Salah's Olympic role, Nunez HYPE, contract DEADLINE - Liverpool FC news recap

Here’s our Liverpool FC news recap for Thursday, 27 June. We’re back with updates on Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez.

Salah's Olympic role

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah will carry the Egypt flag at the opening ceremony of the 2024 Summer Olympics if he is called up.

The Pharaohs are determined to have the 32-year-old on board as one of their three overage players for the Olympic Games football tournament which gets underway on July 24.

Salah’s participation would cause Liverpool significant pre-season disruption with Arne Slot’s squad due to fly to the United States to undertake matches against Real Betis on July 27 and then Arsenal and Manchester United.

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Bielsa on Darwin Nunez

CONMEBOL Copa America 2024 - Group C Uruguay Vs Panama Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez 19 is celebrating the goal during the CONMEBOL Copa America 2024 group C soccer match between Uruguay and Panama at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, on June 23, 2024. Miami,Florida Florida United States PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxFRA Copyright: xMiguelxRodriguezx originalFilename:rodriguezcarrilo-conmebol240623_npkW0.jpg

Uruguay boss Marcelo Bielsa knows exactly how to get the best out of Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez. He’s explained it in detail.

Darwin Nunez is in absolutely magnificent form for Uruguay under Marcelo Bielsa. The Liverpool striker scored again in their Copa America opener against Panama, scoring his country's second in a 3-1 win.

But that's just the latest. Nunez bagged a hattrick against Mexico in a pre-tournament friendly earlier this month. His form to end 2023 was ridiculously good, too, with goals against Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia (2).

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Salah's contract deadline

Mohamed Salah Egypt

Mohamed Salah Egypt

Liverpool have reportedly set a deadline for contract talks with Mohamed Salah. The Reds even have two replacements shortlisted - just in case.

Teamtalk claim Liverpool have a deadline in place for their contract talks with Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian has one year remaining on his deal - and no absolute guarantee that another one is set.

Now, talk is that Salah wants to sign a new deal and continue with Liverpool. There's interest in him, however, and that makes contract talks less than straightforward.

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A Calafiori boost?

Riccardo Calafiori - Bologna and Italy

Riccardo Calafiori Italy looks on, UEFA EURO, EM, Europameisterschaft,Fussball 2024 - Group B, Italy vs Albania, BVB Stadium Dortmund, June 15, 2024, Dortmund, Germany.

Liverpool have received a significant boost in their pursuit of Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori with reports that the Italian side are looking at Sepp van den Berg as a possible replacement. 

Calafiori, 22, has become one of the most coveted players of this transfer windowhaving starred for the Rossoblu during the Serie A season, leading to qualification to the Champions League.

The left-sider has also been in great form for Italy during the European Championship, making his competitive debut in the opening group stage game against Albania and delivering a great assist for Mattia Zaccagni to score the equaliser against Croatia which led to the Azzurri’s qualification to the knockout rounds.

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