Kick-offs altered for TV
They’re taking their time about it this season, the Premier League.
Normally we know the entire month’s TV fixtures and their altered kick-off dates and times well in advance, but it’s all rather more laissez-faire with no fans going to games.
Two more have now been rescheduled:
- Home vs. Arsenal – 8pm kick-off – Monday, 28 September
- Away vs. Aston Villa – 7:15pm kick-off – Sunday, 4 October
Both matches will be broadcast by Sky Sports.
That takes us up to the international break, with the first league fixture after that being the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.
Wilson reportedly close to Burnley switch
It looked quite clear a year ago, when he was sent out on loan to Bournemouth, that he’d have only a minimal chance of making the grade in Jurgen Klopp‘s squad, and he didn’t have the incredible campaign he needed to change peoples’ minds.
Now he appears to be set for a transfer to Burnley, who are confident they will come to an agreement with the Reds although there’s no fee sorted yet.
Sky have suggested the value could be around £15 million, which is somewhat below the £20m we’ve been told all summer was the asking price.
Wilson hasn’t been involved yet for the Reds in 2020/21.
Lijnders and the League Cup
As usual, assistant boss Pep took the pre-match presser for the fourth competition of our season and it’s an intriguing chance for a few to shine.
- Lijnders spoke on new arrivals Thiago and Jota, with the latter being praised as a ‘pressing monster’
- Klopp’s assistant also said there will be a strong team on show and reiterated the importance of togetherness, in life as well as on the pitch
- And you can see the entire press conference here as well as our predicted line-up for Thursday’s game here
Quickfire LFC news
- An interview here with our throw-in coach Thomas Gronnemark on his approach and methods (Guardian)
- And one French outlet is spreading nasty lies that Liverpool want Kalidou Koulibaly (sigh) and are using Sadio Mane to lure him in (Le Parisien)
Around the Prem
- PSG are confident Dele Alli wants to join them on a loan from Spurs, so that’s a nice upgrade of bench for him (Mail)
- Newcastle are keen to sign Arka Milik from Napoli, which makes you wonder why they didn’t just buy good players a year or two ago when the world wasn’t broke (Corriere dello Sport)
- And Antonio Rudiger is considering his Chelsea future after being left out against the Reds, which you’d think he’d be happy about considering the workload involved in that fixture (Sky)
Stupid exaggeration of the day
Remember about 11 or 12 months ago after Dan James had run fast, cut in and shot about five times in a row? He was the ‘signing of the summer’, evidence of United’s ‘smart new era’ and all the rest.
The one-trick pony has barely featured in 2020 and he’s linked with a move away.
Tweet of the day
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— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 22, 2020
What we’re reading
The Athletic take a look at AC Milan, their restructuring and regrowth and how they are once again becoming competitive in Serie A.
And how one club, Dover, are basically living week to week as a company struggling to survive, in the Guardian.
Worth watching tonight
Gent vs Kyiv in a Champions League qualifier has a host of talented youngsters to look out for.