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Fully-fit Sturridge is reaching the next level declares Liverpool boss Klopp

Jurgen Klopp believes a fully fit Daniel Sturridge will make a huge difference to Liverpool's challenge for honours this season.
The Reds striker's future looked uncertain back in May after another injury plagued campaign which saw him drop down the pecking order.
However, the England international has impressed Klopp with both his attitude and his fitness since returning for pre-season.
Sturridge, who only started seven Premier League matches last term, has been involved in all four friendlies so far and the manager has been delighted by his contribution on the training field.

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Asked if he ever had any doubts that Sturridge would stay at Liverpool this summer, Klopp told the ECHO: “What I can say is that he's here, he's training and this is 100% the best face since we got together.
“Did you see him train? He is really digging in and giving everything.
“He's reaching for the next level, a new physical level and that's really good news.
“We don't have to talk about what a difference he could make, everybody knows about it. We just need to have it. We need him fit.”
Roberto Firmino still looks likely to start the season as the first choice No 9 but with Liverpool facing a more hectic schedule following the club's return to Europe, Klopp will have to rotate his forward line.
“There will be different opportunities in different games,” added Klopp, who oversaw training at the club's Bavaria base on Wednesday afternoon.
“We need a lot of options – different players with different styles of play.
“We always need to be quick but when we can't be quick we need to be patient. All that stuff.
“I am really looking forward to it but I am happy that we still have a few weeks to train together and improve together.”
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Liverpool sign Andy Robertson from Hull City

The 23-year-old joins on what the Reds describe as a “long-term contract” for an initial fee of £8m plus add-ons.

“It feels a bit surreal but I'm delighted. There are not more special clubs than Liverpool,” he said.

The defender joined Hull from Dundee United for £2.85m in 2014 and made 39 appearances last season as the Tigers were relegated from the Premier League.

He added: “When you grow up as a kid you dream of playing with big clubs such as Liverpool and to make that a reality is a dream come true for me.

“I just want to prove to people that I can do it at this level, and hopefully I manage to do that this season and do good things for this club.”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp added: “For Andrew, this is another big step on what has been a quite incredible personal journey in a very short space of time.

“I know our environment will benefit him and help him push himself even more than he has already. This is a player who does not limit his ambition.”

United will receive about £600,000 from the deal – paid over the next two or three years – as a sell-on clause for a player they signed from amateur club Queen's Park in 2013.

Robertson is Liverpool's third summer signing following the arrival of Roma winger Mohamed Salah and Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke.

Eight other Premier League sides, as well as PSV Eindhoven and Sporting Lisbon, were reportedly interested in the left-back.

Having played as an amateur in Scottish's fourth tier as recently as 2013, a move to Liverpool tops a rapid rise for Robertson.

Within nine months of moving from Queen's Park in Scottish League Two to Premiership side Dundee United, Robertson made his Scotland debut as a 19-year-old.

He was voted PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year in his only season at Tannadice – scoring five goals in 44 games – before moving to Hull.

Robertson became a regular for the Tigers – making 115 appearances in three seasons. He has twice suffered relegation from the Premier League, but also won promotion via the play-offs in 2016.

Source: BBC

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Liverpool seal £10 million Andy Robertson move

The 23-year-old Scotland international will undergo a medical on Thursday and is set to become the Reds' third signing of the summer.

Liverpool will pay £8million up front with a further £2million to follow in add-ons.

Robertson won't fly out to Hong Kong but will remain in the UK before linking up with his new team-mates ahead of next week's training camp in Germany.

Robertson will compete with vice-captain James Milner for a starting spot. The Reds turned their attentions to the Glasgow-born defender after missing out on Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon.

Robertson made 115 appearances for Hull following his £3million move from Dundee United in 2014.

Released by Celtic as a teenager, the attacking full-back launched his career at Queen's Park before being snapped up by Dundee United. Three years ago Robertson was crowned the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year before moving south of the border.

Source: Liverpool Echo

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ENOUGH Cries Southampton!

It seems as if Southampton has called a halt to us treating them like a willing feeder club,  Their admin has asked the PL to investigate Klopp for “illegal approach”.  This is a somewhat harsh reaction to VvD declaring his desire to move to Liverpool since we are supposed to have such a good relationship…

Virgil Van Dijk wants Liverpool transfer

The Southampton captain has established himself as one of the finest central defenders in the Premier League since moving from Celtic for £11.5m in September 2015.

Liverpool are refusing to comment on the speculation, but it is understood they are prepared to break their transfer record to land him.

Personal terms have not been finalised with Van Dijk, but Liverpool are prepared to match the contract offer from Manchester City which could be as much as £200,000 a week.

Pep Guardiola has identified him as a priority target as he looks to strengthen his defensive options this summer, though City are concerned about the price they may be forced to pay to land him. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is also an admirer.

Southampton are determined to hold on to the Dutch international, with club chairman Ralph Krueger stating last month the Saints would be prepared to reject bids of up to £60m in order to keep the 25-year-old.

However, Jurgen Klopp is keen to bring him to Anfield and Liverpool are prepared to spend big in order to do so.

And sources indicate Van Dijk has been impressed with Klopp's personal involvement in Liverpool's effort to sign him.

If Van Dijk were to join Liverpool, he would be the latest in a series of Southampton players to move to Anfield in recent years, following in the footsteps of Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana, Sadio Mane and Rickie Lambert.

Source: Sky Sports

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Devastation for Danny Ings

Danny Ings has been ruled out for the remainder of this season. The striker suffered a knee injury in the closing stages of the EFL cup fixture with Spurs last week. The club have confirmed the injury will require surgery and that Ings will be sidelined once again. Absolutely gutted for the lad, he’s looked…

The Big Five #4 – 27th July 2016

It’s that time of week again. The season may not have started but there’s plenty happening off the pitch. Here’s the big five talking points this week. Premier League 2 Announced Many Kopfans members have called for the return of the reserves league and the new ‘Premier League 2’ serves as something of a compromise.…

Left Back Soon Please!

Help me folks, I’m confused! Brad Smith sold for 6 M and Moreno still first option at left back. What the He++ is going on? Why stick with the Spanish LB and purge of the rest of the team? If Moreno has a repeat of last season and ruins our chances at a top four…

The Big Five #3 – 20th July 2016

It’s that time again, here’s a roundup of the last weeks LFC news in the shape of 5 talking points. Pre Season After an interesting kick-off of the pre-season schedule with an 0-2 away win at Tranmere Rovers, successful run continued with two wins against lower-league teams. Fleetwood Town fell last week with an entertaining…

Liverpool at the Euro’s

The busy summer of international football is now behind us and although Reds featured prominently with twelve players involved, most of them had a cameo appearance and failed to deliver much on the big stage. Liverpool went to Euros with twelve players and here we will take a look of their performances. Simon Mignolet –…