Ben Woodburn and Pedro Chirivella near Liverpool exits on return from US tour

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Liverpool duo Ben Woodburn and Pedro Chirivella are expected to seal moves away from the club next week, as Jurgen Klopp trims down his squad.

The pair produced excellent performances in the second half of Saturday night’s 4-1 win over Man United in Ann Arbor, as the Reds finished their tour of the United States in style.

It was Woodburn’s cross that set up Xherdan Shaqiri‘s sensational bicycle-kick goal on his debut, and Chirivella was again composed in the No. 6 role.

Liverpool are travelling back from America on Sunday, and will head to Evian on Monday to begin their pre-season training camp.

Neither Woodburn or Chirivella are due to join the squad in the south of France, however, with the club in talks over summer moves.

Rosenborg have seen a deal worth £3.5 million accepted for Chirivella, with the Spaniard now set to head to Norway to complete a permanent switch, according to Goal‘s Neil Jones.

This will see the Eliteserien champions pay £2.4 million up front, with Liverpool negotiating a three-year buy-back clause which could see him return to Anfield in the future.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Liverpool's Ben Woodburn during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Meanwhile, the Telegraph‘s John Percy reports that Aston Villa have launched a loan bid for Woodburn, with their transfer embargo to be lifted in the coming days.

Percy claims Villa are “in the box seat” to sign the Wales international for 2018/19 despite further interest from Sheffield United and Wigan Athletic, with Norwich City also touted.

This should be a productive move for Woodburn, with Villa likely to challenge for the Championship title this season after their fourth-placed finish last time out.

Speaking after Saturday’s victory, Klopp exclaimed that the 18-year-old is “100 percent back” after a difficult season in 2017/18.

For the enterprising Chirivella, who has already played in Spain, England and the Netherlands in his short career so far, moving to Norway will provide an interesting platform.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 3, 2018: Liverpool's Herbie Kane during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 1st Leg match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Elsewhere, Liverpool’s U23s and U18s were both in action in Hungary on Saturday, with mixed results for the academy sides.

Connor Randall wore the captain’s armband as an U23s outfit including Corey Whelan, George Johnston, Tony Gallacher, Isaac Christie-Davies, Herbie Kane, Matty Virtue, Bobby Adekanye, Abdi Sharif and Glen McAuley lost 2-1 to Rapid Wien II.

Later in the evening, Barry Lewtas’ U18s, led by Edvard Tagseth, sealed a 2-0 win over their Wien counterparts, with Remi Savage on the scoresheet along with a striker currently on trial.

Vitezslav Jaros, Rhys Williams, Yasser Larouci, Elijah Dixon-Bonner and Fidel O’Rourke all took to the field in Lipot.

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