Read Up “Romeo Lavia will play in Southampton’s season opener tonight, but Liverpool have been linked with a new signing.” The Reds want the 19-year-old Belgian midfielder but haven’t met the Saints’ £50million fee.

As that partnership continues, Lavia will return to Southampton’s first Championship game against Sheffield Wednesday this evening — live on talkSPORT.

According to Belgian writer Sacha Tavolieri, manager Russell Martin is anticipated to pick him in the starting XI.

Liverpool are interested in Leicester City’s Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall as a cheaper option.

The 24-year-old has made 80 senior appearances for Leicester and finished last season with two goals and two assists in 31 games as the club was relegated.

He has a Leicester contract until 2027.

After two Lavia bids were rejected, Liverpool have been linked with Fluminense’s 22-year-old Brazilian midfielder Andre to boost Jurgen Klopp’s midfield.

Romeo Lavia Will Play In Southampton's Season Opener Tonight, But Liverpool Have Been Linked With A New Signing
Romeo Lavia Will Play In Southampton’s Season Opener Tonight, But Liverpool Have Been Linked With A New Signing

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Finally, Gareth Southgate was asked what would be meaningful success for England at Euro 2024 in Germany.

The manager stated to talkSPORT, “Our goal is to triumph.

“I’m not sure if the team was prepared to accept the pressure of the expectation of victory when we started [his term as Three Lions manager].

However, “I think we now have to accept that pressure more because of the level that we’re performing at, the trophies that the players have won with their clubs, and the big nights we’ve been through.”

Gareth Southgate claims players only move to the Saudi Pro League for the money.

He concedes that’s no different from the Premier League or other elite leagues—players go where the money is and always will.

England manager told talkSPORT: “Why is everyone in the Premier League? Because of cash.

Why did everyone want to go to Serie A in the 80s? It was the highest-paid league.

“All these players aren’t going to England because they adore running down the Thames, like I did this morning!

They’re here for work and the money’s better than anywhere else.

If everyone goes to Saudi, it’s because the league is financially strong, and I’m curious where that goes in the next couple of transfer windows.

Because at the present we don’t know, will it be like China a couple of years ago, where they invested substantially but didn’t see results? Nobody knows where this is going.”