Liverpool’s quest for a treble intensifies this week. Jurgen Klopp’s side will play in the Champions League ahead of their biggest Premier League game.
The Reds face Manchester City next Sunday but have a tough trip to Benfica in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday.
Today’s roundup features transfer talks with Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi, as well as information from Jurgen Klopp. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the latest stories featuring the Reds as of April 4, 2022.
Klopp happy with Salah contract talks
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed he is happy the club and Mohamed Salah’s representatives are in contact with each other over a new contract for the Egyptian.
“I’m happy because there’s nothing new to say. It’s just good. The playoffs talk to each other and that’s all I need.”
Salah hasn’t signed an extension yet but is close to agreeing a new deal. Liverpool are ready (h/t Mirror) to add a further year to the initial three-year deal they had planned.
The 29-year-old winger has scored just one goal in his last six games in all competitions. He hopes to improve on his tally of 28 goals in the coming weeks.
Liverpool will have a full squad for Benfica clash
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed the club will have a full squad to choose from for Tuesday’s clash against Benfica.
Klopp told reporters:
“Yeah, full squad available, absolutely. Curtis was just a little bloated, [it] disappeared then overnight, fine. Same with Joel, which is really helpful as he looked really weird. Yeah, and Trent has trained now for four or five days, I don’t know exactly, but yeah, he’s ready as well.
The Reds hope to avoid a surprise in the first leg of the quarter-final on Tuesday and come away with a advantage of Luz Stadium.
Fenerbahce joins race to sign Origi
According to Turkish source Takvim, Fenerbahce are interested in signing Divock Origi and have opened talks with the Belgian side.
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 contract.
It remains to be seen whether the Belgian will accept Fenerbahce’s three-year contract, as reported by Takvim.
Origi has been on the sidelines for Liverpool this season and has started just five times for the Reds.