Liverpool transfer news roundup: Klopp ‘happy’ with Salah’s contract talks, striker spiking Turkey interest and more

Liverpool’s search for a quadruple intensifies this week. Jurgen Klopp’s side play in the Champions League ahead of their biggest game in the Premier League.

The Reds face Manchester City next Sunday but have a tough away game at Benfica on Tuesday in the Champions League quarter-final first leg.

Today’s recap includes some transfer talks with Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi, as well as some tidbits from Jurgen Klopp. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the latest stories involving the Reds as of April 4, 2022.

Klopp happy with Salah’s contract negotiations

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed he is happy the club and Mohamed Salah’s representatives are in touch over a new deal for the Egyptian.

Klopp said:

“I’m happy with it because there’s nothing new to say. It’s just good. The key parties are talking to each other and that’s all I need.”

Salah is yet to sign an extension but is close to agreeing a new deal. Liverpool are ready (h/t Mirror) to extend their originally planned three-year contract for a further year.

Klopp on Mo Salah: “For me, the level of performance is important, how he brings players together. It’s a tough time for Mo and Sadio to come back from internationals and be available again. We see him every day — there’s nothing to worry about.” #awlive [lfc]

The 29-year-old winger has scored just once in his last six games in all competitions. He hopes to improve his tally of 28 goals in the coming weeks.

Liverpool will have a full squad for the Benfica clash

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed the club will have a full squad to choose from for Tuesday’s clash with Benfica.

Klopp told reporters:

“Yes, full squad available, absolutely. Curtis was just a little swollen [it] then disappeared overnight, fine. Same goes for Joel, which is really helpful because it looked really weird. Yeah and Trent has been training for four or five days now, I don’t know exactly but yeah he’s ready too.”

The Reds are hoping to avoid an upset in Tuesday’s quarter-final first leg and walk away with an advantage Estadio da Luz.

Fenerbahce join the race to sign Origi

According to Turkish source Takvim, Fenerbahce are interested in signing Divock Origi and have started talks with the Belgium camp.

Origi has also been linked with a move to AC Milan. The Rossoneri are ready to pay him €4m a year and offer him a four-year deal.

It remains to be seen whether the Belgian will accept Fenerbahce’s three-year deal, as reported by Takvim.

Origi has been on the fringes of the Liverpool team this season, only starting five times for the Reds. Liverpool transfer news roundup: Klopp ‘happy’ with Salah’s contract talks, striker spiking Turkey interest and more

Tom Vazquez

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