News roundup: Zielinski reveals Liverpool negotiations and Carra tips Liverpool for top four

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Today, Piotr Zielinski spoke of how he negotiated with Liverpool, Adam Lallana gave another press conference and Jamie Carragher tipped Liverpool to make the top four this season.

The day after transfer deadline day is as quiet as the world of football will ever get. Agents, managers and players all return to football after the craziness of the transfer window.

Piotr Zielinski negotiated with Liverpool

Speaking of the transfer window, Piotr Zielinski has revealed that he had negotiated with Liverpool over a possible move to England. The Pole was rumoured to be joining the Reds for a large portion of the transfer window, before eventually signing for Napoli.

Speaking to Sportowefakty, Zielinski said, “With Liverpool, there were talks but it didn’t happen.

“But I’m happy to be at Napoli. They’re one of the best teams for a 22-year-old to join.

“Looking at their style of play and my qualities, I couldn’t have made a better choice.

“I’m a reserve at the moment, but I’ve only just arrived. Here, [the players] are all very strong.”

Adam Lallana wants Euro 2016 closure

Adam Lallana has admitted that England’s poor Euro 2016 will always stay with him, but that it’s time to move on. England head into the 2018 World Cup qualifiers under Sam Allardyce, who was appointed after Roy Hodgson quit the national team.

“I think it [the loss to Iceland] will always hurt anyone that was involved, [but] we have to move on and that is all we can do,” Lallana said, according to Liverpoolfc.com.

“We have a new manager, a lot of new staff and a few new players and it is important we start fresh and go on a new journey. We had a good qualifying campaign last time out so we are looking for more of the same.

“I think what happened in the summer is irrelevant. We definitely need to win on Sunday. We are England and, as much as people put pressure on us to win games, we put the most pressure on ourselves to win.

“It is our job to do the job, not just at the weekend but throughout the whole campaign.”

Carra tips the Reds for Champions League qualification

Last season, Liverpool and Chelsea finished 8th and 10th respectively. Despite disappointment from bigger teams in the 2015/16 season, Jamie Carragher has predicted that the ‘big guns’ will return to the top this season.

“I think it will go back to the norm. I know Leicester fans won’t like me to say that. I think the heavyweights will come back,” Carragher told Goal.

“I’d expect the top four to consist of Manchester City, Man United, Chelsea and I think Liverpool might get in there.

“I just think the fact that Liverpool have got no European football, same as Chelsea, I think it’s a massive advantage they have over the others.”

Photos: Liverpool train at Melwood without international absentees 

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