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Liverpool transfer news as Jürgen Klopp ‘ready’ to meet $64m clause and old target returns



Liverpool transfer news as Jürgen Klopp ‘ready’ to meet $64m clause and old target returns just

Liverpool needs a few new players this summer and so the rumor mill is in full swing. Some of the links — with Alexis Mac Allister, for instance — are genuine, while others are more speculative.

Regardless of who it is that Jürgen Klopp brings in, Liverpool has had an end to the season that should inspire some optimism heading into the new campaign, with the new faces set to supplement that even further.

Liverpool is looking for new bodies in midfield, particularly in the more attacking and creative areas, and it is also prepared to make a signing in defense with Virgil van Dijk and Joël Matip both over 30 and the latter’s contract only having 12 months left to run.

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Signing a defender could be particularly important as Liverpool seeks to avoid the situation that it found with its midfield this summer, needing this time to proactively get ahead of future issues before they arise.

The ideal summer transfer window would see Liverpool bring in at least two players in the center of the pitch and one at the back, so with that in mind, here is the verdict on the transfer gossip to emerge around the Reds today.

Manuel Ugarte (Sporting CP)

Liverpool has been linked with a move for Sporting holding midfielder Manuel Ugarte on and off for a few months, and those links have resurfaced again today amid interest from PSG.

Le Parisien (translated by Sport Witness) reports that while PSG is prepared to meet Ugarte’s $64m (£52m/€60m) release clause, Liverpool is also ‘ready’ to match the clause. Chelsea — because, of course, Todd Boehly does not have enough players already — is also mentioned as a possible destination. says: Links with Ugarte have had a similar feel to Matheus Nunes last summer and Otávio at Porto before that, in that they have always been played down, but refuse to go away. There is certainly a player there in the 22-year-old Uruguayan, but there are other priorities for the Reds, at least for the time being.

Perr Schuurs (Torino)

Liverpool, alongside both Manchester United and PSG, is ready to submit a $32m (£26m/€30m) offer to sign Torino defender Perr Schuurs, according to Tuttosport (print edition via FC Inter News).

Signed last summer from Ajax, Schuurs has been one of the best defenders in Italy this season and Liverpool is on the search for players in that position as a potential replacement for Joël Matip.

Schuurs was also said (via the ECHO) to be on Liverpool’s list of options for January 2021, before it opted to instead wait for Ibrahima Konaté and signed Ben Davies on loan. says: Schuurs is clearly a talented player and at 23, he could be the right age for Liverpool to target. Whether he has the right ceiling for the Reds or not remains to be seen, but it sounds like he won’t be at Torino for long.


Liverpool’s Training Camp Plans Changed – Local Discontent

From Bavarian Lake to Black Forest Trails

Despite initial reports that Liverpool was set to bask in a Bavarian pre-season retreat, it appears that the renowned football team will instead be trading the serene waters of Tegernsee for the verdant expanse of the Black Forest. This shift in Liverpool’s training camp plan, according to German publication BILD, is necessitated by mounting local resentment and a slap on the wrist in the form of a €3,000 fine.

Back in 2017, Jurgen Klopp and his Reds squad revelled in the idyllic setting of Tegernsee for their pre-season training, utilising the state-of-the-art facilities at FC Rottach-Egern and luxuriating in the upscale Uberfahrt hotel. This year, the team harboured hopes of returning to the familiar Bavarian town, setting the stage for an exciting pre-season run.

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Community Concerns Over Past Damage

However, it seems that the Liverpool team left more than just memories during their previous visit to Tegernsee. There were rumblings of discontent among the locals, who alleged that their facilities and training pitches were left in an undesirable state after Liverpool’s pre-season stay. A press tent bore the brunt of the supposed mischief, leading to Liverpool being issued with a €3,000 fine by a Munich district court.

Faced with this pushback, Liverpool’s training camp has been recalibrated to the Black Forest town of Donaueschingen, the childhood home of Klopp. This adjustment may turn out to be serendipitous, bringing Klopp back to his roots and creating a new backdrop for the Reds’ pre-season preparations.

While Liverpool makes this switch, Bayern Munich and Borussia Monchengladbach are said to be setting up shop in Tegernsee for their own pre-season sessions, the latter approaching the conclusion of a decade-long tenure.

The Liverpool team is expected to kick off the pre-season at the AXA Training Centre on July 8th. Following the domestic leg, they will jet off to Singapore for a thrilling two-game tour. Friendly fixtures against 2.Bundesliga side Karlsruher SC on July 19th, and another yet-to-be-announced match on July 24th, will lead the charge to the new Premier League campaign, scheduled to commence on August 12th/13th.

Liverpool’s 2023 pre-season training camp is not just about building stamina and honing strategies. It’s about adapting, growing, and fostering resilience in the face of unexpected hurdles, setting the tone for the season ahead.

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