Liverpool are back in action toward the end of the week, but pre-season training continues apace and the transfer business continues to flow in the meantime.
Shaqiri wants out of Anfield
Three years of wondering when he’ll be fit, gasping at moments of brilliance and no end of comments about the size of his calves, but it could all be over soon.
Xherdan Shaqiri has confirmed that he wants to leave Liverpool this summer in search of more regular game time, having been unable to stay fit or consistent enough to be a go-to starter for Jurgen Klopp.
He has played his part in our successes, without question – just think of Barcelona! – but he says he is “ready for a new challenge” and that the club have “accepted” his decision to leave.
If he does get an offer or two, it will mean more money in the transfer kitty for the Reds – and we’ll surely have to sign an attacker to fill his multi-use role in the squad, too.
Reds rumours of the day
- Saul Niguez rumours aren’t going away – in fact in Spain, they say the Reds (and Chelsea) are serious about signing the Atletico midfielder and have been “in touch” with his agents
- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is on the wanted list for West Ham United – if they fail to complete a deal for West Brom‘s Matheus Pereira
- Conor Bradley has signed a new contract with Liverpool, with the right-back hopeful of pushing for a place among the senior squad this season
Latest Liverpool FC news
- Andy Robertson and Diogo Jota will be back with the Reds squad for the friendly against Hertha Berlin on Thursday, all being well
- And the big news ahead of that friendly is that Virgil van Dijk could make his long-awaited comeback with a first appearance there in 10 months
- Jurgen Klopp says Hertha have an “interesting project” and is looking forward to the game to give his players another test
Latest Liverpool FC pre-season updates
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Latest transfer chat elsewhere
- Manuel Locatelli is set to join the ever-growing list of players Arsenal miss out on, as Juventus seem set to sign him
- Ross Barkley is the back-up option for Newcastle this summer if they cannot make Joe Willock’s loan from last season a permanent one
- Raphael Varane is close to a move to Man United and he’ll cost them around €50m with one year left on his deal
Tweet of the day and match of the night
— Andy Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) July 25, 2021
Tonight’s friendlies include Las Palmas against Wolves. ‘Fraid that’s the best we can offer.