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LIVE Transfer Talk: Luis Suarez tells Liverpool to buy £35 million-rated Maxi Gomez

ESPN FC's Steve Nicol laments Liverpool's missed chances and inability to find a way to win when they're not at their very best.
Jurgen Klopp gets into a lighthearted exchange with an Everton ball boy as he leaves the pitch following Liverpool's draw at Everton.
Jurgen Klopp says he's felt worse after draws as he reflects on Liverpool's missed chances and dropped points at rivals Everton.

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals, and keep track of who has joined the big boys. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer.

TOP STORY: Liverpool to the Maxi

They may have drawn a blank in Sunday's Merseyside derby, but Liverpool are hoping to add more goal power to their ranks by splashing the cash on Celta Vigo star Maxi Gomez.

And if the move comes off,...

La Liga's maverick magicians entertain Spain from their backyards

Any other 37-year-old man with a mop of shockingly bleached hair, dancing wildly late on a Sunday night, shirt off and posing like the Hulk in full "You wouldn't like me when I'm angry" mode, would draw derogatory comments about his "midlife crisis." But Joaquin Sanchez is no ordinary man. No ordinary footballer, either.

Somehow, the Real Betis captain is dreams made flesh. Wildly talented at football, uproariously funny, durable given that his club's medics announced last season that he's been...

Barcelona one step closer to La Liga title as heavily rotated squad draws at Celta Vigo

Three quick thoughts from Barcelona's 2-2 La Liga draw at Celta Vigo on Tuesday.

1. Barca draw but take another step toward title

Barcelona are now just two wins away from a seventh La Liga title in 10 years, but they had to make do with one point at Celta Vigo as Iago Aspas scored late on with his hand to earn his side a deserved 2-2 draw.

Goals from Ousmane Dembele and Paco Alcacer sandwiched a Jonny Castro strike and had Barca on track for a first league win at Balaidos since 2015. But...

La Liga's top strikers in a golden era after overcoming adversity

Something extremely special and exciting is happening in Spanish football, and the weekend added copious proof of this phenomenon.

Because so much attention is lavished on the perpetual duel between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to demonstrate who wears the crown in La Liga, indeed in Europe, the fact that we're living in a golden era for strikers in Spain drifts under the radar.

We are only just reaching March, yet a combination of four of Spain's attack forces have hit the net 159...

Scouting Spotlight: Cengiz Under, Maxi Gomez and Patrick Cutrone

Rony Lopes is thriving at Monaco after failing to make the grade at Manchester City.

Scouting Spotlight profiles players across Europe who have caught the eye. This week, Cengiz Under is Roma's answer to Paulo Dybala, Celta Vigo have Uruguay's next star striker, and have Milan found their new Filippo Inzaghi?

Cengiz Under -- Roma

Cengiz Under has shot to worldwide fame in recent weeks.

Signed from Super Lig side Istanbul Basaksehir to much fanfare on social media, Under has burst into Roma's starting XI in 2018 after being eased in during the first half of the season. The 20-year-old is already an established Turkey...

Maxi Gomez, the "new Luis Suarez," currently taking La Liga by storm

Gomez has never taken anything for granted and is currently seizing his opportunity at Celta Vigo.

On Sunday, Maxi Gomez did it again.

The burly striker from Uruguay scored a dramatic equaliser for Celta Vigo against Real Madrid, earning his team a well-deserved 2-2 draw. That is exactly what he accomplished at Camp Nou in December, netting the last goal in another 2-2 draw, ruining Barcelona's perfect home record and out-shining his role model, Luis Suarez.

"[Suarez] is my idol. I admire him a lot for the way he works. People in Uruguay say that I am going to be his successor in the national...