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Liverpool handing a new deal to their 24-year-old star would be a terrific piece of decision by Klopp

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Liverpool opinion: Handing Divock Origi a new deal marks an incredible comeback

The season of miracles does not seem to have an end for Liverpool. The Reds charted another chapter to an incredible saga as they came back from the dead to defeat Barcelona.

The Reds were down and out after the first leg at the Nou Camp. Liverpool dominated most of the game but Lionel Messi’s brilliance and a bit of luck saw them finish the tie with a 3-0 lead.

However, things turned upside down at Anfield with the Reds running out 4-0 winners and reaching a second consecutive Champions League final.

It was an unforgettable night at Anfield as the Reds demolished Barcelona. They should be favourites to land the Champions League.

Jurgen Klopp has built a mega team but we were stretched on Tuesday as Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were ruled out with injuries.

Sadio Mane or Xherdan Shaqiri could have been the ones getting the goals but the madness started with Divock Origi firing in the opener in under seven minutes.

The Belgian, a peripheral figure at Anfield since injuring his ankle against Everton a few years ago, got the fourth goal too as we scripted an unlikely comeback.

Origi too scripted his own comeback into the team, and his goal against Everton will not be the only memory we have of him from this season.

Origi set for an extended stay at Anfield

The Mirror reports that Origi rejected a move to Wolves to remain at Anfield, and is now in line for a new contract.

The 24-year-old has proven to be an important player for the team even without the major minutes, as he bagged an important winner against Newcastle last week.

The Belgian did not have a great loan spell at Wolfsburg and all seemed to be lost for Origi.

He did come with a huge reputation after a great season with Lille and an impressive 2014 World Cup, but that injury against Everton hampered his growth.

However, Origi has transformed this season. He has been deployed mostly in the wide positions but has given it his all for the Reds.

The 24-year-old’s physical presence gives us a different outlet to explore and he used that well against the Catalans and against Newcastle too.

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Divock Origi scores for Liverpool against Everton

The Mirror adds that Jurgen Klopp wants to reward the Belgian for his efforts this season, and this would be an incredible turnaround for the striker.

Origi is still 24 and has his best years ahead of him and could still reach the potential he showed back in 2014.

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Giving him the new deal is the least we can do after his crucial goals this season, and there could be a bright future for the Belgian at Anfield in the coming years.

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Liverpool tracking 17-year-old Frenchman starring in the Ligue 1

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Liverpool tracking Rennes youngster Eduardo Camavinga

Eduardo Camavinga has been one of the most impressive players for Rennes this season.

The 17-year-old Frenchman has featured in 20 games for the Ligue 1 club and was one of the stars in the 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain.

The defensive midfielder has also played in the Europa League and several clubs are interested in him.

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Eduardo Camavinga celebrates for Rennes (Image credit: AFP)

Calciomercato claims that Liverpool are one of the clubs tracking the 17-year-old. Paris Saint-Germain and Milan are also keen on the teenage sensation, according to the report.

Do Liverpool need a young midfielder?

The Reds have a fantastic side at the moment and there aren’t many weaknesses around. The only problem we could face is injuries with Fabinho and Joel Matip missing chunks of this season already.

Alisson was also out for a while but Adrian did a great job in place of the Brazilian keeper.

Camavinga could be a great player for the future and would provide more steel to our midfield.

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James Milner didn’t start in the draw against Manchester United (Image credit: Getty)

James Milner and Adam Lallana are free agents in the summer, and it will be interesting to see what happens with the pair.

Should both leave, we would require quality replacements. Marko Grujic has impressed at Hertha Berlin but Camavinga could be a decent option too.

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The Frenchman wouldn’t start regularly for us, but his growth could be boosted further under Klopp and his coaching team.

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This Liverpool-linked starlet could debut against arch-rivals in FA Cup

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Takumi Minamino could make his Liverpool debut against Everton in FA Cup

Liverpool are expected to sign RB Salzburg midfielder Takumi Minamino in the January window, according to the Mirror.

The Japanese star has been one of the bright spots for the Austrian team. He should be a Liverpool player on 1st Jan as long as he passes a medical (h/t Mirror).

Minamino scored against the Reds in the Champions League clash at Anfield, and he could be in line to make a huge debut too.

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Takumi Minamino has been excellent for RB Salzburg this season (Image credit: Getty)

The Mirror claims that the 24-year-old has a chance of facing Sheffield United in a Premier League clash on 2 January.

However, it is more likely he will make his debut in the third round of the FA Cup against Everton on 5 January.

That would be an incredible game to make his debut in, and Minamino could do a decent job for us in the second half of the campaign.

Mixing it up at Anfield

Minamino can play in a withdrawn role and could give Roberto Firmino a break. The Japanese can also play on the right-wing, which would allow Mohamed Salah to be rested once in a while.

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Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino celebrate at Sheffield United (Image credit: Getty)

Most of the midfielders at Liverpool can play in other positions. James Milner and Jordan Henderson have played as full-backs, while Fabinho has made a few appearances in the heart of the defence.

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It is that kind of versatility that would make Minamino a decent addition to the side. Hopefully, the Japanese is a Liverpool player soon and an official announcement is made soon.

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Liverpool in contact with representatives of 20-year-old Brazilian striker ahead of possible move

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Liverpool in contact with Evanilson’s representatives over possible 2020 move

Liverpool have been linked with Brazilian youngster Evanilson, according to UOL (h/t Liverpool Echo).

The 20-year-old striker plays for Fluminense and his contract expires with them in February.

The report claims that Liverpool have contacted Evanilson’s representatives over a possible switch next season.

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Jurgen Klopp during a pre-season game (Image credit: Getty)

Liverpool have also scouted the forward all season (h/t Liverpool Echo) and it will be interesting to see what happens with him in the coming months.

Evanilson also spent a season on loan at Samorin, but has broken into the Fluminense first-team recently.

The 20-year-old still has a lot to learn in the game and it will be interesting to see if we sign him in the coming months.

Liverpool’s youth policy

Evanilson could be a smart signing for the future. The Reds have invested in their youth teams in the past and have seen a couple of those players become regulars for the first-team.

Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg were two young players who were signed in the previous summer window.

Harvey Elliott
Harvey Elliott joined Liverpool from Fulham (Image credit: Getty)

The pair have also impressed in the Carabao Cup and could feature further this season. Curtis Jones has also done well and also played against Bournemouth after coming off the bench.

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The Reds have made some excellent signings under Jurgen Klopp’s tenure, and Evanilson could be the next one.

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