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Virgil van Dijk full of praise for defender better than Joe Gomez that Liverpool may target

The three centre-backs who are most likely to start for the Netherlands in the Qatar World Cup are vVirgil van Dijk of Liverpool, Nathan Aké of Manchester City, and Jurrin Timber of Ajax.

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In his most recent starting lineup, Louis van Gaal preferred Timber above Inter Milan’s Stefan de Vrij and Matthijs de Ligt, who recently joined Bayern Munich. In Oranje’s 2-0 victory over Poland, the latter two were kept on the sidelines.

In the second half of the Netherlands’ 1-0 victory over Belgium, De Vrij came on for Timber. Both the Liverpool defender and City star praised the Ajax player.

On the 21-year-old’s fine displays, the Reds centre-back said, relayed by Soccernews: “When I was his age, I was not nearly as far as he is now. I have only praise for him. Jurriën is a great player and a real professional.

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“He still has so much potential. Hopefully, he can continue to show it and develop well. Then everything will be fine.”

In the summer, Erik ten Hag was interested in bringing the Ajax defender to Manchester United, but he declined their offer.

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Jurrin Timber (Getty Images)

The Red Devils are still reportedly interested in Timber, who has acknowledged he wants to switch teams after this season.

The list of potential suitors for the Dutchman is growing as Bayern Munich and AS Roma are added.

Given that Timber was praised by Van Dijk, Liverpool would want to keep an eye on his performance for the Eredivisie champions so that they might make a move for the young defender.

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Liverpool set to plot ‘£24m’ transfer of ideal Mohamed Salah heir perfect for Jürgen Klopp

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Liverpool set to plot ‘£24m’ transfer of ideal Mohamed Salah heir perfect for Jürgen Klopp

Mohamed Salah, who is showing signs of becoming the perfect player for Jürgen Klopp’s style, should be replaced at some point, thus Liverpool should keep an eye out for a prospective replacement.

Liverpool will eventually need to identify a suitable successor for Mohamed Salah or even a back-up plan while the Egyptian plays out his golden years.

Salah has been a key component of Liverpool’s success in recent years, but he is only human and will eventually start to tire from being effectively the only right-winger at Anfield.

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Yes, Cody Gakpo and Harvey Elliott both have the ability to fill in for those roles in the future.

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But the location of their permanent fixtures in this Liverpool team is still up in the air.

That’s why Liverpool should be thinking about bringing someone in, perhaps not in the summer but maybe next January, when Salah will be entering the final 18 months of his current contract, and also turning 32 years old during that year.

In that position, Liverpool should think about bringing in a right-winger, who is relatively young, soon to be hitting his prime, and who could provide cover for Salah while gradually progressing to take over the reins from the Egyptian.

One such player who would be an ideal profile for Liverpool is Michael Olise, who Transfermarkt values at $24m (£20m/€22m).

The 21-year-old Crystal Palace winger has adjusted well to life in the Premier League after signing for the club last season. Last season, he made 12 goal contributions in just 1564 minutes, averaging 0.70 goal contributions per 90.

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This season, Olise’s numbers may not be as glittering having made just six goal contributions in the Premier League, but that’s still the second highest at Crystal Palace, and given the context that Palace has scored just 18 goals in the Premier League in total — the sixth-fewest in the league — it’s still not a bad return.

Olise’s numbers when it comes to his offensive contributions are still pretty impressive as well.

For example, he ranks among the top five most prolific dribbles in the league as per Wyscout, averaging 7.59 dribbles per 90, and he wins 54.55 per cent of them which is the third-highest success rate among the top five.

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He ranks 11th for expected assists as well averaging 0.25 per 90, and in the context of Palace’s offensive bluntness, these are not bad numbers.

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Liverpool have been warned their chances of signing Jude Bellingham this summer are diminishing.

The Reds have been heavily linked with Jude Bellingham, who has shined at Borussia Dortmund since his move from Birmingham in 2020.

Liverpool’s midfield options have struggled this season and Bellingham has been identified as their top target.

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However, with Jurgen Klopp’s side currently at risk of missing out of the Champions League football next season, former Aston Villa striker Agbonlahor feels their pursuit could be hindered.

Speaking to a Liverpool fan on talkSPORT, Agbonlahor said: “I think the problem, Paul, is you’ve been linked with Bellingham and Liverpool fans want Bellingham in.

“But he’s not even going to look twice at coming to Liverpool.

“He’s going to choose Manchester City, Real Madrid, all the other teams if you’re not playing in the big competitions.”

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Liverpool is keen on signing Jude Bellingham (Getty Images)

When asked if Liverpool could sign him even if they don’t finish in the top four, but Agbonlahor said “Impossible, impossible.”

Liverpool have now gone four Premier League games without a win following their 3-0 defeat away at Wolves.

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Klopp was unable to explain what happened in the opening 15 minutes of the match, which saw the Reds go 2-0 down.

Champions League football next season now seems to be a distant prospect for them, and it could affect their chances of signing one of football’s brightest prospects.

Liverpool now sits 11 points outside the top four, with fourth-place Newcastle earning a point on Saturday, and 10 behind fifth-placed Tottenham.

JudeTheir next two games are against Everton and Newcastle, followed by a return to Champions League action against Real Madrid on February 21.

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Liverpool ready to sell duo as they eye new signing in key position

According to reports, Liverpool is prepared to allow Nat Phillips and Joel Matip depart during the summer transfer window, with the goal of bringing in a new senior center-back.

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It’s been a trying season at Anfield, and it seems obvious that significant changes are required. Matip is no longer looking his best, and he looked especially bad in yesterday’s 3-0 loss to Wolves.

The former Cameroon international has served Liverpool well for a number of years, but Football Insider now claims that they’ll be prepared to consider offers for him in the summer since they have a replacement on their minds.

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Philips is an additional defender. Given his recent lack of playing time, Liverpool must unload him, although it is still unclear.

Despite having had outstanding careers at the club for such a long time, Liverpool has a number of other players who currently appear to be past their prime.

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This summer, it might be worth a substantial makeover in a number of positions because players like Mohamed Salah, Fabinho, and Jordan Henderson don’t appear to be as productive as they once were.

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Liverpool Transfer: £35m star now has agreement to move in the summer

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Liverpool Transfer: £35m star now has agreement to move in the summer

A deal between Fiorentina and Sofyan Amrabat has been reached to make a transfer this summer possible. The two teams with the best chances of landing the Moroccan midfielder are Barcelona and Liverpool.

According to Calciomercato, Amrabat’s transfer is being pursued by Barcelona and Liverpool in particular.

The clubs in the Premier League and La Liga are willing to compete to sign the 26-year-old. But he was interested in the idea of possibly moving to Camp Nou in January.

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On the final day to sign players, Barcelona made a significant effort to sign Amrabat from his Serie A team. Although they just requested a credit agreement, the Catalan giants were unable to win over Rocco Commisso, the president of Viola. The leaders of Camp Nou sought a temporary arrangement with a buyout clause.

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Barcelona’s bid was flatly rejected by Fiorentina, but their pursuit created issues at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. Amrabat was enthralled by the prospect of playing at Camp Nou and persuaded I Viola to accept the offer.

Additionally, Commisso’s agent pushed for the trade, but Commisso refused.

Instead, Amrabat and general manager Joe Barone came to an understanding that Fiorentina will take his transfer from June into consideration.

I Viola will rely on Barone’s word as he did not put the commitment in writing. Yet it was sufficient to convince Amrabat to remain this season.

Amrabat has also apologised to his Fiorentina teammates and manager, Vincenzo Italiano, for pushing Commisso and Barone to accept Barcelona’s offer for his January transfer, per Sport Mediaset. His actions proved enough to remove any tensions among the Viola camp.

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Further, Sport Mediaset added that Barcelona’s bid included a €35m (£31m) option to buy.

Add-ons could have taken the ultimate price of Amrabat’s transfer up to €40m (£35m). But it was not enough to get Commisso and Barone to let the Moroccan leave on deadline day.

Now, Barcelona must battle Liverpool for Amrabat’s transfer from Fiorentina at the end of the season.

Yet the both face a far easier route to a deal if Barone sticks to his word. Even if I Viola extend Amrabat’s contract, as Corriere Fiorentino reported in December is likely.

Amrabat’s current contract is set to expire in June 2024 but it includes an option to extend by 12 months.

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Fiorentina plan to activate the clause following his impressive efforts at the World Cup, during which Roy Keane called him ‘outstanding’ after reaching the semi-finals by.

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Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing 22-year-old Japanese winger from LASK

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Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing 22-year-old Japanese winger from LASK

At the end of the current campaign, Liverpool are considering a move for LASK winger Keito Nakamura, who is 22 years old.

With 11 goals and six assists in all competitions this season, the Japanese attacker has been in fantastic form.

Without a question, Liverpool’s attacking unit requires more talent and depth. Additionally, Nakamura might prove to be a valuable addition for the Reds.

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Liverpool has had issues in the wide areas, particularly as a result of Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz’s injuries.

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Aside from Mohamed Salah and Diaz, the Reds are missing in wide players with natural width. Jurgen Klopp may have made the right choice by signing the Japanese winger for the upcoming campaign.

The gifted youngster has also been connected to other European teams. It will also be intriguing to watch where he ultimately goes.

The prospect of signing with a team like Liverpool may be alluring to the 22-year-old.

Additionally, a transfer to the Premier League would allow him to demonstrate his abilities at a higher level. Nakamura’s development might be significantly aided by Klopp, who has a track record of developing young players.

In addition, due to their comparable playing styles, the 22-year-old has been compared to Brighton & Hove Albion winger Kaoru Mitoma.

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The Brighton forward has received praise this year for his superb dribbling abilities and capacity to go past defenses.

Liverpool could certainly use someone like that in their attacking unit. They have been linked with Federico Chiesa as well. It will be interesting to see if Liverpool decide to follow up on their interest with a concrete offer for the Japanese forward at the end of the season.

LASK will look to demand a premium for their prized asset. So Liverpool will have to shell out a substantial amount of money to sign him.

The 22-year-old has a contract with LASK until the summer of 2025, and the Austrian outfit are under no pressure to cash in on him just yet.

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