The Liverpool Lunchtime Bulletin

Afternoon Bulletin

Marko Grujic returns from hamstring injury

Having not featured for Liverpool since November’s 2-0 win at home to Leeds United in the League Cup, Grujic is now back in training. Since joining in a £5.1m deal from Red Star Belgrade, Grujic has only played 208 minutes for the club. It remains unlikely that Klopp will include Grujic in his squad against Leicester City.

EFL Cup team of the tournament

The EFL Cup team of the tournament was named ahead of Cup Final between Southampton and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium. Sturridge and Trent Alexander-Arnold were named the best players in their respective positions after leading Liverpool to the Semi-Final before got knocked out by finalists Southampton.

Liverpool consider shock Championship raid?

Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Helder Costa from Wolves if he is put up for sale in the summer. The 23-year-old joined the Wolves on an initial loan deal from Portuguese giants Benfica last July. The move was made permanent in January for £13m. With Wolves currently fighting for relegation in the Championship, it could see them offload Costa as promotion challenge is still some way off.

Liverpool in pole position to sign wonderkid

The Liverpool left back issue has been ongoing for a quite some time. With Milner playing out of position since the start of the season, Klopp has looked to Fulham’s 16-year-old Ryan Sessegnon as a long-term left-back solution. Having impressed in the Championship so far this season the teenager has a number of Premier League sides such as Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea chasing his signature. According to the Daily Express, Liverpool are now in pole position to sign the youngster.

Impressive Sakho debuts for Palace

The on-loan Liverpool defender played his first game since last April after his alleged drug ban and eventually falling out of Klopp’s favour. Sakho’s commanding presence in the defence ensure Palace held on to a one-goal lead to a win against Boro, as Sam Allardyce’s team successfully avoided a sixth consecutive home defeat.