Liverpool boost top four bid and have bid accepted for Brazilian

Afternoon Bulletin

Liverpool boost top-four bid by hammering West Ham

Philippe Coutinho kept Liverpool’s Champions League hopes in their own hands by masterminding West Ham downfall at the London Stadium. The Liverpool star provided a perfect assist for Daniel Sturridge as the England international beats the offside trap and round the keeper before slotting the ball into the empty net for the opener.

The Brazilian master then scored two sensational solo goals after the break before Divock Origi put the seal on a 4-0 victory as the Reds emphatically ensured a win over relegated Middlesbrough on the final day will take them back to Europe’s elite next season.

Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez attends Run For The 96 event at Stanley Park

Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez was on hand to cheer on the runners who took part in the Run For The 96 event at Stanley Park on Sunday. The mile-long fun run is in its third year, and Benitez was at the event to meet and greet the racers after they had crossed the finish line, which included his wife Montse. The Newcastle boss was also happy to pose for pictures with runners.

The Newcastle boss has always retained an affinity with Merseyside, and has previously donated £96,000 to the Hillsborough Family Support Group to help support the families who lost loved ones at the disaster on April 15, 1989.

Liverpool’s £26m offer for Luan accepted by Gremio

According to reports in Brazil, Liverpool’s £26 million offer for Luan has been accepted by Gremio. Leicester City have also made an attempt to sign the 24-year-old forward, but he’s now set to complete a move to Anfield.

Gremio is hoping to keep Luan until after their Copa Libertadores campaign, which finish as late as November should they reach the final. However, the Brazilian attacker prefers to make the switch to Liverpool in the summer instead.

In 98 appearances for Gremio, Luan has scored 24 goals while providing 15 assists.

Andrew Robertson agrees summer switch to Liverpool

Hull City defender Andrew Robertson has agreed to join Liverpool at the end of the season, according to a report. The Mirror reports that terms have now been agreed between all three parties and the transfer will formally go through once the window opens.

Robertson, who has spent three years at the KCOM Stadium since joining from Dundee United, was soon to enter the final 12 months of his contract.