Today’s Main Headlines
- Liverpool to play Norwich on opening night of Premier League
Read the Reds’ full fixture list for 2019/20.
- French journalists claim Liverpool to revive Fekir deal
A cut-price move for the Frenchman?
- All you need to know on Liverpool’s 2019/20 fixtures
Winter break, European dates & TV changes.
- Premier League confirm TV plans for opening weekend
Here’s when every team will play.
- Watch Liverpool’s 24 goals on the road to European glory
From Sturridge’s opener to Origi’s winner.
English Press Reject Fekir Rumours
The Press Association’s Carl Markham has dismissed these claims, however, saying that the Reds have no intention of going back in for the 25-year-old.
Fekir came close to becoming a Liverpool player last year, before a knee problem detected during his medical saw the move called off.
It would be a surprise if the Reds turned their attention back to the France international, considering what happened 12 months ago.
They are likely to target attacking midfield alternatives, with Sporting CP’s Bruno Fernandes a player currently being strongly linked.
Schalke Friendly Postponed
The Reds were due to face the Bundesliga side at Anfield in preparation for the 2019/20 campaign, but the new Premier League fixtures have put paid to that.
The Schalke clash, which would have seen Klopp come up against great friend David Wagner, has been rearranged for 2020.
A date has not yet been agreed.
11 Reds Make Europe’s 100 Highest Valued
Mohamed Salah has been ranked as the second highest-valued player in the world, according to CIES Football Observatory—using an algorithm that “takes into account a wide array of variables such as age, contract, position, minutes, goals, international status, team results, etc.”
In the newly released figures, Salah is rated at a whopping £195 million, finishing second behind PSG’s Kylian Mbappe (£224m) and ahead of former Reds youngster Raheem Sterling (£184.7m), who is third.
It further outlines what a special squad Klopp has assembled—they are a young group, too, so there is no reason why they shouldn’t improve further.
Farke Excited to Face “Best Team in Europe”
Daniel Farke has done a superb job as manager, and reacting to the meeting with Liverpool on the Canaries’ official website, he admitted the Reds are a special side, even though his own team won’t be daunted by the occasion:
“It’s an exciting game for our supporters and the whole club.
“We are not naive. We know it’s probably the toughest fixture you can get on your first game. They are champions of Europe so that makes them the best team in Europe, probably the world.
“They have an unbelievable stadium with world-class players and a world-class manager and they’ll be desperate to get their party started.
“But we are not scared. We want to play against the best teams.
“We’ve worked extremely hard for his opportunity to be competitive against the top teams in the country and we will be greedy to bring our football onto the pitch.”
Kelleher’s Toulon Tournament Exit
Caoimhin Kelleher‘s 2019 Toulon Tournament dream ended on Wednesday, as his Republic of Ireland under-21s lost in the semi-finals.
The Liverpool goalkeeper was eliminated at the hands of Brazil, losing 2-0 at the Stade de Lattre-de-Tassigny in Aubagne.
The competition was another positive step in the right direction for the 20-year-old, however, who has a big reputation at Anfield.