Liverpool transfer round-up as Klopp urged to sign Tielemans after latest twist

After making RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate their first signing of the summer, Liverpool are ahead of the game when it comes to their transfer business.

Where Arsenal, Chelsea, Leicester, Tottenham and the Manchester clubs are yet to bring in any new players, Jurgen Klopp has already addressed one of his biggest problem positions.

There’s still work to be done, however, with Klopp looking to revitalise his squad before the start of the season.

He may have nabbed third spot and qualified for the Champions League next term, but he will want to make amends for Liverpool’s meek title defence.

There are still areas of the team that need strengthening, not least in midfield where they are set to lose Georginio WIjnaldum.

Here’s Wednesday’s Liverpool transfer round-up with all the latest developments.

Klopp urged to sign Tielemans

Would Youri Tielemans be a good fit at Liverpool?

While he’s a different sort of midfielder to Wijnaldum, Youri Tielemans would certainly be an interesting signing.

Having scored an absolute screamer to win the FA Cup final for Leicester, his cachet has never been higher.

Speaking to Football Insider, former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell has claimed that Tielemans has what it takes to be a success at Anfield. “I think he would fit in at Liverpool perfectly,” he said.

“He is a very good footballer and he would be very capable of filling the void left by Wijnaldum.

“Listen, when you are Liverpool and you lose a player like Wijnaldum you have to replace him with quality. Wijnaldum is so underrated and when he is not there Liverpool miss him… Klopp will buy right though. He knows what he needs and he will purchase correctly.”

Neuhaus denies Bayern deal

Florian Neuhaus in action against Borussia Dortmund in March
Florian Neuhaus in action against Borussia Dortmund in March

Persistently linked with Liverpool in recent months, it seemed like Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus had his heart set on a move elsewhere.

Earlier this week, German outlet Bild reported that Neuhaus had agreed to join Bayern Munich next summer for €40m (£34.5m).

While that would obviously bring Liverpool’s interest to an end, there could be a twist in the tale.

According to TZ’s chief sports reporter Manuel Bonke, Neuhaus has denied that he has an agreement in place to move to Bayern in 2022.

“I have not signed a contract anywhere except with Borussia Monchengladbach,” he said. “I feel very much at home there at the moment.”

Interest in Van den Berg

Sepp van den Berg has attracted interest at home and abroad

Liverpool youngster Sepp van den Berg is in high demand at the moment, having impressed at Preston North End across the second half of last season.

The Liverpool Echo reports that Preston are interested in bringing him back for another loan spell next term, though several other Championship clubs are interested in his services.

The Reds have also had contact from clubs in Germany and Switzerland, so the 19-year-old will not be short of options this summer.

A Dutch youth international, Van den Berg joined from PEC Zwolle in 2019 for an initial £1.3m fee.

He has made four appearances for Liverpool in all competitions so far, though none in the Premier League.

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