principality club wanted to “penetrate the market” in Asia.

Asked about Minamino’s lack of starts, Monaco coach Philippe Clément said: “It’s simple, there are only eleven places in the team. ‘Taki’ had a good time in training, he was ready. I give players who are ready a chance, but unfortunately I can’t give gifts to everyone who works well in training.”

Sadio Mane

There’s obviously still time for him to turn things around, and he’s certainly good enough, but after six years of excellence at Liverpool, Sadio Mane has seen his summer move to Bayern Munich turn into something of an injury nightmare.

The Senegalese star has been forced to miss the World Cup with injury and fitness issues have plagued him so far in his short spell in Munich, as he was sidelined at half-time in the recent defeat to Bayer Leverkusen.

A new report in Germany says Bayern have become concerned about Mane’s apparent lack of effort in training, with his years of hard work at Liverpool possibly being affected.


‘You have to listen to your mum’ – Ex-Liverpool star urges PSG star Kylian Mbappe to be a ‘good boy’ and join Anfield club

Former France striker Djibril Cissé has urged Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star Kylian Mbappe to listen to his mother and join his favorite club, Liverpool. In an old interview, Mbappe revealed that his mum loved Liverpool and he even had talks with the club before joining Les Parisiens from Monaco in 2017.

Mbappe snubbed Real Madrid for signing a new three-year contract with PSG last summer. However, after the Parisians knocked out in the Champions League round of 16 (lost 3-0 on aggregate) against Bayern Munich, reports about the Frenchman’s future have been gaining momentum.

Real Madrid have been linked again but Cisse wants his compatriot to snub Los Blancos for the second time and join 19-time champions Liverpool. Speaking to, he said:

“Mbappe himself said he wants to win titles and big trophies, but he’s talking about the Champions League. He won’t lie to anyone – he wants to lift that trophy. Mbappe is a player who deserves to play big nights and Champions League football – but even though PSG will play in this competition for many years, I don’t think the current team is strong enough to win it.”

Cisse added that Mbappe would be perfect for English football and backed him to join his mother’s favorite club, Liverpool. Cisse said:

“I would love to see Mbappe at Liverpool. I think Mbappe is made for English football. I know he loves Real Madrid and has been associated with them and I think he wants to leave. But to see him at Anfield – he would do a lot of damage in the Premier League. Mbappe’s mum loves Liverpool – as a good boy you gotta listen to your mum!”

To have a chance of signing Kylian Mbappe, Jurgen Klopp’s side will have to pull up their socks and push for a top-four place in the Premier League. They are sixth in the standings, seven points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

Bayern Munich legend slams Kylian Mbappe’s performance in PSG’s Champions League exit

Bayern Munich icon Philipp Lahm has slammed Kylian Mbappe’s performance in PSG’s UEFA Champions League round of 16 loss to Bayern Munich. Lahm said the superstar forward simply waited for the ball to reach him in the second leg, which was a frustrating figure in his side’s 2-0 defeat in Munich.
Speaking to Sport Bild, the 2014 World Cup winner said:

“In Monaco he just waited for the ball to fall at his feet. I can’t imagine how Mbappe’s career would have blossomed in Paris.”

Kylian Mbappe lacked creativity in front of goal at the Allianz Arena, finishing the match with zero chances created, a try on goal and no dribbling