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Liverpool have been told by Portuguese side Benfica that they can sign their left-back Alejandro Grimaldo for £35.4m, according to reports in Italian outlet Calcio Mercato. We will, however, have to trump the interest from Italian Champions Juventus in order to sign the defender.

Grimaldo is no stranger to attention, having spent time in the Barcelona youth academy as a teenager. He was a regular in the Barcelona ‘B’ team, although the final push towards the main team didn’t materialise.

The 22-year-old was then transferred to Benfica in January 2016, with his chances of first-team action at the Nou Camp being negligible. However, the transfer to Benfica seems to have invigorated his career. The youngster has established himself as one of the most exciting full-backs in Portugal over the past 20 months and helped Benfica win consecutive Primeira Liga titles.

Grimaldo is a regular at the club now and even impressed for the Portuguese outfit during the recent double-header against Manchester United in the Champions League.

The Spanish Under-21 international has been on Liverpool’s radar for quite some time now, as rumours keep circulating that the youngster will make a move to Anfield soon. That explains why the latest report talks of an asking price being quoted by Benfica.

This is an interesting development because Jurgen Klopp’s requirement of a good left-back is at least one transfer window behind in time. The signing of Andrew Robertson added options for the German but the real plus has been the improved form of Alberto Moreno.

The Spanish full-back was out-of-favour last season, with Klopp having been forced to using James Milner in that position. It now looks like Robertson and Moreno are the options for Klopp, although the former is struggling for game time.

Even if the Reds decide to go for the signature of Grimaldo, they will not be alone in the race, as it is reported that Juventus are also interested in bidding for the Spaniard.

There are a lot of ifs and buts in this race, but it is safe to say that we will keep hearing the name of Grimaldo in the coming months. Will Liverpool trump competition for his signature? We’ll have to wait to find out.

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“We would take Pulisic or Fekir” – Some Liverpool fans want winter signing as journalist shoots down interest in £85m star



Ousmane Dembele

Ousmane Dembele

James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo has claimed that the Reds are not interested in launching a bid for Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele in January.

Liverpool have been linked with a massive £85million (h/t Liverpool Echo) deal for the French forward, however, the report claims that Jurgen Klopp is not willing to buy players in January as he believes the team can challenge on all fronts.

The French attacker joined the Catalan giants from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of £135million (h/t Liverpool Echo), but injuries have hurt his progress at Barcelona.

Pearce did believe that Klopp could spend in the winter window only if we are dealt with a number of injuries.

Liverpool are second in the Premier League and have a decent chance of making it out of their Champions League group too.

However, some fans were not happy with the report from Pearce and wanted the club to sign an attacking midfielder in the winter window.

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Liverpool target doesn’t rule out moving to the Premier League in the future



Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic hasn’t ruled out playing in the Premier League someday. The American is one of the best youngsters in the Bundesliga and was brought to Borussia Dortmund by Jurgen Klopp.

The Express reports that Liverpool have been linked with a move for the 20-year-old.

Pulisic was quoted by the Express as saying:

“England, the Premier League, is a league where lots of kids dream of playing.

“So there is no reason why maybe one day I won’t play here.”

The Express adds that Klopp bid £11million for the American in 2016 but Dortmund rejected that offer. Pulisic has helped the club to the top of the Bundesliga this season and has two goals and two assists.

The report adds that Manchester United are also interested in the 20-year-old, and could rival any bid made by the Anfield giants.

The American added that he is enjoying his season with the Germans and knows that tabloid tales are part of the game.

Pulisic would be a wonderful addition to the team, and the youngster can play in a number of positions in the attacking third.

Read more: “It is not easy but I’m trying” – Liverpool star opens up about huge price tag and how he wants to improve

The 20-year-old would not come on the cheap, however, Klopp can make the American better at Anfield. It will be interesting to see what happens in the winter window, and if we get Pulisic, it would be the blockbuster deal of the January window,

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“Looks sad, unwilling”, “Cheer up mate” – Some Liverpool fans believe star attacker is unhappy playing for national side



Mohamed Salah Liverpool

Mohamed Salah was recently in the news after being caught wearing a Playboy shirt. While many commented on his style, the Egyptian posted yet another image before the international break.

Salah is set to play for Egypt in an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Tunisia on Friday, and the pressure would be on the Liverpool man to get the three points for the Pharaohs.

The Liverpool attacker shared an image suggesting he was ready to play for the national side.

However, some of his Twitter followers weren’t happy with the picture he selected and believed the 26-year-old was unhappy playing for the Pharaohs.

Salah has been exceptional for club and country in recent years with Egypt making it to the World Cup in the summer.

The Reds reached the Champions League final but Salah had to be subbed after 30 minutes due to an injury.

The 26-year-old has 11 goals for club and country this season and will be important for both sides throughout the campaign.

However, the fans weren’t letting go of the picture easily, and here are some of their reactions from Twitter.

Read more: “It is not easy but I’m trying” – Liverpool star opens up about huge price tag and how he wants to improve

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