Jurgen Klopp has given a glimpse of life at the club after Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah left but his hopes of signing Bukayo Saka from Arsenal have suffered a blow
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Liverpool have suffered a setback in their attempt to sign Bukayo Saka from Arsenal.
The Reds have been widely linked with a move for the Gunners winger as a potential replacement for Mohamed Salah, whose contract at Anfield expires at the end of next season. However, the latest reports suggest Arsenal’s position could be strengthened as they look to retain the young star.
It comes after Reds boss Jurgen Klopp gave a glimpse of what life could be like without Salah and Sadio Mane. And Virgil van Dijk has sent a defiant message as Liverpool face an incredibly difficult fixture list in their attempts to achieve a historic quadruple.
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Van Dijk’s defiant message
Virgil van Dijk has issued a defiant message as Liverpool are confronted with a fixture list from hell after their game FA Cup Success.
The Reds secured their spot in the FA Cup semi-finals with a 1-0 win over struggling championship side Nottingham Forest on Sunday. They can now look forward to a Wembley semi-final First League title contenders Manchester City.
The win means Liverpool could play 16 games in 56 days between April 2 and May 28 if they make it Champions League and FA Cup finals, meeting Benfica twice in the Champions League quarter-finals and Manchester City twice in the FA Cup semi-finals and a title showdown at the Etihad in just 11 days. But defender Virgil van Dijk has shown how ready the club is for their tough run of games.
Klopp builds for the future
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has given a glimpse of what life could be like for the club after star players Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah left.
The two forwards could leave the Anfield club as early as this summer as their contracts expire at the end of next season. That has led to Liverpool fans fearing the future without their two African stars as their squad will be noticeably weaker if both depart.
But Liverpool’s FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest gave a glimpse of how the Reds could line up and play without them both.
Liverpool have suffered a blow to their hopes of signing Bukayo Saka from Arsenal after the London club began negotiations over a new deal for the winger.
Saka’s current deal at the Emirates expires in 2023, meaning the Gunners could be in a relatively weak position should the player seek a move in the near future. But their situation could be bolstered if Saka signs a new contract with the club – dealing a serious blow to Liverpool’s hopes of signing him.
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