Reds linked with Barcelona duo & Salah in for Leicester – Liverpool FC Roundup

Liverpool are back to winning ways in the cup – now it’s time to do so in the league again too. Leicester on Thursday, so today’s about getting game-day ready. And transfers, obviously. Always.


Barcelona pair on Reds’ radar

Ronald Araujo and Gavi, there you go. No hiding it.

Uruguayan centre-back Araujo has a year left on his deal and Barca have made his renewal a priority, so it’s an easy leap to suggest stories linking Liverpool with him (and City, United and Chelsea) are from the agents’ side, trying to get a better salary and so on.

Still more or less a rookie, but an exceptional one. Same goes for Gavi, who has been a midfielder mostly but also operated on the left of their attacking three a lot, too.

He’s still only under contract with a €50m release clause, which will increased tenfold when they get him to sign a new one. His deal runs out in 2023 too and Sport say Jurgen Klopp has asked about him personally and wants the Reds to be in place if no new agreement is reached.

Marca say both deals are facing problems, with Barcelona still struggling with financial details – but if they get top four again, which they jumped up into at the weekend with a win over Atletico, those issues in the short-term will depart.


AFCON return for Mo – but not for Mane yet

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 2, 2022: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during the FA Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)


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LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 23, 2022: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates after the FA Premier League match between Crystal Palace FC and Liverpool FC at Selhurst Park. Liverpool won 3-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)


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LEEDS, ENGLAND - Sunday, September 12, 2021: Leeds United's Raphael Dias Belloli 'Raphinha' (R) and Liverpool's Andy Robertson during the FA Premier League match between Leeds United FC and Liverpool FC at Elland Road. Liverpool won 3-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Declan Rice is worth over £100m according to David Moyes. Is it April? Is he crazy? Is he joking? Is he thinking the mugs at Old Trafford will be so desperate for a midfielder they’ll do whatever they’re asked as part of the “plan”? Yeah probably that one
  • Raphinha, Phillips and Meslier will all be targeted by…well, various clubs anyway, in the summer. Fine as far as rumours go, but pretty vague, unhelpful and obvious perhaps…
  • Bruno Lage reckons Adama Traore will impress for Barcelona and earn a permanent move…which, kinda begs the question why he was willing to let his own player leave in January after not playing him?


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What do we reckon – full debut incoming?!

Tonight’s late game is Newcastle vs Everton for relegation-threatened, off-pitch mess, transfer window-splashing, goal-laden, new-manager fun and madness. Or you can enjoy a low-scoring bore draw between Burnley and Man United.

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