‘Extraordinary’ – Liverpool ready to spend £54m on Serie A ‘Shadow wizard’ to remove Mo Salah

Jürgen Klopp is looking towards a big summer ahead with plenty of transfer business expected at the club.

Liverpool transfer news – Federico Chiesa

According to reports in Italy, Liverpool are considering selling Mohamed Salah and replacing him with Chiesa, with the Egypt international struggling to hit the heights of recent seasons during the current campaign.

Salah will have turned 31 by the time the 2023/24 Premier League season kicks off, with the Reds weighing up the prospect of refreshing their front line with younger alternatives.

Klopp has already welcomed PSV Eindhoven and Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo during the January transfer window in a deal worth almost £44m, which looks set to be the start of a rebuilding process at Anfield.

Transfer insider Dean Jones had suggested to GiveMeSport during the last month that Liverpool always had the potential to make one more surprise signing before the closure of the January transfer window, but no moves ever came to fruition for the Merseyside outfit.

And O’Rourke believes that a switch for Chiesa could happen in the summer, though other Premier League sides are likely to be monitoring the situation of the Juventus star.

What has O’Rourke said about Liverpool and Chiesa?

O’Rourke told GiveMeSport: “Maybe in the summer, he might have the likes of Liverpool and other Premier League clubs looking at him and seeing if they can capitalise on Juventus’ financial situation.”

Would Chiesa be a good signing for Liverpool?

Chiesa – who has previously been described as a “wizard” by podcaster Roger Bennett – would likely be an excellent signing for Liverpool, with the 25-year-old enjoying an impressive spell with Juventus.

The £54m signing has made 69 appearances for the Old Lady, hitting the back of the net 19 times whilst providing 16 assists, showing that he is capable of being a threat in front of goal regularly.

However, the 40-cap Italy international has struggled for playing time this campaign having recently recovered from a cruciate ligament rupture, meaning that he has only been able to earn an average WhoScored rating of 6.43 for his 208 minutes worth of action in Serie A.

Therefore, Klopp will be hoping that the Euro 2020 winner will be able to regain his match sharpness during the second half of the season as he looks for a long-term replacement for the ever-trusted Salah in his front line.

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Klopp receives boost as Reds ‘key stars’ set to return in next 2 weeks

Full injury updates for Liverpool before their Premier League matchup against Wolves.

When Liverpool visits Wolves on Saturday, they will resume Premier League play.

After being eliminated from the FA Cup following a last-second 2-1 loss at Brighton last weekend, the Reds’ record has continued to sputter this season.

The campaign-long performance of Jurgen Klopp’s team has been underwhelming. They now hold a disappointing ninth place in the league and must fight to advance to the Champions League.

Even yet, Liverpool did triumph 1-0 against Wolves in an FA Cup third-round replay a few weeks ago, and lately, performances have been slightly better. Additionally, the Molineux team has only won one of its last seven games overall.

The Reds have a history of player absences due to injuries, and against Wolves, that trend will continue. Here is a look at the most recent Anfield injury situation.

1. Ibrahima Konate – hamstring

The defeat against Brighton caused the center-problem. back’s Konate is expected to miss two to three weeks. Tuesday, February 21, Real Madrid (H), potential rematch.

2. Virgil van Dijk – hamstring

The defender has missed the past five games. Klopp said last week that van Dijk would be out for a couple of more weeks. Potential return game: Everton (H), Mon 14 Feb or Newcastle (A), Sat 18 Feb.

3. Diogo Jota – calf

Since October, the striker has been missing. Jota won’t begin team training for a few weeks, according to Klopp’s last week’s announcement. Given the length of his layoff, he will also need time to improve his fitness. Potential follow-up match: Newcastle (A), February 18

4. Roberto Firmino – calf

It had been anticipated that the Brazilian would only miss a few days of work, but he reported feeling something again. In the past week, Jurgen Klopp has provided some glimmer of hope by stating that Roberto Firmino is only a few of weeks away from making a full recovery and returning to training. Not applicable: potential return game.

5. Luis Diaz – knee

The winger suffered a setback in his recovery, having been absent since early October. Diaz isn’t expected to be back until at least March. Potential return game: N/A

Liverpool now have their hands on a player with ‘loads of potential’

When they selected Cody Gakpo, Liverpool acquired a guy with “plenty of potential,” according to Steve Nicol. Their January was saved by him.

It’s reasonable to say that Liverpool didn’t have the January that supporters had hoped for. Despite it being obvious throughout the summer that the Reds needed a midfielder, the entire transfer window passed without them adding one.

Liverpool actually acknowledged as much when it signed Arthur Melo on the last day of the summer transfer window. Only the Brazilian, who had surgery, has played 13 minutes.

But last month, the club decided against making a deal to remedy the issue. The winter was not considered a success by many fans.

Despite this, they were still able to make one sensational signing. Cody Gakpo, a tremendously gifted forward, joined the team from PSV Eindhoven. No, he isn’t the midfielder that was requested, but he is a great addition.

Steve Nicol, a former player for Liverpool, talked about the entire transfer window and gave the Reds a “C” for their efforts. Without Gakpo, it would have been a lot worse.

He told ESPN, “Gakpo’s a wonderful signing. “He’s still a young player, but there’s no denying that he has a lot of potential.

“Let’s just say [Jurgen Klopp] hasn’t signed another Arthur. That wasn’t one of them since it was a total mess.

This player can play, and he will unquestionably benefit Liverpool in the long run.

Cody Gakpo at Liverpool

Gakpo hasn’t exactly performed at his peak in Red, but he has a challenging assignment ahead of him. He’s only 23 years old, playing for a new club in a foreign nation with a different style of play, and joining a struggling team.

For everyone, that makes things challenging. Even Mohamed Salah isn’t performing to his full potential. Gakpo’s current role as a striker, which he dislikes, is the icing on the cake.

Therefore, we cannot yet pass judgment on him. Anyone has watched Gakpo play for PSV or the Netherlands is aware of his incredible talent and the potential for his career at Liverpool.

If only he could move into the middle of the field.