Fabinho injury latest & fresh Mane rumour – Liverpool FC Roundup

Liverpool have been subject to “quadruple” talk for a long time – but now we can finally focus on winning the next part at the weekend! Before then, it’s team news and transfers.


Mane rumours keep coming…and 2 more to ignore

Sadio Mane has been one of the Reds’ best performers of late, plundering a succession of vital goals from centre-forward in another changed role and adding to his tally with the winner at Aston Villa last night.

That has predictably seen him hit the headlines in more ways than one though; while he was linked last week with Bayern, it’s now Barcelona who are reportedly keen.

This rumour comes out of Catalunya, with local media saying the Camp Nou side have asked him both about the possibility of a move this year and an exit next summer on a free, with Mane apparently set to decide based on the outcome of the Champions League final. That sounds rather ridiculous, that an elite athlete might decide to move on or not based on what might yet amount to a penalty shoot-out lottery, though they do further add that he would be “delighted” to represent Barca.

Elsewhere, one to firmly ignore is restarted Kylian Mbappe rumours. As the Haaland deal has shown, we simply won’t get involved at that level of salary and Mbappe’s is set to be even higher – wherever that ends up being. L’Equipe claim the Reds have “entered” the race after keeping tabs throughout, with the fact it’s a free transfer playing into our hands.

Except, when you factor in reports claim he’ll be on €500k a week if he signs a new PSG deal for two years, it’s very definitely not free, is it.

Elsewhere, Italian media say the Divock Origi to AC Milan transfer is being held up because of our involvement in the Champions League final and the fact Milan are about to face a takeover. While that’s reasonable, it’s also pretty easy to rattle off without any actual new update on the Belgian’s future.


Trophies and top talent

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Tuesday, May 10, 2022: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson celebrates after the FA Premier League match between Aston Villa FC and Liverpool FC at Villa Park. Liverpool won 2-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)


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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Tuesday, May 10, 2022: Liverpool's Sadio Mané (L) celebrates with team-mates captain Jordan Henderson (C) and Diogo Jota (R) after scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Aston Villa FC and Liverpool FC at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)


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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 9, 2022: Aston Villa's manager Steven Gerrard during the FA Premier League match between Aston Villa FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Villa Park. Tottenham won 4-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Christopher Nkunku is again topping the targets lists of a bunch of clubs who generate clicks and have plenty of pounds to spend – no correlation there, we’re sure
  • And both Man United and Newcastle will fight it out to sign Victor Osimhen from Napoli this summer no matter the price tag. Is that how far United have fallen, or how high the Magpies are aiming? Hard to be sure on this one but we’re sure he can’t wait to play in the Europa Conference League anyway


Tweet of the day and match of the night

We officially declare French “fan/media vibe” to be absolute confirmation and we’re off to buy our Tchoua replicas.

Tonight’s game is either the Coppa Italia final, Juve vs Inter, or Leeds vs Chelsea in what will hopefully be a knackering, draining and ultimately deflating pre-FA Cup final encounter for the visitors. And either way, we’ll be praying to all the Portuguese gods that are or ever were that Jose Sa has a worldie and Ruben Neves lashes one in.

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