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Tuesday, July 24
Liverpool target Nabil Fekir is still pushing for a move to Anfield before the transfer window shuts.
Thatâs according to one Liverpool fan who recently met the Lyon midfielder.
Liverpool fan Noor Patterson claims the 25-year-old still has his heart set on a switch to Merseyside.
The Liverpool supporter posted a photo with Fekir with the following caption detailing an alleged conversation that took place between them:
âMe: “Still waiting for you to join Liverpool.”
âFekir: “*laughs* yeah yeah inshallah.ââ
Inshallah translates to God willing.
With Fekir supposedly still keen on leaving Lyon it will be down to the Reds to try and negotiate with the Ligue 1 outfit.
Liverpool transfer news: Is Nabil Fekir still hoping to leave Lyon for Merseyside?
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is expecting several departures from his squad following the arrivals of four players this transfer window.
The German says it is important players get the opportunity to play regularly, even if that means being loaned out.
He told Liverpoolfc.com: âIn the end, it makes no sense to have 35 players in the squad because developing players means they have to feel needed; they need to see âin this or this situation, I can play in the team’ and all that stuff.
âI am pretty sure a few things will happen, but exactly what time will show.
âWhen all the players are back the squad is big, so it is clear they all need opportunities to play.
âThe ones who are very young, we donât think about it; they are in absolutely the right place now and if they can play with us or the U23s, it is perfect.â
Liverpool are expected to say goodbye to a number of their players as manager Jurgen Klopp attempts to streamline his squad ahead of the upcoming campaign.
According to The Mirror, the Reds could generate as much as ÂŁ100million from sales with the likes of Danny Ings and Divock Origi moving on this summer.
The strikers are valued at around ÂŁ20m and ÂŁ27m respectively, while one of Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet are also expected to leave the club.
Several youth players could also depart on loan.
Liverpool want ÂŁ27million to sell Divock Origi this summer, according to reports.
The Belgian has struggled to impress in pre-season off the back of a disappointing loan spell at Wolfsburg last term.
But the Reds want ÂŁ27m if they for the 23-year-old, who has been attracting interest from La Liga side Valencia.
Jurgen Klopp could also recoup ÂŁ20m for Danny Ings with as many as seven permanent first-team departures possible before August 9.
Joel Matip will head back to Liverpool after picking up an injury against Dortmund
Joel Matip will leave Liverpool’s pre-season tour after picking up a thigh injury in the friendly against Borussia Dortmund
Liverpool lost 3-1 against Dortmund at the weekend but while the result wonât concern Jurgen Klopp too much, a knock in the first half to Matip certainly will.
He was forced off after just 17 minutes amid fears he had aggravated a previous injury which abruptly ended his 2017/18 campaign.
Klopp confirmed after the match that it was a different injury, but couldnât reveal the extent of the knock.
âItâs not the same injury [as the one he suffered last season]â, Klopp said. âItâs another muscle â it looks like, hopefully, only a little tear.â
He added: âWe will see, but we cannot say anymore about it now. It is of course the most negative thing about the day. Itâs not cool. Things like this can happen, but you donât want them to. Maybe tomorrow or the day after tomorrow we will know more, but in this moment we only know that it was too painful for him to carry on.â
Daniel Sturridge happy
Daniel Sturridge says he feels ‘at home again’ as he continues to shine for the Reds in pre-season.
“I’m enjoying myself and enjoying my football. I can’t ask for any more,” he told Liverpool’s official website. âI love it here. I love the lads and the banter in the group is unbelievable.
“I feel at home again. Iâm just happy to be back and to push myself and be part of the group again.
âWhen I went away I learned too. Thatâs also a good thing. When youâre not involved in the environment you learn a lot about yourself, the team, watching from afar and seeing how the team are playing.
“You can learn more when youâre outside the environment. I learned a lot watching the games the boys were playing in and also being away and being in a different teamâs environment and seeing how they work too.â
Daniel Sturridge says he is ‘at home’ back at Liverpool
Former Liverpool winger Harry Kewell has urged Jurgen Klopp to keep spending.
The Reds have already invested heavily this summer with Alisson, Naby Keita and Fabinho brought on board.
But Kewell reckons the forward trio of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah need one extra addition to make the attack tick.
âWith City having that exceptional season every other team has been overshadowed,â Kewell told Express Sport. âBut theyâre definitely heading in the right direction.
âTheir front three are phenomenal but I believe they need someone else as well. Just in case something happens to one of them. So they do need another world-class striker.â
Liverpool transfer news: Harry Kewell hopes a fourth world-class striker arrives at Anfield
Loris Karius leaving?!
Loris Karius wants to leave the club this summer after Jurgen Klopp’s decision to sign Alisson.
The Germanâs clangers in the Champions League final handed Europe’s biggest prize to Real Madrid back in May.
And Klopp has sought to reinforce his defence in recent weeks, bringing in goalkeeper Alisson for ÂŁ66.8m.
But according to the Telegraph, Karius feels disappointed that his manager has not backed him to remain as the Reds’ No 1.
The shot-stopper also feels let down after Klopp’s answer to questions regarding his future.
The Liverpool boss said Karius still had a role to play at Liverpool, but confirmed Alisson would be the club’s first choice ‘keeper.
Liverpool Transfer News: Loris Karius is unhappy with Jurgen Klopp’s decision to sign Alisson
Nabil Fekir to Real Madrid
Liverpoolâs pursuit of Nabil Fekir might have finished, but Real Madrid are just getting started.
Thatâs according to Spanish outlet Don Balon, who claim the Champions League holders want Fekir to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.
They suggest Liverpool have now âthrown the towel inâ on bringing Fekir to Anfield.
And continue to say that the French World Cup winner is considered a genuine alternative to Chelsea star Eden Hazard should the Belgian remain at Stamford Bridge.
Jurgen Klopp is ready to fight Man Utd for the ‘next Ousmane Dembele’
Reds fighting to sign the ânext Ousmane Dembeleâ
Liverpool are one of a number of clubs looking to sign Senegal star Ismaila Sarr, reports claim.
The Rennes winger drew plaudits for his displays at the World Cup and has subsequently been linked with a host of European heavyweights.
The Sun claim Sarr, 20, is now being tracked by Arsenal, Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool with some sending scouts to monitor his progress.
âHe is very fast with an excellent technique,â Thierno Seydi, Sarrâs agent, told SunSport. âHe has the same qualities as Ousmane Dembele of Barcelona. They are similar players.
âI have received many calls from English and German clubs and maybe even one from Italy. Many agents from the UK have called me proposing to work with them and Ismaila to get him to the Premier League. One Italian agent asked to speak with Juventus. The price will be around 50-60m Euros (ÂŁ44m-ÂŁ53m).â
Liverpool Transfer News: Jurgen Klopp is ready to fight Man Utd for the ‘next Ousmane Dembele’
Liverpool and Arsenal reportedly face fresh competition in the race to sign Diogo Leite.
Leite has emerged as one of Europeâs hottest prospects since breaking onto the scene with Porto B.
And his performances in the UEFA Youth League last season turned the heads of scouts from a cluster of Premier League big boys.
German magazine Kicker indicate Liverpool have set their sights on Leite as they look to continue their summer spending.
While Arsenal, as well as Manchester City, have shown interest in prising him away from Porto ahead of the oncoming season too.
Buying Leite from Porto will not come at a considerable cost due to the relatively modest ÂŁ13.4m (âŹ15m) release clause written into his contract.
However, Liverpool, Arsenal and City have now seen another side enter the fray to secure the highly-rated 19-year-oldâs signature.
Kicker have followed up claims that Borussia Monchengladbach are keen on Leite and confirmed the Bundesliga outfitâs desire to get him on-board.
Liverpool transfer news: Reds and Arsenal face battle for Diogo Leite deal
Lyon have offered Nabil Fekir a new contract.
Thatâs according to French publication LâEquipe, who claim Lyon have NO offers on the table for their talented World Cup winner.
The report continues to state that Liverpool, who were close to signing Fekir, havenât returned with another bid for one of two reasons.
Either they are worried about the playerâs medical condition, or they are not prepared to meet Lyonâs valuation.
The newspaper also alludes to Chelseaâs interest should Eden Hazard decide to leave the club.