We round up the latest Liverpool news and transfer rumours on Thursday, with the Reds preparing for Saturday’s pre-season clash with Napoli in Dublin.
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- Are Liverpool still one attacker short?
- Liverpool in August: 5 fixtures, transfer window ends, Champions League draw & more
- How Klopp plans to use Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold & Roberto Firmino vs. West Ham
No Interest Yet In Mignolet
Simon Mignolet will not be a Liverpool player come the end of the summer, but then again, time is ticking on that front.
The Belgian has been deemed surplus to requirements by Jurgen Klopp, but as of yet a potential suitor has not been willing to meet the Reds’ demands for the goalkeeper.
That’s according to the Liverpool Echo‘s James Pearce, who took to his Twitter account to say:
“So far no takers for Mignolet at £12m. LFC may have to lower asking price or sanction a loan.”
It would be a genuine surprise if Mignolet remained at Anfield this season, but on current evidence a loan move appears more likely.
That’s not ideal, but it may make sense for the time being.
Alisson Likely To Wear No.13
Klopp doesn’t just sign excellent footballers, he signs human beings with great values.
According to Esporte, the 25-year-old “opted not to” choose No.1 despite seemingly being given the choice, reading the situation and understanding the impact it may have on Karius.
It’s a classy gesture from the Brazilian, who is set to make his unofficial Liverpool debut against Napoli on Saturday evening.
Liverpool Open To Selling Ojo Permanently
Unlike Mignolet, Sheyi Ojo has been expected to leave Liverpool on loan this summer, rather than departing the club for good.
Lallana’s Warning To Man City
Adam Lallana loves an interview and his latest chinwag with the press has seen him bullish about Liverpool’s title chances.
“Of course we are going to be in the pack who want to chase down City.
“Hopefully Liverpool and three or four of the other top teams can squeeze a few more points out of City this year and that would make it more interesting.
“It’s a really exciting time, I’m delighted to be at a top club like Liverpool that are going to be challenging for trophies again and I’m looking forward to playing for England again.
“For my club, I just want to take the next step now. We have been in a few finals that we haven’t been victorious in and that needs to change.
“We’ve got all the ingredients there – the experience we have gained and the squad we have put together. The signs are really good for us to go the next step.”
That’s the spirit!