We round up the latest Liverpool news and transfer rumours on Monday, with Reds players and supporters still on cloud nine after a famous derby win.
Today’s Main Headlines
- Celebrating celebrations, perfect passion & the 96th-minute madness of a Merseyside derby
Steven Scragg on Livepool’s memorable victory over Everton.
- Debating Liverpool 1-0 Everton
The good, the bad & Salah’s role as Reds’ No. 9.
- “A draw would have been a fair result” – The post-match view from Everton
A typically honest assessment from Blues supporter Dave Downie.
- 5 key stats from Liverpool’s late win over Everton
Late goal kings & Fabinho improvement continues.
- Origi repays Klopp’s bravery to fully ignite Reds’ title push
The media on Liverpool 1-0 Everton.
Van Dijk Scoops Award
Virgil van Dijk was a commanding presence yet again on Sunday, with the centre-back even managing a world-class assist!
Liverpool conceded just once in the league during the month, as Van Dijk’s unbelievable influence shows no sign of abating.
The 27-year-old beat off competition from Harry Kane, Aaron Mooy, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and David Silva to win the award.
Such is the magnitude of Van Dijk winning this award that he’s the first Premier League centre-back to be named Player of the Month since 2013.
Chelsea Make First Move With Pulisic
The west London club are believed to have spoken to the 20-year-old’s representatives on Friday, with a view to a potential summer transfer.
Liverpool and Chelsea have been the two clubs hotly tipped to fight it out for the signature of the highly rated Dortmund forward.
He will have just one year left on his contract come the end of the campaign.
Let’s what the Reds’ next move is.
Karius To Return Next Summer?
According to Sport Witness, the Turkish club may be willing to let the German return to Liverpool at the end of the season.
That is despite Karius joining on a two-year loan deal in the summer, following his disastrous showing in the Champions League final.
Should that happen, there is a huge likelihood that the 25-year-old will be moved on swiftly, with his time at Anfield surely at an end.
As it stands, though, Besiktas have an obligation to buy the goalkeeper if he meets pre-agreed appearance targets.
Salah’s Underrated Derby Performance
The statistics suggest otherwise, however, as analyst Andrew Beasley pointed out in the Liverpool Echo.
Liverpool’s No.11 actually created four chances at Anfield, which he has only bettered twice in his 49 Premier League appearances for Liverpool.
He also made two clear-cut opportunities for teammates—just the fifth time a Reds player has achieved such a feat this season.
Are the stats masking a subdued display or are we simply expecting too much from Salah?
Robertson Hails Liverpool’s Fighting Spirit
“We knew we were coming up against a different Everton side. I know the manager well. They played really well. But this team… we just don’t give up. We’ve gone to the end.
“I’m sure there’ll be a few tired bodies but it’s well deserved and it’s all worth it when you go home and you’re sitting with your family with three points in the bag.
“Man City had the benefit of playing first this week and we knew they had won, so we didn’t want them getting too far in front. We stay right on their tails – another massive win for us.”
International Reds To Go Head-To-Head
England and the Netherlands have been drawn against each other in the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League.
The finals of the newly formed international tournament will be held in Portugal next June, with numerous Liverpool players likely to be involved.
Meanwhile, Xherdan Shaqiri‘s Switzerland will face Portugal in the other semi-final.
It should be an interesting watch—or at least a way of passing the time before pre-season begins!