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Liverpool transfer news LIVE – Khephren Thuram talks, Manu Kone pursuit, Gabri Veiga battle



Liverpool transfer news LIVE – Khephren Thuram talks, Manu Kone pursuit, Gabri Veiga battle

Welcome to your Liverpool live blog for Friday, June 9.

Liverpool’s summer transfer window is well underway after the announcement of the signing of Alexis Mac Allister yesterday. And the Reds are not stopping at the Argentine World Cup winner.

They are also being linked with moves for French duo Khephren Thuram and Manu Kone, with talks reportedly underway with representatives of both players.

Spani rising star Gabri Veiga is also a player on Liverpool’s radar as more midfield signings are set to be made.

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21:21Charlotte Coates

Mac Allister on number 10

Alexis Mac Allister is Liverpool’s new number 10 after the Reds confirmed his signing on Thursday morning.

“I know how important the No.10 is in football. I had the possibility to take the No.8 as well, which is a big number for this club because of [Steven] Gerrard, of course. But I decided for No.10 because I used it a lot of times in Argentina, in Brighton, U23s national team as well. It’s a number that I really like and that’s why I chose it.”

Liverpool’s new signing, Alexis Mac Allister

21:04Charlotte Coates

Talks underway

Liverpool are not stopping at the signing of Alexis Mac Allister as French duo Khephren Thuram and Manu Kone are next on the list for Jurgen Klopp.

Reports suggest that Liverpool are close to agreeing personal terms with both players as fees are now needed to be agreed with Nice and Gladbach.

Stay tuned for more throughout the day.

Liverpool could target Kephrem Thuram and Manu Kone after sealing the signing of Alexis Mac Allister

20:58Charlotte Coates

Good morning!

Good morning Liverpool fans and welcome back to our dedicated LIVE blog as the transfer window is days away from opening.

Stay tuned for the latest transfer information throughout this sunny Friday.


Philippe Coutinho unseen role in Alexis Mac Allister transfer as Chelsea dealt familiar..

Mauricio Pochettino could be forgiven for feeling a sense of deja vu after seeing Alexis Mac Allister sign for Liverpool


The new Chelsea manager had made a late swoop for his compatriot, report The Times, only to be left disappointed, with the Argentina international’s preference being to work with Jurgen Klopp at Anfiel


While the fee for the 24-year-old is undisclosed, it has been reported to be as low as £35m courtesy of a release clause inserted in the new contract Mac Allister penned last October. Meanwhile, the World Cup winner will wear the No.10 shirt at Anfiel

This isn’t the first time a South American No.10 has snubbed Pochettino’s advances in favour of a cut-price switch to Liverpool. The same thing happened back in January 2013 when the Reds landed Philippe Coutinho from Inter Mila

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The Brazilian had spent half a season playing for Pochettino on loan at Espanyol in the second half of the 2011/12 season. With the Argentine taking over as Southampton manager in January 2013, he quickly decided he wanted to reunite with Coutinh


Southampton even had a £10.2m bid accepted for Coutinho by Inter, only to be pipped to the post by Liverpool. And Pochettino would later brush off missing out on the playe

“I am not frustrated about not being able to sign him,” he said. “I knew there was a small chance he would come here, but overall I have not had much time to consider new signings,” he sai

“I am very happy with the squad which is available to me. We all know who Coutinho is, and that he is a quality player. However, there are other factors when we want to sign a player

Coutinho would then actually reject Pochettino’s advances for a second time in the summer of 2019, opting to join Bayern Munich on loan from Barcelona rather than his Tottenham Hotspur sid

While his fortunes since will hardly have made Pochettino regret missing out on his signature four years ago, it will have been a different story the first time around when Liverpool landed the Brazil international in 2013. The playmaker would end up returning 54 goals and 43 assists from 201 appearances during five years with the Reds, before completing a club-record £142m move to Barcelona in January 201


Now, 10 years on from first being snubbed by the Brazilian, history has repeated itself with a South American No.10 declining Pochettino’s advances in favour of Liverpoo


And in a further coincidence between the two transfers, one of Mac Allister’s representatives is Juan Manuel Gemelli, who represents a number of high-profile South American players and was actually involved in the deal which brought Coutinho to Anfield from Inter in the first place. Club bosses have a longstanding relationship with the agent as a result of that switch a decade ago, which is believed to have aided with their signing of Mac Alliste


Liverpool bosses can now only hope that Mac Allister is able to follow in Coutinho’s footsteps and be equally successful at Anfield, as Pochettino is left watching on enviously from Stamford Bridge. Considering he is already a proven Premier League player, and World Cup winner too, in contrast to a then unproven 20-year-old, the odds are stacked firmly in Mac Allister favour

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