The Liverpool star is being linked with Ronaldo as an eye-catching transfer to Real Madrid

A look at the latest Liverpool news as Real Madrid believe a key Reds player could leave the club and an Anfield star is now reminding Jamie Carragher of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Jurgen Klopp names Jarell Quansah among Liverpool’s six most promising youngsters

Jurgen Klopp has named Jarell Quansah among Liverpool’s six most promising young prospects at the moment. The outgoing Reds manager was full of praise for the defender after his goal at Aston Villa on Monday night. Now Klopp expects Quansah to start under his successor.

Liverpool will move on from Klopp at the end of the season after the German opted to step down in January. But the tactician believes the Merseyside side have the right foundations in place for his successor to thrive, with Quansah among the leading lights in Liverpool’s academy.

Liverpool's Jarell Quansah celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-3 during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool FC at ...
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Klopp is also backing Conor Bradley to start after his breakthrough this season, while giving faith to James McConnell, Bobby Clark, Kaide Gordon and Stefan Bajcetic. Bradley has been successful at Anfield this term, making 22 of his 27 senior appearances for the club so far.

“Jarell, yes, Conor, yes, James McConnell, Bobby Clark, Kaide Gordon – (was) very, very injured (but is) back now, very good – Stefan Bajcetic,” Klopp said in his post-match press conference at Aston Villa on Monday.

“So the base is there and all the other big guns really; the base is there. New influences always help, that’s right. I did what I could, and if we could have done better, we probably would have, let me put it that way. Now we are where we are and that’s it.”

Read more about what Klopp had to say about Liverpool’s young players here.

Jarell Quansah’s goal against Aston Villa reminds Jamie Carragher of Cristiano Ronaldo

Reds legend Jamie Carragher has praised Liverpool centre-half Jarell Quansah after he scored a Cristiano Ronaldo-like goal at Aston Villa. The 21-year-old stunned Carragher at Villa Park after giving the Anfield natives a 3-1 lead before the Villans salvaged a 3-3 draw.

Quansah rose high to meet Harvey Elliott’s cross with a perfect header into the top corner of Emiliano Martinez’s goal. It was only Quansah’s second career first-team goal for Liverpool in 32 appearances and his first in a Premier League game.

Carragher even believes that Quansah’s goal was similar to the way Ronaldo hangs in the air waiting for the ball. The Warrington native caught Lucas Digne napping to get in behind Aston Villa’s left-back before pouncing early on for Elliott’s delivery to leave Martinez unmoved.

“That header is absolutely out of this world,” Carragher said during Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football. “He’s trying to hold his run because of the offside trap, but he’s getting so high and he’s actually ahead of the ball.

“His body position when the ball is in the air, it reminds me a little bit, I’ve seen Ronaldo score headers like that where he wakes up so early and he’s almost in the air waiting for the ball and as it meets. , I mean, look how high his knees are off the ground.”

Read more about what Carragher had to say about Quansah at Aston Villa here.

Real Madrid believe Trent Alexander-Arnold could leave Liverpool

Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool FC at the London Stadium on April 27, 2024 in ...
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Real Madrid are still monitoring Trent Alexander-Arnold to pursue his move from Liverpool this summer. That’s according to Matteo Moretto, who says Los Blancos believe there will be an opportunity to sign the right-back if they don’t sign a new contract.

Alexander-Arnold will enter the final year of his current tenure at Anfield in July. So the Santiago Bernabeu chiefs are prepared to wait until the window opens to make a move, knowing Liverpool will be in a weaker position to negotiate the sale of their vice-captain without a new contract.

Liverpool have not extended the academy graduate’s tenure since penning a new deal in July 2021. The 25-year-old has since made 309 senior appearances for the Reds in all competitions. Alexander-Arnold has played in 36 of 57 games this season.

Read more about Real Madrid’s interest in Alexander-Arnold’s summer transfer here.

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