Liverpool news LIVE: Klopp backed to resist breaking club-record transfer, £101m clause

Liverpool news LIVE updates: All the latest news and transfer gossip from Anfield

Thursday, February 6

  • Philippe Coutinho could improve Liverpool’s chances of signing Kai Havertz
  • Steve McManaman has urged Liverpool not to break the bank for Jadon Sancho
  • Peterborough United rejected multiple approaches for teenage striker Ricky-Jade Jones
  • Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Leeds were all interested

Kai Havertz to Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho could improve Liverpool and Manchester United’s chances of signing Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz.

Havertz, 20, is considered one of the brightest prospects in European football and has been linked with mega-money moves to Liverpool and Manchester United.

He’s also a target for Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

However, The Mirror claim they’ll only battle the Premier League duo for his services IF they decline to exercise Coutinho’s £101million purchase option from Barcelona.

Jadon Sancho gamble

Steve McManaman has urged Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp not to break the bank for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.

Over the last few months, the England international has been linked with a mega-money move to Anfield with some reporting his valuation at £126million.

That’s £50m more than the club’s current record signing of £76m spent on Virgil van Dijk and McManaman doesn’t think it’s necessary.

“I think he’d prefer to go somewhere where he will start week-in and week-out,” the former Liverpool midfielder said of Sancho during an interview with “I don’t think there’s any problem with that.

“The other thing is the cost implications. How much is he going to cost? It’s a big outlay for a player and in all honesty, Liverpool’s young players are all doing well themselves and Jurgen Klopp seems to want to give them a go.”

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Ricky-Jade Jones snub

Peterborough United rejected multiple approaches for teenage striker Ricky-Jade Jones.

That’s according to the League One club’s director of football Barry Fry, who claims Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Leeds were trying to sign the 17-year-old.

“We had more clubs interested in Ricky in January than we did in Ivan Toney,” Fry told the Peterborough Telegraph. “They were all after him. United, Liverpool, Arsenal, but we told them all the same thing and that it was a waste of time bidding as we were determined to hold on to him.

“Leeds were actually the most determined to sign Ricky. They were on several times as they think Ricky is going to be the next Tammy Abraham. I told them if that’s the case he must be worth £15 million already!”


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