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Done deal! Liverpool sign 6ft tall star after series of trials

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Kai McKenzie-Lyle

Liverpool sign a new 6ft tall goalkeeper following Kelleher upgrade to the senior team

Anfield is now home to numerous goalkeepers as new report made it known that the Reds have signed a new goalkeeper.

Following the arrival of ex Roma goal keeper and Brazil international, Alisson Becker at Anfield, Simon Mignolet has been named Liverpool No 2 goal keeper.

On the other hand, Loris Karius was sent out on a 2-year loan deal to Turkish club, Beskitas over his poor performances for the Reds.

For these reasons, Liverpool FC have promoted Caoimhin Kelleher to the senior team as their third goalkeeper.

Jurgen Klopp believe Keleher is outstanding after his performance for the Reds during the preseason tour in the US when they played against Manchester United.

The promotion of Kelleher to the senior team means the Liverpool young squad will be short of a goal keeper.

That is why Liverpool have signed a new goal keeper in the person of Kai McKenzie-Lyle after series of trials at Anfield.

According to report, Kai McKenzie-Lyle is a 20-year-old and 6ft tall player, a good height for a goal keeper.

On the other hand, Kai McKenzie-Lyle has disclosed that he is happy to play at Anfield.

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Chelsea defeat Liverpool in ‘pacey forward’ transfer

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Christian Pulisic

Premier League giants Chelsea have reportedly won the race to sign Liverpool target Christian Pulisic when the transfer window reopens in the New Year.

The 20-year-old has been a long-term target of the Reds but it seems like they have been beaten to his signature by their Premier League title rivals Chelsea.

According to the publication from the Daily Mail, the Blues have won the keenly contested race to sign him ahead of both Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

It was further claimed that Chelsea want to sign him in the January transfer window and that it could be a world record transfer for the United States of America international.

The Blues set a new record transfer fee in the summer when they paid Athletic Bilbao around £70m for Spanish international goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Christian Pulisic has not featured like he would have wanted this season in the colours of Borussia Dortmund and that’s partly due to the sensational form of England international forward Jadon Sancho.

The former Manchester City player has light up the German Bundesliga stadiums with his performances.

Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea were initially expected to do a deal for Pulisic in the summer but the Blues have decided to fast forward to January.

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Can Dejan Lovren reclaim his place in Liverpool’s XI ?

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Dejan Lovren

Injury is part of football but it is definitely painful when injury brings you from being a regular starter to sitting on substitute bench on regular basis.

This is the scenario Croatian defender Dejan Lovren presently finds himself at Anfield. The player was a regular name in the Reds starting XI before picking up an injury before the start of this season and that ultimately ruled him out of action for some weeks.

In his absence, young defender Joe Gomez and experienced defender Virgil Van Dijk developed a strong partnership which makes opponents struggle before scoring goals.

Both defenders kept three clean sheets, helping the Reds to six consecutive victories before their 1-1 draw Chelsea in September.

Unfortunately, the 29-year-old returned to full recovery to realize that his place has already been taken by the young England international whose versatility and fast decision-making are too good to be ignored by Jurgen Klopp.

However, Dejan Lovren still remains an important figure in the Reds team but it remains unknown if Klopp would be brave enough to integrate the Croat into his first team once again.

Since the start of the season, Lovren has featured in just four matches as he continues to serve as back up to Joe Gomez.

Apart from battling Gomez for a place in the team, Lovren must also contend with Joel Matip.

Though the Cameroonian has been frozen out of the team this season, he’s highly rated by Klopp and Liverpool Faithfuls.

He currently has higher chances of breaking into the team than his fellow Croatian due to his tactical awareness coupled with his no-nonsense and consistent display for the team.

With the busy festive period fast approaching, Klopp will need all his players to be in good condition as he will be left with no option but to rotate his starting lineup.

The Reds will play 11 games in less than six weeks, hence, some fringe players would be involved in more games than they’ve done so far and it would be great to see if the Croatian defender would regain his place in the team.

He is back to full fitness and he’s in great shape as he helped his country defeat Spain in Thursday’s friendly match.

He made a match-winning tackle to prevent Marcos Asensio from finding the back of the net.

He must ensure consistent performance for the Reds so as to negotiate his way back into the Starting lineup in no time

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Polish star pick Liverpool ahead of others

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Walukiewicz

Five-time European champions Liverpool have a big battle on their hands if they want to win the race to sign young defender Sebastian Walukiewicz when the transfer window reopens in six weeks’ time.

According to the report from the Daily Express, the Reds are not the only club interested in the 18-year-old centre back who has impressed a great deal in the Polish top flight this season.

Fellow Premier League title contenders Arsenal and Spanish champions Barcelona are also interested in the Polish junior international.

The interest of Liverpool in the youngster was confirmed by Munro Deportivo journalist Francesc Aguilar.

Walukiewicz plays for Ekstraklasa side Pogon Szczecin at the moment and he has already featured 13 times for the team in the first division of Polish football.

He’s certainly one for the future if the Reds could win the race to sign him ahead of Arsenal and Barcelona.

The likes of Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip would still be in front of him in the pecking order though he might be a direct replacement for Cameroonian international Matip who has been linked with a move away from Anfield.

Premier League strugglers Fulham are said to be interested in a move to sign him in the New Year.

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Arsenal tipped to sign Scottish star player

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David Bates

Arsenal are tipped to sign Scottish defender David Bates from German outfits Hamburg, ahead of their Premier League rivals.

Daily Mirror reports that other Premier League clubs including Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham are all seeking for his signature.

Bates, who has been in stunning form so far this season in the German Bundesliga has also reportedly admitted he would have a switch to the North London.

His presence in the team can be felt having ensured they keep a total of six clean sheets this season in eight games, one of the highest that has been kept in the German Bundesliga this current campaign.

This has caught the attention of most of the Premiere League sides knowing that they have not been able to keep as many clean sheets.

Also, the North London side have got an inconsistent defence and they look to solve that problem with the Scottish player.

Arsenal under Unai Emery have become stronger in the attack and the midfield but that cannot be said of the defence as they play most games conceding.

However, there is a need to add more strength to the defence to ensure balance of the team.

Arsenal will return from the international break to continue their unbeaten run as they are currently sitting fifth in the Premiere League so far this season.

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Man City steal lead from Arsenal in race for £50m rated star

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Tanguy Ndombele

Arsenal were reported to be leading in the race for Tanguy Ndombele in this summer before they were overtaken by Manchester City who seems to have gone ahead of the Gunners team.

Reports coming from France reveal that a bid of £50 million was made by Man City for Tanguy Ndombele but it was turned down by Ligue 1 outfit Lyon.

However, the 21-year-old star was brought to the notice of the Etihad team last week when Man City played Lyon at the Etihad Stadium where the visitors took the day with a 2-1 lead.

City saw Tanguy Ndombele as being a very important part of the Lyon team and they wish to have him switch to England any time soon so as to add his quality to the team.

Meanwhile, suggestions are that Tanguy Ndombele will not be allowed to leave the Ligue 1 giants having kept hold of Nabil Fekir in the summer despite strong interest from Liverpool.

For Arsenal, they will have to push harder if they must have Tanguy Ndombele at the Emirates Stadium but notwithstanding, the player has a decision to make in this case and he could decide to make a move to the Gunners where he will be sure of a starting role.

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