HERE is your tea time round-up of today’s biggest Liverpool FC stories.
Latest On Benteke
Another club apparently in for Christian Benteke, and it’s Tony Pulis’s West Brom – with Saido Berahino potentially heading for the exit.
Crystal Palace are still the favourites, with the club said to be in talks with Liverpool, though no deal has been agreed yet.
Here he is with a Palace shirt. (It’s not real)
Has Benteke signed for Palace? pic.twitter.com/hnnVA6KsZw
— Olé (@Ole_LFC) August 11, 2016
Klopp Says He Won’t Rotate
The manager has been speaking to the club’s official magazine, talking about competition for places in the team, and the club’s fixture schedule ahead of the upcoming season.
He said: “So it’s not that you have to change the team a lot between two Saturday games or two Sunday games – it’s nothing about rotation. It’s about: ‘OK, who is ready now? Who is ready to perform how we need in each specific game?’”
Not long now, Reds.
Reds Sign Woodgate
It is Jonathan Woodgate. But it’s not as a player. The former Real Madrid man has signed for Liverpool as a scout, having retired from professional football.
Woodgate will use his “expertise” to scout players from Spain and Portugal.
I’m not making this up.
Former Real Madrid defender Woodgate becomes Liverpool scout https://t.co/AFNJRk3YaP pic.twitter.com/D3YFhOWtHA
— Goal UK (@GoalUK) August 11, 2016
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Joe Allen Speaks On Departure
Joe Allen has been talking about his recent £13million departure from Anfield, insisting he has no regrets about the move, and that it isn’t a big step down.
Allen said: “I look back and I’ve got fond memories, it was a huge privilege to play for a club like Liverpool but the timing was right for me to move on.”
We wish you well, Joe.
No Liverpool regrets, says summer Stoke signing Joe Allen: https://t.co/R0PIxt87er pic.twitter.com/fevpjO7jvg
— Sky Sports PL (@SkySportsPL) August 11, 2016
Burton Chairman On Dream Draw
The Reds drew Burton Albion away in the second round of the EFL Cup, and their chairman – Ben Robinson – has been talking about how big the draw is for the Championship club.
He said: “We were saying ‘let’s get through tonight and draw a big club’. And if there’s one Premier League side that, over the years, I’ve always wanted to play – it’s Liverpool.”
Stats Season Preview
A great piece by @Pete_Owen for Stats Bomb, looking ahead to the Reds season and making some predictions based on last season’s stats, and a couple of bits from pre-season.
Highlights two of the key problems from last season, which were injuries to Daniel Sturridge and mistakes by Simon Mignolet. Think that was clear, nonetheless well worth a read.
Liverpool 2016-17 Season Preview
By @_PeteOwen https://t.co/nHeN0hZeij
— StatsBomb (@StatsBomb) August 11, 2016
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You’re doing a great job Josh, keep up the good work!
I’ll second that. Nice one Josh.
Sturridge crocked and Mignolet crap? Been trying to put my finger on what it was for two years now to no avail so I’m just glad someone’s analysed the statistics to figure it all out for us.
Also, Woodgate is the new Twentyman and the footballing world’s just gonna have to deal with it I’m afraid.