We round up the latest Liverpool news and transfer rumours on Wednesday, with just a few days remaining in the European transfer windows.
- Michael Gordon: the man who “runs Liverpool” & deserves credit for Reds’ rise
- Inside Melwood: Virgil van Dijk gives a tour of Liverpool’s training ground
- English FA “in favour” of safe standing at Premier League grounds
- How commercial growth helps provide funds for first-team – & the role of Klopp
Wijnaldum Wary Despite Strong Start
Gini Wijnaldum has arguably been Liverpool’s most consistent player in the opening three games, performing to an excellent standard.
The 27-year-old is pleased with the start the Reds have made, but has warned against being over-confident, with setbacks always a possibility, as he told Liverpoolfc.com
“What we have to do is stay confident but know that sometimes things can go wrong, so we have to work hard to keep things as good as they are right now.
“It’s just started and during a season everything can happen; problems with injuries, players can get red cards and you have to deal with situations. We have to keep concentrated and deal with every situation that will come.
“We are all confident, as we were last season, but we must not look too far ahead. We must stay where we are right now, look at it game by game and then we will see where we finish at the end.
“We know now what we have to do better [from last season], I hope we can and I hope we can compete with those competing for the title, but it’s too early to say we have to do this or that.”
More Interest in Origi
There isn’t long for Divock Origi to find a new club, with Jurgen Klopp making it clear he has no plans for him this season.
Fotomac report that Besiktas will make a move to sign the Belgian before the September 1 deadline, allowing him to join up with Loris Karius in the process.
The deal would be a season-long loan, although it is a rumour that should be taken with a pinch of salt.
That should generally apply to many reports from Turkey, though the rumour mill is likely to fire into overdrive as far as Origi is concerned in the final days of the transfer window.
Woodburn & Wilson Called up by Wales
Ben Woodburn and Harry Wilson have been named in Wales’ upcoming squad for their Nations League games against Republic of Ireland and Denmark next month.
The two youngsters, on loan at Sheffield United and Derby County respectively, will once again hope to catch the eye of new boss Ryan Giggs.
More squads are set to be announced later in the week, with this weekend’s Premier League fixtures the last matches before a two-week domestic break.
Reds in Two Cup Draws on Thursday
Thursday is going to be busy for the Reds, who continue their preparations for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Leicester City.
Klopp will find out who his side face in the Champions League group stage, with the draw in Monaco taking place at 5pm (BST).
Then there’s the League Cup draw at 7pm, as Liverpool search for their first piece of silverware since winning the competition in 2012.
We will have full details and everything you need to know about the European draw on This Is Anfield this evening.
Liverpool to Hire New Scout?
Liverpool are busy adding to their backroom staff, with it revealed on Tuesday that throw-in coach Thomas Gronnemark has been acquired on a part-time basis.
Now, according to Spanish publication AS, Sylvain N’Diaye will be hired as one of the club’s new scouts.
N’Diaye will reportedly work under Liverpool’s chief scout for the Spanish region, Kiko Espina, having spent three years at PSG.
He represented Senegal at the 2002 World Cup.