HERE is your tea time round-up of today’s biggest Liverpool FC stories.
Moreno Speaks Out
Alberto Moreno has been speaking today about the criticism he has received after his performance against Arsenal. The Spaniard gave away a penalty and appeared to be at fault for the Gunners’ opening goal, in a spell similar to that of last season’s Europa League final.
He told The World Game: “It’s about keeping going and keeping positive. I am very happy here, I love Liverpool Football Club, I love playing here, I’m happy with my form and how I’ve played, overall the fans are happy with me as well.”
Look, he hasn’t had the best of times recently, but with that attitude we should be getting behind him.
Allen Found Out About Move Via Text
Hate to hear this sort of thing. Joe Allen has revealed that he found out about his exit from Liverpool via a text from a friend, though he has insisted that he is happy with his move to Stoke.
The Welshman told The Telegraph: “I had a text message off a friend congratulating me about making the move when I didn’t even know it was happening at the time. Not knowing whether the club intend to sell you or keep you, especially when you’re trying to ask the question, is disappointing.”
*sighs* This sort of thing happens in modern football, but you always hate to see it from your own club.
Brannagan Loan Off
Cameron Brannagan will not be going on loan to Wigan, despite reports that suggested a deal had been agreed between Liverpool and the Championship club.
The Reds had requested – as they do with all loans – that the player appear in at least 75% of matches, or the loan club would have to face a six figure fine. However, Wigan were said to be unsure whether they could meet this requirement, and didn’t feel it was a necessary risk to take.
Fair play. He’s a good player, I’m sure there will be other clubs after him.
We’re fully into pre-Burnley mode here at The Anfield Wrap, with several pieces on the site today looking ahead to Saturday’s game at Turf Moor.
Rob Gutmann has written another of his highly-anticipated Big Match Previews, which you can read here. Also, if you want to hear how things are going from the other side you can read my Enemy Lines piece, as I spoke to Natalie from Burnley fan podcast “No Nay Never”.
That and plenty more good stuff up on the site ready for the weekend, make sure you have a look.
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