Liverpool snubbed again as second Salzburg star turns back on Klopp

Date published: Wednesday 1st July 2020 10:09

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RB Salzburg forward Hwang Hee-chan has turned down interest from Liverpool to move to sister club RB Leipzig, according to a report.

Liverpool have already swooped for one Salzburg star this season, bringing in Takumi Minamino in January.

Reports also claim the Reds are keen on exciting midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai. However, speculation over a move to AC Milan for the Hungarian has increased in recent days.

And, according to Sky Germany, Liverpool will be snubbed again in their hunt for Hwang.

The source claims Liverpool expressed interest in the South Korean after his performances against the Reds in the Champions League earlier this season.

Hwang netted at Anfield after beating Virgil van Dijk in the box with a brilliant piece of skill, one part of his fantastic performance against the European champions.

Wolves were also keen, but he has decided instead to move to Leipzig in a €10million (£9million) deal.

The path from Salzburg to Leipzig is one trodden by many players recently, including Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita.

 

Hwang has had an excellent season in Austria, scoring 16 goals and assisting 21 others in 38 games.

The forward joined Salzburg in 2016 before enjoying a loan spell with Hamburg last term.

Meanwhile, Liverpool’s swoop for Minamino has begun to pay dividends.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp handed the Japan international his first Premier League start in the 0-0 draw with Everton last month.

And he could feature heavily in the coming weeks after the Reds wrapped up the Premier League title.

LIVERPOOL OFFERED STRIKER HOPE?

In other news, Liverpool reportedly still have hope of a deal to sign Lille striker Victor Osimhen.

The Nigerian signed for the French club in place of Arsenal-bound Nicolas Pepe last summer.

And he has filled those boots impressively, with 18 goals in his first season.

Reports in previous months claimed Liverpool are keen and the latest Paper Talk claims the Reds have not given up hope of signing the 21-year-old.

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