With the onset of the pre-season and a few weeks to the start of the new season, players are reporting back to their clubs for preparations. The players reporting to their various clubs are various players embroiled in transfer bids, and others are subject to moving clubs for various reasons. Here is Liverpool FC latest news.
Allison Becker Eyes a new contract
The Liverpool shot-stopper joined the club in 2018 from Roma and has hardly set his foot wrong. His performances saw Liverpool win the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super cup, and the premier league. He also made Anfield a sort of fortress for the last couple of campaigns leading his team from the back.
Despite being a goalkeeper tasked with defending, he also contributed immensely to Liverpool securing a Champions League spot by scoring a dramatic late goal that won their match against West Brom.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano broke the news about his new contract in his Podcast. Allison's current deal ends in the summer of the year 2024. In the Here We Go podcast, Romano stated that Allison was closer to a new contract, although he refused to state exactly how far along the negotiations were.
For a keeper who has been fundamental to Liverpool's success, this is great news, and Fans are undoubtedly pleased. With the new season fast approaching, Allison would be instrumental to Liverpool's charge to reclaim their crown.
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The Return of Injured Players
Liverpool was unable to defend their Premier League title last season due to their leaky defence. These defensive issues are caused by injuries suffered by their key players at critical periods of the season. Making Jurgen Klopp resort to youngsters and emergency signings in the January window to help shape things at the back.
This only acted as relief only for a while. The Injuries to key defenders Gomez and Virgil van Dijk were only spaced weeks apart, with the injury to the rock-solid centre-backs heavily felt. Van Dijk suffered a knee injury during the Merseyside derby putting him out for the whole season, and he was also unable to participate in the Euros.
Matip, who is also a centre-back for Liverpool, suffered damaged ankle ligaments in February. Their right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold capped their woes after sustaining an injury to his thigh while on international duty while preparing for the Euros forcing him to withdraw from the Squad.
Klopp gave fans and media encouraging news regarding the injured players stating that they were working towards their fitness and were poised to return. Whether the players will be available for selection at the start of the season is unknown. Still, the gaffer is positive about what he sees during their pre-season preparations in Austria.
Who is on the Transfer List?
In addition to their poor season according to Liverpool standards, Liverpool has had to contend with the departure of one of their Key players Georginio Wijnaldum to Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer after failing to tie him down to a new contract.
Although Liverpool has the requisite talent to fill that gap, many are waiting to see whether the manager will replace Wijnaldum and with who. Liverpool has been linked to a couple of household names, including Youri Tielemans, Saul Niguez, and Mikkel Damsgaard.
Reports are out that Atletico Madrid is involved in an advanced Swap deal with Barcelona that involves Saul Niguez and Griezmann. Reports state that the first opening bid made by Liverpool for Saul was rejected. Mundo Deportivo stated that Saul had half a foot in Anfield. Fabrizio Romano has touted Youri Tielemans as the man in line to replace Wijnaldum.
For Mikkel Damsgaard, his club has slapped a €34 million price tag on his head after an impressive Euro 2020. Renato Sanches is also a surprise name linked to the reds this transfer window after growing to a magnificent midfielder and guiding Lille to the Ligue 1 cup last season.
Other fringe players have been sent out on loan to various clubs to get first-team soccer, and aid in their development are Adam Lewis to Livingstone, Sepp van den Berg to Preston, Paul Glatzel to Tranmere. Liam Coyle and Joe Hardy were released on a free transfer. Ben davies signed in the January transfer window has had a plethora of offers to secure a move away from Liverpool, but he believes he can stay and fight for a place in the first team.
Following their defensive injury woes, the reds acquired Ibrahim Konate from Rb Leipzig for €36 million. It will be interesting to see how the player would mesh into this Liverpool side. Liverpool is, however, poised to improve this season with former captain and now football pundit Jamie Carragher pointing this fact out.
He further stated that his worry wasn't the Red's defence but rather their attacking outlet. With very few injuries to their main attacking men, he expected Liverpool to score more goals; however, that was not the case last season, which is a cause for alarm. Jamie highlighted that this was the bigger worry as the players returning from injuries and the player reinforcements at the back were likely to rectify the Reds defensive issues.
Is Liverpool set to Reclaim EPL and Champions League Titles?
As the pre-season heats up and player transfer rumour mills get on overdrive. We have no choice but to wait and see what sort of additions the manager shall acquire to reinforce his side. These additions are to help him pose a challenge for both the champions league and the Premier League title to reclaim both trophies and bring them back to Anfield.
Fans will be hoping that the injury woes suffered by their players are things of the past as they know too well out of experience how major injuries to key players can derail a team's seasons and restructure their ambitions