Bundesliga CB linked, Olise price & Van Dijk on Arne Slot – Latest Liverpool FC News

Liverpool’s move for Arne Slot continued to develop at pace, while the Reds were linked with a highly-rated Bundesliga defender.


Liverpool have “strong interest” in Pacho

ST HELENS, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 2, 2019: Liverpool's Director of Football Michael Edwards during the UEFA Youth League Group E match between Liverpool FC Under-19's and FC Salzburg Under-19's at Langtree Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Virgil van Dijk turning 33 in July, Ibrahima Konate injury-prone and Matip expected to leave, a new centre-back will needed at Liverpool this summer.

According to journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, the Reds have “strong interest” in signing Eintracht Frankfurt centre-back Willian Pacho at the end of the season.

The 22-year-old has already been linked with a switch to Liverpool this month and it looks as though he is a leading option to come in.

Pacho is a left-sided centre-back, which would not only add balance to the defence but also means he could be viewed as Van Dijk’s long-term heir.


4 things today: Slot moving fast & Van Djk fuming

Arne Slot, Feyenoord (Getty Images, Via UEFA Handout)

  • Arne Slot could be announced as Liverpool’s next manager this week, according to one report – this story has moved incredible quickly!
  • “You can’t accept this” – Van Dijk claims Liverpool don’t deserve to win the league this season. He’s not wrong after that shambles on Wednesday night!
  • The Reds skipper has also spoken positively about Slot, saying he “could be a Liverpool coach”. Have the Reds found their man?
  • Time to sell Salah? Liverpool fans have had their say on the matter – what would you do?


Latest Liverpool FC News

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 16, 2023: Crystal Palace's Michael Olise celebrates after scoring the second goal to level the score at 2-2 in injury time during the FA Premier League match between Manchester City FC and Crystal Palace FC at the City of Manchester Stadium. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Crystal Palace want £60m for Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise this summer, should Liverpool plan to make an offer for either. Could Olise be an ideal replacement for Salah? (BBC Sport)

  • Serie A rivals Roma and Lazio are set to fight it out for the signing of Matip when his contract expires – they look like ideal fits for the Liverpool defender (Football Italia)


Chat from elsewhere

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 26, 2023: Manchester United's Marcus Rashford 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 are happy to sell Marcus Rashford in the summer, following a poor season. He has fallen off a cliff! (Mirror)

  • Newcastle have made contact with Sporting CP defender and Liverpool target Ousmane Diomande over a big-money move – could the Reds be looking at Pacho instead? (A Bola)


Video of the day and match of the night

Arne Slot looks like the very strong favourite to be Liverpool’s next manager and he has admitted that he is a “huge admirer” of Man City boss Pep Guardiola…

Match of the night is Brighton vs. Man City (8pm BST), but how much does that really affect Liverpool now?

At least the sun is shining for those on Merseyside, even if we’re keeping our heads down after the derby!

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