Liverpool 2021/2022 Jurgen’s Comeback Tour

Mighty Joe Young

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Normally this would be a very good thing as you’d think it would be junior varsity time. Of course the prize money for winning these games (> £2m ) seems to suggest that won’t happen. (See Jota / Mitdyland)
 

67YAZ

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Klopp says Bobby is down a month with a hamstring strain. Let’s hope he gets back in before the holiday crush.
 

67YAZ

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The squad is getting a bit thin.

Robbo might appeal, but seems unlikely to miss 3 matches.

Thiago, VVD, Fab, & Curtis Jones are in the COVID protocol. This is Thiago’s second stint.

The Captain is sick. Heres hoping he recovers quickly.

With AFCON still on the books and a couple alternate sites being floated, Salah, Mane, Kieta will be heading out hopefully after Chelsea on Jan 2.

Cameroon seems intent on calling up Matip to reinforce their squad as AFCON hosts despite Joel retiring from international duty in 2016.

Harvey Elliott’s rehab is supposedly going great, but he’s still a long ways off.
 

PedroSpecialK

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There's still that stupid stipulation that if Matip refuses to join Cameroon when called up that he'd be barred from playing EPL matches right?
 

67YAZ

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There's still that stupid stipulation that if Matip refuses to join Cameroon when called up that he'd be barred from playing EPL matches right?
I think this the issue in the negotiation. Cameroon obviously wants to show out as the host nation (at least for now), so they are trying to use whatever leverage to get Matip back in the squad. Shady as hell.

Also, Japan had to reschedule a couple WCQ matches for mid-January outside the normal international window, so Minamino is likely out for those.
 

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I've been visiting my parents in the UK. This week, ITV has aired a 4-part drama called Anne, about Anne Williams, mother of Kevin Williams who died at Hillsborough. I'm not sure if its available on any service in the US, but if it shows up I'd highly recommend watching it.