Reds still want Doku & Atletico man wants “revenge” – Tuesday’s Liverpool FC News

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Liverpool face Atletico Madrid tomorrow; today’s news has all the buildup plus the latest transfer links regarding the Reds.

 

Trippier heartache and Atleti fitness news

Kieran Trippier wants a win at Anfield to give him a small measure of revenge – after the Reds beat his former side Tottenham, at Atletico’s stadium, in the Champions League final in June.

That was the right-back’s last involvement for Spurs as he left for Spain in the summer, and he’s clearly not yet over the occasion.

Trippier isn’t going mad with the revenge mission though, and says Anfield is one of the best places to play and that the fans can be “amazing”.

Let’s hope he’s right for Wednesday and he’s left cursing us once more.

Meanwhile, Atletico have Diego Costa, Thomas Lemar and Trippier himself back after injury, as well as Renan Lodi, while Thomas Partey is available after domestic suspension.

 

Reds still keen on Doku

WREXHAM, WALES - Friday, September 6, 2019: Belgium's Jéremy Doku during the UEFA Under-21 Championship Italy 2019 Qualifying Group 9 match between Wales and Belgium at the Racecourse Ground. (Pic by Laura Malkin/Propaganda)

Liverpool are one of several teams still hoping to land Anderlecht starlet Jeremy Doku.

Belgian media say several Premier League and Bundesliga sides want to sign the 17-year-old, who had a visit to Liverpool last year.

Jurgen Klopp hailed the young attacker as Sadio Mane‘s natural successor at the time, but he opted to remain with Anderlecht.

The move may not be a quick one, though, with his contract running until 2022 and the Reds potentially looking at a deal next summer.

Elsewhere, Timo Werner has again been discussing his summer options and it might just be the start of a long and arduous summer saga for Liverpool fans, with the club having been strongly linked with the German forward over the past year or so.

 

All ready for Atleti

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 29, 2020: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during the pre-match warm-up before the FA Premier League match between Watford FC and Liverpool FC at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

 

Reds ready for the all-or-nothing clash

NORWICH, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 15, 2020: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson celebrates after the FA Premier League match between Norwich City FC and Liverpool FC at Carrow Road. Liverpool won 1-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Fitness ups and downs for Liverpool, ahead of the second leg.

Alisson won’t be back and he’s a doubt for Everton next Monday, too, but captain Jordan Henderson is back in training and available for selection – though Klopp is keeping his eventual choice close to his chest.

Meanwhile, Andy Robertson wants a good tempo from the Reds right from the first whistle.

He knows that Anfield can play a part, but says the players can’t rely on the crowd to make the difference by themselves.

Here’s hoping everyone is sharp, on form and clinical when the chances come.

 

Quickfire LFC news

MADRIS, SPAIN - Sunday, June 14, 2015: Liverpool's Luis Garcia in action against Real Madrid during the Corazon Classic Legends Friendly match at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Martin Atkinson has been confirmed as the derby day referee (Echo)
  • Erling Haaland has explained in Troy Deeney-like fashion why he hates playing against Big Virgil (Mail)
  • Luis Garcia played for both teams, but says Liverpool will beat Atletico (Goal)
  • And Trent, Hendo and Mane are favourites for end-of-season awards among one bunch of journos (Mail)

 

Around the Prem

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 31, 2019: Burnley's manager Sean Dyche reacts during the FA Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Dwight McNeill doesn’t get enough attention as he doesn’t play for a fashionable club, says Sean Dyche. Stand by for part 2, when Dyche complains about big clubs poaching Burnley talent (Lancs Live)
  • Federico Fernandez has extended his contract with Newcastle, suggesting they are perfectly happy with conceding about 50 goals a season (BBC Sport)
  • Floyd Mayweather says he’s interested in taking over at Newcastle, but doesn’t say if he’d start by knocking out whoever decided to give Fernandez a new deal (Chronicle)
  • And the latest coronavirus impact sees Champions League, Italian, Spanish and German games behind closed doors now. A postponement to seasons endings seem a real possibility right now (Various)

 

Stupid football club of the day

Charlton are a mess. A director has resigned, but says he’s still in charge, top figures are fighting with each other and the EFL say they haven’t provided requested documentation.

Another group of fans being completely screwed over while businessmen fight among themselves for scraps and power.

 

Tweet of the day

 

What we’re reading

Why Atletico and Simeone are the last bastion of the old-world approach to defensive football, by the Independent‘s Miguel Delaney.

And, by the time you read this, there will be several outlets covering the possibility of Euro 2020 being postponed for a year. Pick your favourite one and go read up.

 

Worth watching tonight

Champions League, Spurs being embarrassed by RB Leipzig. BT Sport at 8pm.

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