Good morning Reds and welcome to our live Liverpool coverage on Thursday 13th July.
Last night saw some fresh, shock claims about Jordan Henderson’s future. There are suggestions he is moving closer to the exit door and moving to Saudi Arabia.
It will lead to some tough questions for the player on what would be a very controversial transfer. He is reportedly being offered £700,000-a-week to join Steven Gerrard.
On the incoming front, speculation continues over Khephren Thuram and an asking price of £43m. from Nice with whirring. There have also been suggestions that Liverpool are ready to make a bid for defender Levi Colwill.
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Sepp sets for lending
Sepp van den Berg looks set to go out on loan for the fourth consecutive season.
The Liverpool defender has previously spent time at Preston North End and Schalke and is now set to join Mainz for the 2023/24 campaign.
It is according to Athleticwho state that the 21-year-old has ‘flew to Germany’ to finalize a deal.
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Darwin Nunez number change
Darwin Nunez has taken the number nine shirt at Liverpool, replacing his old number 27.
The Uruguayan has become the latest player to switch shirts at the club following Luis Diaz’s recent switch to the 7.
Nunez will look to build on his first season at the club, where he scored 15 goals in all competitions. What do you think of this change, Reds?
Liverpool are believed to have slapped a £10m price tag on Jordan Henderson.
Al-Ettifaq, managed by Steven Gerrard, are keen to recruit the Reds captain and are said to be offering the England international a weekly wage worth £700,000.
Issuing a recent update on Henderson, Fabricius Roman have stated that Liverpool are ‘insisting’ on a £10m fee after Al-Ettifaq proposed signing Henderson on a free transfer.
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Al-Ittihad are ready to make an offer for Fabinho
Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad are ready to make a concrete offer of £40m for Fabinho.
It is according to athletic, which states that the bid has not yet been officially submitted, but it is expected to arrive soon.
A “decision will move quickly one way or the other” is added.
Liverpool’s stance on Jordan Henderson’s future as the club prepare for an offer from Saudi Arabia
Liverpool are still awaiting an official approach for Jordan Henderson as speculation surrounding the captain’s future intensifies.
The Red Star are considering an offer from Saudi Pro League side Al Ettifaq, who are now managed by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, and reports on Wednesday night suggested Henderson is now leaning towards what would be a shock move to the Middle East.
Despite claims the England international’s future could be settled before Jurgen Klopp’s side fly to Germany for a pre-season training camp in the Black Forest on Saturday, the ECHO understands Liverpool have yet to be approached by any club in Saudi Arabia regarding their captain. Thursday morning.
And until an offer comes in for their long-serving skipper, the Reds are planning for life with Henderson as part of their ranks. There is no appetite from within the club to lose a player of Henderson’s importance ahead of a critical campaign.
Paul Gorst has more here.
10:01 amTom Cavilla
Liverpool ‘still retain an interest’ in OGC Nice midfielder Khephren Thuram, it has been suggested.
The team reported on Tuesday that Thuram was likely to stay at his current club. This was claimed to be due to the Reds turning their attention elsewhere, Bayern Munich cooling their interest and the player’s own desire to have the best possible chance of making Didier Deschamps’ senior France squad for Euro 2024.
However, Foot market received this Wednesday in a new report. The French publication reported that Liverpool and Bayern Munich are still keen to sign Thuram this summer. Nice would reportedly be willing to sell this summer, but only if the €50m (£43m) asking price is matched. It was also said that the 22-year-old would not force a transfer away from Ligue 1.
Have your say on the first team squad
This would certainly be a strange and unexpected way to end Jordan Henderson’s Liverpool career.
At the club since 2011, Henderson took on the role of first-team captain in 2015 following Steven Gerrard’s exit and could soon be reunited with the 43-year-old.
If the Reds’ No.14 were to move to Saudi Arabia, would it damage his Liverpool legacy in any way? It is a question that many are asking this morning. Share your thoughts below.
Henderson is ‘holding talks’ with Klopp within the next 24 hours
Jordan Henderson will reportedly ‘hold talks’ with Jurgen Klopp about his future at Liverpool within the next 24 hours.
The Reds’ captain has been offered a deal worth more than £700,000-a-week to join Al-Ettifaq, where he would play under Steven Gerrard.
A recent report from Daily mail have stated that Henderson is now set to discuss ‘what the future holds for him at Anfield’. The article adds that the midfielder is ‘desperate to be at the heart’ of another title challenge but is ‘not sure’ he will be a starter.
What would you do?
Should Liverpool decide to cash in on Jordan Henderson if a suitable offer comes in from Saudi Arabia?
The Reds’ captain currently has two years left on his contract, although reports last night suggested the 33-year-old is “leaning towards” a move to the Middle East.
What would you do with Henderson? Have your say below.
Latest from Henderson
Morning blush. So…Jordan Henderson then???
In case you missed it last night, these are key points from what is being reported by national media:
- Henderson ‘leans against’ Saudi Arabia move
- £700,000 per week’s salary on the table
- That would quadruple his LFC salary
- Gerrard has played a key role in the pursuit
- Talks scheduled with Klopp in the next 24 hours
- Reds want fee of ‘more than £17m.’
We will bring you all the latest on this as we get it.
Plus there will be updates on Khephren Thuram with Nice said to have slapped a £43m price tag on the Liverpool target.
And there are sure to be more claims about Levi Colwill, following speculation yesterday that the Reds are ‘ready to make an offer’. Stick around.