Date: 25th July 2023 at 5:08pm
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Liverpool were held to a 4-4 draw by German side Furth in their latest pre-season friendly on Monday. 

Darwin Nunez netted a brace against the German outfit, while Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah were also on the scoresheet but unable to prevent the Reds from being held to a draw.

Manager Jurgen Klopp will be keen to ensure his squad are prepared for the upcoming season after a disappointing fifth-placed finish last term, but it appears that the Merseyside outfit have had an offer rejected for one of their top targets.

As per The Athletic, Liverpool have had their opening offer for Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia rejected by the Championship club.

The report claims that the Reds have had a bid worth around £37 million rejected by the Saints, who are adamant that their valuation of £50 million must be met in order for the player to be sold.

Lavia, 19, joined Southampton from Manchester City last summer and enjoyed a superb debut season on the south coast.

Lavia is a target for several Premier League clubs

The Belgian made a total of 34 appearances across all competitions, including 29 in the Premier League, but he was unable to prevent his side from being relegated from the top flight.

The report also claims that personal terms between the player and Liverpool will not be an issue as he is keen on the idea of a move.

Lavia is currently contracted to Southampton until the summer of 2o27, which would put the second tier side a commanding position during any potential negotiations.

Liverpool are in the market for a new midfielder as they look to fill the void left by the departures of Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner, who all left the club when their contracts expired last month.

Fellow midfield duo Jordan Henderson and Fabinho are also expected to depart Anfield this summer, with moves to Al-Ettifaq and Al-Ittihad said to be close to completion.

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