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The 2018 FIFA World Cup is now over and transfer rumours are once again coming in thick and fast. Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool, who made it to the final of Champions League last season, have also started preparing for the upcoming season with the aim of challenging on multiple fronts in 2018/19. Klopp knows that he needs to reinforce his squad to achieve the impossible and has already brought in the likes of Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri in this window.
In Liverpool Latest Transfer News, the Reds are believed to be very close to securing the deal to bring in AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker in a world record deal. Elsewhere, Nabil Fekir also remains a long term target as a replacement for Philippe Couitnho. Adding to and strengthening the defense also remains a key area of concern for Jurgen Klopp if Liverpool Transfer News Latest Today is any indication.
In latest Liverpool FC Transfer News, with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino already tied down to new deals at the club, getting Sadio Mane to pledge his future also remains a priority for Klopp and sporting director Micheal Edwards. Here, we look at Liverpool Transfer News Now and list down all the prominent latest Liverpool transfer rumours as on July 18, 2018.
Liverpool Latest Transfer News – Blow for Besiktas in Sturridge chase
Based on latest Liverpool FC Transfer News coming in this morning, Besiktas have suffered a blow in the race to sign Reds striker Daniel Sturridge who was sent out on loan to West Bromwich Albion during the second half of last season.
These Liverpool Transfer Rumours involving the 27-year-old striker emerged in Turkey as Besiktas are still looking to replace Cenk Tosun who joined Everton back in January. However, Sturridge has now stated that he is determined to remain at Liverpool and break back into Jurgen Klopp’s starting eleven.
“I see myself staying at Liverpool, hopefully being part of the team week in, week out,” Sturridge told Mirror.
“Pre-season is going well, so for me it’s keeping my head down and building on that. I’m excited about the season ahead and it feels great to be back. Pre-season has started well for me and the team. I am feeling great and can’t wait to get the season under way.”
Liverpool FC Transfer News – Alisson deal agreed as Reds increase their bid
In rather encouraging Liverpool Transfer Latest news which has been reported by reliable journalists like Paul Joyce and Fabrizio Romano, the club has agreed a deal to sign AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker. In more on this Liverpool Transfer News, the Reds have raised their offer to € 75 million and the two clubs are currently negotiating the payment methods and the details of the deal that is going to happen pretty soon.
The goalkeeping position has long been a problem area for Liverpool as was also illustrated by Loris Karius’ highly publicized blunders in May’s Champions League final against Real Madrid in Kiev. If Liverpool indeed finalize the deal to sign Alisson, the Brazilian would become the most expensive goalkeeper in the history of football.
Liverpool agree fee with AS Roma for Alisson in region of £66m. Nothing to stop other clubs doing likewise, but Liverpool the first. Permission granted to speak to player.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) July 18, 2018
Liverpool are so confident to sign #Alisson and are preparing medicals for him. The player also had a call with Jurgen Klopp some day ago; and he’d be happy to join Liverpool. At the moment… Chelsea have not made a new bid for Alisson. 🔴 #LFC #CFC #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 18, 2018
Latest Liverpool Transfer News – Young striker Taiwo Awoniyi signs new contract at the club
In Latest Liverpool Transfer News and Liverpool News Today, Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi has signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League giants. The 20-year-old, who spent last season on loan in Belgium with Royal Excel Mouscron, signed the deal on Tuesday at Liverpool’s Melwood headquarters.
He scored 10 goals in 31 appearances for the Belgian First Division A club – the most prolific season of his career to date.
To elaborate on this Liverpool Transfer News Now, Awoniyi told Liverpoolfc.com: “I feel excited and I feel very happy. It has been three years since I first came to Liverpool. So far, so good. The last year was the best for me, it has been an amazing year so far. I just have to keep working hard each year and I believe one day the dream will come true.”
Liverpool Transfer News Latest Today – Divock Origi to Newcastle?
To add to this Liverpool FC News and Liverpool Transfer Latest round-up, Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United are said to be interested in signing Liverpool striker Divock Origi on a PERMANENT deal this summer. Signed by Brendan Rodgers a couple of years ago, the 23-year-old Belgian international spent last season on loan at Wolfsburg. Whilst he only managed 7 goals during their struggling season in the Bundesliga, his record at Liverpool in the two seasons before wasn’t all that bad.
Considering most of his appearances came from the bench, he did well to get into double figures in both, scoring 11 in 2016/17 and 10 in 2015/16. Despite not being the finished article just yet, Origi has the potential to develop into a particularly useful striker on Tyneside under former Reds boss Benitez’s guidance.
Liverpool FC News – Lampard delighted after signing Harry Wilson on loan
This particular Liverpool Transfer Latest News today comes from the Championship where Derby County boss Frank Lampard has expressed his delight at securing Harry Wilson’s services for the upcoming season. The Wales international dazzled on loan at Hull City in the second-half of last season and the 21-year-old will hope for another successful spell away from Anfield.
To add to this Liverpool Transfer News Now, Wilson starred in the club’s first pre-season friendly before signing a new contract with the Reds. Revealing his joy on having Wilson onboard as Derby look to push for promotion to the Premier League this season, Lampard said: “Harry, everyone saw what he did last season with Hull in the Championship. He has great character and I think he is going to bring so much to us hopefully.”
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