News, rumors, gossip and speculation about Liverpool, including the latest information on Raphael Varane, Kalidou Koulibaly, Jurgen Klopp, Thiago Alcantara, Diogo Jota, Virgil van Dijk and more

Welcome to the Liverpool ECHO Live Blog on Monday for your latest Liverpool news, rumors and transfer gossip

The ECHO will provide up-to-date stories, reactions and commentary on all the major talking points from Anfield and will keep an eye on the gossip in the transfer market from around the world

According to reports, Liverpool will replace Raphael Varane this summer, Kalidou Koulibaly will move to Bayern Munich and the Reds’ bosses are reportedly fearing Jürgen Klopp’s exit

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Chris Wilder believes Liverpool will remain one of the best teams in Europe after the Reds got past their Sheffield United side

The champions ended four consecutive Premier League defeats on Sunday night at Bramall Lane with a comfortable 2-0 triumph

Curtis Jones opened the goal shortly after the break before a shot by Roberto Firmino deflected off center-back Kean Bryan

The midfielder came to Anfield from Bayern Munich in the summer, but has so far had difficulty making an impression as Jürgen Klopp’s team has been in poor form since the turn of the year

However, Phillips believes that Thiago will be more effective next season if he expects Liverpool to work better

“Liverpool will be back, they are just having one terrible season, bad luck, everything that can go wrong has gone wrong

“He looked good at times but we haven’t seen the best of him and I don’t think we’ll do it until next season when everyone is fit again”

“Then he could have a massive impact in the Premier League and on this side of Liverpool. He’s going to explode at some point and play the big games, he’s so good”

According to reports from Spain, Liverpool will try to take advantage of Raphael Varane’s stalled contract negotiations at Real Madrid by signing him this summer

Varane has entered the last 17 months of his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu and has been increasingly associated with moving from Spain

And now AS claims through Der Spiegel that Varane’s future is more uncertain than ever as talks about extending his contract have stalled

The report adds that Real Madrid no longer consider Varane a must-have and reportedly will be listening to offers of € 70m (£ 61m) this summer, with the Reds allegedly considering a move

Let’s start the day with a hearing from Jurgen Klopp following the win over Sheffield United last night

Stay tuned for the post-game reaction, as well as the latest news and transfer rumors from the Reds

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