It was only this time last week that the newspapers were in overload as they predicted a massive day of transfer activity for the Reds. However, one week on from that let-down, there is very little to report about Liverpool with most of the papers concentrating on the upcoming international weekend.
On the subject of the international scene, a couple of the Reds’ younger players made an impact for the England Under-21s and England Under-19s on Thursday evening. The BBC have claimed that Jonjo Shelvey was involved in plenty of attacking player for the Under-21s, with the former Charlton midfielder scoring one and assisting the other as the Three Lions managed a 2-0 victory over Azerbaijan.
However, it’s probably the Under-19 game that will draw more enthusiasm from Reds supporters. Having only just signed 18-year-old Samed Yesil, Goal.com were full of praise for the new Reds youngster as he ripped England apart in a 3-1 win. The former Bayer Leverkusen forward scored twice and grabbed an assist to wrap up a hugely impressive display for the Germans.
In other news, the Independent have run a story on former midfielder Alberto Aquilani. The newspaper have obtained quotes from Aquilani’s new club, Fiorentina, that suggest the deal was very close to being dead in the water due to the midfielder’s huge wages at Liverpool. It’s being suggested that the Reds came to a compromise over this matter, meaning that they may have reached a financial payoff with Aquilani to move him out of Anfield.
The final report comes out of the Liverpool Daily Post and is a controversial topic to say the least. Following the dismal transfer saga last week, Reds legend Mark Lawrenson claims that most supporters are wishing that Liverpool were run as well as bitter rivals Everton, who managed to wrap up all their deals long before the window slammed shut.