We round up the latest Liverpool news and transfer rumours on Thursday, on the eve of the Reds’ Premier League meeting with Huddersfield.
Today’s Main Headlines
- Klopp rules out signing Insigne & speaks on summer transfer plans
“We will not even try it,” says the boss
- Watch Klopp’s pre-Huddersfield press conference
Klopp was on good form at Melwood.
- Klopp wants Liverpool focus on taking Premier League title race to final day
Two more wins and it’s all to play for on Matchday 38.
- Klopp’s brilliant response on advice for Man United rebuild
A lovely sly dig from the Liverpool manager.
- Liverpool quartet named in PFA Team of the Year
A couple of surprise Reds omissions, too?
- Matip explains the thinking behind his trademark dribbles out of defence
The in-form defender says it’s all about helping the team.
Klopp’s pre-Huddersfield Injury Update
Liverpool have a fairly clean bill of health ahead of the Huddersfield game, although there are question marks over three individuals.
“[They’re] all a bit questionable, we don’t know exactly in the moment. We will have to see today.
“We gave them all a proper rest. Dejan trained yesterday so that’s OK probably and the other two we will see.”
Klopp also confirmed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is progressing well, saying: “Ox trained, all good.”
Sturridge’s A-League Offers
The 29-year-old is expected to leave Liverpool this summer, having fallen out of favour under Klopp and not started a game since January.
Brisbane Roar, now managed by Robbie Fowler, are supposedly the most likely to acquire the striker’s signature, with Shaw stating that numerous clubs are interested:
“One name I will throw up, and I know this player has already been offered to several A-League clubs already, is Daniel Sturridge,” said Shaw, on the Fox Football Podcast.
“I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the phone call is made from Robbie Fowler to bring someone like Daniel Sturridge down as a marquee next season.”
Injuries have cruelly hampered Sturridge’s career since his superb 2013/14 campaign and a fresh challenge abroad, in a slower league, may make sense.
Klopp Hails “Brilliant” Mignolet
Klopp is the latest to heap praise on the Belgian, saying there is no better back-up goalkeeper in the Premier League:
“It’s no problem to speak about it but it’s a shame we have to. We only have a first XI. The quality in training when all the boys are fit is incredible.
“I like really that Milly picked Simon. I’m sure he thinks of himself as a number one but he’s the best No.2 in the Premier League.
“He has improved in the last year because of his professionalism and his attitude. It’s just brilliant. I’m not in the dressing room constantly but when Milly says something it is 100% true.
“I’m happy having this quality.”
Leipzig Weigh Up Camacho Bid
The 18-year-old looks set to leave Liverpool in the summer after failing to agree a new deal, but they won’t sell him for less than they value him.
Leipzig are reported to be “eager to beat” a number of clubs to Camacho’s signature, with Sporting CP and teams from France and Spain thought to be watching him.
The Portuguese has made two appearances for Liverpool this season, with his last showing coming late on at home to Crystal Palace in January.
Youth Cup Final Reminder
The Reds have enjoyed a superb campaign, seeing off Portsmouth, Accrington Stanley, Wigan Athletic, Bury and Watford on their way to the final.
They also have a great chance of clinching U18 Premier League glory, currently sitting two points clear at the top with a game in hand, with just two fixtures remaining.
The Youth Cup final clash is live on BT Sport 1 from 7.30pm (BST), with kick-off at the Academy Stadium in Manchester at 7.45pm.