Anthony Gordon has already told Arne Slot what he wants to hear amid Liverpool transfer links

Anthony Gordon
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Anthony Gordon has made his Liverpool feelings clear amid reports that the club are interested in pursuing a transfer.

It was claimed last month that Gordon was 'near the top' of Liverpool's potential targets. However, it also said that Newcastle could be looking for a fee of close to £100million as they look to comply with Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR).

He enjoyed his debut season at St James' Park following a £45m move from Everton last summer. The winger scored 11 goals and provided 10 assists in the Premier League and was rewarded with a call-up to the England squad for Euro 2024.

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His first appearance came in England's final group stage game with Slovenia as a late substitute. After England's previous lacklustre displays, calls for the winger to be used more were made due to his speed and ability to take on players.

With the June 30 financial deadline looming for the Premier League clubs, Newcastle may have to listen to offers as they will need to sell one player before then - or risk a points deduction. The Daily Mail adds that selling Gordon, albeit reluctantly, is one avenue that had been explored with Liverpool but talks broke down.

It is clear that Gordon has Merseyside roots, having grown in the city which may mean that he ticks a lot of boxes for the Reds. Despite his past with Everton, the 23-year-old admitted that Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard was his idol as a kid.

"Steven Gerrard was my football hero growing up," he said on The Overlap. "Coming from Liverpool, he was like a God in Liverpool, and he was unbelievable player."

Mohamed Salah is also on his list, especially when it comes to the psychological aspect of the game. "Some footballers like to think less, just turn up and play and trust their instincts," he added.

"I just love the mindset of getting myself in that place before I'm already there. I saw Mo Salah talk about it – that's where I took even more interest, because I see him as an absolute machine and a winner. People like that, you're not going to go too far wrong following what they do."

The England winger also confessed that the support from Liverpool fans is 'top level' in another interview with Channel 4. "Other than St. James, it's Anfield by far. I think because I am from the city, I grew up watching it.

"I just think before the game, when they sing You'll Never Walk Alone, it's top. It is top level."