Liverpool FC received another injury boost in the form of Mamadou Sakho’s earlier than expected return while manager Brendan Rodgers looks to beat Arsene Wenger to the signature of Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata
Another Injury Boost for Liverpool
The French defender suffered from a hamstring injury in the match against Chelsea. It was feared that the 23 year old would be out on the sidelines for up to six weeks.
However, it has been reported that the former Paris Saint-Germain player has responded well to treatment and has been working closely with the club’s medical department at the club’s training ground, Melwood.
Reports suggest that the club’s summer marquee signing, Sakho, could even be in contention for the squad for Liverpool’s next Premier League match(against Stoke) this weekend. However, it is highly unlikely that Rodgers would risk the player straight away, and rush him back from injury.
Still, this comes as a major lift for Liverpool, who had been suffering from a thin squad due to various injuries. Things are looking good for the Merseryside club with Steven Gerrard having made his return from a hamstring injury and Daniel Sturridge also looking fit for the Stoke clash.
Reds eye Real Madrid striker on loan
Liverpool are looking to beat Arsenal to the loan signing of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, after making a loan bid for the 21 year old, according to Spanish daily, Marca
Brendan Rodgers has joined Arsene Wenger in the hunt for the Madrid striker and looks to trump the Frenchman, after reports suggested Arsenal were the front runners for the player’s signature.
Morata has started just one game for Los Blancos in the league, and made nine substitute scoring two goals in the process. The young talent falls behind in Madrid’s ranks with Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema the preferred choices in leading Madrid’s attack.
Spain’s Under-21 star Morata would be a perfect addition for Rodgers as he will look to add depth to the thin Liverpool squad and help the Reds finish the season as well as they started it. Morata would be happy at getting regular game time as well. However, the Reds will have a tough task in acquiring the player as Real “are in no rush to negotiate” and Liverpool also faces heavy competition from Arsenal.