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MetiNews.Com - Liverpool transfer news, rumours, gossip and speculation with the January transfer window open including the latest on Eder Miliato, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Daniel Cabral and more
Breaking News ! Welcome to the Liverpool ECHO's Thursday live blog for your latest Liverpool news, rumours and transfer gossip. Real Madrid will reportedly sanction Eder Miliato loan exit, Arsenal offered Sokratis Papastathopoulos to Liverpool and Reds linked with Daniel Cabral. Send your thoughts to @LivEchoLFC, subscribe to our FREELiverpool FC newsletter, our YouTube channel and listen to our Blood Red Podcast. Key EventsManchester United vs Liverpool FA Cup details confirmed17:0522:32Theo SquiresICYMIIt's getting close to bed-time so why not tuck up nice and warm and have a read of some of these Reds tales before drifting off?22:19Theo SquiresLiverpool 'interested' in Renato SanchesLiverpool could make a summer move for Renato Sanches according to Fabrizio Romano.Speaking on the Here We Go Podcast, cited by Ninety Minutes Online, the journalist claimed the Lille midfielder could replace Gini Wijnaldum in the summer.Renato Sanches in action for Portugal. (Image: (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images))But he conceded any move won't happen in January with the Reds currently well-stocked in midfield.21:56Theo SquiresLiverpool 'make approach' for Daniel Cabral Liverpool have reportedly made an approach for Daniel Cabral.Youtube channel Flazoeiro, cited by Sport Witness, claim 17 clubs have contacted Flamengo with regards to a potential move for the 17-year-old.Daniel Cabral of Brazil runs with the ball during the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 Group A match between Angola and Brazil at Estadio Olimpico de GoiasThe Reds are said to be one of the 17, alongside Premier League rivals Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United.However, the report claims Cabral could be Flamengo's biggest sale yet, surpassing the €45m Real Madrid paid for Vinícius Junior.21:47Theo SquiresLiverpool 'turn down' SokratisLiverpool have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Arsenal.The Reds' defensive injury crisis this season is well-documented and according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Arsenal centre-back has been offered to the Reds.Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal in action However, speaking on the Here We Go Podcast (via Sportsmole), he revealed Jurgen Klopp won't be reuniting with his former Borussia Dortmund defender."He was offered to Liverpool too, you know that? Liverpool were looking for an opportunity and he was offered to Liverpool, but at the moment he's not an option."20:03Theo SquiresHit them on the counterIt wouldn't be Liverpool vs Manchester United if we didn't relive these breakaway goals!18:17Theo SquiresEder Militao 'made available' by Real MadridRight, you don't need me to tell you about Liverpool's injury woes in defence this season.And Jurgen Klopp's stance that a new arrival in January remains unchanged.But could Real Madrid help prompt a change of thinking from the Reds?Eder Militao of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League match between Real Madrid v Shakhtar Donetsk at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano According to Duncan Castles, on the Transfer Window Podcast(via HITC), the La Liga giants are happy to loan out the 22-year-old for the rest of the season, with a potential option to buy in the summer.“One player who has been mentioned is Eder Militao, the centre-back at Real Madrid who is out of favour there. “Madrid are trying to offload the player, they want ideally to sell. I’m told their asking price is €50 million (£44.5m), but there is the option there of getting Militao on a six-month loan deal with an option to buy at the end of the season.”17:05KEY EVENTManchester United vs Liverpool FA Cup details confirmedLiverpool will travel to Manchester United for their FA Cup fourth round clash on Sunday 24 January.Kicking off at 5pm, the game will be broadcast live on BBC One. 16:18Theo SquiresCollymore on joining LiverpoolStan Collymore has revealed why he chose a move to Liverpool over Everton in 1995 when leaving Nottingham Forest, though admits he'd have formed a deadly strike-partnership with Duncan Ferguson.14:56Connor O'NeillHaaland linked with BarcaLinked with Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund star Erling Braut Haaland could leave the Bundesliga club for Barcelona at the end of the season, according to reports. As well as the Reds, Haaland has been linked with the likes of Barça, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus following his impressive form for Dortmund.Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund celebrates after scoring14:44Connor O'NeillHamann responds to Clattenburg’s Klopp claimFormer Liverpool ace Didi Hamann believes comments from former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg are “pretty disturbing”.The ex-official hit out at Jurgen Klopp’s comments around Manchester United’s penalty record, labelling the German as a “hypocrite”.It has reignited the debate about United’s penalty record ahead of this weekend’s top-of-the-table clash at Anfield. Plenty have picked up on that comment and Hamann is among them, taking to social media to have his say.He tweeted: “Pretty disturbing to hear that from someone who refereed during Ferguson’s reign, admitting there used to be bias towards Man United.” 14:16Connor O'NeillIngs positive Covid test after LiverpoolSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuettl has confirmed that Danny Ings had a positive Covid result after his side’s match with Liverpool. Liverpool’s 12-game unbeaten run in the Premier League ends on the south coast after Ings’ first-half goal handed his side all three points. Hasenhuettl told the press this afternoon: “Danny Ings is out now. He is in self-isolation. He may have been contagious against Liverpool. We have had no other positives since.” 13:42Connor O'NeillLatest Premier League title oddsLiverpool are 3/1 with Ladbrokes to win the Premier League this season.Having been as big as 50/1 for the title back in October, the bookies now have Manchester United men priced at 6/1, just behind Liverpool at 3/1 with Man City odds-on favourites at 8/11.Elsewhere, Bruno Fernandes is as short as 8/1 to finish the season as the league’s top goalscorer, while Mohamed Salah remains 2/1 favourite in that market.Premier League WinnerMan City - 8/11Liverpool - 3/1Man United - 6/1Tottenham -20/1Leicester - 33/1Chelsea - 40/1Liverpool lifted the Premier League trophy at Anfield after winning their first league title in 30 years (Image: Getty Images)13:20Connor O'NeillUpamecano updateA report from the Guardian, RB Leipzig are not considering selling Dayot Upamecano this month even though he can leave in the summer for a cut-price €42m. The report claims that several Premier League clubs are interested in the defender, including Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United, as are Bayern Munich. The report also claims that the 22-year-old has a release clause that comes into effect in the summer, but despite that, the German club are not considering selling their defensive linchpin halfway through the season.However, the report does claim that Leipzig are resigned to the Frenchman leaving in the summer and have a shortlist of potential replacements, with Strasbourg’s Mohamed Simakan among their top targets.
.According to German publication Sport Bild, six European clubs have made their approach to sign the Austrian international.The report goes on to claim that the Reds have made their approach to the player’s father George and his advisor Pini Zahavi.The Austrian can play as a left-back, centre back and a defensive midfielder, with his deal at the German giants up at the end of the season.David Alaba of Bayern Munich (Image: Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)12:13Connor O'NeillClattenburg slams Klopp over Man United commentsFormer Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has slammed Jurgen Klopp for his comments about Manchester United’s penalty record, dubbing the Liverpool boss a ‘hypocrite’.The Liverpool manager stated ‘United had more penalties in two years than he has had in five-and-a-half years’ at Anfield after his side lost 1-0 to Southampton last week.That sparked a debate with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of the huge match at Anfield this weekend, where the two title rivals go toe-to-toe.United head into that tie with a three-point advantage in the title race - and Clattenburg believes that may be the reason for Klopp’s comments.He believes the comments are due to Klopp’s growing concerns in the title race and claims it is a ‘blatant attempt’ to influence the officials.Josh Challies has the full story here. Mark Clattenburg with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp (Image: PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)11:24Connor O'NeillAwoniyielti eyedCeltic and Rangers are ready to compete for the transfer of Liverpool forward Taiwo Awoniyi. Awoniyi joined Liverpool’s academy from Lagos’ Imperial Soccer Academy in the summer of 2015 for £400k, and is currently on loan at Bundesliga side Union Berlin.And now according to 90min, as well as Premier League interest, it is Celtic and Rangers who are leading the chase for the forward. The report claims Liverpool said to be seeking a fee of around £5M for Awoniyi, who has made 14 Bundesliga appearances so far this season and has five goals and two assists to his name. Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi in action for Mainz (Image: TF-Images/Getty Images)10:51Connor O'NeillPremier League meeting set following COVID protocol breachesThe Premier League will hold meetings with managers and club captains this week regarding new COVID protocols amid concerns the government may intervene.Criticism in the past week has been directed towards players following breaches of contact during celebrations and similar, which has led to fresh debates about whether professional football should be allowed to continue amid the third UK lockdown.The Athletic reports plans were drawn up on Wednesday evening as there are fears the government could step in.A series of COVID-19 rule breaches among footballers have been highlighted in recent weeks, leading to doubts on whether elite sport should continue to be exempt from the restrictions imposed on the rest of the country.Players have been told not to hug, shake hands or swap shirts to mitigate against the spread of the virus - although those protocols have been broken and there has been plenty of discussions around the situation.With the UK recording the highest number of COVID deaths on Wednesday, taking the overall toll to above 100,000, the scrutiny is only likely to increase further and the Premier League wants to ensure they are doing everything possible to continue the season.Liverpool players celebrate a goal10:26Connor O'NeillLiverpool ‘will offer Van Dijk a new contract’Liverpool will reportedly offer defender Virgil van Dijk a new contract.Van Dijk’s current contract expires in the summer of 2023, but journalist Fabrizio Romano is reporting that the Reds will offer the centre-back a new deal.His report also goes on to claim that “negotiations will begin in the coming months,” with the defender still sidelined with a knee injury.He told CBS Sports:“Liverpool, on the other hand, are focused on the return of Virgil van Dijk. The board has plans to offer the Dutch defender the renewal of the contract, and the negotiations will begin in the coming months.”Virgil van Dijk during the match between Aston Villa and Liverpool09:47Connor O'NeillUnited injury worriesManchester United are sweating on the fitness of three players for the clash on Sunday.United’s victory over Burnley, which took them top of the table, came at a cost, with both Anthony Martial and Nemanja Matic suffering late injuries.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was already without the services of Victor Lindelof, with a longstanding back problem meaning the Swede has played just two of their last seven matches.It remains to be seen whether any of the trio will be fit to feature at Anfield.David Byrom has the full story here. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be sweating on the fitness of three key players for Manchester United's game against Liverpool (Image: Getty)09:17Connor O'NeillWolves ‘withdraw interest’ in OrigiNuno Espirito Santo has aborted interest in Divock Origi report the Daily Mirror.The Wolves boss wanted a new striker after losing Raul Jimenez to a fractured skull and also seeing Daniel Podence get injured, with the Portuguese reportedly keen to sign the Belgian as a result.However, has been told to utilise all existing resources on his books as the club’s Chinese owners Fosun are not willing to spend heavily this month.Divock Origi of Liverpool (Image: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)08:45Connor O'NeillMatip replacement 'wanted'Jurgen Klopp and Michael Edwards reportedly want a new centre-back to be a long-term replacement for Joel Matip at Liverpool. Matip has not started three consecutive Premier League matches since September 2019 and could miss this weekend’s clash with Manchester United through injury. And now the Independent are reporting that Liverpool are expected to try and recruit a new centre-half in the summer transfer window. The report goes on to claim that the primary intention for any signing will be for them to succeed the injury-riddled Matip, who is under contract at the club until the summer of 2024.Joel Matip08:10Connor O'NeillKoeman ‘confident’ Barcelona will secure WijnaldumA new report claims Ronald Koeman thinks Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum will be at Barcelona next season.The Netherlands international is out of contract at the end of the season and is reportedly holding out on a significant page increase if he is to pen a new deal.And now a piece in Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo , claims Koeman is ‘confident that Eric Garcia, Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay can arrive for free in the summer market’.Wijnaldum was heavily linked with Barcelona in the summer and is yet to commit his future to the club.Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool during the win against Spurs07:58Connor O'NeillMatip and Keita MISS training07:58Connor O'NeillMust-Read Liverpool StoriesBefore we start, why not have a read of our must-read Liverpool stories from over the last 24 hours. 07:57Connor O'NeillGood MorningGood morning and welcome to the Liverpool Echo’s LIVE Liverpool news and transfers blog. 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