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Liverpool defender to miss start of season

Joe Gomez missed most of last season, too. Credit: PA

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez will miss the start of the season after suffering a fresh injury setback.

The 19-year-old had been working his way back to fitness from a knee injury sustained in October on international duty with the England Under-21 team that ended his 2015-16 campaign.

However, it is understood he has now picked up an Achilles problem that is being assessed by Liverpool in terms of its severity but has definitely ruled him out of their Premier League opener at Arsenal on August 14.


Norwich complete deal for Liverpool youngster

Sergi Canos spent last season at Brentford. Credit: PA

Championship side Norwich City have signed attacking midfielder Sergi Canos from Liverpool for a fee of £2.5million, which could rise to £4.5million.

The former Barcelona youngster, who spent last season on loan at Brentford, has signed a four-year deal at Carrow Road.

From the beginning, Norwich showed very good interest and showed that they believe in me.

I’m very excited to be here. Carrow Road impressed me, I’ve seen videos of it and it looks an amazing atmosphere and I can’t wait to play there.

– Sergi Canos

Ex-Arsenal goalkeeper on trial with Liverpool

Alex Manninger is currently without a club. Credit: PA

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Manninger is training with Liverpool with a view to signing for the Anfield club.

The Austrian could become Jurgen Klopp's third choice goalkeeper if the German decides to offer Manninger a contract.

Manninger, 39, is a free agent after leaving Bundesliga side Augsburg in the summer.

Wales international Daniel Ward, the club's current No.3, has joined Huddersfield on loan after signing a new deal with the club.

Balotelli makes Liverpool return for pre-season training

Mario Balotelli is back. Credit: PA

Mario Balotelli has reported for the start of pre-season training with Liverpool.

The 25-year-old Italian spent last season on loan at AC Milan but is now back with the Reds and Press Association Sport understands he trained on Saturday at the club's Melwood base.

Alongside him at training were Mamadou Sakho, Lazar Markovic and Luis Alberto plus other players not away on international duty. Sergi Canos also reported to Melwood.

Coach Andreas Kornmayer led Saturday's session, which focused primarily on testing.

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