Nordtveit, Balotelli and more in Liverpool round up of the day

Aakarsh / 15 February 2016

Liverpool have been one of the busiest teams since the appointment of Jurgen Klopp earlier in the season and with the next transfer window after the end of the season, there are a lot of rumors doing the papers this week.

To start off with, Liverpool are now linked with ex-Arsenal player Havard Nordtveit for a move this summer.

Nordtveit who is presently plying his trade in the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach has caught the eye of the ex-Dortmund manager and it is understood that Klopp wants the 25-year old to join Liverpool at the end of this season.

It was also revealed by The Mirror that Liverpool sent scouts to watch the 6ft 2in player in action and that they were impressed by his performances.

With Nordtveit out of a contract at the end of the season, it would be a good piece of business for the Reds who are planning a complete overhaul of the back line before the start of the next season.

Moving on to the loanees, reports earlier suggested that Liverpool striker on loan in Italy is set to have his deal suspended.




Mario Balotelli who failed in his stint at Liverpool was loaned out to AC Milan but has not been able to make his mark in his home country amidst a number of injuries.

And The Sun has now reported that the 25-year old could be banished from the San Siro squad. Balotelli apparently had a falling out with head coach Sinisa Mihajlovic and it is now understood that his loan deal can be suspended and the player sent back to Anfield.

However, it is to be seen if there is any truth to this rumor.

To finish off with some good news for the fans, Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge who scored a goal in his first start for the club since November was praised by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Sturridge scored the opening goal in the 6-0 riot at Villa Park this weekend and Klopp was delighted with his performance in the game.

“It makes a difference having both Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge are on the pitch, you can only play them when they are fit and available. We want the highest quality on the pitch as much as possible, you saw that today,” Klopp told Sky Sports.

“We are always clear. When you are injured and out, you need time and when you are back, you are back. It is a situation where you want to play football, it is good Sturridge can do this now.”


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