Liverpool have had a relatively quiet transfer window thus far. The Reds have been patiently weighing up their options with little reason to make sweeping changes. We have seen Dejan Lovren depart and Kostas Tsimikas arrive but nothing else of note. We could yet see more departures before the start of the season; according to the Mirror, Leeds United are chasing Liverpool duo Divock Origi and Rhian Brewster.
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Leeds United are returning to the Premier League this season after a 16 year absence.
The Yorkshire side were once a mainstay of the top flight, enjoying a bitter rivalry with Manchester United and a less bitter rivalry with Liverpool.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side will provide tough opposition throughout the season having been thoroughly impressive in their Championship winning campaign.
Despite their heroics in the division below the club will need reinforcements if they are to consolidate their position in the top flight.
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Leeds want Liverpool duo
According to the Daily Mirror the Peacocks are hoping to sign Odsonne Edouard from Celtic this summer.
However, should they fail to land the in demand forward then Leeds will allegedly turn to Liverpool pair Divock Origi and Rhian Brewster.
United will reportedly want to sign Big Div permanently and Brewster on a loan deal.
What RTK has to say
Leeds wanting two Liverpool players at once should come as little surprise given the talent in the ranks.
It’s hard to imagine the club being willing to let both Origi and Brewster leave at once without bringing in another striker or two.
If the Reds were to land reported long term target Adama Traore then these moves begin to make more sense but giving up two forwards without replacement would be bizarre.
Origi is at a stage in his career where he needs to be a first choice striker if he is to realise his potential, he’s given us some incredible memories so we won’t begrudge him wanting to leave.
Rhian Brewster could also do with regular game time but this is a less pressing concern and there’s no chance of him leaving permanently.