Full Liverpool injury list, Inter Milan and Roma lead race for Tottenham star and Lucas Torreira reveals dream move


With the reigning European champions just two wins short of securing their maiden Premier League title in three decades, the return of the English top-flight is hugely welcome news.

Only two Liverpool players have been sidelined due to injury ahead of next month’s restart of the 2019/20 Premier League season, as per Liverpool Echo.

Xherdan Shaqiri is one of the players who might not be available for selection on the opening day of the Premier League’s resumption. The Switzerland international, who has suffered a string of muscle injuries this season, hasn’t returned to group training with his teammates at the club’s Melwood training ground so far this week.

Joining him on the sidelines is 29-year-old right-back Nathaniel Clyne. The forgotten full-back was Jurgen Klopp’s preferred option when the German arrived at the club in October 2015 but the rise of Alexandar Arnold and a string of injuries means the England international will be leaving the club this summer.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are on the cusp of making history as they are about to lead the Merseyside club to its first league title in the Premier League era. The Reds lead reigning champions Manchester City by 25 points and need to win just two of their remaining 9 games to wrap up the title.

Full Liverpool injury list
The 28-year-old has made only two Premier League starts for Liverpool this season (Image Copyright: imago images / Eibner Europa)

Top News 2: Inter Milan and Roma lead race for Tottenham defender

Jan Vertonghen leaves Tottenham after eight seasons in the Premier League
(Image Copyright: imago images / Sportimage Paul Terry Sportimage)

With the Belgian’s contract with the London-based club set to expire in June, a string of Italian clubs have expressed interest in the 33-year-old centre-back.

Serie A giants Inter Milan and Roma lead the race to sign Tottenham centre-back Jan Vertonghen once the player’s contract with Spurs expires in June.

Despite the fact that it is uncertain whether Spurs will extend the Belgian’s contract for the short-term to let him complete the ongoing campaign with the club, it is looking more likely with each passing day that they’d ultimately allow him to leave for free this summer.

Aside from Inter Milan and Roma, various other Serie A clubs including Fiorentina and Napoli are also interested in the defender’s signature.

Calciomercato.it reports that the former two sides are the favorites to land the Belgian’s signature, the latter duo could tempt him to a move with a promise of more game time.

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Top News 3: Lucas Torreira reveals dream move

Arsenal in talks with Atletico Madrid over Lucas Torreira exit
Torreira joined Arsenal in a £26m deal from Serie A outfit Sampdoria in the summer of 2018. (Image Copyright: imago images / Focus Images xMattxWilkinsonx)

After insisting that he is happy with the game-time he is getting at the Emirates, the Uruguayan made it clear that he has no desire to finish his career in London.

Lucas Torreira has made it clear that he wants to one day play for Argentina giants Boca juniors before hanging up his boots once and for all.

The 24-year-old was a high-profile signing for the Gunners when they acquired him in a £26m deal from Serie A outfit Sampdoria in the summer of 2018.

Torreria has got lots of playing opportunities in his first two seasons with Arsenal, as he has made 83 appearances for the club over the past two campaigns.

In an interview with Fox Sports Argentina, the combative defensive midfielder claimed that he ‘imagines’ playing in Copa Libertadores at the Bombonera in Boca Juniors’ shirt, before adding that he wants to stay in Europe ‘for a while’.

 

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