Klopp gives injury update ahead of Ajax clash

Klopp gives injury update ahead of Ajax clash

Jürgen Klopp gave Liverpool fans an update on the squad's injury-list this week as The Reds prepare to start their Champions League campaign away to Dutch giants Ajax. Virgil van Dijk will most likely miss the rest of the season after Jordan Pickford's horror challenge on Saturday. Thiago Alcântara was also injured in the Everton game. Richarlison earned himself a straight red card for his late tackle on the Spain international midfielder late in the game. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com this …
Reds step up training regime as some senior players return ahead of Everton clash

Reds step up training regime as some senior players return ahead of Everton clash

Liverpool continued their preparations for their trip to top-of-the-table Everton in the early game this coming Saturday. Jürgen Klopp and his coaching staff were able to work closely with several senior members of the first-team squad who are not away on international duty. Some good news is that Thiago Alcântara, Joël Matip and Sadio Mané all returned to training after being unavailable for the last few weeks (Thiago and Mané had COVID-19 while Matip was injured). Mohamed Salah and veteran …
Fitness update on Liverpool squad ahead of this weekend's Merseyside derby

Fitness update on Liverpool squad ahead of this weekend's Merseyside derby

Liverpool should have Thiago Alcântara and Sadio Mané available for selection for this Saturday's clash with Everton at Goodison Park. Jürgen Klopp may also be able to bring Jordan Henderson back into the starting lineup but Naby Keïta will miss out after an initial positive test while on international duty in recent days. Keïta tested positive while with the Guinea national team during this international break. As of Monday evening, he was in isolation and awaiting the results of a …
Thiago Signing Could Unlock Wijnaldum To Go Double Dutch

Thiago Signing Could Unlock Wijnaldum To Go Double Dutch

The futures of Thiago Alcantara and Georginio Wijnaldum seemed inextricably linked. The 29-year-old midfielders, whose respective contracts at FC Bayern and Liverpool had a year left to run, were both widely expected to move on this summer. Thiago, after signalling his intent to leave the European Champions in pursuit of a new challenge, was expected to drop anchor at Liverpool, provided Wijnaldum -- who has been linked heavily to his former national team manager Ronald Koeman's Barcelona -- left the …
Thiago Signing Indicates Lijnders’ Growing Influence

Thiago Signing Indicates Lijnders’ Growing Influence

Finally, after an interminable series of "updates" on Thiago Alcantara's future, Liverpool have agreed a fee of £27,000,000 with FC Bayern for the Spanish international. Precisely no one will miss the daily reports telling us -- with the wording changed, to disguise the fact there was nothing new being said, after consulting a thesaurus -- that the Reds wanted the Spaniard and he was keen to only join Liverpool but the transfer powers that be at Anfield didn't want to …
Thiago to Liverpool - it's happening!

Thiago to Liverpool - it's happening!

Liverpool finally look like they're going to secure the signature of FC Bayern's world-class midfielder Thiago Alcântara after one of the most drawn-out transfer sagas in recent years. This morning, news reports broke claiming that the deal was just about completed with Liverpool agreeing to pay the €30 million price-tag FC Bayern had put on Thiago. The Reds had hoped to bring the figure down seeing as Thiago was entering the final year of his contract with the Bundesliga champions. …
He Didn't Kostas Much - August 2020, The Month That Was

He Didn't Kostas Much - August 2020, The Month That Was

August began with Liverpool unveiling their new kit, the first one released under their new deal with Nike. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Virgil Van Dijk and the boys unboxed the kit and their enthusiasm for the kit was quite striking. Fire! Swoosh! Flamey! Robbo, pay your bills man! Liverpool did a signing!! Rejoice! The Reds landed Kostas Tsimikas for a fee in the region of £11.5mil, which looks like a bargain for an international left back with Champions League pedigree. Especially when …
Gini Wijnaldum: A Fantastic Servant, Time To Make Way

Gini Wijnaldum: A Fantastic Servant, Time To Make Way

The deal that had been proposed for weeks is finally taking shape. There have been many players whom have divided opinion amongst the Liverpool fanbase in history - Dirk Kuyt, Luis Garcia, Danny Murphy are amongst a few. And with Georginio Wijnaldum potentially set to leave the club and wrap up a £15million deal to Barcelona in the coming days, the Dutchman could be joining that list soon. Wijnaldum joined Liverpool in the summer of 2016, signed for £25million by …
Liverpool prepare for departure as Koeman dreams of Gini

Liverpool prepare for departure as Koeman dreams of Gini

As news broke in Spain on Tuesday night, it appeared that Gini Wijnaldum was edging ever closer to a Liverpool exit. Jürgen Klopp's ultra-reliable number 5 is on his way to Barcelona, it seems. According to Spanish publication sport.es, Ronald Koeman hopes to make Wijnaldum one of his first signings since taking over at Camp Nou. With the Lionel Messi 'situation' up in the air, and likely to continue for some time yet, the Catalan club is looking to establish some …
Thiago Could Be Key To Unlocking Liverpool Midfield Goals

Thiago Could Be Key To Unlocking Liverpool Midfield Goals

The Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool links to burn brightly. Simon Hughes of The Athletic, who is well connected to the club, added another dose of kerosene to the rumours when he reported the Reds are "officially" interested in the Spain international midfielder. If the English champions are indeed to prize the former Barcelona linchpin from FC Bayern, they will be adding a goal threat to their midfield even if Thiago himself -- who has never scored more than six league …
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