Liverpool Transfer News Roundup: Reds face competition for an ace defender, a Dutchman on loan switch and more

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Liverpool beat a young Aston Villa side in their last game to advance in the FA Cup. Let’s take a look at the latest transfer news to Liverpool on January 10th, 2021:


Liverpool have to face the competition for Sven Botman

Tottenham Hotspur are set to challenge Liverpool around Lille defender Sven Botman, according to Duncan Castles (via the transfer window podcast). The center-back has been linked to a move to Liverpool as they are currently without three center-backs.

While Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are not expected this season, Joel Matip has sustained numerous annoying injuries. That forced Jürgen Klopp to use several defensive combinations at the back.

Lille youngster Sven Botman has done well and has the qualities Klopp seeks in his defenders. He can play from behind and is solid in one-on-one situations.

The defender has also impressed Jose Mourinho, who appears to be looking for a center-back on the left as Spurs are looking to push for the league title and some silver this season.

Sepp van den Berg connected with a loan exchange

Sepp van den Berg failed to break into Liverpool’s first team despite injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez and is now linked to a loan move.

The Dutchman will be seen as part of the first team going forward but needs a first class season to continue his development.

According to Goal, van den Berg arouses the interest of clubs in Switzerland and the Belgian top class, while a team from the 2nd Bundesliga is interested in securing his services.

Since joining Liverpool, van den Berg has only played four senior national team games and has yet to make his Premier League debut.

Shaqiri wants to help the team win trophies

Xherdan Shaqiri has suffered many injuries over the past year and a half and has not been able to show fans what he is capable of. The Swiss international has been linked to saying goodbye to the club but has now said he wants to help the club win trophies after getting fit again.

“I’m fit again and I’m back. I feel good, I’m ready to play, ”Shaqiri said on the club’s official website.

“I’m looking forward to the next games and the second half of the season to try to help the team achieve a lot of success. I am happy.

“It’s normal when you’re injured or unable to help the team that you’re frustrated. You are at home watching your teammates on TV and want to be there too. But that’s part of football, part of life, ”he said.

Xherdan Shaqiri came off the bench to play a major role in Liverpool’s 4-1 win over a young Aston Villa side in the FA Cup on Friday. Before this game, he only made seven appearances in all competitions for the Reds.

With Shaqiri now fit, Klopp has the option to play the former Bayern star in attack and could use Mohamed Salah in a more central role.


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