Reds Face Stiff Competition For Italian Hitman
Italian forward Lorenzo Insigne is subjected to a tug of war between multiple clubs this summer. The Napoli star who has been on fire this season will cost around £50 million with Napoli proving to be tough negotiators in the past.
The Calciomercato reports that Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Arsenal are the clubs showing renewed interest in Insigne, 25. However, it is widely believed that the player will favour a move to Liverpool over the other two teams.
A £50 million fee is touted while contract extension talks are already underway between Insigne and Napoli.
James Milner Admits Youngsters Weren’t Helpful
Meanwhile, James Milner believes that the senior players in the team did not offer much help to the youngsters in the 2-1 comeback win at Stoke.
Youngsters Ben Woodburn and Trent- Alexander Arnold were the surprise starters in the game but they were withdrawn at half-time after not being able to create sufficient impact. The Brazilian duo of Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino both entered the fray and helped the team to a remarkable comeback which saw them score twice in quick succession.
However, James Milner believes that the senior players let down the youngsters and did not help them much, reports the Liverpool Echo.
“I think at this stage of the season every three points is important, especially after going 1-0 down,” he said.
Jamie Carragher Shreds Richards Keys Into Pieces
Jamie Carragher is slowly becoming a famous personality on Twitter. He already has one million followers and he is known for brutally trolling famous football related celebrities.
The latest to fall into this trap is Ex-Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys.
It all started when Keys called into question Carragher’s description of Arsenal players as “cowards” following their latest awful performance in the 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Monday night.
Keys clearly thought Carragher went over the top and tweeted accordingly
And Carragher wasn’t having any criticism of it
But Keys – clearly not understanding that the former defender is a pro at this sort of thing – wouldn’t let it lie there, and he tried to come back with the age-old Twitter slight which follows around everyone who used to play for Liverpool in the Premier League.
And that was like a red rag to the former Red.
From there, Carragher’s takedown was swift fierce and brutally honest.
Liverpool plotting move to sign this Arsenal backroom staff member
Liverpool target Arsenal’s head of medical services – Gary O’Driscoll
Liverpool have identified Arsenal’s Gary O’Driscoll as the leading candidate to replace the outgoing Andrew Massey. (h/t Daily Mail)
Massey who is the current head of medical services at Liverpool will leave the club on March 1st to take up a position at FIFA.
Having been at the club for almost seven years, Massey has played a key role in the Reds being one of the fittest teams in the league.
O’Driscoll is widely recognized as being one of the best in his field and Arsenal are determined to keep him at the Emirates.
Driscoll has been at Arsenal since 2009 and is one of the old guards who has survived various culls.
He has held lead positions with the British Lions and Ireland rugby team. He should now welcome the chance to work for the European and World Champions. (h/t Metro)
Hailing from Manchester, Driscoll could welcome a return to the North-West of England to Merseyside.
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Liverpool are an extremely well-run club both on and off the pitch. Driscoll should relish the ability to work with the Reds without having to worry about politics or unrest.
In Driscoll, Liverpool look to have found an excellent candidate to continue the work of Andrew Massey as the Reds prepare for life without the medical genius.
Third Liverpool star shipped out on loan until the end of the season
Isaac Christie-Davies joins Cercle Brugge until the end of the season
Liverpool striker Isaac Christie-Davies has joined Cercle Brugge on loan until the end of the season. (h/t Liverpoolfc)
Christie-Davies will now link-up with the Groen en Zwart at their winter training camp in Malta. He is the third Liverpool player to leave on loan this month following Herbie Kane and Rhian Brewster.
The 22-year-old joined Liverpool from Chelsea and made his debut last month in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals against Aston Villa.
Bernd Storck is the manager of Cercle Brugge, who gained promotion to Belgium’s top-flight last season.
The German coach was previously in charge of Royal Excel Mouscron, where Taiwo Awoniyi spent time on loan last season.
Cercle currently have 13 players on loan at the club. The Welshman’s versatility has seen him perform in midfield, on the wing and upfront for the Liverpool Under-23s this season. This could boost his chances of a starting berth.
Cercle are currently bottom of the Belgian top tier, seven points off their closest rivals Waasland-Beveren after taking just 11 from their opening 21 games.
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Cercle next play at home to Royal Antwerp on January 19 and should give Christie-Davies enough time to prepare for his possible debut.
Liverpool striker returns from loan spell after scoring just 1 goal in 22 games
Liam Millar has been recalled by Liverpool from his loan at Kilmarnock
Liverpool youngster Liam Millar has returned to the club after cutting short his loan at Kilmarnock. (h/t Liverpoolfc)
The 20-year-old striker, who joined from Fulham in 2016, is yet to make his debut for the Merseysiders.
Millar signed a long-term first-team contract with Liverpool in January 2019 and joined Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock on loan until the end of the 2018–19 season.
He made his debut for Kilmarnock in a 2–1 loss to Hearts and scored his first goal a month later against St Mirren.
He returned on loan to Kilmarnock in August 2019 on a year-long loan which has now been cut short by the Reds.
The striker made 22 appearances for Kilmarnock this season, scoring just 1 goal. (h/t Whoscored)
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A versatile forward, Millar is capable of playing both upfront and on the left flank with equal proficiency.
Liverpool had also recalled Nathaniel Phillips from his loan at VfB Stuttgart to address the lack of cover at centre-back due to injuries.