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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 update12:2821:03Sean BradburyCarragher's view on the incidentAn interesting take from Carra.He has defended Jordan Pickford - and offered a rounded perspective, reflecting on his own playing days:18:59Sean BradburyThe captain has spokenPerfect words from Jordan Henderson...https://www.instagram.com/p/CGfnmKMg_j2/18:57Sean BradburyLuis Garcia reacts to Van Dijk newsClassy message from Luis...18:51Sean BradburySalah reacts on InstagramA message from Mo:https://www.instagram.com/p/CGfmRw6B7l-/18:50Sean BradburyVan Dijk statA remarkable run for the big man.He has been absolutely brilliant for Liverpool - and will be again.18:48Sean BradburyPaul Gorst on Van Dijk injuryLatest update from Gorsty after injury blow for Liverpool:18:41Sean BradburyThiago injury latestThankfully the second injury scare after the derby is not quite as bad as it may have initially looked.An update from Connor Dunn on Thiago:Thiago Alcantara is set to miss Liverpool's opening Champions League clash with Ajax.The Reds will travel to Amsterdam for a match against the Dutch champions on Wednesday but they will be without their star midfielder.The Spain international suffered a knee injury after a reckless challenge from Everton attacker Richarlison in the Merseyside derby.Fortunately, he is understood to have not suffered a serious injury in the incident having undergone medical tests on Saturday at the Spire Hospital in Mossley Hill.Click here for the full story. 18:34Sean BradburyTransfer question asked after Van Dijk injurySo. What do Liverpool do now?Ian Doyle has tried to answer that question after the Van Dijk injury.He assesses the situation with current centre-back options.And he also looks ahead to the January transfer window...Read his analysis in full HERE.18:29Sean BradburySpecial edition of The Agenda on Virgil van DijkPaul Gorst has joined Guy Clarke for a breaking news edition of The Agenda tonight.Listen in full here as they discuss Van Dijk's injury and where it leaves Liverpool:18:14Sean BradburyFan reaction to the Van Dijk newsPlenty of Reds are having their say on Twitter.Possible January business is one angle of the reaction so far.And all are hoping the current crop of centre-backs can step up in the absence of the big Dutchman:18:08Sean BradburyStatement from the club on Van DijkThis is what the club have said on the injury news tonight:Liverpool FC can confirm Virgil van Dijk will undergo surgery on the knee injury he sustained during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Everton.The centre-back damaged knee ligaments following an incident involving Blues goalkeeper Jordan Pickford after six minutes at Goodison Park.Van Dijk was required to be substituted and further assessment on the injury has revealed an operation will be needed.No specific timescale is being placed upon his return to action at this stage.Following surgery, Van Dijk will begin a rehabilitation programme with the club’s medical team to enable him to reach full fitness as soon as possible.18:01Sean BradburyVirgil van Dijk injury latestOh no. The news nobody wanted but plenty were expecting...17:25Sean BradburyTim Cahill on Pickford and VARTim Cahill has questioned the VAR decision-making process after Jordan Pickford's reckless challenge on Virgil van Dijk in the derby.Look, I'm an Evertonian. But I'm looking at it as 'rules'.
. Whether it works in favour of Everton or Liverpool.The key element is quite alarming. That an individual inside the VAR box can be subjective. There should be [none of that] whatsoever.He has a duty to the game to say the rules are as they are.Full story on his comments plus response from Dermot Gallagher here.17:17Sean BradburyVan Dijk planSo how does Klopp play it with Van Dijk expected to be on the sidelines?Ian Doyle has taken a look at centre-back options and whether there could be business in the January transfer market...Matt AddisonMust-read stories15:53Matt AddisonLiverpool stars ratedThe national press were impressed with Thiago Alcantara - it's hard not to be, really, isn't it?But not everyone was so keen on Fabinho.15:38Matt AddisonAldo unhappyVAR David Coote has come under scrutiny from plenty of people after his decision not to check the tackle from Jordan Pickford at Goodison Park yesterday.And ECHO columnist John Aldridge is no happier with him than any other Reds fan.He wrote for the Irish Independent: "A wonderful Merseyside derby was ruined by some crazy VAR decisions at Goodison Park, with my accusing finger not pointed at referee Michael Oliver after yesterday’s 2-2 draw.Jurgen Klopp faces a period of time without his star defender. (Image: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)"If anyone can come up with a credible reason why VAR official David Coote did not let the referee know that he needed to look at Jordan Pickford’s first-half challenge on Virgil van Dijk, then I’m all ears."The wacky VAR lines that no one can work out told us Van Dijk was half a millimetre offside in the build-up, but that does not mean Pickford is allowed to clatter into the Liverpool centre-back and take him out around his knee."He says the tackle 'could put Liverpool’s entire Premier League title defence in peril'.The full extent of Van Dijk's injury is set to be revealed shortly. Liverpool believe that Thiago's knock - sustained when Richarlison was sent off - is not as serious.15:26Matt AddisonTransfer rumours ratedI've rounded up the latest speculation and given a verdict on each rumour right here, so you don't have to look around for today's gossip - it's all in one handy place.15:03Matt AddisonEvery one of Salah's 100 goalsHere's a Sunday afternoon treat for you. Delightful.https://www.instagram.com/p/CGe_GojDC8y/14:53Matt AddisonMignolet tests positive for COVID-19Former Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has tested positive for COVID-19, his side Club Brugge have confirmed.He was in goal when Jordan Henderson and co faced Belgium for England during the international break.Three other Brugge stars have also had positive tests.14:42Matt AddisonHarvey Elliott speaksHe could make his Blackburn debut as they take on Watford at Vicarage Road on Wednesday night.14:33Matt AddisonMore Salah loveWhichever way you look at it, Mohamed Salah is one of the greats.14:26Matt AddisonCesc unimpressedThis one will still hurt for Liverpool fans.Cesc Fabregas has offered his thoughts on the decision - and most people will agree with him.14:00Matt AddisonSheyi Ojo the matchwinnerIt might have been Harry Wilson's debut, but it was another Liverpool loanee who got the crucial strike.13:54Matt Addison100 clubThere are some incredible goals to pick from.13:46Matt AddisonMoments missed!You won't have seen many of these, but thankfully Paul Gorst did.13:31Matt AddisonBrewster debut13:28Matt AddisonBarca plot triple moveRonald Koeman and Barcelona are reportedly plotting to move for Gini Wijnalum on a cut-price deal in January.According to the Daily Mirror, they are also going to move for Man City defender Eric Garcia, who they also wanted during the summer.His contract also expires at the end of the season, as does Memphis Depay's. The Dutch winger was also on the Catalan's transfer shortlist.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp with Gini Wijnaldum during a training session at Melwood (Image: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)Barcelona have had financial troubles - hence why they didn't sign Wijnaldum this year - so signing players up on the cheap seems sensible.But would Liverpool want to lose Wijnaldum mid-way through the season? I guess it depends on the fee involved.13:11Matt 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.
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