Man United plans made & Super League fallout – Liverpool FC Roundup

Liverpool and the rest of the league are just starting to recover and deal with the back end of two days’ worth of incredible levels of nonsense and arrogance, as the Super League story remains front and centre.


Reds and Red Devils to clash twice more

We played them in the league. We played them in the cup. We’ve got to play them again in the league again soon.

Thankfully we don’t have to face them twice more each term in the ESL anymore – on what planet did they seriously think we wanted that more often? – but the Reds will still face the Old Trafford shower this summer.

Twice in fact, if plans go ahead.

Liverpool and United are in talks over two friendlies this summer, one at each ground, as a means of avoiding big overseas trips but still having the glamour ties which might attract the cameras and a few spare pennies.

If all goes to plan with the lockdown measures being lifted, it could be a capacity crowd for each game.


Grujic saga rumbles on

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA - Tuesday, August 25, 2020: Liverpool's substitute Marko Grujic during a preseason friendly match between FC Red Bull Salzburg and Liverpool FC at the Red Bull Arena. (Pic by Propaganda)

It seems marginally odd how the Portuguese media are turning this potential transfer into a very big thing, considering Marko Grujic isn’t even an established must-start midfielder on loan at Porto this year.

But perhaps they are just enjoying the constant links with a player from a top-five league. Or need the clicks, whatever.

Anyway, a couple of days on from his price tag being “at least €10m”, the Serbian powerhouse is now rated at between €15m and €20m, leaving Porto to bide their time and be patient before arranging a deal.

Grujic is also keen to explore other options it seems, as he wants to play Champions League football.

He’s one of perhaps half a dozen we could move on this summer to raise funds for new signings.


Super League shambles

Apologies, backtracking and promises to learn. We’ve heard it before, haven’t we? Anyway, here’s all the fall-out from our exit from the Super League, two days after joining.


Quickfire LFC news

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 27, 2020: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson applauds the supporters as he leads his side before during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Bromwich Albion FC at Anfield. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)


Around the Prem

Brendan Rodgers, Leicester ((Mike Egerton/PA))

  • Brendan Rodgers says he has no interest in taking over the vacant post at Tottenham this summer, because why would you drop from third to mid-table in fairness
  • And for all our Irish fans, it seems Dublin will sadly miss out on hosting Euro 2020 matches this summer – the Aviva was set to see three group games and a round of 16 clash


Stupid egg incident of the day

“Once the team arrived and stepped off the bus there were severe protests,” police said in a statement. “Eggs were thrown at the players, who were also verbally attacked.”

Schalke players there, being relegated and pelted with eggs at the same time. Bad week all around.


Tweet of the day


Worth watching tonight

Spurs vs Saints in the early kick-off as Ryan Mason gets his first game in charge. Dortmund vs Union Berlin a little later if you fancy something more exotic.

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