We round up the latest Liverpool news and transfer rumours on Tuesday, as the boredom of another international break kicks in.
Today’s Main Headlines
- Premier League’s plans for VAR could take a big step forward on Thursday
Could the much-discussed technology be used next season?
- The FA’s post-Brexit plan that could drastically alter the Liverpool squad
Proposal in place to limit the number of foreign players.
- 30 Liverpool players called up for international duty in November
Here’s every player in action over the next week.
- How to watch Liverpool FC’s internationals on TV in November
Get your Reds fix during the international break.
- Liverpool overtake Barcelona as ‘Fortress Anfield’ record continues
Reds enjoying strongest home record in Europe.
- The goalscoring leader aiming for “week in, week out” Liverpool role
OPINION: Jack Lusby on promising Reds midfielder Matty Virtue.
Sturridge Betting Probe Update
Bizarrely, though, the Telegraph explain that the bet in question actually saw a man from the Midlands place a five-figure sum on Sturridge joining Inter Milan.
It’s also said that “there is no suggestion that Sturridge was involved.” We’re not quite sure how the player has been charged then without any proof against him.
Depending on how serious the breach is, Sturridge risks either a big fine or a ban.
Klopp Names Shaqiri “the Guy for Decisive Moments”
“Yeah, or even more. What can I say?”
“He’s just a fantastic boy on top, that’s really good, and he knows that he has so much potential still to improve.
“But of course he’s the guy for decisive moments, that’s how it is, and we have to make sure that it stays like this.
“Another really good performance and a fantastic goal on top, so it’s really cool.”
Shaqiri has been one of Liverpool’s brightest sparks this season, playing in a positive manner whenever he has taken to the field.
To sign him for just £13.75 million from Stoke City is a steal, considering his quality and pedigree.
Dembele’s Agent Cools Exit Talk
Liverpool are one of a host of clubs linked with signing Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele, with the young Frenchman falling out of favour at Camp Nou.
Dembele’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, has been quick to play down these rumours, however, saying his client is going nowhere.
“There is no doubt about his future, at all, Ousmane continues to work, he is in a big club and [Ernesto] Valverde loves him, and he is also in the national team and [Didier] Deschamps continues to trust him,” Sissoko told RMC Sport.
“If he is with France today it is because he deserves it, I also spoke with Eric Abidal and he told me that he is very happy with him, that he is training very well.”
This could remain one to watch, however, with first-team chances tough to come by for Dembele in a team containing Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho among others.
Liverpool Scoop Five Awards
It was a productive night for Liverpool at the 2018 Northwest Football Awards on Monday, with five awards won in total.
Three player prizes were scooped by Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Niamh Charles, who took home the Player of the Year, Rising Star of the Year and Women’s Rising Star of the Year gongs respectively.
Finally, the club won Best Club Marketing, Sponsorship or Engagement Campaign for this excellent video with Salah from March.