Liverpool Face Tapping-Up Allegations For Their First Summer Signing

Liverpool manager Klopp looks dejected.

Reuters / Phil Noble

Liverpool just cannot catch a break this summer, as they are now accused of tapping up a player for the second time, even before the transfer window technically reopens.

The Reds have managed to move into the Champions League next season, which will allow them to lure some of the best players to Europe. But Liverpool seem too eager to complete their deals, as it was revealed in the whole Virgil van Dijk fiasco.

Though it was reported that the Dutch defender preferred a move to Anfield, Southampton came up with a threat to report Liverpool for tapping up the player illegally, which saw them withdraw their interest in their top transfer target.

Reuters / Matthew Childs

However, that is not the only transfer for which Liverpool might land in trouble for, as reports from today suggest that their only deal of the summer so far, Dominic Solanke, may also have been tapped up.

The Reds had to apologise for their actions in the Van Dijk case, and The Sun now claims that they might land in trouble yet again in the deal regarding the former Chelsea star.

Chelsea's Nathaniel Chalobah with Dominic Solanke and Ola Aina in the ground before the match.

Reuters / Scott Heppell

The 19-year old was out of a contract after the end of the previous season, and Liverpool quickly snapped him. And though out of contract players can talk to other clubs for a future move, it is reported that Liverpool had an agreement in place back in February, and announced the same in May.

It has been revealed that Solanke bid his goodbyes to his Chelsea colleague back in May, and the Blues are now furious over losing a top prospect of English football to their title rivals.

The transfer fee for this switch will be set by a tribunal when this alleged issue gets resolved.


Written by Aakarsh Bommakanti  

A scholar in Cricket, an amateur in Football, a fanatic of both. Striving to learn by the day and writing to get closer to his first love, Liverpool Football Club. Work also featured by the4thofficial, Soccersouls, Sportswiki, Faceoffootball, Rousing the Kop.


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