No Henderson for Liverpool?
Information of one other doubtlessly key Liverpool absentee right here. Official group information is lower than quarter-hour away.
BREAKING: Cody Gakpo not concerned for Liverpool
As anticipated, evidently Cody Gakpo should wait just a few extra days for his Liverpool debut:
Klopp: Nobody has requested to depart Liverpool in January
Jurgen Klopp additionally confirmed at his pre-match press convention that none of his first-team gamers have requested to depart Anfield in January with a number of on account of be out of contract in the summertime, with the likes of Roberto Firmino most distinguished amongst that quantity.
He additionally mentioned he was uncertain if he can be permitted to shortly reinvest any cash generated by potential participant gross sales this month.
“That may be a completely different scenario, however I do not know,” Klopp mentioned.
“The switch market hasn’t opened but. No person got here to me up to now and requested to depart the membership.
“If that must be the case, then I all the time hearken to gamers as a result of the very last thing I need to do is drive anyone to remain at Liverpool.
“Nobody came yet, but the transfer window opens in a few days. Maybe they are waiting for that, I don’t know.”
Liverpool can’t play ‘monopoly’ in transfer window, says Klopp
Another transfer window has brought more warnings from Jurgen Klopp that Liverpool simply cannot hope to match the superior spending power of the likes of Manchester City.
While the German is delighted with the smart and affordable acquisition of Cody Gakpo, he has clearly been irritated by the immediate and seemingly insatiable desire for further big-name deals, insisting they cannot throw around money like it’s a game of Monopoly.
“I am now seven years and a few months here and every transfer window is pretty much the same,” he mentioned yesterday.
“We talk about these things as though money wouldn’t play a role. Like, ‘who cares?’ It is never like this, that you could just spend money. I don’t want to disappoint anybody but we signed an outstanding player like Cody Gakpo and the next thing you can read is, ‘who next?’
“It is like we didn’t have a team, honestly. We cannot play like Monopoly. We never did and I don’t understand it. We always sorted our situations and it is a big part of my philosophy, really working full of faith and trust with the players we have and not constantly questioning them by telling them we need another player for that position or that position.
“With Cody, it is obvious. Not only because we have that void [on the left] now, the quality he has, the timing is perfect — if we waited until the summer, he would be more expensive or someone else would have picked him.“It is clear that you need real quality in all positions and probably two teams on the same level that you can rotate, and that is what we try to prepare.
“That somebody is now surprised when I say we will not now start splashing the cash — that should be really clear. Again, if there is something we can do — and that means the right player and financial situation — we will do it. And if not, then not.”
In the present day’s venue trying resplendent within the late afternoon winter sunshine in west London.
Previously referred to as the Brentford Neighborhood Stadium after opening its doorways in 2020, Gray Expertise Restricted (Gtech) agreed a 10-year naming rights deal over the summer time.
Lower than an hour away from official lineups now, however right here’s how Normal Sport envisages the 2 sides lining up this afternoon:
Predicted Brentford XI: Raya; Jorgensen, Jansson, Mee; Roerslev, Jensen, Dasilva, Norgaard, Henry; Mbeumo, Wissa.
Predicted Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Konate, Tsimikas; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Nunez, Carvalho.
Thomas Frank replace on Ivan Toney
Brentford followers can have feared the worst once they noticed Ivan Toney stretchered off at West Ham, with their possibilities of sustaining this spectacular run of type changing into very tough with out the Premier League’s third high scorer.
Thomas Frank’s replace on Sunday will due to this fact have been music to the ears of each Bees supporter.
“It’s good news with Ivan,” he mentioned. “It’s not a significant injury. He could potentially be available for tomorrow.
“There’s nothing wrong with his knee. Without going too much into the details, it’s something with the muscle.
“The physios explained the details and I completely forgot! I’m just glad it isn’t serious.”
Konate might make Liverpool return
Liverpool might additionally hand a primary begin to Ibrahima Konate this afternoon since his return from the World Cup in Qatar, the place he was a part of the France squad defeated in a traditional ultimate by Lionel Messi’s Argentina in agonising vogue.
“Bobby [Firmino] and Milly [Milner], we have to see but there is a chance,” mentioned Klopp.
“Ibou [Konate] has a good chance, Curtis [Jones] is now in full training so not sure, maybe for the squad but obviously this information I don’t have yet. Let’s see.”
Klopp on Gakpo debut possibilities
Jurgen Klopp didn’t totally rule out the potential of Cody Gakpo enjoying some half right now, although he expressed doubt that the required registration paperwork can be cleared by the noon deadline – particularly on a Financial institution Vacation.
It’s value noting that the participant isn’t in a position to prepare together with his new team-mates at Kirkby till all that pink tape is taken care of, so the possibilities of him that includes right here appear very distant at greatest. However you by no means know.
“If I worked in the (registration) offices then I am early awake so I could sign these papers at 6.30 in the morning, but I am not too sure that will happen,” mentioned Klopp at his pre-match press convention.
“It must be before 12 and on top of that he is of course not allowed to train with the team before the papers are signed.
“Technically he is still an Eindhoven player (until then). There is a chance, but I don’t know if it’s really there.”
Brentford vs Liverpool prediction
Brentford are oozing confidence in the meanwhile, and rightly so, however had been allowed to get into their groove towards each West Ham and Tottenham, a priviledge I can’t see Liverpool affording them.
Liverpool look a totally completely different beast to only a few months in the past – although did journey their luck towards Leicester – and we must be served up an entertaining recreation in west London. Let’s hope Darwin Nunez finds his capturing boots, for as soon as.
Liverpool to win, 3-1.
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