Liverpool could let three youngsters go on loan this summer, while there’s talk of at least two potential arrivals from outside the Premier League.
Straight onto Plan B
It was widely reported that Liverpool had bid £10m for Jamal Lewis on Thursday – and had the offer immediately rejected by Norwich.
Now Greek media say the Reds have moved swiftly on and want to close up Plan B for the position instead: Kostas Tsimikas.
Leicester and Everton are noted as keen, in particular.
Meanwhile, Bayern boss Hansi Flick says he understands Thiago’s desire to play in England – but there’s still no move from the Reds for him.
Three Reds to head on loan?
The Reds are not keen to offload players on the cheap this year and would rather allow them to continue flourishing elsewhere, in the hope that next summer the financial landscape will be different.
The Dutch defender has set targets: 10 games with the Reds if he stays, or 30 if he heads out on loan.
Also, he’s still keen to get games at right-back, not centre-back, though eventually he feels he’ll end up there.
More moves and news
All the rest of the rumours and headlines for the Reds…
- The Reds are watching Ismaila Sarr’s situation but any move will come later in the window
- Trent is among the nominees for PL Young Player of Season…and the PL Player of the Season
- And the latest images of the Kirby training ground go behind the scenes of the £50m redevelopment
Quickfire LFC news
- Taiwo Awoniyi says he accepts it’s unlikely he’ll get a work permit to return to the Reds (TIA)
- And Brazilian reports continue to link Liverpool to young winger Talles Magno (SportWitness)
- Academy level standings have finally been sorted; the Reds finished second in the U18 table and fourth in PL2 for the U23s, both based on points per games (PL)
- And LFC Women start their Championship campaign at home to Durham (LFC)
Around the Prem
- Arsenal are close to agreeing a three-year extension with Aubameyang, which all those 55 sacked staff will be delighted with (Telegraph)
- Man United will listen to offers for Jesse Lingard, presumably because he’s absolute dross (Guardian)
- West Ham and Fenerbahce want Aissa Mandi, because anyone linked with the Reds must be world class elite (Mirror)
- And Lazio are confident of signing David Silva on a “free” – after offering him a home, a big bonus package and a jet (Sky)
Stupid team of the day
Well in Aberdeen players. They went to the pub, two got coronavirus, the spread in the city continues and their game is called off.
Tweet of the day
In 2019-20, Trent Alexander-Arnold played more passes into the box (509) than any other player in a top-five European league.
He also set the single-season Premier League record for most assists (13) by a defender… again. ? pic.twitter.com/w80FVV2FSn
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 7, 2020