Liverpool Weekend News Roundup as One Player Leaves Club
Liverpool continued their pre-season preparations with another friendly on Friday evening. Also, one player departed the club after 16 years.
Narrow Friendly Victory
Jürgen Klopp’s Reds beat one of the boss’s former clubs, FSV Mainz, thanks to a late own goal on Friday. Liverpool fielded two entirely different elevens in each half and needed young Mainz player Luca Kilian to put through his own net in the dying minutes for the win.
Notably, Klopp started this game with the central-defensive partnership of Ibrahima Konaté and Joël Matip. It seems increasingly likely that this duo will start our first Premier League game against Norwich City in just under three weeks from now.
Klopp has consistently highlighted the need for time and patience regarding the comebacks of both Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
Harry Wilson Joins Fulham
Liverpool’s Harry Wilson finally departed the club over the weekend after 16 years on the books at Anfield.
Wilson has enjoyed many starring roles on loan at various other clubs in recent years but had failed to push for a starting place at Liverpool under Jürgen Klopp.
Wilson joined Fulham for a fee of around £12 million pound on a permanent transfer.
After almost 16 years with the Reds, @harrywilson_ has today completed a transfer to @FulhamFC.
Everyone at the club would like to thank Harry for his contributions and wish him all the best for the future ❤️
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 24, 2021
All of us here at Anfield Index wish Harry all the best for the future!
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