We round up the latest Liverpool news and transfer rumours on Thursday, as preparations continue for Saturday’s trip to Arsenal.
Today’s Main Headlines
- “I fear for us if you score early” – The view from Arsenal
Gunners supporter Faisal Khan wary of the Reds.
- Opening 10 games show the growing disparity in the Premier League
A huge gulf in quality emerging between the big clubs and the strugglers.
- Liverpool fans help raise almost £60,000 for Sean Cox
Reds supporters join together to help stricken fan.
- Liverpool’s rejuvenated attack to be put to the test in November
A look ahead at a busy month of action.
- Watch Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez star in brilliant ‘Bezzies’ Q&A video
A close bond developing both on and off the pitch.
- Arsenal hit by further absence ahead of weekend clash with Liverpool
Another blow for Unai Emery and Co.
Liverpool Have “No Interest” In Ramsey
There has been plenty of speculation surrounding the midfielder’s future and he is set to leave the Emirates next summer, with the north London club not offering an extension to his current contract.
The Reds were hotly tipped to be among the front-runners for his signature, but his destination looks set to be away from Anfield.
Despite being a divisive player, Ramsey won’t be without suitors, with Liverpool just one of a host of top clubs linked with him.
Dembele Rumours Resurface
Klopp was a big admirer of Dembele before he traded Borussia Dortmund for the Camp Nou in August 2017 and may now rekindle his interest in him.
The young Frenchman has struggled to settle at Barcelona, even though he produced a lively cameo in Sunday’s 5-1 mauling of Real Madrid.
The club are thought to be considering allowing him to leave in January—it might be one to keep an eye on, though it feels unlikely given Liverpool’s current attacking depth.
Ojo Nets First Reims Goal
?? Sheyi Ojo (@sheyi_ojo) scored his first goal last night for Stade de Reims since joining on loan. Despite that, his side lost on penalties to Ligue 2 side Orléans in the Coupe de la Ligue #englishabroad #lfc #SDRUSO pic.twitter.com/n5EhE1LfRw
— English Players Abroad (@EnglishAbroad1) November 1, 2018
The game eventually went to a penalty shootout, with the young Englishman scoring his spot-kick, albeit in a losing cause.
Ojo has had a quiet time of things in France, making only two starts in Ligue 1 this season, but this will hopefully act as a major boost.
Gerrard Movie Trailer Released
The trailer for Make Us Dream, “the definitive account of the life and times of the legendary Steven Gerrard,” has been released by Amazon Prime Video.
It looks like a must-watch for any Liverpool fan, with the former captain regarded as arguably the Reds’ greatest-ever player by many.
Make Us Dream will be satellite broadcast to cinemas on the evening of 15 November and preceded by a live on-stage interview with Gerrard himself.
It will then be available to stream on Prime shortly afterward.
Amazon continue to make major moves in the on-screen football world, following their documantary of Manchester City‘s title-winning season and winning rights to show live Premier League matches from 2019.
Lewtas “Excited” About Mini-Derby
Liverpool U18s take on their Everton counterparts on Thursday evening, with kick-off at the Academy taking place at 7pm (GMT).
The young Reds are in second place and sit four points adrift of their table-topping local rivals, highlighting the game’s importance.
Ahead of the clash, manager Barry Lewtas spoke to Liverpoolfc.com about the challenge that stands in the way of his players:
“We are all really excited and looking forward to it. We are really pleased with how we have started the season and how things are going, and I can only imagine they are even happier.
“They sit top of the league and are on a fantastic run because they haven’t lost all season.
“We know we are in for a tough game, but at the same time it’s a fantastic opportunity for us to impose on them the way we want to play against good opposition.”
Keep an eye out for This is Anfield’s match report later this evening.