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Thursday August 10
Sherwood backs Barcelona to get their man
10:00: Tim Sherwood believes Philippe Coutinho will join Barcelona because Liverpool won’t risk the player’s value dropping.
“He goes. No danger,” Sherwood told talkSPORT.
“The player wants to leave. When Barcelona and Real Madrid come knowing they go.
“Other chairman want Liverpool to make a stand. But if you don’t take the money you end up without the player if you don’t let them leave. They throw their toys out of the pram.
“I understand the owners don’t want to sell, he’s a little genius. He’s been fantastic for Liverpool and Liverpool have been fantastic for him.
“There’s no loyalty in the game, from clubs to players or players to clubs.”
Lineker backs Spurs despite lack of signings
09:50: Gary Lineker feels Tottenham fans should not be worried by the club’s lack of transfer activity – and believes his old side could “steal a march” on their Premier League title rivals.
“It is all very well when you supporters say ‘we have not made enough signings, we need three or four new players coming in’, but if you look at Spurs they are actually quite a strong team,” said the former England forward.
“It could perhaps upset the equilibrium a little bit by bringing in three or four faces, other teams that have, (like) Manchester City and Manchester United, they don’t know how they are going to adapt immediately.
“They have got the problem of knowing their best team, the best selection, the best system that suits those particular players.
“Tottenham, and Arsene Wenger as well has not brought in too many players, and they might steal a march, get off to a good start because they are the teams which have familiarity amongst themselves and they know what is the best way of playing, so it is not necessarily an advantage to bring in loads of players every summer.”
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