Liverpool: £20m bid for Celtic striker; injury latest on duo; Woodburn back training
Jurgen Klopp is said to be lining up a move for Celtic striker Moussa Dembele worth £20 million, according to Glasgow Live. They claim that the offer would involve £10 million up front and a further £10 million in add-ons for the forward who has already scored 17 goals in 27 games for the Hoops since signing from Fulham in the summer.
The 20-year-old would also see his wages increase three-fold from £20,000 per week to £60,000 per week should he move to Merseyside, with Klopp keen to add greater depth to his attack and Dembele fitting the perfect mould for what the German manager wants from his attack with pace and movement vital.
Roberto Firmino and Joel Matip are both likely to have recovered from injuries and be available for this weekend’s fixture against Bournemouth after suffering knocks in last weekend’s victory over Sunderland. Jurgen Klopp will be relieved to have the Brazilian back in particular given an injury crisis up front.
Divock Origi is also expected to have overcome a slight knock to be available to start after scoring the crucial winning goal on Saturday to break the deadlock, with Daniel Sturridge the only remaining doubt alongside Phillipe Coutinho’s confirmed absence as Jurgen Klopp will be forced to look for a new look attack.
Only hours after breaking the club record as the youngest ever goalscorer for Liverpool, Ben Woodburn was back in training alongside those who did not take part in Tuesday night’s victory over Leeds to take them to the EFL Cup semi-final.
The 17-year-old is likely to make the bench once again at the weekend, but may find himself forced out should Daniel Sturridge recover from a muscle injury which has kept him out of the past two matches and given Woodburn the opportunity to shine.
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