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‘First of all’ – Liverpool target speaks out on potential move to join Klopp

Karim Adeyemi, David Raum, Nico Schlotterbeck Germany September 2021

RB Salzburg forward Karim Adeyemi has said that he feels “relaxed” over his future amid transfer links with Liverpool.

Much like former Salzburg talent Erling Haaland, the 19-year-old has burst onto the scene this season. Following 12 goals in 17 games, he has attracted the attentions of many across Europe.

Liverpool’s reported interest would make sense. Boss Jurgen Klopp signed Takumi Minamino from Salzburg and watched Sadio Mane’s development there while he was Borussia Dortmund manager.

However, Bayern Munich are also in the hunt for Adeyemi after they let him go as a youngster.

What’s more, the German has admitted that he would love to move back there and prove Bayern wrong.

For now, though, Adeyemi has insisted that he only feels focused on his development at Salzburg.

“I’m very relaxed about it. I feel honoured, but nothing more,” the forward told Heute.

“I have my focus here at Salzburg. We play well together. It works perfectly.

“First of all, I want to progress with Salzburg. Then we’ll look further.”

Liverpool target Karim Adeyemi available for £25m in summer

Liverpool target Karim Adeyemi available for £25m in summer

Liverpool target Karim Adeyemi will reportedly be available for £25m in the summer, with more updates on Kalvin Phillips and Ousmane Dembele.

Adeyemi is following the same path as Haaland. However, after his stunning half-season after exploding onto the scene, he earned an immediate move to Dortmund.

It remains unclear if Adeyemi’s exit from Salzburg will happen as swiftly. Nevertheless, one report claimed that he will ‘definitely’ leave next summer.

Adeyemi has scored eight goals in 10 league games, but he has especially caught the eye in the Champions League.

He has netted three goals in three games and Salzburg now sit four points clear at the top of Group G.

Liverpool star tipped for Arsenal

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Liverpool

Meanwhile, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been told that he would be a good fit if he moved back to Arsenal.

The English midfielder has never been able to maintain his best form since moving to Liverpool in 2017.

He had a fantastic debut season, but then a nasty knee injury set him back for around a year.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has since had niggling problems and struggled to force his way into a crucial Liverpool role.

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