Klopp was unimpressed with Adrian’s woeful display against Aston Villa as they stand-in keeper conceded seven goals in a humiliating mauling, with Adrian clearly at fault for Villa’s opener with a slack pass. Yet there are fears Alisson Becker could be out for more than six weeks after sustaining an injury in a training session in the build-up to the game, and that is a major concern for Liverpool as they try to retain the title.
Elsewhere there remain faint hopes of a loan deal for Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele in order to provide more attacking options. Roberto Firmino is another player who appears to be underperforming and with Sadio Mane self-isolating due to Covid-19 and Diogo Jota still finding his feet at the club, there is the potential for one more attacking arrival. It means Xherdan Shaqiri could leave today, with Sevilla and Lazio both linked to the Swiss winger. Follow all the latest done deals, news and rumours below:
SHAQIRI STAYING AT ANFIELD
Xherdan Shaqiri doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon according to the Evening Standard’s David Lynch.
There was undoubtably interest in the 28-year-old but not enough for Liverpool to accept a transfer.
Michael Jones5 October 2020 13:11
GRUJIC LOAN NOT AN OPTION
Liverpool will not consider a loan exit for midfielder Marko Grujic, according toThe Guardian.
The 24-year-old has been out on loan for the last two seasons and they report that the Reds will only consider a permanent sale today.
Werder Bremen looked set to sign the midfielder but Liverpool’s £20 million asking price may be too much for them to afford.
Southampton and West Ham were also interested in signing Grujic on loan but one of them may yet make an offer for a permanent move.
Michael Jones5 October 2020 12:35
REDS’ BUSINESS DONE FOR SUMMER
Paul Gorst of the Liverpool ECHO says that Liverpool’s incoming transfer business is done for the summer and no new arrivals are expected at Anfield amid the speculation over Paulo Gazzaniga.
Alisson Becker’s injury and Adrian’s poor performance in Aston Villa’s 7-2 victory yesterday will not force Liverpool into the market for a desperate deadline day move for a goalkeeper.
Liverpool are instead focused on offloadling players before he window closes with Xherdan Shaqiri, Harry Wilson and Marko Grujic all rumoured to be leaving.
Michael Jones5 October 2020 12:05
WILSON EXPECTED TO LEAVE
Burnley showed the interest in Liverpool’s Harry Wilson earlier in the transfer window but had a bid for the midfielder turned down.
The Reds want a mooted £20 million fee for Harry Wilson, who is expected to leave the club before the deadline today.
Burnley may not want to spend that amount on the Welshman so it is possible that Wilson will leave on loan if not permanently.
Michael Jones5 October 2020 11:37
KELLEHER OUT ON LOAN, GAZZANIGA IN FOR REDS?
Tottenham’s Paulo Gazzaniga has dropped to third choice goalkeeper at the London side and could see a surprise move to the Premier League champions.
According to Kevin Palmer, Liverpool may loan out Caoimhín Kelleher, and could move to sign a new goalkeeper in the 28-year-old Argentine after conceding seven goals against Aston Villa yesterday.
Last month, The Athletic reported that Liverpool might opt to loan Kelleher even thought the Reds have already loaned out two goalies in the form of Grabara and Karius.
Gazzaniga is seen as a replacement for Alisson, who is injured, and could take the number one spot whilst he recovers.
He featured in 18 league games for Spurs last season, conceding 26 goals and kept just 2 clean sheets.
Michael Jones5 October 2020 11:29
WERDER BREMEN WANT GRUJIC
Southampton and West Ham have been linked with Liverpool’s Marko Grujic but German side Werder Bremen is the new favourite to sign the midfielder.
Jurgen Klopp as apparently green lit a move for the 24-year-old and the Bundesliga side are in a position to conclude the move quickly
Talks are open between the clubs but it is unsure whether any move would be permanent or on loan but both options are on the table.
Michael Jones5 October 2020 10:53
Michael Jones5 October 2020 10:29
GRUJIC OUT ON LOAN, AGAIN?
West Ham and Southampton are weighing up loan moves for Liverpool’s Marko Grujic before Monday’s transfer deadline.
Both clubs are in the market for midfielders and have the Serbian is among the options being considered.
The 24-year-old has spent the last two seasons on loan at Hertha Berlin in Germany where he made 54 appearances, scoring nine times and setting up three more goals.
He has featured twice this season for Liverpool, appearing in the Carabao Cup games against Lincoln and Arsenal.
Michael Jones5 October 2020 10:01
FENERBAHCE JOIN SHAQIRI RACE
Turkish giants have joined the race to sign Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri on deadline day.
Sevilla and Lazio have both been linked with the Switzerland star and now according to Turkish daily Takvim, Fenerbache are keen on signing the 28-year-old as well.
Michael Jones5 October 2020 09:37
LIVERPOOL TO HIJACK DEMBELE MOVE?
The Mirror are suggesting that Liverpool are planning to hijack Manchester United’s pursuit of Ousmane Dembele.
The Reds have already strengthened this summer with the addition of Diogo Jota from Wolves so this is very much a rumour at this stage.
However, on the back of yesterday’s humiliating 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa, The Mirror suggests that Jurgen Klopp’s side are back in the market for another player.
Dembele is rumoured to be an option, with Barcelona keen to get the France international off their books ahead of Monday evening’s transfer deadline.
Barca paid a club record £131m to sign Dembele three years ago, but they are now willing to offload for less than half that price.
Michael Jones5 October 2020 09:17