Here are the Liverpool morning headlines on Saturday, July 4.
Reds 'target' to be sold by Bayern
Bayern Munich sporting director Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has admitted Thiago Alcantara is set to leave the club this summer.
In an interview with Bild, Rummenigge stated: "We negotiated seriously with him and satisfied all his wishes. But it looks like he would like to try something new again at the end of his career."
With a year left on his current contract, Bayern may have been tempted to keep Thiago at the club for another year, but Rummenigge said they are keen to get a fee for him.
He added: "We do not want to lose any player for free next year. I will say that very clearly."
This has fuelled talk the ex-Barcelona man will make a switch to Anfield in the coming weeks, although the ECHO understands these reports are speculative.
A Premier League switch would represent a new challenge for the 29-year-old midfielder, who has been an imperious creative force for Bayern since joining the club in 2013.
Klopp prepared to give up winners medal
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will forfeit his Premier League medal to make sure his younger players are adequately rewarded for their contribution to the club’s title win.
Klopp stated he was not a supporter of the Premier League’s ruling that a player must make five appearances to be awarded a league winners’ medal, stressing the importance of the collective effort in winning a title.
"People don't understand how important a squad is to win a championship. If you play no game you should get a medal,” the German said.
"If you are a goalkeeper and you don't play, you should get a medal because you train five million times for a year and if you don't train at the highest level you have no chance to win a championship .”
Klopp also made the point that youngsters Harvey Elliott, Curtis Jones and Neco Williams will not be handed Premier League minutes as a token gesture.
The teenage trio each have two Premier League appearances to date this season, meaning they need to play three more games between now and the end of the campaign to be guaranteed a medal.
They will be reassured nonetheless that they will be rewarded following Klopp’s gesture.
FA Cup delays Liverpool trophy lift
The updated FA Cup schedule means Liverpool will be forced to wait even longer to get their hands on the Premier League trophy.
The Reds were supposed to face Chelsea on Saturday, July 18 in what is their final home game of the season, but that has been pushed back to the 22nd July due to the Blues’ participation in the FA Cup semi-finals.
Liverpool’s 30-year wait for a league title was prolonged due to the three-month break from regular action, however, their status as champions was confirmed late last month.
Now, they are faced with the prospect of waiting an additional four days to celebrate with the trophy, adorned with red ribbons denoting Liverpool colours for the first time.