With the World Cup less than 10 days away, every national side will be putting their players through the paces with hopes of lifting the greatest prize in international football.
England are no different as they feature in a group containing Belgium, Panama and Tunisia, and will expect to make it out of the group stage easily.
The Three Lions are also doing their bit in their practice sessions and a tweet from the official England team handle carried a video of Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold curling the ball into the net.
— England (@England) June 4, 2018
The caption in the tweet was spot on as the youngster had an incredible season for us this season and a number of fans got into the act and shared their reactions to the “goal”, with many claiming he should start for England and others expecting him to become a great player in the future.
Should definitely start
— َ (@KyleFutbol) June 4, 2018
Trent >>>>>>> Trippier 100% and there is nothing you can do about it
— 🇭🇷 (@DejanSZN) June 4, 2018
Better than Trippier
— Shaun Kennaird (@KennairdShaun) June 4, 2018
I agree with you. He will be legend of English player
— コイルﾆｷ🇭🇷 (@withCoil) June 4, 2018
Alexander Arnold is much better than Trippier and kept Sane and Ronaldo in his back pocket during Liverpool’s Champions League campaign.
He definitely should start against Tunisia.
— David Clarke (@david_clarke91) June 4, 2018
— Rukhsar. (@rukhsarahmed786) June 4, 2018
He’s not just any right back
— Prithvi Ghag (@prithvighag) June 4, 2018
can walker do that
— the4thofficialz (@the4thofficialz) June 4, 2018
I hope he doesn’t play much so he can be well rested for Liverpool next season. 😩 Stop showing off Trent! 😂
— Scurls 🌻 (@ArikaMM) June 4, 2018
— kazlufc1 (@kazlufc1) June 4, 2018
This is why I think he’ll end up being a midfielder. Get him into those edge of the box positions and he’s got one hell of a finish on him. #Tekkers
— Mark (@Batchowski) June 4, 2018
England bout to do some work, great talent in the squad.
— Isaac Trejo (@LBC_Muffinz23) June 4, 2018
Newcastle United interested in signing highly-rated 21-year-old Liverpool starlet
Newcastle United are interested in Dominic Solanke, according to the Newcastle Chronicle (h/t Liverpool Echo). The report claims that the club is also looking at another Liverpool striker, Divock Origi.
The club already have a couple of players on loan from English sides, Salomon Rondon and Kenedy, and would not be allowed to make another loan move in the January window.
Solanke has struggled for game time this season and hasn’t played a single minute of football for the senior side. The 21-year-old did score a goal for the Reds in the Premier League last season and made 21 appearances in the competition.
However, only five of those were starts and the youngster hasn’t featured in any of the cup games this season either. Minutes on the pitch will be tough for the Englishman as Liverpool prefer Roberto Firmino to lead the attack.
Daniel Sturridge has seen a revival in his Anfield career this season and has four goals to his name in all competitions.
Solanke does need time on the pitch to get better and it will be interesting to see if we are willing to let him leave in the winter window or not.
Liverpool injury update: Reds confirm that star attacker has undergone a successful surgery
The Senegalese star’s surgery was supervised by our medics and was successful. The report adds that Mane’s recovery will be monitored in the coming days ahead of our clash against Huddersfield on Saturday.
The 26-year-old is on a bit of a goal drought as he hasn’t scored for club or country since September 1. Mane’s last goal came in the 2-1 win over Leicester and the 26-year-old doesn’t even have an assist to his name since scoring that goal against the Foxes.
Liverpool need their top stars to be firing but have a number of injury concerns ahead of the Huddersfield clash. Virgil van Dijk, Naby Keita, Mohamed Salah and James Milner all have issues that the club have to keep an eye on but we could see a couple of them start against the Terriers.
The Reds haven’t won a game since their 3-0 triumph over Southampton on 22nd September, but we should start as favourites against a win-less Huddersfield.
It will be interesting to see what Jurgen Klopp does with his team. We don’t have tough fixtures until te game against Arsenal November 3, and this is the ideal time for the manager to rotate the squad.
Mane is an important player for the team but he should only play when he is 100% fit.
Barcelona interested in January swoop for 29-year-old Liverpool star
The Croatian has a couple of starts for the Reds this season, with one coming in the 0-0 draw against Manchester City last week.
The 29-year-old has seen his spot in the starting XI taken up by Joe Gomez. Liverpool seem to prefer a centre-back pairing of Gomez and Virgil van Dijk, and that has seen us concede just three goals in eight Premier League games.
The La Liga champions are facing a bit of a crisis at the back, as per the report. Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen are out for a while and that only leaves Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet as the fit central defenders in the team.
Barcelona haven’t looked invincible this season and have conceded nine goals in eight games. They sit second in the league behind Sevilla and have won just four of their opening eight games in the competition.
Lovren, for his part, recently came back from an injury he picked up during the World Cup. The Croatian looked in decent touch against Manchester City and selling him in January would be a big risk taken by the Reds.
Liverpool only have Joel Matip as their other senior central defender and we need to keep the Croatian at the club until the end of the season just in case there’s an injury crisis.
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