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Forget the assist competition, Andy Robertson wants goals in 2021/22!

ThisIsAnfield.com - Sun, 07/25/2021 - 15:15

Andy Robertson‘s preparations for the upcoming season got underway on Friday and he didn’t take long to disclose what’s on his mind in regards to targets to hit.

The left-back has been a key pillar of Jurgen Klopp‘s side for nearly four years, acting as a formidable member of the Reds’ creative hub.

And we’ve heard plenty of the friendly rivalry that exists between himself and Trent Alexander-Arnold in that department, to which his full-back partner has edged him each season.

The ledger sits at 42-37 to Alexander-Arnold since 2017/18, that won’t sit right.

Now Robertson is looking to develop one of the strings on his bow on a more consistent basis, which would require him to match his four-season tally with Liverpool in just one campaign.

To date, the Scot has just five goals to his name with the three in 2019/20 season his best return – now he wants to possibly double that and more in the upcoming campaign.

 Liverpool's Andy Robertson celebrates scoring the first equalising goal during the FA Premier League match between Aston Villa FC and Liverpool FC at Villa Park. Liverpool won 2-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As part of his pre-season diary for LiverpoolFC.com, Pep Lijnders revealed what Robertson said his target was for the season.

“On his arrival yesterday evening, Robbo said he can get five goals this season,” Lijnders said.

“After this first session, he said he was thinking he might even be able to get seven, maybe!”

That you can picture Robertson making the declaration says everything and even if said in jest, you can rest assured that he’ll be looking to get one over on Alexander-Arnold – although Lijnders’ idea of a “perfect goal” would see him supply Robertson with the assist.

The No. 66 has 10 goals to his name as a Red with a season-high of four, and so Robertson’s target of five or seven would certainly look to see him have the bragging rights.

In a more broader sense, Liverpool could certainly benefit from having consistent goalscorers in their ranks as just four players have scored seven or more goals across the previous three seasons.

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LFC Women continue pre-season with internal training match

LiverpoolFC.TV - Sun, 07/25/2021 - 12:37

Liverpool FC Women continued their pre-season preparations with an internal training match at the Solar Campus on Saturday.

Two combined teams of first-team players and U21s took each other on in a competitive 50-minute affair, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Manager Matt Beard was pleased with what he saw as the Reds now set their sights on their first official game of pre-season against Leicester City next week.

He told Liverpoolfc.com: “I was pleased with that. We’ve seen things we’ve been working on in training. We had two focus points today, which were our counter-press and attacking transition.

“Obviously we’ve been working on reduced numbers, so it was good to open the pitch right up and get minutes into their legs and their lungs.

“A couple of the attacking patterns we’re working on came off, especially in the first half, and we’re seeing players trying to build relationships.

“I was really pleased with the fitness levels so, David [Robshaw, physical performance coach] deserves a lot of credit and Hina [Chauhan, physio] as well, plus the girls for the work they’ve been putting in.”

The squad will be bolstered again this week with several more players returning from injury as the team prepare for the Leicester encounter.

“We’ll have the majority of the squad back in training by the end of next week, we’ll probably be just one or two short,” Beard continued.

“The key for me is that we progress what we’ve done today into next week’s training and then playing against Super League opposition in Leicester will be a great test for us.

“We’re probably a week behind where I’d like to be with the Fylde game being called off but we’ve got plenty of time before the season starts to sort those little bits out and there’s plenty of positives to take from what we’ve done today.”

Beard also had words of praise for the younger players who took part in the game from the club’s U21 group.

He said: “There were some really good individual performances from them and they’ve only been back in training themselves a week, and we’re in our fourth week.

“We went through some structural stuff with them and they did that well and for me it’s vitally important that our young players are exposed to this. They had no fear, which was really pleasing to see. 

“All in all, a good day and a good experience for everyone.”

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LFC Women continue pre-season with internal training match

LiverpoolFC TV - Sun, 07/25/2021 - 12:37
Liverpool FC Women continued their pre-season preparations with an internal training match at the Solar Campus on Saturday.
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Transfer tracker: Crystal Palace close to Joachim Andersen deal

the Athletic - Sun, 07/25/2021 - 12:00
Between now and the transfer window closing on August 31, The Athletic team will keep you informed of all the significant developments we hear. Whether that’s the latest from the Premier League or the EFL, the biggest moves around Europe or any significant business around the world, we’ll have coverage of every interesting deal that takes place.

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We won’t bring you gossip or rumours, just what is really happening and why.

July 25

12pm

Crystal Palace look set to continue their eye-catching recruitment drive since installing Patrick Vieira as their new manager, with a deal for Lyon defender Joachim Andersen close to being completed, reports Peter Rutzler.

Following the arrivals of midfielder Michael Olise, goalkeeper Remi Matthews and centre-back Marc Guehi, Palace are on track to secure another impressive acquisition this week in the form of Andersen.

The Denmark international has undergone a medical with the south London club and is expected to sign a five-year contract once the terms of a transfer believed to be worth around €22 million plus €5m in add-ons are finalised.

Andersen spent last season on loan at Fulham and made a strong impression despite their relegation from the Premier League, leading to the likes of Tottenham considering a move for him.

But Palace have acted quickest and capitalised on Lyon’s financial difficulties to agree a price with the French top division side that is below the fee it is believed they were hopeful of achieving.

Andersen started his professional career with FC Twente before joining Sampdoria and then Lyon. He played 31 games for Fulham in 2020-21 and helped his country to the Euro 2020 semi-finals.

July 24

6pm

Arsenal’s academy has been bolstered by the signing of highly-rated striker Mika Biereth, who had previously been at Fulham, report James McNicholas and Peter Rutzler.

While the 18-year-old had been offered a professional contract at Craven Cottage, he has turned it down, instead choosing to join Arsenal.

Last season, Biereth helped fire Fulham’s Under-18s to the Premier League National Final, where they ultimately came up short against Manchester City. He was top scorer in the Under-18s Premier League South — with a record of 21 goals in 21 games — and collected 13 assists along the way.

Arsenal are assembling a collection of young centre-forwards with varying styles. Folarin Balogun has been promoted to the first team, while the academy ranks include Nikolaj Moller, Khayon Edwards and new arrival from Chelsea Amani Richards.

Swedish forward Moller, 19, will spend next season on loan with Viktoria Koln in the third tier of German football, which could open up opportunities for Biereth with Arsenal’s Under-23 side.

12.30pm

Stefan Johansen has agreed a move to Queens Park Rangers for £450,000 with further add-ons, reports Peter Rutzler.

Johansen, who joined Fulham in 2016, made a positive impression while on loan at QPR last season and the Championship side have been pushing to retain the Norway international on a permanent basis.

Following the arrival of Marco Silva at Fulham, it seemed that Johansen could have been given another chance at the club as the new manager assessed his options within the squad.

But ultimately, QPR have acquired his services and will be hoping the 30-year-old can continue to perform brightly, having grabbed four goals and two assists in his 21 appearances since joining the club in January.

July 23

11am

Chelsea academy graduate Ian Maatsen will join Coventry City next week on a season-long loan, reports Liam Twomey.

Maatsen, 19, spent last season on loan in League One with Charlton Athletic, making 34 appearances and scoring his first senior professional goal in a 1-0 win over Doncaster Rovers in April.

Last month Charlton manager Nigel Adkins confirmed that he would be interested in bringing Maatsen back to The Valley, but both the player and Chelsea favoured a Championship loan to further his development.

Coventry intend to deploy Maatsen as a left wing-back in their system, and it is hoped that manager Mark Robins’ expansive passing style will give the Dutch youth international opportunities to take his game to the next level.

Maatsen was involved in the early days of Chelsea’s preseason training at Cobham, but was not part of the squad that travelled to Republic of Ireland on Tuesday. He will complete his move to Coventry next week.

Chelsea did not seek to extend the contract of Maatsen — who signed a new deal in March 2020 that commits him to the club until at least June 2024 — but he is regarded internally as one of the club’s more promising youngsters.

Maatsen does not turn 20 until March 2022, and will be hoping to return to Chelsea next summer with a second full season of regular football under his belt and his reputation further enhanced.

9am

Meanwhile, Leeds United have made an approach to sign Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher on loan.

The club are targeting the 21-year-old as a player for their senior squad just hours after adding another Chelsea player, Lewis Bate, to their Under-23 ranks.

A central midfielder is the club’s top priority after they secured the arrival of £13m left-back Junior Firpo from Barcelona this month.

Leeds have been monitoring Gallagher throughout the summer and are understood to have pitched the transfer to him already with the start of the new Premier League season on the horizon.

Crystal Palace are also seriously interested in him and are vying with Leeds for his signature.

Gallagher is currently training with Chelsea but the Stamford Bridge side are ready to sanction another temporary move in this window after sending him to West Bromwich Albion last season and Swansea City the year before.

His spell at The Hawthorns, where he made 28 league starts, gave him Premier League experience and Leeds consider him a good fit under Marcelo Bielsa.

Chelsea are unwilling to consider permanent bids for Gallagher and are likely to look for him to sign a new contract before he heads out but manager Thomas Tuchel does not see him as part of his plans for the 12 months ahead.

Yesterday, United wrapped up the £1.2m arrival of Bate from Stamford Bridge. While the 18-year-old will begin life at Elland Road in the development squad, Gallagher would link up immediately with Bielsa’s senior squad if Leeds can push a deal through.

July 21

9.15pm

Southampton are set to sign Chelsea defender Dynel Simeu on a three-year contract, reports Dan Sheldon.

The highly-regarded 19-year-old rejected the chance to remain at Stamford Bridge in a bid to boost his chances of playing first-team football.

Simeu will arrive at St Mary’s on a free transfer but Southampton will pay up to £1.5 million if certain clauses are met. A sell-on fee has also been inserted into the contract.

The Athletic is led to believe the south coast side will only start paying for Simeu once he starts playing for the first team.

10.30am

West Ham United’s Jarrod Bowen is on Liverpool’s radar as they consider adding more firepower to their squad, reports James Pearce.

The Athletic understands that the 24-year-old forward’s name features on a shortlist drawn up of potential attacking targets.

Whether Liverpool reinforce their squad in that area in the current window depends to a large extent on whether Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri leave Anfield. The club are open to offers for both players with Shaqiri attracting interest from Lazio.

Bowen fits the profile for Liverpool in terms of his age, playing style and versatility. He’s viewed as someone with massive potential who would initially provide high calibre back-up and increase competition for places.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp rates him highly and the club will continue to monitor his development even if they don’t ultimately pursue a deal this summer.

Bowen, who started his career at Hereford United, joined West Ham from Hull City for £18 million potentially rising to £25 million with add-ons in January 2020.

He scored eight goals and contributed five assists in 38 league appearances last season. His contract at the London Stadium runs until 2025.

9am

Birmingham City have agreed to take goalkeeper Matija Sarkic on loan for the 2021-22 season after a successful trial period, reports Gregg Evans.

The 23-year-old Wolverhampton Wanderers stopper has impressed since arriving last week and will now challenge for a starting place in the team.

Boss Lee Bowyer had made it clear that he needed a new goalkeeper before the start of the season following Neil Etheridge’s absence with COVID-19.

A return date has not been set for Etheridge, who is out of hospital and back with his family, but will not be rushed back.

Etheridge could be out for a matter of weeks, if not months, and that’s why Sarkic has made the switch from Wolves.

The Montenegro international spent his early years at Aston Villa but couldn’t find a way into the team as he was behind a number of senior goalkeepers.

He joined Wolves last summer and was sent out on loan to League One side Shrewsbury Town.

Although he has been on the bench a number of times for Villa in the Championship, this will be his first real chance of playing in the second-tier now an agreement is in place to join Birmingham.

The move is expected to be confirmed in the next 24 hours.

July 20

2pm

Liverpool have told Fulham they want £15 million for winger Harry Wilson, reports James Pearce.

The London club, who are looking to bounce back following relegation from the Premier League last season, are keen to sign the Wales international.

Discussions are ongoing with no official bid on the table but Liverpool insist £15 million is a fair price. They point to the fact that Fulham have previously paid that amount for fellow widemen Ivan Cavaleiro and Anthony Knockaert. They view Wilson as comparable in terms of his profile.

Liverpool turned down a bid of around £12 million for Wilson from Burnley last season and believe he’s progressed since then following a successful loan spell at Cardiff City where he scored seven goals and contributed 12 assists.

The 24-year-old accepts the time is right to secure a permanent move away from Anfield as he wants regular game time. As well as Cardiff, he has previously been loaned out to Crewe, Hull City, Derby County and Bournemouth.

Benfica, Brentford and West Bromwich Albion have also shown interest in Wilson this summer.

Wrexham-born Wilson has been on Liverpool’s books since under-nines level. His only senior appearances were against Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup during the 2016-17 campaign and against Arsenal in the League Cup last season.

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1pm

Leeds United hope to complete the signing of Chelsea midfielder Lewis Bate before the end of the week after agreeing a fee with the west London club, reports Simon Johnson.

The Athletic has been told that personal terms are being discussed in view of Bate conducting a medical at Leeds on Wednesday. Chelsea have negotiated a sell-on clause as part of the switch, but have not inserted a buy back clause.

There is still the danger of one of the other interested clubs trying to hijack the move at the 11th hour. The Athletic reported on Monday that Leeds were the favourites to secure the 18-year-old’s signature, but faced competition from West Ham, Liverpool, Leicester City and Brighton. 

Time is running out for the others to make a bid though and the player has already given a major indication his mind is made up by following a number of Leeds players on Instagram. 

Chelsea have been left with no choice to negotiate with clubs over selling the youngster after Bate made it clear he wasn’t going to sign a contract extension.

The west London club opened talks with Bate before the end of last season and made a good offer, but the England Under-19 international rejected it because he is worried about the lack of a pathway to appearances in the first team.

That meant Chelsea had to discuss a sale because he has only one year left on his current deal and they’d only be entitled to a nominal amount in compensation if he left in 2022.

Bate is a very highly rated teenager, who has been compared with another Chelsea prodigy Billy Gilmour. He came close to making a senior debut under former manager Frank Lampard last year when he was named on the bench against Sheffield United and Bayern Munich.

Meanwhile, another academy graduate Ike Ugbo is hoping to complete a permanent transfer to Belgian club Genk FC in the next few days. Ugbo, who scored an impressive 16 goals in 32 appearances while on loan at Cercle Bruges last season, has already agreed a wage package.

The hold-up is being caused by the size of the fee. Chelsea want £5 million for the 22-year-old, but Genk aren’t willing to pay such a high sum for the forward because he has just one year left on his contract at Stamford Bridge.

There is still optimism that a compromise will be reached so it can be finalised by the weekend.

July 15

2.20pm

Celtic have agreed to sell Kristoffer Ajer to Brentford for a fee believed to be around £12 million up-front with add-ons, reports Kieran Devlin.

Celtic rejected £10 million bids from Norwich City and Bayer Leverkusen in June for the Norwegian international’s services. Celtic informed interested parties that £15 million would be the fee required to separate them for their player. Last week Celtic rebuffed Brentford’s opening bid, which is believed to have been also £12 million up-front but totalling to £15 million with add-ons valued at roughly £3 million, a lower value than the finally agreed fee.

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Juventus reject Liverpool's €100m Chiesa bid

LiverpoolFC.TV - Sun, 07/25/2021 - 11:47

According to multiple sources in Italy, Juventus have rejected Liverpool's €100m bid for Federico Chiesa.

The Italy winger joined the Bianconeri from Fiorentina a year ago on an initial €10m loan deal with an option to buy for €50m.

The 23-year-old scored 14 goals and delivered 10 assists in 43 appearances in his first season with the Old Lady.

Full story: Football Italia

This story has been reproduced from the media. It does not necessarily represent the position of Liverpool Football Club.

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Juventus reject Liverpool's €100m Chiesa bid

HEAD NEWS - Sun, 07/25/2021 - 11:47

According to multiple sources in Italy, Juventus have rejected Liverpool's €100m bid for Federico Chiesa.

The Italy winger joined the Bianconeri from Fiorentina a year ago on an initial €10m loan deal with an option to buy for €50m.

The 23-year-old scored 14 goals and delivered 10 assists in 43 appearances in his first season with the Old Lady.

Full story: Football Italia

This story has been reproduced from the media. It does not necessarily represent the position of Liverpool Football Club.

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Juventus reject Liverpool's €100m Chiesa bid

LiverpoolFC TV - Sun, 07/25/2021 - 11:47
According to multiple sources in Italy, Juventus have rejected Liverpool's €100m bid for Federico Chiesa.
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Why Liverpool should consider Tammy Abraham

ThisIsAnfield.com - Sun, 07/25/2021 - 07:00

Liverpool are on the hunt for a forward to bolster their ranks this summer and for Harry McMullen, Chelsea‘s Tammy Abraham represents a more than viable option.

The 2019/20 champions are back on the title charge and with Ibrahima Konate already on board, Liverpool are reportedly still in the market for a midfielder and a forward.

But one name curiously absent from the rumour mill is Chelsea’s forgotten man, Tammy Abraham.

While the reigning European Champions are chasing superstars such as Erling Haaland this summer, the only Premier League proven No. 9 in the squad is being ushered towards the exit.

Is it a mistake for Chelsea to let him go? And would it be a mistake for Liverpool to overlook him?

The numbers

The key metric for forwards – as Roberto Firmino is constantly reminded – is goals.

For his breakout Chelsea season in 2019/20, Abraham scored an impressive 15 goals – none of which were penalties – registering 0.73 goal involvements per 90.

This is famously higher than the 0.70 that fired Harry Kane to the Golden Boot in 2015/16 and one goal less in total than Liverpool’s prolific Mohamed Salah in the title-winning season, as seen in the table above.

He also has an impressive range of finishes in his arsenal, as he showed with his hat-trick versus Wolves in 2019:

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While Thomas Tuchel was reportedly “frustrated with [Abraham]’s lack of intensity both with and without the ball”, in 2019/20 the Chelsea man, as per FBref.com, did produce 17.5 pressures per 90, including 9.8 in the final third of the pitch, with a 30.2% success rate.

These numbers actually aren’t far off Firmino’s 9.94 final third pressures per 90, with 31.1% success, which suggests that while the 23-year old isn’t a direct replacement, he could be coached into the Reds’ system.

The system

 Chelsea's Tammy Abraham during the FA Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool could also adapt to suit Abraham’s game, playing as a predatory No. 9 – getting in behind, stretching defences, scoring from anywhere inside the box. This could mean switching to the 4-2-3-1 — Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been mooted as a possible No. 10 — but it wouldn’t need to.

We saw last season how teams frequently gave up the ball and focused on denying the Reds space, nullifying the threat of the false No. 9. And in the win over Sheffield United, we saw Liverpool tweak their 4-3-3 to accommodate this.

One drawback to this new setup was the reliance on Firmino to play as more of a pure No. 9, and this exposed the Brazilian’s shortcomings as a pure striker.

But the reality is that Firmino has always played like an attacking midfielder when leading the line because he is an attacking midfielder; his underperformance as a striker begins to make sense if you compare the 29-year-old’s goal tally to that of a No. 10.

By bringing in a player of Abraham’s profile, Liverpool could switch to this system more frequently, becoming more unpredictable and more effective as a result.

The squad

 Liverpool’s manager Jürgen Klopp shakes hands with Chelsea's Tammy Abraham after the FA Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge. The game was played behind closed doors due to the UK government’s social distancing laws during the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. Liverpool won 2-0. (Pic by Propaganda)

Moreover, Abraham’s injury record is a big plus having missed just 14 games through fitness issues in his young Chelsea career so far.

Enforced absences clearly played a huge role in our previous campaign, and with both Salah and Mane jetting off to compete in the AFCON across January and early February, reliable forward cover is a must.

Liverpool are also walking a tightrope with regards to their homegrown player quota, which will factor into any further incomings. Narrowing the field solely to English players reveals Abraham to be the standout candidate.

In terms of long-term squad planning, the 23-year-old has a full six years on the current front three, who are edging ever closer to the 30-year milestone.

While he would already prove to be an upgrade on current forward backup in Divock Origi, Abraham – as well as 24-year-old Diogo Jota and 18-year-old Harvey Elliott – has time to mature into the role and eventually form a devastating new-look forward line as part of the squad’s natural evolution.

The drawbacks

 Chelsea's Tammy Abraham (L) and Liverpool's Joel Matip during the FA Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Abraham’s current exile at Stamford Bridge, however, suggests there is a tactical, physical or personal issue that has cost him his place in the Chelsea squad, with only 18 starts last season.

Liverpool have done well to avoid picking up damaged goods since the days of Mario Balotelli, so due diligence would be a must.

Secondly, the asking price is quoted to be around £40 million and that’s before you factor in the title rival and English player tax.

Chelsea are also banking on signing a superstar striker before letting their only recognised No. 9 depart, and with no deal forthcoming – plus deep pockets protecting them from a need to sell – it would likely take around £60 million to bring the player to Anfield.

While £41m signing Jota has excelled, is a fee in excess of that, for a player who would initially be the fifth choice forward, really worth it?

The verdict

 Chelsea's substitute Tammy Abraham after the FA Premier League match between Chelsea's FC and Leicester City FC at Stamford Bridge. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

That links to Abraham have not materialised is no surprise due to the numbers involved, and the title rivalry between his parent club and the Reds.

However, his availability is sure to have triggered an internal review, and there is plenty of the summer transfer window still ahead to consider his profile.

Abraham is a young homegrown talent with a high ceiling, strong resale value and of Premier League pedigree – and so it comes down to if Michael Edwards and co. feel committing a sizeable fee for him would be smart business after all.

* This is a guest article for This Is Anfield by Harry McMullen. Follow Harry on Twitter, @mcmulhar.

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Wilson joins Fulham on five-year deal

Liverpool FC on Sky Sports - Sat, 07/24/2021 - 22:12

Harry Wilson has joined Fulham from Liverpool on a five-year deal for a fee of £12m.

The club have also confirmed goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga has arrived at the west London side on a two-year deal following the expiry of his contract at Tottenham last month.

Wilson, 24, enjoyed successive season-long loans at Derby and Bournemouth before spending the 2020/21 campaign at Cardiff City where he scored seven times and made 12 assists in 37 Championship appearances for the Bluebirds.

He was recently involved in Wales' Euro 2020 campaign and featured in the 2-0 win over Turkey and defeats to Italy and Denmark as Rob Page's side reached the last 16.

Harry Wilson made just two senior appearances for Liverpool Image: Wilson made just two senior appearances for Liverpool

Wilson is a product of Liverpool's academy and departs the Merseyside club after 15 years there, but the Welshman struggled for first-team appearances during his time at Anfield.

Speaking to FFCtv after signing, Wilson said: "I'm delighted to sign for Fulham. From my first chat with the gaffer on the phone, I loved what he was saying and felt that he understood me as a player, and that played a massive role in me coming here.

"The ambition of the club to get back into the Premier League appealed to me as that's where we all want to be. I'm hoping I can come here, have a good season and help get the club back into the Premier League."

Paulo Gazzaniga left Tottenham at the end of June after his contract expired Image: Paulo Gazzaniga left Tottenham at the end of June after his contract expired

Gazzaniga comes to Craven Cottage ahead of the 2021/22 season after the conclusion of his four-year stay at Tottenham.

The 29-year-old departed the north London club with 37 first-team appearances to his name. The Argentine, who was mainly an understudy to Hugo Lloris at Spurs, also spent a short spell on loan at La Liga club Elche CF last term.

Upon his move to Fulham, Gazzaniga said: "Fulham is a great club. I love the challenge and I think this is an excellent opportunity for me.

"When they spoke of the project here at Fulham the decision was easy. The Championship is a very strong league and I am looking forward to getting started."

Meanwhile, Stefan Johansen has completed a permanent move to QPR from Fulham for a fee of £600,000.

He spent the second half of last season at Loftus Road and now he joins Rangers on a three-year deal following protracted talks since the end of the last campaign.

Following their relegation from the Premier League, Fulham begin life back in the Championship at home to Middlesbrough on August 8.

Ahead of the new season, the club have appointed former Everton and Watford manager Marco Silva as Scott Parker's replacement after he left his role of head coach by mutual consent to takeover at Bournemouth.

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Harry Wilson completes Championship move after 16 years at Liverpool

ThisIsAnfield.com - Sat, 07/24/2021 - 22:11

Harry Wilson has left Liverpool after 16 years at the club, with the Reds agreeing to a £12 million deal with the Championship’s Fulham.

After five different loan spells since he turned 18 back in 2015, Wilson has now found a permanent place to call home and it’s with Marco Silva and the Cottagers.

The 24-year-old has consistently been on the fringes at Anfield having been considered surplus to requirements, and he now becomes the third outgoing in the last week.

The deal is reported to be in the region of £12 million, adding to the sales of Marko Grujic (£10.5m to Porto) and Taiwo Awoniyi (£6.5m to Union Berlin).

Liverpool have also agreed a 15 percent sell-on clause with the Championship club.

Fulham were the ones to land the Wales international after a multitude of clubs were credited with interest following his consistent season with Cardiff in 2020/21.

His time with the Bluebirds saw Wilson add to his experience in England’s second division, which now stands at 90 appearances for a return of 29 goals and 19 assists.

Cardiff City's Harry Wilson celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Cardiff City Stadium.

And the Cottagers will look to tap into that as they plot their way back to the Premier League at the first time of asking following their 18th-place finish that led to their relegation.

At 24, it is the right time for Wilson to put down some roots and forge a route forward in his career having been on Liverpool’s books since under-9 level.

Wilson leaves with just two senior appearances to his name for the Reds, the first of which came in 2017 and the last more than three years later in 2020.

It’s a return on investment for Liverpool despite agreeing to a fee lower than the one they rejected last summer, and he could be joined by the likes of Nat Phillips and Neco Williams in heading for the exit over the coming weeks.

All the best, Harry!

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Harry Wilson completes transfer to Fulham

LiverpoolFC.TV - Sat, 07/24/2021 - 21:59

Harry Wilson has today completed a transfer to Fulham, bidding farewell to Liverpool after almost 16 years with the club.

The Wales international’s switch to the Championship side sees him embark on a new chapter in his career, having joined the Reds at U9 level and progressed through the ranks at the Academy.

A versatile attacker, Wilson achieved a senior debut for his country aged 16 in 2013 and later captained Liverpool U23s as he caught the eye with his ability on the ball, finishing and long-range shooting.

His maiden first-team appearance for the Reds came as a substitute in the FA Cup tie with Plymouth Argyle in January 2017, before he enjoyed a series of productive loan spells to gain further experience.

Time with Hull City and then Derby County saw Wilson rack up 23 goals in the Championship, and he subsequently spent 2019-20 with AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League.

Having returned to Liverpool, he played his second senior match under Jürgen Klopp with a start against Arsenal in the League Cup last October.

Wilson then departed on loan again, heading back to his native Wales to link up with Cardiff City in English football’s second tier, where he bagged seven more strikes.

After participating at Euro 2020 with his country and initially joining Liverpool’s Austria pre-season training camp, he now leaves the club to seal a move to Fulham.

Everyone at Liverpool FC thanks Harry for his contributions to the club and wishes him the best of luck in his future career.

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Harry Wilson completes transfer to Fulham

LiverpoolFC TV - Sat, 07/24/2021 - 21:59
Harry Wilson has today completed a transfer to Fulham, bidding farewell to Liverpool after almost 16 years with the club.
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5 things we’ve learned from Liverpool’s pre-season to date

ThisIsAnfield.com - Sat, 07/24/2021 - 18:00

Jurgen Klopp‘s squad have been together for nearly two weeks, with games now supplementing regular training sessions, but what exactly can we take from the last fortnight?

Liverpool started their pre-season with a 34-man squad, but it has been an ever-changing one thanks to those returning from international duty and those leaving the club.

Marko Grujic, Taiwo Awoniyi and Harry Wilson all have a new place to call home, while Diogo Jota, Andy Robertson and Neco Williams have all been added to the fold.

It leaves six senior faces to return as the new season draws closer, but with three fixtures now under the Reds’ belt and training picking up in intensity, there’s plenty to draw from what we’ve seen so far.

Konate hitting all the right notes

 Liverpool's Ibrahima Konaté during a pre-season friendly match between Liverpool FC and FSV Mainz 05 at the Greisbergers Betten-Arena. (Pic by Jürgen Faichter/Propaganda)

At 6ft 4, you knew Ibrahima Konate would bring a presence to the team but seeing him in the Liverpool red has provided a real taste of what we can expect going forward.

With 75 minutes played to date, the 22-year-old has showed off his rapid pace that has drawn comparisons to Virgil van Dijk‘s style in that he seems to glide across the pitch.

Against Mainz, Konate was pulled into the opposition’s half but just moments later was back in his penalty area clearing the ball without having looked to break a sweat in the process.

It’s a trait that is in line with how Liverpool play and was missing for much of last season due to the long list of injuries in the position, and his addition to the squad is a valuable one.

He looks almost certain to start at Norwich alongside Joel Matip and that we’ve already seen a willingness to drive from deep, pick out a pass and match that with quick defensive reactions is a big tick.

There’s plenty more to come and that’s what is so exciting.

Ox not hitting the No. 9 grade

 Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks dejected after missing a chance during a pre-season friendly match between Liverpool FC and FSV Mainz 05 at the Greisbergers Betten-Arena. (Pic by Jürgen Faichter/Propaganda)

While it was not the first time we’ve seen Oxlade-Chamberlain in this position, the suggestion that he is an “option” for the false nine role was a surprise.

That Liverpool do not and have not had an understudy to Roberto Firmino speaks volumes and as Klopp’s most-used player of all time, filling his shoes is no easy feat.

The Brazilian needs competition and the line that a forward is a top priority this summer could go in some way to supplying that, but currently, he will have little to worry about with the No. 15.

It’s a small sample size, but his natural instinct isn’t to make those runs into the box as he instead occupies the space just outside and it leaves Liverpool short in the area.

It isn’t to say time on the training track can’t mould him into the position with greater success, but at first glimpse, it’s not one that creates the needed danger and attacking spark.

Elliott and the youngsters

 Liverpool players celebrate after an own-goal gave them a 1-0 victory during a pre-season friendly match between Liverpool FC and FSV Mainz 05 at the Greisbergers Betten-Arena. (Pic by Jürgen Faichter/Propaganda)

It’s always an exciting time to see how the next crop of youngsters are coming along and Harvey Elliott and Kaide Gordon have left an impression, as well as Owen Beck.

But it is 18-year-old Elliott who continued to look at home in a midfield position that you would not consider a natural one for the youngster.

And yet, his confidence and ability to quickly read the game shone through and it’s that fearlessness and hint at unexpected moments that present an opening for him this season.

We’ve only had a small glimpse, but he is doing all he can to show Klopp that he can carve out a place in the squad for the coming season and contribute when it matters most.

Understudy’s and points to prove

 Liverpool players line-up before a pre-season friendly match between Liverpool FC and FSV Mainz 05 at the Greisbergers Betten-Arena. (Pic by Jürgen Faichter/Propaganda)

Aside from the aforementioned Oxlade-Chamberlain, it’s a big year ahead for Kostas Tsimikas and Naby Keita and if pre-season alone is any indication, signs look promising.

It’s been stop-start for Keita since he arrived at Anfield in 2018, where hope builds for what he can provide before another injury cruelly takes it away.

It was similar for Tsimikas as injury and Klopp’s desire for consistency limited his opportunities to just three starts across seven appearances last season.

Both have since shown promising early indicators, with the No. 8 looking sharper and with renewed vigour to make a mark, while Tsimikas has shown off his pace, competitiveness and ball delivery.

That Klopp could call upon either throughout next season to have an influence will be a valuable string to Liverpool’s bow with silverware firmly on the agenda, and that they both have a point to prove can only aid in the matter.

Early indicators don’t read so kindly for Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi, however.

Patience for Van Dijk and Gomez

“They look really good, they do everything… We have to be patient. We prepare for a full season, not a pre-season game,” Klopp explained on Friday.

There is, of course, expected excitement and anticipation for when the pair can finally return to the team but understandably the Reds are not risking anything.

After more than nine months without a competitive game, there really is no rush to inject them into a pre-season match when there is nothing on the line – but it could come at Anfield for either of the outings against Athletic Club and Osasuna.

It means they will be unlikely to be ready for the season opener, with that honour to go to Konate and Matip, but if it means they have stronger foundations to extend deep into the campaign then patience is most definitely the word.

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Transfer tracker: Arsenal reach agreement to sign Fulham youngster Mika Biereth

the Athletic - Sat, 07/24/2021 - 17:58
Between now and the transfer window closing on August 31, The Athletic team will keep you informed of all the significant developments we hear. Whether that’s the latest from the Premier League or the EFL, the biggest moves around Europe or any significant business around the world, we’ll have coverage of every interesting deal that takes place.

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July 24

6pm

Arsenal’s academy has been bolstered by the signing of highly-rated striker Mika Biereth, who had previously been at Fulham, report James McNicholas and Peter Rutzler.

While the 18-year-old had been offered a professional contract at Craven Cottage, he has turned it down, instead choosing to join Arsenal.

Last season, Biereth helped fire Fulham’s Under-18s to the Premier League National Final, where they ultimately came up short against Manchester City. He was top scorer in the Under-18s Premier League South — with a record of 21 goals in 21 games — and collected 13 assists along the way.

Arsenal are assembling a collection of young centre-forwards with varying styles. Folarin Balogun has been promoted to the first team, while the academy ranks include Nikolaj Moller, Khayon Edwards and new arrival from Chelsea Amani Richards.

Swedish forward Moller, 19, will spend next season on loan with Viktoria Koln in the third tier of German football, which could open up opportunities for Biereth with Arsenal’s Under-23 side.

12.30pm

Stefan Johansen has agreed a move to Queens Park Rangers for £450,000 with further add-ons, reports Peter Rutzler.

Johansen, who joined Fulham in 2016, made a positive impression while on loan at QPR last season and the Championship side have been pushing to retain the Norway international on a permanent basis.

Following the arrival of Marco Silva at Fulham, it seemed that Johansen could have been given another chance at the club as the new manager assessed his options within the squad.

But ultimately, QPR have acquired his services and will be hoping the 30-year-old can continue to perform brightly, having grabbed four goals and two assists in his 21 appearances since joining the club in January.

July 23

11am

Chelsea academy graduate Ian Maatsen will join Coventry City next week on a season-long loan, reports Liam Twomey.

Maatsen, 19, spent last season on loan in League One with Charlton Athletic, making 34 appearances and scoring his first senior professional goal in a 1-0 win over Doncaster Rovers in April.

Last month Charlton manager Nigel Adkins confirmed that he would be interested in bringing Maatsen back to The Valley, but both the player and Chelsea favoured a Championship loan to further his development.

Coventry intend to deploy Maatsen as a left wing-back in their system, and it is hoped that manager Mark Robins’ expansive passing style will give the Dutch youth international opportunities to take his game to the next level.

Maatsen was involved in the early days of Chelsea’s preseason training at Cobham, but was not part of the squad that travelled to Republic of Ireland on Tuesday. He will complete his move to Coventry next week.

Chelsea did not seek to extend the contract of Maatsen — who signed a new deal in March 2020 that commits him to the club until at least June 2024 — but he is regarded internally as one of the club’s more promising youngsters.

Maatsen does not turn 20 until March 2022, and will be hoping to return to Chelsea next summer with a second full season of regular football under his belt and his reputation further enhanced.

9am

Meanwhile, Leeds United have made an approach to sign Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher on loan.

The club are targeting the 21-year-old as a player for their senior squad just hours after adding another Chelsea player, Lewis Bate, to their Under-23 ranks.

A central midfielder is the club’s top priority after they secured the arrival of £13m left-back Junior Firpo from Barcelona this month.

Leeds have been monitoring Gallagher throughout the summer and are understood to have pitched the transfer to him already with the start of the new Premier League season on the horizon.

Crystal Palace are also seriously interested in him and are vying with Leeds for his signature.

Gallagher is currently training with Chelsea but the Stamford Bridge side are ready to sanction another temporary move in this window after sending him to West Bromwich Albion last season and Swansea City the year before.

His spell at The Hawthorns, where he made 28 league starts, gave him Premier League experience and Leeds consider him a good fit under Marcelo Bielsa.

Chelsea are unwilling to consider permanent bids for Gallagher and are likely to look for him to sign a new contract before he heads out but manager Thomas Tuchel does not see him as part of his plans for the 12 months ahead.

Yesterday, United wrapped up the £1.2m arrival of Bate from Stamford Bridge. While the 18-year-old will begin life at Elland Road in the development squad, Gallagher would link up immediately with Bielsa’s senior squad if Leeds can push a deal through.

July 21

9.15pm

Southampton are set to sign Chelsea defender Dynel Simeu on a three-year contract, reports Dan Sheldon.

The highly-regarded 19-year-old rejected the chance to remain at Stamford Bridge in a bid to boost his chances of playing first-team football.

Simeu will arrive at St Mary’s on a free transfer but Southampton will pay up to £1.5 million if certain clauses are met. A sell-on fee has also been inserted into the contract.

The Athletic is led to believe the south coast side will only start paying for Simeu once he starts playing for the first team.

10.30am

West Ham United’s Jarrod Bowen is on Liverpool’s radar as they consider adding more firepower to their squad, reports James Pearce.

The Athletic understands that the 24-year-old forward’s name features on a shortlist drawn up of potential attacking targets.

Whether Liverpool reinforce their squad in that area in the current window depends to a large extent on whether Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri leave Anfield. The club are open to offers for both players with Shaqiri attracting interest from Lazio.

Bowen fits the profile for Liverpool in terms of his age, playing style and versatility. He’s viewed as someone with massive potential who would initially provide high calibre back-up and increase competition for places.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp rates him highly and the club will continue to monitor his development even if they don’t ultimately pursue a deal this summer.

Bowen, who started his career at Hereford United, joined West Ham from Hull City for £18 million potentially rising to £25 million with add-ons in January 2020.

He scored eight goals and contributed five assists in 38 league appearances last season. His contract at the London Stadium runs until 2025.

9am

Birmingham City have agreed to take goalkeeper Matija Sarkic on loan for the 2021-22 season after a successful trial period, reports Gregg Evans.

The 23-year-old Wolverhampton Wanderers stopper has impressed since arriving last week and will now challenge for a starting place in the team.

Boss Lee Bowyer had made it clear that he needed a new goalkeeper before the start of the season following Neil Etheridge’s absence with COVID-19.

A return date has not been set for Etheridge, who is out of hospital and back with his family, but will not be rushed back.

Etheridge could be out for a matter of weeks, if not months, and that’s why Sarkic has made the switch from Wolves.

The Montenegro international spent his early years at Aston Villa but couldn’t find a way into the team as he was behind a number of senior goalkeepers.

He joined Wolves last summer and was sent out on loan to League One side Shrewsbury Town.

Although he has been on the bench a number of times for Villa in the Championship, this will be his first real chance of playing in the second-tier now an agreement is in place to join Birmingham.

The move is expected to be confirmed in the next 24 hours.

July 20

2pm

Liverpool have told Fulham they want £15 million for winger Harry Wilson, reports James Pearce.

The London club, who are looking to bounce back following relegation from the Premier League last season, are keen to sign the Wales international.

Discussions are ongoing with no official bid on the table but Liverpool insist £15 million is a fair price. They point to the fact that Fulham have previously paid that amount for fellow widemen Ivan Cavaleiro and Anthony Knockaert. They view Wilson as comparable in terms of his profile.

Liverpool turned down a bid of around £12 million for Wilson from Burnley last season and believe he’s progressed since then following a successful loan spell at Cardiff City where he scored seven goals and contributed 12 assists.

The 24-year-old accepts the time is right to secure a permanent move away from Anfield as he wants regular game time. As well as Cardiff, he has previously been loaned out to Crewe, Hull City, Derby County and Bournemouth.

Benfica, Brentford and West Bromwich Albion have also shown interest in Wilson this summer.

Wrexham-born Wilson has been on Liverpool’s books since under-nines level. His only senior appearances were against Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup during the 2016-17 campaign and against Arsenal in the League Cup last season.

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1pm

Leeds United hope to complete the signing of Chelsea midfielder Lewis Bate before the end of the week after agreeing a fee with the west London club, reports Simon Johnson.

The Athletic has been told that personal terms are being discussed in view of Bate conducting a medical at Leeds on Wednesday. Chelsea have negotiated a sell-on clause as part of the switch, but have not inserted a buy back clause.

There is still the danger of one of the other interested clubs trying to hijack the move at the 11th hour. The Athletic reported on Monday that Leeds were the favourites to secure the 18-year-old’s signature, but faced competition from West Ham, Liverpool, Leicester City and Brighton. 

Time is running out for the others to make a bid though and the player has already given a major indication his mind is made up by following a number of Leeds players on Instagram. 

Chelsea have been left with no choice to negotiate with clubs over selling the youngster after Bate made it clear he wasn’t going to sign a contract extension.

The west London club opened talks with Bate before the end of last season and made a good offer, but the England Under-19 international rejected it because he is worried about the lack of a pathway to appearances in the first team.

That meant Chelsea had to discuss a sale because he has only one year left on his current deal and they’d only be entitled to a nominal amount in compensation if he left in 2022.

Bate is a very highly rated teenager, who has been compared with another Chelsea prodigy Billy Gilmour. He came close to making a senior debut under former manager Frank Lampard last year when he was named on the bench against Sheffield United and Bayern Munich.

Meanwhile, another academy graduate Ike Ugbo is hoping to complete a permanent transfer to Belgian club Genk FC in the next few days. Ugbo, who scored an impressive 16 goals in 32 appearances while on loan at Cercle Bruges last season, has already agreed a wage package.

The hold-up is being caused by the size of the fee. Chelsea want £5 million for the 22-year-old, but Genk aren’t willing to pay such a high sum for the forward because he has just one year left on his contract at Stamford Bridge.

There is still optimism that a compromise will be reached so it can be finalised by the weekend.

July 15

2.20pm

Celtic have agreed to sell Kristoffer Ajer to Brentford for a fee believed to be around £12 million up-front with add-ons, reports Kieran Devlin.

Celtic rejected £10 million bids from Norwich City and Bayer Leverkusen in June for the Norwegian international’s services. Celtic informed interested parties that £15 million would be the fee required to separate them for their player. Last week Celtic rebuffed Brentford’s opening bid, which is believed to have been also £12 million up-front but totalling to £15 million with add-ons valued at roughly £3 million, a lower value than the finally agreed fee.

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Inside Pre-season: Behind the scenes of Liverpool 1-0 Mainz

LiverpoolFC.TV - Sat, 07/24/2021 - 15:23

Go behind the scenes of Liverpool's friendly win over FSV Mainz 05 with our new edition of Inside Pre-season.

The Reds picked up their first victory of the summer schedule as Luca Kilian clipped an Owen Beck cross into his own net at the end of Friday evening’s encounter.

The game was played in front of a crowd of 3,500 supporters in Austria – and our pitchside camera was there to bring you a unique angle of proceedings.

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Inside Pre-season: Behind the scenes of Liverpool 1-0 Mainz

LiverpoolFC TV - Sat, 07/24/2021 - 15:23
Go behind the scenes of Liverpool's friendly win over FSV Mainz 05 with our new edition of Inside Pre-season.
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Pep Lijnders' training camp diary: Day 13, Mainz reflections, Robbo's target and more

LiverpoolFC.TV - Sat, 07/24/2021 - 14:59

Pep Lijnders' latest training camp diary entry sees the assistant manager discuss the 1-0 victory over FSV Mainz 05, reveal a target Andy Robertson has set for himself and detail an outstanding performance from young goalkeeper Harvey Davies in training.

Our training is our fuel, that’s what we believe. That’s how and why we created the team we have. Making the collective better, forcing the individuals to improve. We need full determination of each player to make the next step; we can - and we will - be better again.

The Mainz game was a step in the right direction with more organisation and more discipline. Winning the game was important, keeping the ‘nil’ was important. We wanted to go more in detail and we did, the ‘quick breakaways’ were very good. The moment we played with more speed in our short passes and involving more players, we created chances. Options everywhere and ready to receive everywhere is the target.

It’s a good base working towards Hertha, but we need more determination to be well organised from everyone. We need to be more co-ordinated, especially when we are tired. It’s all about tactical discipline if you want to create ‘help from everywhere’. We are playing against teams who are longer in their pre-season, which makes each game a proper test. But that’s what we wanted: tests. Finals. To show that a little bit defending just doesn’t work.

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In the year we became Premier League champions, we only won against Lyon in the last match of pre-season, as well as against Tranmere and Bradford in the first two. In our best phases we had this mentality to see the next game as the final. This is the mentality we want NOW, not tomorrow.

There is a continuous competition between the teams (first half and second half) counting the amount of successful counter-pressing situations and we are improving step by step. In the first 15 minutes against Barcelona, we lost the ball 11 times and won it back 10 times immediately - that’s attacking the game, instead of attacking the goal. In our best games, we reached incredible numbers. It’s a great way to put more context to our pre-season games.

While I’m writing, Vitor and Andreas are taking a session with Robbo, Jota, Conor and Jake. Robbo and Jota look so much alike, there must be a relation between the Scottish and Portuguese a long, long time ago.

Getting started ⚽️ https://t.co/4J5qscgdVa

— DiogoJota18 (Diogo Jota) 23rd Jul 12:33

By the way, this session looks like the future of football: six coaches and five players. Jürgen and myself are watching from the sidelines, not making it eight versus five, because that wouldn’t be fair on the lads!

Jürgen creates a great mood; it’s early in the morning but he is throwing a few jokes around. Conall is doing a ball-orientated warm-up - we call him the No.12 because when we need an extra player he joins and adds a little bit of Northern Irish determination.

They are ending the session with counter-attacks; the passes are well played in front to keep the right speed but Harvey Davies killed the exercise by making some spectacular saves.

Jürgen shouts from 100 metres, “Love it Harvey!” but Robbo is fuming! Haha! In these counter-attacking drills, when our players don’t score they need to sprint back quickly to the halfway line. Remember one of our coaching principles, the better you play the more you play. The better you finish the less you run. The worse you play the more you run. Natural pressure. I like to make the team fit in this way a lot.

On his arrival yesterday evening, Robbo said he can get five goals this season… after this first session he said he was thinking he might even be able to get seven, maybe!

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I told the boys afterwards, ‘’Top session, guys!’… Jürgen responded immediately, “Top session, Harvey!”

This afternoon will be some time off for everyone. The boys got treatment this morning and now they can go fishing, play golf, take the bikes or just relax in the spa here. It’s a perfect place to combine hard work, recovery and clearing the head at the right moment, especially as the weather has settled down. As I've said before, when you ask a lot of your players, you need to give a lot as well.

Two weeks have flown past since we began our training camp and tomorrow morning we will travel to our new hotel in Tirol. Millie has found out there is a golf simulator in there, so our vice-captain is happy!

But there’s plenty of work to be done and the hard work continues. We’re looking forward to going to this new hotel, new surroundings and from there making a next step in our pre-season.

Speak to you again soon,
Pep

Pep Lijnders was speaking to James Carroll

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Pep Lijnders' training camp diary: Day 13, Mainz reflections, Robbo's target and more

LiverpoolFC TV - Sat, 07/24/2021 - 14:59
Pep Lijnders' latest training camp diary entry sees the assistant manager discuss the 1-0 victory over Mainz, reveal a target Andy Robertson has set for himself and detail an outstanding performance from young goalkeeper Harvey Davies in training.
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