Sadio Mane on schedule for Liverpool return
Sadio Mane is on schedule for a return from the knee injury which has kept him out since the Merseyside derby in April. The Senegalese winger is expected to begin full training with the Liverpool squad when they return from their current trip to Hong Kong for the Premier League Asia Trophy.
Mane is then expected to join up with the squad on the trip to Germany where Liverpool will take on Hertha Berlin, before taking part in the Audi Cup. Mane has been working at Melwood while the squad travelled to Asia and Jurgen Klopp has revealed the latest on his progress.
“Sadio is on the way back. The plan is he will come with us to Germany,” the Reds boss told Liverpoolfc.com
“The plan is he trains completely normally with us when we are back in England.
“We have been waiting long enough for him now! He is around all of the time and is in pretty good shape.
“Unfortunately he was not ready to train, but he looked good, it (injury) looks good and so now he should be fine when we get back.”
Goalkeeper ends ten-year association with Liverpool
Liverpool have announced on their official website that Scotland U21 international Ryan Fulton has completed his move to Scottish Premiership side Hamilton Academical after penning a two-year contract with the Scottish club.
Born in Burnley, Fulton has been on the books of Liverpool for the past ten years but has departed the Reds without making a single appearance for the first-team. Due to the goalkeeper’s lack of first-team opportunities, he was farmed out on loan to Portsmouth and Chesterfield before parting way with Liverpool.
Robertson flies in to seal Liverpool move
According to reports, Andy Robertson has quit Hull City’s Portugal training camp to fly back to England as his potential transfer to Liverpool gathers pace.
It is reported that Liverpool are in negotiations with Championship club Hull over signing the 23-year-old during the current window and that Robertson is back in the UK to put the finishing touches on a move to Anfield.
The Liverpool Echo claimed last weekend that the Merseyside giants are set to sign Robertson, 23, for a fee of £8million and there is a possibility that left-winger Ryan Kent, 20, could go the other way to smoothen the deal.
Liverpool agree Sheyi Ojo deal with Fulham and Middlesbrough
Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo is considering whether to join Fulham or Middlesbrough on a season-long loan. Having received suitable offers from both of the Championship clubs, Liverpool are prepared to let the highly rated winger leave on loan.
Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic is prepared to give Ojo the kind of regular first-team football that Jurgen Klopp believes is vital for the 20-year-old to develop further. Liverpool have also enjoyed productive discussions with Garry Monk at Middlesbrough and now Ojo has a decision to make.
Ojo didn’t travel with the first-team squad on the pre-season tour of Hong Kong after Klopp took the decision to loan him out. His progress was hampered by a stress fracture in his back last season as he made just one start and one substitute appearance for Klopp’s side.