Liverpool have been ranked as the best-performing league side in Europe this season by WhoScored.
Diogo Jota did not take part in this mornings open training session as Portugal prepare for their World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg. The Liverpool attacker has been struggling with a muscle issue.
Curtis Jones has 3 assists and 1 goal in his last 3 games for Liverpool.
• A goal vs Brentford
• Two assists vs Porto
• An assist vs Man City
Also, in just 4 starts in all competitions this season, he’s averaging a goal or assist every 92mins. He’s still just 20.
There have been suggestions that Mo Salah is demanding £500,000 a week but what his representatives want is parity with the division’s best players. Kevin De Bruyne is on about £380,000 per week.
Liverpool number two Caoimhin Kelleher is expected to deputise for Alisson at Watford on Saturday lunchtime.
Joel Matip on Ibrahima Konate: “Ibou is settling in really good. It always takes some time to settle in general and in the defence to get a good connection. It needs time before I know how he will react and he will know how I react.”
England Under-21 boss Lee Carsley has confirmed that they will assess Curtis Jones’s injury. “We’re waiting to see how he reacts this morning, he’ll have some treatment again.
Sheffield United reporter Nathan Hemmingham on Ben Davies:”In the summer he wants to go back to Liverpool to see if the door is open, because you don’t know what happens. He wants to have a good pre-season with Liverpool and see where the land lies.” [blood red podcast]
Virgil van Dijk vs Gibraltar
• 75/77 (97%) passes (2nd)
• 1 chance created
Not the best opponent but his 1st goal since return.
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Diogo Jota are expected to be available for Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Watford on Saturday.
Liverpool Transfer News
Liverpool have reportedly already started negotiations to sign Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele on a free transfer next summer.
Liverpool and Manchester United have been linked with Leeds United forward Raphinha in recent months.
Fabrizio Romano on Mo Salah:”He still negotiating and from what I’m told he loves Liverpool, he loves the fans and the city. He’s really happy at Liverpool but the new contract is not agreed yet.”
Kaide Gordon has signed his first professional contract with Liverpool FC.
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