Liverpool willing to splash out €75m for Carlos

first_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became Friends8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Mind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared Loading… Liverpool are prepared to pay €75m to beat Real Madrid to the signing of Sevilla center-back Diego Carlos, according to a report. Liverpool have four senior center-halves within their ranks this season and recently added a fifth after Nathaniel Phillips was recalled from his loan with Stuttgart. However, Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip are both currently out with injury and Fabinho – who has filled in at the back before – is also sidelined. Klopp opted for Jordan Henderson to partner Joe Gomez in the Club World Cup semi-final last month due to illness to Virgil van Dijk, although Van Dijk and Gomez have impressed since returning as a partnership. In other Liverpool news, the Reds are reportedly keeping tabs on Norwich duo Emiliano Buendia and Jamal Lewis ahead of a potential double swoop. Buendia has seven Premier League assists this season – one behind Trent Alexander-Arnold – and has created a chance every 26 minutes on average this term. Such a record is only bettered this season by Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne and Buendia – along with left-back Lewis – are said to be players Liverpool are well aware of. Read Also:Liverpool to meet £65m clause to sign long-term partner for Van Dijk Lewis could be seen as a more natural option at the back for Klopp than James Milner, who has filled in due to Liverpool’s absence of a second-choice in the position since Alberto Moreno’s departure. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The defender moved to Spain from Ligue 1 side Nantes in the summer and has impressed, appearing in all 18 of his side’s La Liga games this term to help the club into third place in the table. What’s more, the 26-year-old has netted twice in that time and recent reports linked Liverpool with interest in the player, claiming that the Reds had tabled an offer for his services. According to Spanish news outlet El Desmarque – the source of the original report – Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane eyes Carlos as an ideal replacement for Sergio Ramos. However, the source adds that Liverpool also remain  keen and are willing to do what it takes to beat their European rivals to his signature. It is claimed that Jurgen Klopp‘s side could activate the €75m release clause in his contract to bring him to Anfield. Carlos, it is said, has “everything” to be able to become one of the best center-backs in the world and would reportedly benefit more by moving to Merseyside than to the Spanish capital.last_img read more

Win vs. Spartans impresses Stone

first_imgWisconsin head coach Lisa Stone was impressed with Jade Davis\’s cool in the waning minutes against MSU.[/media-credit]Entering Sunday’s game against Michigan State, the University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team had not earned a “statement” victory during the Big Ten season.Despite beating then-No. 6 Baylor and in-state rival Marquette, the Badgers still lacked in the category of statement wins as they struggled in conference play.After beating the Spartans, Wisconsin finally got the win it needed.“(We) knocked off the frontrunner in the conference,” UW head coach Lisa Stone said. “To finish the game the way we did … We’re very proud of our kids for their resilience defensively (and we) got some things going offensively.”With the 54-51 win over Michigan State, Wisconsin improved to 6-11 in conference play to stay ahead of Penn State in seventh place.With such a significant win, the team’s confidence continues to build. The Badgers have played a number of close games this season, especially against the top teams in the conference, but they often have come up short in the final moments.To earn a victory over the Spartans — who dropped into a tie for second place with the loss — shows the team what they already believed: they can be competitive with any team.“We’ve proven it the entire season,” Stone said. “Going on the road right now, we’ve just got to keep that momentum going … and carry over the confidence that (we) can play with the elite in the league.”Davis shines in final moments of victoryAs time wound down in the Badgers’ victory Sunday, freshman guard Jade Davis found herself at the free-throw line with a pair of shots and Wisconsin leading 51-50.Prior to the game, Davis had not shot a free throw in a game since hitting 2-of-2 in the Badgers’ trip to Penn State on Jan. 22. Unfazed, Davis calmly hit both shots, improving her season total to 14-of-15 from the charity stripe.The free throws gave UW a three-point lead, which it held for the win after surviving three attempts from beyond the arc by Michigan State in the last 24 seconds of the game.For Wisconsin, Davis is essential to the team in the fact that she provides depth off the bench and added size when she is on the floor.“We like to pride ourselves in that we have some depth,” Stone said. “Jade gives us some size in the guard spot defensively (and she) can rebound for us.”Davis had a career-high 11 points Sunday while tying a personal-best with two 3-pointers in front of a season-high 14,657 fans at the Kohl Center.For the rest of the Badgers, the play of Davis added to the excitement of winning in front of a large crowd as they rallied around the 5-foot-9-inch freshman.“The kids were very excited; they were really happy for Jade,” Stone said. “It’s a neat locker room when you see that people are happy for the success of others, and that demonstrates what our team is all about. We’re not about any one person.”Stone sees season as successWith just one game remaining on the regular season schedule for Wisconsin, Stone looked back at the season Monday, reflecting on her team’s accomplishments.Though the team has gone 6-10 in Big Ten play after winning ten consecutive non-conference games, Stone believes the season has been a good one for her young squad.Stone seemed especially pleased with the way her team has handled the dismissal of former teammate Mariah Dunham over the last three weeks.“It’s been a very, very, very successful season,” Stone said. “From our non-conference to our conference play, we’re in every game … and this team has not wavered, they have kept their thoughts and their confidence and their belief in their locker room. It’s been very, very rewarding in many ways because this team stuck together through a lot of stuff.”last_img read more