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Paper Talk: Liverpool plan to cut loan star’s abysmal loan spell short in January; West Ham want Chelsea ace to save Moyes

Liverpool could cut a loan star’s frustrating spell away from Anfield short, while West Ham want to raid Chelsea for a forward – all in the latest Paper Talk.



Liverpool could prematurely end Loris Karius’ loan spell at Union Berlin due to his lack of game time, according to a report.

The German stopper initially left Anfield in 2018 after his shocker in the Champions League final. From there, he signed up to a two-year loan at Besiktas.

However, his move to Turkey ended in disgrace over his wages, with Karius terminating the contract.

The 27-year-old returned to Merseyside in the summer before switching to his home country. However, he continues to face problems in his latest loan spell – this time over his lack of action.

Karius made only his first appearance of the season in the German Cup on Tuesday as Berlin lost 3-2 to Paderborn in the second round.

Indeed, he remains the second-choice stopper behind Andreas Luthe, 33.

As such, Kicker (via the Daily Star), claims that Liverpool could now opt to bring him back to Anfield.

Should Karius return to his parent club, he would arguably be Jurgen Klopp’s fourth-choice stopper. While Alisson Becker is the commanding No 1 between the sticks, there is an ongoing tussle for the backup role.

Indeed, Adrian had assumed that position in recent seasons but 22-year-old Caiomhin Kelleher has performed admirably of late when called upon. In any case, the pair would be ahead of Karius should he come back.



Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is a target for West Ham. The club are aware of Sebastian Haller’s inconsistent form and do not want boss David Moyes’ strong season so far to go to waste (Daily Mirror)

Meanwhile, the Blues are hopeful that left-back Ben Chilwell will not be out for a long period with an ankle injury (Daily Telegraph)

Carlo Ancelotti has revealed a recent approach from Sir Alex Ferguson about taking over at Manchester United (Daily Mail)

United have registered an interest in Schalke defender Ozan Kabak (Daily Mail)

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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin wants governments to help tackle racism in football (Daily Mirror)

Paul Pogba and Moise Kean have described the harrowing racist abuse they have received in the game in a new documentary (Daily Mirror)

Leeds are keen on a move for Wolves winger Adama Traore amid his contract stalemate (90min)

Liverpool are monitoring Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish ahead of a potential swoop (Daily Mirror)


Andy Lonergan will make his first competitive appearance in almost two years against Tottenham on Wednesday (Daily Telegraph)

Meanwhile, Stoke have upgraded the away dressing room facilities which Neil Warnock once called a “pigsty” (The Times)

Liverpool will likely offer Mohamed Salah a new contract to dispel the speculation over his future (Goal)

Mohamed Salah

The Reds have had an offer accepted for talented Birmingham teenager Calum Scanlon (The Times)

Bayer Leverkusen have shown interest in Man Utd full-back Brandon Williams (Sky Sports)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has promoted 18-year-old Catalin Cirjan into his first-team squad (Metro)

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