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Liverpool‘made aware of Mason Mount preference’ amid Man United transfer fight for MLS star



Liverpool‘made aware of Mason Mount preference’ amid Man United transfer fight for MLS star

Welcome to the daily Media Digest. From transfers to tweets, it can be hard to keep up with everything going on in the Anfield sphere. Credible, incredible and anything in between: we round it all up in one place here, taking a sideways look at the day’s media goings-on from around the world.


MLS star wanted

Jürgen Klopp did not narrow down the Liverpool transfer task much when asked where he would be potentially looking to strengthen. The answer: everywhere except the goalkeeper position.

Still, you might have thought this would at least quell the links to new options for Liverpool between the sticks. Not so.

And in fairness, it’s still not beyond the realms of possibility that Liverpool could have to buy a goalkeeper. Klopp seemed pretty adamant that he did not want to lose Caoimhín Kelleher, but if the 24-year-old pushed for a move, it might be a different story.

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Perhaps that’s where MLS star Đorđe Petrović comes into the picture. The goalkeeper for the New England Revolution has been catching the eye, and Serbian outlet Nogo Mania reports that he has made it onto the radar of both Liverpool and Manchester United.

At Old Trafford, there is definitely a need for a new stopper, with David de Gea’s form patchy and no adequate back-up, particularly if Dean Henderson moves elsewhere in the summer. Erik ten Hag will also be keen to add someone more comfortable with the ball at his feet.

For Liverpool, Petrović would strictly be an option if Kelleher moved on. But with a scarcely believable +0.47 differential between post-shot expected goals and actual goals conceded per 90 (Alisson’s is +0.22), the MLS star looks like a huge prospect. Benfica is also credited with an interest.

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Liverpool aware of Mount preference

It’s happening again, isn’t it? Admittedly, losing out on Mason Mount would be a far less bitter transfer blow than backing out of the race for Jude Bellingham, but once again the picture has seemingly changed after Liverpool initially emerged as favorite.

Previously believed to be leading the charge, it now seems Liverpool could lose out to Manchester United. According to The Athletic, the Chelsea star is ‘leaning’ in that direction, with talks expected in due course — and other interested parties have been informed.

Whether that has anything to do with Champions League status is unclear. In any case, there are still a number of hurdles to overcome; incoming boss Mauricio Pochettino is not thought to be keen on a sale, and personal terms with Manchester United have not been agreed yet either. Meanwhile, the priority for Ten Hag lies further up the pitch.

As such, Liverpool will surely continue to keep an eye on the situation. But what was looking like a pretty likely transfer has now seemingly faded back into ‘long shot’ territory. With Mount appearing to be a great fit for the latest interpretation of Klopp’s twin number eight roles, it would be a shame to miss out — although unlike with Bellingham, there are a reasonable number of legitimate alternatives who would be at least vaguely like-for-like.


Levi Colwill speaks out on Chelsea future amid links to Premier League rivals

Levi Colwill has hinted he is open to signing for Brighton in a permanent deal (Picture: Getty)

Levi Colwill has spoken out on his Chelsea future amid rumours he could move to Brighton, Liverpool, Manchester City or Tottenham this summer.

Colwill, 20, is yet to make his debut for Chelsea but has impressed on loan at Brighton this season, who have enjoyed a fantastic 2022-23 campaign and will play in Europe next term.

The England U21 international centre-back has made 21 appearances for the Seagulls and the south coast club are looking to sign him in a permanent deal, although they face competition from Liverpool, City and Spurs.

Colwill, though, has admitted he is absolutely loving life at Brighton and is keen to repay the faith they have put in him.

‘Brighton have done a lot for me,’ Colwill told The Athletic. ‘They put their trust in me when others didn’t and I’m a person that loves to repay that. We’ll see.

‘I don’t know what is going to happen (at Chelsea). I’m still here until the end of the season.

‘I just focus on that, then I’ve got the Euros (Under-21 European Championship with England) in the summer. After that, we’ll see what happens and go from there.’

Quizzed more generally about his time at Brighton and the club’s playing style, Colwill added: ‘It’s obviously tough work. I was blowing out of my arse!

‘But apart from that I do enjoy it. It’s aggressive. It’s showing you want to win the ball back as fast as possible. When you do you hear the fans roar. It’s an amazing feeling and you want to do it again. It’s aggressive and I love it.

‘The changing room is the biggest part. These players are amazing. They are there for you, to put an arm around you, to give you advice, to tell you off. It’s just a perfect balance and I appreciate it so much.

‘As a young player, for all of us, for everyone in the changing room, this is what’s going to take us to the next level.

‘People just being on us every day, that’s what you need. I might not have liked it at the start of the season, or last year (when he was on loan at Huddersfield in the Championship).

‘I’d be thinking, ‘Why are these players always on to me?’, but I came to the realisation that I want them to be onto me, because it shows they care. I appreciate that so much. I’d never take that away from anyone. When they care, every day, it’s only going to improve you. I just love it.’

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