Liverpool have had a calm summer so far, but with just over a week to go until the transfer window closes, there are still several comings and goings to be concluded at Anfield
Liverpool continued their strong start to the Premier League campaign on Saturday with a two-goal home win over Burnley.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have a 100% winning record since their first two games and there is a sense of optimism around Anfield.
With just over a week to go until the summer transfer window closes, the Reds are hoping to get more transfer deals after a quiet window.
Center-back Ibrahima Konate is the only major window arrival at the club, as several peripheral players could still be moved.
In this spirit, Football Mirror brings you the latest Anfield transfer news.
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Sensational red-eye comeback
Barcelona are reportedly keen to sell Philippe Coutinho this month amid their desperate attempts to cut their payrolls for this campaign.
The Brazilian playmaker joined the Blaugrana from Liverpool in January 2018 and a surprising report in the Catalan press claims the Reds are watching the player’s future.
A report from Barca-based Mundo Deportivo store as cited by Sports witness, says the Reds have “probed” the player’s situation with the possibility of a sensational return to Anfield.
Since Coutinho left Liverpool in a record club transfer, the club have reached two consecutive Champions League finals before winning the Premier League the following campaign.
The former Inter player struggled at Camp Nou and was loaned to Bayern Munich for the 2019/20 campaign and spent most of last season with a knee injury.
The latest report is expected to spark a lot of skepticism and despite Barca’s attempts to cut their payroll, Coutinho’s return to Jurgen Klopp’s side seems unlikely.
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Salah talks confirmed
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed talks have opened with Mohamed Salah on a new contract.
The Egyptian star is out of contract at Anfield in the summer of 2023, when he will be 31 – but the club are keen to extend his stay in Merseyside.
After recently making new long-term deals for midfielder Fabinho and goalkeeper Alisson Becker, as well as star defenders Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold, the Reds are now looking to further contract extensions. .
While talks are reportedly underway with club captain Jordan Henderson over a new deal, it is now confirmed that Salah is another currently in negotiations.
Klopp said The Liverpool site : “Mo is obviously having a very, very good time from a football point of view, from a mood point of view. When there are discussions, there are discussions – and when there is a decision, we will tell you.
“Until then, how the parties work together in these things is important. If it’s perfect, what it is, then we don’t have to talk about anything else. At two years old. of the end, you can imagine there are talks, that’s all. “
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Shaqiri exit stalls
Liverpool have so far failed in their attempts to take advantage of their players this summer with Xherdan Shaqiri’s future still uncertain.
The Swiss playmaker has been heavily linked with a move to Ligue 1 club Lyon, but despite their continued interest, no deal has yet been reached.
As indicated by the French point of sale Progress, Lyon is struggling to come up with a financial formula that allows it to accommodate both the player’s salary and a transfer fee claimed by Liverpool.
The 29-year-old has only made 21 Premier League appearances in the last two full campaigns – starting just seven times – and appears to have little future at Anfield.
If an exit for Shaqiri can be accepted, Liverpool could return to the transfer market.
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