MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

Midfielder contract, Super League & Inacio update – Latest LFC News

With League Cup progression in the bag and a huge clash with Arsenal on the horizon, here’s a roundup of Thursday’s main news stories.

 

New deal for Clark

PRESTON, ENGLAND - Monday, August 7, 2023: Liverpool's substitute Bobby Clark beofre during a pre-season friendly match between Liverpool FC and SV Darmstadt 98 at Deepdale. Liverpool won 3-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Bobby Clark‘s progress through the youth ranks has been rewarded with a new long-term contract at Anfield.

The midfielder has made just two senior appearances for the Reds but impressed during the summer when he registered 120 minutes of football in pre-season with the first team.

His new deal will extend his stay on Merseyside, having joined the club from Newcastle in the summer of 2021.

Clark scored a dramatic late winner against Chelsea on his return from injury for the U21s earlier this month and will be keen to work his way into Jurgen Klopp‘s plans over the coming months.

The 18-year-old had been sidelined since the beginning of October with an unspecified injury, but was listed on the squad’s List A for their Europa League group campaign this season, highlighting the regard in which he is held at the club.

He was named in his first senior matchday squad for over a year on Wednesday night, watching Liverpool’s 5-1 thrashing of West Ham in the League Cup from the substitutes bench.

 

3 things today: Super League stance & Elliott “annoyed”

European Super League protest, Anfield (PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo)

  • Liverpool’s stance on the European Super League isn’t expected to change despite a court ruling against UEFA for blocking it in 2021

 

Latest Liverpool FC news

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

  • Liverpool are said to be “looking at” the possibility of defensive reinforcements, but there is “nothing advanced” with either Piero Hincapie or Gonçalo Inacio

 

Around the grounds

  • Kyle Walker admits Man City aren’t in the same bracket as Sir Alex Ferguson’s Man United yet, both overrated if you ask me (Daily Mail)

  • Mauricio Pochettino has vowed to bring success back to Stamford Bridge, just a couple more billion and you might be there! (Sky Sports)

  • Leandro Trossard believes he knows the secret to getting a result at Anfield this weekend, we’ll see about that! (Standard)

 

Video of the day and match of the night

It didn’t look like he fancied it at first, but the Kop soon persuaded the boss into his trademark fist pumps.

It’s that slightly strange M23 derby that nobody quite understands this evening as Crystal Palace take on Brighton at Selhurst Park.

The game is live on Sky Sports Main Event and you can watch it all unfold from 8pm (GMT) should you so wish.

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