Liverpool linked with Ligue 1 midfielder amid Roberto Firmino transfer problem
A look at all the latest Liverpool transfer rumours as Jurgen Klopp’s men prepare to face Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League.
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The Reds take on Brighton this weekend, and they will need to pick up all three points to keep the pressure on league leaders Manchester City.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are still battling on three fronts, and with the Carabao Cup already in the bag, the quadruple is very much on.
But to stay at this level in the long-term, Liverpool will need to continue adding to their squad, and here we have rounded up the latest transfer rumours:
Onana on the watchlist
Liverpool are said to be considering a move for Lille midfielder Amadou Onana.
Onana has impressed for Lille across Ligue 1 and Champions League, and still only 20 years of age, he is catching the eye.
According to journalist Ignazio Genuardi via Sport Witness, Liverpool are tracking the midfielder ahead of this summer as they draw up an early shortlist.
Reds forward Roberto Firmino is said to be attracting interest amid his delicate contract situation.
Firmino will have just 12 months remaining on his contract from this summer, and according to Fichajes, Atletico Madrid are eyeing the Brazilian as they look to snap up a striker for next season.
Liverpool may well be keen to keep Firmino, but they have other contract priorities, and Atleti could take advantage to get the striker on the cheap.
The Reds need to act quickly to avoid finding themselves in a tricky situation.
Klopp has admitted Liverpool have done all they can to convince Mo Salah to stay at the club beyond his 2023 contract.
Liverpool need to tie the Egyptian down to a new long-term deal to avoid losing him, but their efforts so far have come up short.
Speaking about the situation in his latest press conference, Klopp said: “The club did what the club can do. That’s how it is, nothing bad to say about it. It’s all fine, from my point of view it’s exactly like it should be in this moment in time.
“Nothing’s happened further, no signing, no rejection or whatever. So we just have to wait for that, it’s completely fine, it’s no rush in that situation.”