Liverpool round-up: Gianluca Lapadula confirms pride at Reds interest

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Liverpool fans, hello and welcome.

It’s the end of the working week, which usually means that at least half of your brain has shut itself down in preparation for the weekend.

We implore you to open up as much of it as possible to ingest the major news from today. Watch the video above for the major headlines and read on below for more.

Liverpool want Lapadula

Liverpool fans will have to wait until January before they find out who Jurgen Klopp’s first major signing will be, but in the absence of concrete news there’s always transfer gossip to fall back on.

One particular batch, hot off the press this week, has Serie B striker Gianluca Lapadula confirming that Liverpool are interested in him, with the Italian saying he was proud that Klopp wants his services.

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"I do not deny that I felt pride [that Liverpool were interested], but I must not think about it. It would be the perfect way to stop scoring. I did a tour of Italy but the rest of Turin, then work, work, work," he said.

The Pescara frontman has six goals this term, having been released by Parma when they went bankrupt.

For those of you who know nothing about Lapadula, here's a little insight:

Molby on set-pieces

Meanwhile, former Anfield star Jan Molby has pinpointed set-pieces as being the one area of the team Klopp has to improve in the near future.

Kidderminster Harriers manager Jan Molby looks on

Molby implied that too much emphasis was being put on taking the perfect corner or free-kick and that players should just concentrate on getting the ball into the box and challenging for it thereafter.

Milner's injury return

Drawing us to a close, midfielder James Milner has revealed that he hopes to be fit and ready to face former side Manchester City after the international break.

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The England international is currently trying to shake off a hamstring problem - one that saw him miss the game against Crystal Palace as well as rule himself out of facing Spain and France - but said that he should hopefully be in line to start against his old employers.

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