Wednesday’s Liverpool news roundup includes all of the fallout from last night’s Jude Bellingham reports and Luis Diaz‘s latest steps to a full recovery.
The new “No. 1 priority” in midfield
In the wake of Liverpool’s U-turn in their interest in Bellingham, Mason Mount has emerged as the club’s new “No. 1 priority.”
That is according to football.london‘s Bobby Vincent, who also claims that there is “serious interest” in Mount’s team-mate Conor Gallagher.
It is, of course, not the first time that Mount and Gallagher have been touted with moves to Anfield, but it is clear that Liverpool have reshuffled their list.
Beyond the Chelsea pair, Merseyside journalists have widely reported interest in Brighton duo Moises Caicedo and Alexis Mac Allister, Wolves‘ Matheus Nunes and Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch.
GOAL‘s Neil Jones has also named Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan), Teun Koopmeiners (Atalanta) and Luka Sucic (Salzburg) as options.
The Mail‘s Dominic King has also reiterated interest in Joao Palhinha of Fulham, while the Liverpool Echo‘s Ian Doyle has linked Bristol City youngster Alex Scott.
- Jurgen Klopp was said to be “100% involved” in Liverpool’s decision to step away from negotiations with Borussia Dortmund
- Fenway Sports Group were criticised when local journalists broke the story, but some supporters have a theory behind the leaks
Other news from planet Liverpool
- Luis Diaz was part of a 29-man training squad today as he edges closer to a full return to action
- Steven Gerrard has admitted to turning down various “exciting” offers from clubs and international teams to return to management
- Sadio Mane‘s Bayern Munich struggles continued last night as his side fell to a 3-0 defeat away at Man City
Latest chat from elsewhere
- The sale of Man United has entered a third round of bidding as the Glazer family look to accelerate the process (BBC)
- Sporting director Filippo Giraldi has left his post at Nottingham Forest amid questions over the club’s January recruitment (The Athletic)
- Marcus Rashford is set to miss “a few games” with a muscle injury he picked up during the 2-0 win over Everton at Old Trafford (Sky Sports)
Tweet of the day and match of the night
A sight for sore eyes! Luis Diaz smiling during training as he continues his progress towards a potential comeback against Leeds.
Lucho ? pic.twitter.com/PRfVWzw28A
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 12, 2023
It can be difficult to watch Champions League football when we’re not involved in it, but Chelsea travel to Real Madrid for their quarter-final first leg this evening if you are looking to keep tabs on proceedings.
Coverage on BT Sport 1 starts at 7pm (BST) ahead of kickoff at 8pm.