We round up the latest Liverpool news and transfer rumours on Friday, on the eve of the Reds’ trip to Brighton.
Today’s Main Headlines
- Watch Klopp’s pre-match press conference – Brighton vs. Liverpool
The boss on good form at Melwood.
- Liverpool scoop double Manager and Player of the Month awards
Including a first since March 2013.
- Positives and negatives as Klopp gives injury update
On Lovren, Matip, Henderson & Lallana.
- Klopp’s advice to Liverpool youngsters as he rules out Camacho exit
Great words of encouragement from the manager.
- Another big-name absentee confirmed for Bayern ahead of Liverpool ties
Big-game player suspended for both legs.
- Klopp explains why Fabinho can handle pressure at centre-back
The Brazilian could start at the back on Saturday.
- Brighton boss Hughton gives brilliant take on Van Dijk
“He has all those qualities”.
- Latest plan for Woodburn becomes clearer as clubs express interest
The youngster could be on the move again.
- All you need to know for the Premier League weekend
Wolves to stun another top team & aid Liverpool’s title bid?
Lovren Receives International Ban
The centre-back posted a video after Croatia’s 3-2 defeat to Spain in November, appearing to brag about elbowing Sergio Ramos during the game.
UEFA penalises anyone “whose conduct is insulting or otherwise violates the basic rules of decent conduct”—something the Liverpool defender has been found guilty of.
Phillips Undergoes Surgery
Liverpool’s centre-back injury woes aren’t only widespread in the first team, as Nathaniel Phillips‘ current predicament proves.
The club have confirmed that the young defender has recently undergone surgery to repair an ankle problem, with a lengthy spell on the sidelines on the cards.
Phillips has been tipped to return to training in March or April, although it can only been seen as a provisional comeback date for now.
The 21-year-old had been expected to feature for the first team this season, so this is a significant setback.
Firmino’s Advice to Youngsters
“To keep their feet on the ground, to never get carried away and start thinking you’re too good.
“This is where it all starts for them, but they haven’t won anything yet.
“They need to remain focused, work hard and one day they’ll be able to show their full potential.”
The young trio couldn’t be working under a better manager than Jurgen Klopp when it comes to blooding youth, so more opportunities are sure to come their way.
Clyne Hopeful of England Return
It feels like a long time ago that Nathaniel Clyne was rivalling Kyle Walker as England’s first-choice right-back.
The 27-year-old has made a loan switch to Bournemouth for the rest of the season and he believes it can help him get back into the international fold.
“I would be very happy for it.
“I think I’m good enough to play at international level. Hopefully, if I do well for Bournemouth, I will get another opportunity.”