More positive reports on Liverpool’s pursuit of Jude Bellingham, news of several March fixture amendments and fresh images of the Anfield Road End all feature in today’s Liverpool news round up.
Anfield Bellingham’s “most likely” destination?
Liverpool are seen as “favourites” to sign Jude Bellingham ahead of Man City and Real Madrid, with talks already held with sporting director Julian Ward.
Tuesday evening brought further update from Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg over the pursuit of Bellingham ahead of the summer transfer window.
The German journalist explained his belief that there is “no chance Dortmund can keep him at this stage,” with Liverpool “favourites” after Jurgen Klopp made him his “No. 1 transfer target.”
Sky Sports’ chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol also described Liverpool as Bellingham’s “most likely destination.”
It was again denied that Klopp had already spoken with the 19-year-old, though Plettenberg explained that “conversations have been held with people like Julian Ward.”
Meanwhile, GOAL‘s Liverpool correspondent Neil Jones says “operation Bellingham” is still “very much alive” for Liverpool.
Other transfer news – Ox, Phillips & a new midfield name
- Nat Phillips is another being linked with a Liverpool departure, with the Daily Mail reporting that the Reds are “in negotiations” to sell him this month
March fixture amendments & new Anfield images
- Work on the expansion of the Anfield Road End has continued into 2023, with our latest images showing the rapid progress being made
Another bad day for Everton fans…
- Tottenham have today confirmed the loan signing of Arnaut Danjuma, who was on the verge of completing a switch to Everton earlier this week
- Bournemouth have agreed to sign goalkeeper Darren Randolph on a permanent deal from West Ham and Roma defender Matias Vina on loan for the rest of the season (BBC Sport)
Training lowdown & match of the night
The Reds were pictured in training at the AXA Training Centre today.
Rhys Williams is back with the squad, but there was no sign of Nat Phillips…
No sign of Nat Phillips in #LFC training today. Expected to leave the club within the next week.
Roberto Firmino also still out along with Virgil van Dijk, Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota and Arthur.
— Jack Lusby (@LusbyJack) January 25, 2023
Nottingham Forest host Man United in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final tonight.
Enjoy your evening, Reds!