Hello and welcome to our dedicated Liverpool live blog for Sunday 20th August.
Liverpool recorded their first Premier League victory of the season on Saturday afternoon, beating Bournemouth 3-1 at Anfield.
New signing Wataru Endo won his first minutes in a Reds shirt in this contest, 27 minutes from time, and the Japanese midfielder could soon be joined by other new faces in the coming days.
It remains to be seen whether Liverpool further strengthen their squad ahead of the September 1 deadline, although one player who continues to be linked with a move to Merseyside is Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch.
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Keep an eye out for the latest Liverpool FC transfer news, views and rumors below.
Battle of Sanagre
Bayern Munich are said to be the main team battling Liverpool for the services of PSV midfielder Ibrahim Sanagre.
A latest report has suggested that Thomas Tuchel’s side are ‘closer than ever’ to landing Sanagre, although it is added that Liverpool are yet to give up hope of a deal despite everything.
Would you like to see the Reds make a move for the Ivorian?
Adams joins Bournemouth
Tyler Adams has joined Bournemouth on a five-year deal from Leeds United.
The American had been mentioned as a potential midfielder to target for Liverpool during the summer window, although his next destination has now been decided.
Chelsea were close to signing the American last week, only to pull out of a last-minute deal.
Liverpool recruitment manager Dave Fallows and chief scout Barry Hunter reportedly traveled to Germany recently to get “detailed information” on Ryan Gravenberch.
The Bayern Munich midfielder emerged as a potential target for the Reds at the start of the summer window due to uncertainty over the regular first-team minutes he is set to receive.
A latest report from German outlet tz has claimed that Thomas Tuchel sees the Dutchman as a ‘relief player’ and Bayern ‘have not ruled out’ his departure.
Van Dijk a “big fan” of Schuurs
Turin defender Perr Schuurs ‘could be back on the radar’ for Liverpool as their search for a left-wing centre-back continues.
The Reds were heavily linked with a Levi Colwill move earlier in the window, only for the youngster to sign a new contract at Chelsea.
Schuurs is a name Liverpool have been associated with on several occasions and Virgil van Dijk is believed to be a ‘big fan’ of the Dutchman and ‘well aware’ of his talent.
That’s according to Football Insider, who add that he’s expected to cost around £30m.
Liverpool plan to appeal as VAR reasons for Alexis Mac Allister’s red card explained
Jurgen Klopp has hinted Liverpool will consider appealing the dismissal which cut short Alexis Mac Allister’s home debut.
Mac Allister was shown a red card just before the hour mark by referee Thomas Bramall after a challenge with Bournemouth midfielder Ryan Christie in the Reds’ 3-1 Premier League win at Anfield on Saturday afternoon .
Neither VAR Paul Tierney nor assistant Constantine Hatzidakis saw any reason to ask Bramall to review the decision on the pitchside monitor.
Mac Allister now faces a three-match ban, ruling him out of the trip to Newcastle United, the home game against Aston Villa and the trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
For the full story, click here.
Ian Doyle: Liverpool get £60m inspiration but Jurgen Klopp problem remains painfully apparent
It wasn’t just the sprawling Anfield Road stand that looked unfinished here.
That Jurgen Klopp’s latest iteration of Liverpool remains a work in progress was at times painfully apparent during a rollercoaster afternoon in which the Reds again underlined why they remain at the box office – if not always. for the right reasons.
Indeed, there was a nagging sense of deja vu as Klopp’s men threatened to fully replicate their troubled start to the previous campaign.
While last year Darwin Nunez was dismissed on his home debut, this time Alexis Mac Allister saw his Anfield arc come to an abrupt end shortly before the hour mark when he received a straight red from the referee rookie Thomas Bramall after a challenge with Bournemouth midfielder Ryan Christie.
To read Ian Doyle’s match verdict in full, click here.
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Liverpool were back in their traditional home kit on Saturday, seeing off Bournemouth with relative ease despite being a goal behind.
Jurgen Klopp hopes the 2023/24 home shirt can continue to bring good luck to his team during the campaign.
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It was a solid three-pointer for Jurgen Klopp’s side yesterday afternoon at Anfield, with goals from Luis Diaz, Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota marking a comeback winner at home.
Who was your best player of the game yesterday, the Reds?
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