At least 8 players ruled out of Fulham opener
In his pre-match press conference on Friday, Klopp provided the latest on a number of players who are currently sidelined.
The good news is that Alisson is now “fine” and looks set to return to the starting lineup, having missed the majority of pre-season with an abdominal injury.
Naby Keita missed last Sunday’s friendly against Strasbourg through illness but could yet be available for the trip to Craven Cottage, with Klopp expecting the Guinean to train on Friday.
The Liverpool boss says the club do not feel that they need to re-enter the market for reinforcements at this stage, but added “the transfer window is still open, so we will see.”
Cue fans getting excited about transfers again!
3 things today: PREMIER. LEAGUE. RETURNS.
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) August 5, 2022
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- Lineup predictions, referee details and the lowdown on Fulham. Here’s 10 key things you should know before the Reds’ clash with the Cottagers on Saturday.
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Latest Premier League talk
CLUB STATEMENT: MARC CUCURELLA.
Following reports from numerous media outlets this week, we can confirm an agreement has been reached with Brighton and Hove Albion for the signing of Marc Cucurella.
- Chelsea responded to Brighton‘s denial that the club’s had agreed a deal for Marc Cucurella by confirming the signing of the Spaniard on Friday. Not sure why they’ve spent £62 million on a back-up left-back, mind?
- Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has signed a new long-term contract with the Magpies, just nine months after his appointment. Let’s hope for his sake that this isn’t another Pardew eight-year deal moment!
- Leicester right-back Ricardo Pereira has been ruled out for up to six months after achilles surgery. Brendan Rodgers’ side seem to be having a bit of a tough time at the moment!
Tweet of the day and match of the night
Hats off to Paddy Power for this! However successful Liverpool are this season, the keyboard warriors will never back down!
Looks set to be another promising season for Liverpool, but some fans still aren't happy…
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The footy back!
Ligue 1 also kicks off tonight with Lyon taking on Ajaccio.
Enjoy your weekend and up the Reds!