While Juventus remain keen on a deal for Roberto Firmino, another Liverpool transfer has finally received some kind of official approval.
Loan put on hold
Tyler Morton’s intended loan from Liverpool has been halted.
The Lancashire Telegraph’s Rich Sharpe reports via Empire of the Kop that a planned switch to Blackburn Rovers has been halted. According to reports, a complete agreement on a deal has been reached, but Liverpool are holding fire for the time being.
It’s possible that Jürgen Klopp was simply impressed by Morton in pre-season, or it’s possible that the team is being overly cautious about injuries. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s setback might have altered the situation. In any case, the transfer is currently in doubt because Liverpool could end up needing the youngster for the first team.
Leighton Clarkson’s move to Blackburn was much less successful than Harvey Elliott’s, who had a great loan experience there. Liverpool, who at least originally appeared happy to entrust the Lancashire club with another promising young talent, has obviously not been discouraged by this, though.
Morton has previously played with the first team as a number six. However, Klopp recently seemed to confirm that he will now be deployed in his natural position as a number eight.
Liverpool transfer fully confirmed
Liverpool’s manager, Jurgen Klopp, recently claimed that, barring any injuries or departures, Liverpool were done in transfer window. One move, nevertheless, that had previously not received official confirmation has now gotten over the line.
Though the name Trent Kone-Doherty has been mentioned for months and the transfer appeared to be approved in recent weeks, the player and the club were mute until lately. The 16-year-old broke the silence on Instagram yesterday.
The former Derry City winger, who was photographed signing a deal while wearing a sweatshirt from Liverpool, showed his excitement at making the “surreal” switch. He joins Ben Doak from Celtic in bolstering the young ranks for the upcoming season after being plucked from relative obscurity.
Of course, neither of the two will anticipate joining the first team for a bit. Nevertheless, these long-term investments offer an intriguing glimpse into Liverpool’s evolving transfer strategy, especially in a context where Brexit is having an impact. Scouting and recruitment within the UK have undoubtedly increased as a result of being unable to sign under-18 players from Europe.
Juventus raise Firmino bid
Juventus reportedly made a £20 million offer earlier this summer to try and entice Roberto Firmino away from Liverpool. The story has since gone quiet, but it now appears that the interest was never lost.
The plan to return with a higher offer is credited to the Italian giants. According to Fichajes, Liverpool could receive a new offer “in the coming days,” with the goal of reaching an agreement “as soon as possible.”
According to reports, Firmino is said to be keen on leaving with the prospect of playing in the World Cup later this year coming to his mind. Given that the Old Lady recently lost Paulo Dybala on a free transfer, Juventus makes sense as a destination.
However, the thought of Firmino pushing for a transfer seems far-fetched. The Brazilian seems settled and looked in good shape during pre-season. Provide he stays free of injuries, he can anticipate to be a little more involved in the upcoming campaign. It would take a significantly greater bid to force Liverpool to change their stance.