Liverpool starts the preseason in style with a great win over Tranmere Rovers in midweek. Important and positive points to take from the match. Young players such as Ojo, Kent and most promising, Grujic all excelled in their first preseason fixture.
Before the game, the Liverpool squad welcomed back two key players to the first team. Workhorse, Adam Lallana and magic man, Philippe Coutinho. Both did not feature against Tranmere but both had a part to play against Wigan Athletic last night.
Nothing new when talking transfers, although I’m certainly happy that Dominic Solanke has finally been announced as a Liverpool player and he got off to a flying start in the Red’s opening preseason fixture. Another satisfying factor, Mohamad Salah received his work permit and was ready to take to the field! Klopp should be happy he’s able to deploy his new wingman as he made the dream start to his Liverpool career, scoring on his debut for the reds.
Another week, Liverpool send good vibes out with a great kickoff to another chapter under manager Klopp. In interviews after the game, Klopp touched on the transfer subject when asked. Unfortunately, we know as much as we did before the interview with the gaffer.
Liverpool’s transfer dealings:
Not much has changed, as previously said, Liverpool gives the impression they are locked in negotiations with the same transfers as they were weeks back. Reports have been back and forth regarding Klopp’s first choice targets.
Latest to come from an array of reports is that RB Leipzig have rejected a £57m bid from Liverpool for Naby Keita as they attempt to prise away their strongest asset from the club. Leipzig are holding strong and are still adamant that the player is not for sale. However, on the other side of reports, it’s believed LFC’s committee will not give up on their pursuit of Keita in this window.
It’s clear to see there are no backup targets being referred to as of yet, shedding some positivity on the situation and our long 12-round transfer negotiations. The key is to be patient with whatever’s going on behind closed doors. The manager seems calm and ready and I will follow suit.