At last a biggish money signing has been spotted with his pen at the ready close to the dotted line. Mohamed Salah has certainly taken the long route to Anfield being as we were gazumped by Chelsea a few years back. Hopefully it will be a case of ‘Better late than never’. We can also hope he’s the first of a few new faces; a couple of defenders and a midfield general ala Mascherano would be on my wish list – plus a genuine quality ‘keeper if not to replace Mignolet, then at least to push him. Still not convinced by Karius and Ward rightly wants to play so another year at Huddersfield wouldn’t be the worst thing for him.
No departures of note although Napoli have supposedly offered £11m for Alberto Moreno, the rumour is the club said no, personally I’d have bitten their hand off.
Disappointing news on the pre-season fixture front is the games against Tranmere and Wigan are set for a Wednesday and Friday night and that makes getting too them difficult regards travel. Added to this there’s no game at Anfield so unfortunately we won’t be bringing out a pre-season issue of RED ALL OVER THE LAND meaning ISSUE 234 will now come out at the opening game of the season down Watford way.
The Under 23 squad will play a couple of pre-season matches at the Coombe Abbey stadium in Nuneaton where there will be a six-team tournament with PSV Eindhoven, Rangers, Wolves, Coventry and Nuneaton Town taking part. Liverpool start with a game on Saturday July 29th against Coventry City and kick off is scheduled for 2-30pm. The following day, Sunday July 30th the Redmen face PSV and again kick off is scheduled for 2-30.
With three games taking place on each day, tickets for the whole weekend are priced at £40 for adults and £15 for Under 16s. There is also a special one-day ticket price of £25. We’ll try and keep you posted. Obviously several players who would normally feature in the Under 23 side will probably be away with the First team squad as they undertake another world tour but nevertheless there should be some good talent on view over the weekend.
If anyone goes to any of the games anywhere in the world feel free to send in any photographs [even selfies on this occasion] and/or comments and we’ll gladly feature them in the Fanzine.
Coming soon to RED ALL OVER THE LAND will be our HAPPY NEW SEASON cards which are currently at the design stage and should be available in a couple of weeks time.
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