Referee named, FSG new club & “world-record” Amorim price – Latest LFC News

The referee for Liverpool’s game against Brighton has been named, while FSG and Michael Edwards have put some big plans in place.

 

Brighton referee confirmed

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 30, 2023: Referee David Coote shows a yellow card during the FA Premier League match between Manchester City FC and Sheffield United FC at the City of Manchester Stadium. Man City won 2-0. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

David Coote will referee Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Brighton at Anfield on Sunday (2pm UK) – he has some previous with the Reds this season.

He was on VAR when he failed to award them a penalty against Arsenal back in December, following the most blatant of handballs by Martin Odegaard.

This will be Coote’s first Liverpool league game of the campaign, however, having only overseen their 2-1 win at home to Fulham in the League Cup semi-final first leg.

Meanwhile, Paul Tierney is on VAR for the match, which Jurgen Klopp will be delighted to hear!

 

5 things today: FSG eyeing new club purchase & “world-record” Amorim fee

2WT7YR5 Bergamo, Italy. 14 March 2024. Ruben Amorim, head coach of Sporting Clube de Portugal, looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 16 second leg football match between Atalanta BC and Sporting CP. Credit: Nicolo Campo/Alamy Live News

  • FSG and Edwards are reportedly keen on purchasing Ligue 1 side Toulouse, whose majority owners are RedBird Capital. The source isn’t the best, mind!
  • The Reds could still have plans for goalkeeper Vitezslav Jaros, as they “keep watching” him on loan at Sturm Graz. Could he step in for Caoimhin Kelleher if he leaves this summer?
  • Manuel Akanji has pulled out of international duty with Switzerland due to an ‘injury’ – we know what you’re up to, Pep!
  • Another new face at Liverpool has been revealed behind the scenes, with Bournemouth scout co-ordinator Craig McKee set to join the club. It’s all change!

 

Latest Liverpool FC News

ROME, ITALY - Sunday, June 20, 2021: Italy's Federico Chiesa (L) and Wales' Neco Williams during the UEFA Euro 2020 Group A match between Italy and Wales at the Stadio Olimpico. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Liverpool are “particularly” interested in signing Juventus winger Federico Chiesa – is he really needed, though? (TV Play)

  • Journalist Mark Ogden says Alonso “won’t be” going to Liverpool this summer – it’s a bold claim, we’ll give him that! (ESPN)

  • Jeremy Doku believes his clear foul on Alexis Mac Allister “wasn’t a penalty” – they deserve 116 charges for that take! (Mail)

 

Other chat from elsewhere

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 26, 2023: (L-R) Newcastle United's co-owner Mehrdad Ghodoussi, his wife Amanda Staveley and Manchester United's CEO Richard Arnold during the Football League Cup Final match between Manchester United FC and Newcastle United FC at Wembley Stadium. Man Utd won 2-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Luton winger Andros Townsend says points deductions during the season “makes a mockery of the Premier League” – do you agree? (BBC Sport)

  • Kobbie Mainoo will make his first start for England against Belgium this evening – Harvey Elliott warranted a call-up ahead of him! (Sky Sports)

 

Video of the day and match of the night

Peter Kenny Jones’ new book, ‘Sweeper Keeper’, is all about Tommy Lawrence. Here’s a few tales to remember the legendary Liverpool goalkeeper…

Match of the night is Wales vs. Poland (7.45pm UK), in a straight shootout to qualify for Euro 2024 this summer.

Meanwhile, Andy Robertson and Conor Bradley lock horns in a friendly between Scotland and Northern Ireland (7.45pm UK) at Hampden Park.

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