Liverpool lose Saul race, fight Man Utd for ‘next Bruno’ with Origi set for exit

Liverpool are set to undergo a squad revamp this summer in their bid to return to the top of English and European football next season.

Jurgen Klopp's men endured a miserable 2020/21 campaign, failing to retain their Premier League title and just about sneaking into the top four on the final day of the season.

Injuries to a host of key players proved costly, meaning Klopp will be determined to bolster his squad and avoid a repeat next term.

The Reds are therefore being tipped to sign and discard players in the summer transfer window, and Daily Star Sport are on hand with a round-up of the latest gossip from Anfield.

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Liverpool lose Saul race

According to Marca, Bayern Munich have agreed a £68million deal with Atletico Madrid to sign Saul Niguez this summer.

That comes as a blow to Liverpool, who have reportedly been eyeing up a move for the 26-year-old midfielder in recent months.

Klopp is keen to add a midfielder to his ranks ahead of Georginio Wijnaldum's departure, but it seems Saul will not be the man to replace him.

Reds to battle Man Utd for 'next Fernandes'

Manchester United have been linked with a move for Sporting Lisbon ace Pedro Goncalves, who has been dubbed the next Bruno Fernandes by many.

Yet according to various reports, Liverpool are also interested in the Portuguese midfielder ahead of the summer window.

Goncalves, whose return of 23 goals in 37 appearances helped Sporting clinch the Primeira Liga title this season, still has over four years remaining on his contract and is in talks over an extension.

However, it is believed his current deal obtains a £52million release clause.

Origi set for exit

Klopp also needs to clear out the deadwood in his Reds squad this summer, and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims Divock Origi is one of the players on his transfer list.

Origi, who scored in the club's Champions League final win over Tottenham just two years ago, found first-team opportunities few and far between last term.

Romano claims Liverpool value the Belgium striker at around £17million and are keen to offload him to balance the books.

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