We round up the latest Liverpool news and transfer rumours on Thursday, as several Reds players prepare for international action.
Today’s Main Headlines
- 7 players shortlisted for FIFA-FIFPRO World 11 team of the year
What a 12 months for these players.
- Van Dijk echoes key Klopp tenet
Reds squad needs to continue trophy success.
- Milner & Robertson reignite hilarious feud over “Everyday Dilemmas”
The bromance continues!
- Alisson reveals his best save for Liverpool
The Brazilian also rates his Ballon d’Or chances.
Alisson’s Instagram Training Video
The Brazilian has shared an Instagram video of himself training hard, accompanied by the caption: “Starting the morning in a good way!!”
— Anfield Press (@AnfieldPress) September 5, 2019
Alisson is seen jogging in between cones on a soft mat, although it doesn’t exactly look like someone closing in on their return.
Liverpool have been worryingly coy about the 26-year-old’s comeback and it may be that Adrian continues to deputise for a while yet.
Reds’ Alternative to Robertson
Imagine life without Andy Robertson in a Liverpool shirt – a horrifying thought, isn’t it?
Well, it turns out the Scot may never have joined the Reds back in 2017 had it not been for an injury to Emerson Palmieri.
According to The Athletic‘s Liam Twomey, Jurgen Klopp saw the then-Roma left-back as an “alternative summer target” to Robertson, before he suffered cruciate ligament damage on the final day of the season.
Emerson is playing well for Chelsea at the moment, but there’s no denying that they ended up signing the right man in Robertson.
The 25-year-old has exceeded all expectations, becoming one of the Premier League‘s more influential players.
U23s’ Premier League Cup Opponents Revealed
Liverpool’s under-23s will be looking to earn Premier League Cup glory in 2019/20, improving on their group stage exit last season.
A meeting between the latter pair on September 9 will determine who progresses into the Reds’ group.
Neil Critchley‘s side will take on each of their opponents home and away, with the top two in the group making it into the last-16.
Dates, kick-off times and venues are yet to be confirmed.
LFC Women’s Madrid Experience
Liverpool FC Women teammates Amy Rodgers and Niamh Charles travelled to the Champions League final as Liverpool supporters back in June.
Speaking about the experience to the Guardian, Rodgers admits it was “unbelievable”, as the two Reds players hid in plain sight among the many thousands of fans in Madrid:
“The experience was unbelievable. Just being in Madrid before the game, the amount of fans there, Liverpool shirts everywhere.
“And you run into random people through the day who you knew. The atmosphere. I was so lucky to get a ticket. It makes you want to get to games that people want to watch and to want to win things as well.
“I wore my Rodgers shirt, me and Niamh Charles were there: ‘Rodgers’ and ‘Charles’ across our backs and Avon across the front.
“People kept asking: ‘Where did you get that shirt?’ I don’t think we told them because we didn’t want to draw attention to ourselves.”
Upgrades on the way for your favourite Reds
And finally, off the pitch and onto the console: fans of playing the FIFA series on Xbox or PlayStation will be delighted to hear several Reds look in line for big upgrades.
— Packsi ??? (@Packsi_F95) September 4, 2019
Noted leaker @Packsi_F95 displayed cards they claim are set for FIFA 20, though confirmation will have to wait a few days until the official release.