We round up the latest Liverpool news and transfer rumours on Wednesday, as preparations continue for Saturday’s visit of Arsenal.
Today’s Main Headlines
- Sturridge overlooks interest from MLS & La Liga to seal Turkey move
The ex-Liverpool striker has signed a three-year deal.
- Liverpool named among 8 clubs in pursuit of Havertz
Potential €100 million deal for the youngster.
- Carragher on the issue with Liverpool’s defensive setup
Is there a problem that Arsenal could exploit?
- Klopp channels Champions League success into heartwarming gesture
The boss has done his bit for charity.
Reds Won’t Allow Lovren & Kent to Leave
According to the Press Association, however, there has been “no approach” from the Bundesliga side for the 30-year-old and Liverpool “would not sanction a loan.”
Meanwhile, Kent was rumoured to be forcing through a move to Rangers, with claims he could “down tools.”
The same report states that his “behaviour has been exemplary,” though, and Liverpool also have no plans to loan him out again.
Having both Lovren and Kent available certainly can’t do any harm in terms of squad depth, but from a personal point of view, the pair may have benefited from moves away.
Adrian Enjoying Playing with Defensive “Animals”
The Spaniard is clearly a great character, and in an interview with LiverpoolFC.com, he explained what a joy it is to play behind such a formidable defence:
“It’s really easy to play with them in front of you because, as you say, they were the best defenders in the Premier League [in 2018/19] and we have one of the best defenders in the world.
“I think, for me as a goalkeeper, they make easy decisions. Honestly, they defend everything like animals! They help me a lot.
“I played against them [the forwards] many times, so now I play with them and I’m enjoying how they play from behind.
“I’m really happy for them because they are doing really well, they have a great connection between them.
“They are good players individually, but they are good friends in the dressing room also and you can see that feeling on the pitch.”
Alisson responded magnificently from his mistake at Leicester last season—let’s hope his current deputy can do the same this weekend.
Duncan to Stay at Liverpool
Bobby Duncan has been linked with a loan move away from Liverpool this summer, with Danish team FC Nordsjaelland keen on signing him.
According to the Evening Standard, thoug, the striker will now be staying put at Anfield, continuing to mature with the under-23s.
Duncan was instrumental in Liverpool’s under-18s winning the FA Youth Cup last season and the club have high hopes for him.
The former Man City youngster will have to make do without his strike partner Paul Glatzel for a large part of the season, though, after the teenager suffered an ACL injury in pre-season.
Kane to Feature in League Cup?
Herbie Kane excelled on loan at Doncaster Rovers last season, helping them to a sixth-placed finish on his way to being named in League One’s Team of the Year.
The midfielder has been tipped to join Portsmouth before the transfer window ends, but their hopes are “fading”, according to the Portsmouth News.
The report adds that “it is understood Kane has this week been instructed to remain at Anfield to feature in their Carabao Cup campaign.”
Retaining a youngster on the fringes of the senior squad in order to potentially make just one appearance seems strange, but this could indicate Kane will at least stay with the U23s.
On top of that, Doncaster manager Darren Moore has played down reports linking the 20-year-old with a return to the club, telling the Doncaster Free Press “it’s probably just speculation that has got out of hand.”
Reds Internationals’ Latest Call-Ups
The dreaded international break is hovering ominously on the horizon, with two more rounds of Premier League fixtures taking place before it occurs.
Liverpool will be well represented in September, at least giving us something to look forward to.