As Jurgen Klopp prepares his team to welcome Arsenal to Anfield on Monday evening, work behind the scenes continues as Liverpool delve into the transfer market once again.
Their main splashes this summer were conducted swiftly last week. This included securing Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich, somewhat of a surprising coup that had long been reported throughout the summer.
They then followed that up by signing Diogo Jota from Wolverhampton Wanderers. The 23-year-old will offer versatility across the attacking positions, filling in for any of the excellent front three when needed, a front three that has remained impressively but unsustainably intact in recent seasons.
That does not mean Liverpool’s work is done, however. There is still more than a week remaining in the international transfer window, and the Reds have plenty of futures to determine before the October 5 deadline.
Here is a round-up of the latest Liverpool transfer rumours.
With Thiago and Jota through the door, Liverpool’s more lavish transfer work is likely concluded. But there are many sales that must be sanctioned over the coming days, one of which is Rhian Brewster, who has consistently been linked with an Anfield exit throughout the summer.
Brewster, who spent the second half of last season on loan with Swansea City, had been expected to leave Liverpool again, with Sheffield United and Crystal Palace named as potential landing spots.
However, per talkSPORT, his potential move to United, which was ostensibly making progress as the two teams continued discussions this week, has hit a stumbling block.
Liverpool would reportedly like to sell Brewster on a permanent deal. However, the Blades are keen on a season-long loan. It leaves the clubs at an impasse as they look to strike a deal to see Brewster move across the Pennines and join up with Chris Wilder’s squad.
It has been a hectic and unique transfer window so far – so make sure you don't miss a single thing by signing up for the brilliant new Mirror Football newsletter!
You'll been clued up on Jadon Sancho, Declan Rice and more as clubs buy their way through the summer. All the latest transfer news and big stories will land straight into your inbox. You won't miss out.
To sign up, put your email at the top of this article or follow the instructions on this link.
While Liverpool’s major business might seem to have finished for the summer, they have been urged to spend just one last time, with Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, a reported target of Manchester City, heralded as an ideal signing.
Former Liverpool star, Steve Nicol, believes that Liverpool should make a move for the centre-half, if the money is not “silly”.
“If the money is right [it’s a no-brainer]. But clearly, they’re asking for silly money,” he told ESPN FC . “The chairman at Napoli is well known for being tough to deal with. If it’s silly money it won’t happen, but I’d like to see it happen.
“The guy is absolutely in the prime of his career, he’s a great centre-back. Any team on the planet would like to have this guy, but it depends on the money.
“I think Napoli will be asking for too much money, so I don’t think it’ll happen. But it would be nice if it did.”
Would Kalidou Koulibaly be a good signing for Liverpool? Have your say here.
Liverpool have made three first-team signings this summer, the headline of which is Thiago. And while the fans are excited to see what the Spanish international has in store, especially after an excellent 45-minute cameo against Chelsea last weekend, they are not the only ones.
Sadio Mane says that the Liverpool players are also eager to see just how brilliant Thiago can be.
“I think not only the fans are excited to see Thiago,” he told Liverpool's official website . “For sure, especially me and my teammates were really happy to have this kind of quality in our squad. It only makes us better.
“I can see from day one in training and the game against Chelsea what he is doing. And I’m sure he will take us to another level, for sure.”
Mane also praised the arrivals of Jota and Kostas Tsimikas.
“We’re looking forward to seeing Kostas [Tsimikas] and Diogo Jota as well, who is a really good signing for us,” he added. “I’m really happy to have him as well.
"They are good players and they will also take us to another level, which for us is something incredible, and for the fans as well.”
Sign up to the Mirror Football email here for the latest news and transfer gossip.
Source: Read Full Article