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Liverpool have bid £79m to sign one of the most exciting goalkeepers in La Liga, Jan Oblak, from Atletico Madrid according to reports from Spain.

Don Balon (h/t The Express) claims that the Reds are ready to make Oblak the most expensive keeper in football history and the club is confident that Atletico will sell their star keeper in the coming months.

Oblak has been incredible for Atletico since taking over the gloves from Thibaut Courtois, who returned to Chelsea after a loan spell in Spain. The 25-year-old Slovenian also picked up the Europa League title last season and played in 37 matches in the league for the La Liga giants.

The report also suggests that Oblak would replace Loris Karius as the No.1 at Liverpool after the German’s errors in the 3-1 loss against Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

This is not the first time we are being linked with a big-money move for a goalkeeper as another target that has been linked with us over the past year or so is Alisson from AS Roma.

We got a close look at the Brazilian keeper when we faced the Roman side in the Champions League semi-final and we pumped 7 goals past the 25-year-old.

However, Marca (h/t The Express) claims that Real are looking in bringing Alisson over to Spain and we might have lost that race.

Big money to bring in quality

Over the years we haven’t really spent big on bringing quality keepers but this report does suggest otherwise. Spending £79m on a keeper is crazy but we have to pay big money to bring in the best players to the club.

We were lucky when we got Mohamed Salah for £36.9m but had to haggle a lot to sign Virgil van Dijk, making him one of the most expensive players ever.

The same might take place as we look to upgrade our goalkeeping department and hopefully, it will work out for us sooner than later.

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Newcastle United interested in signing highly-rated 21-year-old Liverpool starlet

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Newcastle United are interested in Dominic Solanke, according to the Newcastle Chronicle (h/t Liverpool Echo). The report claims that the club is also looking at another Liverpool striker, Divock Origi.

The club already have a couple of players on loan from English sides, Salomon Rondon and Kenedy, and would not be allowed to make another loan move in the January window.

Solanke has struggled for game time this season and hasn’t played a single minute of football for the senior side. The 21-year-old did score a goal for the Reds in the Premier League last season and made 21 appearances in the competition.

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Dominic Solanke

However, only five of those were starts and the youngster hasn’t featured in any of the cup games this season either. Minutes on the pitch will be tough for the Englishman as Liverpool prefer Roberto Firmino to lead the attack.

Daniel Sturridge has seen a revival in his Anfield career this season and has four goals to his name in all competitions.

Read more: “Special type of player” – Some Liverpool fans believe on-loan youngster is a future star after a fantastic free-kick

Solanke does need time on the pitch to get better and it will be interesting to see if we are willing to let him leave in the winter window or not.

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Liverpool injury update: Reds confirm that star attacker has undergone a successful surgery

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Liverpool have confirmed via their official website that star attacker Sadio Mane underwent hand surgery on an injury he picked up during international duty.

The Senegalese star’s surgery was supervised by our medics and was successful. The report adds that Mane’s recovery will be monitored in the coming days ahead of our clash against Huddersfield on Saturday.

The 26-year-old is on a bit of a goal drought as he hasn’t scored for club or country since September 1. Mane’s last goal came in the 2-1 win over Leicester and the 26-year-old doesn’t even have an assist to his name since scoring that goal against the Foxes.

Liverpool need their top stars to be firing but have a number of injury concerns ahead of the Huddersfield clash. Virgil van Dijk, Naby Keita, Mohamed Salah and James Milner all have issues that the club have to keep an eye on but we could see a couple of them start against the Terriers.

The Reds haven’t won a game since their 3-0 triumph over Southampton on 22nd September, but we should start as favourites against a win-less Huddersfield.

It will be interesting to see what Jurgen Klopp does with his team. We don’t have tough fixtures until te game against Arsenal November 3, and this is the ideal time for the manager to rotate the squad.

Read more: Liverpool charter private jet to fly injured superstar back to the UK – a blow to the Reds

Mane is an important player for the team but he should only play when he is 100% fit.

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Barcelona interested in January swoop for 29-year-old Liverpool star

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Dejan Lovren is on the short-list for Barcelona ahead of the January window, according to Mundo Deportivo (h/t Express).

The Croatian has a couple of starts for the Reds this season, with one coming in the 0-0 draw against Manchester City last week.

The 29-year-old has seen his spot in the starting XI taken up by Joe Gomez. Liverpool seem to prefer a centre-back pairing of Gomez and Virgil van Dijk, and that has seen us concede just three goals in eight Premier League games.

The La Liga champions are facing a bit of a crisis at the back, as per the report. Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen are out for a while and that only leaves Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet as the fit central defenders in the team.

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Barcelona haven’t looked invincible this season and have conceded nine goals in eight games. They sit second in the league behind Sevilla and have won just four of their opening eight games in the competition.

Lovren, for his part, recently came back from an injury he picked up during the World Cup. The Croatian looked in decent touch against Manchester City and selling him in January would be a big risk taken by the Reds.

Read more: “It’s gone great”, “Another one” – Some Liverpool fans curse luck with star player picking up injury

Liverpool only have Joel Matip as their other senior central defender and we need to keep the Croatian at the club until the end of the season just in case there’s an injury crisis.

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