Thiago targeted, Gravenberch “signal” & Trent interview – Latest LFC News

Tuesday brought news of reported interest in an injured midfielder, international updates and some words from our new vice-skipper.

 

Thiago ‘on the table’ for Barcelona

With the midfielder yet to feature for the Reds this season, an extension to Thiago‘s contract is increasingly unlikely.

The 32-year-old’s deal is set to expire in the summer as he continues to struggle with a hip problem that has kept him out since April.

A return to Barcelona has emerged as a potential career route from 2024/25, the club Thiago left for Bayern Munich back in 2013.

He will leave Anfield on a free transfer at the end of this season should an agreement not be reached to extend his stay at the club.

ESPN have reported that Thiago is on a list of targets and it is fair to say the Spanish giants have not been shy to dip into the free-agent market in recent years!

It would be sad to see him go, but his ongoing fitness issues have become frustrating for all concerned.

 

3 things today: Gravenberch ‘signal’ & Diaz hurt

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 16, 2023: Liverpool's Ryan Gravenberch before the FA Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Liverpool FC at Molineux Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • The decision to omit Ryan Gravenberch from the Netherlands U21 squad has been described as a “signal” by manager Michael Reiziger
  • An injury is said to have hampered a potential loan move for Luke Chambers this summer, with Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen among the interested parties
  • Luis Diaz has admitted the VAR controversy at Tottenham “hit him very hard” but that “referees are human” following the mistake that led to his disallowed goal

 

Latest Liverpool FC news

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)

  • Ex-Red Albert Riera is set to take over as Bordeaux manager, leaving his current side Celje and the top of the Slovenian league

 

Latest chat from elsewhere

CARDIFF, WALES - Saturday, June 11, 2022: Belgium's captain Eden Hazard gives a double thumbs-up to the supporters after the UEFA Nations League Group A4 game between Wales and Belgium at the Cardiff City Stadium. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Eden Hazard has announced his retirement from football aged 32, surely no one still mentions him in the same breath as Mo Salah? (Sky Sports)

  • Wayne Rooney is set to become the next Birmingham manager following the sacking of John Eustace (Birmingham Mail)

  • Bramley Moore has been named among the host venues for Euro 2028, a chance for Everton‘s home ground to witness some high-level football for a change! (BBC)

 

Video of the day

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