Date: 5th April 2024 at 8:45am
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Liverpool moved a step closer to the Premier League title with victory over Sheffield United at Anfield on Thursday evening. 

The Reds had dropped into second place in the top flight table after Arsenal defeated Luton Town on Wednesday, but Jurgen Klopp’s side beat the Blades 3-1 to return to top spot.

Darwin Nunez put the Merseyside outfit in front when he closed down goalkeeper Ivo Grbic’s clearance, but the visitors drew level after the break when Conor Bradley diverted the ball past his own ‘keeper, Caoimhin Kelleher.

The game looked to be heading for a draw until midfielder Alexis Mac Allister’s stunning strike put the hosts back in front, sparking wild celebrations at Anfield.

Substitute Cody Gakpo then added a third to ensure victory for Klopp’s side, who sit two points clear at the top.

While Klopp himself is set to leave the club this summer, it appears that those in charge of recruitment are already working hard ahead of the upcoming transfer window.

Valverde has attracted interest from Liverpool

According to El Debate via CaughtOffside, Liverpool have made a staggering £129 offer for Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde.

The Uruguayan has been instrumental to Carlo Ancelotti’s side in recent seasons, but the report claims that Liverpool are ‘fixated’ with the player.

Valverde, 25, joined the Spanish giants from Uruguayan side Penarol in 2016, initially joining RM Castilla.

He has made more than 240 appearances for Real across all competitions, scoring 19 goals and providing 23 assists.

Last summer, Liverpool underwent a complete overhaul of their midfield, with the likes of Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita all departing.

Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai and Ryan Gravenberch were among those that arrived at Anfield, but it appears that those running the club are still keen to bolster their midfield ranks.

Valverde’s current contract with Real Madrid is set to run until the end of the 2028/29 campaign.

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