Date: 28th April 2023 at 6:41am
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Liverpool kept alive their slim hopes of finishing in the Premier League’s top four with a 2-1 win over West Ham United on Wednesday. 

Jurgen Klopp’s side initially fell behind against The Hammers, with Lucas Paqueta opening the scoring for the home side at The London Stadium.

The Reds responded well, though, and secured three points courtesy of goals from Cody Gakpo and Joel Matip.

Next up for Jurgen Klopp’s side is a crucial game against fellow Champions League hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Sunday.

In the meantime, it appears that Liverpool’s pursuit of a Premier League star could soon fall through.

According to Football Insider, The Reds’ bid to sign Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount could collapse if they fail to qualify for the Champions League next term.

It is claimed that the midfielder’s priority is to continue playing at the highest level and competing for trophies, although Liverpool may not be able to offer that if they have to settle for Europa League football next term.

Mount’s future remains uncertain as he nears the final 12 months of his final deal

Mount, 24, made his senior debut for boyhood club Chelsea in 2019 and has now played 195 times for the club, scoring 33 goals and providing 37 assists.

His contract is set to expire next summer, though, and talks between his representatives and his current employers have so far failed to progress.

That has prompted other clubs to show interest in the England international, and Liverpool are said to be one of the favourites to sign Mount if he were to leave Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal, Newcastle United and Manchester United are also said to be keeping tabs on the Englishman, and all three would likely boast the added lure of Champions League football next season.

Mount has struggled for game time recently, making just one substitute appearance across Chelsea’s last eight league games as he has battled a pelvic injury.

The midfielder has now almost certainly been ruled out for the remainder of the current campaign, which could mean that he has played his final game for the club.

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