Another Liverpool friendly has been made official and Neco Williams looks to be edging closer to a £15 million exit. Here’s today’s news roundup.

Salzburg friendly official

After first being mentioned by the Times‘ Paul Joyce earlier this month, Liverpool have now made their pre-season friendly with Red Bull Salzburg official.

The match will be played in Austria on Wednesday, July 27, with kickoff set for 7pm (BST).

The Reds are now scheduled to play six matches before their Premier League campaign gets underway against Fulham on August 6.

July 4 – First day back at Kirkby
July 12Man United (Thailand), 2pm
July 15Crystal Palace (Singapore), 1.35pm
July 21 – RB Leipzig (Germany), 6.15pm
July 27 – Red Bull Salzburg (Austria), 7pm
July 30Man City (Community Shield), 5pm
July 31 – Strasbourg (Anfield), 7.30pm
August 6Premier League starts – Fulham (A), 12.30pm

There may still be more pre-season matches to be confirmed, but that’s starting to look unlikely given what is already a packed schedule for the Reds.

3 things today: £15m tug of war for Williams?

MILAN, ITALY - Tuesday, December 7, 2021: Liverpool's Neco Williams applauds the supporters after the UEFA Champions League Group B Matchday 6 game between AC Milan and Liverpool FC at the Stadio San Siro. Liverpool won 2-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

MILAN, ITALY - Tuesday, December 7, 2021: Liverpool's Neco Williams applauds the supporters after the UEFA Champions League Group B Matchday 6 game between AC Milan and Liverpool FC at the Stadio San Siro. Liverpool won 2-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Neco Williams looks to be edging closer to a permanent Liverpool exit with Nottingham Forest in talks to sign him for £15 million, according to the Telegraph. Fulham are also have said to have stepped up their interest in the Welshman in recent days
  • Timo Werner and Raheem Sterling have both been linked with Liverpool today, with Football Insider claiming the Reds are considering the Chelsea forward, while Football Transfers claim Liverpool were Sterling’s first-choice destination this summer. Unlikely, but would you?
  • Caoimhin Kelleher will not be leaving Liverpool this summer, with the Reds set to benefit from the Republic of Ireland’s failure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, according to David Lynch for Liverpool.com

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, May 25, 2022: Liverpool's Director of Football Michael Edwards (R), Chief Scout Barry Hunter (M) and Sporting Director Julian Ward (L) during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final game between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid CF. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, May 25, 2022: Liverpool's Director of Football Michael Edwards (R), Chief Scout Barry Hunter (M) and Sporting Director Julian Ward (L) during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final game between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid CF. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 24, 2012: Liverpool's Andy Carroll looks dejected as referee Lee Mason dissallows what would be his side's second goal during the Premiership match against Wigan Athletic at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 24, 2012: Liverpool's Andy Carroll looks dejected as referee Lee Mason dissallows what would be his side's second goal during the Premiership match against Wigan Athletic at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Sky Italy report that Chelsea are considering a move for Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, having already lost Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger this summer
  • Harry Winks’ potential move to Everton is on hold, with the i claiming they are relucant to meet Tottenham‘s £20 million asking price
  • Andy Carroll could be set for a move abroad, with Het Nieuwsblad reporting that the former Liverpool striker is in talks to sign for Club Brugge, where Simon Mignolet currently plays

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