Liverpool want €80million duo as well as clinical Premier League forward worth £33million

Rounding up Friday’s Liverpool news, Otavio and Renato Sanches are wanted, Ollie Watkins is a target and Ibrahima Konate is in England.

Otavio and Renato Sanches wanted by Liverpool

Rudy Galetti reports that Liverpool are interested in both Otavio and Renato Sanches as Georginio Wijnaldum’s heir.

Rudy Galetti, who sensationally claimed last week that Liverpool have made a ‘monster offer’ to Mbappe, now claims that ‘Otavio and Renato Sanches are at the top of their list.’

SEVILLE, SPAIN - APRIL 7: Otavio of FC Porto during the UEFA Champions League match between FC Porto v Chelsea at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium on April 7, 2021 in Seville Spain.
SEVILLE, SPAIN – APRIL 7: Otavio of FC Porto during the UEFA Champions League match between FC Porto v Chelsea at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium on April 7, 2021 in Seville Spain. (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

As we covered on Wednesday, a bid was reportedly made by Liverpool for Otavio but that’s questionable while Sanches has been mentioned as a player that is suitable for Jurgen Klopp’s style of play.

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Liverpool interested in Ollie Watkins and Pedro Neto

Liverpool admire both Ollie Watkins and Pedro Neto but, as Neil Jones says, the latter is not an option after he suffered a serious knee injury.

Neil Jones writes: “Liverpool like Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa and Pedro Neto of Wolves although there will be no deal for the latter this summer, on account of the serious knee injury the 22-year-old suffered back in April.”

MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND - JUNE 06: Ollie Watkins of England during the warm up before the international friendly match between England and Romania at Riverside Stadium on June 6, 2021 in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom.
MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND – JUNE 06: Ollie Watkins of England during the warm up before the international friendly match between England and Romania at Riverside Stadium on June 6, 2021 in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

Watkins would be a great signing and after scoring 16 goals in his debut season with Aston Villa, he has attracted interest from the likes of Liverpool.

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Klopp enjoys beach holiday amid transfer madness

After one of the most difficult years of his career, it is great to see Jurgen Klopp enjoying his holiday away from the madness of the football world.

Jurgen Klopp is enjoying a much needed and much deserved holiday and after he was pictured with Mario Gotze last week, he was then spotted loving life on a yacht.

We are lucky to have a manager like Jurgen Klopp and not just because he steered them to a third-placed finish when it seemed impossible but because he gets the mentality of the working class people in Liverpool in a way that many in England don’t.

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Klopp will regret allowing Leicester to sign Daka

Leicester City have confirmed the capture of Patson Daka and the British media is reporting they have paid £23m to sign him from RB Salzburg.

Upon signing for the Foxes, Daka said: “I’m so, so excited to be able to be part of this great, historic club.

Patson Daka of Red Bull Salzburg
SALZBURG, AUSTRIA – MAY 22: Patson Daka of Red Bull Salzburg smiles when walking to the victory ceremony for winning the Austrian Soccer Championship after the tipico Bundesliga match between RB Salzburg and WSG Tirol at Red Bull Arena on May 22, 2021 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by Andreas Schaad/Getty Images)

While it’s disappointing that he hasn’t joined Liverpool, it’s great to see another exciting African move to the Premier League and he seems destined to make a major impact.

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Joe Gomez gets married

Joe Gomez got married to his now wife, Tamara, on Thursday and after signing a marriage contract, he is now a hitched man!

After what has been a very difficult year for the 24-year-old, it’s great to see him get a personal win and after dating Tamara for 7 years, they have taken a huge step.

While there is very little time for a honeymoon with pre-season set to start on the 12th of July, I’m delighted for Joe and I hope he can carry this positivity into the new season.

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Liverpool’s plans for Divock Origi revealed

The Athletic reports that Liverpool are not actively looking to sell Divock Origi but will let him leave if a suitable offer is made this summer.

Caoimhe O’Neill, writing for The Athletic, says: “Certainly, if Liverpool are to bolster their attack in the coming weeks they will first look to offload some peripheral talent, given owner FSG’s established sell-to-buy, book-balancing approach.

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - MARCH 10: Divock Origi of Liverpool interacts with Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool following the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Liverpool FC and RB Leipzig at the Puskas Arena on March 10, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary.
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – MARCH 10: Divock Origi of Liverpool interacts with Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool following the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Liverpool FC and RB Leipzig at the Puskas Arena on March 10, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Laszlo Szirtesi – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Despite Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane struggling for form this season, Origi was unable to force his way into the side and made just two Premier League starts.

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Ibrahima Konate will get full pre-season

Assistant manager Peter Krawietz has confirmed that Ibrahima Konate will get a full pre-season under his belt after joining the Reds.

Now, Krawietz has confirmed that the Frenchman will be at pre-season from day one as he gets set to visit Kirkby for the first time.

Konate and van Dijk.
Liverpool Football Club have reached an agreement for the transfer of Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig. (Edit by Bleacher Report)

The now former RB Leipzig defender flew to England on Thursday and after house hunting at the start of May, he is ready to get settled in and get to work before the start of the 2021/22 Premier League season starts in August.

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