15 July 2024

Agreed;Liverpool agreed to sign a £10.5 million target from Burnley despite the transfer window being closed.

Liverpool have finalised deals for their fourth and fifth new arrivals of the summer with highly-rated Leicester City prospect Trey Nyoni making the move to Anfield for an as yet unspecified fee.

 

The changing transfer landscape enforced by Brexit means Liverpool can no longer stockpile their academy with the best European talent, forcing them to look much closer to home. As a result, we revealed last month how the Merseysiders had taken a shine to 16-year-old Foxes prospect Nyoni.

 

Reds scouts identified the teenager as of the brightest young talents in the game and have been working towards a deal for the midfielder – who holds dual England and Zimbabwe citizenship – for the past few weeks.

Emile Heskey says Liverpool have a player who is in ridiculously good shape

Liverpool have one of the fittest squads in the Premier League.Liverpool

 

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Nyoni is unlikely to be first-team ready for Jurgen Klopp any time soon. However, the Reds boss has shown his willingness to promote his best young players if and when they are ready; Trent Alexander-Arnold being the perfect example of this.

 

Klopp will now also hope Nyoni follows a similar success of other recent youth additions. Indeed, Bobby Clark, signed from Newcastle and Ben Doak, who came in from Celtic, are recent examples of Liverpool’s new recruitment strategy. And with the pair both impressing during pre-season, Liverpool will now hope Nyoni is the next youngster in their ranks to shine and show first-team promise in the years to come.

 

The Merseyside club play in such a tenacious fashion that every single player in the squad has to be in incredible shape, and one player who embodies that more than anyone else is Mohamed Salah.

 

Every single time you see clips of Salah in training, you can’t help but be blown away by the Egyptian’s physical fitness. He’s one of the strongest and most energetic players we’ve ever seen, even at the age of 31.

 

Speaking to The Mirror, Emile Heskey has been discussing Salah’s fitness and his age, and he compared the winger to Bruce Lee, claiming that he has the body of a 23-year-old, despite being 31.

 

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Salah in ridiculous shape

Heskey gave his verdict on Salah.

 

“It is tough. They will play a lot of games, they’re young lads anyway barring Salah who is like Bruce Lee anyway. If you did all of the tests you’d probably say he has the body of a 23-year-old anyway. They just have to understand they’re going to play the games,” Heskey said.

 

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Years ahead of him

At the age of 31, it would be fair to worry that Salah’s powers may soon begin to wane, but, as Heskey says, the winger looks as fit as any player in world football, and we can’t imagine that changing overnight.

 

Salah is a perfectionist, he trains as hard as anyone and that won’t change anytime soon.

 

The 31-year-old is still at the peak of his powers, and it may be some time before we see his standards start to slip.

 

Salah still has years ahead of him at the very top level.

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