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Liverpool did some work in the last few hours of the British transfer window as we saw Danny Ings join Southampton on a loan deal, with him set to sign a permanent deal next season, according to Sky Sports.

The English striker was one of the bigger names to leave the club in the summer alongside Emre Can and Danny Ward, but a number of other players still remained at the club.

Simon Mignolet was a target for Barcelona (h/t Mirror) and more recently Napoli (h/t Daily Mail), as the Belgian seems to be surplus to requirements.

The same was for Loris Karius as the German was being rumoured to be a signing for Bayer Leverkusen (h/t Telegraph) a week ago.

While we did bring in Xherdan Shaqiri to help the attack, strikers such as Divock Origi had been linked with a move away from Liverpool. However, nothing came to fruition in the final days of the transfer window.

The transfer window is still open for clubs outside the Premier League and that could see some loan deals take place before the end of the month.

This would mean good news for us as a number of our youngsters could be sent out on loan to foreign clubs to gain some valuable experience.

Sheyi Ojo is one such player that has been rumoured to move away and the extended time frame should help us decide his next destination.

Dominic Solanke has been linked with a move away to Rangers (h/t Daily Record) while it would be a major surprise to see Lazar Markovic remain a Red come the end of the month.

Dominic Solanke

Even Pedro Chirivella has been linked with a move to Celtic (h/t Mirror) and a possible link-up with former manager Brendan Rodgers.

Liverpool certainly did one thing right and that is to quickly sign the players they wanted. Alisson was the last transfer we made but we had sealed moves for Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri well before some of the top clubs woke up in the market.

Manchester United didn’t sign any attacking players while Tottenham did not sign a player at all in the window.

The need to move quickly was all the more apparent as we knew the World Cup would eat the transfer window.

Just because the incomings are done does not mean that the transfer committee can sit back and relax for a few weeks.

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There is some work to be done with the team and with the window ending on 31st August for other leagues, we might see a number of Liverpool players leave the club.

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“The player informed that he would not sign a contract” – Liverpool handed boost as midfield dynamo refuses contract extension at PSG

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Adrien Rabiot of PSG

Liverpool have been handed a major boost in their hopes of signing Adrien Rabiot. Antero Henrique, Paris Saint-Germain’s sporting director, has confirmed that the midfielder will not be signing a new deal with the team.

The player is out of a contract at the end of the season, and the Metro reports that PSG and the player have been in negotiations for a few months.

Henrique was asked by Yahoo Sport France (h/t Metro) if contract negotiations would continue with the Frenchman, and he replied:

“At this point, no.

“It was a decision made by the club following a meeting I had with the player.

“The player informed me that he would not sign a contract and that he wanted to leave the club by being free at the end of the season, at the end of his contract.”

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The PSG sporting director further claimed that this decision would affect Rabiot’s time at the club, and he would be benched for an “indefinite period”.

Henrique certainly was not best pleased with the situation as he lashed out on Rabiot’s agent too, claiming the club had been “misled”, and called the situation as “disrespectful” for the fans.

The 23-year-old Rabiot is one of the brightest midfielders in Ligue 1, and he would be an incredible signing on the cheap or on a free.

The report claims that PSG could decide to sell the midfielder for a cut-price deal in the winter window rather than lose him for nothing next season.

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Liverpool are currently stacked with options in the midfield, but we can also do with someone of Rabiot’s ability in the side.

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“I’m looking for another one like it” – Mohamed Salah opens about ambitions and more in latest interview with GQ

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Mohamed Salah GQ

Mohamed Salah has the world in his hands and there is no stopping him from becoming one of the best football players ever.

The Egyptian seems to get everything right on the football pitch and recently was on the cover of GQ Middle East.

The Liverpool star spoke on a wide range of topics such as taking Egypt to the World Cup after 28 years and how he had to sacrifice a lot to start his European football journey in Switzerland.

The 26-year-old moved to Liverpool last season and has been one of the best players in the world. The magazine asked him about the Merseyside derby goal at Anfield and the Egyptian claimed that there is more to come (h/t GQ):

“Of course that makes me feel great, and makes me want to work harder and to continue performing.

“Because after that if your standards drop, people will not accept it. It’s a great feeling, but I don’t see it as more pressure.”

Mohamed Salah scores for Liverpool

Last season was brilliant for Salah as he picked up numerous awards but the forward wants to achieve more this time around:

“For me it was of course a fantastic, historic season which I’m very proud of, but I’m looking for another one like it.

“I’m not going to live off it. On the contrary it made me more excited and determined for this season.”

Salah certainly has been one of our great buys in recent years, and even if he isn’t scoring as often as he did last season, we still are on top of the Premier League.

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The Reds are also in the Champions League knockout stages and the Egyptian would want to go one better than last season in this competition.

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Jurgen Klopp hints at copying Arsenal’s creativity ahead of festive games

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hinted that he might take a note out of Arsenal’s books when it comes to managing the starting XI in the festive period.

The Reds defeated Manchester United 3-1 to stay at the top of the Premier League but we are stretched when it comes to fit defenders.

Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold weren’t fit for the United clash, and Nathaniel Clyne got a chance to impress as the right-back.

Arsenal are facing a similar problem and had to play Granit Xhaka in their defence, although they lost the clash 3-2.

Klopp was interviewed by NBCSN (h/t Daily Star) and claimed we might be up to some tinkering at the back:

“We cannot rotate the defence too much because that’s the last man standing.

“But if Clyne or one of the centre-halves need a rest, we don’t have a solution anymore.

“We will maybe have to be creative like Arsenal.

“I saw the lineup they had and they had to be creative.”

James Milner scores for Liverpool against Arsenal

The German was told by Lee Dixon that this move from Arsenal didn’t work, but Klopp believed the team has to take chances this time of the year.

Liverpool play Wolverhampton Wanderers on Friday before facing Newcastle, Arsenal, Manchester City and Wolves again (FA Cup) in a span of 16 days.

Our team needs to be at their best to win all the ties but we have to be careful regarding the fitness of the players too.

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The next month will be a testing one for the Reds, and hopefully, we come out on top.

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