Liverpool Boost Ahead of Newcastle Clash Overshadowed by Midfield Issues

Liverpool’s next comes up against a tougher Newcastle United, who remain unbeaten after four games played. Fortunately for them: the Magpies could and should be without Allan Saint-Maximin, Bruno Guimaraes, and Callum Wilson, who have all been ruled out injured.

Eddie Howe has admitted his Newcastle players face an injury risk because of their new high-intensity style – as he explained Alexander Isak’s chances of featuring against Liverpool.

United have an injury crisis ahead of their trip to Anfield with star trio Bruno Guimaraes, Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson all nursing hamstring problems. (via:

All Newcastle Players Missing Play Major Roles in the Team

As per the Mirror; all players are busy “nursing hamstring” problems, and will be unavailable for the clash at Anfield. The trio of players are massive losses for them with Guimaraes being a midfield sensation since joining in January, Saint-Maximin the man needed to hit teams on the break, especially away from home, and Wilson, Howe’s hitman at the top end of the pitch.

Thankfully, the club-record signing, Alexander Isak, is available for selection later this evening after having some work visa issues following his move from Real Sociedad.

Despite the boost for the Reds, who do need such a show of “good fortune”, their search for a new midfielder has overshadowed the promise of a possible three points later at Anfield.

Names Out of Reach, Others Priced Out of a Move, and the Other Two Options for Liverpool

Before we get into the Liverpool fans’ feelings on their potentially new arrival, let’s rule out talks of Brighton’s Moises Caicedo, who is the player that’s been priced out of a move with the club’s CEO stating it would cost FSG over £100m for the midfielder.

Another no-go zone is Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund, who we understand will not be allowed to leave this summer, with the club now trying to double his wages in a bid to keep him beyond 2023 as well.

Before Tuesday, there have been no solid links to any players as the search for the “right” midfield target grew quiet. Following Klopp’s pre-match press conference, nothing changed and fans grew even more frustrated, believing it was just a big ruse by the manager in his previous discussions of needing a midfielder and getting it wrong not to sign one this summer.

There was an improvement in the midfielder hunt but the target is considered underwhelming by the Reds public. Liverpool have reportedly bid £20m for Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz, with the player happy for a change of scenery but the club looking for a bigger fee for the player.

Judging by some of the comments, fans are not happy with the choice of player and there was more optimism surrounding the links to RB Leipzig’s Konrad Laimer, who is also open to joining a Premier League club this transfer window.

Liverpool’s Fans’ Comments on the Club’s Links to Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz

So we’re going to wait the entire window and then finally go for Douglas Luiz? Swear he doesn’t get into this failing Villa team?

via: @frostybabes8

Same person:

So we passed on Matheus Nunes, Vitinha, Fabian and Lucas Paqueta to sign Douglas Luiz, who is a bang average 6 who can’t get in a terrible Aston Villa side. These stories get funnier by the day

via: @LFCLaurie

Douglas Luiz is “The Right Player” for Liverpool This must be the smoke screen for a Championship midfielder

via: @kaapstad7490

I don’t want just anybody for sake of midfield, it’s better we wait for January or next summer and buy quality midfielders. No average player

via: @Fazmohammed66

I prefer to have Henderson and Milner over him then get it right next summer , rather than him being trashy and us still loosing money

via: @bugsbunnywt

Liverpool Face Competition From Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid are also looking to strengthen in the middle of the pitch and have also approached the Villains with a £20m offer for Luiz. As stated previously, they want more than the £20m offered by both clubs.

It could go down to the wire later tonight before the window closes. However, if it does, one believes the Reds will not make a move for any player and will stay with the squad as ease.