Birmingham Live gives you the latest Aston Villa news as Liverpool receives a boost ahead of their Premier League encounter next week
Liverpool has received an injury boost ahead of their Boxing Day match against Aston Villa.
The Premier League returns next week with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool visiting Villa Park following the completion of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The Reds will be aiming all three points as they sit seven points adrift Tottenham Hotspur who presently claim the last Champions League position. Klopp has welcomed back a number of players who represented their different countries in the World Cup in the Middle East, and he is encouraged by Arthur Melo’s health update.
After suffering an injury in training that necessitated surgery shortly after joining Liverpool on loan from Juventus on transfer deadline day, the Brazilian might be in contention to face Villa next Monday.
Arthur’s agents, Federico and Andrea Pastorello, have recently stated that the player could return from injury sooner than planned. “He is a driven lad, and proof of this is the fact that he is forging forward to get back on the pitch, he is three weeks ahead of plan,” TuttoMercatoWeb added.
“He recovered 30% faster than anticipated, and he should be ready for the start of the new championship.”
Journalist believes German club has now sold Liverpool target to English giants.
Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing RB Leipzig midfielder Christopher Nkunku in 2023 as Jürgen Klopp looks to enhance his attack
According to Fussball Transfers in Germany, the Reds are interested in signing the France international from the Bundesliga alongside Jude Bellingham.
Liverpool, on the other hand, will have to look elsewhere for attacking reinforcements.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea has now officially completed the signing of Nkunku.
The Blues have agreed to terms with the Frenchman until July 2023.
Although Romano does not mention a figure, the Guardian believes Chelsea beat Liverpool to the transaction because they paid slightly more than his £52 million release clause.
Below is a complete transcript of what the dependable Italian journalist tweeted.
Nkunku joins Chelsea after a remarkable 2021/22 season in which he scored 35 goals and supplied 20 assists in 52 appearances for RB Leipzig.
This season, the 25-year-old has 17 goals in 23 games, earning him a call-up to France’s World Cup roster.
Unfortunately, Nkunku was forced to retire after injuring his knee just before the competition began, and if France defeats Argentina in the World Cup final on Sunday, he would be crushed.
Chelsea needed this signing since Graham Potter recently lost Armando Broja for up to a year after the Albanian injured his anterior cruciate ligament in a friendly against Aston Villa.
Christopher Alan Nkunku is his full name.
Date of birth: November 14, 1997
1.78 m in height (5 ft 10 in)
France is my nationality.
Birthplace: Lagny-sur-Marne, France
RB Leipzig is a club (Chelsea from July 2023)
Weekly salary: £124,000
£5.2 million in net worth