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Reports in Spain claim that Valencia are looking into the possibility of signing Timo Werner to replace Rodrigo who is heading to Atlético Madrid. The 23-year-old has been heavily linked with Liverpool but once again, nothing materialised during the summer. He has a year remaining on his contract with RB Leipzig who are reportedly willing to cash in now for around £25million.

Philippe Coutinho is wanted by Bayern Munich and PSG. The Barcelona man wanted a return to Liverpool during the summer but despite interest from Anfield, the Reds opted not to meet the loan demands that were put on the table by Barca officials.

The following 23-man squad has been named by Liverpool for Wednesday’s Super Cup tie against Chelsea. Dejan Lovren, who is close to securing a move to Roma, is left out due to “illness”.

Fabinho, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Milner, Keita, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Gomez, Adrian, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Lonergan, Shaqiri, Brewster, Robertson, Origi, Matip, Hoever, Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold, Elliott.

Daniel SturridgeFormer Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan says he wouldn’t want former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge around any club he owned. Jordan said he wouldn’t want him anywhere near the dressing room, the training ground or his players. “I wouldn’t [take him] but I’m sure there’s someone foolish enough to take him,” said Jordan. It is claimed that Sturridge has 13 offers from various clubs including Fenerbahce. However, Director of Football Damien Comolli says they can’t afford the player’s wage demands. A decision is expected this week as to where Sturridge will be playing his football this season.

Reds’ boss Jürgen Klopp has confirmed that Sadio Mane is “ready” to face Chelsea on Wednesday. The boss will be without goalkeeper Alisson Becker and although a couple of players have some minor knocks, there are no other major issues that he’s having to deal with. However he does point out that “we need to think about the Southampton game, we come back on Thursday and two days later we play Southampton, so we cannot ignore that game as well.”

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Supporters can watch Liverpool FC train ahead of Wednesday’s Super Cup clash against Chelsea via the club’s official YouTube channel this evening. The live stream from Besiktas Park will start at 6pm UK time.

Dejan LovrenAS Roma and Liverpool are locked in transfer negotiations with regards the potential transfer of Dejan Lovren. The 30-year-old centre-back who is reportedly on close to £100,000-a-week at Anfield, is willing to take a pay cut to make a deal happen. Liverpool are looking for a fee of around £13.9million which can rise to approximately £18.5million. The KopTalk editor has provided some insight into these developments at DKB.TV and takes a look at why the Reds didn’t spend this summer and why they are possibly banking what they can. More info is also available on our members’ website.

A new podcast episode was made available last night (Monday 12th). It’s about 45 minutes long and it’s packed with Liverpool FC news, rumours and opinion. You can download for free via www.koptalkpodcast.com