Robert Lewandowski speaks on Jurgen Klopp ahead of Champions League clash versus Liverpool

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has spoken fondly about the qualities of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp ahead of the Champions League meeting between the sides later in the month. The Poland international made a reputation for himself while working under Klopp at Borussia Dortmund and he has acknowledged that the German tactician had a huge impact on shaping his future.

Speaking to UEFA.com, the experienced striker said that he will be eager to meet up with Klopp during their European meeting, although it could be for a short while. He added to thank the German for transforming him into one of the world’s best strikers after making him believe that he can make it at the highest level.
He said: “I'm always happy when I see Jürgen. But we will probably have little time this time. He's a coach who has been crucial to my life as a footballer. I have to be thankful to him for where I am in my life right now. He's just great - as a person and as a coach. We've talked so much about football and life, and I've learned a lot from him. Tactically, there are a few things. But what he has given me above all is the belief that I can play at the highest level.”

Callum Hudson-Odoi could yet remain with Chelsea – Sky Sports reporter

Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has indicated that Callum Hudson-Odoi could stay put with Chelsea beyond the ongoing transfer window despite the interest from Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig. The England youth international has already been the subject of multiple transfer offers from Bayern during the ongoing transfer window but so far, the Blues have remained reluctant to sanction the teenager’s sale.

Bayern Munich leading the race to sign Arsenal midfielder

German giants Bayern Munich are reportedly deemed to be leading the race to sign Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey at the end of the season. The Wales international presently has just eight months remaining on his Arsenal and reports have recently indicated that the club have no plans of extending his contract beyond the current campaign.

Owing to this, the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United have been fancied to recruit him next summer but according to The Express, they could potentially face stiff competition from the German champions. It is added that Bayern may seek to open up discussions over a pre-contract during the New Year in order to beat their European rivals to the player’s signature.

Football tips for the weekend

If you’re interested in football, having a bet on the action couldn’t be much easier, as the bookmakers continue to cover more markets for a larger portion of football matches taking place all over the world. Each bet is supporting another outcome that you’ve either foreseen yourself, been gifted by a friend, or picked up on a betting website, and it’s easy to imagine that the weekend will be where you focus most of your attention.

A busy fixture list in the week will arise if Champions League, Europa League or domestic cup games are being played but nothing could ever beat the pull of coming up with football tips for the weekend. Saturday and Sunday are the home of all major leagues, where football couldn’t be more competitive in England and throughout Europe.

Niko Kovac Disappointed after Freiburg Draw

Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac claims that his team are extremely upset and angry after the draw with Freiburg last weekend. Bayern Munich had a dominant performance over their opponent’s who do not perform well when it comes to of away matches. Freiburg were in a defensive mode throughout the 90 minutes, but they were able to come up with a late equaliser to snatch a 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena. This extended the winless run at home for Bayern Munich to 4 matches in all competitions. Bayern last picked up a home victory more than a month ago.

Niko Kovac came under intense pressure a few weeks back after his Bayern team went on a very poor winless run that stretched to almost 6 matches. As a result, Bayern are no longer leaders in the Bundesliga while the Champions League campaign also is in a similar position. Just when it seemed that Bayern were coming back on track after some decent performances in the last few matches, they have had more dropped points at home. This has allowed Borussia Dortmund to build the advantage is even further. After being appointed as the new Bayern Munich manager only in the summer, Kovac is under a tremendous bit of pressure in order to prove his doubters wrong. Bayern, though, have fallen four points behind their rivals Dortmund after this result.

Bayern Munich boss admits uncertainty regarding his future

Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac has admitted that he is under a bit of pressure after the club’s winless run extended over the weekend. The Bavarian giants had gone three matches without a win across all competitions and that streak prolonged on Saturday as they suffered a shocking 3-0 defeat at home to Borussia Monchengladbach.

Speaking after that game, Kovac said that he cannot judge his future with the German champions but admitted that he may not have the luxury of more than a few games to overturn the club’s fortunes, he said: “I can't answer the question. I know the way things work in football and the Bundesliga.

Bayern Munich ace backs Leroy Sane to rediscover his form

Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller has backed compatriot Leroy Sane to rediscover his form for club and country during the ongoing campaign. The Germany international enjoyed a top season with Manchester City last season where he contributed 10 goals and 15 assists en route to their Premier League crown but he was still surprisingly excluded from the country’s squad for the summer World Cup.

Since then, Sane has not enjoyed a good return with the Citizens with just one start in the Community Shield but Muller has backed him to come good over the course of the season, he told Bild: “He’s an exceptional talent with abilities that only very few people possess. I think Leroy is mature enough, and I have great confidence in him for the future. [It’s the team’s responsibility] that we help him to reach his optimum level of performance with the national team.”

James Rodriguez open to permanent Bayern Munich stay

Colombia international James Rodriguez has dismissed the ongoing speculation over his future by citing that he is content at Bayern Munich. The attacker is presently in the second year of his two-season-long loan spell from Real Madrid but there have been reports suggesting that he could be re-called to cover the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Speaking to reporters, Rodriguez clarified that he has no plans to returning to the Bernabeu with his focus presently on succeeding with the German champions, he said: “I think my future is here. There are a lot of rumours, they talk about a lot of clubs, but right now I'm thinking about Bayern Munich. When I look back at my first year at Bayern I am very happy. This year I want to win more trophies and also be a big help to the team.

Bayern Munich chief dismissed James Rodriguez speculation

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has dismissed the ongoing speculation of James Rodriguez heading back to Real Madrid this summer. The Colombia international is presently entering the second year of his two-year loan move from Los Blancos and Rummenigge has ruled out the prospect of the attacker being recalled.

Speaking to reporters, Rummenigge indicated that source from Spain have got the wrong information and he expects Rodriguez to stay put with the club for the upcoming campaign, he said: “Many things coming from Spain are not true. He will play for sure this season - and I expect that he will play for Bayern.”

Robert Lewandowski on Chelsea radar amid Maurizio Sarri’s arrival

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has reportedly emerged as a potential target to bolster the Chelsea frontline amid his desire to pursue a fresh challenge. The Poland international has found most of his success in the German Bundesliga but he is now prepared to test himself in a new league as he enters the latter stages of his professional career.

According to SportBild, the 29-year-old has been touted for a potential move to Stamford Bridge with Sarri expected to rebuild the club’s attack during the summer transfer window. It is added that the Pole’s arrival could trigger the departure of Alvaro Morata, who struggled to impose himself during his maiden campaign in the Premier League.

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