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Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has claimed that the Reds would have to sell a star player if they are to repeat this summer’s transfer exploits.

The Sky Sports pundit was speaking to the Telegraph (h/t Express) and even claimed that all the money spent by Jurgen Klopp in the summer mostly came from the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in the January window.

“Klopp has spent £170 million, but those funds came mainly from the £142m received for Philippe Coutinho last January.

“We cannot ignore that when trying to redefine Klopp as some kind of chequebook manager, or Liverpool’s American owners as Roman Abramovich-style benefactors.

“It means this summer’s investment is unlikely to be repeated without selling another star. I wrote last season I feared Liverpool may never win the league under Klopp due to the financial strength in Manchester.”

The former Red also added that the loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League laid bare the weaknesses Liverpool have in their squad.

However, Carragher was quick to suggest that the new signings could do the job for the Reds this season and they have a real chance of doing well this season.

The former England defender ended with a word of warning to the Reds, claiming that if we do not do well, we would fall behind those clubs that invest heavily in their side.

Liverpool have signed Alisson, Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri and look set for a title charge this campaign.

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Jurgen Klopp has a chance of achieving something special with this squad and the big win against West Ham is a sign of the same.

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“New Fernando Torres”: Some Liverpool fans on cloud nine as on-loan starlet wins Carabao Cup Player of the Round award

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Harry Wilson

In what comes as a sweet surprise to the Liverpool fans, on-loan Reds starlet Harry Wilson has won the Carabao Cup Player of the Round award.

The youngster scored a fantastic free-kick against Manchester United to inflict a painful defeat on the Red Devils. He is currently on loan at Derby County, managed by Frank Lampard, and the promising young starlet is enjoying a good spell at the club.

He has made 9 appearances in all competitions, scoring 2 goals and claiming an assist. Wilson had a very good game against Mourinho’s men in the Carabao Cup and scored his team’s first goal to equalise after Mata had given Mourinho’s men an early lead.

The game was incredible as it went all the way to the penalties, with Derby eventually winning the shootout 8-7. As the club’s official twitter handle shared the news, some fans went crazy on Twitter.

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Liverpool injury update: Jurgen Klopp provides the latest on injured Reds stars including Keita

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Manager Jurgen Klopp has provided the latest team news ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Huddersfield Town. (Liverpool Echo)

Summer signing Naby Keita suffered a hamstring injury while on duty for his national team whereas Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Virgil Van Dijk suffered setbacks too.

The Reds will check on the fitness of the latter three but Klopp confirmed that Keita is out for this game. When asked if he had a fitness update, Klopp responded by saying (h/t Liverpool Echo),

“Not really. We had a session yesterday and a few of the boys trained, so we’ll have to see how they’ve reacted after that.

“The only thing that is pretty sure is that Naby will not be available; with all the rest we have to see how it develops. That’s it, pretty much.”

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Naby Keita

Speaking about Virgil van Dijk, the gaffer added that there were no long-term concerns regarding the player’s fitness. The Dutchman featured in the Netherlands’ 3-0 win vs Germany but returned home after the game as a precautionary measure, missing the following game against Belgium.

Klopp added:

“You saw when he went off – everybody saw when he went off – in the home game against Southampton, Virg would not leave the pitch without any major problems.

“It settled pretty quickly. Football players have to play very often with some kind of pain, that’s how it is. What it is exactly is not too important.

“It’s all good, he has no problems with that anymore.”

Virgil van Dijk (right)

We’ll have to wait to see if the injured players recover in time to make it to the starting XI against Huddersfield Town.

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Despite a drop in form, we are level on points with league leaders Man City and a win against the Terriers would help us maintain the pressure at the top.

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Salah and Mane out? – Predicted 4-3-3 Liverpool line-up to face Huddersfield Town

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Virgil van Dijk & Joe Gomez

Predicted Liverpool line-up to face Huddersfield in the Premier League

Liverpool take on a struggling Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Saturday. While the Terriers are one of the three teams who are yet to win in the Premier League this season, Liverpool are tied level on points with league leaders, Manchester City.

The Reds are unbeaten in the league but the international break hasn’t been great. Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Naby Keita and Sadio Mane all picked up injuries and Jurgen Klopp might mix things up.

Liverpool drew against Manchester City last time around and it will be interesting to see how the Reds fare in this game.

Probable Liverpool XI

Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Jurgen Klopp

Alisson (GK)

The Brazilian is our first-choice goalkeeper and will start the game against the Terriers on Saturday.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB)

Alexander-Arnold was part of the England side during the recent international break and should be up for the clash against Huddersfield.

Joe Gomez

Virgil van Dijk (CB)

Van Dijk is a sure starter for the Reds at the back. He has completely transformed our team’s dynamics and is crucial to our success.

Joe Gomez (CB)

Gomez was excellent for England against Spain and should look to carry that form for Liverpool on Saturday.

Andy Robertson (LB)

The Scottish captain is one of the best left-backs in the league and must start for the Reds.

James Milner (CM)

Milner picked up an injury prior to the international break but should be fit for this game.

Geoginio Wijnaldum & Memphis Depay

Jordan Henderson (CM)

The captain should start the game for the Reds given that Naby Keita is out injured.

Georginio Wijnaldum (CM)

Wijnaldum scored a great goal against Germany recently and has been excellent for Liverpool so far.

Xherdan Shaqiri (RW)

Salah’s minor problem could give Shaqiri a chance to shine. The Swiss star hasn’t started many games for us, but this is the perfect tie to play him.

Xherdan Shaqiri of Liverpool

Roberto Firmino (ST)

The Brazilian isn’t getting as many goals as he would have liked, but he is an important player for the team and should start on Saturday.

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Daniel Sturridge (LW)

With Mane a doubt, Klopp can opt to play Daniel Sturridge on the left wing.

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