Euro 2016 champions, Portugal, are set to play their World Cup qualifying games without Real Madrid defender, Pepe
Portugal are poised to play Latvia on November 13 but would be without one of their best hands in defense. Monaco midfielder Joao Moutinho is also set to miss the World Cup qualifying match.
Real Madrid’s problems at the back continue after defender Pepe has been ruled out for yet another game along with defensive midfielderCasemiro.
The club only recently added defender Marcelo to the list with the new hamstring injury. The player suffered this problem in the 1-1 draw against Villarreal a few days ago.Casemiro, just a few days ago, was diagnosed with a fractured fibula. The club are up against Las Palmas this weekend and centre back Pepe has also been ruled out of the game after failing to recover from an injury.
Paris Saint-Germain striker Edison Cavani said that he is excited by the new challenge offered to him of playing in a more central role.
Indeed with the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Manchester United, Cavani has been promoted as the central striker for the French team and said that he is impatient to play in this position.
With the finals on their heads Portugal needed all the key players to be present and ready to take on the challenge of playing the final game.
That is when Pepe showed his readiness and it came just in time for his country to face the Euro finals against France. The defender confirmed last week that he was fit for taking part in the finals on Sunday. There were talks about the temperament of the player, but he dismissed such rumors, stating that his track record should be sufficient to prove his abilities on the field.
Pepe Reina’s father has stated that his son is currently a Napoli player and that he might not be going anywhere during the summer.
Indeed, there are persistent rumors that Pepe Reina might be returning to Liverpool or joining Barcelona in the summer.
With Jurgen Klopp determined to build a side that can challenge for silverware, it has become evident that he will need another goalkeeper in the team. This has given rise to rumors that Liverpool might be making a bid for a player that has played for them for eight years.