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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Hello and welcome to the Liverpool ECHO's Tuesday live blog for all your very latest Liverpool news, rumours and transfer gossip. We will be providing you with the latest on reports that Fenway Sports Group have "put Liverpool up for sale", which first began to circulate after a report from The Athletic said two major US banks in Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley had been appointed to assist with the process as the Reds owners explore their options after seeing the club rocket in value during their 12-year stewardship. In a statement sent to the ECHO, FSG maintain that they are "fully committed" to the ongoing success of Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp but admit they are open to the possibility of further investment from elsewhere. Get involved and send your thoughts to @LivEchoLFC. And don't forget to subscribe to our free Liverpool FC newsletter, our YouTube channel and listen to our Blood Red Podcast, with all your favourite ECHO regulars including Paul Gorst, Ian Doyle, Joe Rimmer, Sean Bradbury, Theo Squires, Marcus Banks, Mark Wakefield, Tom Cavilla, Charlotte Coates and Keifer MacDonald. 22:18Mark WakefieldSign up to our FREE Liverpool newsletterShareComments21:30Mark WakefieldGlazer family follow FSG lead with Liverpool and put Man Utd 'up for sale'Reports have claimed that the Glazer family are following a similar lead to Fenway Sports Group at Liverpool by putting Manchester United up for sale. Earlier this month, FSG released a statement announcing they were seeking potential new investment into the club. It’s understood that while the American group is not actively looking to sell Liverpool, they would be open to it for the right price and to an investor with the right values. In a statement sent to the ECHO, FSG maintain that they are "fully committed" to the ongoing success of the club under Jurgen Klopp but admit they are open to the possibility of further investment from elsewhere.Two major US banks in Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley had been appointed to assist with the process as the Reds owners look to explore their options after seeing the club rocket in value during their 12-year stewardship. Now at the other end of the M62, it is being reported that the owners of Man United are going down a similar path to FSG. According to Sky News, the Glazer family, who own the Red Devils, are preparing to announce their intent to source outside investment that could lead to a full takeover.MORE HERE.John W. Henry and Joel Glazer (Image: Getty)ShareComments20:53Mark WakefieldArgentina send clear transfer warning to Liverpool after World Cup upsetArgentina were surprisingly beaten 2-1 by Saudi Arabia at the 2022 World Cup. Their ageing side has many similarities with the Liverpool squad.MORE HERE.Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria of Argentina look dejected after defeat to Saudi Arabia (Image: Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)ShareComments20:03Mark WakefieldLiverpool evening headlinesYour Liverpool evening headlines as Jurgen Klopp is denied his 'preferred solution', plus Jude Bellingham drops a transfer hint.MORE HERE.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp (Image: John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)ShareComments19:20Mark WakefieldIbrahima Konate in action for FranceIbrahima Konate is currently in action for France against Australia in their World Cup opener in Qatar.France are currently trailing 1-0 thanks to an early goal from Craig Goodwin.ShareComments18:32Mark WakefieldIbrahima Konate's rise from striker 'difficulties' to World Cup 'dream'In just five years time, Ibrahima Konate has gone from a relatively unknown, central defensive prodigy at RB Leipzig to a centre-back who looks set to start at the World Cup for the defending champions. At the age of 17, Konate was signed by the Bundesliga club on a free transfer - not many knew much about the Frenchman, but they certainly do now after he made quite an impression during his time in the heart of the Leipzig defence, leading to him being picked up by Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool. The Reds' decision to trigger the £35million release clause of Konate was a stroke of genius, with the defender now in line to make his mark on the Liverpool and French backline for the next decade - all being well, of course. With just two caps to his name, the 23-year-old could now be set to star on the grandest stage of them all. Konate is reportedly set to start against Australia on Tuesday night alongside former Leipzig partner and current Bayern Munich defender Dayot Upamecano. At 23 and 24, France have their defensive partnership sorted for the next 10 years and they both have a chance to cement that during the Qatar World Cup. Having grown up in the French capital, Konate began his football journey with Paris FC before being snapped up by Ligue 2 side Sochaux. Originally a striker, he made the transition to become a defender under the guidance of Reda Bekhti, and he hasn't looked back since.MORE HERE.Ibrahima Konate is reportedly set to start for France in their World Cup opener against Australia (Image: Getty Images)ShareComments17:48Mark WakefieldCristiano Ronaldo to leave Manchester United by mutual consentManchester United have announced the mutual termination of Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract with immediate effect.This decision comes a little over a week after Ronaldo gave an interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV, where he heavily criticised the club and manager Erik ten Hag.“Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect,” the statement read.“The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances, and wishes him and his family well for the future.“Everyone at Manchester United remains focused on continuing the team’s progress under Erik ten Hag and working together to deliver success on the pitch.”Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United (Image: James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)ShareComments17:42Mark WakefieldAlisson explains 'horrible' reason he rejected Chelsea to join LiverpoolAlisson Becker has revealed the reasons why he rejected the chance to sign for Chelsea and instead move to Liverpool.The Brazilian signed for the Reds in the summer of 2018 from Roma, in a deal worth up to £65million. He has since become one of the world’s best goalkeepers, and signed a new long-term contract less than 18 months ago which keeps him at Anfield until 2027. Prior to signing for Liverpool, Alisson had lined up against the Reds during his days at Roma. The Brazilian came to Anfield in the Champions League semi-final first leg in May 2018, which Liverpool won 5-2 on the night.Alisson has explained how feeling the atmosphere at Anfield as an opposition player influenced his decision to sign for Liverpool. The 30-year-old also revealed that he rejected the chance to sign for Chelsea when he made the decision to move to Merseyside.MORE HERE.Alisson Becker of Liverpool (Image: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)ShareComments17:09Mark WakefieldJude Bellingham hints at deciding factor in future transfer amid Liverpool linksJude Bellingham says his football career won't be motivated by money as the Borussia Dortmund midfielder revealed his admiration for Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.England international Bellingham shone in the Three Lions' 6-2 hammering of Iran on Monday at the World Cup, turning in an all-action performance in the centre of the park while also getting on the scoresheet with a superb first-half header. The Dortmund starlet's performances during his time in the Bundesliga have seen him linked to a big-money move away from Westfalenstadion with Liverpool regularly named in connection with the 19-year-old. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is a known admirer of Bellingham's talents, and the speculation has intensified in recent months after a summer move for Aurelien Tchouameni fell flat when the Monaco star opted to join Real Madrid. Despite the interest, however, Liverpool are likely to face stern competition for Bellingham's signature if the midfielder decides it is the time to leave BVB before the start of next season. In a chat with England's official YouTube channel on Tuesday, the teenager explained how finances are not a motivating factor for him as he opened up on how his father, Mark, is his inspiration.MORE HERE.Jude Bellingham speaks on England's official YouTube channel ShareComments16:31Mark WakefieldEvery word of heated argument as Graeme Souness takes on Roy Keane live on ITVGraeme Souness and Roy Keane's half-time analysis descended into a war of words during Argentina's World Cup opener, as the pair failed to agree on a VAR decision.Taking on Saudi Arabia in the opening Group C match, the South Americans were awarded a penalty in the 10th minute when a VAR review adjudged Saudi defender Saud Abdulhamid to have hauled down Leandro Paredes on the box.Argentina captain Lionel Messi tucked away the spot kick. But when the decision was discussed at half-time by ITV Sport, former Liverpool captain Souness and Keane were miles apart in their views, leading to clear friction live on-air.MORE HERE.Things get heated between Graeme Souness and Roy Keane (pic: ITV) (Image: ITV)ShareComments15:56Mark WakefieldSteven Gerrard makes 12-word admission about Liverpool target Jude BellinghamJamie Redknapp has revealed he had a conversation with former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard about Jude Bellingham before the midfielder opened the scoring for England at the World Cup.The Three Lions kicked off their World Cup campaign on Monday afternoon with a 6-2 win over Iran with 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund midfielder Bellingham breaking the deadlock with a a headed goal similar to the one that Anfield legend Gerrard scored in the 2005 Champions League final in Istanbul. Bellingham has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool but, should they make a move, either in January or next summer, they will face competition from the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United and Manchester City.It is well known Gerrard is a huge admirer of Bellingham with comparisons already being made between the two players.MORE HERE.Jude Bellingham (left) and Steven GerrardShareComments15:18Mark WakefieldFormer Liverpool coach and Steven Gerrard assistant 'favourite' for Rangers jobEx-Liverpool Academy coach Michael Beale is the current frontrunner to become the new Rangers manager as the Scottish side search for a Giovanni van Bronckhorst replacement.Beale's route to his current position of Queens Park Rangers boss has been far from orthodox, having spent time serving as an assistant coach for Sao Paulo in 2017 before returning to the Reds to lead coaching for players from under-5s level up to under-11s.
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. In 2018, Beale accepted the role of Steven Gerrard's assistant at Rangers and was part of the journey which saw the Gers end Celtic's dominance to claim a first league title in a decade.MORE HERE.Queens Park Rangers manager, Michael BealeShareComments14:45Tom CavillaHave your say on FSG sale, Jurgen Klopp and transfersThe first part of season has been packed with headlines at Anfield both on and off the pitch - and it's time to hear your thoughts on everything related to Liverpool FC.Liverpool head into the break for the World Cup in the last 16 of the Champions League but still quite a way off the pace in the Premier League. The Reds are in sixth place on 22 points - 15 behind leaders Arsenal and 10 behind defending champions Manchester City.At the moment Jurgen Klopp's men look hard pressed to get close to last season when they won the Carabao Cup, FA Cup, finished a solitary point behind eventual champions Manchester City and reached the final of the Champions League where they were beaten by Real Madrid.However, the biggest story which has come out of the club recently was news that Liverpool's owners are open to selling the club. FSG have been at the helm for 12 years, have overseen the redevelopment of the Anfield and seen the club enjoy a trophy-laden period under Klopp.We want to hear your thoughts on all things Liverpool, by taking our Reds survey here.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and FSG boss John HenryShareComments14:30Tom CavillaBirmingham's Bellingham clause Jude Bellingham continues to be linked with a move to Liverpool and put in a highly impressive performance on Monday afternoon as England got their World Cup campaign up and running at the expense of Iran.The 19-year-old opened the scoring for Gareth Southgate's side with a looping header and may well have driven up his valuation even further after yet another assured display. There is a growing expectation Bellingham will command a fee in excess of £100million should the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City come calling, though the Athletic have pointed out Birmingham City will be entitled to a percentage 'higher than five per cent' of the final transfer fee.Bellingham progressed through the academy of the Championship side before joining Borussia Dortmund, who will be keen to demand as much money as possible for the England international when offers arrive.With Birmingham set to receive a share of this sale, it could well mean Dortmund end up setting their asking price even higher than anticipated. Jude Bellingham during England vs Iran. (Image: Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)ShareComments12:40Richard GarnettPep Guardiola set to sign contract extension with Manchester CityAny hopes of Pep Guardiola calling it a day on his time as manager of Manchester City can seemingly be forgotten for now.The Athletic journalist David Ornstein has reported that the Spaniard has a agreed a new deal with the Sky Blues that will keep him at the Etihad until 2025.Ornstein Tweeted: "Pep Guardiola has agreed a new contract at Man City. Not yet signed but now in place + understood to commit 51yo Spaniard to club until 2025 via two-year deal. Sealed on visit to #MCFC owners in Abu Dhabi."Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola shake hands at the Etihad Stadium (Image: Visionhaus/Getty Images)ShareComments11:47Tom CavillaArsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu stunned after discovering truth about Liverpool star Thiago AlcantaraArsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu has admitted his surprise at Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara being left out of Spain's 26-man World Cup squad.Thiago enjoyed an outstanding 2021/22 campaign with the Reds after helping Jurgen Klopp's side to two major trophies and within touching distance of both the Champions League and Premier League.The Spaniard has served as a calming presence within the club's midfield department since joining from Bayern Munich during the summer of 2020 but continues to be overlooked on the international stage.Limited to substitute appearances only at Euro 2020, a similar scenario unfolded at the 2018 World Cup after being handed only one start in the group stages before his country crashed out. Missing out altogether at the current tournament, Spain manager Luis Enrique has instead opted for emerging talents such as Gavi and Pedri of Barcelona.It's not only Liverpool fans who have been left confused by his omission, with Tomiyasu of Arsenal also taken aback. After being asked to name his favourite member of Enrique's squad, the Japan international picked the Reds' No.6 - unaware he had not been selected. To read more, click here.Takehiro Tomiyasu of Arsenal (Image: AS)ShareComments10:21Tom CavillaVirgil van Dijk explains decision not to wear 'OneLove' armband during first World Cup gameVirgil van Dijk has defended his decision to not wear a 'OneLove' armband during the Netherlands' opening World Cup fixture against Senegal on Monday evening.Louis van Gaal's side, along with six other European nations including England and Wales, backed down on their plans to show solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community hours before England's meeting with Iran yesterday afternoon.A joint statement from Belgium, Denmark England, Germany, the Netherlands and Wales confirmed this decision was taken due to fears of 'sporting sanctions' from FIFA, who are opposed to form of political statements on official kits.A yellow card was reported to be a possible punishment for captains choosing to wear the 'OneLove' armband, which Van Dijk has admitted was a risk he was not willing to take.To read more, click here.Virgil van Dijk of HollandShareComments08:37Tom CavillaPalmeiras 'want more' after opening Endrick offer madeLiverpool could be at risk of being priced out of a deal for Palmeiras wonderkid, Endrick.The 16-year-old is in high demand after a breakthrough season in his native Brazil, which has seen the teenage forward break into the first-team after a ridiculous scoring rate at youth level.Endrick became Palmeiras' youngest-ever player at first-team level when making his first-team debut against Coritiba last month. Fewer than three weeks later, he became the club's youngest-ever goalscorer after bagging a brace in a 3-1 victory over Athletico Paranaense.Earlier this year, he also helped his club clinch the Copinha after scoring seven goals in seven matches on his way to being recognised as the Player of the Tournament.Liverpool are among the teams to have been linked with the youngster, who would not be permitted to join the Reds until the age of 18, but are facing strong competition from other European clubs in the battle to win the race for his services. A latest report by Globo has claimed Paris Saint-Germain have already submitted an offer worth £70million for the youngster and his team-mate Estevao, which the recently-crowned Brazilian top flight champions have deemed below their valuation of the duo. Endrick of Palmeiras celebratesShareComments07:57Tom CavillaHey JudeFormer Premier League forward Jan Age Fjortoft has hinted Liverpool could have a possible advantage over 'state-owned' clubs in the race for Jude Bellingham.The 19-year-old has been with Borussia Dortmund since 2020 and remains under contract until 2025. Bellingham is currently in Qatar for the World Cup.As reported by the ECHO back in July, Bellingham is someone who is widely admired among the people who matter where recruitment is concerned at Liverpool. Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid have also reportedly shown an interest in the midfielder.Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke admitted on German TV earlier this month that his club cannot offer Bellingham the same terms as the biggest European sides might.As a result, it is likely the England international will be sold next summer if he tells them he wants to leave during talks with the club after the World Cup.He said: “We will hold talks now, as soon as [the World Cup in] Qatar is over, and then we’ll have a fundamental talk about what he would like."To read more, click here.Jude Bellingham in action for England at the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup (Image: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)ShareComments07:51Tom CavillaAurelien Tchouameni reveals why he rejected Liverpool transfer despite 'first' moveAurelien Tchouameni has explained why he rejected a move to Liverpool in favour of Real Madrid.The Reds were heavily linked with the signing of Tchouameni in the summer transfer window. The 22-year-old had impressed at Monaco which had led to Jurgen Klopp expressing an interest in bringing the player to Anfield.In the end, Tchouameni opted instead to move to Real Madrid in a deal worth up to £85million. As a result, Liverpool only completed a loan deal for a new midfielder in the summer, with Arthur Melo arriving on deadline day.Months after deciding on his future, Tchouameni has reflected on his move to the Spanish capital and confirmed that Liverpool made the first move. However, the midfielder has explained why he rejected the opportunity to move to Anfield.“The first to come forward was Liverpool. We had discussions,” Tchouameni told French news outlet Le Parisien. To read the full story, click here.Aurelien Tchouameni of France (Image: Liu Lu/VCG via Getty Images)ShareCommentsMark WakefieldSign up to our FREE Liverpool newsletterShareCommentsMark WakefieldWelcomeGood morning and welcome to Tuesday's LIVE Liverpool blog.Let's get right to it, shall we!ShareComments
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