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Fulham open talks with Lyon for Danish defender Joachim Andersen

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Fulham have opened discussions with Lyon over a deal for Danish defender Joachim Andersen.

Manager Scott Parker wants two new centre backs before the transfer window closes and staff have been working through an extensive list of targets.

Andersen, 24, has been the subject of interest from clubs in Italy but would prefer a move to the Premier League if a deal can be agreed with Lyon.

Fulham are in talks with Lyon over a deal for Danish defender Joachim Andersen (right)

Fulham are in talks with Lyon over a deal for Danish defender Joachim Andersen (right)

Fulham are in talks with Lyon over a deal for Danish defender Joachim Andersen (right)

Scott Parker is in desperate need of defensive additions before the transfer window shuts

Scott Parker is in desperate need of defensive additions before the transfer window shuts

Scott Parker is in desperate need of defensive additions before the transfer window shuts

Fulham have asked about an initial loan and talks will continue today. Fulham remain in discussions with Barcelona for Jean-Clair Todibo but face competition from Bologna. PSV Eindhoven defender Timo Baumartl has also been discussed on loan while Sampdoria’s Omar Colley remains another option.

Fulham also want an extra body for their midfield and have been pushing for Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan from Chelsea but are also discussing 24-year old Mathias Normann from Rostov.

Meanwhile, Galatasaray want Jean-Michael Seri on loan.

The Cottagers are still in discussions with Barcelona over a move for Jean-Clair Todibo

The Cottagers are still in discussions with Barcelona over a move for Jean-Clair Todibo

The Cottagers are still in discussions with Barcelona over a move for Jean-Clair Todibo

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Jurgen Klopp hits out at Jamie Carragher after questioning Liverpool’s reluctance to buy a defender

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Jurgen Klopp has hit back at Jamie Carragher after the former Liverpool defender questioned why the club were reluctant to sign a centre back in the summer.

The Premier League champions are expected to be without star defender Virgil van Dijk for the rest of the season after he suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage following a reckless Jordan Pickford tackle during the weekend’s Merseyside derby.

Carragher believes that Liverpool are now short at the back as a result of Van Dijk’s injury and should have ‘gone big’ in the summer, but Klopp has taken umbrage with his comments and claimed he could not have kept another centre half happy. 

Jurgen Klopp has hit back at Jamie Carragher over his comments about signing defenders

Jurgen Klopp has hit back at Jamie Carragher over his comments about signing defenders

Jurgen Klopp has hit back at Jamie Carragher over his comments about signing defenders

Carragher suggested Liverpool should have signed another defender in the summer window

Carragher suggested Liverpool should have signed another defender in the summer window

Carragher suggested Liverpool should have signed another defender in the summer window

‘We went into the season with three centre backs plus Fabinho as cover and some youngsters,’ Klopp said.

‘It’s hard to have four world-class centre halves.

‘If anyone wants to tell us we made a mistake – I think Carragher mentioned already – there are a few reasons why they don’t do this job.’

He also claimed Liverpool are now a centre back short following Virgil van Dijk's injury

He also claimed Liverpool are now a centre back short following Virgil van Dijk's injury

He also claimed Liverpool are now a centre back short following Virgil van Dijk’s injury

But Klopp responded to Carragher and said he could not have kept another defender happy

But Klopp responded to Carragher and said he could not have kept another defender happy

But Klopp responded to Carragher and said he could not have kept another defender happy

Carragher however then defended the comments, tweeting: ‘Not once this season have I said it was a mistake for Klopp not to buy a centre back for the exact reason he states.’

On Sky Sports on Monday, Carragher said on Liverpool’s defensive situation: ‘Dejan Lovren went and they didn’t replace him so they only have three centre backs and one of those, Joel Matip, is always injured.

‘There are question marks now about Joe Gomez. So there is no doubt that Liverpool had to go big in the transfer market.’

Carragher defended his comments saying Klopp has not made a mistake in not signing one

Carragher defended his comments saying Klopp has not made a mistake in not signing one

Carragher defended his comments saying Klopp has not made a mistake in not signing one

It was those comments that made Klopp angry, but Carragher’s fellow Sky pundit Gary Neville saw the funny side of it, reacting to the former centre back’s riposte by tweeting: ‘In-fighting already’ with the boxing glove emoji and laughing faces.

Carragher however did call on Klopp not to make the same mistake again and believes the Anfield club should target RB Leipzig and France centre back Dayot Upamecano early in the January transfer window.

The former England international also put Wolves captain Conor Coady in a sticky spot following their 1-0 win over Leeds, asking the current England defender if he would consider a return to Liverpool after claiming Klopp was eyeing him, which was laughed off.

Carragher however did encourage Liverpool to go after Dayot Upamecano in January

Carragher however did encourage Liverpool to go after Dayot Upamecano in January

Carragher however did encourage Liverpool to go after Dayot Upamecano in January

He also cheekily asked Wolves captain Conor Coady if he would like to re-join the Reds

He also cheekily asked Wolves captain Conor Coady if he would like to re-join the Reds

He also cheekily asked Wolves captain Conor Coady if he would like to re-join the Reds

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Eddie Jones says Owen Farrell is working on tackle technique after his ban for horror hit

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Eddie Jones has revealed that England skipper Owen Farrell has been working on his tackle technique in light of his recent red card.

Farrell was banned for five weeks and missed Saracens’ crucial Champions Cup run-in after he was sent off for a reckless hit on Wasps youngster Charlie Atkinson.

It left lingering questions about the fly-half’s temperament, but Jones revealed the No 10 will continue as skipper after naming a 32-man squad to face the Barbarians.

Owen Farrell was sent off for a reckless hit on Wasps youngster Charlie Atkinson in September

Owen Farrell was sent off for a reckless hit on Wasps youngster Charlie Atkinson in September

Owen Farrell was sent off for a reckless hit on Wasps youngster Charlie Atkinson in September

‘Owen and I have ongoing conversations,’ said Jones. ‘There’s not a day where we don’t talk or text each other. And now he’s in camp, it’s face to face. He’s aware of his responsibilities as England captain — he made a mistake in a game. We’ve moved on from that and now his job is to be the best England captain he can be.

‘He’s always working on his tackle technique. I was walking through the gym this morning before we were going to catch up, he was doing some extra work with John Clarke. That’s a constant work-on for not only Owen, but a lot of our players.

‘The laws of the high tackle have become increasingly tight, which is for the welfare of the players and all of our players are conscious of their responsibility.’

Preparations for the fixture at Twickenham have been hit by the uncertainty around the Premiership final. Wasps’ involvement will hinge on results from their latest round of Covid testing on Wednesday, with Bristol on standby to face Exeter in the event of their withdrawal.

Farrell goes in lower for tackle on Alex Mitchell during an England training session last week

Farrell goes in lower for tackle on Alex Mitchell during an England training session last week

Farrell goes in lower for tackle on Alex Mitchell during an England training session last week

It means Jones is unable to call on a number of household names, including recent European cup winners Henry Slade, Jack Nowell and Kyle Sinckler. However, Jones named 11 uncapped players in his squad and could use the curtain-raiser to blood some exciting new talent.

‘I was particularly impressed by a number of Exeter players who did well in what was a good- quality European Cup final,’ said Jones. ‘I was also very pleased for Bristol to win their first trophy. I always look at those games as selection games.

‘They’re important games because they’re high-pressure and you see the guys play under the pressure of winning or not winning a trophy. We’ve had that previously with Saracens being a dominant team in Europe, and now we’ve got Exeter.

‘It’s been a tough time for the country. A lot of people have lost their jobs and a lot of people have had losses in their family. We’re conscious of our responsibility to put a smile on people’s faces.

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‘The attitude in the camp has been first-class and this week we move into preparation for the Barbarians, so things are a bit more serious and we’re knuckling down to prepare for a game.’

England will go into the match without Lions star Elliot Daly, who is recovering from a leg injury.

‘Elliot has had a bump on his leg — I was speaking to him this morning — for a good period of time,’ revealed Jones. ‘It hasn’t really worried him and he’s trained. We’re not sure what’s wrong, so we’re going to get some tests done and we’ll wait and see what the answer is.

‘I’d rather not say which part of his leg, let’s just wait and see. We’ll do all the various tests and he will see a consultant, and then we’ll have a pretty good idea of where he’s at.’

Meanwhile, the confusion around the Premiership final has also affected Wales’ preparations, with Bristol No 10 Callum Sheedy unable to join the training camp.

Wales assistant coach Neil Jenkins said: ‘It would have been nice to have had him in from the start but, from our perspective, him playing in finals is good for us. That’s his bread and butter.

‘The same with Tomas Francis — it’s fantastic for them.’

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Solskjaer says Man United’s win in Paris was more deserved than famous victory over PSG last year

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Marcus Rashford was Manchester United’s hero in Paris once again as he fired a late winner at Parc des Princes on Tuesday night.

Rashford, who scored an injury-time penalty when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side famously knocked out Paris Saint-Germain last year, lashed home in the 87th minute to give United a 2-1 victory in their Group H opener.

‘They were both opportunities to win the game,’ said Rashford. ‘As a striker, in the game late on, that’s the mentality. You might only get one chance – it gets us the three points.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said their performance was better than when they won at PSG last year

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said their performance was better than when they won at PSG last year

‘Of course, it’s a nice feeling. We’re in a strong position now in the group, but it’s the first game.’

PSG lost at home in the group stage for the first time in nearly 16 years. Last season’s beaten finalists had not even conceded a goal there in Europe since Rashford’s winner in March 2019.

Solskjaer, who was without captain Harry Maguire and started with Paul Pogba on the bench, rated it an even better display than the Miracle of Paris.

New signing Alex Telles made his debut and Axel Tuanzebe was outstanding on his first outing since December, helping to nullify the threat of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Marcus Rashford was the hero in Paris last time and hit the winner on Tuesday night

Marcus Rashford was the hero in Paris last time and hit the winner on Tuesday night

‘It’s a better performance this time, even though we won 3-1 last time,’ said Solskjaer.

‘It’s a different feeling. It’s at the start of the group stage. Last time it was a knockout and it was euphoric. This is sterile without the fans but it’s still excellent and we deserved to win.

‘Axel did fantastic. He’s been out for 10 months and to put in a performance like this against Neymar and Mbappe almost surprised us as well.’

Solskjaer paid tribute to stand-in skipper Bruno Fernandes who had a penalty saved for the second time in four days but stepped up to retake it and score after VAR spotted keeper Keylor Navas encroaching. PSG equalised through Anthony Martial’s own-goal before Rashford struck.

Solskjaer was impressed with how well Axel Tuanzebe coped with PSG star Kylian Mbappe

Solskjaer was impressed with how well Axel Tuanzebe coped with PSG star Kylian Mbappe

Solskjaer added: ‘Bruno missed two penalties in a row but he’s not going to stop taking them. He showed focus and character.

‘I’m not surprised. After the Newcastle one and this, I was sure he would want to take it again. There were no nerves.’

The United boss also singled out Scott McTominay, revealing that the midfielder played on despite losing a contact lens.

‘Scotty played first half with only one eye,’ he said. ‘That was the most impressive thing because he lost his contact lens.’

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel was at a loss to explain his team’s lack-lustre display.

He said: ‘It was a performance without intensity, without aggression, without counter-pressing. It was a bit bizarre, I don’t know why.’

He also gave praise to Scott McTominay, who played second half without a contact lens

He also gave praise to Scott McTominay, who played second half without a contact lens

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