Reds sign young goalkeeper & Elliott seals new deal – Liverpool FC Roundup

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Liverpool’s lead is 23 points again at the top of the league! Today we have the match reaction, the rumours and the latest on Thiago Alcantara.

 

Third Polish goalkeeper joins Reds ranks

Liverpool have completed the signing of 16-year-old goalkeeper Fabian Mrozek.

The Polish stopper was on trial with the Reds last year but had to wait until turning 16 to join, and will become the third stopper on the club’s books from the country along with Kamil Grabara and Jakub Ojrzynski.

He joins from the FC Wroclaw Academy and spent time training with the first team last year.

Mrozek will go into the U18s squad for 2020/21 and compete with the likes of Oscar Kelly and Ojrzynski for game time, with Vitezslav Jaros and Ben Winterbottom the U23s stoppers.

 

Elliott joins Jones in committing future to Reds

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 7, 2019: Liverpool's Harvey Elliott (L) and Curtis Jones during the pre-match warm-up before the FA Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool FC at the Vitality Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Two enormous talents, two brand new contracts.

Curtis Jones signed a new deal with the Reds over the weekend and then scored at Anfield against Aston Villa straight away afterwards – an ideal way to celebrate, really.

So now we can expect Harvey Elliott to do the same against Brighton in midweek, correct?!

The right-sided forward has signed his first professional deal with the Reds, now that he has turned 17, and joins several other seniors and youngsters in committing their futures to Anfield for years to come.

We have a fantastic squad, but these two have a great chance of being the next wave of talent to keep the trophy haul going—and both Elliott himself and Jurgen Klopp are extremely excited about what lies ahead.

 

Thiago watch

Finances and circumstances dictate that the Reds won’t be linked with an in-his-prime, big-name player like Thiago too often this summer, so while we are, we’re keeping a close eye on fans’ investigations, journalists’ suggestions and more! If you can’t see the tweets below, click here.

 

Senior moments

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, July 5, 2020: Liverpool’s Curtis Jones celebrates scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Aston Villa FC at Anfield. The game was played behind closed doors due to the UK government’s social distancing laws during the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It wasn’t the most glorious of performances, but Liverpool found a way to win against Aston Villa and several players were notable for their impact even when below their best.

 

Quickfire LFC news

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, June 24, 2020: Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold after the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Crystal Palace FC at Anfield. The game was played behind closed doors due to the UK government’s social distancing laws during the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Hull hope to sign Herbie Kane on a permanent deal for next term (TIA)
  • Adama Traore isn’t ready to start for Liverpool if he moves from Wolves, says Steve Nicol (ESPN)
  • Upcoming opponent Graham Potter feels the Reds could dominate the domestic scene for years to come (ESPN)

 

Around the Prem

Dortmund’s Erling Haaland saluted the empty stands after scoring on Saturday (Martin Meissner/PA)

  • Chelsea will sell six players to fund a £90m move for Kai Havertz and we’re sure the buyers will be queueing up for Danny Drinkwater, who was thrown out of Burnley and recently sent home from Aston Villa training for head-butting a team-mate (Express)
  • Man United made a mistake in not signing Erling Haaland says Paul Scholes, who would clearly be a great person to have around the day after an emergency (Mail)
  • City will look to sign Leo Messi in a year if Pep Guardiola leaves, and we’re sure the GOAT will be drooling over the thought of not being allowed to play in Europe (TS)
  • And both Arsenal and Napoli want Allan Saint-Maximin from Newcastle. Sounds like a bit of a sideways move if he chooses the Gunners (Le10Sport)

 

Stupid rumour of the day

An Expressexclusive” (yes!) says Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain want to fight it out for Hector Bellerin this summer.

That’s the Bellerin with three years left on his deal, who is just back from 12 months out injured and who is currently struggling to keep his place ahead of Cedric Soares. In an Arsenal defence.

That’ll be a no, then.

 

Tweet of the day

 

What we’re reading

Sean Ingle looks into why there are so few Asian players at top clubs, for the Guardian.

And Sam Tighe ranks the best players since football returned behind closed doors, for Bleacher Report.

 

Worth watching tonight

Spurs vs Everton in the Premier League. 8pm on Sky Sports Premier League. Or on Sky Sports Main Event if you’re a soulless denizen of the underworld who wants to listen to fake crowd chantings at weird moments.

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