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Liverpool transfer news: Jurgen Klopp and the Reds are likely to have a busy summer ahead as Liverpool transfer news will focus on some key departures and who could replace them.
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With Sadio Mane leaving for Bayern Munich and Mohamed Salah still without a new contract, the status of Liverpool’s star strikers at Anfield has been a story all summer. This means Klopp and his famous recruitment team will have to act fast and big to potentially replace two superstars. One arrived in the form of Darwin Nunez.
The Reds have come so close to a quadruple in 2021-22 so improving this squad won’t be easy, but many fringe players are expected to move on and Liverpool will be a very intriguing side to watch this summer as they try to get past . Manchester City will win the Premier League title in 2022-23.
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Below we recap the latest deals, reports and rumors concluded and give our analysis on Liverpool transfer news as Joe Prince-Wright (JPW), Nicholas Mendola (NM) and Andy Edwards (AE) walk you through the next eventful months.
Transfers and signings confirmed for Liverpool 2022-23
Fabio Carvalho – Fulham ($8 million)
Darwin Nunez – Benfica ($84m, plus possible additional $21m) – MORE
Calvin Ramsay – Aberdeen ($6 million, plus a possible additional $3.5 million)
Divock Origi (end of contract)
Loris Karius (end of contract)
Sadio Mané – Bayern Munich ($43 million)
Liverpool transfer news, live!
June 25 – Liverpool open to selling Salah this summer
Liverpool are reportedly ready to sell Mohamed Salah this summer as the Egyptian star has just one year left on his current contract. The Reds have been in talks with Salah for months over a new deal and according to a report from The Sun, Liverpool could sell Salah this summer for $74million. Real Madrid are the club Salah could move to as he looks to strengthen his attack after missing out on Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland this summer, according to the report.
Should Liverpool cash in on Salah like they did with Sadio Mane earlier this week? With a year remaining on his contract and no real movement on the talks, the situation is quite similar and Salah has won all he can at Liverpool. With the arrivals of Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz over the past six months at Anfield, it looks like Liverpool have already taken steps to replace Mane and Salah in the long term. Now it’s about whether they sell Salah this summer or risk him canceling his contract and leaving for free next summer. The latter option would not be good for Liverpool from a business point of view, especially as they have been very good in terms of net outlays and similar substitutions over the past six years. (JPW)
June 22 – Sadio Mané unveiled by Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich claim Sadio Mane as a coup for their club and league after the Bundesliga champions unveiled the 30-year-old on Wednesday.
“In Sadio Mane, a great international star arrives at FC Bayern, who has left his mark on world football. We are proud to have brought him to Munich. Sadio made it clear from the first minute of our discussions that he will not wanted to play more than for FC Bayern. Everyone knows his exceptional technical qualities as well as his incredible mentality. He will bring a lot and help lead our team, which has a great structure. The fact that he joins FC Bayern shows that He and our club have big goals. Sadio Mané is a perfect match for the football that FC Bayern plays under Julian Nagelsmann. (NM)
June 22 – Liverpool and Monaco agree transfer fee for Takumi Minamino
Takumi Minamino’s time at Anfield appears to be over after Liverpool and Monaco would have agreed on a transfer fee for the 27-year-old Japan international. The fee would be just under $16 million, with an additional $3 million possible in add-ons. After signing Minamino for $9m two and a half years ago, Liverpool are expected to make a small profit in the deal (plus the loan fee they received from Southampton in 2021. (AE)
June 21 – Sadio Mane arrives in Munich ahead of his move to Bayern
The Senegalese star is closing in on his move to Bayern Munich as he is in Bavaria for his medical. Mane, 30, will soon become a Bayern player after the clubs agreed on a fee of over $43million. Liverpool fans will be sad to see these scenes but Mane leaves a legend by scoring 120 goals in 269 games for the Reds and embodying what they were under Jurgen Klopp. At Bayern he will be the main man (Robert Lewandowski is expected to leave) and he was keen for a new challenge in his career after winning every trophy possible with Liverpool over the past six seasons. Mane’s incredible consistency, intensity and quality will be hard to replace and he will always be a hero at Anfield. (JPW)
🚨 | Sadio Mané is in Munich for his medical examination before his transfer to Bayern Munich. 🇸🇳 pic.twitter.com/Q9S3In9PeN
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) June 21, 2022
June 19 – Calvin Ramsay arrives from Aberdeen
Highly rated right-back Calvin Ramsay, 18, has arrived from Aberdeen in a deal worth $8million. Ramsay was wanted by many Premier League clubs, but the pull of Liverpool was too strong and given Jurgen Klopp’s record of nurturing young talent (Harvey Elliott, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Curtis Jones to name a few). to name a few), this decision makes a lot of sense.
“There’s obviously a path here – that’s also one of the reasons I chose it. It’s not just a massive club, they give young players chances in the first team,” Ramsay said.
“So if I can come into pre-season, put my mark on, then there’s no reason why I can’t push to get into the first team.”
Ramsay was sensational for Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership and is already a Scotland U21 international. He will have his work cut out to replace TAA at right-back but perhaps his arrival will allow the Alexander-Arnold to move further forward or even play in central midfield? (JPW)
Ramsay is a Red 🙌🔴
We are delighted to announce the signing of @calvinramsay03 of Aberdeen, subject to international customs clearance.
—Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 19, 2022
June 15 – Mane closes in on Bayern transfer
Liverpool are awaiting a fresh offer from Bayern Munich for star winger Sadio Mane as reports claim the Senegalese has agreed terms with the German serial champions.
Mane, 29, has been linked with Bayern for some time and Fabrizio Romano says it will be a three-year deal for the striker.
Liverpool signed Darwin Nunez in the summer and added Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota last season to reinvigorate their attack. That poses more questions for Mohamed Salah, who is entering the final year of his contract at Anfield (NM).
June 14 – Darwin Nunez unveiled by Liverpool
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is excited about the potential of his latest massive purchase, particularly because eventual nine-figure striker Darwin Nunez is already very, very good.
“Darwin is a wonderful player; already really good but so much potential to get even better,” klopp said. “That’s why it’s so exciting, to be honest. His age, his desire, his thirst to be even better than he is now. His belief in our project and what we seek to do as a club.
Find out more about the latest big money from the League Cup and FA Cup winners here (NM).
June 12 – Liverpool set to sign Darwin Nunez for club record $105m
Darwin Nunez at Liverpool appears to be close to being done as the Uruguayan ace is believed to be on his way to Anfield.
According fabrice romano, the 22-year-old Benfica star has agreed a six-year contact at Liverpool and the Premier League giants have also agreed a transfer fee with his current club. According to the report, Liverpool will pay Benfica a guaranteed $84m and could pay up to $21m more in add-ons. After serving on international duty with Uruguay for the past few weeks, Nunez left the Uruguay side and flew to Madrid, Spain and is expected to travel to England to complete his medical and sign the contract on Monday.
Darwin Nunez impressed Klopp when Liverpool played Benfica (Nunez scored in every game) and is a rising star in world football. His aggression, clinical finishing and pace make him perfect for this Liverpool side and will fit in well alongside Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah (at least for next season) up front. Liverpool aren’t kidding once they identify a player they want to sign and Nunez ticks all the boxes that Jurgen Klopp expects from a striker. This deal makes so much sense that it’s almost too perfect. (JPW)
June 8 – Reds set to break transfer record for Darwin Nunez
Jurgen Klopp could bring Uruguayan centre-forward Darwin Nunez to Anfield as the Reds continue to spend as much as the next one. Nunez, 22, is going to cost a lot more than Manchester City paid for Erling Haaland, who had a release clause in his contract with Borussia Dortmund.
Liverpool paid Southampton $94 million to acquire Virgil van Dijk. Benfica’s asking price for Nunez is expected to start at $106m, with Manchester United and Atletico Madrid among those also in discussion and able to raise the fee. Reports from Portugal say Liverpool paid the $106m fee. (NM)
June 7 – Liverpool lose Aurelien Tchouameni race as Real Madrid agree $107m deal
Liverpool was would have one of three clubs vying for Aurelien Tchouameni, but the 22-year-old Monaco midfielder is likely to head to Real Madrid after the reigning European champions once again beat the Reds. It will be $85 million upfront, with the remaining $22 million available through add-ons. (EA)
June 7 – Liverpool reject Bayern Munich’s opening bid for Sadio Mane
Bayern Munich reportedly offered $26m (plus another $5m) for Sadio Mane, but the Bundesliga giants were quickly turned away by Liverpool. Bayern will no doubt be back with another offer, although they hope to cap their costs at around $50m. (EA)
May 31 – Darwin Nunez on Liverpool’s radar
According to a report by FootballTransfers, Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunez, 22, is a target for the Reds this summer. After a superb season at Benfica, the centre-forward is a wanted man as Manchester United, Newcastle, Real Madrid and several of Europe’s top clubs pursue his signing. With Sadio Mane looking to get out and question marks over Mohamed Salah’s future, Klopp may need to bolster that attack this summer. Having brought in Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota over the past 12 months, Liverpool have strength in depth but Nunez would give them something very different in attack with his hold-up game, running backs and ability to manage the channels from a central. position. (JPW)