Reds ‘lost out’ on striker after ‘intensive’ talks & Diaz’s impending arrival – Liverpool FC Roundup

Liverpool fans can start forgetting off-pitch matters now and concentrate on matches once again – we’re in FA Cup action this weekend and it’s non-stop beyond that!


One striker missed – winger still to come?

There are always a few late reports after deadline day about who a particular club went for late on and failed to land a deal for.

This time, for Liverpool, it’s Randal Kolo Muani, a lesser-known striker from Ligue 1 who has netted eight in 21 for Nantes this season as a team-mate of former Red Pedro Chirivella and one-time target Moses Simon.

The 23-year-old is out of contract in the summer and according to local reports, we had been key to land him on a free – but he’s opted for Eintracht Frankfurt and a first-team berth, over the likes of Liverpool, Spurs, Milan and Dortmund, with claiming each of the four clubs held “more or less intensive” talks with him.

Separately, links last month with Cody Gakpo haven’t receded even after he signed a one-year extension with PSV – probably because the club chief is talking about long-term interest in him and that he’s unlikely to stay long term.

“The interest [reportedly from Liverpool] started early in the season, when he performed well, also with the Dutch national team,” he told PSV TV.

“My goal is to keep him for the season at all times. I don’t know how long we can keep him out of the hands of the big clubs in Europe. How he performs is the most important thing.”

One to keep watching!


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LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 23, 2022: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp (L) and assistant manager Peter Krawietz during the pre-match warm-up before the FA Premier League match between Crystal Palace FC and Liverpool FC at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)


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King Kenny apparently better with a golf driver than as a car driver these days!

Tonight’s late fixture sees Celtic play Rangers – or for fewer arrests and the same amount of red cards, you can watch Sadio Mane‘s Senegal against Burkina Faso in the AFCON semi-final.

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