Wilson recall possible, Origi linked with Spain move – Thursday’s Liverpool FC News Roundup

6 December 2018

We round up the latest Liverpool news and transfer rumours on Thursday, following yet another impressive Reds victory.


Today’s Main Headlines

Wilson Can Be Recalled

Derby County's Harry Wilson scores his side's first goal of the game ( Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport)

Harry Wilson is thriving on loan at Derby County but he can be recalled from his loan, manager Frank Lampard has revealed.

“That is a conversation between the clubs,” Lampard told the Derby Telegraph.

“Liverpool run a fantastic department in terms of looking after their loans players. We have a lot of chat with them. We will just have to see how that goes.

“At the minute he’s our player, and of course we want him to stay our player for the course of the season because he is contributing.

“Since Harry came there has been constant dialogue with myself, Liverpool and Harry. It is very open conversation.

“For me, he is here to progress, and he is progressing well. I hope he stays with us because I think we can work well for each other.”

Lampard’s words are in contrast to a previous report from EPSN which claimed Wilson could not be recalled in January.


FA Cup Date Set

FA Cup trophy general image (Propaganda Photo)

Liverpool will play Wolves in the FA Cup third round on Monday, January 7, with kickoff at 7.45 (GMT) live on BBC One in the UK.

Klopp will no doubt be pleased with the scheduling, with the Reds facing a huge Premier League clash with Man City on Thursday, January 3.

Liverpool are looking for their first FA Cup triumph since 2006, and a first trophy since 2012.


Henderson Hails “Outstanding” Keita

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 5, 2018: Liverpool's Naby Keita during the FA Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Teammate says nice things about teammate is hardly major news, but Naby Keita was superb in Wednesday’s 3-1 win at Burnley, putting together his best performance in a Liverpool shirt to-date.

Captain Jordan Henderson lauded the Guinean’s display at Turf Moor, telling Liverpoolfc.com all about his many qualities as a footballer.

“He started the season brilliantly and obviously then getting an injury set him back a little bit. But you can see how good a player he is.

“That shot with the left foot and the save from Hart was fantastic. In his overall play he is comfortable on the ball and he helps build up play from the back.

“He drives the ball forward, which is big for us. I thought he was outstanding, along with everybody else really.”

Keita showed exactly what he will bring to the team, with so much drive, invention and positivity to his play. It was an extremely promising showing.


Klopp Unhappy With Burnley’s Tackling

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 5, 2018: Liverpool's manager J¸rgen Klopp before the FA Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp and Sean Dyche shared some angry words with one another at the final whistle, with many unsure what the spat was about.

The Liverpool boss has since explained the reasoning behind it, with Burnley‘s tackling overly heavy from the off.

“We won the game but the challenges from the beginning, the sliding tackling on that wet ground, I really think the referee should have said something earlier,” Klopp told reporters.

“The injury threat is massive. That was hard. You get the ball, nice, but it’s like bowling because you get the player as well. It happened four or five times.

“The first three or four challenges everybody likes it. I know that. It’s part of football but it lead to the situation. Ok, no foul but Joe Gomez is injured.”

Although the Clarets did win the ball on a lot of occasions, there was a recklessness to their tackling which was uncalled for on a wet night at Turf Moor.


Alisson Equals Unbeaten Record

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 5, 2018: Liverpool's manager J¸rgen Klopp (L) and goalkeeper Alisson Becker celebrate during the FA Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor. Liverpool 3-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Alisson is in a rich vein of form, with his last-gasp save at Burnley outlining his importance, prior to him starting the move for Liverpool’s third goal.

The Brazilian equalled an impressive record on Wednesday night, with the win at Burnley making it 15 Premier League games unbeaten since joining the Reds.

That has only been matched by Javier Mascherano, with Alisson given the chance to break the record at Bournemouth on Saturday.

If ever you needed proof of his influence, there it is!


Origi Linked With Move To Spain

CHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, July 7, 2018: Liverpool's Divock Origi during the pre-match warm-up before a preseason friendly match between Chester FC and Liverpool FC at the Deva Stadium. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

According to Spanish publication AS, via Sport Witness, Real Betis are considering a January move for Divock Origi.

The report states that the Belgian feel it is “time to succeed elsewhere,” with first-team opportunities set to remain limited at Anfield.

The club from La Liga are looking to boost their attacking options, so it is a transfer that would likely benefit all parties.

Origi’s famous winner against Everton last Sunday should not cloud the fact that he is not good enough for Liverpool moving forward.

It is great that he has that moment to look back at fondly, though.


Incredible Goal By Former Red

Adam Hammill never managed to make the grade at Liverpool in the mid-to-late 2000s, but he has still forged a good career for himself lower down the divisions in England.

Now plying his trade at St. Mirren in Scotland, the 30-year-old scored what was surely his best-ever goal on Wednesday, finding the net from his own half in their 2-2 draw with Hibernian.

It was on-loan Reds goalkeeper Adam Bogdan between the sticks for Hibs, with the Hungarian desperately back-tracking, but failing to keep the ball out.

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