We round up the latest Liverpool news and transfer rumours on Monday, following the Reds’ ill-tempered 2-1 defeat to Sevilla in Boston.
Today’s Main Headlines
- Confirmed: Mane to miss Community Shield
Liverpool’s No.10 could also miss start of Premier League season.
- Milner confirms Liverpool’s stance on new contract talks
Should the veteran be offered an extended deal?
- Win the new 2019/20 Liverpool FC third shirt
It’s competition time!
- Watch Klopp and Lijnders’ hilarious Champions League lookback
A must-watch video to brighten up your day.
- Liverpool players criticise Gnagnon for tackle on Larouci
“It’s a disgrace”, says Milner.
- Klopp eager not to “create headlines”
Larouci “lucky” after horror tackle.
- The media react to Liverpool’s defeat to Sevilla
“Disgraceful” challenges & Reds struggling for rhythm.
Larouci Injury Fears Allayed
Yasser Larouci was on the receiving end of a horrendous tackle by Joris Gnagnon on Sunday, leading to a red card for the Sevilla man.
Liverpool’s young left-back was subsequently stretchered off, leading to fears surrounding the severity of his injury.
Goal’s Neil Jones has delivered some good news, however, taking to Twitter to confirm that no serious damage has been done:
“All the noises out of #LFC, from staff and teammates, suggest Yasser Larouci avoided serious injury after last night’s game.
“Hopefully the crutches/brace were just precautionary measures, and he’ll be back playing soon. He’s shown plenty of promise this summer.”
It’s great news for Larouci, who has been one of the Reds’ standout players in pre-season, pushing to be Andy Robertson‘s deputy next season.
Milan Still Interested in Lovren
Dejan Lovren is one of the few senior Liverpool players linked with a summer exit, having slipped to fourth choice in the centre-back pecking order.
AC Milan’s interest in the 30-year-old has refused to go away and they still see him as an option, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, via Sport Witness.
The Serie A giants missed out on primary target Ozan Kabak, who joined Schalke, and €20million-rated Lovren is next on their list.
Although the Croatian “doesn’t quite meet the requirements” that Milan are looking for, namely because of his age, he may end up being the best alternative.
Unlike so many transfer stories this summer, this is a rumour that has legs.
Reds Linked With Move for Brazilian
It’s fair to say transfer talk has been lacking this summer, not just at Liverpool but also at many of Europe’s top clubs.
There’s an emerging story for the transfer obsessives out there to enjoy, though!
Although the 17-year-old is yet to make a senior appearance for Flamengo, he has reportedly done enough to interest England’s two best teams.
Should a deal come to fruition, Reinier wouldn’t be allowed to leave until he turns 18 in January, but a deal could potentially be agreed in advance.
Origi “At Home” in Boston
Divock Origi continues to showcase his knack for scoring goals, finding the net in Sunday’s loss at the hands of Sevilla.
Although Liverpool failed to win at Fenway Park yet again, it was still a great spectacle, with thousands of fans across the pond cheering on their heroes.
Speaking to LiverpoolFC.com after the game, Origi admitted Boston Red Sox’s world-famous arena had a warm atmosphere that was special to play in:
“You feel a bit at home.
“Playing at Fenway Park, it’s special to see all the fans and connecting with them in America as well, so I was happy I could score in front of the Boston fans.”
Origi will hope to carry on his good form on Thursday (1.05am BST) when Liverpool take on Sporting CP in New York.
Clarkson Signs First Professional Deal
Leighton Clarkson has signed his first professional contract with Liverpool, the club have confirmed.
On what is an immensely proud occasion for the 17-year-old, he put pen to paper on a new deal – a moment millions of Reds supporters across the globe can only dream of.
Clarkson was a key member of Liverpool U18s’ FA Youth Cup winning side last season, shining in midfield as the young Reds clinched glory.
The teenager joins the likes of Rhys Williams and Paul Glatzel in signing first professional deals this year.
Jepson Loving LFC Women’s US Trip
Liverpool FC Women are enjoying being part of the pre-season tour of America, in what is a valuable experience for Vicky Jepson and her squad.
“We got off the plane when we arrived here in Boston and to get on Big Red 2 was fantastic! It has been fantastic and the reception that we have got from people here in Boston has been incredible.
“The fans have been taking pictures of the bus as we have driven past, they have been waiting for the girls to get off and then cheering them by singing, ‘We are Liverpool!’. It’s been really good to draw positive attention to what a fantastic team we have.
“It’s about two teams coming out here but being one club, the LFC family. It’s a great opportunity for us to feel really a part of what LFC is as a brand.
“To go and support them and be behind them, to go to their open training, to go on the pitch at half-time in Notre Dame was incredible for them and the reception they got from our fans out here in the USA was incredible.”
LFC Women take on the Metropolitan Conference All Stars this evening (11pm BST) at Harvard University’s stadium.