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Klopp’s Diaz move ‘approval’ & injuries latest ahead of Saints – Liverpool FC Roundup

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Liverpool are straight back into preparations mode for the weekend game against Southampton, while rumours over midweek opponent Luis Diaz continue to grow.

 

Klopp impressed with Diaz ahead of potential summer move

Jurgen Klopp was not, if you believe the media, only concentrating on Liverpool’s performance in midweek, but also that of Porto winger Luis Diaz.

The Colombian is rumoured to be on our wishlist for summer and Record today report that he was very satisfied with what he saw up close in the Champions League and gives his “approval” for the move at the end of the season.

While his release clause is €80m, the same report also states that Porto are willing to negotiate now to secure a deal for a summer move, which is presumably just to state he won’t be free to move in January.

Two years left on his deal come the season’s end, so he won’t be cheap, but perhaps this is a rumour which has some substance. And perhaps not.

 

Options at last

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, November 24, 2021: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp (R) embraces Andy Robertson after the UEFA Champions League Group B Matchday 5 game between Liverpool FC and FC Porto at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

 

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CARDIFF, WALES - Tuesday, November 16, 2021: Quality... Wales' Neco Williams takes a throw-in during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifying Group E match between Wales and Belgium at the Cardiff City Stadium. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

 

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 15, 2018: Manchester City's Raheem Sterling during the FA Premier League match between Manchester City FC and Everton FC at the Etihad Stadium, the 232nd Merseyside Derby. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Raheem Sterling will be offered a new deal to stay at Man City; they may also want to play him a bit more often, too, if that’s the case
  • Oleksandr Zinchenko is rumoured to be on Newcastle’s wishlist for January and, to be entirely honest, this is about the first realistic one we’ve seen in terms of a step-up in player quality who might actually be attainable. What’s going on, media mill?!
  • Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is who United want to replace Paul Pogba with in the summer, so it must be 2017 all over again. Will we sign Reus though, is the big question?

 

Tweet of the day and match of the night

Top Reds being nice with other nice Reds. Great fellas.

Tonight we’ve got Athletic vs Granada in Spain in the red and white stripes derby, or Lens vs Angers in Ligue 1 for a French match which doesn’t get suspended and postponed for fan violence. Your call!

 

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