Lovren fit after injury scare, Roma ticket price news & midfield rumours – Liverpool FC News Roundup

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While the main focus is on Liverpool’s new home kit launch, the Reds have been in the news for other matters too. Here’s a roundup of Thursday’s media.

 

Dejan Lovren back in training

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, September 25, 2017: Liverpool's goalkeeper Loris Karius and Dejan Lovren during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match against FC Spartak Moscow. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

The Reds centre-back looks to be fit and ready for selection to boost Klopp’s options this weekend.

He left the field injured against Bournemouth, but photos on LiverpoolFC.com show the No. 6 training with his team-mates.

With Joe Gomez also having recently returned, it leaves only Joel Matip as unavailable to the boss for the central defensive berths across the season run-in.

Lovren and Virgil van Dijk have forged an impressive partnership at the back recently for Liverpool and their presence will be key in the Champions League semi-final.

 

Reds to speak to UEFA over ticket prices

General view of the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, venue for the 2009 Champions League Final

Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final opponents Roma have priced away tickets at £73, leaving some fans fuming.

The Echo report that the club will speak to UEFA over the matter, given Chelsea fans had to pay less than £45 at the same stadium earlier this season.

A total of 5,000 tickets are available for supporters travelling to the Stadio Olimpico.

Meanwhile Roma fans will only be charged £48 to watch the first leg at Anfield.

 

Racism charges dismissed by Fifa in case involving Brewster

October 25, 2017 - Kolkata, West Bengal, India - England Rhian Brewster (jersey 9) celebrates England win against Brazil at the FIFA U 17 World Cup India 2017 Semi Final match in Kolkata. Players of England and Brazil in action during the FIFA U 17 World Cup India 2017 Semi Final match on October 25, 2017 in Kolkata. (Credit Image: © Saikat Paul/Pacific Press via ZUMA Wire)

Fifa have dismissed a case of racial abuse after a claim made by Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster.

The Guardian report that in an U17 international match, Brewster heard a Spanish player call England team-mate Morgan Gibbs-White “monkey.”

Fifa’s statement suggested the case was dismissed “in view of the lack of sufficient evidence that could corroborate the English player’s claim.”

At club level, Brewster recently alleged a Spartak Moscow player had racially abused him, but UEFA similarly dismissed the claim on the basis of insufficient evidence.

 

Rumours: Klopp looking at four midfielders

PORTO, PORTUGAL - Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Liverpool's manager J¸rgen Klopp beforer the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC on Valentine's Day at the Est·dio do Drag„o. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The closer the summer gets, the more the rumour mill churns out players.

Thursday has proven a particularly profitable day for the rumour-mongers regarding the Reds, with no less than four players linked—all midfielders, by chance.

Liverpool will have a scout in attendance tonight to watch Anderson Talisca of Besiktas, according to reports, while Dani Ceballos is also linked once more.

It’s seemingly all eyes on Iberia, with the other pair both based in the Portuguese Liga NOS.

For a full round-up regarding the quartet, see here.

 

Roma defender with warning for Reds

As Roma supporters in action during the match at Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

AS Roma’s Juan Jesus says his team are not in the Champions League semi-finals without reason, as the days tick down toward the semi-final first-leg.

The centre-back told Italian Sky Sport his side had brought their big-game ability to the table already and were capable of repeating the trick, as reported by Di Marzio.

“It’s a very important semi-final, both for Roma’s history as for every player on the squad. We’ve taken a long journey and we have given our best to get to this semi-final, it didn’t happen by accident and we weren’t parachuted there.

“We’ve had great performances against great teams by getting to semi-final with Liverpool: it will be a beautiful match.”

Jesus has been playing on the left side of a back three since a recent tactical switch for Roma.

 

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