HERE is your tea time round-up of today’s biggest Liverpool FC stories.
Reds Injury Update
Daniel Sturridge, James Milner and Marko Grujic are all facing a fight to be fit for Sunday’s Premier League curtain raiser against Arsenal.
Sturridge missed both of last weekend’s games, while Milner and Grujic were brought off against Barcelona and Mainz respectively.
Both Milner and Sturridge have been doing separate training sessions, in which they are being assessed by the Liverpool medical staff, while it remains unlikely that Grujic would start on Sunday, his impressive pre-season could see him potentially included on the bench if fit.
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) August 10, 2016
Move For Mahmoud?
The rumour mill was in full swing again today, with Mahmoud Dahoud the name on everyone’s lips. News broke that the young German has a release clause in his contract, which will come into effect next summer, of 10 million euros, a claim his agent has since denied.
However, German newspaper Bild are suggesting that Jurgen Klopp may still be interested in signing the player this summer, as Gladbach aren’t keen on losing him for less next summer.
Love the fume about lads we’ve never seen play.
— Trendsmap Liverpool (@TrendsLiverpool) August 10, 2016
Lucas Set To Stay
Galatasaray have confirmed they will not be following up their interest in Lucas Leiva, and will now pursue other targets, despite reports that a deal had been agreed.
This comes after Lucas was given 24 hours to make a decision on his future, so it would appear that either a decision wasn’t reached or the Brazilian has decided to stay.
That’s not to say he’s definitely staying, but it’s looking more likely now.
Klopp On His Players
Great interview by Melissa Reddy, well worth reading the full article here. Klopp has been talking about his players, and how he feels heading into the new season.
One good quote in particular reads:
“It’s easy for us to remember the bad things, and we suffer that more than we take in the good things. When I watch back, I have absolutely no skill for remembering the bad things. I would like that after the new season, we sit and think ‘my god, how amazing!’”
Up the enthusiastic Reds.
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) August 10, 2016
Wenger Backs Reds Chances
Arsene Wenger has insisted that both Liverpool and Chelsea possess an advantage on the other title contenders this season, due to a lack of involvement in European competition.
The Arsenal boss said: “Yes, they are not in the Europa League so that will be an advantage for them. That’s very difficult to predict and is one of the problems in the modern Premier League, who expected Leicester to be champions last season? Nobody. Today you have to take into account seven or eight teams who can win it.”
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