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Liverpool Prioritises the signing of three new deals in the summer transfer window



Alisson Becker and Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool  has put the signing of three new deals at the top of its to-do list before tackling who should be hired to replace Georginio Wijnaldum according to a report.

The Dutchman left Liverpool with heavy hearts after five years of exemplary service at Anfield.

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Precisely why the Reds allowed such an influential figure to go to PSG as a free agent has been the subject of much speculation. Wijnaldum promised to address the decision after Euro 2020.

Some midfield targets have been touted as ideal candidates to fill the void left by Wijnaldum including Florian Neuhaus Brighton’s Yves Bissouma and Villa’s John McGinn are three of many.

In Bissouma’s case, Liverpool could face stiff competition from Arsenal if he decides to double down on his forays into Brighton.

However, per reliable football journalist Fabrizio Romano, Jurgen Klopp and the Reds have other priorities.

Romano told the Here We Go podcast (via the Express): “There is no rush [to replace Wijnaldum] on Liverpool’s end.

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“There are reports about Yves Bissouma but nothing is going on. It’s the same with Neuhaus. Liverpool wants the right opportunity in their hunt for the new Wijnaldum.”

Instead, the Reds are first looking to tie down a trio of key first-team performers to new long-term deals.

“At the moment there is nothing advanced,” continued Romano. “Their priority is sorting out new contracts for Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk.

“They’re working on Fabinho’s deal. They want to extend the contracts of Alisson and Van Dijk as soon as possible.”

Liverpool Prioritises the signing of three new deals in the summer transfer window 1 Sportelo

Georgino Wijnaldum left Liverpool for PSG at the end of the season . ( Photo by Getty Image)

In other news, Liverpool have set asking price for defender Neco Williams who could leave Anfield in the summer.

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Liverpool right-back Neco Williams could leave the club this summer as they have set a starting price of £10 million at the Wales international.

Williams has been Trent Alexander-Arnold’s second fiddle since he joined the first-team setup, so he might be looking for a permanent move for more regular playing time.