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“Our foreign Southampton”: Some Liverpool fans react to RB Salzburg’s tweet after £7.25m transfer

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RB Salzburg’s light-hearted tweet went down well with Liverpool fans

Liverpool completed the transfer of Japanese playmaker Takumi Minamino from RB Salzburg for a fee of £7.25million on Thursday (h/t Guardian).

Minamino has become the third player to join Liverpool from the Bundesliga club in the last four years after Sadio Mane and Naby Keita.

The Japanese star is, however, the first transfer that took place directly between both clubs with Mane and Keita joining Liverpool via Southampton and RB Leipzig in 2016 and 2018 respectively.

With the transfer trend seeming to repeat every two years, RB Salzburg posted a light-hearted tweet which went down well with the Liverpool faithful.

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Salzburg have been producing a lot of talents in the coming years and if they offer us their best players, we will gladly take them. It is refreshing to see Liverpool and Salzburg have a sense of bonhomie that has extended to the supporters too.

A number of Liverpool fans found the tweet in good taste and took to Twitter to respond to it.

Liverpool fans respond to Salzburg tweet

https://twitter.com/strickyfootball/status/1207682710539513859
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https://twitter.com/vega_punk74/status/1207729598093414400
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3-goal League One starlet expresses shock at being linked with Liverpool

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Coventry City defender Sam McCallum shocked by Liverpool interest

Coventry City defender Sam McCallum has expressed his shock at being linked with a move to European champions Liverpool. (h/t Mirror)

The youngster has impressed at Coventry this season. He has made 21 appearances and has scored 3 goals for the League One side. (h/t Whoscored)

The defender was happy at the links but dismissed the chances of the transfer going through. Championship leaders Leeds United are also interested in the player.

Sam McCallum

The defender, who primarily plays as a left-back, is also adept on the other flank. He has made 32 appearances for the Sky Blues since being signed from Herne Bay in 2017.

Liverpool are in the market for a back-up to Andrew Robertson. Given the club’s focus on signing exciting young talent, it comes as no surprise that McCallum is one of the names under consideration.

The Reds secured the services of Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg in the summer as the club look to build upon an era of continued success

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The Reds have so far signed Takumi Minamino and Joe Hardy in the January transfer window. Minamino will add much-needed quality in depth to the first team whereas Hardy has been placed in the Liverpool reserves.

Hardy scored twice on his Liverpool Under-23 debut in the 5-0 victory over Southampton Under-23s.

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Liverpool’s Champions League hero linked with move to join PL rivals

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Divock Origi

Wolverhampton Wanderers are interested in Divock Origi

Liverpool striker Divock Origi has emerged as a transfer target for Wolverhampton Wanderers. (h/t Liverpool Echo)

The Belgian international joined the Reds from Lille in 2014. He has established himself as a cult hero following his Champions League heroics against Barcelona and Tottenham last season.

Origi has made 26 appearances for Liverpool this season, with the majority of them coming off the bench. The striker has scored 5 goals and 1 assist so far this season. (h/t Whoscored)

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Wolves are currently 7th in the English Premier League and look set to qualify for the Europa League next season. They can also consider themselves to have an outside chance of finishing top four if things go their way.

Raul Jimenez has established himself as the first-choice striker. The addition of Origi will add another effective threat to a free-flowing Wolves team as they look to climb up the table.

Origi stepped up for Liverpool numerous times last season. His winners against Everton and Newcastle coupled with his performances against Barcelona and Tottenham will live long in Reds folklore.

The striker scored a last-minute equalizer against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup this season as Liverpool went on to win the match on penalties.

The 24-year-old has made 125 appearances for Liverpool and has scored 33 goals. (h/t Whoscored)

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Origi has proved himself to be a dependable player for Klopp to call on and is unlikely to leave the club this January.

Jurgen Klopp has already stated that no first-team players will be sold this month as Liverpool chase a first league title in 30 years.

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Klopp rules out potential transfer moves for Liverpool first-team stars

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Jurgen Klopp will not sell any first-team players this January

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will not let any first-team players leave the club in the January transfer window. (h/t Express)

Liverpool sit pretty at the top of the Premier League and have a 14 point gap over second-placed Manchester City with a game in hand.

The Reds have been busy in the January transfer window and have already brought in Japanese playmaker Takumi Minamino and Brentford youngster Joe Hardy. The likes of Rhian Brewster, Herbie Kane, Isaac Christie-Davis have all left on loan this month.

Xherdan Shaqiri and Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool have reportedly received inquiries regarding squad players Dejan Lovren and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Klopp will not sanction any sales this month. The German wants to keep his first-team together until the end of the season.

Liverpool are currently involved in three competitions and had only recently been stretched to the limit by injuries to key personnel. With the club looking on course to breaking the title drought, Klopp will need every player to step and be counted when required.

Liverpool are a well-drilled team that have picked up the habit of being serial winners. With the team looking on course for the Premiership, it is hard to imagine anyone wanting to quit the team this January.

Italian giants AS Roma are keen to bring in Xherdan Xhaqiri for the injured Nicolo Zaniolo while backup center back Dejan Lovren too has been attracting attention from Roma and AC Milan.

After Klopp’s comments, it is safe to say that neither player will be going anywhere.At least until the summer.

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Liverpool need 35 points in our last 17 matches to guarantee our first league title in 30 years. The Reds next face arch-rivals Manchester United who are currently in the 5tgh spot.

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