With time ticking away, FSG have settled an important Anfield contract question, while the upcoming FA Cup draw is causing excitement. Here's your round-up of the latest Liverpool news.

Liverpool agrees new contract

It's been a big week for Conor Bradley. He was handed his first appearance since the start of pre-season as a late substitute against LASK, following a months-long injury layoff. Now, the club has announced that the 20-year-old has signed a new contract.

It's long since looked like Bradley could have a part to play in Liverpool's future. An excellent loan at Bolton last season supercharged his already-burgeoning reputation.

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However, there was some nagging unease, with his contract set to expire in the summer. The Athletic reported back in July that Bradley was poised to sign a three-year deal, but nothing had previously come of that, and the defender was months away from being able to start negotiating a free transfer with foreign clubs.

Now that his future has been settled, focus can turn to how Jürgen Klopp intends to accommodate Bradley. If nothing else, he has an excellent understudy to Trent Alexander-Arnold at his disposal — but perhaps the long-term plan could see the number 66 move into midfield at last, opening up a gap for the latest hot talent off the Academy conveyor belt.

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Prolific striker wants Anfield draw

It's always hard to comprehend professional footballers who profess not to have any great love for the game. There's nothing inherently wrong with that — plenty of people are not passionate for their job — but it's difficult to understand how somebody with no real interest in the sport could get to the rarefied levels required to make it as a pro.

Yet it doesn't seem to be holding back Alfie May. "I'm not a big football lover," he confessed, via the Mirror. But that hasn't stopped League One's top scorer from having an Anfield dream — if only for the sake of his father.

“If we can get a big [FA Cup] draw, I’d want Anfield away. I’m not a big football lover but my dad’s a big Liverpool fan. That’d be a great trip, wouldn’t it?”

May, 30, has netted 14 times in the league already this season, the same number Erling Haaland has managed in the Premier League. His Charlton side will aim to win away at Gillingham today in order to secure passage to the third round. That would be worth an initial $85k (£67k/€78k), although the big windfall would come from a bumper draw against a big side.

The third-round draw will take place tomorrow, with Liverpool set to find out its FA Cup fate shortly before playing Fulham. It is ball 21. May will be looking out for ball 58, which will either be his side or Gillingham — and could nearly have been Cray Valley Paper Mills, with Charlton requiring a replay to squeeze past the minnows in the first round.