Injury woes continue, Winger linked - Tuesday morning's Liverpool FC News Roundup

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15th January 2019
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We round up all of the latest Liverpool FC headlines and transfer rumours in our Tuesday morning LFC news bulletin.

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Man City keep pace with Reds

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convincingly beat on Monday night after the onus was on Pep Guardiola's side after Liverpool's over Brighton.

City had scored 16 goals in two fixtures against lower league opposition since their confidence-boosting win over Liverpool earlier this month and it was more of the same at the Etihad.

Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring in the 10th minute, before Wolves defender Willy Boly was shown a red card for a dangerous challenge on Bernardo Silva.

Jesus converted a penalty five minutes before the break, whilst a Conor Coady own goal in the latter stages secured a 3-0 win for the side.

City kept the gap at the top to just four points, with Liverpool having extended it to seven on Saturday.

Next up for Guardiola's side is a trip to on Sunday. Liverpool have the chance to once again temporarily extend their lead with a home game against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Liverpool in for Dutch winger?

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Liverpool are interested in winger Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld from Club Brugge, according to the Mail Online.

The report claims Jurgen Klopp is interested in the 21-year-old, who is one of the brightest talents emerging in Belgium's top division.

Whilst Liverpool have a number of options in the squad, their attack is heavily reliant on the fitness of , and Sadio Mane.

A move for the Netherlands could help bolster attacking options with the Reds amidst a title challenge, whilst he would provide some healthy competition to Mane.

have reportedly had a £9 million bid rejected by Brugge this window, whilst Liverpool will also face competition from Tottenham and .

Injury woes continue for Lallana

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Jurgen Klopp spoke on how beneficial it is to have a break at the end of January, with players looking to get back from injury.

The Reds have , and out injured, whilst Joel Matip was on the substitutes bench against Brighton, having recovered from a broken collarbone.

Lallana, who Klopp recently claimed was "in the best shape" of his career, missed the Reds' trip to Molineux due to a muscle injury.

And it appears the midfielder is facing another spell on the sidelines, with Klopp suggesting he may be missing till February.

“The break that we are getting at the end of January is going to be 100 per cent helpful for the boys with injuries,” he said.

“I hope that Dejan [Lovren] and Joe [Gomez] make big steps to come forward.

“For Adam [Lallana] it might be a bit early but we have a few players out and they need the time.

“We have Joel [Matip] now back as he was on the bench against Brighton but he as well will use the time for bone healing and it all helps so it's good for us in that way.”

Klopp is set to take his squad to Dubai after the Reds' meeting with Crystal Palace at this weekend.

Hoever sees red in U23 draw

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was given a red card during Liverpool U23s' 1-1 versus Brighton in the 2 on Monday evening.

Rafa Camacho put Neil Critchley's side ahead in the 12th minute, finding the bottom corner with a well-hit strike.

Hoever was then harshly sent-off midway through the first half, having brought down Aaron Connolly in the box and adjudged to have stopped a clear goalscoring opportunity. '

The young Reds looked to be easing their way to a 1-0 win, however an 86th minute header from an unmarked Haydn Roberts saw the visitors earn a late point.

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