We round up the latest Liverpool news and transfer rumours on Monday, following the 2-0 win over Fulham at Anfield.
Today’s Main Headlines
- Liverpool make significant move by recruiting Man City’s Head Physio
A major coup for the Reds.
- Salah’s return to prominence, the midfield minefield & keeping pace at the top
OPINION: Steven Scragg on the weekend win and challenges ahead.
- Jurgen Klopp on Naby Keita joining Guinea squad after injury lay-off
The manager in laid-back mood about the situation.
- 5 key stats from Liverpool 2-0 Fulham
Salah tops the Klopp-era charts & Reds’ record defensive start.
- Debating Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Fulham
The good, the bad and keeping up the pace.
- The media on Liverpool 2-0 Fulham
Shaqiri becoming “indispensable” but Reds still have “massive room for improvement”.
Salah’s Egypt Friendly Postponed
The friendly was scheduled for November 20, but a report in KingFut states:
“Due to Al Ahly’s match in Dubai on the 22nd of November against Al Wasl for the return leg of the round of 16 of the Arab Club Championship, and the return of a number of the team’s foreign-based players to their clubs on the 21st of November, it will be hard to play the match on the previously agreed on date.”
That can only bode well for Liverpool, with Salah likely to return to Melwood early and be in good condition for the trip to Watford on November 24.
Kane Hailed As “Different Class”
Herbie Kane is enjoying an outstanding loan spell with Doncaster Rovers this season and he scored twice in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Chorley in the FA Cup—his first-ever senior career goals.
Speaking after the game, Doncaster boss Grant McCann heaped praise on the Liverpool midfielder, with his new-found goalscoring knack coming to the fore:
“We had a chat with Herbie during the week about picking the ball up in more dangerous areas.
“Someone of Herbie Kane’s quality you want in and around the box. His first goal he got in the box and scored. His second was just outstanding to come inside and whip the ball into the top corner.
“Herbie is different class.”
Karius Wanted Permanently By Besiktas
“Karius is an excellent keeper, God willing we will sign him on a permanent transfer.
“These stories are complete nonsense.
“Give Karius some time is all I’m saying. Karius has a lot of work to do but give him time.”
Should Orman get his wish, Besiktas would have to pay at least £7.25million for the goalkeeper, should an appearance criteria be met and European qualification be achieved.
Torres Wants Reds To Win The Title
“I want both of them to win every game and when they play each other I won’t watch the game,” Torres said.
“I have feelings for both of them. Liverpool was the best time in my career; I love the city, the supporters and the club.
“I am still in touch with the staff though so I wish them all the best. I know how important it is for Liverpool to win the Premier League.
Torres remains a villain in the eyes of many Reds supporters after trading Liverpool for Chelsea in 2011—maybe this will help turn the tide a little (or not!).