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Andre not a target & 3 Reds left out of squad vs. Toulouse – Latest LFC News

Liverpool have named a 22-man squad for their trip to Toulouse, and despite reports to the contrary, Liverpool are not planning to make a January move for Andre.

 

Don’t expect a belated Andre present

The Fluminense midfielder has been heavily linked with Liverpool since the summer after approaches were rebuffed to aid in the Brazilian side’s Copa Libertadores run.

They have since lifted the trophy and while Liverpool’s name continues to be associated with Andre, This Is Anfield understands the club do not intend to join any race for his signature in the January window.

The 22-year-old is admired by Fulham and Arsenal but, as reported by David Lynch, the continued links to Liverpool have left Anfield insiders baffled.

2RKC8BB Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. 24th Aug, 2023. RJ - RIO DE JANEIRO - 08/24/2023 - LIBERTADORES 2023, FLUMINENSE X OLIMPIA - Fluminense player Andre celebrates his goal during a match against Olimpia at the Maracana stadium for the 2023 Libertadores championship. Photo: Thiago Ribeiro/AGIF Credit: AGIF/Alamy Live News

There is a lot that can happen between now and the closing of the January window but plans will not revolve around Andre, to the disappointment of many, no doubt.

He is an exciting young midfielder, but with fee demands rising above €35 million (£30m), one can understand why Liverpool will be happy to watch the auction from a distance – you just hope he’s not one they go back to in a few years’ time when his value has more than doubled!

 

4 things today: Absentees for Toulouse

  • It was a chilly afternoon training at the AXA and we have the best photos from a rare session with no rain!

 

Latest Liverpool FC news

  • Liverpool were heavily linked with Nice’s Khephren Thuram during the summer, and the midfielder has now said he “decided to stay” and “knew” he didn’t want to make a move (GFFN)

  • Luis Diaz‘s father has yet to be safely released by his kidnappers and Colombia outlet Caracol has claimed the operation to free him ‘has begun’, with UN officials now involved

  • Pep Guardiola claims he’s facing a “big loss” when Liverpool come to town later in the month with the injured John Stones – we’re not new to this game, Pep. We’ll believe it when we see it.

 

Latest chat from elsewhere

2K9F8NJ Goncalo Inacio of Sporting CP - Tottenham Hotspur v Sporting CP, UEFA Champions League, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, UK - 26th October 2022

  • Man United and Liverpool scouts are to keep a watchful eye over Goncalo Inacio when Sporting host Benfica on Saturday, he has a £52.2 million release clause – one you’d like to see happen but it is unlikely (Correio da Manha, via Sport Witness)

  • Four months after headhunting Fabinho at Al-Ittihad, manager Nuno Espirito Santo has been sacked by the Saudi club following six wins in 12 games

 

Video of the day and match of the night

Darwin Nunez attracts plenty of attention irrespective of if it is because he excelled or left us with our head in our hands, but how fare is the criticism he gets?

Paul Cope and Gareth Roberts brilliantly discuss Darwin and how he ought to be seen in the video below – there’s plenty more great discussions on our YouTube channel plus all of Klopp’s press conferences.

It’s easy to forget Champions League football is going on when the Reds aren’t involved but if you want to tune in, there are a few matches to choose from.

Under-pressure Man United face Copenhagen, could be an amusing watch from 8pm (GMT). Arsenal host Sevilla at the same time, but an early pick would be Napoli vs. Union Berlin from 5.45pm.

Enjoy your evening, Reds!

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