Date: 14th May 2021 at 12:37pm
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In spite of yet another makeshift defensive line, Jurgen Klopp saw his Liverpool side fly through Manchester United at will; keeping last season’s title winners’ top-four hopes alive. 

A brace from Roberto Firmino, as well as goals from Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah, secured a magnificent 4-2 away win at Old Trafford, a ground where victory has always eluded Klopp, until now.

It could not have come at a better time for Liverpool as Chelsea’s defeat at home to Arsenal the day before, means the Reds are just four points behind the fourth placed Blues.

As well as this, the timing could not have been better as Thomas Tuchel’s side will take on Leicester City next week; therefore, if Liverpool overcome West Bromwich Albion in the Hawthorns, they will be within touching distance of the Champions League places.

While this season has been miles away from the dizzying heights of the previous season, when they won their first ever Premier League title, Klopp’s men could be well and truly satisfied considering the monumental injuries they have endured, particularly to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.

However, according to reports from Spanish news site Fichajes Liverpool could be set to part with midfielder Naby Keita, as Atletico Madrid have allegedly expressed an interest in the dynamic midfielder.

Keita has only made 10 League appearances this season.

Keita arrived at Anfield from RB Leipzig with a whopping £48 million price tag, however, injuries and inconsistency has hampered his performances and his chances on Merseyside.

He has constantly been behind the likes of Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson and summer signing Thiago Alcantara, despite the latter’s struggles to light up English football to date.

Simeone is reported to be very interested in the Guinea international and it is also said he could be Atletico’s first move in the summer, with Arsenal loanee Lucas Torreira likely to be returning to the Emirates at the end of his loan.

Keita’s transfer was initially a club transfer record at the time, as his fee was agreed months in advance, however, this was very quickly broken with the arrivals of Virgil van Dijk and Alisson.

This summer could be a huge one for Liverpool if they want to recover lost ground on the likes of Manchester City and United; however, if their victory at Old Trafford is anything to go by they will not be down for long.

 
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