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Liverpool Offer First Team Duo Up As Part Of Deal For La Liga Star

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Liverpool Offer First Team Duo Up As Part Of Deal For La Liga Star

Liverpool are reportedly set to offer TWO first-team players in an attempt to capture one of their main transfer targets.

Liverpool could offer up one of either Divock Origi or Xherdan Shaqiri in a bid to land Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid this summer.

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Diego Simeone is thought to be prepared to listen to offers for the Spanish midfielder, with Barcelona also keen on snapping up the 26-year-old.

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Mundo Deportivo claim that Liverpool have had their opening bid of £34 million rejected, with Atletico not budging on their £42 million valuation.

Jurgen Klopp is looking for a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum, after letting the Dutch international leave on a free transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.

The Reds have been linked with a host of players including including Youri Tielemans, who would fit perfectly into Klopp's side.

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However, Saul appears to be the name cropping up most often in talks.

The talented midfielder has been a large cog in Simeone's side for a number of years, making 337 appearances and scoring 43 goals.

But the box-to-box star played a limited role in Atletico's recent title-winning campaign and is keen to move to a club that can guarantee him first-team football.

The Express claim transfer chief Michael Edwards may look to put a player-plus-cash deal on the table including Origi or Shaqiri in order to lure Saul away from Madrid.

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Origi has spent the majority of his Liverpool career as an impact substitute, benching behind Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

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Last season's acquisition of Diogo Jota has pushed the Belgian even further down the pecking order.

Should Atletico want a player who can fill the void that Saul would leave, then Shaqiri may be a more viable option for them.

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The playmaker enjoyed a successful Euro 2020 campaign with Switzerland but seems to have his opportunities under Klopp limited going forward.

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Another player linked with a move Anfield is promising Netherlands man, Donyell Malen.

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, UEFA, Premier League, Divock Origi, Xherdan Shaqiri

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