Liverpool news round-up: Kalidou Koulibaly chase, Mo Salah fitness

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Liverpool face Everton this week.

There are less than seven days to wait for the champions-in-waiting to be back in action, and they could well be crowned this week.

Indeed, Manchester City take on Arsenal on Wednesday and, should the Gunners win, Jurgen Klopp’s men will only need to beat the Toffees to win the title.

It remains to be seen if the stars will align but we can all look forward to watching the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Virgil van Dijk in action once again.

GIVEMESPORT has taken a look at the best headlines surrounding the club as football nears its return.

Take a look at the best of the headlines below!

Koulibaly interest

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According to a report from Il Mattino, via Sport Witness, Kalidou Koulibaly could well be on his way to Liverpool.

Indeed, the report states that he has been informed by his agent of interest from the Reds, Manchester United, PSG and Manchester City.

He would cost around €90 million (£80.7m) but there is said to be no way that interested clubs will part with that amount; he will be 29 in June.

It remains to be seen if his agent can convince Napoli to lower his asking price and allow interested clubs to come forward with a proposal.

Salah & Robertson fitness

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Both Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson will be fit to face Everton this weekend, according to a tweet from The Daily Mail’s Dominic King.

The Reds faced Blackburn Rovers last week in a friendly and both players sat out that game, per King's tweet.

However, they were both back on the pitch when an inter-squad friendly took place at Anfield on Sunday.

And that means that manager Jurgen Klopp has a full squad to choose from ahead of the clash with the Toffees.

Thompson slams Reds

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Phil Thompson has hit out at Liverpool for failing to agree a deal to sign Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.

The striker is instead set to join Chelsea, despite being linked with a move to Anfield for some time.

Werner has scored 92 goals in 156 games for Leipzig and Thompson thinks the Reds missed a trick by letting him slip through their fingers.

Speaking to Sky Sports, via Metro, he said: “I think you should always try and improve.

“When you’re on the up, when you’re playing well, that is when you should look to back it up.

“I would have loved to have seen him come but Liverpool have not done that, they’re looking at it and it’s probably costing too much.

“Timo Werner will be going, “Maybe I might not get in there” and maybe [Jurgen] Klopp is thinking, ‘We can’t afford to have somebody for that price just sitting on the bench’.

“He’ll [Werner] be alright for three or four years and I would have took that risk. If he wanted to come I think you have to improve your team when you’re on top and he would have improved us.”

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