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Liverpool agree world-record deal with Roma for Alisson

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 13:59
Liverpool have agreed a world record fee of £66.8million with Roma for goalkeeper Alisson.
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Liverpool agree world-record fee for Roma goalkeeper Alisson

ThisIsAnfield.com - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 13:51

Liverpool have agreed a fee of £66.8 million for Roma goalkeeper Alisson, and have been granted permission to discuss personal terms with the player.


The Reds saw their initial offer of £62.2 million fall short on Tuesday, but continued talks with their Serie A counterparts as they sought to land their priority target.

Early reports in Italy on Wednesday morning suggested a new bid of €75 million had been made, which was later corroborated by several English reporters, including the Times’ Paul Joyce, who revealed that an agreement had been reached.

Liverpool’s £66.8 million outlay, inclusive of add-ons, will comfortably break the world record for a goalkeeper.

 Brazil's goalkeeper Alisson Becker during the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Group E match between Serbia and Brazil at the Spartak Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The 25-year-old Brazilian is now expected to travel to England to finalise a deal with the Reds, with a medical already being lined up.

Though also interested, Chelsea are yet to make a bid—but Thibaut Courtois’ expected switch to Real Madrid is believed to have been held up until the Blues identify his successor.

They were, however, linked with both Petr Cech and Kasper Schmeichel on Tuesday, suggesting last season’s fifth-placed side are considering alternatives.

Alisson’s arrival will understandably put Loris Karius‘ future in jeopardy and it will be interesting to see if Jurgen Klopp keeps the German as backup, or seeks to loan the ‘keeper out to a team away from the limelight.

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Liverpool increase world-record bid for Alisson

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 13:41
Liverpool are so confident of completing a deal for Roma goalkeeper Alisson that the Reds are making arrangements for the Brazilian to complete a medical at the club.
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LFC Foundation holds Premier League Primary Stars football finals

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 13:23
The Liverpool FC Academy played host to LFC Foundation’s Premier League Primary Stars (PLPS) football finals last week.
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Liverpool increase Alisson offer and close in on record deal

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 13:19
Liverpool have made a new bid of €75m (£66.8m) for Alisson and are close to sealing a world-record deal for the Roma goalkeeper.
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Local kids attend Premier League ticket giveaway

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 13:17
More than 100 local schoolchildren and staff took part in a special Red Neighbours event at Anfield to select the Premier League home games they will attend for free during the 2018-19 season.
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Liverpool FC: Building a squad for 2018/19 – debating the ins, outs and loans

ThisIsAnfield.com - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 12:38

Liverpool’s 2018/19 squad is looking strong, and with less a month of the transfer window left it looks to be a busy few weeks ahead.


Jurgen Klopp has added Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri so far, and is said to be targetting a goalkeeper and a ‘No.10’ – with Roma’s Alisson and Lyon’s Nabil Fekir seemingly the first-choice options for each.

Meanwhile, there is expected to be a host of departures either on loan or permanently, chief among them Harry Wilson, Danny Ings and Simon Mignolet.

We got the views of four This Is Anfield regulars, Matt Ladson, Karl Matchett, Jack Lusby and Chris Williams, on who they would sell, buy and loan this summer.

Note: We answered these last week, before developments on Alisson, and Wilson was loaned.

Which squad do you like best?

Matt 1. Who you buying?

Fekir – seemingly the ideal No.10
A centre-back – Mina, Lascelles or someone else who can upgrade on Matip and be less injury prone
A keeper – I’d pretty much take anyone; if Alisson & Oblak are ruled out then I’d be fine with Cillessen arriving. Obviously Alisson is the first choice.

 Brazil's goalkeeper Alisson Becker during the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Group E match between Serbia and Brazil at the Spartak Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

2. Who you selling?

The obvious ones: Mignolet, Ings, Origi, Markovic, Chirivella, Randall, Allan

I’d also let Matip and Lallana go if the above players are signed. Neither would be needed, both are injury prone, sell while they have a re-sale value.

3. Who you loaning out?

Grujic, Kent, Ojo, Woodburn, Solanke, Karius

Karius needs some time away from the club and the spotlight, the rest will all struggle for playing time if they stayed.

4. What’s your squad?

Keepers: Alisson, Ward, Grabara

Defence: Clyne, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, new signing, Lovren, Van Dijk, Klavan, Robertson, Moreno

Midfield: Henderson, Fabinho, Keita, Milner, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fekir

Forwards: Salah, Firmino, Mane, Shaqiri, Wilson, Sturridge, Brewster

That gives us a pretty well balanced 26-man squad, well stocked in all the key areas.

 Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp speaks with players during a water break in the preseason friendly match between Chester FC and Liverpool FC at the Deva Stadium. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Jack 1. Who you buying?

Alisson – Despite concerns over his World Cup form, he’s still the ideal No. 1.
Jamaal Lascelles – A dependable, homegrown centre-back, and a real leader.
Nabil Fekir – Like Alisson, there’s a reason he was identified as a key target.

2. Who you selling?

Mignolet, Ward, Randall, Chirivella, Markovic, Ings, Kent, Ojo, Origi

3. Who you loaning out?

Grujic, Woodburn, Allan, Awoniyi, Solanke

 Liverpool's Ben Woodburn during a preseason friendly match between Tranmere Rovers FC and Liverpool FC at Prenton Park. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

4. What’s your squad?

Keepers: Alisson, Karius, Grabara

Defence: Van Dijk, Lovren, Matip, Lascelles, Gomez, Klavan, Alexander-Arnold, Clyne, Robertson, Moreno

Midfield: Keita, Fabinho, Fekir, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Milner, Lallana, Jones

Forwards: Firmino, Salah, Mane, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Brewster, Wilson

A solid senior squad with top-class options in every position, strong cover in key areas and, in Grabara, Jones, Brewster and Camacho, the best youngsters fleshing out the ranks.

Karl 1. Who you buying?

Guedes: Such a high ceiling, can play wide or as a No. 9 or even in a four-man midfield such as we’ve seen this summer.

Cillessen: Other than Jan Oblak, he’s the right choice for the Reds this summer.

De Ligt or Mina: A centre-back is an extra, not a necessity, but these would be my preference if any come in. Not bothered if they don’t this summer.

Young, powerful, technically good and aerially strong are the requirements—basically what we’ve all hoped Joe Gomez would be. Perhaps we don’t buy one and he does turn out to be this one in the end.

2. Who you selling?

 Liverpool's Adam Lallana and James Milner as the team arrives before a preseason friendly match between Bury FC and Liverpool FC at Gigg Lane. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Lallana, Ings, Sturridge, Origi, Mignolet, Matip, Randall, Markovic, Allan

Sturridge is the only one there who has anything to offer the Reds with regularity going forward, but only if we regularly play a two in attack.

3. Who you loaning out?

Karius, Grujic, Woodburn, Ojo, Solanke, Wilson

We can’t just bin off Karius and he isn’t ready to be our first choice, so a loan to regain composure, self-belief and transfer value is the best bet.

4. What’s your squad?

Keepers: Cillessen, Ward.

Defence: Alexander-Arnold, Clyne, Robertson, Moreno, Van Dijk, Lovren, Gomez, Klavan

Midfield: Fabinho, Keita, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones

Forwards: Mane, Salah, Firmino, Shaqiri, Guedes

Goncalo Guedes (Valencia), NOVEMBER 4, 2017 - Football / Soccer : Spanish "La Liga Santander" match Valencia CF 3-0 CD Leganes at the Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mutsu Kawamori/AFLO) [3604]

Chris 1. Who you buying?

Jan Oblak
Yerry Mina
Michael Cuisance
Ante Rebic

2. Who you selling?

Mignolet, Markovic, Allan, Ings, Sturridge, Klavan, Lallana

3. Who you loaning out?

Randall, Wilson, Kent, Grujic, Chirivella, Ojo, Awoniyi

4. What’s your squad?

 Atlético de Madrid's goalkeeper Jan Oblak during the Audi Cup 2017 match between Club S.S.C. Napoli and Atlético de Madrid at the Allianz Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Keepers: Oblak, Karius, Ward

Defence: Alexander-Arnold, Clyne, Mina, Van Dijk, Gomez, Lovren, Moreno, Robertson

Midfield: Keita, Fabino, Winjaldum, Milner, Henderson, Cuisance, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Woodburn

Forwards: Firmino, Salah, Mane, Shaqiri, Rebic, Solanke, Origi

Overall
  • All 4 want to sign a keeper
  • 3 out of 4 still want to sign Fekir for the No.10
  • A centre-back would still be nice
  • 3 out of 4 would sell Lallana
  • 3 out of 4 would loan Woodburn

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Daniel Sturridge expecting to stay at Liverpool and excited for season ahead

ThisIsAnfield.com - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 12:37

Daniel Sturridge says he expects to stay at Liverpool this summer, despite being strongly linked with a move away.


The England international, who turns 29 in September, has been linked with a move to Besiktas, following a six-month loan at West Brom last season.

That loan spell was unsuccessful, falling to injury early on limiting the striker to just six appearances, and the Baggies were relegated from the Premier League.

He has since returned for pre-season training amid speculation over his future, and has produced a series of bright displays in a new role behind the centre-forward.

This has sparked an unlikely debate over whether Sturridge could resurrect his career under Jurgen Klopp, who is seemingly considering a switch to a 4-2-3-1 formation this season.

And speaking to the Mirror ahead of Liverpool’s pre-season friendly at Blackburn, Sturridge expressed his desire to remain on Merseyside.

“I see myself staying at Liverpool, hopefully being part of the team week in, week out,” he said.

“Pre-season is going well, so for me it’s keeping my head down and building on that. I’m excited about the season ahead and it feels great to be back.”

“Pre-season has started well for me and the team,” he added. “I am feeling great and can’t wait to get the season under way.

“We have the tour to come where we face some great teams like Man United, Man City and Dortmund.”

 Liverpool's Joel Matip, James Milner, Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge and Nathaniel Clyne during the pre-match warm-up before a preseason friendly match between Bury FC and Liverpool FC at Gigg Lane. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Given the struggles of both Dominic Solanke and Divock Origi over the past 12 months and into pre-season, and the long-term absence of teenager Rhian Brewster, Klopp is short of reliable attacking options.

Whether Sturridge can be described as reliable given his well-documented fitness issues is questionable, but he is certainly proven in terms of quality.

In 133 games for Liverpool he has scored 63 goals, with 21 of those coming in 63 appearances under Klopp—who has reiterated that “there is a future” for his No. 15.

Though this could differ from the manager’s private stance, Sturridge’s performances this pre-season may prove his worth to Klopp.

Having spent a troubled six months back in his native West Midlands, he seems to have acknowledged that Liverpool remain his best prospect, as he is still revered at Anfield.

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Watch: Rhian Brewster's top five Liverpool goals

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 12:27
Rhian Brewster has penned a new long-term contract with Liverpool and, to mark the news, we've put together a video of five of his best goals for the club to date.
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Watch live: Blackburn v Liverpool

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 11:30
Watch Liverpool's pre-season friendly with Blackburn Rovers live and exclusively on LFCTV and LFCTV GO on Thursday.
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Watch live: Blackburn v Liverpool

LiverpoolFC.TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 11:30

Watch Liverpool's pre-season friendly with Blackburn Rovers live and exclusively on LFCTV and LFCTV GO on Thursday.

The Reds' fourth local fixture before departing for a tour of the United States at the weekend involves a trip to Ewood Park.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm BST and our extensive build-up begins an hour earlier.

Fans in the UK and Republic of Ireland can watch the whole match live on LFCTV or LFCTV GO, while supporters across the rest of the world can watch live on LFCTV GO.

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Daniel Sturridge on his LFC future

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 11:24
Daniel Sturridge is determined to reclaim a place in the Liverpool team.
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Daniel Sturridge on his LFC future

LiverpoolFC.TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 11:24

Daniel Sturridge is determined to reclaim a place in the Liverpool team.

The No.15 made 14 appearances and scored three goals during the first half of last season before joining West Bromwich Albion on loan for the remainder of the campaign.

He returned to Reds duty at the beginning of July for pre-season and has featured in each of the three friendlies so far, scoring twice at Chester FC.

A short trip to Blackburn Rovers follows on Thursday night before Jürgen Klopp’s squad embark on a tour of America and compete in the International Champions Cup.

Sturridge is pleased to be back at Liverpool again and is already eagerly anticipating the coming season, with his focus on contributing to the Reds’ cause.

“I see myself staying at Liverpool, hopefully being part of the team week in, week out,” the Englishman, who has netted 63 times for the club, said.

“Pre-season is going well, so for me it’s keeping my head down and building on that. I’m excited about the season ahead and it feels great to be back.

“I am feeling great and can’t wait to get the season under way. We have the tour to come where we face some great teams like Manchester United, Manchester City and [Borussia] Dortmund.”

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Agent drops major hint Alisson chooses Liverpool over Chelsea

HEAD NEWS - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 11:13

The agent of Roma goalkeeper Alisson has got fans very excited by ‘liking’ an Instagram post suggesting the Brazilian will choose to join Liverpool over Chelsea.

According to latest reports, Liverpool have tabled an offer worth £62million for Alisson.

And now eagle-eyed fans have spotted that Alisson’s agent, Ze Maria Neis, liked an Instagram post claiming he would meet with Roma’s board to discuss a move to Liverpool.

Ze Maria Neis’ own Instagram page is littered of pictures of himself with Alisson, while he is followed by the Brazilian’s verified account.

Crucially, the post was from a Liverpool fan account and had a half-and-half picture of Alisson wearing the Merseyside club’s goalkeeper jersey – not Chelsea’s.

Alisson is currently on holiday in Sardinia after his exploits at the World Cup, where he started five games for Brazil, and some fans have even started tracking private jets in the hope one might be Anfield bound.

Although Chelsea are expected to make a rival offer to Roma for Alisson, The Times report that the 25-year-old has already indicated that his preference is to join Liverpool.

The Reds are keen to sign a new No.1, even if they have to smash the record fee for a goalkeeper.

Chelsea, meanwhile, are bracing themselves for the prospect of losing Thibaut Courtois, who looks set to join Real Madrid as soon as the west Londoners have signed a replacement.

Source: Metro

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Agent drops major hint Alisson chooses Liverpool over Chelsea

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 11:13
The agent of Roma goalkeeper Alisson has got fans very excited by ‘liking’ an Instagram post suggesting the Brazilian will choose to join Liverpool over Chelsea.
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Agent drops major hint Alisson chooses Liverpool over Chelsea

LiverpoolFC.TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 11:13

The agent of Roma goalkeeper Alisson has got fans very excited by ‘liking’ an Instagram post suggesting the Brazilian will choose to join Liverpool over Chelsea.

According to latest reports, Liverpool have tabled an offer worth £62million for Alisson.

And now eagle-eyed fans have spotted that Alisson’s agent, Ze Maria Neis, liked an Instagram post claiming he would meet with Roma’s board to discuss a move to Liverpool.

Ze Maria Neis’ own Instagram page is littered of pictures of himself with Alisson, while he is followed by the Brazilian’s verified account.

Crucially, the post was from a Liverpool fan account and had a half-and-half picture of Alisson wearing the Merseyside club’s goalkeeper jersey – not Chelsea’s.

Alisson is currently on holiday in Sardinia after his exploits at the World Cup, where he started five games for Brazil, and some fans have even started tracking private jets in the hope one might be Anfield bound.

Although Chelsea are expected to make a rival offer to Roma for Alisson, The Times report that the 25-year-old has already indicated that his preference is to join Liverpool.

The Reds are keen to sign a new No.1, even if they have to smash the record fee for a goalkeeper.

Chelsea, meanwhile, are bracing themselves for the prospect of losing Thibaut Courtois, who looks set to join Real Madrid as soon as the west Londoners have signed a replacement.

Source: Metro

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Alisson makes decision amid Chelsea interest - agreement close

HEAD NEWS - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 11:06

Alisson has made it clear he would rather join Liverpool over Chelsea.

Reports yesterday claimed the Reds had tabled a £62m bid for the Brazil international, 25.

However, Liverpool have since denied they have tabled an offer for the Roma goalkeeper.

Chelsea are also in the running for Alisson, with new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri willing to pay £70m for the shot-stopper.

However, according to The Times, Alisson has indicated his preferred destination is Liverpool.

They say an agreement on a fee is edging closer as the Reds finally look to land a new No 1.

Alisson’s decision to head to Anfield comes as a huge blow to Chelsea.

Source: Daily Express

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Alisson makes decision amid Chelsea interest - agreement close

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 11:06
Alisson has made it clear he would rather join Liverpool over Chelsea.
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July 18: Read the latest LFC transfer rumours

LiverpoolFC TV - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 11:01
Visit our dedicated Media Watch section for all of the latest LFC-related transfer speculation and newspaper stories.
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Roma 'to demand £67m from Liverpool' for Alisson

HEAD NEWS - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 10:55

Roma are holding out for £67million for goalkeeper Alisson after Liverpool opened the bidding for the Brazil No.1.

The Anfield club lodged an offer of £62m on Tuesday but the Serie A side want to squeeze another £5m out of the Premier League side, according to reports in Italy.

Liverpool are also set to face competition from Chelsea who want to sign Alisson as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois.

The Belgian keeper looks set to join Real Madrid having failed to extend his contract at Stamford Bridge.

Alisson, 25, has been with Roma since joining from Brazilian side Internacional in 2016 and made 37 Serie A appearances last season.

He played in all five of Brazil's games at this summer's World Cup, keeping three clean sheets.

Source: Daily Mirror

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