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As the teams head into the international break, it is time to check back on the available players and plan for the season ahead. As the media dusts off news from the past, it appears that Liverpool had made a bid to sign a midfielder from Ligue 1.

It was early in August that the Reds were linked with a move for the Rennes’ midfielder Benjamin Andre, although there was no confirmation from either party.

Reports earlier in the summer indicated that a starting offer of €17m was being prepared by the Anfield side. However, that was the last we heard of the link at that time, with the story disappearing as quickly as it emerged.

It looked at that time that Liverpool’s interest was only a figment of imagination, but this report from French outlet Le Telegramme indicates that an offer for Andre was indeed made!

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp was looking to bolster his midfield options in the summer, having sold Lucas Leiva to Lazio. However, Naby Keita is scheduled to arrive at Anfield next season. Hence, a move for Andre was not something out of the blue. His rejection was also not uncalled for, as the 27-year-old wasn’t exactly interested in leaving France just yet.

He recently signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with Rennes and feels that he has a long future at the club, having stated in the summer that he wants to contribute to the long-term project at Rennes.

It remains interesting to see if Liverpool follow up on their initial interest for Andre with a renewed approach either in the January transfer window or next summer.

Andre has picked up pretty much from where he left off last season and was made the club captain during the summer. That means it may need a stronger and concrete effort for Liverpool to sign him.

The robust midfielder may not settle for anything less than a regular role in the first-team and Liverpool will have to assure the same to have any thoughts of signing him.

Will Klopp go for Andre again, this winter or next summer?

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“Deserved”, “All the best for the future” – Some Liverpool fans pleased with choice for September’s Player of the Month

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Daniel Sturridge had a great September for Liverpool. Even though the Reds were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Chelsea and lost to Napoli in the Champions League, Sturridge scored a couple of fantastic goals against his former employers.

His strike against the Blues at Stamford Bridge will be remembered for long. Liverpool looked to be out of the game but the Englishman came up with a majestic hit from outside the box in the final moments of the game.

The 29-year-old hasn’t started many games but is doing a great job off the bench. Sturridge was named as Liverpool’s player of the month for his performances in September.

The Englishman will have a huge role to play for us as the season progresses and several fans were pleased that the striker got his reward for some excellent games.

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“Special type of player” – Some Liverpool fans believe on-loan youngster is a future star after a fantastic free-kick

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Harry Wilson Liverpool

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Wales defeated the Republic of Ireland in a UEFA Nations League game and they have Harry Wilson to thank.

The Liverpool youngster stepped up to score a brilliant free-kick for the away side in the 58th minute.

The 21-year-old was in the news earlier in the season when he smashed in a free-kick at Old Trafford. Manchester United were the opposition for Derby County on that evening and the Welshman’s goal helped the Championship side knock the Red Devils out of the Carabao Cup.

The 21-year-old is on loan at Derby and is one of the brightest youngsters at Anfield. The Welshman certainly got a lot of people talking with his effort against the Republic of Ireland and some fans believed the attacking midfielder has a great future ahead of him.

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“Flick him to barca” – Some Liverpool fans believe new video will help the Reds offload flop star for better price

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Alberto Moreno

Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno has just one start to his name this season and that came in the 2-1 loss against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup at Anfield.

The game will be remembered for an Eden Hazard wonder goal, where the Spaniard was taken to the cleaners by the Belgian.

Moreno has found it tough to reclaim his starting spot in the Liverpool team, with Andy Robertson putting in a number of great performances. The newly appointed Scottish captain is possibly the best left-back in the league and was with the national side during the international break.

The Spaniard was training with the other members of the squad at Melwood and a brilliant video of his was shared. Moreno can be seen doing a couple of quality flicks during training and that got a number of fans interested.

The left-back has been linked (h/t Mirror) with a move to Barcelona in the winter window, and some fans believed this video was a ploy to increase his value ahead of a possible sale.

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