Chirivella and Woodburn to Leave

Pedro Chirivella and Ben Woodburn are set to leave the club permanently and on loan, respectively.

Liverpool have agreed a deal to sell Chirivella to Rosenborg for the initial fee of £2.4million, potentially rising to £3.5million, says James Pearce of Liverpool Echo. The Spanish midfielder is set to travel to Norway to undergo a medical in the next few days, and if everything goes smoothly, he will be plying his trade at the Lerkendal Stadion in the near future.

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The Reds have insisted on a buyback clause for the 21-year-old, and they’ve successfully negotiated one for each of his first three years at Rosenborg.

Former Liverpool fullback Stig Inge Bjornebye is Rosenborg’s sporting director, and together with head coach Rini Coolen, he believes Chirivella will fit their style perfectly.

Meanwhile, Woodburn is set to miss out on the team’s training camp in France as he nears a loan move.

His destination hasn’t been decided yet, but various relatively reliable reports claim Aston Villa and Sheffield United are the contenders as Liverpool already rejected a bid from Wigan Athletic.

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Pearce says Klopp firmly believes the young Welshman has a bright future at Anfield. Very happy with his pre-season contribution, the manager has judged that he needs to be playing regularly now to further his development. The arrivals of Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri would make getting game-time extremely difficult for the 18-year-old at Liverpool this season.


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