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Liverpool transfer news: Gerrard confirms Anfield return and Coutinho gives Reds huge fitness boost

Wednesday’s biggest Liverpool transfer news.

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Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has confirmed that he is returning to club, but only to train, the Metro reports.

Having joined MLS outfit LA Galaxy on a two-year deal over the summer, the 35-year-old is now in the off-season break, and is heading back to Anfield to keep his fitness levels up and learn from new manager Jurgen Klopp.

There had been a suggestion that he would rejoin the club on loan, but he denied that by insisting he needed to rest after a long year.

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Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he had aspirations of being a doctor before going into football management, the Daily Express reports.

The German has seen his reign at Liverpool get off to a strong start, capped by the surprise 4-1 win at Manchester City on Saturday.

But he has confessed that he originally wanted to be a doctor following his retirement from the game as a player.

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However, Klopp has suggested that he may struggle to keep both Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge happy at the club, the Daily Mirror reports.

With players now returning to full fitness, Klopp will have options available to him across all positions with one of the two talented forwards likely to to drop down to the bench in the coming weeks.

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Philippe Coutinho has given Liverpool a huge fitness boost after they learned that the injury he sustained against Manchester City was not as bad as first feared, the Daily Mirror reports.

And though it seems unlikely that he will be involved in Thursday’s Europa League clash with Bordeaux, he should be available for the meeting with Swansea three days later.

Coutinho came off in the 68th minute of his side’s 4-1 victory at City on Saturday, but when he went for a scan on Tuesday the result revealed that he only sustained a slight hamstring strain.

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Former Liverpool legend Bruce Grobbelaar has said that Jurgen Klopp’s first act of business in the transfer window will be to replace goalkeeper Simon Mignolet with a number of options from the Bundesliga being eyed up, according to talkSPORT.

“I think he is looking at it [buying a replacement],” Grobbelaar said.

“There are a couple of goalkeepers in the German league that he is looking at so I can see that might be one of his first signings.”

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