Paper Talk: Liverpool to sign left-back cover as striker decides loan move

Date published: Monday 16th December 2019 11:27 - James Marshment

Liverpool are set to finally sign a replacement for Alberto Moreno, while Celtic are keen to sign a £5m-rated Slovenia striker, according to Monday’s papers.



Swansea City are favourites to sign Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster, 19, on loan thanks to manager Steve Cooper’s relationship with the forward.

Brewster was part of the England Under-17 team that won the World Cup under Cooper in 2017.

The striker was told by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp that he wanted him as part of his first-team squad this season following Daniel Sturridge’s departure, but the teenager has found game time hard to come by.

As such, Klopp has now cleared Brewster to leave Anfield on loan in January and a number of Championship clubs have all expressed an interest.

As per reports, Derby, Preston, Huddersfield and Bristol City are all keen, while Leeds United could make a move should Eddie Nketiah be recalled by Arsenal.

However, Brewster is believed to have a move to the Liberty Stadium top of his agenda thanks to his relationship with Cooper, who has guided the Swans into play-off contention this season.

Liverpool aren’t expected to be major players in the January window though one deal that will go through is the bargain £7.25m capture of Takumi Minamino, and another deal that has been reported is the likely arrival of Coventry’s English left-back Sam McCallum, as per

The 19-year-old is expected to sign for the Reds in January ahead of a number of Premier League rivals, with Liverpool loaning him back to the Sky Blues for the rest of the season.

Klopp has been in the market to sign a new left-back since last summer following the departure of Alberto Moreno.




Celtic are weighing up a January move for £5m-rated Slovenia international striker Andraz Sporar (Daily Mail)

Premier League clubs are concerned at losing millions in sponsorship and television revenue from the Chinese market over comments made by Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil last week about the treatment of the country’s Muslim Uighur population (Daily Mail)

Didier Deschamps has urged Olivier Giroud to leave Chelsea to secure a spot in France’s Euro 2020 squad (Daily Mail)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been offered the chance to cement his legacy by helping Serie C side Monza reach Serie A in the next two years (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are hopeful of landing Erling Haaland after boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a personal trip to meet the Red Bull Salzburg striker (The Sun)

Leicester City are now in the hunt for Hull City forward Jarrod Bowen (The Sun)

AC Milan sent scouts to watch West Brom full-back Nathan Ferguson just a matter of weeks before the summer free-agent can sign a pre-contract (The Sun)

Norwich will go head to head with Celtic in an attempt to sign Dundee United forward Louis Appere (The Sun)

Chelsea have also put Brighton defender Ben White who has impressed on loan at Leeds United, on their wanted list for a £25m move when the transfer window opens (The Sun)

Premier League clubs are beginning to embrace plans to extend the Champions League which would include additional games and could begin in 2024 (The Sun)

Newcastle full-back Javier Manquillo is wanted by Crystal Palace, Brighton and West Ham (Daily Telegraph)


Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers wants a centre-back in the January transfer window as cover for Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu (Daily Telegraph)

Andy Carroll says he was treated unfairly after Burnley manager Sean Dyche claimed he should have been sent off in Newcastle United’s 1-0 defeat (Daily Telegraph)

Scott Sinclair insists he needs more game-time having been relegated to cameo appearances at Celtic so far this season (Daily Record)

Celtic have rebuffed an approach from Stoke City for Lewis Morgan (Daily Record)

Rangers outcast Eros Grezda has been told he will not be considered for the Albania national under current coach Edoardo Reja despite apologising to him for walking out on a training camp in June (Daily Record)


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