Liverpool news round-up: Duo set for new deals, Ousmane Dembele latest

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Liverpool certainly aren’t signing Timo Werner.

The story has been running and running, linking the Reds with a move at various points.

However, he is now set to move to Chelsea instead, with the Blues agreeing to pay his release clause to extricate him from RB Leipzig.

How Liverpool rebound from this is, really, anyone’s guess; they’ll probably just go and win the Premier League title.

Nevertheless, it’s worth taking a look at the headlines surrounding the Reds as the season prepares to resume.

Take a look below!

Liverpool move for Dembele for one reason

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In previous round-ups, we have brought you news of Liverpool’s interest in Ousmane Dembele.

And Football Insider now claims that the Reds are keen to sign him because manager Jurgen Klopp rates him higher than Werner.

Now, this could well simply be a smokescreen to cover for the Reds’ inability to finance a deal for the Germany international but the report states that Klopp thinks Dembele is an outstanding matchwinner.

A loan-to-buy bid has been tabled, though they claim that Dembele is determined to prove himself at Camp Nou.

Expect another saga to develop here.

When Liverpool can win the league

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Now that the Premier League fixtures have been confirmed, we have some clarity on when exactly Liverpool could lift their first Premier League title since 1990.

And the good news, per The Daily Mirror, is that it could happen before the end of the month.

The Reds need just six points but they could be crowned on June 21 if they beat Everton in what is sure to be a highly-charged Merseyside derby.

Second-placed Manchester City will play first, against Arsenal on June 17, and if they lose, the Reds will only need to beat the Toffees.

Otherwise, they will win the title if they beat Crystal Palace on June 24 though there is also the possibility of the Reds being crowned without playing; City play Burnley on June 22 and, should results have gone the way of Jurgen Klopp’s men, they could be gifted the title if the Blues drop points.

Duo set for new deals

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The Independent reports that, despite interest in Werner, Liverpool were always planning for a quiet summer.

And they also claim that the Reds are prioritising new contracts for two key players: Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker.

The former has a deal until 2023 while the goalkeeper is tied to the Reds until 2024.

Nevertheless, it appears that the Reds are keen to ensure that they are not even remotely tempted by the prospect of an Anfield exit.

Expect them to be announced at some point this summer.

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