“Liverpool” made the debut of the new contract with Wataru Endo by beating “Bournemouth” 3-1 on Saturday.
Jurgen Klopp would not have liked and imagined the former VfB6 Stuttgart midfielder bowing out at Anfield after Alexis McAllister, who also made his home debut. After a controversial rejection.
With the Argentine facing a three-match ban, Endo will surely get more chances to impress in the coming weeks. But will he join Liverpool before the transfer window closes and become a fourth midfielder this summer?
The Reds remain linked with new engine room reinforcements following the arrivals of Endo, Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlaì, including Crystal Palace’s Cheick Doucoure. However, their efforts to sign Fulham’s Joao Palhinha could be put on hold if reports are to be believed.
According to Football Insider, the Reds’ interest in Palinha stopped after the injury of the Portuguese international.
The problem occured as Marco Silva’s team prepares for the 2023-2024 season.At the time of the incident, the Fulham manager was hopeful that the 28-year-old would not be sidelined for long with the injury. Silva said: “Unfortunately it doesn’t look good. He might have dislocated his shoulder. Hopefully this isn’t another long-term injury for us. ”
But Palinha recovered quickly and came on as a substitute in Fulham’s 3-0 home win over neighbors Brentford on Saturday.
The Cottagers are said to have made a £90million bid for the midfielder. Liverpool are ahead of Manchester United in the race for Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat.
This is reported by the Italian newspaper La Repubblica via Viola News. Sources suggest that the Reds are ready to make a decisive bid for an offer to of the Morocco international.
Atletico Madrid have also been linked with Amrabat, but he looks set to move to the Premier League after his World Cup breakthrough. Torino defender Perr Schuurs could be a Liverpool player again, according to Football Insider.
The Dutchman has been linked with a move to the Reds this summer, although the Reds’ priority is to address the midfield. But according to media reports, following the arrival of Endo, Klopp’s side now favor a left-back over another midfielder.
However, Schuurs is a right-footed centre-back who may not meet Liverpool’s requirements for a left-footed centre-back.