News Roundup

Team News:

Ahead of Liverpool’s fixture against Stoke City, the reds could be without Sadio Mane after the forward picked up a slight thigh injury in training.

Jurgen Klopp told reporters in his press conference:

“Of course there is something. We will see. It is not that serious. there is a chance for tomorrow. If we use that chance or not… it is quite early in the day.”

The reds are likely to field a strong team on Saturday as they chase Champions League qualification for the second straight year. Liverpool have been dealt with injury blows and go into the game with three fit midfielders.

Klopp: “We have not a lot of time between the games so I prefer to wait until the last second until I have to make the decisions. That’s about the boys who have a few little things [fitness issues] from the [Roma] game.

My line-up, or the idea for the line-up is to win the game – that’s the only thing I can think about. But there will not be 1,000 changes because we don’t have the opportunity and because it’s a Premier League game and it’s very important.”

Club News:

After his performance against Roma on Tuesday, Mohamed Salah has been awarded Champions League Player of the Week. The Egyptian scored two and assisted two in their 5-2 victory.

Jurgen Klopp offered his support to fan Sean Cox after he was attacked prior to the Liverpool game:

“I think the game on Tuesday night showed the beauty of the game during the game – and showed the most ugly face of parts of the game before the game.

When I heard [for the] first time about it I cannot describe my emotions in English, to be honest. It was how it feels still, that it should never have happened.”

Youth News:

Liverpool U18s manager Steven Gerrard could be leaving to join Rangers as their manager. Reports have emerged that the Liverpool legend is favourites to become the next boss of the Scottish side with Gary McAllister tipped to be his number two.