Gomez Signs New Deal with Liverpool

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Gomez Signs New Deal with Liverpool

Liverpool – Defender Joe Gomez signed a fresh five-year deal with Liverpool in the hope to regain the favor of manager Jurgen Klopp after enduring a series of serious knee and ankle injuries that sidelined him while playing with the Reds. The report debunked rumors of Gomez moving out of Anfield. This is as the 25-year-old only made 21 appearances in the 2021-22 season. Klopp expresses confidence about the defender’s continued stay with the Reds. He wanted to see him play in defense like when he was healthy. Gomez helped the Reds win the UEFA Champions League and English Premier League. In addition to that, English FA Cup, League Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. 

Effect of Gomez’s Signing with Liverpool

The signing makes Liverpool a deep team on the defensive side. They hope to hold off the offense of their foes in the 2022-23 season. Klopp has a battalion of center-backs in Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konate. With Gomez renewing his contract, the spot will be deep and dependable in the next tournament. This can make enthusiasts betting on soccer opt for Liverpool the next time they make a pick.

Cristiano Ronaldo Won’t Take Part in Manchester United Preseason Tour

Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo will not take part in Manchester United’s preseason tour of Thailand and Australia. The forward begged off from the tour to deal with a “family issue.” Ronaldo was not around when new United manager Erik ten Hag welcomed international players to Carrington to kick off preseason training. The 37-year-old, who is rumored to leave Old Trafford after a poor showing since his return last season, will not be part of the group flying to Bangkok on Friday.

Manchester United will play Liverpool in Thailand on Tuesday before going to Australia. The Red Devils finished sixth in the 2021-22 English Premier League season despite Ronaldo scoring 24 goals in all competitions. The team denied rumors of the Portuguese moving out of United and said that he will be part of the squad this season. Premier League rivals Chelsea and Italian Serie A club Napoli are reportedly interested in Ronaldo’s services.

Angel Di Maria to Join Juventus

Argentine winger Angel Di Maria has arrived in Turin ahead of his USD7.14-million move to Juventus. Di Maria is set to sign a one-year deal with the Italian Serie A club after being released by Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season. A member of the Copa America champion team, Di Maria joins the Serie A giants ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. While in PSG, Di Maria scored 95 goals and registered 112 assists in 295 games. He helped the Parisians win five Ligue 1 titles and five French Cups. He was part of the PSG team that played – and lost against Bayern Munich – in the Champions League final in 2020. Juventus will attempt to bounce back from a disappointing 2021-22 campaign where they only finished fourth.

Ajax Gets Bergwijn for USD31.9 Million

Ajax broke the Dutch transfer record with a USD31.9-million swoop for Steven Bergwijn. The Eredivisie squad acquired Bergwijn from Tottenham after losing Ivory Coast striker Sebastien Haller to Borussia Dortmund. The German Bundesliga side paid Ajax USD31.5 million to complete the transfer and the Dutch team used the money to secure the services of Bergwijn. The transfer fee broke the previous highest in Dutch soccer.

They held the previous record of USD22.4 million as the team used it to get Haller from West Ham. The latest transfer increases Ajax’s chances of contending in Eredivisie and future European tournaments. Bergwijn, a winger, scored seven goals for Tottenham and the development gives him more playing time that could give him more chances to handle the ball and allow European soccer betting fanatics to bet on Ajax and prop on how many goals will he score in one game.