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Gianluigi Donnarumma is the future when it comes to Italian goalkeepers and the AC Milan shot-stopper is the undisputed favourite to claim the number one spot once the legendary Gianluigi Buffon retires. The 19-year-old has been impressive for the Italian giants ever since he broke into the side but he has been linked with a move away from the capital from the start of the current season.

A number of top clubs have been linked with a big-money move for the Italian youngster who is arguably the best young goalkeeper in the world but recent odds from Ladbrokes suggests that Liverpool are joint-favourites to sign the 19-year-old, along with La Liga giants Real Madrid, who are both 2/1 favourites.

As quoted by Daily Star, Alex Apati of Ladbrokes stated:

“If the rumours are anything to go by, Donnarumma will be looking for a new club this summer and the latest odds suggest it’s Liverpool who’ll fancy their chances of striking a deal.”

The other clubs who made it into the top five for Donnarumma include PSG who are at 5/2, Arsenal at 4/1 and Juventus at 9/2.

Out of the above list, Madrid, Liverpool, PSG and Arsenal could all do with a new goalkeeper but are we really going to sign the highly-rated Italian star?

Are Liverpool Going To Spend Big For A Keeper?

Looking into our current team, Simon Mignolet has been frozen out and will be looking for a new club in the summer. The Belgian has been replaced by Loris Karius and the German has actually done well since becoming our first-choice keeper.

Even in the 2-1 loss to Manchester United, Karius commanded the box, even though he could not do much to stop the two goals we conceded.

The other keeper in our team, Danny Ward, does not seem to be developing as well as we would have liked him to, and it is surprising that Klopp did not let him leave in the winter window on a loan deal.

However, Donnarumma would not come on the cheap and this deal does look unlikely given that we already have a quality young keeper in Karius. The German just needs our backing and has already grown this season in a short time.

Instead of pursuing a deal for the Italian ace, we should instead be looking to spend the money to get more reinforcements in the defence and midfield, as we could lose Emre Can on a free transfer. Hence, the Donnarumma deal looks kind of off at the moment.

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Liverpool youngster picks up ankle ligament damage during loan spell



Marko Grujic

Marko Grujic

Liverpool youngster Marko Grujic has picked up ankle ligament damage during Hertha Berlin’s 4-2 win over Borussia Monchengladbach, as per Sky Sports.

The Serbian midfielder joined the Bundesliga side on a loan deal and has played four games for them. Hertha are currently second in the competition behind Bayern Munich with 10 points from four games.

Hertha’s general manager Michael Preetz was quoted by Sky Sports saying.

“Marko has managed to make a significant difference to our game in the short time he has been with us, which is why the loss for him personally and for us is very, very bitter.

“Now we will look after him and help him, so that he can play that role as soon as possible.”

The report adds that the midfielder had signed a new deal with the Reds before joining the Bundesliga side on loan and was part of the Serbian World Cup squad in Russia.

Grujic had a huge role to play in Cardiff’s promotion to the Premier League last season and did well in his three starts for Hertha this term.

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It will come as a bit of a blow for the youngster to miss out on game time but hopefully, he will not be out for long and return to full fitness quickly.

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(Video) Mohamed Salah hands Liverpool jersey to tearful young fan after win over Saints



Mohamed Salah got on the scoresheet against Southampton over the weekend but also there was another moment that is being spoken about on social media.

The Egyptian broke his mini-drought as he scored from Xherdan Shaqiri’s free-kick and he also had a few chances to make it two in the game.

The former AS Roma forward hasn’t been at his free-scoring best from last season but is slowly regaining his mojo in front of the goal.

Wayne Dunlop posted a video of his son on Twitter. The child was holding up a sign after the match at Anfield and Salah gave the youngster his shirt from the game.

It is an emotional video of the Twitter user’s son, Lewis, tearing up as the Egyptian hands him the shirt he wore during the game.

Salah even responded to the video uploaded and Wayne was very happy that his son received such a fantastic piece of memorabilia from Anfield.

The Egyptian is one of the best footballers in the world but it is moments like these that ensure the fans love players more.

Salah could have ignored the young fan and walked down the tunnel but he took time out to make the fan happy.

The Reds lead the Premier League standings at the moment, having won all six of their clashes in the Premier League so far.

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The 25-year-old is yet to hit top gear but it only seems like a matter of time before the goals start raining for the Liverpool forward.

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Jurgen Klopp dispels injury concern after surprise substitution against Southampton



Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri started for Liverpool in the clash against Southampton and was instrumental in our a 3-0 lead at half-time.

His shot was turned into the net by Wesley Hoedt for our first goal and his free-kick was slotted into an open net by Mohamed Salah for our third.

It was a little surprising that Jurgen Klopp decided to take the Swiss star off at half-time and replace him with James Milner.

Shaqiri was our most impressive attacker on Saturday as he played an advanced role behind our front three.

However, Milner came onto the pitch and we played with three central midfielders, something Klopp has used to great effect throughout his time at Liverpool.

The German spoke to the club’s official website as he explained he wanted more control in the game and that’s why he took Shaqiri off.

“I said to Shaq at half-time that I had never brought a player off after such an influential time without an injury. He is not injured. But I wanted to control the game and go back to our normal formation. And that helped, we really controlled it.”

The manager further added that it was not easy to make the change, given how influential Shaqiri was in the first half.

Klopp did explain the change to Shaq but playing the Swiss star had an impact on our defence and that was a problem for the manager.

“The only problem was defensively. Offensively, it was a good idea but, how I said, we have to work on that more often. But he was good and I liked it.”

Read more: Shaqiri shines: Player ratings as Liverpool defeat Southampton 3-0

The 26-year-old had a fantastic game and it will be great to see him play more games if he can have the same sort of impact in the coming months.

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