Jones “honoured” to debut & youngster’s January move – Tuesday’s Liverpool FC News Roundup

8 January 2019


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We round up the latest Liverpool news and transfer rumours on Tuesday, following the FA Cup elimination at Wolves on Monday night.


Today’s Main Headlines

Dortmund Interested in Werner

Timo Werner (Germany) jubelt uber Treffer zum 1:1 Ausgleich GES/ Fussball/ Freundschaftsspiel: Germany - Frankreich, 14.11.2017 Football / Soccer: Friendly match: Germany vs France, Cologne, November 14, 2017 |usage worldwide (Markus Gilliar/DPA/PA Images)

Liverpool continue to be linked with a move for RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner, with some reports even claiming a January switch could be on the cards.

The Germany international will not be without suitors if he does choose to leave the Bundesliga club and Bild claim Borussia Dortmund are in the hunt for his signature.

Bayern Munich have also expressed an interest in bringing in Werner, but he wants to move to a club that guarantees him a regular starting role.

He has 18 months remaining on his current Leipzig, making a summer exit highly likely, with Liverpool looking like strong candidates.

Would he go straight into the team, though?


Jones Reflects on Reds Debut

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Monday, January 7, 2019: Liverpool's Curtis Jones during the FA Cup 3rd Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Liverpool FC at Molineux Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool may have lost to Wolves, but it was still an immensely proud night for Curtis Jones.

The 17-year-old made his Reds debut at Molineux, and while the result was a poor one, he couldn’t hide his happiness after the match.

“It was a big thing for me,” Jones told the Liverpool Echo.

“I was grateful, I was honoured, and I can only thank the boss for putting me out there.

“As a 17-year-old boy coming from Liverpool, it’s every kid’s dream being a footballer and going out there and playing for Liverpool.

“So to do that at 17 it’s a massive achievement for me and I’m absolutely buzzing.”

Jones struggled to get into the game, barring one tricky run in the first half, but he is a special talent who will represent his boyhood club more in the future.


Alisson Felt “Sad” for Karius

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 29, 2018: Liverpool's goalkeeper Alisson Becker during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Alisson admits he has sympathy for other goalkeepers when they make mistakes, even if he is playing against them.

Speaking to FourFourTwo, the Brazilian admits that was the case when he witnessed Loris Karius‘ demise in last season’s Champions League final:

“Even when my team scores after a big mistake from the opposition keeper, it’s a different feeling for me.

“I don’t celebrate it like any other goal.

“I know what goes through the mind of a goalkeeper in those kind of moments. I was so sad to see what happened to Karius—it could have happened to anyone.”


Awoniyi Moving from Gent?

Gent's Taiwo Awoniyi celebrates after scoring during a soccer game between Belgian club KAA Gent and Polish team Jagiellonia Bialystok, Thursday 16 August 2018 in Gent, the return leg of the third qualification round for the Europa League competition. BELGA PHOTO BRUNO FAHY

Belgian outlet HLN, via Sport Witness, believe Liverpool’s on-loan youngster Taiwo Awoniyi is on his way out of KAA Gent.

The young forward has been tipped to move on from the First Division A club and Royal Excel Mouscron are reportedly “prepared to house him for the second half of the season,” according to DH.

Awoniyi enjoyed a stint there in 2017/18, scoring 10 goals and laying on seven assists, so a return there is likely to appeal.

And remaining in Belgium would ensure he has an improved chance of securing a UK work permit in the future.

Gent announced the signing of Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth on loan on Tuesday afternoon, effectively confirming Awoniyi’s departure.

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