Liverpool FC news recap: Injury update, returns, Amorim’s transfer targets

Here’s our Liverpool FC news recap for Wednesday, 10th April 2024. Jurgen Klopp shared his injury update ahead of Atalanta.

Liverpool continue their UEFA Europa League campaign on Thursday and Jurgen Klopp shared an injury update ahead of the game. It’s starting to look like we might get a couple of returns in the fixture.

There’s also been Ruben Amorim news, of course. The Reds are supposedly courting him to be their new manager and Wednesday gave us an idea of who could join him at Anfield.

Here’s our Liverpool FC news recap.

Klopp shares injury update

Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson Becker and Diogo Jota will make their comebacks from injury in the 'next days and weeks'.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

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The trio, along with Stefan Bajcetic, made much-awaited returns to team training this week as they step up their fitness campaigns.

None of the three have featured for Liverpool since February and have missed a key portion of the season as the Reds have battled an ongoing injury crisis while aiming to finish Klopp's final campaign with a treble.

Speaking to the press ahead of Liverpool's Europa League quarter-final first leg against Atalanta, Klopp confirmed that return dates for his stars are now imminent, while he didn't rule out the possibility using any of them, bar Bajcetic, in Thursday night's clash.


Duo could return vs Atalanta

Liverpool could now welcome two first-team stars back vs Atalanta on Thursday. The Reds have had to wait over six weeks for the pair.

The Liverpool Echo reports that both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Diogo Jota could return for Liverpool against Atalanta on Thursday. The Reds will host the Italians in their UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg.

Diogo Jota

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Both Alexander-Arnold and Jota trained with the first-team this week, setting them up for returns. Both came through well, says the report, and that puts them into immediate contention.


Potential Amorim targets

As many as four Sporting CP players could follow Ruben Amorim to Liverpool if he takes over as manager at Anfield. A summer of change is coming on Merseyside.

Marcus Edwards of Sporting CP and reported Liverpool transfer target.

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Jornal de Noticias reports that four players could join Ruben Amorim in swapping Lisbon for Liverpool this summer. Amorim is, of course, heavily linked with the Liverpool manager’s job.

And despite the Reds’ success this season, Amorim could make the decision to overhaul things somewhat. That would primarily be seen in defence, with both Goncalo Inacio and Ousmane Diomande reportedly on the list to join him at Anfield.


Amorim contract offer

Ruben Amorim has reportedly been offered a double-money deal to leave Sporting CP for Liverpool, but how much would the manager earn at Anfield?

Ruben Amorim

Following Xabi Alonso's decision to remain at Bayer Leverkusen, Amorim's name shot to the top of the list of bookies' favourites to succeed Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool this summer.

The 39-year-old Sporting CP coach comes highly rated, having won the Primeira Liga and three Taca de Liga trophies in Portugal, while he could well earn more honours by the end of 2023/24.

Widespread reports this week claimed that Liverpool have now reached out to the former midfielder's representatives about a switch, while some claim that the Reds have already made a contract offer.


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