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Liverpool in talks with German veteran as English star’s Anfield future is unclear



Max Kruse

Liverpool FC transfer news: Liverpool in talks with German striker Max Kruse

The Sunday Express (h/t Daily Star) reports that Liverpool are in talks with Max Kruse as they look to secure the services of the German.

The 31-year-old scored 11 times and provided 8 assists in the Bundesliga last season and is available for free.

Max Kruse

Max Kruse

The striker was contracted to Werder Bremen last season, and the report claims that Liverpool want to bolster their attack in the summer.

The Champions League winners face a lot of competition for the German, with Fenerbahce, AS Roma and Bayern Munich interested in the 31-year-old, according to the report.

Daniel Sturridge’s future unclear at Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge celebrated a Champions League win on Saturday, but the report claims that the Englishman’s future is unclear at Liverpool.

The former Chelsea striker has struggled for starts under Jurgen Klopp and has seen Divock Origi being preferred as a replacement to Roberto Firmino.

Sturridge has also struggled with injuries during his time at Anfield, however, he was fit for most of the campaign this time around.

Kruse would make a decent free signing for the Reds as he can play in several positions in the final third. The problem with the German is his age and Liverpool have a young striker in Rhian Brewster already on the books.

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Origi has come up with some big goals this season too, and the Belgian should play a huge part in our campaign next time around.

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Klopp could use personal relationship to bring this 22-year-old Bundesliga ace to Liverpool



Amine Harit

Liverpool scout Schalke star Amine Harit over possible move

Liverpool have sent a scout to watch Schalke midfielder Amine Harit in action, according to Il Corriere dello Sport (h/t Liverpool Echo).

The 22-year-old has five goals and two assists from 11 Bundesliga games this season. Harit is of Moroccan descent and can play in a number of positions.

The Schalke star primarily is a midfielder but has played on the right side this season for David Wagner.

Amine Harit
Amine Harit celebrates after scoring for Schalke (Image credit: Bongarts)

The report claims that Klopp could use his personal relationship with Wagner to try and seal a move for the 22-year-old.

Liverpool in need of a midfielder?

Klopp might have some decisions to make in the summer regarding our midfield options.

James Milner and Adam Lallana are in their 30s while Georginio Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson are 29.

Lallana is also a free agent at the end of the season and hasn’t featured much for the Reds in recent seasons.

Adam Lallana
Adam Lallana scores his first goal of the season against Manchester United (Image credit: Getty)

We have three midfielders who are 26 or below with Fabinho starring for us this season. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain seems to be coming back to form while Naby Keita’s injury woes continue.

The Reds also have Marko Grujic out on loan, and the Serbian has done a great job over the past 18 months or so at Hertha Berlin.

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Liverpool didn’t make any major moves in the previous summer, however, we can always do with more young talent joining the side.

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European outfit demand €25m for 21-year-old Liverpool target



Sander Berge

Genk want €25m for Liverpool target Sander Berge

Sander Berge has been recently linked with Liverpool after featuring for Genk in the Champions League (h/t Express).

The 21-year-old Norwegian faced us twice in the Champions League and has also attracted the interest of other clubs.

La Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Calciomercato) claims that Napoli have made the 21-year-old their priority signing in the coming months.

Sander Berge
Sander Berge battles Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for the ball (Image credit: Getty)

Napoli are facing a bit of a crisis in recent weeks with the players also facing off against club president Aurelio de Laurentiis.

Berge came through the ranks at Vaalerenga and moved to Genk in 2017. The Belgians have slapped a €25million price-tag on his head and the report claims Napoli will make a move in January (h/t Calciomercato).

However, due to Napoli’s asking price, Napoli might shelf their move till the summer (h/t Calciomercato).

Berge is also a regular for the Norway national team, and it will be interesting to see if he is on the move soon.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was seen speaking to the player after the Champions League clash at Anfield too (h/t Express).

Big decisions lie for Berge

Berge has to take the right decision regarding his future with first-team football a requirement too.

Napoli have done well in recent seasons despite making managerial changes in the past.

However, Liverpool have also handed chances to young players under Klopp, and we could do with more talents coming in the future.

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Liverpool have a couple of midfielders over 30 in Adam Lallana and James Milner and need to plan for a future without them.

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Boost for Liverpool as this defender’s knee injury might not be too serious



Joe Gomez

Joe Gomez’s England injury isn’t considered serious after knee scan

Joe Gomez’s time with England during this international break was cut short after injuring his knee in an accidental collision.

The Liverpool defender has seen a lot happen over the past week at the Three Lions camp. He was involved in a bust-up with Raheem Sterling which saw a cut appear below his right eye.

Sterling accepted his mistake in the bust-up but there was more to come. The Liverpool defender came off the bench against Montenegro and was booed by some sections of the England fan.

Joe Gomez
Joe Gomez in action against Montenegro (Image credit: Getty)

Gomez has had a tough time with Liverpool too as Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren are ahead of him in the pecking order.

He did come on for the final few minutes against Manchester City, and we need all our players to be fit for the rest of the season.

Dominic King of the Daily Mail allayed some fears about the extent of Gomez’s injury.

The journalist tweeted about Gareth Southgate’s update regarding the 22-year-old and how it wasn’t serious:

Gomez’s injury troubles

The youngster has had his issues with injuries in the past too. Last season, the centre-back suffered a fracture in the win over Burnley and was out for almost six months.

His initial recovery didn’t go well and the youngster had to go under the knife. Liverpool had several problems in the centre-back spot then and fielded Fabinho in some games.

Joel Matip
Joel Matip has been excellent alongside Virgil van Dijk over the past 18 months (Image credit: Getty)

This season has also been tough on the defenders with Joel Matip suffering a problem too. The Cameroon centre-back hasn’t played for us since the 1-1 draw against Manchester United.

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That leaves us with just Virgil van Dijk and Lovren as the fit centre-backs, and hopefully, Gomez is not out for long.

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