Liverpool boss: Mascherano needs time

He said: “We are waiting for news on Mascherano. The club completed the registration in time. We’ve done our job and now the Premier League needs to decide. I don’t know when this will happen but it’s clear a player of his quality must play football.

“I think after not playing for a while he will need time. He’s training and he can be fit, but would need games. He is a player with quality and a good mentality. Now, he can talk English and he understands the Premiership.”