Head coach of Liverpool Jurgen Klopp has been offered a new deal by the club, according to reports.
The manager joined the club in the last campaign. The club decided to extend the deal they made with the tactician only nine months ago. Klopp, who is 49-years of age, earlier agreed to a deal to remain at the club till 2018 with the option of another year but the club wants to ward off any potential issues in future, especially based on this pedigree.
The German coach took The Reds to two finals in his last season, and could have finished much higher in the English Premier League if he had not sacrificed it for the sake of winning a title. Liverpool lost both finals, first to Manchester United in the League Cup, then to Sevilla in the Europa. There are reports that the fresh deal might not necessarily involve negotiating new financial terms but the club wants him to commit, especially based on his status and achievements. Klopp led his former club Borussia Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles and took them to a UCL final.
Steven Gerrard will play through the pain against Germany after receiving an injection for his troublesome hip, the Metro understands.
The Reds skipper will sit out of tomorrow evening’s clash with Chile, but is keen to face Joachim Low’s side, and draw level with World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore on 108 international caps in the process.
Fabio Borini’s agent has said that the forward made a mistake by joining Liverpool last summer, and instead should have remained at Roma for another season, the Daily Star understands.
The 22 year old, who was moved on following Victor Moses arrival at Anfield, made his Sunderland debut as a substitute in their 3-1 defeat to Arsenal at the weekend after joining up with Paolo Di Canio’s side on a season long loan on transfer deadline day.
Brendan Rodgers will use tonight’s Capital One Cup second round tie against Notts County to field a number of his squad players.
Luis Alberto is set to make his debut for the club, while Andre Wisdom and Raheem Sterling are pushing for their first starts of the season.
Liverpool have unveiled Aly Cissokho at Anfield after the defender completed his loan move from Valencia.
The Mail Online has reported that the 25 year old is raring to go after signing for, what he described, as a ‘really legendary club.’
Daniel Sturridge is likely to feature in tomorrow lunchtime’s season opener against Stoke City despite not being 100% fit, while Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger are expected to recover from knee injuries in time to play some part.
New signings Simon Mignolet and Kolo Toure are expected to start while fellow new arrivals Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto are also in the provisional match day squad though Luis Suarez continues his ten match suspension.
Luis Suarez has been encouraged by Arsenal’s interest in him, distancing himself from claims he made stating that he would only be interested in a move away from England, the Daily Mail understands.
The 26 year old told Uruguayan radio station 890 that “there are two or three teams that are possibilities” as he considers his options ahead of the new season, with Chelsea also reportedly interested.
Suarez’s preference would be a move to Real Madrid, but the Spanish giants are yet to make their interest known.
Meanwhile, Stewart Downing has told Sky Sports that he welcomes the competition for places at the club following the arrivals of Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto.
Both Spaniards will be competing for a wide berth next season, though it remains to be seen if Downing will still be with the club following West Ham United’s reported interest in the England international.
Elsewhere, the club have rejected a loan approach from Bolton Wanderers for midfielder Raheem Sterling.
However, one Reds player who has been sent to the Championship to get some more first team experience is striker Michael Ngoo, who has joined newly promoted Yeovil Town for the forthcoming season.
The 20 year old spent the second half of last season at Scottish Premier League side Hearts, scoring five goals in sixteen appearances.
Shakhtar Donetsk have revealed that they are open to offers for midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the Express understands.
The Armenia international has strongly been lined with a move to Liverpool, though the Reds approach for the player stalled following confusion over his ownership.
Liverpool have completed the signing of goalkeeper Simon Mignolet from Sunderland on a long term contract.
The Belgian international cost the Reds £9m, with a further £2m potentially due to the North East club in additional payments.
He is expected to battle with Pepe Reina for a place in the first team, after the Spaniard declared that he is likely to remain at Anfield amid rumours that he could return to Barcelona.
Simon Mignolet is expected on Merseyside today to complete his £10 million pound transfer from Sunderland.
The Belgian international is due to undergo a medical at Melwood having agreed personal terms with the Reds.
It has been reported that the 24 year old will sign a five year contract, to initially battle with current first choice goalkeeper Pepe Reina.