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Breaking News ! Welcome to the Liverpool ECHO's news and transfers live blog. Here you will find all the latest Liverpool news, rumours and transfer gossip including links to Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips. The Reds drew 2-2 with Everton on Saturday and Jurgen Klopp will be sweating on the fitness of both Virgil van Dijk and Thiago Alcantara after two separate incidents during the game left them needing a trip to hospital. We'll have all the latest updates there as soon as they happen so stick with us and get involved by sending your thoughts to @LivEchoLFC or @MattAddison97. Subscribe to our FREE Liverpool FC newsletter, YouTube channel and listen to Blood Red Podcast. Key EventsVan Dijk and Thiago update12:2813:11Matt AddisonThomas Gronnemark exclusiveThe Liverpool coach on his work with Jurgen Klopp, why he has changed his stance on working for a direct rival, and the lowdown on two of the Reds' Champions League opponents, including Ajax, who they play on Wednesday.If you prefer things in written form, here is part one of the interview in that format. Parts two and three are to come later.12:50Matt AddisonThiago passing masterclassThe goal might have been disallowed, but the pass was absolutely majestic.And it was played by Thiago not long after Richarlison had been sent off for clattering into him.12:32Matt AddisonHarry Wilson is on!Just 29 minutes into the game, Cardiff are forced into a change and Harry Wilson makes his debut.12:28KEY EVENTVan Dijk and Thiago updatePaul Gorst has the latest on the two Liverpool stars.11:49Matt AddisonVan Dijk seeing a specialistLiverpool will reportedly find out the extent of the defender's injury today, according to ESPN sources.When that news does break, we will have it for you first right here.11:41Matt Addison£125m a game!According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool could have earned more from one game under Project Big Picture than they do in the entire season under the current agreement on foreign broadcasting rights.At the moment, the Reds share of foreign TV rights is less than the £125 million fee the Mail claim they believe they could get for a single match should they be able to negotiate it themselves.Nick Harris writes:"A key element of the on-hold ‘Project Big Picture’ (PBP) proposal by Liverpool and Manchester United was letting Premier League clubs sell eight games each season from 2022 direct to overseas fans. Their jaw-dropping income potential shows why."In 2019-20, champions Liverpool earned around £61million from the 20 Premier League clubs’ £1.1billion share of foreign rights deals."Under the PBP proposals, and based on TV viewing data obtained by the Mail on Sunday, a best-case scenario might see Liverpool earn £125m from selling a single game to foreign broadcasters in 2022-23."General view inside the stadium as a TV camera is showing the pitch ahead of the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Liverpool FC at St Mary's Stadium (Image: Photo by Southampton FC/Southampton FC via Getty Images)11:28Matt AddisonNumber OneCongratulations to Jamie Webster - the first ever Official Folk Albums Chart topper!11:20Matt AddisonHarry Wilson on the benchHe could come off the sidelines for his new club today, where he's spending the season on loan.And the pressure is on him to deliver...11:08Matt AddisonAndy Robertson unimpressedThe Liverpool left-back was not happy with the challenges that were being thrown in by Everton's players at Goodison Park.Robertson told Liverpool's TV channel: "To be honest, I never saw [the Jordan Pickford challenge]. I just saw Virg going down."But the lads when they came in at half-time said it was a shocking challenge, so that’s two they’ve done us with today."I think it was already offside and they’d maybe called it, but for me it was the same as Richarlison’s. The whistle had already gone and he went flying in, it’s a red card." Thiago and Jurgen Klopp walk off the Goodison Park pitch (Image: CATHERINE IVILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)On the late goal from Jordan Henderson being chalked off, he added: "I looked when Thiago played the ball and I thought it could be [offside], it couldn’t be."But Hendo’s just scored the winner in the derby – so we thought – so you can’t not celebrate it."Then you just wait for the decision and obviously the ref took a long time, we knew it was going to be a close one, we know it’s sadly not going to go in our favour."Look, it is what it is, we move on from it. We probably needed a couple more minutes with the 10 men after the shocking challenge, and if we had a bit of time then maybe we would have nicked it."10:55Matt AddisonPickford tackle 'as bad as Roy Keane on Haaland'It wasn't the best challenge in the world from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, it goes without saying...The full extent of Virgil van Dijk's injury is not yet known, though he was taken to hospital for a scan last night and left on crutches. We will have all the latest as and when it comes in.TalkSPORT pundit Tony Cascarino – the former Chelsea and Republic of Ireland forward – believes Pickford’s tackle was as bad as Roy Keane’s on Alf-Inge Haaland in 2001.Cascarino said: "The challenge… just, wow! We give yellow cards so readily and so quickly for minor incidents, and then you see a tackle that is as bad as the one Keane did on Haaland.Virgil van Dijk collides with Jordan Pickford during the Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park (Image: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)"It was just horrendous! We talk about dangerous tackles and two-footing and lunging in and being reckless – Jordan Pickford was everything as bad as it could be."I don’t think you can ever say it’s intentional – only the player can answer that – but if you are going to throw yourself, launch yourself, at somebody out of control…"When I saw it I thought, ‘wow!’"10:35Matt AddisonNational media reactionVAR is predictably at the centre of things this morning...10:27Matt AddisonMohamed Salah hits his centuryThis really is quite incredible. There are not many penalties in there either.The Egyptian King is some player. Long may these goalscoring exploits continue.How far up this list can he climb before he departs Liverpool?https://www.instagram.com/p/CGeatDOlEzY/10:04Matt AddisonPep Guardiola claims Liverpool advantageManchester City are still not able to play a full 90 minutes despite being four matches into the new season says Pep Guardiola. The Spaniard has outlined how his team are having to play catch-up on their rivals like Liverpool.The Etihad side were given an additional week off at the start of the season because they competed in the latter stages of last season's Champions League tournament.Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola. (Image: James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)"Winning games help to win games," said the Man City boss."We started really well against Wolves, we had a big blow against Leicester when we gave away three penalties after starting so well, and at Leeds we played a good 30 minutes."The last 10-15 as well but we are still not there, we have not played 90 really well.
. Liverpool and Arsenal started three weeks before us and we had three guys who had Covid and Bernardo injured."With the position we have it is important to win games. Now [Aymeric] Laporte is out again, [Benjamin] Mendy again, Kevin [De Bruyne] again. We cannot be 90 minutes in the top level but we did it."Guardiola was speaking after City beat Arsenal by a goal to nil yesterday thanks to a goal from Raheem Sterling. That means they have won two, drawn one and lost one so far this season.09:47Matt AddisonSOS urge boycottSpirit of Shankly are calling for a boycott of pay-per-view Premier League games starting with Liverpool's fixture against Sheffield United on Saturday 24 October 2020.Fans will have to pay £14.95 in order to watch the fixture, on top of any subscriptions to Sky Sports and BT Sport in the UK.An SOS statement said: "Don’t sign up to the profiteering. Boycott. There is a humanitarian crisis in our country, which is only going to worsen."Fans Supporting Foodbanks have worked tirelessly during lockdown and restrictions, a task made harder by the loss of matchday collections aligned with the growth in demand – there has increased 130% in five years."We are asking that those fans who support our boycott of PPV, make a donation, whatever is affordable, to Fans Supporting Foodbanks online here or Text: FOODBANKFC to 70460 to donate £5."09:29Matt AddisonLiverpool players reactLiverpool were incredibly unfortunate not to pick up three points yesterday.And these Reds players have taken to social media to explain how they feel.https://www.instagram.com/p/CGdDgHkjghx/They'll have to bounce back from the disappointment quickly with Ajax in the Champions League on Wednesday night and then Sheffield United at Anfield in the Premier League next Saturday night to come.09:22Matt AddisonKalvin Phillips linkedThe Leeds United midfielder has been rumoured to be a Liverpool target in the past, and his name has cropped up again today.Along with Tottenham, Liverpool are said to be watching him closely after his impressive performances over the first few weeks of the season.Kalvin Phillips is substituted for teammate Jack Grealish during the UEFA Nations League group stage match between Denmark and England at Parken Stadium on September 08, 2020. (Image: Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)According to the Sunday Mirror, 24-year-old Phillips would be valued at £50 million and the Reds and Spurs are set to go head-to-head for his signature next summer.Currently on a £30,000-a-week wage packet, Liverpool and Tottenham are said to be prepared to double that.09:11Matt AddisonNew record setLiverpool are now unbeaten in 23 games against Everton - their longest run against a single opponent in the club's history.That might not exactly help the feeling of frustration after a controversial clash, but it is impressive nonetheless.Thiago and Jurgen Klopp walk off the Goodison Park pitch (Image: CATHERINE IVILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)Play like they did against Everton nine times out 10 and Liverpool probably win that match.As it is, Jurgen Klopp's men ended the day second in the table, three points behind the league-leaders.09:00Matt AddisonCaptain's reactionJordan Henderson's reaction yesterday was a very interesting one, certainly influenced by the heat of the moment.There is a chance he will be getting a phone call from the FA to explain exactly what he meant after this...08:53Matt AddisonEverton bench knewAs soon as the ball left Lucas DIgne's boot yesterday, the Jurgen Klopp knew that Dominic Calvert-Lewin was going to score.And so did the Everton bench, as the German has explained to Liverpool's website.He said: "The second goal, we avoided pretty much all situations like this over the 90 minutes but one time we let Digne cross."I heard already when the ball was in the air from the Everton bench, ‘That’s it’ because they know he is really strong in these situations and he scores that goal. Good goal."Dominic Calvert-Lewin has reacted to Everton's 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Goodison Park. (Image: (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images))08:36Matt AddisonJurgen Klopp's letterThis is a tragic story but one which shows Jurgen Klopp in a great light.After Liverpool won the Premier League title last season, Chris Ryan, 25, from Dublin, who had lost his brother Callum McGarvey, 12, to an asthma attack three years ago, wrote to the club explaining what it would have meant to his sibling.And the Reds manager wrote back to him expressing his gratitude and condolences.08:30Matt AddisonMatch analysisEven though the result was bad, the VAR frustrating and injuries potentially damaging too, Thiago was incredible again yesterday.Hopefully, as with Van Dijk, his injury is not too serious. Liverpool's midfield looked on a completely new level with the Spaniard present.08:20Matt AddisonPundit VAR reactionMatch of the Day's pundits were on the same side as the Reds fans yesterday.Ian Wright on the Sadio Mane offside decision: "The goalkeeper has got away with one again, it was a poor attempt at a save... Mane was, at worst, level."Alan Shearer: "They couldn't spot that the Pickford challenge was red, but they could see that was offside." Jordan Henderson celebrates what he thought was a late derby winner before VAR disallowed it for a marginal offside in the build-up It was quite incredible the misfortunate that Liverpool faced. The only possible consolation is that it might go in Liverpool's favour at some point in the future.08:05Matt AddisonInjury updatesThere were reports from some outlets yesterday that Virgil van Dijk is out for the season, but it is understood that it is too soon to say at this stage.Both the defender and Thiago Alcantara went to hospital last night for scans and we will have any updates right here as soon as we have them.For now, though, this is the latest on the injury situation involving Van Dijk.And this is the full story involving Thiago too.Connor DunnGood morningHello and welcome to our latest Liverpool LIVE blog.Matt Addison will be here shortly, so grab yourself a coffee and enjoy some of our latest content.
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