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Liverpool transfer latest: Talks for Anthony Gordon collapse, Mamardashvili & Bento on goalkeeping shortlist

Liverpool are still interested in a move for Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon even though talks over a summer transfer broke down this week, according the The Guardian

The Reds have been sniffing around the former Everton man for some time and could still move for him later in the transfer window.

Gordon enjoyed a breakout season last term, bagging 11 goals and ten assists (16 big chances created) in 35 Premier League appearances for the Magpies.

Liverpool could use that kind of production on the left flank after watching Luis Diaz deliver only eight goals and five assists.

The Reds reportedly refused to add Jarell Quansah to sweeten their offer, which caused talks with Newcastle for the lifelong Liverpool fan to collapse.

However, Liverpool’s interest in Gordon is not going away, and with Newcastle struggling to comply with the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR), both parties could revisit the deal.

Meanwhile, Liverpool’s goalkeeper search is also reportedly heating up. The Reds still have Alisson Becker on their books, but Caoimhin Kelleher is pushing to move to a club where he can be the first-choice goalie.

Also, third-choice keeper Adrian San Miguel is set to leave for boyhood club Real Betis, forcing Liverpool into the market.

According to Marca, Liverpool are trying to hijack Newcastle’s deal for Valencia’s Giorgi Mamardashvili, who has been a standout at the European Championship. 

The 6ft6in Georgian has prevented 3.58 goals at Euro 2024, continuing his fine form. During the 2023/24 La Liga campaign, Mamardashvili recorded the best goals prevented number (9.26).

The 23-year-old is one of the most promising European goalkeepers, and Liverpool want to pip the Magpies to his signature.

However, per reports in Brazil, Liverpool are keeping an eye on Athletico Paranaense goalkeeper Bento Krepski.

The Brazilian international is considered the best in the domestic league and has been tipped for a move to Europe.

The 25-year-old could find the perfect landing spot in Merseyside, where he would be with his international teammate Alisson and legendary Brazilian goalkeeper/goalkeeping coach Claudio Taffarel.

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