Trent update, Bajcetic setback & Melwood opens – Latest LFC News

Jurgen Klopp provided injury updates ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League away match against Tottenham.


Trent “will be in the squad”

Jurgen Klopp has provided a positive injury update ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Tottenham.

The manager said Trent Alexander-Arnold “will be in the squad” but stopped short of saying he would play.

“Trent trained yesterday normal, will train today (Friday) normal, so we have to make a decision,” the manager said.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 2, 2023: Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Aston Villa FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“He will be in the squad. I’m not a doctor, but he looks like he can be in the squad tomorrow and play.”

Liverpool’s right-back has missed the last four matches with a hamstring issue. Thankfully, the Reds have still managed to win all four.


Malen the “ideal” Salah back-up

The transfer window may have ended but the rumours haven’t stopped.

Borussia Dortmund’s Donyell Malen is the latest player to be linked to the Reds, with SportBild claiming that Klopp “has his eye” on the winger.

At 24-years-old, Malen has already played 22 times for the Netherlands and the German outlet wrote: “For Klopp, Malen would be the ideal backup for superstar Mo Salah.”

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - JUNE 27: Tomas Vaclik of Czech Republic intercepts Donyell Malen of Netherlands during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Round of 16 match between Netherlands and Czech Republic at Puskas Arena on June 27, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Alex Livesey - UEFA)

At the moment, the report says “only at a sum of over €60 million (£50m) would the Dortmund team probably flinch.”

Perhaps he is one to keep an eye on, as Klopp reportedly has, for future windows.


3 things today

  • Stefan Bajcetic won’t be involved on Saturday. Klopp said he has “a little, little, little, tiny calf issue” – Just enough to keep him out this weekend then
  • Klopp has said he is not happy with previously describing Wataru Endo as “polite,” saying he didn’t quite mean that – a case of mistranslation
  • On this week’s investment news, Klopp told reporters: “the better place we are in, the more we can spend anyway”


Latest Liverpool FC news

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, September 29, 2023: Liverpool players during an open taining session at the AXA Melwood Training Centre ahead of the Women's Super League opening fixture between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Melwood has been officially reopened as the AXA Melwood Training Centre. It’s being shared by LFC Women and the Fowler Academy – not sure the full new name will catch on, to be honest

  • Ahead of their trip to the Emirates Stadium to play Arsenal Women, Reds manager Matt Beard held a press conference which you can watch in full here

  • According to Bloomberg, FSG are among the American investors who are exploring an alternative deal for the PGA Tour – topical given this weekend is the Ryder Cup


Latest chat from elsewhere

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 26, 2023: Manchester United's Lisandro Martínez during the FA Premier League match between Manchester United FC and Nottingham Forest FC at Old Trafford. Man Utd won 3-2. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Man United winger Antony will return to training after allegations of domestic abuse were made against him.

  • Staying with Man United, defender Lisandro Martinez is expected to be out for two to three months with a foot injury

  • Sheffield Wednesday’s owner, Dejphon Chansiri, says he won’t put anymore money into the club – he also told supporters that “protests are a waste of time”


Video of the day and match of the night

Liverpool trained at Melwood, on Friday, ahead of their trip to the Emirates in the WSL to face Arsenal.

We went behind the scenes to see how they were preparing.

Match of the night is Barcelona vs. Sevilla in La Liga. The match kicks off at 8pm (BST) and is on Viaplay Sports 1.

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