We round up the latest Liverpool news and transfer rumours on Wednesday, with transfer news and interviews aplenty.
Today’s Main Headlines
- 12 observations from Liverpool’s first 12 Premier League games
Henry Jackson picks out key talking points from 2018/19 so far.
- VAR can’t come to the Premier League quickly enough
Karl Matchett believes improvements to VAR procedure are needed.
- Klopp discusses Liverpool tactics and formation changes
We’ve seen a switch to 4-2-3-1 of late.
- Watch the brilliant YNWA documentary on overseas Liverpool fans
A must-watch for any Reds supporter.
- Liverpool plans already set for January transfer window
Dembele links continue to swirl.
Pulisic Admits Premier League Appeals
England face USA at Wembley on Thursday night, with Liverpool supporters able to take a look at rumoured transfer target Christian Pulisic.
The Borussia Dortmund youngster admits moving to the Premier League appeals one day, but has played down any links with the Reds.
“As you can see, we are having a great year at Dortmund and I am enjoying every moment of that.
“Then when the time comes for me to talk in the breaks about my future, then that is when those things happen. Reading these articles, I tend to stay away from that stuff. I know it is going to be there but it is not my priority.”
“No Change” In Robbo Contract Talks
He adds that no talks are planned “over the course of this season,” although that is no slight against the player himself.
Chances are a contract extension will come his way next summer, having enjoyed a magnificent 12 months for the Reds, maturing into one of Europe’s best left-backs.
Alberto Moreno is set to leave at the end of 2018/19, with youngster Adam Lewis in line to be promoted from Liverpool’s U23s, having shone this season.
Gerrard On Change In Character
Steven Gerrard always wore his heart on his sleeve as a player, but the Liverpool legend says he has changed since trading captaincy for management.
“I have to be aware I must control my emotions a lot more,” Gerrard told the Daily Mail.
“It’s not about me now. It was about me when I played. Now the challenge is to get a group as right as I can, using my journey and experiences to help them.
“Looking back, I didn’t hide it well, did I?
“But that’s me. You could see the pure ecstasy when I was at the top end of the dream. But the low moments? I’m not one who could put on the poker face. I never have been.”
Gerrard was speaking ahead of the release of Make Us Dream, a much-anticipated biopic about his life that opens in cinemas on Thursday.
Van Dijk Unaffected By Criticism
“No, it does not bother me at all.
“There are times when I am less sharp. I work on that and I get help from coaches and fellow players. It happens to many players, but it’s about whether those moments are punished.”
For a player as faultless as Van Dijk it’s not often that negativity will come his way anyway, with the Dutchman arguably the world’s best centre-back on current form.
The 27-year-old also spoke about whether Liverpool would ever consider signing highly rated Netherlands defensive partner Matthijs De Ligt, to which he merely said: “He will be on the list, because they have enough scouts at the club.”
Kovacic’s Light-Hearted Dig At Lovren
Speaking to 24 Sata, the Croatian cheekily dismissed the Reds’ title chances.
“Liverpool will not be England champion. Why? Well because they have Dejan Lovren.”
It is clearly nothing more than a sly dig at his international colleague, with the pair excelling together in the summer, as Croatia reached the World Cup final.
Ironically, some Liverpool fans may actually agree with Kovacic’s assessment!