Liverpool chase ‘next Fernandes’, Daka ‘agreement’ and goalkeeper set to leave

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp isn’t mucking about as he looks to regain the Premier League title from Manchester City.

The Reds finished 17 points adrift of the Citizens this season in a campaign that completely fell apart after Christmas.

Klopp doesn’t want a repeat of the post-festive collapse and is looking at ways to freshen up his 2020 title-winning side.

Ibrahima Konate has already been brought in to provide competition at the back – and there could be more new faces on the way.

Daily Star Sport have taken a look at three names linked with a move to Anfield, including one who is already tearing it up in the top-flight.

Liverpool battling for ‘next Fernandes’

Manchester United aren’t the only ones eyeing up a move for Sporting Libson ace Pedro Goncalves.

According to various reports, Liverpool are also interested in the midfielder dubbed ‘the next Fernandes.’

Goncalves is under contract with the Portuguese champions until 2025 but has a £52m release clause in his contract.

Daka ‘agreement’

The saying used to go that Red Bull gives you wings, but this summer Red Bull appear to be giving Liverpool a hand in the transfer market.

After securing Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig, Klopp is reportedly now going after RB Salzburg centre-forward Patson Daka.

Daka, 22, has 29 goals this season and could complete a move to Anfield “in the coming days”, according to Spanish outlet Todofichajes.

Goalkeeper set to leave

While Reds number one Alisson is set to sign a new one-year-deal at Anfield, understudy Caoimhin Kelleher is ready to go out on loan.

That's according to The Daily Mail, who report the 22-year-old will be loaned out to gain more first-team experience.

The Irishman has made five appearances for Jurgen Klopp this season but needs more game time if he is to develop and challenge Alisson for the number one spot.

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