Liverpool news Jurgen Klopp handed fresh Liverpool dilemma as new forward option emerges PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Your Liverpool morning digest as Darwin Nunez gives Jurgen Klopp a dilemma, plus a new forward option emerges for the Reds
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Here is your Liverpool morning digest for Wednesday, August 3. Darwin Nunez gives Jurgen Klopp dilemma After beating Man City to win the Community Shield then seeing a makeshift young side lose to Strasbourg this weekend, Liverpool’s pre-season preparations are over and the 2022/23 campaign is very nearly upon us. The Reds have suffered a number of injuries throughout the summer, with Ibrahima Konate the latest player to suffer a setback after the likes of Alisson Becker, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Diogo Jota. Yet that didn’t stop Jurgen Klopp from naming a virtually full-strength side against Pep Guardiola’s men as goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah and debutant Darwin Nunez earned a 3-1 win. READ MORE: Diogo Jota contract details after Liverpool forward signs new deal READ MORE: FSG complaints can't hide £240m truth about Liverpool owners Ahead of Liverpool’s curtain-raiser away at Fulham, Jurgen Klopp will offer an injury update at his pre-match press conference later this week. And having seen injuries force the German’s hand to name a very young side for the Reds’ final pre-season outing away at Strasbourg on Sunday, we take a look at the team that could line up at Craven Cottage. Alisson Becker back Alisson hasn’t featured for Liverpool since their opening pre-season defeat to Manchester United because of an abdominal injury. However, Klopp confirmed before the Community Shield that the Brazilian will be fit to face Fulham so he should regain his place from Adrian. In defence, Ibrahima Konate’s injury at Strasbourg, even if not serious, should see Joel Matip start the season as first-choice and keep his place at centre-back alongside Virgil van Dijk. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson ensure it’s the same back four that beat Man City. READ THE FULL STORY HERE New Liverpool forward option emerges It seems a curious thing to say about someone with a Liverpool record of almost a goal every other game and a happy knack of notching important strikes.
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. Out of sight, out of mind. Having, along with the majority of Liverpool's international players, joined up with the squad for the Far East tour last month, Jota was soon on the sidelines having aggravated a hamstring injury suffered a few weeks earlier while playing for Portugal. As the 25-year-old continued his rehabilitation, the focus instead switched to the first steps of new forward Darwin Nunez as replacement to Sadio Mane and the re-emergence of Roberto Firmino following an injury-hampered previous campaign. But the news Jota has signed a new, improved five-year contract was a welcome reminder of the value of the versatile forward. The Portuguese remains a few weeks away from a return to action and, having sat out almost the entire pre-season programme, will be playing catch-up similar to when he moved to Anfield after the campaign had started almost two years ago. Jota had few issues adapting - scoring on his Premier League debut for the Reds against Arsenal - and is likely to hit the ground running once again when back. He has form for it. Jota scored Liverpool's season opener last term in the 3-0 win at Norwich City, underlining his penchant for notching the first goal in games - a feat he managed 14 times last campaign. However, he failed to net in his final 13 appearances of the season after netting in the 2-2 draw at Manchester City. READ THE FULL STORY HERE. READ NEXT: 'I could have played' - Jurgen Klopp fumed after Liverpool defeat that 'made no sense' and led to £108m transfer swoop Virgil van Dijk's toughest Liverpool test could come from unlikely source looking to continue rapid rise Mohamed Salah 'exposed' Man City problem in Liverpool's Community Shield win 'No-one else gets close' - Rio Ferdinand makes blunt Liverpool admission after fresh transfer claim We 'signed' Marcos Leonardo for Liverpool and the wonderkid became a star
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