Welcome to the Liverpool.com daily Media Digest. From transfers to tweets, it can be hard to keep up with everything going on in the Anfield sphere. Credible, incredible and anything in between: we round it all up in one place here, taking a sideways look at the day’s media goings-on from around the world.


Luis Díaz stance explained amid Saudi Arabia interest

Luis Díaz has not given any indication that he would want to move to Saudi Arabia this summer, according to reports.

The Colombian is the latest Liverpool player to be linked with a move to the Middle East. Fabinho already looks to be closing in on an exit from Anfield following a $52m (£40m/€46m) offer from Al-Ittihad, while Jordan Henderson could follow him to the Gulf state as speculation over a move to Al-Ettifaq intensifies after he missed the Reds’ friendly against Karlsruher on Wednesday (as per the ECHO).

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Díaz now finds himself the surprise target of interest from another Saudi club. According to Portuguese outlet Record, Al-Hilal manager Jorge Jesus is keen on the 26-year-old, with a $56m (£43m/€50m) move having been touted.

Colombian journalist Pipe Sierra has corroborated the report, suggesting on Twitter that the interest from Al-Hilal is genuine, although Liverpool deems the reported fee to be too low. The Times’ Paul Joyce has also claimed the Reds do not want to sell Díaz.

The Athletic has also confirmed the Pro League side’s interest, although the report suggests Díaz has shown no indication that he’s interested in the move, and that Liverpool intends to reject any proposal.

Neymar has already told Liverpool why it should sign Marco Verratti

Neymar may have already told Liverpool why it should sign Marco Verratti this summer, amid new reports linking the Reds with the PSG midfielder.

French outlet L'Équipe has named Liverpool as one of the clubs interested in a surprise move for the 30-year-old.

Verratti still has three years left on his contract in the French capital, but Atlético Madrid is said to be in talks over signing him. Liverpool is reportedly ‘waiting in the wings’ if negotiations with the Spanish club break down.

And ahead of a potential move, the Reds have already been given a glowing review of the Italian international from his PSG teammate Neymar.

Speaking after a win over Real Madrid in the Champions League in 2022, the Brazilian said (via Sport Bible): "I knew Verratti was a great player. But I didn't realize he was so spectacular. A genius.

"He's one of the best midfielders I've ever played with, along with Xavi and [Andres] Iniesta."