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Newcastle United transfer news: Magpies receive boost in race for £20m-rated ace, Liverpool eye in-demand starlet striker

Newcastle United will look to continue their solid run of form this weekend, and continue to move away from the bottom three with a good result against Premier League champions Liverpool at Anfield.

The Reds have been embroiled in the European Super League controversy since last Sunday night, and the Magpies will hope to use the unrest at the club to their advantage and pick up a shock win over Jurgen Klopp's side.

Speaking ahead of Saturday's game, Klopp, when asked whether his side were motivated to kick on after dropping more points earlier in the week with a 1-1 draw against Leeds United, claimed: “Definitely, definitely. You can see the intensity the boys put in (against Leeds) – it’s really there.

“We played a lot of good stuff, we could have played even better in moments, I know that – get a bit more clinical and then we will score goals. Newcastle (is) a different challenge, but we’ll face it.”

A win for the Magpies could see them move as high as 13th in the table, while the Reds could move from seventh to fourth in a tightly-packed top half of the table.

Meanwhile, Newcastle will be starting to assess their transfer targets ahead of the summer window opening, as they look to move on some deadwood and bring in some exciting new talent before the start of next season.

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Newcastle United and the rest of the Premier League, as the build-up to the weekend action continues:

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