Liverpool transfer news: Jurgen Klopp identifies replacement for Coutinho?

first_img1 Gomez in action for Atalanta this season Liverpool are considering making a huge bid for Atalanta playmaker Alejandro Gomez, according to reports in his native Argentina.The 29-year-old was in fine form last season, scoring 16 goals in 36 Serie A appearances and has picked up where he left off this term with four in 18.And, according to Argentine newspaper Ole, Liverpool could be about to offer £53.5m to Atalanta for the Argentinean international.Liverpool are in the market for a new creative midfielder following the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, and are linked with a number of players across Europe.Gomez (also known by his nickname Papu) is said to be one of the names on their list as a result of his impressive performances for both club and country over the past 18 months.Atalanta are under no pressure to sell as the Buenos Aires-born ace is under contract until 2022.last_img read more

Marrow recipient Getty dies

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Plans for a memorial service in the Bay Area were pending. JOSHUA TREE – Jeff Getty, a prominent AIDS activist who made history in 1995 when he underwent a controversial transplant of baboon bone marrow to treat the disease, has died. He was 49. Getty died Monday of heart failure, following treatment for cancer and a long struggle with AIDS, at the High Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree, where he moved from the San Francisco Bay Area in 2002, said Ken Klueh, his partner of 26 years. Before antiviral drug combinations were used successfully by AIDS patients, Getty grabbed headlines in December 1995 for becoming the first person ever to receive a bone marrow cell transfusion from one species to another. His transplant at San Francisco General Hospital used cells taken from a baboon, with the hope that the primate’s natural AIDS resistance would take root in his own system. The procedure, ultimately unsuccessful, sparked furious debate over the moral and medical implications of cross-species transplants. last_img read more