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Liverpool’s preparations for the 2021/22 are already well underway, with the majority of the squad working hard with Jurgen Klopp at a pre-season camp in Austria.
But while the players are either focusing on fitness or recuperation following participation in Euro 2020 or the Copa America, the club’s recruitment staff are working on a different aspect.
The Reds worked quickly to land Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig early in the transfer window, but the centre-back is not expected to be the only new arrival this off-season.
It’s not all about incomings and work goes on in trying to tie key players down to new contracts and offload those not wanted by Klopp.
With that in mind, here are the latest rumours around Liverpool.
Henderson's Liverpool future uncertain
Liverpool have not made any progress on a new contract for Henderson
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Jordan Henderson is facing a vitally important couple of weeks, with his long-term future at Liverpool now the subject of speculation.
Henderson is a crucial player for Klopp but has entered the final two years of his current contract and, at the age of 31, faces some uncertainty.
According to The Athletic , Liverpool have been in discussions with Henderson and his representatives for some time, yet no progress has been made on agreeing a new deal.
Fenway Sports Group, the club’s owners, have already shown their ruthless side by letting Gini Wijnaldum join Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer and there is some suggestion the same could happen with Henderson.
PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino is a big fan of Henderson’s and is ‘keeping a close eye on developments’, while Atletico Madrid are also in the picture, with former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez a potential advocate for his signing.
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Reds in the race for Chelsea star
Liverpool are one of four Premier League clubs interested in Bate
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Liverpool are one of four Premier League clubs reportedly interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Lewis Bate.
The England Under-19 international has entered the final 12 months of his contract with the Blues and has delayed signing an extension as he weighs up his options.
His current impasse over a contract has left Liverpool, West Ham, Leeds and Southampton interested in luring him away from Cobham, according to the Daily Mail .
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Bate has been with Chelsea since the age of eight and has been one of the club’s stars at academy level and has made the first-team bench on three occasions.
Liverpool have previous in signing exciting young Chelsea players, having picked up Dominic Solanke in the summer of 2017 upon the expiry of his Blues contract.
Fulham interested in Wilson
Wilson is expected to leave Liverpool permanently this summer
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Liverpool are keen to offload Harry Wilson this summer in order to bolster their transfer kitty and Fulham could be willing to pay the Reds’ asking price.
Wilson has spent time on loan with Hull, Derby, Bournemouth and Cardiff in the Championship and appears likely to drop down a division permanently this summer.
The 24-year-old has accepted the need to move for his career and personal terms won’t be an issue, but Goal reports Liverpool’s asking price of £15million could be a sticking point.
The club rejected a deal worth £12m from Burnley last year, but believe Wilson is worth more now, having scored seven goals in 38 appearances for Cardiff last season and featured for Wales at Euro 2020.
Brentford and Benfica are interested in him, but Liverpool want a permanent transfer not a loan, meaning Fulham is the likeliest option.