Date: 5th December 2023 at 11:56am
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Liverpool will be hoping to keep the pressure up on Premier League leaders Arsenal when they travel to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United on Wednesday. 

Last time out, Jurgen Klopp’s side came out on top against Fulham in a thrilling encounter at Anfield.

Having lead both 1-0 and 2-1 in the first half, Klopp’s side found themselves 3-2 down with ten minutes remaining against the Cottagers, before late goals from Wataru Endo and Trent Alexander-Arnold earned the hosts a huge victory.

The win kept the Reds in second place in the Premier League table, just two points behind league leaders Arsenal who face Luton Town on Tuesday evening.

With the January transfer window now less than four weeks away, Liverpool may have been dealt a huge blow with one of their targets likely to be out for a number of months.

Doucoure is unlikely to play again this season after suffering an achilles injury

Crystal Palace midfielder Cheick Doucoure is of interest to the Reds, but could now miss the remainder of the current season, according to Football Insider.

The 23-year-old suffered a ruptured achilles tendon during Palace’s defeat to Luton Town at the end of last month, and the report claims that he is now unlikely to feature again this season.

Doucoure joined the Eagles from French side Lens last summer and has since played an integral role for the club, making a total of 47 appearances for the club across all competitions.

He was particularly impressive towards the end of last term, and his form prompted Liverpool to show an interest in the central midfielder during the summer transfer window.

A move never materialised, though, and the Merseyside outfit will now miss out on the chance to sign him in January due to his injury blow.

Doucoure, who cost Palace a reported fee of £21 million last year, is now said to be valued by his current club at around £70 million.

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