Liverpool news LIVE: Timo Werner twist, £40m Arsenal target interest, next fixture hint

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Saturday, May 2

Liverpool have decided to cut back on their spending for the transfer window which will impact their hopes of signing Timo Werner

The Reds are showing interest in £40million-rated Arsenal and Manchester United target Wissam Ben Yedder

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Timo Werner transfer twist

Liverpool are set to abandon a move for Timo Werner because of the coronavirus crisis.

The RB Leipzig hotshot was thought to be a leading transfer target for Jurgen Klopp but the Daily Mirror claim Anfield bosses are likely to spend nothing on new players this summer.

Werner would have cost around £50m while a planned swoop for Lyon’s Houssem Aouar has also been shelved.

Manchester United and Chelsea are also interested in Werner.

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Wissam Ben Yedder transfer interest

Liverpool are showing interest in Monaco forward Wissam Ben Yedder, according to the Daily Mail.

The 29-year-old is set to leave the Ligue 1 outfit at the end of the season and is rated at £40million.

Manchester United and Arsenal are also reportedly monitoring Ben Yedder.

The Frenchman has scored 19 goals in 31 appearances in all competitions for Monaco this season.

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Liverpool’s next fixture hint

Liverpool’s possible return to Premier League action may have been accidentally leaked by the club’s main sponsor, Standard Chartered.

The champions-elect have not played in the league since the 2-1 victory against Bournemouth at Anfield on March 7, with a return to action in June earmarked by league bosses.

Liverpool’s shirt sponsor have their own app called Stand Red, which allows fans to see a countdown timer for the team’s next match.

And on Saturday, the app showed Liverpool’s next match as being away at Everton – at an unspecified venue – on Tuesday June 16, with a 9pm kick-off.

It could be an error, given the unusual kick-off time, although the date is coincidentally close to the weekend in which the Premier League plans to return.

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