News Roundup

Team News

Liverpool FC travel down to London to face top-four rivals, Chelsea on Sunday. Jürgen Klopp has given an insight on the squad’s fitness following their success in the Champions League, in Rome on Wednesday.

He said Adam Lallana has been training and looked good, although the last time the former Southampton man was rushed back from injury earlier in the season he picked up another knock.

Klopp also mentioned everyone from Wednesday night should be okay to play and that the squad is looking thin emphasising the point that there isn’t much room to rotate for Premier League games. Liverpool will be looking to take something away from Antonio Conte’s Chelsea to try and secure themselves a place in next seasons Champions League. The Reds haven’t won in two Premier League matches, drawing to relegation bound Stoke and West Brom.

Club News

James Pallotta, the Club President of AS Roma, has demanded that the European competition introduces VAR to the game. The Italian said he, “understands it’s difficult to ref games but stuff like this can’t happen”. His final statement was “if they don’t get VAR in the Champions League, it’s an absolute joke”.

Pallotta is referring to the two penalties he believes his side should have had. Dzeko was brought down by Karius in the box after wrongly being called offside, and a clear handball by Trent Alexander-Arnold blocked a goal-bound shot.

Georginio Wijnaldum scored his first away goal for an English team in that semi-final to send Liverpool through. He celebrated by running straight to the club’s head of strength and conditioning, Andreas Kornmayer. Wijnaldum reveals they had an agreement to do it last time the Dutchman scored but he forgot. Before the game, the coach told Wijnaldum he would score, so when Gini buried his header past Alisson he sprinted to Kornmayer.

Former Liverpool and Scotland legend, now established pundit, Mark Lawrenson has said Liverpool’s left-back, Andy Robertson, is now worth £40million. The Scotsman was signed by Jürgen Klopp from Hull in the summer for £8million. But since his introduction to the starting eleven, the 24-year-old has gone from strength to strength. He is a fan favourite with the Anfield faithful and plays with his heart on his sleeve in every game.

Steven Gerrard will be named as Rangers Manager today. The former Liverpool legend has been coaching within Liverpool’s youth ranks for the U18 side but was approached by the Scottish giants after they sacked their manager Pedro Caixnha.