We round up the latest Liverpool news and transfer rumours on Friday, as the Reds prepare to face Bournemouth at Anfield.
Today’s Main Headlines
- Liverpool FC confirm record-breaking pre-tax profit of £125 million for 2017/18
Hugely impressive figures, especially having spent £190million.
- Watch Jurgen Klopp’s full press conference ahead of Liverpool vs. Bournemouth
The boss on good form at Melwood ahead of Bournemouth test.
- More accurate return date for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain confirmed
Will the influential midfielder feature in the Champions League latter stages?
- Jurgen Klopp’s brilliant message to Liverpool fans in title race
“Shout your soul onto the pitch”.
- Jurgen Klopp confirms positive timeframe for Joe Gomez’s return for Liverpool
The young centre-back is expected to feature in the spring.
- Eddie Howe vows to “write new history” for Bournemouth at Liverpool
Can the Cherries end Liverpool’s long unbeaten home record?
- Eddie Howe could be without four key men for Bournemouth’s trip to Liverpool
Nathaniel Clyne cannot face the Reds on Saturday.
Liverpool’s ‘secret meeting’ over Grujic
The Serb has been in impressive form of late and the idea of keeping him with Hertha for another 12 months appears to be a decision that benefits all parties.
Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards was in Berlin to watch Grujic in action against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
The Reds’ on-loan midfielder will be hoping to impress on Saturday afternoon when Hertha travel to Borussia Monchengladbach for a Bundesliga clash.
Lallana highlights importance of team spirit
It is vital that a close-knit squad stick together and inspire the Reds’ title charge – something Adam Lallana thinks the Reds are well-positioned to do.
“We do things off the pitch together, we fight on the pitch for each other and that’s really what is special,” Lallana told LiverpoolFC.com.
“We’ve lost together, we’ve lost a Champions League final together, and moments like that make you stronger. It’s a marathon, not a sprint and there are always going to be little hiccups, positive moments, bad moments, injuries, illnesses and suspensions.
“That togetherness is what keeps you fighting, keeps you focused on what needs to be done and what the important points are. That’s what we’ll be doing going into the weekend’s game.”
Reds made Insigne “enquiry”
Lorenzo Insigne is one of the best wide players in Europe, acting as Napoli’s talisman – and scoring the winner against Liverpool in the Champions League group stage back in October.
The Italian will not be without suitors if he ever chooses to leave his boyhood club and football communications consultant Ian McGarry believes the Reds have asked about his availability.
“I’ve spoken to some people that I know at Liverpool who said there was no bid,” McGarry told The Transfer Window podcast.
“It was simply an enquiry as to whether he might be available in the summer as clubs do once the January window closes, they start looking at a strategy for the summer.”
Liverpool have been linked with adding quality in attacking areas and Insigne would be a fantastic signing.
Don’t read too much into it though at the moment.
Tonali price revealed
Inside Futbol claim that Liverpool will have to pay £45 million to acquire the services of Sandro Tonali this summer, should Serie B table-toppers Brescia earn promotion to Serie A.
The 18-year-old midfielder has been compared to Andrea Pirlo in style and is considered one of Italian football’s brightest prospects.
Roma are in pole position for the time being, however.