Date: 2nd September 2023 at 10:13am
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Liverpool will be hoping to continue their impressive start to the new season by beating Aston Villa on Sunday. 

The Reds have so far drawn against Chelsea, before beating Bournemouth and Newcastle United, leaving them fourth in the Premier League table at present.

Jurgen Klopp will have been pleased at the arrival of midfielder Ryan Gravenberch from Bayern Munich on Friday, with the Dutchman bolstering his options and completing a huge midfield overhaul.

Naby Keita, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all departed Anfield when their contracts expired in July, before both Jordan Henderson and Fabinho were sold to Saudi Arabian clubs.

The Reds replaced the outgoing midfielders with Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo and Gravenberch.

Another player that was linked with a move away from Merseyside was Mohamed Salah, although the Egyptian has stayed put for now.

Salah was the subject of a huge offer from Saudi Arabia on Friday

However, it appears that Liverpool are expecting further interest in the player in the coming weeks.

According to Football Insider, the Reds are expecting Saudi side Al-Ittihad to return with an improved offer for Salah after having their first bid rejected.

On Friday, the Pro League outfit submitted a staggering offer for the forward, consisting of an initial £100 million that could have risen to £150 million.

The offer was rejected instantly by Liverpool, but the report claims that the Premier League side are wary that the player’s camp may have suggested to Al-Ittihad that he would be keen on the move.

It is claimed that Al-Ittihad could return with an offer of £150 million, potentially rising to a world-record £200 million.

Saudi Arabian clubs boast an advantage over European sides, with the transfer window in the Middle East remaining open until September 7.

Salah, 31, joined Liverpool from Serie A side Roma back in 2017 and has since been one of the most prolific forwards in Europe.

The Egypt international has scored 187 goals in 308 matches across all competitions for the Reds, as well as providing 81 assists.

Last summer he signed a new contract with Liverpool, keeping him at the club until 2025.

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