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Liverpool round-up: Jurgen Klopp hints at summer transfers; Andrew Robertsondeal close; Mamadou Sakho denied comeback

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Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he thinks that a move to Anfield is an increasingly attractive proposition for players ahead of what could be a busy summer with transfer activity as he looks to add depth to the squad. The Guardian quote him as saying:

“I think it will be [easier to attract players]. I think that Liverpool at this moment is a really interesting project for players. We cannot say 100% that we will play Champions League football next year but it’s a young team, it’s a fantastic club and it’s a good situation where we really can see the progress of the team.

“I would say together with Tottenham the average age of the team is such that there’s still a lot to come. They are obviously a few steps ahead but they have played longer together. We feel in a good way and, if a player wants to be part of this way, then it’s easier to make this decision this year than last year.”

If the Reds do qualify for the Champions League then it will undoubtedly give the club a huge boost in attempting to persuade their top targets to move to Merseyside this club as they attempt to challenge the likes of Tottenham for the Premier League title next season.

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One of those transfer targets is thought to be Hull City left-back Andrew Robertson, who the Daily Mail claim is close to an £8 million move to Liverpool regardless of Hull’s fate this season as they look to survive a relegation battle. The Scotland international has been a regular for both Mike Phelan and Marcos Silva this season.

Klopp is thought to see Robertson as a first team player who can continue to grow, allowing James Milner to move back into midfield and only be used at left-back as cover, with Alberto Moreno likely to leave the club when the transfer window re-opens in the summer months.

Another man expected to follow Moreno out of the door is Mamadou Sakho as Sky Sports believe that the Frenchman has no future at the club. Currently on loan at Crystal Palace, Sakho is ineligible for Sunday’s game between his loan and parent club and will watch on from the stands.

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A number of Premier League and European clubs are thought to be keen on bringing the former Paris Saint-Germain captain to their club and it seems that they will have to do battle to secure his signature in the summer with it looking highly unlikely that he will be at Anfield come September.

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Sam is a Southend United fan and student based in the South-West. He has previously worked for various publications, including FourFourTwo magazine and ITV. Sam also has an extensive knowledge of Spanish football and has previously lived and worked in Spain. Find Sam on Twitter at @samleveridge.

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