Liverpool 'contact' Newcastle over Anthony Gordon as Euro 2024 star 'appreciates' transfer talk

Anthony Gordon, bearing the scars of a bicycle accident
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Several players still involved in the European Championship continue being linked with Liverpool as the knockout rounds begin this weekend.

The two rest days between the group stages concluding and the competition continuing with the round of 16 have not cooled the constant speculation surrounding dozens of the tournament's top players.

From the hosts Germany's Jamal Musiala and Joshua Kimmich to the Netherlands' Jeremie Frimpong and Xavi Simons, the Reds are readily named in rumours regarding their futures. But closer to home, one player in Gareth Southgate's England squad is reportedly attracting interest from Anfield this summer after a standout season.

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HITC reports that Liverpool have enquired about the availability of Anthony Gordon this summer. Scoring 12 goals and assisting another 11 in 48 appearances across all competitions is said to have led to contact being made with Newcastle United. They reportedly braced themselves for interest from elsewhere after a breakout season for the winger.

Another club trying to hold onto their winger this summer are Athletic Club, as Nico Williams continues to impress for Spain in Germany. The player stresses that Athletic is his home after recently renewing his contract to stay in Bilbao, where he is "really happy".

But there is also a feeling of being "appreciated because you're doing well in football, and that catches the eye of big clubs," Williams said in an interview with 'Radiogaceta de los Deportes' on Radio Nacional, translated by Mundo Deportivo. "It's also tough to handle because everyone keeps asking about your future plans, and I'm just a 21-year-old who wants to play football."

However, his older brother Inaki, who turned down the chance to join Liverpool five years ago, helps support his sibling. "He's been through it," Williams continued. "He had his own moment years ago at Athletic with outside rumours. He knows what it's like, he knows the struggles, and he knows what needs to be done. I always listen to him and follow his advice."