We round up the latest Liverpool news and transfer rumours on Thursday, as focus turns to Sunday’s crucial Premier League final-day visit of Wolves.
Today’s Main Headlines
- Scottish paper makes encouraging claim over Robertson’s injury
The left-back is struggling with a calf issue.
- Liverpool set to reward Origi for incredible revival under Klopp
The Belgian could get a new deal.
- Pochettino relishing “amazing” Champions League final vs. “heroes” LFC
The Tottenham boss is a class act.
- Van Dijk insists it is “just the start” for Liverpool as fear factor returns
What a time this is to be a supporter.
- The fee Liverpool earned by reaching Champions League final
And how much they get for winning it.
Salah Fit for Wolves Clash
Salah’s return is a major boost, after the Egyptian missed the stunning win over Barcelona because of the concussion he suffered at Newcastle.
Klopp to Sign New Deal?
The German has reportedly turned down the advances of Serie A giants Juventus and pledge his long-term future to the Reds.
Klopp is focused on finishing the season in memorable fashion, but he is claimed to be set to agree the new deal once 2018/19 comes to a close.
Liverpool couldn’t be in better hands, as the 51-year-old showed by reaching a third European final in his time in the Anfield hot-seat.
He is perfect for the Reds, though Klopp has previously intimated he would leave after seven years.
De Ligt to “England or Spain”
Matthijs de Ligt was left heartbroken on Wednesday night, as Ajax crashed out of the Champions League in the dying seconds at the hands of Spurs.
The 19-year-old will almost certainly leave the Dutch side this summer, with many of Europe’s top clubs eyeing up a deal.
“I think these will be De Ligt’s final games with Ajax, but I hope he goes out on a high.
“He’s been here since he was a child and will end up at a big club. I think he’ll go to England or Spain.”
The Independent claim that Barcelona are “highly confident” of signing the reigning Golden Boy winner, however, with a £60 million move being mooted, which seems low considering his ability.
There was a time when someone of De Ligt’s potential and value would be out of Liverpool’s reach, but why wouldn’t any player want to join the Reds currently?
Vertonghen Injury Scare for Spurs
The Spurs centre-back played his part in Mauricio Pochettino’s incredible fightback on Wednesday, but he may have played his final game of the season.
Vertonghen was seen leaving the Johan Cruyff Arena on crutches and with a protective boot on, having suffered suspected ankle ligament damage.
The 32-year-old has three weeks to recover, so it is too early to confirm whether or not he is definitely out.
Origi Had “Complete Confidence” in Decision
Divock Origi chose to stay at Liverpool last summer despite offers from elsewhere, and that decision is now paying off after an influential run of form.
“I made that decision with complete confidence. An emotional decision. Head down, work hard and believe in myself.
“I knew there would be many opinions—which is also normal and which I respect, but in the end I know that when I enjoy myself, everything comes up.
“I just put the team first and you see it. We’re in that final, man!”
Origi has three goals in his last two appearances, all of which have been priceless moments in Liverpool’s season.
Seán Cox “Lifted” by Barca Win
Liverpool’s unforgettable win over Barcelona will stay with Reds supporters forever, as they produced one of the greatest turnarounds in European history.
Someone who enjoyed watching the action unfold was stricken fan Seán Cox, who continues to recover after being attacked by Roma fans last April.
His brother, Martin, says the result was met with great joy by Seán, going to show the power that football can, and always will, have.
“Seán watched the match on his iPad in hospital and he was absolutely thrilled with the result,” he explained.
“Liverpool is both our passion and he was clearly lifted by the result.”
Kirkby Redevelopment “On Track”
Liverpool have confirmed that their new training ground in Kirkby is “on track to meet its expected completion date in summer 2020.”
The last piece of the structural frame for the main building has been installed, in what is seen as a “significant milestone.”
The impressive new base will see the senior squad and underage groups train at the same facility, making it easier to monitor all players and create an even greater team spirit at the club.
Melwood will be missed, but this is an another exciting step in the right direction.