Schalke deny interest in Liverpool’s Solanke

first_imgBundesliga side Schalke 04 have denied interest in Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke, after reports linking the striker with a switch to Germany.The Englishman has fallen out of favour at Anfield in recent times, with club boss Jurgen Klopp yet to grant him a first-team team appearance this season.The Reds have a plethora of attacking options at the moment, with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Xherdan Shaqiri all performing well to help fire the team to the Premier League summit. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Solanke are the only natural centre-forwards on the club’s books, but none of them are being granted regular playing time during Liverpool’s title charge.Solanke has been heavily linked with a transfer in January, with Crystal Palace pulling out of a proposed loan deal for the youngster on Wednesday.Schalke are another side thought to be in the running for his signature, but they too have distanced themselves from the England U-21 international.The German club’s CEO Christian Heidel has denied any interest in Solanke, as he told WAZ: “There has been no contact with Liverpool or the player.”Back in November, Klopp discussed Solanke’s future on Liverpool’s official website, insisting that the club would do what was best for his long-term development.Solanke himself has said he’s happy to remain patient at Anfield, insisting that Klopp “knows what he’s doing” with regards to his future.With the winter transfer window now open the Reds are free to field offers from potential suitors, but it remains to be seen whether or not they will allow Solanke to leave permanently.Liverpool are back in Premier League action on Thursday night against Manchester City at the Etihad, where they will be hoping to extend their winning run to nine matches.A victory could also see Klopp’s men open up a 10-point lead ahead of their rivals at the top of the table, while also preserving their unbeaten league record this term. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Emptying the notebook on OSU-TCU

first_imgThis is what most of the day looked like for OSU (USATSI)This is what most of the day looked like for OSU (USATSI)Finished off my 10 Thoughts here but I still had some stuff leftover for the notebook. Not much of it is positive but I tried to at least make it entertaining.• I can’t keep up with whether Daxx slings it or spins it more often. It’s always one or the other. Rarely does he just “throw” it.• Be proud, Nike. That was an elite uni matchup. OSU’s B-W-B is as good a combo as it has and those TCU helmets were top shelf.• This photo, [email protected] he has learned a lot from Gundy…— Drew Hays (@OSUdrewhaysWSU) October 18, 2014• One of my favorite things about Tyreek is how he runs through the end of plays. He’ll run 20 yards after the end of a play. I’m not sure if it’s because he can’t slow down or because he just likes to run but I like it.• True story here. Emmanuel Ogbah could bench press about 12.5 Ben Grogans.— Blake Zimmerman (@bpzim) October 18, 2014• TCU’s defensive line is a monster and its safeties are weak so we start the game with seven runs in eight plays? Not sure if serious, Mikes…?• Ben Grogan is the least questionable aspect of this OSU team right now. Who had that little scenario at the end of August?• TCU scored 21 points in 81 seconds at one point in the 1st quarter. That seems bad if you’re trying to outscore them.• Gus called No. 13 “little David Glidden.” I liked that for some reason.• At one point Charles Davis said Heisman voters “felt betrayed” by Jameis Winston. Still rolling that narrative out there, eh?• If Boykin was more accurate OSU would have lost by 50. He missed so many dudes running straight up the seam untouched it was absurd.• I am not a playcaller — on good days I’m barely a decent writer — but how come OSU never runs that twins crossing thing where the inside guy gets it going to the sideline and can usually turn it up for about 5-6 yards? Seems like that used to be a staple.• Gus mentioned that Gary Patterson said he could pick up some patterns regarding where OSU lined up Tyreek. I think Gary Patterson might be a better coach than Mike Yurcich.• Speaking of Gus, I’m bummed we never gave him a chance to get the vocal chords cranking. For old time’s sake: I just yelled to Doug Meachem to “Come back to us” while point at my OSU shirt.. He smiled and shook his head no… (This is my nightmare)— Drew Hays (@OSUdrewhaysWSU) October 18, 2014• This seems legit!#OKstate now has freshman Brad Lundblade in at center. He’s a walk-on.— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) October 18, 2014• Yep.You hired someone from Shippensburg instead of me. Sure, I’ll go for it on 4th down up 33 in the 4th.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 18, 2014• The Mike Yurcich Era!Fixed it.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 18, 2014• True story here.”Leads the nation in field goals” = “Plays for the team with the most stalled drives” #okstate— Mike Harris (@TheMikeHarris) October 18, 2014• Is this bad? Asking for a friend.#okstate drive chart today:PuntINTPuntFGPuntFGFGPuntPuntEnd of halfPuntPuntPuntINTPunt— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 19, 2014• Seems not good.#OKState has now gone four quarters without an offensive touchdown.— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) October 18, 2014 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets.center_img • Haha!Gundy: Hey, you need to draw up some plays. Yurcich: Draw plays? Yes, sir.— Southwell (@JustinSouthwell) October 18, 2014• What a pick here. Better hands than half our receivers this season!Yup.Sums up the day.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 18, 2014 • Poor Ramon Richards. He became a personal favorite after OKC Dave and I were introduced to him at the Texas Tech game and we exchanged some pretty somber texts in the middle of the third quarter.• Roland dancing in the backfield is about as desirable as, well, me dancing at all. Tyreek can dance whenever his legs well please but Roland should never not be running downhill and he rarely gets a chance with this offensive line.• I didn’t love not going for it on 4th down at midefield in the 2nd quarter. Uhh..not that it would have mattered.• The worst loss of the Gundy Era was by 39 to A&M in 2005. It’s not because Meacham wasn’t trying that we didn’t get there on Saturday…• Last time OSU and OU lost on the same day? October 23, 2010. OU lost to Mizzou and OSU got beat by Nebraska at home.• Sometimes it’s almost like Yurcich finds a play that works and keeps going to it. Like a 12-year-old playing Madden. I know that’s not actually the case but that’s what it feels like from watching.• The Tre Flowers drop was something special. It almost hit him in the face. I think maybe it did hit him in the face.Needed Castleman back there for that INT.— John Helsley (@jjhelsley) October 18, 2014• This made me laugh.• This did, too.Obama’s approval rate is currently 20x higher than any offensive coordinator in the state of Oklahoma.— Justin Mitchell (@senyormitchell) October 18, 2014• Hah!last_img read more