We round up the latest Liverpool news and transfer rumours on Friday, as the crucial clash with Tottenham fast approaches.
Today’s Main Headlines
- Watch Klopp’s pre-Tottenham press conference in full
The boss previews Sunday’s Anfield tie.
- “It’s about enjoying it” – Klopp’s message for the run-in
Seven Premier League games to go for us.
- Great news on injuries as Klopp provides update
Returning quartet all fit for Liverpool.
- Van Dijk’s leadership shines through on ‘one-man fix’ claims
The centre-back believes “it’s not about one player.”
- All you need to know for the Premier League weekend
Liverpool hoping for another Ryan Babel goal.
- Kent & Grujic set for big stage as Wilson gets chance to revive form
Another busy weekend for Liverpool’s loanees.
- Anfield return would suit both Liverpool and Coutinho
Would you take the Brazilian back?
Potential Werner Boost?
Bayern Munich are not currently showing concrete interest in signing Timo Werner, according to Kicker.
The RB Leipzig striker is expected to leave the club at the end of the season, with Bayern recently seen as favourites to acquire his services.
There has been a twist, however, because the Bundesliga champions believe they are well-stocked in attacking areas, seeing Werner as someone to play around Robert Lewandowski, rather than in place of him.
This news will act as a possible boost to Liverpool, who have been linked with bringing him in this summer.
His style of play—energetic, technical and versatile—is precisely what Jurgen Klopp looks for in new signings, so it is definitely a story to keep an eye on.
Liverpool Freeze Ticket Prices
The club confirmed on Friday that they have frozen ticket prices for the fourth consecutive season.
Prices will remain the same for all season tickets and general admission tickets in 2019/20.
Liverpool will continue to offer a total of 10,000 tickets costing just £9 to local fans for every Premier League, European and domestic cup home game throughout the campaign.
They will also “support schools in the Anfield area through its commitment of providing 1,000 free tickets for local children to attend Premier League matches throughout the campaign.”
Spurs Trio Ruled Out
Liverpool’s visit of Spurs this weekend is one of the biggest matches of the season.
While the Reds look set to have a clean bill of health for the game, Mauricio Pochettino will be without midfield duo Eric Dier and Harry Winks.
Dier is suffering from a hip flexor issue while Winks has a groin injury, leaving Spurs depleted in the middle of the park.
Right-back Serge Aurier is also ruled out, having picked up a hamstring issue.
Gerrard Adamant on Kent
Reports emerged on Wednesday that Rangers would be priced out of a move for Liverpool loanee Ryan Kent as his valuation rose to around £10 million.
The 22-year-old is enjoying considerable success in Glasgow, and both he and Steven Gerrard have expressed a desire to make their association permanent.
And speaking to reporters on Friday, Gerrard dismissed claims Rangers could be put off a move, but added that the decision was “not down to him.”
“I’ve read the rumours and speculation. I’m not sure who has put that price on Ryan,” he said.
“Whether it’s his agent or Liverpool, I haven’t heard anything on that.
“My focus is on Ryan Kent being available for the weekend and I’m pleased he’s available. In terms of the future and moving forward, that decision is out of my hands.
“Liverpool know we want him here, the player knows we want him here, his representation know we want him here.
“But in terms of the decision it’s not down to me. I wish it was but unfortunately it’s not.”
Rangers take on Celtic in another Old Firm derby on Sunday afternoon, a game in which Kent shone back in December.
Chirivella Wants Spain Return
Pedro Chirivella‘s Liverpool career has failed to kick on, with the 21-year-old not seen as part of Klopp’s plans moving forward.
The Spaniard is currently on loan at Segunda Division side Extremadura—although he cannot play due to registration issues—and he has revealed to AS that he wants to return to Spain permanently:
“I do not regret moving there because in Liverpool I became a man on the field.
“But Liverpool know I want to go back to Spain.”
Chirivella has managed just five appearances for the Reds since making debut against Bordeaux in 2015, spending time on loan at Go Ahead Eagles and Willem II.