We round up the latest Liverpool news and transfer rumours on Thursday, as the January transfer stories continue.
Today’s Main Headlines
- Brighton manager Chris Hughton gives indication of his approach against title “favourites” Liverpool.
The Seagulls are strong underdogs this weekend.
- The hidden numbers behind Liverpool’s brilliant start to 2018/19
James Nalton dissects the Reds’ superb campaign to date.
- Liverpool’s newest starlet Ki-Jana Hoever’s best attributes & future role explained
Alex Inglethorpe explains what makes the teenager so special.
- 6 Liverpool players with less than 18 months left on their contracts
Who will be on their way by the summer of 2020?
Klopp Rejects Camacho Loan?
Jurgen Klopp is reporetdly not willing to sanction the sale of Rafa Camacho this month, whether that be a loan move or a permanent one.
The youngster has been tipped to join Sporting CP on a temporary basis in January, with a €25 million bid even rumoured.
The Mirror claim that Klopp has “pulled the plug on a potential switch,” however, seeing him as a handy squad player between now and the end of the season.
It is a wise move, especially after Nathaniel Clyne‘s loan move to Bournemouth has left Liverpool a little light at right-back.
Klopp’s apparent about-turn is testament to the strides made by Camacho this season.
Plenty of Offers for Moreno
According to Estadio Deportivo, Alberto Moreno has a host of clubs to choose from when he leaves Liverpool this summer.
The left-back is a certainty to exit Anfield at the end of the season, with his contract expiring and a new one not set to be offered.
A return to former club Sevilla is seen as the perfect move for Moreno, but the report states that there are numerous ‘dizzying offers’ for the 26-year-old.
Several Premier League outfits are rumoured to be interested, as are some Serie A clubs and teams in both Turkey and Russia.
Moreno is not good enough for Liverpool, but he still has the talent to be a success story elsewhere.
Lampard Confident of Wilson Stay
Harry Wilson is excelling at Derby County, but there is a clause in his contract allowing Liverpool to recall him from his loan spell in January.
Speaking to the Derby Telegraph, Rams manager Frank Lampard said he doesn’t think that would benefit anyone, though, and is confident Wilson will remain at Pride Park until the summer:
“I have heard nothing from Liverpool, which is good news – no news is good news.
“I hope he stays with us because I think it (the loan) has been good for all parties, so far.
“In terms of his individual performance, 10 goals is a great return, and his spectacular goals have been great on the eye but my biggest pleasure is seeing his performances in the past month.
“His all-round game, the energy, the personality to receive the ball and be pivotal in the game has gone up a notch, and I think there are more notches to go.
“That is credit to Harry and hopefully he can continue that progress in the second half of the season.”
The 21-year-old is an injury doubt for Derby’s vital trip to Championship leaders Leeds United on Friday night.
Rangers Want Kent Permanently
Unlike Ovie Ejaria, Ryan Kent has been an undoubted success story on loan at Rangers this season, thriving under Steven Gerrard.
The Scottish giants are so impressed with the youngster that they are eyeing up a permanent move for him, according to director of football Mark Allen.
“We would certainly like to pursue what we do next with Ryan but that is a conversation we have to have with Liverpool,” Allen told the Daily Record.
“He is their player but we have a very good relationship with Liverpool and it is dialogue that will continue for the foreseeable future.
“I don’t want to speak for Liverpool but I am sure they would be happy with the way that Ryan is settled and performing and maybe would see us a good vehicle for their players to give them much-needed experience.”
Kent is next in action on Friday evening, as Rangers travel to lowly Cowdenbeath in the Scottish Cup.
Salah Wins Goal of the Month
Liverpool enjoyed a memorable December, winning all eight of their matches and pulling clear in the Premier League title race.
Numerous goals were scored during the month but Mohamed Salah‘s hat-trick strike at Bournemouth has won the club’s Goal of the Month award.
The Egyptian rounded Asmir Begovic before showing great poise to eventually fire into the net, on a great afternoon for the Reds.
What a remarkable signing Salah has been.