Saul’s agent speaks out on Liverpool links and Watford’s Sarr stance emerges

Liverpool are stepping up their preparations for the new season with an intense four-week training camp in Austria.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are looking to build on their impressive end of season form, which saw them grab a Champions League place on the final day of the campaign.

Injuries derailed their title challenge last term, but with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all returning to fitness hopes are high.

They have had to deal with the departure of Georgino Wijnaldum however, who joined Paris-Saint Germain earlier this summer.

Ibrahima Konate is Liverpool ’s only senior arrival thus far in what Klopp is describing as a “calm window”.

With Euro 2020 now completed however, things could start to heat up. Here’s the latest batch of Liverpool rumours:

Better call Saul (or his agent)

Saul has been linked with a move to Liverpool

Saul Niguez’s agent has claimed “nothing has been decided”, as Liverpool continue to be linked with a potential move.

Klopp is set to be in the market for a midfield player after Georgino Wijnaldum departed the club after the expiry of his contract.

The 26-year-old has been made available for transfer by Atletico Madrid, with a host of Europe’s top clubs vying for his signature.

Liverpool are believed to be one of those, while a swap deal with Barcelona and Antoine Griezmann has also been mooted.

But Saul’s agent, Joshua Barnett has claimed that there are plenty of options and the player will have the final decision.

“Nothing has been decided, Saul has as many options to stay as to leave,” he said, speaking to Diario AS.

“Saul will do with his future what is best for Saul.”

Sarr latest

Watford are determined to keep hold of Ismaila Sarr
Watford are determined to keep hold of Ismaila Sarr

Watford believe they are in a strong position to retain Ismaila Sarr, despite rumours linking him with a move to Anfield.

Sarr has been a long-term target for Klopp and he made his interest known to the Hornets after their relegation in 2020.

Recent reports have suggested Liverpool could make a fresh approach for the forward, but the Watford Observer suggest that is wide of the mark.

They report that there has been no formal offer or approach and Watford are in a position to rebuff any bids, should they materialise.

Open to offers for Origi

Liverpool are ‘relaxed’ about Divock Origi’s future, but will listen to offers should they come in.

The Belgian is a cult hero at Anfield thanks to his goals in their run to the Champions League in 2019.

But he found his opportunities extremely limited last season, scoring just one goal in all competitions.

Origi's status as a Liverpool hero is safe thanks to his exploits in the 2018/19 Champions League
Origi’s status as a Liverpool hero is safe thanks to his exploits in the 2018/19 Champions League

The arrival of Diogo Jota appeared to push him even further down the pecking order and with Liverpool looking to generate funds in the window is a prime candidate to leave.

But according to the ECHO, there is no rush to sell the striker, but if they receive an acceptable offer he will be allowed to leave.

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