Alcantara will be only Liverpool's second signing of the summer after the arrival of left-back Kostas Tsimikas, who will provide backup to Andy Robertson, even though other sides, such as Liverpool's weekend rivals Chelsea, have been more active in the transfer market.
"It's not true that I'm not counting on him," insisted Koeman, who believes a loan move is likely.
The ExCo also heard progress on its governance reforms approved by the Board in November 2019, which will see the Board appoint two additional independent ExCo members and discuss the ongoing development of a WADA Code of Ethics.
Some have questioned the need of the motion (which was presented the same day that Lionel Messi said he wanted to abandon FC Barcelona) given that the club will hold elections for a new president in March 2021 in which Bartomeu will not be able to stand. Enditem
Dortmund gained momentum and pinned Duisburg in their territory before Thorgan Hazard's back-heel pass found youngster Jude Bellingham, who made no mistake to make it 2-0 from inside the box in the 30th minute.
"But we don't want it only to be a marketing measure but hope we can add quality to our squad," Jobst told Xinhua. "We want any future player to be a regular in our first team."
Despite the defeat, Al-Taawoun remain top of Group C thanks to a superior head-to-head record over second-placed Al-Duhail SC, who beat Sharjah FC 2-1 earlier in the day to reach six points, while Persepolis climb above Sharjah into second place with four points, just two behind the group leaders at the stage's halfway point.
Al-Taawoun will face Persepolis again on Friday.
BEIJING, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- For the first time in history, the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league will introduce a salary cap for the coming 2020-2021 season.
Hoffenheim defended deep in the hope of protecting their narrow lead to the final whistle, but it didn't work out as Cologne substitute Dominick Drexler tapped home a rebound from close range to restore parity in the 88th minute.
"Signing for this special club was never in doubt," the striker told the Arsenal website, adding it was "thanks to our fans, my teammates, my family and everybody at this club that I feel like I belong here."