Liverpool provided with Wolves transfer gift before Jurgen Klopp's departure

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Latest Wolves transfer news as a fan favourite at Molineux is linked with a move to Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp has reportedly suggested that Liverpool sign Wolves full-back Rayan Ait-Nouri, ahead of his announced departure from Anfield.

It is claimed by Teamtalk that Ait-Nouri is 'firmly' on the Reds radar and ahead of Klopp's exit from the Merseyside club, he has recommended to them that they should sign the Algerian international. It is added that Liverpool who will move on from Klopp after nine years in charge 'like' Ait-Nouri and that is likely to be the case whoever succeeds him.

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Andy Robertson and Konstantinos Tsimikas are Liverpool's current options at left-back but the former has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich. Joe Gomez was preferred to both players for the 1-1 draw with title rivals Manchester City at the weekend.

Liverpool could face competition from their rivals Manchester United though with the Red Devils keen to address their left-back issues. Several of their options this season have suffered injuries leaving them short in that area, whilst Ait-Nouri has kept himself relatively fit for Gary O'Neil's men this season.

England international Luke Shaw is likely to miss the remainder of the season with a muscle injury. Dutch left-back Tyrell Malacia hasn't played a single minute of football this season, and Erik ten Hag last week ruled him out for the rest of the campaign. Man United did have Sergio Reguilon on loan from Spurs but his stay at Old Trafford was cut short and he joined Brentford.

Asked why United cut the loan of Reguilon, Ten Hag said: "In December, I had the talks internally, with the medical and performance [staff]

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‘They assured me they will both be fit in January and so you will have two left full-backs. Then you have a third one [Reguilon], so I would always have to disappoint one full-back.

‘We talk about one of my biggest frustrations, there. You can accept in a position that a player is not available, but when two players are not available over the course of the season, that is very frustrating, because that is also very difficult to catch up as a team."

Ait-Nouri has played over 100 games for Wolves, and netted in the 2-1 win over Fulham at the weekend. He has expressed his happiness at Molineux, but a recent admission by the club's sporting director Matt Hobbs suggested that a big money sale might be needed to keep in line with Financial Fair Play rules.

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