Fri 28 Jun 2024, 19:00 · Ash Harrison

Liverpool have 'made contact' with Newcastle with enquiry over availability of 11 goal forward

Liverpool have 'made contact' with Newcastle with enquiry over availability of 11 goal forward
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As Newcastle United's project to become one of the Premier League's big hitters trundles on under the oppression of PSR there likely won't be many players who are off limits when it comes to transfers.

If the PIF-backed ownership are truly serious about becoming regular contenders for the Premier League title then we are going to see a lot of players that we fell in love with moved on at some point.

The Premier League's Profitability and Sustainability rules have made that a practical inevitability, but at the same time, there have to be certain players who are pivotal to that growth and right now, Newcastle probably have three such players, potentially four.

Alexander Isak and Bruno Guimaraes are definitely two players that we can't afford to lose so early in the project as it would derail the whole thing.

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Anthony Gordon is a crucial component to Newcastle's future success

Sven Botman can probably still count himself as one of those players despite the Magpies having to do without him most of last season and will do so again next season thanks to his knee injuries. If he can make a full recovery and regain the form he was in when he first came to England, then he gets to keep his indispensable spot.

The fourth indispensable player is Anthony Gordon. The £45million signing that many Newcastle fans didn't even want has become so integral to how Newcastle play that the thought of losing him is unfathomable.

However, HITC claims that's not stopped Liverpool from contacting Newcastle to enquire about his situation.


Liverpool fan or not, we don't see Gordon leaving us just yet

Gordon was picked up by Liverpool as a kid but quickly released, and despite that rejection and being a product of Everton's youth academy, Gordon is actually a Reds fan and would probably be tempted to join Liverpool under any other circumstances.

However, Gordon has really settled into life on Tyneside and has become enamoured with the club, the fans and the area and we can't see him throwing it all away so soon after rising to the top at Newcastle.

Gordon is bound to have his admirers after what he did at Newcastle last season, but like Bruno and Isak, he came for the project and he will stay for the project.