Gakpo THRIVES, Olympics BOOST, Gordon UPDATE - Liverpool FC news recap

Here’s our Liverpool FC news recap for Wednesday, 3rd July 2024. The Reds received a boost on the Olympics, while Cody Gakpo shines in Germany.

Cody Gakpo thrives

Liverpool forward Cody Gakpo is the toast of The Netherlands this morning after a five-star performance which led the Oranje through their Euro 2024 round of 16 tie against Romania on Tuesday. 

Gakpo, 25, opened the scoring with a brilliant first-half goal, cutting in from his left-wing station and firing a ball inside the near post.

The ex-PSV captain added an assist in the second half, brilliantly dribbling to the byline inside the Romanian penalty area before finding Donyell Malen, who prodded home from close range.

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Huge Olympic boost

Mohamed Salah, Wataru Endo

Liverpool and Arne Slot received a big boost this week with reports that two players will remain with the Reds for the start of the season.

The Athletic reports that Liverpool will not lose either Mohamed Salah or Wataru Endo to the Olympics this pre-season. The pair were both in the running for call-ups to Egypt and Japan, respectively.

The competition isn't FIFA-run, meaning there's no obligation for clubs to release players. Salah and Endo will now skip the contest 'following talks', meaning they'll be completely available for pre-season and the Premier League kick-off.

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Anthony Gordon update

Anthony Gordon Newcastle Liverpool

Newcastle United are now reported to be CONFIDENT that they can keep Anthony Gordon at the club through this summer's transfer window. 

That’s according to a new report in Football Insider, which claims the Magpies have eased their financial concerns by selling two players before the June 30 profit and sustainability rules deadline.

Yankuba Minteh, a favourite of Arne Slot while on loan at Feyenoord last season, moved to Brighton at the weekend while homegrown prospect Elliott Anderson went to Nottingham Forest.

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Liverpool like Rigg

Chris Rigg

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Liverpool have been named among the Premier League teams tracking Sunderland’s teenage sensation Chris Rigg. 

The 17-year-old midfield made a decisive breakthrough to the Sunderland first team last season, appearing in each of the Black Cats’ last 13 Championship games of the season.

He captained England at the recent UEFA European Under-17 Championships, where the Three Lions were beaten on penalties by eventual champions Italy at the quarter-final stage.

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