Jurgen Klopp reveals he’ll hold talks with Sadio Mane after winger snubbed his handshake

Jurgen Klopp reveals he’ll hold talks with Sadio Mane after winger snubbed his handshake in a strop at Old Trafford… but Liverpool boss insists ‘everything will be fine’ after their ’emotional’ spat

Jurgen Klopp has revealed he will hold talks with Sadio Mane after the clearly-irritated Liverpool forward snubbed a handshake from his manager following his side’s victory against Manchester United.  

Mane, who was named on the bench for the fixture, refused to respond to Klopp’s approach after the final whistle at Old Trafford and was even caught on the television cameras walking towards the tunnel whilst shaking his head.

Boss Klopp waved away the surprise snub in his post-match press duties, however, and has again played down the relevance of the incident ahead of Liverpool’s next game against West Brom.

Jurgen Klopp has looked to move on from the handshake snub from Liverpool star Sadio Mane

Forward Mane (L) was seen snubbing boss Klopp's (R) request for a handshake at Old Trafford

Forward Mane (L) was seen snubbing boss Klopp’s (R) request for a handshake at Old Trafford

‘I cannot make a bigger story of it,’ Klopp told reporters at his press conference. 

‘Football is an emotional game and people expect that we control our emotions always but it doesn’t work out that way. We will talk about it and everything will be fine.’

It is customary for Klopp to shake hands or bump fists with every player after matches and his treatment was no different in the minutes that followed a crucial three points which keeps Liverpool in the top four hunt.

Mane was introduced as a second-half substitute at Old Trafford but cut a frustrated figure

Mane was introduced as a second-half substitute at Old Trafford but cut a frustrated figure

Klopp revealed afterwards that the reaction from Mane may have been down to a late decision to start Diogo Jota ahead of the forward. 

And when it was put to him that similar treatment in other professions may well result in disciplinary action, Klopp was quick to highlight the glowing respect Mane has demonstrated for much of his Anfield career.  

‘If somebody shows me five million times respect and one time not, what is more important?’ Klopp responded. ‘I hope for you that your boss, if you one time don’t show him respect, doesn’t forget the other stuff.’

He went on to add: ‘I can already see the headlines, but it is not about that. I am completely relaxed. 

Klopp had congratulated his players in his usual manner before the frosty moment with Mane

Klopp had congratulated his players in his usual manner before the frosty moment with Mane

He went on to add: ‘I can already see the headlines, but it is not about that. I am completely relaxed. 

‘I am a completely normal guy. We will talk about it, and then everything will be fine.’

Irked Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness, a former Liverpool manager, believes that Mane’s frustration showed disrespect to both Klopp and the club overall.

‘It’s disrespectful,’ Souness said. ‘It’s never happened to me but if I were the manager, I would not be happy. 

‘I think he should have shaken his hand, he didn’t want to cuddle, but you should show a bit of respect. It’s most importantly disrespectful to the football club.

‘Yeah, he’s not happy at being left out, but can he really argue? He’s not had a great season.

‘How can he argue with the fact he’s been a sub and Liverpool have won 4-2 at Old Trafford, which is not a happy hunting ground for them?’

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Liverpool legends Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler to take over Melwood

Liverpool legends Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler to take over club’s legendary former training ground Melwood for their sporting academy after Jurgen Klopp’s side left for new £50m facility in Kirkby in November

Liverpool legends Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler have joined forces to take over the running of the club’s legendary former training base Melwood for a new sporting academy.

Jurgen Klopp’s first-team squad left Melwood, which had been the club’s training hub since the 1950s, back in November and relocated to a new £50million complex across the city at Kirkby.

Liverpool completed a deal to sell Melwood to property developers Torus back in 2019 for £10million.

Liverpool legends Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler have took over the running of Melwood

Jurgen Klopp's first-team squad left Melwood for a new £50million complex back in November

Jurgen Klopp’s first-team squad left Melwood for a new £50million complex back in November

Liverpool completed a deal to sell Melwood to property developers Torus in 2019 for £10m

Liverpool completed a deal to sell Melwood to property developers Torus in 2019 for £10m

They have since promised to develop ‘ambitious plans for a landmark mixed-use housing scheme’ on the site and on Friday announced a series of partnerships with sporting legends so they training facilities can still be put to use.

Carragher and Fowler have agreed a deal to take over the site so they can merge their football academies. 

The Fowler-Carragher Academy will take on operational responsibility for the existing building, which will host a college that provides training and educational opportunities for youngsters in the surrounding areas.

Writing in his column in The Telegraph, Carragher said: ‘It is our ambition to help create a new generation of well-trained professionals who, if they cannot revive their playing careers, will become sport scientists, physiotherapists or coaches.

‘We will be offering several courses and scholarships for those seeking help gaining employment across many fields.

‘Robbie and I have been in discussions for some time about forming a partnership, so when the Melwood site became available, the emotional connection was immediate and we realised it was the perfect venue. We’re thrilled the deal is being formally announced.

‘We will be keeping most of the Melwood facilities we enjoyed during our playing careers, including the main building and a couple of the football pitches. As ex-Liverpool players, we will also be preserving the spirit of the old training ground, ensuring visitors are left in no doubt about the rich history of the venue.’

More to follow. 

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Roy Keane tears into Manchester United in astonishing rant after Red Devils’ defeat by Liverpool

Roy Keane pulled no punches as the Manchester United legend gave a scathing review of his former side’s performance against Liverpool on Thursday night.

Jurgen Klopp’s side inflicted a second defeat on the Red Devils in three days at Old Trafford, with Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah getting on the scoresheet to down Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side 4-2. 

United have secured Champions League football for next season, but their last two results will be of concern to Solskjaer who is looking to build momentum ahead of the Europa League final against Villarreal.

Roy Keane has blasted Manchester United in an astonishing rant after defeat by Liverpool

United suffered back-to-back defeats in the space of days after losing 4-2 to Liverpool

United suffered back-to-back defeats in the space of days after losing 4-2 to Liverpool

And outspoken pundit Keane has laid into his former side, picking out Bruno Fernandes, Luke Shaw, Fred, Scott McTominay and Dean Henderson for criticism following their defeat on Thursday.

‘United were all over the place, really poor performance from them, poor mentality,’ Keane said of his old side’s performance on Sky Sports. ‘Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] looks a bit shell-shocked there. I’t’s been a tough few days.’ 

‘The performance tonight was nowhere near good enough. All United’s shortcomings have been shown up in the last couple of days. 

‘Tonight just not enough quality, giving such bad goals away but the other worry, Liverpool could have scored six or seven.

Keane said his former side were 'nowhere near good enough' in a scathing rebuke on Sky

Keane said his former side were ‘nowhere near good enough’ in a scathing rebuke on Sky

The Irishman is certain that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are way off toppling Manchester City

The Irishman is certain that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are way off toppling Manchester City

‘We have praised United the last few months but this squad is so short of competing with Man City to win the title, all their shortcomings have been shown up the last few days.

‘I think Man City are so far ahead of this United squad it is scary. Ole will think they need three or four big players to come in at least.’ 

While Fernandes found the net once again, opening the scoring after his strike took a wicked deflection off Nat Phillips, Keane was not impressed with the Portuguese’s antics.

‘I don’t want to be critical to Fernandes but he spent half the night crying on the pitch,’ Keane said when analysing Liverpool’s second goal. ‘United players were looking for Liverpool to kick the ball out of play but you only stop with a head injury.

Keane criticised Bruno Fernandes for spending 'half the night crying on the pitch' on Thursday

Keane criticised Bruno Fernandes for spending ‘half the night crying on the pitch’ on Thursday

Scott McTominay was described as 'honest' by Keane

The former United captain voiced his unhappiness with Solskjaer's 'perseverance' with Fred

Scott McTominay and Fred are not a title-winning midfield duo, according to the Irishman

‘I look at the two midfielders, [Scott] McTominay is a good honest player, they have got Fred. As long as those two players are playing in midfield for Manchester United they will not be winning any big trophies. 

‘Okay they are in the Europa league final but they are only in that final because they came up short in the Champions League. Let’s not be kidded on by that either. 

‘The last few days, I can’t believe how short Man United are. They are chasing the game, they need a goal and they bring [Nemanja] Matic on and not Donny van de Beek.’

Firmino’s second goal of the night – Liverpool’s third – showcased the defensive frailties that have undone Solskjaer on occasion during his tenure in the dugout. Keane blasted ‘lazy’ Fred and Shaw’s ‘schoolboy’ defending in the build up.

Keane also described Shaw's defending for Liverpool's third goal as 'schoolboy' on Thursday

Keane also described Shaw’s defending for Liverpool’s third goal as ‘schoolboy’ on Thursday

‘I know Ole perseveres with Fred, I can’t see it. How they think Fred can get Man United back to winning titles is beyond me. 

‘I know he dragged him off but even there it’s just sloppy, it’s lazy. He has made a mistake he is hoping one of his mates gets him out of trouble. 

‘Shaw, schoolboy stuff and Liverpool on the front foot and the goalkeeper who didn’t look great tonight either. Mistake after mistake. Poor from united. Maguire is a loss but these are schoolboy errors, Fred is under no pressure there, Shaw is an experienced international player and we have been building the goalkeeper up.’

Keane also singled out goalkeeper Dean Henderson for criticism. The academy talent has come in for David de Gea in recent weeks, with Solskjaer appearing to favour the Englishman over the long-term No 1. 

The Irishman expressed concern over Dean Henderson's stature in goal for Man United

The Irishman expressed concern over Dean Henderson’s stature in goal for Man United

But Keane expressed concerns that Henderson ‘looks tiny’ between the sticks. 

‘He looked so small in the goal,’ Keane added. ‘That is my worry for Henderson, good mentality, good temperament, good with his feet, but I have seen a few goals go in recently where he looked so small in the goal and he looked tiny there for the fourth goal. 

‘He needs to be given a run of games but tonight he might think it’s not my best night but you’ve got to give him a run of games. They cant go back to De Gea, I don’t think he is the answer either. My worry is his presence, he looks so small which is a big concern going forward.’ 

United played tonight’s game amid a backdrop of supporter unrest with billionaire owners the Glazer family, with fans gathering outside Old Trafford to voice their disapproval of the Americans.

Solskjaer’s side welcome fans back to their home ground on Tuesday against Fulham, then face Wolves in the last league game of the season before their final against Villarreal. 

Sadio Mane SNUBS Jurgen Klopp handshake following Liverpool’s win at Manchester United

Sadio Mane SNUBS Jurgen Klopp handshake following Liverpool’s huge win at Manchester United to keep top four hopes alive… but Reds boss brushes off incident, insisting that ‘there is no problem’

  • Sadio Mane was left out of Liverpool’s XI for their clash at Manchester United
  • Instead, he was replaced by Diogo Jota who was instrumental in Reds’ 4-2 win
  • Mane replaced Jota late on as a substitute, before missing a chance to score 
  • At full-time Mane snubbed Jurgen Klopp’s handshake while heading off the pitch
  • Klopp played down incident due to not explaining to Mane his omission reasons

Jurgen Klopp brushed off a spat with Sadio Mane after he celebrated his first win at Old Trafford as Liverpool manager on Thursday.

Mane, who started on the bench and replaced Diogo Jota in the 74th minute, refused to shake Klopp’s hand at the final whistle as he marched towards the tunnel shaking his head.

The Liverpool boss played down the incident and admitted that he had not had a chance to explain his selection to the Senegal striker.

Sadio Mane (left) snubbed Jurgen Klopp’s (right) request for a handshake at full time

‘No, there is no problem,’ said Klopp. ‘I made a late decision in training before the game to put Diogo in.

‘The boys are used to me explaining things but there was no time for that. It is all fine. Sadio was slightly angry but that is all.’

Former Liverpool manager Graeme Souness criticised Mane for snubbing Klopp, particularly after his team had picked up their first win at Old Trafford in seven years.

‘I wouldn’t be happy,’ Souness said on Sky Sports. ‘He should have shaken his hand. He doesn’t want a cuddle but he should show a bit of respect. 

Klopp though played down the incident, insisting he had not had a chance to explain to Mane his omission from the Liverpool starting XI that defeated Manchester United

Klopp though played down the incident, insisting he had not had a chance to explain to Mane his omission from the Liverpool starting XI that defeated Manchester United

Mane was introduced as a late substitute but missed a one-on-one chance to score

Mane was introduced as a late substitute but missed a one-on-one chance to score

‘It’s disrespectful to his manager and most importantly to the football club. Of course, he’s not happy at being at being left out, but how can he argue at being a sub when Liverpool have won at Old Trafford?’

Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane added Mane should not have reacted the way he did, but could sympathise with his frustration: Roy Keane: ‘I think obviously the player is out of order but not every player wants… there is a new trend now among managers, everyone going on the pitch giving high fives.

‘I know when I was a player I didn’t want the manager coming on and giving me high fives. If we had won the league maybe but even then I’d be doubtful.

‘I just think if he sees the player is upset, just back away. It is bad enough your own manager but now you see the opposition manager going around giving everyone high fives.’ 

His starting XI replacement Diogo Jota justified his selection with an equaliser at Old Trafford

His starting XI replacement Diogo Jota justified his selection with an equaliser at Old Trafford

Victory boosted Liverpool’s hopes of securing a Champions League place. ‘The only thing we can do is to win our games, that was not the case before,’ added Klopp.

‘Being in a position where you have it in your own hands to qualify for the Champions League is a big thing.’

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lamented his side’s second home defeat in the space of three days as they conceded two Roberto Firmino goals either side of half-time. ‘That was a kick in the teeth,’ said Solskjaer.

Meanwhile, United midfielder Fred was racially abused on social media after the game.

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Sky pundits come to blows over decision to overturn Liverpool penalty

Sky pundits come to blows over decision to overturn Liverpool penalty as Graeme Souness insists Eric Bailly DID foul Nat Phillips… but Roy Keane and Jamie Redknapp say Anthony Taylor was right to overturn his initial decision and rule spot-kick out

  • Jamie Redknapp and Graeme Souness came to blows over a penalty decision 
  • Liverpool had a spot kick overturned after Eric Bailly collided with Nat Phillips 
  • The Ivorian appeared to make contact with the ball before fouling the defender
  • Souness and Roy Keane judged that Liverpool ought to have had the spot kick
  • Redknapp insisted that the VAR decision was correct on Thursday evening 

Graeme Souness, Roy Keane and Jamie Redknapp were torn over Liverpool’s overturned penalty against Manchester United, with the Sky Sports pundits coming to blows over the decision at Old Trafford.

Anthony Taylor awarded Jurgen Klopp’s side the spot kick in the first half after Eric Bailly appeared to make contact with defender Nat Phillips in his own penalty area.

However, the referee was advised to consult the pitchside monitor, with the Ivorian appearing to make contact with the ball before clattering into the Liverpool player. 

Redknapp insisted that Anthony Taylor was correct to overturn his decision

Graeme Souness (L) and Jamie Redknapp (R) clashed over Liverpool’s overturned penalty

Taylor subsequently overturned the decision before Liverpool struck twice before the break to take a crucial lead into the interval at Old Trafford.

And Sky Sports pundits Souness and Redknapp were divided over the penalty decision, with Keane concurring with the Scotsman that United were fortunate to see the decision overturned. 

‘I thought it was a penalty,’ Souness insisted. ‘When we all played the rule was you got the ball first and that meant it wasn’t a penalty. 

‘But now you can get the ball first and they talk about momentum carrying you forward and endangering the opposition. 

Eric Bailly appeared to foul Nat Phillips, leading to Anthony Taylor awarding the penalty

Eric Bailly appeared to foul Nat Phillips, leading to Anthony Taylor awarding the penalty

However, VAR advised Taylor to review the decision and he overturned the spot kick call

However, VAR advised Taylor to review the decision and he overturned the spot kick call

‘I think it qualifies in both the rules and for me it is a penalty in the modern game.’

‘No penalty, Graeme Souness has gone soft,’ Redknapp responded. 

‘I don’t think it is a penalty. He gets the ball. When you clear the ball there’s always going to be some kind of connection with a player, we have seen it before…’

‘They give a foul for that today,’ Souness interjected.

Redknapp countered: ‘But there has been a couple that have been rescinded as well lately, Balbuena happened.’ To which Souness responded: ‘And a lot more have been given.’

Souness insisted that the incident was a penalty in the modern game, but Redknapp disagreed

Souness insisted that the incident was a penalty in the modern game, but Redknapp disagreed

Former United captain Roy Keane sided with Souness and felt the incident was a penalty

Former United captain Roy Keane sided with Souness and felt the incident was a penalty

Redknapp adamantly responded: ‘I don’t think that is a penalty, he clears the ball Graeme. And there is a slight collision…

‘And that’s the bit that makes it a penalty,’ the Scot quipped.

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane intervened, and took the side of Souness.

‘I think it is a penalty. Okay he gets the ball but what happens afterwards,’ the Irishman said.

Liverpool did not allow the overturned decision to affect their game, however, as Diogo Jota levelled the scores before Roberto Firmino strikes either side of the break gave Klopp’s side a healthy lead. 

Marcus Rashford struck with 20 minutes remaining to keep the game alive for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. 

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Manchester United fans protest against the Glazers again before Liverpool game

Tensions threatened to boil over again outside Old Trafford after Manchester United fans gathered once more to protest the Glazer ownership ahead of their rescheduled match with Liverpool.  

Jurgen Klopp’s side travel to Old Trafford after their May 2 clash was postponed after fans broke into Old Trafford and invaded the pitch before kick-off.

United have bolstered security presence ahead of tonight’s fixture, due to kick off at 8.15pm BST, with dozens of security staff and Greater Manchester Police officers seen preparing additional barriers outside Old Trafford.

Supporters have flocked to United’s ground in their masses to voice their grumblings with the club’s American billionaire owners, letting off yellow and green flares while displaying anti-Glazer banners. 

Tensions threatened to boil over at Old Trafford as Man United fans gathered in protest again

Anti-Glazer protesters have congregated to voice their grumblings over the Glazer ownership

Anti-Glazer protesters have congregated to voice their grumblings over the Glazer ownership

United fans are desperate for their billionaire owners to sell up after years of steady decline 

United’s pre-match preparations have been altered in anticipation of further protests

United have bolstered police and security presence as a result of the chaos earlier this month

United have bolstered police and security presence as a result of the chaos earlier this month

There had been concerns over a delay to tonight’s kick off after images circulating on social media showed a vehicle believed to be an official Liverpool bus blocked off in a side street in Manchester.

The Athletic reporter Daniel Taylor said that the tyres of the bus had been slashed and police were swiftly on the scene to ensure that the vehicle could move on.

However, Klopp’s squad appear to not have been on that bus, with his side seen arriving at Old Trafford in a black coach at roughly 7pm, an hour and 15 minutes before kick off. 

Ahead of the rearranged date tonight, security staff took every precaution in formulating a plan well in advance to prevent a repeat protest from fans. 

A Liverpool bus was reportedly blocked and had its tyres let down ahead of United game

A Liverpool bus was reportedly blocked and had its tyres let down ahead of United game

Images on social media showed an official bus blocked off in a side street in Manchester

Images on social media showed an official bus blocked off in a side street in Manchester

Police swiftly set about getting the bus moving in a bid to avoid a repeat of the chaos on May 2

Police swiftly set about getting the bus moving in a bid to avoid a repeat of the chaos on May 2 

United stars also altered their normal routine as they drove themselves into Old Trafford in the early afternoon to beat fans to the stadium, having found themselves barricaded in the Lowry Hotel when chaos dominated the build-up to the original meeting. 

‘Nothing different for us, the most important thing for us now is to focus on the game,’ United star Bruno Fernandes told Sky Sports from inside Old Trafford. 

Thursday’s protests are understood to be ‘calm and peaceful’, according to Sky Sports, with large swathes of fans gathering in their masses to let off yellow and green flares while displaying anti-Glazer banners. 

Sportsmail revealed on Wednesday that United mounted a top-secret operation to stop anti-Glazer protesters from disrupting their plans for Thursday’s re-arranged clash with Liverpool.

Liverpool arrived at Old Trafford in a black coach, different to the coach that had been blocked

Liverpool arrived at Old Trafford in a black coach, different to the coach that had been blocked

German coach Jurgen Klopp departs the team bus as the squad arrived at Old Trafford

German coach Jurgen Klopp departs the team bus as the squad arrived at Old Trafford

Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino gets off the team coach before the game on Thursday

Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino gets off the team coach before the game on Thursday 

United have adopted a siege mentality, with players sworn to secrecy prior to the day of the game over their preparations and staff were given information on a need-to-know basis to avoid leaks and limit the security threat.

The club are trying to prevent a repeat of the scenes that caused the fixture to be postponed 11 days ago when protesters blocked the team from leaving the Lowry Hotel and hundreds more clashed with police at Old Trafford.

Last week, the departure time from Carrington for the Europa League semi-final against Roma in Italy was kept under wraps until the last minute amid rumours that fans might try to sabotage the team bus en route to Manchester Airport.

The players stayed at home before Tuesday’s game against Leicester and were only told on Monday night to meet at the training ground before travelling to the stadium.

Players arrived at the ground this afternoon in a bid to avoid delays seen earlier this month

Players arrived at the ground this afternoon in a bid to avoid delays seen earlier this month 

Security has been bolstered ahead of tonight's top flight game with added police presence

Security has been bolstered ahead of tonight’s top flight game with added police presence 

Sportsmail understands plans changed again ahead of Thursday night’s game against Liverpool. There was visibly tighter security to prevent further disturbances after it became the first Premier League fixture to be called off due to a protest.

United showed off a heavy police presence for the home game against Leicester on Tuesday, the first match at Old Trafford since the Liverpool postponement.

A 10ft high red wall was erected at the south-east corner of the stadium – where protesters twice broke in and got onto the pitch – as well the north forecourt in front of the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand.

Additional steel barriers were also put in place as part of the heightened security operation.

Having prepared for a peaceful protest last time out which then descended into violence, the club are now trying to ensure that their three remaining home games of the season go ahead safely.

Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called for calm following the ugly scenes at the start of the month, asking fans to keep the peace if they are to protest and make their voices heard once again.

The United boss said: ‘Security measures are being looked at, of course, and I hope that we can keep the protests – if there are protests – down to loud voices, nothing violent.

‘We want to listen. The players want to play the game.

‘We play Liverpool. Of course we want to beat Liverpool, we want to beat Leicester. So, we’re going to do everything we can for our fans to celebrate what we’re doing on the pitch.’ 

Liverpool team bus ‘is BLOCKED from getting to Old Trafford and has tyres let down’

Liverpool team bus ‘is BLOCKED from getting to Old Trafford and has tyres let down as Man United fans appear to make attempts to get match called off for a second time’ – but confusion reigns over whether players are actually on board a second vehicle

A vehicle believed to be Liverpool’s team bus has reportedly been blocked and had its tyres let down ahead of the Reds’ visit to Manchester United for their rescheduled Premier League fixture.

Jurgen Klopp’s side travel to Old Trafford after their May 2 clash was postponed after fans broke into Old Trafford and invaded the pitch before kick-off.

United have bolstered security presence ahead of tonight’s fixture, due to kick off at 8.15pm BST, with dozens of security staff and Greater Manchester Police officers seen preparing additional barriers outside Old Trafford.

However, images on Twitter show Liverpool’s squad have encountered a delay. 

According to The Athletic’s Daniel Taylor, an official Liverpool bus’ tyres have been let down after being blocked in a side street near the team hotel. 

Police swiftly set about clearing the road with a reported 50 fans at the scene, and the bus was seen on the move again behind a police van.  

More to follow.  

Liverpool’s bus has reportedly been blocked and had its tyres let down ahead of United game

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Real Madrid offer update on the £500million redevelopment of their Bernabeu stadium

Real Madrid offer update on the £500million redevelopment of their Bernabeu stadium… almost two YEARS after construction began in June 2019

  • Los Blancos’ ground has been out of action this campaign due to building works
  • They has been playing matches at the reserves’ HQ Estadio Alfredo di Stefano
  • The updates include building a retractable roof, a shopping centre and a hotel 

Real Madrid have delivered an update on their huge £500million development project of their Santiago Bernabeu stadium, nearly two years after work began back in June 2019. 

The gigantic rebuild means the club have not played at the ground this season, instead playing at the 6,000-capacity Estadio Alfredo di Stefano, usually the arena for the reserve side, Real Madrid Castilla.

Real tweeted a picture of the development works from their English-speaking Twitter account, with the caption: ‘WORK IN PROGRESS,’ bookended by crane emojis.

Real Madrid have offered an update of the redevelopment works at their Bernabeu stadium

The project will include a fixed roof which covers every seat, as well as a retractable roof which covers the entire pitch, while it is also understood the current capacity of 81,000 will remain the same despite plenty of off-pitch additions. 

The works will install a 360-degree screen, a shopping centre, a five-storey underground car park, and new restaurants.

Moreover, there is set to be a hotel built, with some rooms offering a view of the Bernabeu pitch.

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp (left) criticised Madrid's temporary stadium after their European tie

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp (left) criticised Madrid’s temporary stadium after their European tie

Reds lost 3-1 to the Spanish giants at the 6,000-capacity Estadio Alfredo di Stefano ground

Reds lost 3-1 to the Spanish giants at the 6,000-capacity Estadio Alfredo di Stefano ground

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp criticised Los Blancos’ temporary ground after losing their Champions League quarter-final first leg 3-1 there.

He said: ‘This here tonight was really strange because it was a difficult situation in the stadium,’ before adding: ‘Anfield is at least a proper stadium’.

But Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman defended the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano after Klopp’s comments, declaring: ‘It’s disparaging to a big club like Madrid. They’ve chosen the time to do renovation works at their stadium and they’ve chosen well.’

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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson out for the season but has ‘a chance’ of making Euros

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson ruled out for the season but Jurgen Klopp says he has ‘a chance’ of making the Euros with England

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will not play again for his club this season but Jurgen Klopp says the midfielder has a chance of making it back for Euro 2020.

Speaking at his Wednesday press conference, Klopp said of his captain’s groin issue: ‘Hendo’s injury is completely different. 

‘He’s not training or playing at the moment so it’s a decision taken by Gareth (Southgate) and Hendo. I think there’s a chance (he plays at the Euros) for sure. Unfortunately, not for us but for England.

Jordan Henderson faces a race against time to be fit for England’s Euro 2020 campaign

Henderson sustained the injury in Liverpool's defeat against Everton at Anfield in February

Henderson sustained the injury in Liverpool’s defeat against Everton at Anfield in February

‘He hasn’t trained with the team but around the last week (of the season) he will have a chance to train with us and he will be properly rested.’ 

Henderson, 30, sustained the injury in February’s defeat against Everton at Anfield and his absence for the rest of the campaign is a blow to Liverpool’s slender hopes of finishing in the top four.

It is another big concern for England boss Gareth Southgate after Manchester United defender Harry Maguire was forced off with an ankle injury against Aston Villa at the weekend. The central defender was on crutches at Old Trafford on Tuesday to watch his team’s game against his old club Leicester. 

The Henderson news comes on the day another influential Liverpool player in Virgil van Dijk ruled himself out of this summer’s tournament with Holland.

Van Dijk was left crocked with an ACL injury from a wild challenge by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford back in October.

Klopp said: ‘With Virgil it’s one of the most serious injuries you can get. I don’t know how it came up that he had a chance for the Euros because of the average length of recovery. 

‘It’s going really well and the plan is for us to have him back for pre-season and even that is not sure. Euros were in the wrong moment but good news for Holland and when he is fit, because we cannot force it, it will be 100 per cent and the next big tournament for Holland is coming. 

‘We have to be patient. For a player the start of rehab is really tough, pain like crazy, you’re worrying. 

‘You then make steps and you get more positive. Now it takes the pressure off Virgil and he can focus on right things.’

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Yves Bissouma ‘requests Brighton exit this summer’ alerting Liverpool and Arsenal

Yves Bissouma ‘requests Brighton exit this summer’ putting Liverpool and Arsenal on red alert – with Jurgen Klopp having ‘researched player’s character’ to determine if he can replace Georginio Wijnaldum

  • Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma is set to be a man in demand this summer 
  • The Mali international has reported asked to be allowed to leave the club 
  • Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City are said to have be placed on alert 
  • It is claimed Jurgen Klopp has already done background research on Bissouma 

Brighton star Yves Bissouma has reportedly asked to be allowed to leave the club this summer, amid rising interest from a host of Premier League giants.

The Mali international has had a sublime season at the AMEX and has emerged as one of the top flight’s most consistent performers.

Now, with a host of suitors queuing up, 24-year-old Bissouma has requested to depart at the end of the season in order to further his career, according to the Times.

Yves Bissouma has reportedly requested to leave Brighton amid Liverpool and Arsenal interest

It is claimed that Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City have all already inquired about the availability of the Mali star as they seek to strengthen in midfield ahead of the coming campaign.

French giants Marseille are also said to have shown a willingness to bring Bissouma back to Ligue 1.

Liverpool have emerged as one of the side's monitoring Bissouma after a sublime season

Liverpool have emerged as one of the side’s monitoring Bissouma after a sublime season

According to the Times, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has ‘spent time personally researching Bissouma’s character and off-field behaviour in order to assess whether the player would be a good fit for his Anfield squad.’

Widespread reports have linked Bissouma to Merseyside for some time, with the midfielder tipped as a potential long-term replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum.

The Dutchman is set to leave Anfield at the end of the campaign as a free agent, after failing to agree a new contract with the Reds.

Barcelona and Bayern Munich are touted as the most likely destinations for Wijnaldum to move on to.

Jurgen Klopp is reported to have already been checking out the character of Bissouma

Jurgen Klopp is reported to have already been checking out the character of Bissouma

Bissouma however is said to have a preference to join a Champions League side, with Klopp’s Liverpool struggling to nail down a top four finish and Arsenal poised to miss out on European competition completely.

City’s interest in Bissouma is less intense, according to the Times, who state any possible summer move will ‘depend on pricing of alternative options and the potential extension of Fernandinho’s contract.’

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