Dembele links resurface & latest on Ramsey rumours – Thursday’s Liverpool FC News Roundup

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

Liverpool Have “No Interest” In Ramsey

CARDIFF, WALES - Sunday, September 2, 2018: Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey during the FA Premier League match between Cardiff City FC and Arsenal FC at the Cardiff City Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool have no intention of signing Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal at the end of the season, according to Sky Sports News.

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

PARIS, FRANCE - Tuesday, June 13, 2017: France's Ousmane Dembélé in action against England during an international friendly match at the Stade de France. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Reports in Spain have again linked Ousmane Dembele with a move to Liverpool, with Mundo Deportivo claiming Jurgen Klopp is keen to swoop for the gifted Barcelona wide man.

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 scored his first goal for Stade Reims on Wednesday night, tapping home an equaliser against US Orleans in the French League Cup.

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.

He has been usurped by a number of fellow Reds loanees this season, including Harry Wilson (Derby County), Herbie Kane (Doncaster Rovers) and Ryan Kent (Rangers).

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, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 18, 2018: Liverpool's manager Barry Lewtas during the UEFA Youth League Group C match between Liverpool FC and Paris Saint-Germain at Langtree Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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 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.

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