Liverpool star earns Premier League recognition as summer 'target' drops transfer hint

Kostas Tsimikas, Dominik Szoboszlai, Cody Gakpo, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Luis Diaz and Curtis Jones of Liverpool during a training session
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Liverpool do not play another competitive game of football for nearly three more months.

The Reds finished the campaign third in the Premier League table and secured Champions League football in the process. Now the attention will turn to the summer transfer window, which will be Arne Slot's first at Anfield as head coach.

Several players have already been linked with a potential move to Liverpool this summer. There has also been plenty said online and across social media about the Reds in recent weeks, especially following the departure of Jurgen Klopp as manager.

Here the ECHO takes a look at what Liverpool-related news and gossip has been doing the rounds in the last 24 hours.

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Trent part of inaugural PL team

Trent Alexander-Arnold has been named in the Premier League's Fan Team of the Year. The Reds right-back was joined by David Raya (Arsenal), Ben White (Arsenal), Gabriel Magalhaes (Arsenal), William Saliba (Arsenal), Cole Palmer (Chelsea), Kevin De Bruyne (Man City), Rodri (Man City), Phil Foden (Man City), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa) and Erling Haaland (Man City).

Alexander-Arnold contributed with three goals and four assists across the Premier League campaign for the Reds. His most recent goal came with the free-kick against Fulham back in April at Craven Cottage.

The ECHO says: Alexander-Arnold endured several ups and downs at Liverpool this season. It was his first campaign as Reds vice-captain, but he spent large portions of the season on the sidelines through injury.

Despite making just 28 appearances in the top flight, the Liverpool right-back still had an impressive season when it comes to goal involvements. Should the right-back stay injury-free next term, the Reds will hope to see Alexander-Arnold back to his best once again.

Feyenoord star addresses Liverpool links

Feyenoord goalkeeper Justin Bijlow has addressed rumours that he could follow Arne Slot to Liverpool this summer.

Bijlow has been linked with a move to Anfield in recent weeks, with Manchester United and Arsenal also credited with an interest. Now the Feyenoord stopper refused to rule out a move to a new club this summer.

"Will I stay at Feyenoord? You never know, do you? That's football," Bijlow told Voetbalzone. "You never know that.

"I'm ambitious, I've always said that. If the opportunity presents itself and a good club comes from abroad, I am open to it. I've always said that. As long as I am under contract with Feyenoord, that is never a punishment and I will give everything as long as I play there."

The ECHO says: Liverpool are relatively well-stocked in the goalkeeping department at this moment. However, both Alisson Becker and Caoimhin Kelleher have both been linked with moves away from Anfield this summer.

If both Alisson and Kelleher remain at Anfield, you would think it's unlikely that the Reds would look to sign another first-team goalkeeper. If either of the duo were to leave, though, then the conversation would change.