Liverpool transfer decision now makes sense as record-breaking ace on the way back

Having failed to win consecutive matches for the first time this season, Liverpool will look to end this sequence with a victory over Brentford on Sunday afternoon. The Reds will not want to go into the international break without securing three points, particularly as a trip to Manchester City awaits when the Premier League resumes in two weeks’ time.

It is unlikely to be an easy match, though, not least as games against the Bees rarely are. Liverpool has only won two of the four meetings since Brentford were promoted to the top flight, though both victories were at least at Anfield as this clash will be.

The problem facing Jürgen Klopp is that he has numerous players unavailable thanks to injury or suspension. While the midfield looks bereft of options, Liverpool can call upon all five of its senior forwards and as such should have too much firepower for the visitors to withstand.

A youngster who will one day be an option for the front line is making a much welcome return from injury and a potential midfield acquisition may no longer be on the Reds’ radar. With more details on these issues, here are the two stories from today that you shouldn't miss.

There was surprise among the Liverpool fanbase when This is Anfield reported recently that the club is not going to pursue a move for Fluminense midfielder – and Copa Libertadores winner – André. With Alexis Mac Allister and Wataru Endō failing to fully convince in the holding midfield position, it seems inevitable that a specialist needs to be signed.

Yet it makes sense that the club might have chosen to move in a different direction. It needs a destroyer, a peak Fabinho if at all possible, rather than a pass master. Ben Bocsak considers what the end of the hunt for André might mean for Liverpool in this article.

While Liverpool’s 2023/24 campaign is largely going well, it will have to deal with the absence of Mohamed Salah for a few weeks in the New Year. He will be looking to guide Egypt to Cup of Nations glory in Ivory Coast, having lost the final of the previous edition.

The absence of both him and Sadio Mané for the tournament in 2022 did not derail the Reds’ quadruple hopes that season though. One of the players who helped cover for the illustrious pair was Kaide Gordon, an exciting talent who has sadly missed much of the time since due to injury problems.

Whether he will perform a similar role this season is perhaps unlikely but Ben Bocsak has taken a closer look at Gordon and his progress here.


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