LFC Round-Up: Quansah speaks on West Ham and two stars close to a return from injury

We start another week with some of the most important bits of news from the weekend.
West Ham United v Liverpool FC - Premier League
West Ham United v Liverpool FC - Premier League / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

We begin another week with your LFC news round up. Liverpool are coming off of a disappointing 2-2 draw with West Ham in London on Saturday.

The Reds were pegged back early but took the lead before giving it away late once again. The title isn't lost, but it'll take some magic work from the football gods to get it done.

On this Monday, we're rounding up the most important tidbits you should know to begin the week as we officially turn the page towards Tottenham.

Jarrell Quansah in a reflective mood after West Ham draw

The young English defender had another solid game, although he was the one beaten in the air by Michail Antonio for the Hammers' equalizer.

Quansah took the professional approach when speaking to the club website as he shows his maturity well beyond his years;

[We will] just [do it] like we’ve always done and just try to win every game we can, That’s all we can do really, keep trying to play our way and keep doing everything we can to finish the season well and give the gaffer a good send-off."

When discussing the challenges that Saturday's game with West Ham presented, he tried to take the optimistic but realistic approach on things.

"I thought we played well in the first half but it was disappointing to then be a goal down. But we came out fighting [in the] second half with aggression and everything we needed really."

He continued; “It was just a shame they got their second goal. There’s stuff to reflect on and improve on, especially for myself.”

Diogo Jota and Conor Bradley inching towards returns

Jota was injured during the Fulham win in which he scored the third goal. He was unable to participate in the Merseyside Derby or Saturday's match.

He's had a very stop-start 2024 so hopefully he can finish it out strong. He has made good strides in the minor injury and could be challenging to play against Spurs. Bradley has been out for a bit longer than his counterpart, but he has also recovered well.

With no more midweek games to worry about, there is extra time for both players to continue healing up and possibly get some training sessions in to give themselves a real chance of playing on Sunday.

Virgil van Dijk reportedly in line for a new contract

The Liverpool Captain has not been in his vintage form in recent weeks, but overall this season, he has been tremendous.

His first season with the armband at Liverpool will end with a trophy and a likely Top 3 finish in the Premier League. Even now entering well into his thirties, the towering Dutchman is still a vital cog to the Reds machine.

Incoming coach Arne Slot is also said to be a big fan of his countryman and wants him to stick around for the long-haul.

Van Dijk will be entering the final year of his contract next season so the club will want something done over the summer we're sure.