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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Welcome to the Liverpool ECHO 's Monday live blog for your latest Liverpool news, rumours and transfer gossip. The ECHO will provide breaking stories, reaction and comment to all the big talking points from Anfield as well as keeping tabs on transfer market gossip from around the world. Liverpool have been handed a boost in their reported pursuit of Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho, while there is also an update on Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic. We'll also be providing you with the latest developments after the postponement at Old Trafford yesterday. And don't forget to subscribe to our FREELiverpool 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 and regular host Guy Clarke. 15:48Chris BeesleyThe Bottom Line podcastThe latest from Anfield with the Bottom Line podcast.15:23Chris BeesleyLiverpool among chasing pack for BrekaloJosip Brekalo of VfL Wolfsburg (Image: Oliver Hardt/Getty Images)Liverpool are named among a clutch of clubs chasing Josip Brekalo's signature this summer, according to a report.The Boot Room cites CalcioMercato as claiming that the Reds have joined Premier League rivals Arsenal plus Atletico Madrid, Roma and Milan for the Wolfsburg playmaker.Their article states Brekalo, 22, has done well this season but it is looking more and more likely that he will leave Wolfsburg this summer. 14:43Chris BeesleyPremier League to take measures to stop the threat of breakaway leaguesFollowing the threat of a breakaway European Super League which threatened to be a member's only 'closed shop' rather than a competition based on merit, the Premier League has issued the following statement regarding taking measures to stop the threat of other such ventures in the future as well as addressing yeterday's events that resulted in the postponement of Liverpool's game at Manchester United.The events of the last two weeks have challenged the foundations and resolve of English football. The Premier League has prepared a series of measures to enshrine the core principles of the professional game: an open pyramid, progression through sporting merit and the highest standards of sporting integrity. These measures are designed to stop the threat of breakaway leagues in the future.Opposition to the proposed Super League united the whole of football, with the fans' voice clearly heard. The Premier League recognises the strength of feeling and the right of fans to know what is happening. We are committed to maintaining close dialogue with supporters and their representatives, as we work with The FA and Government to identify solutions, but ask that all protests are peaceful. The actions of a minority of those present at Old Trafford on Sunday have no justification and will be investigated by the Premier League and The FA as well as by the Greater Manchester Police. The actions of a few clubs cannot be allowed to create such division and disruption. We are determined to establish the truth of what happened and hold those clubs accountable for their decisions and actions. We and The FA are pursuing these objectives quickly and appropriately, consulting with fans and Government.In addition, the Premier League, supported by The FA, is taking the following actions to protect our game, our clubs and their fans from further disruption and uncertainty: Additional rules and regulation to ensure the principles of the Premier League and open competition are protected A new Owners’ Charter that all club owners will be required to sign up to, committing them to the core principles of the Premier League.Breaches of these rules and the Charter will be subject to significant sanctions.We are enlisting the support of Government to bring in appropriate legislation to protect football’s open pyramid, principles of sporting merit and the integrity of the football community.We will work with the fan groups, Government, UEFA, The FA, EFL, PFA and LMA to defend the integrity and future prospects of English Football. 14:17Chris BeesleyHow Liverpool could be awarded points after Manchester United postponementFans are seen protesting Manchester United's Glazer ownership outside the stadiumThe fallout from Liverpool’s postponed Premier League clash with Manchester United continues to rumble on with many asking what happens next.The postponement now leaves both clubs and the Premier League with a headache as they try to find a new slot for the game to be played.But according to the FA rulebook, under section 8.3.4, United could be found to have been at fault for the match not going ahead, writes Connor O'Neill.That is because if the governing body found that United's security measures weren't adequate and were behind the postponement, then Liverpool could be awarded the points."In the event of a match being abandoned due to the conduct of one club or its members or supporters the Board has the power to order that the match is not replayed and to award either one or three points to the club not at fault,” the FA rule book reads."It cannot levy a financial penalty due to the conduct of a club." 13:56Chris BeesleySending off drama at full-timeLiverpool U23 manager Barry Lewtas during the PL2 game against West Ham United at AXA Training Centre on March 13 2021 (Image: Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)It's finished 2-2 at Kirkby between Liverpool U23s and their Leicester City counterparts but there was an explosive finish to the game.The Reds were reduced to nine men in the dying seconds with Tyler Morton shown a second yellow card for kicking the ball away.With tempers boiling over, Liverpool manager Barry Lewtas was also given his marching orders from the referee after the final whistle.13:44Chris BeesleyLiverpool and United are close allies off the pitchJohn Henry and Joel GlazerLiverpool and Manchester United work together closely to achieve their strategic objectives and are rivals in name only, according to a football finance expert.United fans stormed Old Trafford to protest against the Glazers before their now-postponed clash with old foes Liverpool yesterday.Kieran Maguire explains that whatever the relationship between United and Liverpool on the pitch and in the stands, the pair have a strong alliance at executive level.He told Football Insider:“At boardroom level, they are on very good terms. “They have the same objectives, which are revenue and profit-based. And they are probably the two biggest observers of that particular goal.“They collaborated very closely on Project Big Picture and the elite clubs were all working together on the Super League. “In that respect, they have an excellent relationship, there’s no doubt about that.”13:24Chris BeesleyLeicester hit back againLeicester City draw level for a second time with a sweetly-struck volley from Kasey McAteer. 2-2 at Kirkby.12:48Chris BeesleyLiverpool back in front An instant response from Liverpool as they retake the lead just moments after the visitors made it 1-1. Glatzel was knocked over in the area as he tried to get on Longstaff's cross and Ben Woodburn converts from the spot.12:47Chris BeesleyLeicester draw level Jacob Wakeling with a tap-in on the line to equalise for Leicester.12:22Chris BeesleyLiverpool aheadDespite being down to 10 men, Liverpool Under-23s have taken the lead against their Leicester City counterparts through Leighton Clarkson.He slid in to meet a low cross from Paul Glatzel.12:10Chris BeesleyBoyes sees red early onLiverpool Under-23s kicked off at home to their Leicester City counterparts at 12 noon but have suffered an early setback.Defender Morgan Boyes was shown a straight red card just seven minutes into the contest for a professional foul.The resultant Foxes free-kick went over the bar.11:59Chris BeesleyManchester United fans issue open letter to GlazersManchester United fans have written an open letter to the club's owners the Glazers, explaining their actions that caused yesterday's proposed game with Liverpool to be postponed.11:44Chris BeesleyShaqiri could shine for Celtic Xherdan Shaqiri of Liverpool during a training session at AXA Training Centre on March 18, 2021Liverpool's out-of-favour Swiss star Xherdan Shaqiri has been backed to make a summer switch to Celtic.After previously claiming that the former Stoke City player had insructed his agent to find him a new club due to a lack of game time with the Reds, Football Insider is now linking Shaqiri with a potential move north of the border.Former Premier League striker Kevin Phillips tells them: "A loan move could work out for Celtic financially.“From Liverpool’s point of view, I think they would rather see Shaqiri leave on a permanent deal.
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.“Shaqiri has got a lot of quality and I think he would shine up in that league. That would be a great signing for Celtic so long as they did not have to break the bank to get him in.“He is a good player but I’d be concerned that he sometimes he goes missing. You need to perform week in, week out because it is paramount that they win the league next season.” 11:25Chris BeesleyLiverpool-linked Sarr could be back on the marketIsmaïla Sarr of Watford (Image: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)Liverpool were interested in signing Ismaila Sarr in January, according to his agent and the Watford forward could be back on the market again this summer, according to a report.Anfield Watch say that the Reds could not afford the Senegalese international in the winter window but they cite the Athletic as claiming that while Watford - who have been promoted back into the Premier League at the first attempt alongside Norwich City - would like to retain Sarr heading into the 2021/22 season, they are also prepared to sell him for the right price.10:59Chris BeesleyManchester United vs Liverpool: When Premier League fixture may be rearrangedAn eerily empty Old Trafford.Ian Doyle takes a look at possible dates for when Liverpool might be able to play their postponed fixture with Manchester United.So, just when can we expect Liverpool to visit Old Trafford again?Sources at the club were unable to estimate when they think this game will go ahead on Sunday evening.United's involvement in the Europa League, where they hold a 6-2 first-leg semi-final lead over Roma, complicates things.They will be in action on Thursday night in Rome for that second leg, ruling out a fixture for the Reds this coming midweek.The Red Devils, barring a remarkable collapse, will make it to the final in Gdansk on May 26 too.That means this match is almost certain not to be held after the regular Premier League ends on May 23. 10:09Chris BeesleyMinamino tipped for Liverpool exitTakumi Minamino of Liverpool (Image: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)Takumi Minamino is likely to leave Liverpool in the summer but will have plenty of suitors in the Premier League, according to a report.Former Premier League striker Kevin Phillps insists there is still hope for Minamino - who is currently on loan at Southampton - in England, even if that means a permanent switch away from Anfield.He told Football Insider: “There must be a reason he’s not hit the ground running.“Maybe he’s not quite the player they thought they were signing. We’ve seen that happen over the years.“Maybe he doesn’t suit the style. Maybe the quality is not what they expected. It is a shame.“I’m sure if it doesn’t happen for him at Liverpool there will be plenty in the Premier League who will have a sniff, take him on and try and get the best out of him.”09:47Chris BeesleyLiverpool told to make a move for AgueroSergio Aguero of Manchester City (Image: Manchester City FC via Getty Images)Liverpool have been told to make a move for Sergio Aguero who will quit the Etihad Stadium this summer - by a former Manchester City player.The Argentinian striker is the Premier League leaders' all-time leading goalscorer but his decade long stint with the club will be ending once the current campaign is over.HITC quote City old boy Stephen Elliott as telling OTB Sports:“I mentioned him earlier on, Aguero. If I am the Liverpool manager, I am signing him 100 per cent. I watched him today and he still looks hungry in and around the goal. That central striker role, I think he could play in that position for this Liverpool team.“I know you are talking about signing an ageing player again. You can plan for the future with the signing of some younger players but Liverpool need to do it now.“I think Aguero could be a massive signing. Whether he would come and sign for a rival of City, I am not sure. It would be a gigantic signing for Liverpool. I think he would lift the place.” Don't forget it was here at the ECHO where an Aguero to Anfield move was first suggested - although our opinion piece predictably touched a nerve with City fan Liam Gallagher who took the bait.09:14Chris BeesleyMaguire's honest Liverpool admissionHarry Maguire of Manchester United (Image: Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images)Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has made an honest admission about Liverpool.The two old foes were due to meet at Old Trafford yesterday but the game was called off after protests by the home fans against the owners - which included storming the pitch.Anfield Watch quote Maguire as telling ESPN FC:"They are a top team.“They are the champions and had a great season last season. But they have top players all over the pitch.” 08:55Chris BeesleyOn this dayLuis Garcia celebrates after scoring against Chelsea in the 2005 Champions League semi-finals (Image: (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images) )May 3, 2005, Luis Garcia's goal gave Liverpool a 1-0 win over Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final second leg and booked Rafa Benitez's side's place in Istanbul.08:47Chris BeesleyLiverpool blow in Haaland chaseBorussia Dortmund's Erling HaalandOne Borussia Dortmund transfer boost for Liverpool and one transfer blow it seems.The Reds are lagging behind Manchester City and Chelsea in the race for Erling Haaland this summer, claims Football Insider.Their article states that Liverpool were among Europe’s elite clubs who met with the striker’s father Alfe Inge Haaland and his high-profile agent Mino Raiola last month for face-to-face talks but the prospect of Haaland becoming Liverpool’s record signing in the upcoming window is not looking likely at this stage.They say a source has told them the club are big admirers of Haaland but are reluctant to pay the likely £100million price needed to lure him from Borussia Dortmund.They are considered to be outsiders in the battle for the striker, whose future is up in the air even though Dortmund do not want to lose him.08:33Chris BeesleySancho boosted by 'gentlemen's agreement'Jadon Sancho celebrates scoring for Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park on February 27, 2021. (Image: Photo by Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images)Liverpool's hopes of signing Jadon Sancho may well have been boosted by news of a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ which allows him to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer, according to a report.Rousing the Kop cite Fabrizio Romano as claiming Borussia Dortmund director Michael Zorc has told the press that there is a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ in place which allows the winger to leave the club this summer if a suitable offer arrives.Their article states:Manchester United will likely be hoping to beat Liverpool to the wonderkid’s signature given the Red Devils’ very public pursuit of the youngster last summer.Given that the prodigy is allowed to leave Dortmund this summer we could well see Liverpool swooping for his signature.Last term the German side were defiant in negotiations, they appear more open this time out.There is one year less on the player’s contract and the financial realities of the pandemic have left clubs needing cash. 08:13Chris BeesleyLiverpool in Vlahovic talksDusan VlahovicLiverpool are in talks to sign Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, according to a report.Anfield Central cite TuttoMercatoWeb as claiming that the Serbian international is valued at €60million despite only having two years left on his current contract.Mark WakefieldThe ECHO stands against hateThe Liverpool ECHO stands against hate.Mark WakefieldMust-read Liverpool newsMark WakefieldMorning!Good morning and welcome to Monday's LIVE Liverpool blog.Today could be a busy Bank Holiday Monday, let's get to it!
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