As the transfer window continues to garner the collective attention of the footballing world, he has emerged from the madness, putting his Liverpool players in good shape in Austria.
Monday kicked off the second week for the Reds boss and his side at Saalfelden as they continue their month-long training camp ahead of the new Premier League season in August.
This included new £ 36million boy Ibrahima Konate, who is set to make his debut in one of two 30-minute games the Reds lined up on Tuesday night.
He is the only one to arrive at Anfield to date, despite the intense daily ties with a multitude of players across Europe.
A striker and midfielder remain on Anfield’s recruiting service wishlist, but now a game of patience must ensue among a fan base which, if social media is any indicator of the temperature, got more and more frantic about Konate’s lack of early additions. Signature.
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Nat Phillips is a wanted man.
After 21 appearances last season, the man affectionately nicknamed the ‘Bolton Baresi’ by Reds fans is garnering a lot of interest.
While once Swansea and Bristol City have shown interest, Liverpool are now hearing about Premier League contenders with Brighton and Burnley being credited with a hat in the ring.
The Reds are supposed to be relaxed about the situation and will only look to sell if Phillips himself makes it clear that he is keen on a new challenge in the top flight.
The defender will start the season as a fifth pick at Anfield and may feel like he can play first-team football on a regular basis elsewhere in the Premier League.
If Phillips does communicate this, the Reds will be looking for around £ 15million for the 24-year-old.
Once again, Harry Wilson looks outward for the next step in his career.
After loan spells with Hull, Derby, Bournemouth and Cardiff, Wilson is considering a final exit this summer.
Although he has no real future in Merseyside, sporting director Michael Edwards is not ready to sanction Wilson’s exit for a reduced price and will ask around £ 12-15million for the Welsh international .
Fulham, it is understood, is the most likely destination right now, as there were negotiations with Burnley 12 months ago.
The Cottagers are preparing for another season in the league after their relegation and Wilson’s ability and experience in the second tier of English football are desirable traits for new boss Marco Silva.
Brentford and Benfica are said to be passionate about Wilson as well, but Porto’s reported interest is far exceeded.
One player who is a target for Porto, however, is Marko Grujic.
After his loan to Portugal last season, the Dragons want to make his transfer permanent.
Sergio Conceicao is said to be desperate to see Grujic become a Porto player, but with Liverpool’s asking price of between £ 12m and £ 15m, the Portuguese giants have to unload themselves before returning to the negotiating table.
Anfield sources continue to point out that Takumi Minamino will not be allowed to leave after spending the second half of the season on loan with Southampton.
It would take a large bid for the Reds to consider selling the Japan international and interest is minimal as it stands.
Club members also believe Ben Davies’ future will be at Anfield, but six months after his £ 500,000 discounted transfer the left center-back has yet to play a minute of competition in Liverpool’s red .
Celtic and Burnley were both interested in January and an offer deemed presentable will surely be given a long and hard consideration by Klopp and sporting director Edwards.
Xherdan Shaqiri has sparked interest from Sevilla, Rome and Lazio over the past 18 months.
A departure appeared on the cards last October before the Switzerland international opted to stay at Klopp’s side.
Impressive euros for a sympathetic Swiss side could see others picking up the phone at Liverpool before the window closes and the club will be open to offers.
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The same goes for Divock Origi, whose career has stalled massively at Liverpool.
Just one goal last season, against Lincoln in a 7-2 Carabao Cup victory, was a paltry comeback, even for someone whose red jersey appearances have often been a substitute.
Wolves have been credited with a long standing interest.
Neco Williams is a player who could still seek new pasture with Liverpool set to ask for £ 10million for Wales right-back.
The Premier League quartet of Leeds, Southampton, Burnley and Aston Villa have all expressed genuine interest over the past year, although the latter has declined significantly since.
Southampton’s loan deal for Minamino in January came after the South Coast club effectively contacted the Reds, initially, about Williams.
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Liverpool are said to be keen to recoup player sales before they make a splash in the market themselves.
“Recovering injured players already makes us better. These are our first transfers, ”Klopp told ECHO in May before declaring his belief it would be a“ calm window ”last week.
He said, “If anyone wants to go, they can come and see me and tell me, and then I think about it. No one has come so far, so obviously no rush from the players side either.
“The market is very calm right now anyway, I think. There was [Jadon] Sancho and maybe someone else, OK Konate we made it early, but it’s a really quiet window.
“Let’s see what’s going on and all of this stuff, but right now everyone has a chance to impress me and I hope they will. “
PSV forward Donyell Mallen has his admirers on Anfield’s recruiting squad, but with Borussia Dortmund on the verge of losing Sancho to Manchester United, the Dutch leader has been named to replace him in Germany .
At 22, Malen’s profile, versatility and abilities are at least what Liverpool are looking for.
Liverpool spoke to Watford about Ismaila Sarr’s availability last year before signing Diogo Jota from Wolves.
The Reds were listed at around £ 40million at the time, and although the Senegal winger has been linked once again in recent times, he is expected to arrive at a significantly lower sum this time around after his year in the championship with the Hornets.
Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar resurfaced on the rumor mill recently, with reports suggesting the France international could be available for between £ 20m and £ 25m.
Liverpool’s relationship with Lyon – which is due to the complete collapse of a £ 50million transfer to Nabil Fekir three years ago – should however make this deal difficult to negotiate.
The Reds are believed to have spoken to representatives of Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus earlier this year, but no progress is imminent.
Renato Sanches, Saul Niguez and Youri Tielemans have all been mentioned in recent weeks, with speculation about a replacement for Gini Wijnaldum reaching a climax.
A midfielder remains on the agenda, but sources continue to stress that contract negotiations with some of the club’s biggest stars are a priority at this point.
This includes Fabinho and Alisson Becker, who are informally considered to be the first in the queue when they return from the Copa America in the next two weeks.
Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson are also in line for talks as the club look to keep their core squad together for the next chapter of the Klopp era.
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