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Liverpool: Latest Transfer Rumours

Football Whispers has searched the internet long and hard to find all the latest transfer rumours surrounding Liverpool, focusing on both incoming and those leaving the club. We've also provided a FW rumour rating out of five, with 1/5 being highly unlikely that the transfer will take place, and 5/5 meaning the transfer is all but complete.

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Liverpool reach Bellingham agreement

Football Insider claims Liverpool have reached a verbal agreement with Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham.

The Bundesliga side remain firm that they will not sell the 19-year-old this summer, but he could make a switch to Anfield as soon as January.

Bellingham has played every minute of Dortmund’s five matches this season; four in the league and one in the DFB-Pokal first round. The club sit fifth with three wins and a draw, while Bellingham scored in the 3-0 cup win over 1860 Munich last month.

The teenager spent just one season at Birmingham before a high-profile move to Germany, where has become a fan favourite. He now has 15 appearances for the England national team, and looks set to be a key part of the squad for the 2022 World Cup, where his country will take on Iran, Wales and the USA.

It’s no secret that Liverpool are in the market for a midfielder, given the current lack of options manager Jurgen Klopp has at his disposal. The boss has trialled different trios so far this season, with various different results, in what has been a poor start to the new campaign overall.

It seems that Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Thiago are his preferred trio, but the Spaniard is currently out injured, alongside fellow midfielders Naby Keita, Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Both Harvey Elliott and James Milner have, however, been called up in recent matches, with the former hugely impressing on the ball. He scored his first Premier League goal for the Reds in Saturday’s 9-0 thrashing of Bournemouth, and is certainly highly thought of by the entire Liverpool coaching staff.

That said, competition for places could certainly be improved in the club’s midfield, and Bellingham has seemingly been the number one target for some time now.

FW rumour rating: 3/5


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Liverpool target O’Riley focused on Celtic

Celtic midfielder Matt O’Riley says he is only focused on Celtic amid interest from Liverpool, as reported by the Daily Record.

The 21-year-old has become a huge success story for the Scottish outfit since joining from MK Dons in January, with fans appreciative of his playing style and combative nature on the pitch. The switch from the League One side was completed for just £1.5m, with Celtic certain to make a healthy profit should they ever let go of the midfielder.

But for now, he says he is only focused on, with the Celtic star admitting he has received interest from different clubs. Liverpool have been linked, but so have fellow Premier League outfits Arsenal, Manchester United and Leicester. There is also reported interest from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.

When asked about such interest, O’Riley replied: “Yes, there are some clubs who have inquired about me. I can’t say which clubs, though.

“But while it’s great to know there’s a lot of interest in me, I’ve only got one thing on my mind and that’s to do well for Celtic. I have no plans to leave Celtic, so if nothing happens, nothing happens, and that’s fine.

“I’m really happy to be at the club where we’re also going to play the Champions League, which I’m really looking forward to. It’s huge. I am aware and have heard about the interest from some of the big clubs, but I must admit that it is not something that I think about so much.”

Celtic currently sit top of the Scottish Premiership, with five wins from their five matches. O’Riley has started and played the majority of those five matches, either in central or attacking midfield, assisting twice in the 9-0 hammering of Dundee United on Sunday.

The midfielder will be a key figure for the Bhoys in this season’s Champions League, with the Scottish side facing a hugely challenging test in Group F against Real Madrid, RB Leipzig and Shakhtar Donetsk.

Born in England, O’Riley is able to represent Denmark due to his family, and was called up to Denmark’s under-21 side for the first time in March this year. He progressed through the youth ranks at Fulham, spending three years with the first team before his move to MK Dons.

The midfielder may just have one eye on the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with Denmark drawn in Group D alongside France, Australia and Tunisia.

FW rumour rating: 4/5


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Reds eye Neves and Laimer

Liverpool are keeping tabs on both Ruben Neves and Konrad Laimer, as reported by 90min. Both 25, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp believes either will strengthen his midfield.

Neves is in the final two years of his contract with Wolves, but remains a key player for Bruno Lage, currently holding the captain’s armband. He has played every minute of the club’s four Premier League matches this season, scoring in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle. The Portugal international also played 28 minutes in the recent League Cup second round win over Preston.

If Liverpool do make an offer, it will perhaps be rivalled by bids from both Arsenal and Man Utd, who have had strong links to the midfielder in recent seasons. He has hugely impressed in defensive midfield for Wolves over the years, and boasts 217 appearances for the club, scoring 24 goals and recording 12 assists in that time.

RB Leipzig midfielder Laimer meanwhile missed the German club’s start to the new Bundesliga season through injury, but has since returned to star in midfield.

Again, Liverpool will face tough competition for his signature if they are to make a move, with German giants Bayern Munich reportedly keen on the midfielder. Leipzig do, however, remain confident of keeping Laimer this summer.

RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff commented: “I assume that Konny will stay. But the transfer window is still open and we’re still holding a few conversations.

“The tendency is very, very large for him to stay with us.”

Laimer is now into his sixth season with the club, having joined from sister side RB Salzburg in 2017. He has made over 150 appearances for Leipzig, and is also a fully-fledged international for Austria, with 24 appearances to his name.

FW rumour rating: 3/5

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Liverpool eyeing midfield trio

According to the Liverpool Echo, Jurgen Klopp has lined up three potential midfielders to strengthen his squad; Brighton’s Moises Caicedo, AC Milan’s Ismael Bennacer, and, somewhat surprisingly, Sheffield United’s Sander Berge.

Caicedo has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United in recent weeks, with the Ecuador international also reportedly attracting interest from Arsenal. At just 20, he already boasts 23 appearances for his national side.

The youngster joined Brighton from Independiente del Valle in February 2021, having spent his youth career at the Ecuadorian club. Caicedo was forced to wait until August for his club debut, a League Cup second round meeting with Cardiff.

He was then sent on loan last season to Belgian side Beerschot, but was recalled in January, and was back on the pitch for Graham Potter’s side in February, in an FA Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur.

A Premier League debut against Arsenal followed, with the midfielder getting an assist in that game, before scoring his first Brighton goal against Man United shortly after. Both the Gunners and the Red Devils have been keeping tabs ever since.

Caicedo has played every minute of Brighton’s opening three matches this season, playing all three games in defensive midfield. His links with Liverpool come as the Reds have somewhat of a midfield injury crisis, with Thiago, Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all on the sidelines.

The Man United links may perhaps now die down, given Erik ten Hag has recently brought Real Madrid legend Casemiro to Old Trafford.

Bennacer meanwhile is also on the radar of many top clubs, having shone in AC Milan’s midfield for the last three seasons. He played 90 minutes in the club’s opening day Serie A win against Udinese, again in defensive midfield, and 90 minutes in the second fixture against Atalanta, playing centrally and scoring in the 1-1 draw. 

Once on the books at Arsenal, Bennacer joined the Italian giants from Empoli in 2019, and has gone on to become a regular in the heart of midfield. The Serie A side are reportedly eager to extend his stay at San Siro, despite his contract lasting until the summer of 2024.

The 24-year-old has played over 100 matches for Milan, as well as boasting 40 appearances for the Algerian national team. Liverpool fans will have caught a glimpse of the midfielder last season, with Bennacer featuring in both Champions League group games between the two sides.

While he looks most comfortable in defensive midfield, Bennacer has also been utilised in central and even attacking midfield over the years. Such versatility would be welcomed with open arms by Klopp.

And Sheffield United’s Berge is another who is well known to Liverpool supporters, with the midfielder having played for the Blades for two seasons in the Premier League before their recent relegation to the Championship.

He moved to England in January 2020 from Belgian outfit Genk, after starring for the club for four seasons. The likes of Christian Benteke, Wilfred Ndidi, Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne and Leandro Trossard all made similar switches, moving from Genk to the Premier League.

Berge has, however, somewhat slipped off the radar after Sheffield United’s relegation to the second tier. That said, the Norwegian is certainly in top form, scoring twice in the club’s five league matches so far this season, with one assist to his name also. He’s played almost every minute of those games, along with a 15-minute cameo in the League Cup match with West Brom.

At six-foot-five, he is a formidable presence in midfield, and is another who is versatile, having played both centrally and defensively for the Blades. Berge is also a fully-fledged international, with 30 appearances for the Norway national team.

FW rumour rating: 4/5


Bellingham now on Real Madrid’s radar

Reported Liverpool target Jude Bellingham is wanted by La Liga giants Real Madrid, after the Spanish side sold Casemiro to Manchester United, claims ESPN.

Long-serving midfielder Casemiro has made a switch to Old Trafford, leaving Madrid with a gap to fill in the middle of the pitch, with Borussia Dortmund star Bellingham reportedly top of their list.

Madrid now have £70m in the bank from the Casemiro move, with these funds to be used to bring the England international to the Bernabeu. The 19-year-old has played every minute of Dortmund’s four matches this season; three in the Bundesliga and one in the DFB-Pokal.

Despite the loss of legendary Brazilian Casemiro, the Spanish side managed to ease past Celta Vigo 4-1 at the weekend, helped by a midfield trio of Luka Modric, Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelian Tchouameni.

FW rumour rating: 3/5


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Keita staying put?

Midfielder Naby Keita will not be leaving Liverpool this summer, according to HITC.

The Guinea international has played just five minutes of football this season, and even then that arrived in the Community Shield victory over Manchester City.

The midfielder missed the Premier League opening day draw with Fulham, and was an unused substitute for the second league encounter with Crystal Palace. Manager Jurgen Klopp explained that he had only just returned from illness for the fixture with the Eagles.

Keita has made 117 appearances for Liverpool since joining from German side RB Leipzig in the summer of 2018. But injuries have hampered his time at Anfield, and Liverpool fans are undoubtedly yet to see his full potential in a Liverpool shirt.

Due to a lack of playing time and indeed his injury record, rumours have linked him with an exit from Merseyside, but Klopp is reportedly keen to keep him at the club.

The links come amid a tough time in midfield for the Reds, who are without Thiago, Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all out injured.

At 27, there are certainly years ahead for Keita to once again showcase his talents to the world. He first burst onto the scene in Austria with RB Salzburg, before two successful seasons in Germany with RB Leipzig.

He has certainly shown glimpses of his talent in red, but even when fit, he has on occasion been ignored by Klopp for the likes of Harvey Elliott, James Milner and Jones.

Klopp has declared Keita fit for the upcoming meeting with Manchester United, but whether the midfielder starts remains to be seen.

FW rumour rating: 5/5

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Wolves leading chase for Liverpool target Nunes

The Mirror claims that Wolves are in the driving seat to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes, despite reports linking Liverpool with the 23-year-old.

Manchester City are also thought to be admirers of the midfielder, but it is fellow Premier League side Wolves who are leading the chase for his signature. West Ham have also reportedly had a £25m bid rejected for Nunes. It is understood that Wolves could land the Portugal international if they agree to spend £32m.

Nunes already has one goal and one assist to his name this season, playing both league matches for Sporting so far. The central midfielder assisted one goal in the 3-3 opener at SC Braga, and scored in the recent 3-0 home win against Rio Ave.

Nunes joined Sporting from Estoril in 2019, and recently made his 100th appearance for the Portuguese outfit. He has eight caps for the Portugal national team, scoring his first and only goal for his country in a World Cup qualifier against Turkey earlier this year.

FW rumour rating: 4/5


Emery: Pino will go for right offer

Villarreal manager Unai Emery has said that talented winger Yeremy Pino will leave the club this summer if a suitable offer arrives, as reported by the Express.

Both Liverpool and Arsenal are reportedly keeping tabs on the winger, who played 63 minutes in Villarreal’s opening day La Liga win against Real Valladolid on Saturday.

“If an offer arrives for players like Yeremy Pino, then he will have to leave. We have a responsibility with the club. It is what it is,” said Emery.

The 19-year-old spent a handful of years making his way through Villarreal’s youth ranks, before making his first-team debut in October 2020. He already boasts 78 appearances for the La Liga outfit.

FW rumour rating: 4/5


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Liverpool to hold onto Van den Berg for now

Liverpool will keep hold of centre-back Sepp van den Berg until later in the transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.

The decision comes amid an injury crisis at Anfield, with central defensive duo Ibrahima Konate and Joel Matip both absent through injury. The former is out with a knee problem sustained in pre-season, with the latter forced to leave training early last week due to a groin issue.

The decision also comes amid heavy interest in Van den Berg, with Blackburn, Burnley, Sheffield United and Watford all showing interest in the 20-year-old. The centre-back spent the last year-and-a-half in the Championship on loan at Preston.

FW rumour rating: 5/5


Flamengo youngster rejects new contract amid Liverpool links

The Liverpool Echo claims that Liverpool target Joao Gomes has rejected a new contract with current club Flamengo.

The 21-year-old is reportedly keen on a switch to Anfield. He is now into his third season with the Brazilian club, having made his debut in October 2020.

Gomes is capable of playing in a defensive or central midfield role, an area of the pitch that many Liverpool fans want manager Jurgen Klopp to strengthen. The Reds have Thiago, Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the injury table, with fellow midfielder Naby Keita only just about to return to full fitness.

FW rumour rating: 3/5


Sucic eyed for next summer

Liverpool are keeping an eye on RB Salzburg midfielder Luka Sucic as Jurgen Klopp aims to strengthen his midfield, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.

The 19-year-old has played in all five of Salzburg’s matches this season, with the midfielder picking up an assist in the most recent league encounter with Wolfsberger AC. He is capable of occupying a central or more attacking role in midfield. The youngster is already an international with Croatia, and has three caps to his name.

Sucic reportedly caught the eye of Jurgen Klopp in Liverpool’s pre-season match with Salzburg, with the teenager starting in midfield against the likes of Naby Keita and Curtis Jones.

The Austrian side won the game 1-0, with fellow 19-year-old Benjamin Sesko on the scoresheet. He has recently agreed to join Salzburg’s sister club RB Leipzig, with Sucic reportedly the next player to follow him in exiting the Austrian club.

Salzburg have helped progress the likes of Erling Haaland and Dayot Upamecano over the years, as well as current Liverpool midfielder Keita and ex-Reds player Takumi Minamino.

Klopp is said to be happy with his midfield options, despite the likes of Thiago, Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all currently missing through injury. It means that Sucic would be looked at for next summer.

The Liverpool boss is reportedly looking to kill two birds with one stone with the signature of the Salzburg man, with the German hoping to not only bolster his options, but also rebalance an ageing midfield. Henderson will be 33 next summer, while Milner will be 37.

FW rumour rating: 3/5


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Liverpool keeping tabs on Brozovic

The Mirror claims that Liverpool are monitoring Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, whose future at the Italian club remains up in the air.

The central midfielder played 57 minutes in Inter’s opening day Serie A fixture against Lecce on Saturday. He has played almost 300 games for the Italian giants since joining from Dinamo Zagreb in 2015, initially on loan.

The latest reports suggest that the Reds are ready to put an offer on the table for the Croatian, amid an injury crisis at the Merseyside club. Midfielders Thiago, Curtis Jones, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all currently out of action.

Any deal for the midfielder will, however, be very tricky, with Brozovic recently signing a contract extension with Inter. He put pen to paper in March this year to stay with the club until June 2026. Moreover, Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Manchester United and Ligue 1 club PSG are also reportedly in for the 29-year-old.

Many Liverpool fans have been calling for Jurgen Klopp to improve his midfield options ever since the departure of Georginio Wijnaldum last summer.

Along with Thiago, Jones and Oxlade-Chamberlain, Klopp has the likes of Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, James Milner, Harvey Elliott, and Naby Keita to choose from for his starting midfielders.

Youngster Stefan Bajcetic is also in the running for selection after the loan moves of Tyler Morton and Leighton Clarkson, while summer recruit Fabio Carvalho could perhaps be brought into central midfield by Klopp if needed.

FW rumour rating: 3/5


Bennacer to solve midfield crisis?

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According to the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool are planning a move for AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer. The Algerian will reportedly cost the Reds €40m.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had previously stated that he had no plans to make further signings after the arrivals of Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay, but only if there were no major changes to his squad.

Since then, however, midfielder Thiago was forced off in the opening Premier League fixture against Fulham. The Spaniard looks to have injured his hamstring, but it is not clear yet how long he will be out for.

That could result in Klopp looking elsewhere for midfield reinforcements, given his current lack of options in that area. Naby Keita missed the match with an illness, while Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are both on the injury list.

Veteran James Milner and youngster Harvey Elliott are both available to fill the gap, but Klopp may turn to Bennacer to really bolster his starting XI. Elliott replaced Thiago against Fulham, more than holding his own in midfield against his former club.

Youngsters Leighton Clarkson and Tyler Morton won’t be readily available for Klopp, with the former joining Aberdeen on loan and the latter making a loan switch to Blackburn.

AC Milan begin their Serie A title charge on Saturday with a home fixture against Udinese, with Bennacer expected to be a part of the matchday squad. The Algerian, who can play centrally or defensively, has made over 100 appearances for the Italian side.

He has previous experience in England, having spent two years in Arsenal’s youth academy. The Gunners, however, didn’t hand the Algerian any senior playing time during his time in north London. A loan move to Tours took up some of his time at Arsenal, but the Gunners quickly called it a day and sold him to Italian side Empoli before his switch to Milan.

Bennacer joins the likes of fellow Serie A midfielder Marcelo Brozovic and Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham in being linked with a move to Anfield to help strengthen the club’s midfield.

FW rumour rating: 3/5


Midfield trio to leave next summer?

Midfielders James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain look set to leave Liverpool as free agents next summer, with Naby Keita joining them if he cannot agree to a contract extension, according to The Athletic.

Milner has been with the club since 2015, and has played a crucial role both on and off the pitch for Jurgen Klopp. He has not only filled in at midfield when required, but has also stepped in at full-back on numerous occasions.

Chamberlain meanwhile, who joined the Reds from Arsenal in 2017, has been plagued with injuries during his time in red. His latest injury, however, may just signal the end of his time at the club. The 28-year-old picked up a serious hamstring injury during the club’s pre-season tour of Asia.

And Keita, while impressing on occasion, has not entirely convinced Liverpool fans that he is capable of starring week in, week out. His time at Anfield has also been disrupted by injury, but when given the chance, Keita hasn’t exactly proven that he deserves a starting role in Klopp’s starting XI.

The manager’s options in defence and attack look as strong as ever. Full-back and central defence both boast plenty of options, as does out wide and centrally in the final third. That leaves the midfield with the most to work on, with many fans calling for a big-name player to be signed in that area.

Klopp will most certainly take action next summer, if not this summer, if he is expecting three of his midfielders to leave in the near future.

FW rumour rating 5/5


Reds in shock Sane swoop?

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is eyeing a shock bid for Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane, claims the Liverpool Echo. The former Manchester City man would reportedly cost €55m.

Sane has been handed just 37 minutes from Bayern’s two matches this season, firstly playing 12 minutes in the DFL-Supercup win over RB Leipzig, before playing 25 minutes in the Bundesliga victory over Frankfurt. His name even made the scoresheet in the former.

The German spent four years at Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Man City from 2016-2020, lifting two league titles and the FA Cup. He has gone on to lift two further league titles in Germany, along with two DFL-Supercups.

The Reds have plenty of options in the final third, with Mohamed Salah, Luis Diaz, Roberto Firmino, Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota all fighting it out for a spot in Klopp’s favoured front three. Firmino, Salah and Diaz got the nod in the opening day league meeting with Fulham, with Salah and substitute Nunez finding the back of the net, each assisting each other in the 2-2 draw.

Liverpool and Bayern Munich have already joined forces in the transfer window this summer, with Sadio Mane moving from Anfield to the Bundesliga club for a fee believed to be in the region of £35m.

Despite losing Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona, the German side still have a lot of talent going forward, especially since the arrival of Mane. Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman and Jamal Musiala are all still fighting for minutes in the final third.

Given Klopp’s admiration for players capable of operating across multiple positions along the front line, Sane could be an option. He certainly knows the league well, and has shown he can play on either the left or right wing.

The 26-year-old has 25 goals and 28 assists in 91 Bayern matches, following 37 goals and 46 assists from 134 matches at Man City. But a move would not come cheap, and Klopp looks to have already improved his attack massively with the addition of Nunez. Diaz has also shone during his brief time in Merseyside, while both Salah and Jota have recently committed their long-term futures to the club. Firmino is perhaps the only worry for Klopp, with the Brazilian linked with a move away from Anfield this summer.

FW rumour rating: 2/5


Klopp makes Valverde plea

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has made a plea to the club’s board to do everything in their power to bring Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde to Anfield, as reported by the Mirror.

Klopp reportedly wants the club to pay whatever it takes to sign the Uruguayan. Although just 24 years old, Valverde has already made almost 150 appearances for Madrid, and has become one of their most important players in recent years.

This is not only thanks to his versatility – where he has played centrally or out wide in midfield, and the same in defence – but also because he may be viewed as a successor to the likes of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. It is believed that both Modric and Kroos are approaching the end of their spells with the Spanish giants.

Madrid have, however, also brought in Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni in recent transfer windows, which may give Klopp some hope in that he can offer Valverde regular first-team football. Brazilian Casemiro, at 30, could be the main man in the midfield at the Bernabeu for some time still.

Many Liverpool supporters have made their feelings clear about the lack of midfield talent at the club. There is, of course, Fabinho, Thiago and Jordan Henderson who are still key figures at Anfield. Youngster Harvey Elliott and veteran James Milner are also an important piece of the puzzle, with the former in particular showing huge promise.

But the likes of Naby Keita and Curtis Jones perhaps have not progressed as many had hoped, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks set to miss another chunk of the upcoming campaign through injury.

A central midfielder could, therefore, be top of the agenda in upcoming transfer windows, if not the current one.

Valverde played 86 minutes in the 2022 Champions League final victory against the Reds earlier this year, setting up the only goal of the match with a cross for Vinicius Junior.

FW rumour rating: 1/5


Jude Bellingham agreement?

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According to Football Insider, Liverpool could have an agreement with Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham in place within weeks. The Reds have reportedly long been admired in the young midfielder, and are now as close as ever to landing his signature.

The 19-year-old has been a regular for the German side since joining from Championship outfit Birmingham in 2020. And he has certainly not looked out of place, starring in both the Bundesliga and the Champions League during his two years at the club so far.

He has also been called up to the England squad in that time, and already has 15 senior caps to his name. Despite still being a teenager, he has almost played 100 games for his current club, registering 11 goals and 18 assists.

Liverpool are reportedly in the market for a midfielder, and could finally make their move for the Dortmund man this summer with talks, with a move to potentially take place in January 2023.

Bellingham would be the latest in a line of Dortmund men to swap Germany for England, with Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland recently making the switch to Manchester United and Manchester City respectively.

As mentioned, the trio of Fabinho, Thiago and Jordan Henderson look comfortably set as the starting midfield three for the upcoming campaign, but the arrival of Bellingham would undoubtedly take the level up another notch.

FW rumour rating: 3/5


Bournemouth want Phillips return

Liverpool centre-back Nat Phillips is wanted by Premier League newcomers Bournemouth, as per the Liverpool Echo.

The 25-year-old spent the second half of last season with the Cherries, helping them make their way back to the top flight after a brief absence. He made 16 appearances for the club as they finished second behind champions Fulham.

The trip to the south coast was Phillips’ second loan spell from Anfield, with the defender previously spending time in Germany with VfB Stuttgart. His successful time there has reportedly seen interest from some Bundesliga clubs, but they will now have to battle Bournemouth for his permanent signature.

Liverpool have, however, not seen as much interest as they would have liked for the defender, from the Cherries and indeed elsewhere. This comes despite the centre-back putting in a superb performance in Liverpool’s Champions League group stage meeting with AC Milan last season.

Phillips also stepped up to the plate in the 2020/21 Premier League campaign, filling in for a number of injured Reds and impressing his manager and many others watching on. Perhaps it is the reported £15m price tag that is putting clubs off his signature.

But Bournemouth remain intrigued, particularly after letting veteran defender Gary Cahill leave the club this summer. They have only brought in two players in the current transfer window in Ryan Fredericks and Joe Rothwell.

But fellow promoted clubs Fulham and Nottingham Forest have been incredibly busy on the incomings front, which may lead manager Scott Parker to get his act together quickly and sign some more new faces, including Phillips.

FW rumour rating: 4/5


Klopp to move for one of three Serie A midfielders

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Calciomercato claims that Jurgen Klopp wants a quick fix to his midfield issues, and will thus turn to one of Hakan Calhanoglu, Adrien Rabiot or Ismael Bennacer. It comes after yet another injury to current midfield option Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with all three Serie A midfielders reportedly an option for the Reds.

The versatile Calhanoglu currently lines out for Inter Milan, making a rare switch from fierce rivals Inter Milan last year, having spent four years in red and black. The 28-year-old is a set-piece specialist, and undoubtedly has an eye for a pass.

Rabiot meanwhile has been with Juventus since 2019, having previously spent seven years at French giants PSG. Despite his talent, he hasn’t always seen eye to eye with managers and even fans in Turin.

And Algerian Bennacer is another midfield talent in Italy, and another who currently plays for Milan. He spent some of his youth in England with Arsenal, but wasn’t handed a senior appearance during his time with the Gunners.

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Morton nearing Blackburn loan deal

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The Mirror claims that Jurgen Klopp is looking to free up some space in his midfield for the upcoming campaign, by sending youngster Tyler Morton on loan to Blackburn Rovers.

After making his way through the youth ranks at the Merseyside club, the midfielder was granted his first-team debut last season, making his first appearance for Liverpool in a League Cup tie against Norwich. Further minutes in that competition and the FA Cup followed.

But it was perhaps in Europe where he really caught the eye, playing 90 minutes in two of the Champions League group games, coming up against Porto and AC Milan. Morton was also handed minutes against both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

Despite this progress, Jurgen Klopp will now reportedly send the 19-year-old to the Championship to get regular playing time in a highly-competitive league. He would join fellow youngster Rhys Williams in the division, with the centre-back recently making a loan move to Blackpool.

The potential transfer would not be a new one for the Reds, with youngster Harvey Elliott making the loan move to Blackburn in the 2020/21 season. He played a total of 41 games for the Championship side, and certainly caught the eye in the division before his return to parent club Liverpool. 

Morton looks certain to be one for the future at Liverpool, having signed a long-term deal in January 2021. Impressing at club level, he is also an England under-20 international. Klopp evidently has high hopes for the young midfielder.

FW rumour rating: 5/5


Klopp rules out more signings

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Jurgen Klopp has ruled out any further incomings at Anfield, unless the squad is hit by injuries or indeed other players are sold, as reported by Sky Sports.

Liverpool have brought in Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay from Fulham and Aberdeen respectively, with Benfica attacker Darwin Nunez the marquee signing of the summer for the Reds.

They have also sold the likes of Sadio Mane, Neco Wiliams and Takumi Minamino. And manager Klopp now believes he has his squad for the upcoming campaign. Many reports continue to link the Merseyside outfit with more new faces, while several of the club’s youngsters have been linked with temporary moves away.

The loss of star forward Mane certainly sent Reds supporters into panic mode, but their fears were quickly resolved with the club-record deal for Nunez. After a somewhat shaky start, the forward put all worries to bed by smashing in four goals in the latest pre-season game against RB Leipzig.

Liverpool lost just four times from their 63 matches last season, lifting both the League Cup and FA Cup, while losing the Champions League final to Real Madrid and finishing second to Manchester City in the Premier League.

FW rumour rating: 5/5


Nunes to costs Reds £51m

Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes will cost Liverpool in the region of £51m, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.

The Reds have been heavily linked with the 23-year-old, as have fellow Premier League outfit Wolves. But his price tag may just put off Bruno Lage’s side, therefore perhaps putting Liverpool in the driving seat for his signature as they reportedly chase a top-class midfielder.

While Liverpool supporters are happy with their current midfield group comprising the likes of Jordan Henderson, Thiago, Fabinho and Naby Keita among others, there have been suggestions that a new face is needed in order to really dominate the middle of the field against world-class teams.

Sporting are keen to keep hold of Nunes, at least for another campaign, but the potential of receiving £51m would be difficult to turn down. He is approaching his 100th appearance for the club, where he has been used in central, defensive, attacking and right midfield.

Nunes last season recorded figures of three goals and two assists in 33 league matches, as well as appearing in the Champions League against the likes of Man City, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund. He is also a Portuguese international, and scored in the World Cup qualifying play-off semi-final against Turkey in March.

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Juventus want Firmino

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino

Fichajes claims that iconic Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino is a target for Italian giants Juventus, who could make a move for the forward this summer. His contract at Anfield expires next year, meaning the Reds could be forced into selling the Brazilian in order to avoid him leaving on a free transfer.

While not a regular goalscorer, he has proven his worth time and again, and when called upon can certainly find the back of the net. He has almost hit 100 goals during his time in red.

The centre-forward is a fan-favourite, and has been key to how Jurgen Klopp has coached his team on Merseyside. Firmino has linked up expertly with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah in recent years to form one of the most deadly attacks in world football.

But he has somewhat fallen down the ranks at Liverpool in recent times, with the arrivals of Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz seemingly pushing him out of Klopp’s starting XI. Yet another attacker has joined the side in the form of Darwin Nunez, with the forward looking increasingly likely to be handed a regular role in the club’s front three for the coming campaign.

A fee in and around the region of £20m has been mentioned for Firmino, and given the fact that fellow forward Mane has left the club this summer in search of a new challenge, it would be foolish to move out a similar move for the Brazilian.

Moreover, the 2022 World Cup is rapidly approaching, and all available players will be keen to get as much game time as possible in order to improve their chances of making their respective squads at international level. Brazil certainly have a surplus of attacking players, and so Firmino will be eager to show his national team that he is worthy of a spot in the squad.

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Ben Davies to complete Rangers switch

As reported by the Daily Telegraph, forgotten centre-back Ben Davies is close to joining Rangers for £4m, as they seek to find cover for the outgoing Calvin Bassey. The talented Bassey, who impressed at both centre-back and left-back for the Scottish side, has almost completed a move to Dutch side Ajax, amid interest from Premier League Brighton.

Davies has failed to make a first-team appearance since arriving in January 2021, given just how many talented centre-backs lie ahead of him in the Liverpool setup. The 26-year-old spent last season on loan at Championship side Sheffield United, but now looks set for a permanent switch away from Anfield.

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Reds in mix for Amadou Onana

Many Liverpool fans have made no secret of the belief that the club are a little light in midfield, particularly since the exit of Georginio Wijnaldum. Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham is seemingly the supporters’ number one signing to fill this gap.

But according to the Liverpool Echo, Klopp is keeping close tabs on Lille midfielder Amadou Onana. The 20-year-old joined the French side from Hamburg last summer, and his rapid rise has included an international debut for Belgium earlier this year.

The Reds do, however, have a battle on their hands for his signature. Fellow Premier League clubs West Ham, Arsenal and Newcastle are reportedly all showing an interest in Onana.

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Liverpool to swoop for Ajax star Antony?

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As reported by the Mirror, Jurgen Klopp’s side could make a shock move for Ajax winger Antony. Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Manchester United have been heavily linked with the Brazilian all summer, given both the club’s need for a talented attacker, and indeed his previous relationship with Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag.

The Anfield outfit have let go attackers Sadio Mane, Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino this summer, but have importantly brought in potential stars Darwin Nunez and Fabio Carvalho. But Klopp could be tempted to bring in the Ajax star in a bid to strengthen his attack once again.

The 22-year-old has won the Eredivisie title in both of his seasons so far with the Dutch giants, having joined them from Sao Paulo in 2020. Any move for the winger will more than likely be followed closely by the Red Devils, who reportedly remain heavily interested.

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Matheus Nunes being eyed?

Another midfielder that the Reds are reportedly targeting is Sporting’s Matheus Nunes. As per Sport Witness, Liverpool are keeping an eye on the 23-year-old.

But their interest comes amid heavy interest from Wolves, who are doing all they can do to land the youngster. Bruno Lage has long admired Nunes, and wants to bring him to Molineux in time for the new campaign.

Chelsea are, however, also believed to be in the race. The youngster scored three goals in 33 league appearances for the Portuguese outfit last season, chipping in with two assists.

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Another loan move for Sepp van den Berg?

Liverpool

As mentioned, Liverpool are more than covered in central defence, with Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomez seemingly occupying the positions for the starting XI and the immediate back-ups.

That leaves youngster Sepp van den Berg with plenty of thinking to do about his short-term future. The 20-year-old joined from Dutch side PEC Zwolle in 2019, but has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Reds.

The centre-back furthered his development over the last two seasons with a lengthy loan move to Preston North End in the Championship, and the Mirror claim that another loan move away from Anfield could arrive in the coming weeks. At 20, there is still a very bright future at Liverpool for the defender, but his immediate future looks likely to be away from Merseyside.

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Rhys Williams also departing on loan

Another young centre-back who looks set to leave Merseyside in the coming weeks is Rhys Williams. The 21-year-old spent part of last season on loan at Championship side Swansea, before being recalled by the Reds in January.

He’s certainly not had the most straightforward journey at Liverpool, switching from a likely loanee to a first-team starter in the Champions League during his time at the club.

Klopp is clearly a big admirer of the youngster, but The72 report that Blackpool are now thinking of making a loan move for Williams for the upcoming campaign. He is certainly ahead of Van den Berg in Klopp's pecking order, but every youngster at the club is seemingly in the same boat when it comes to having to second fiddle to the likes of Van Dijk and Matip.

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Nat Phillips to leave permanently?

Yet another central defender that could leave Anfield this summer is Nat Phillips. As per Empire of the Kop, there is plenty of interest in the 25-year-old, from both England and Germany.

Like Williams, the centre-back has often been left out in the cold by Klopp, yet shone in defence when called upon amid the absence of Van Dijk.

Phillips helped Bournemouth return to the Premier League on loan last season, but this summer could see him finally make a permanent exit from the English giants. His previous loan at VfB Stuttgart looks to have reignited interest from Germany.

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Bukayo Saka still on Klopp's radar?

Liverpool

Arsenal star Bukayo Saka is still being monitored by Liverpool, amid ongoing contract talks between the winger and the Gunners, as per Empire of the Kop. The 20-year-old is wanted by a handful of top clubs, but keeping him in north London is a priority for Mikel Arteta.

That said, the Gunners have been busy with incomings this summer, bringing in the likes of Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira. Saka undoubtedly remains a key figure for Arsenal, but is seemingly struggling to commit his long-term future to the club.

Liverpool could look to take advantage of the situation, but Arteta would certainly be reluctant to let go of one of his prized assets to a Premier League rival.

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Liverpool History and Information

Liverpool FC are a football team that play in the English Premier League. Nicknamed the Reds, they play their games at Anfield, with fellow Merseyside club Everton and Manchester United considered their biggest rivals. Jürgen Klopp is their current manager. Liverpool have taken part in every Premier League season since its foundation in 1992 — one of only six teams to have done so — and are one of the most successful clubs in British history, winning more European Cups/Champions Leagues than any other side.

Liverpool Football Club is one of the most-decorated professional clubs in England. The club is based in Liverpool, a city also known as the hometown of Beatles. Liverpool FC was founded in 1892 and from the very start they’ve been playing at the Anfield stadium.

The club established themselves as a major force in the 1970s and, in their longstanding history, Liverpool won 19 top-flight titles. The last title was finally won in 2020, after a long drought that lasted for 30 years. Liverpool also has six European Cups, which is the record for English clubs. Additionally, their trophy room includes 7 FA Cups, 8 League Cups, 3 UEFA Cups and one FIFA Club World Cup, among other minor trophies.

Today, Liverpool is one of the most popular and highest-earning clubs in the world, valued at more than £2 billion. Their anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone” is well-known around the world. The current manager of Liverpool FC is Jürgen Klopp, a German prodigy who managed to win the elusive 19th title for the club after three decades.

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Liverpool Transfers

Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for £75m in 2017

When Liverpool paid £75 million for Virgil van Dijk in 2017, it was the most expensive transfer for a defender in the world. But despite this huge fee, the Dutch proved to be worth every single pound. He consolidated Liverpool’s defence, leading them to their first Premier League title and to their 7th Champions League win in 2019.

Fernando Torres from Atlético Madrid for £20m in 2007

Getting Fernando Torres was not an easy feat for Liverpool and it cost them around £20 million, in addition to sending Luis García to Madrid. At that moment, it was the highest fee that club ever paid and Torres quickly became fan favourite at Anfield, until his disappointing departure in 2011 when he left for Chelsea in another record transfer fee of around £50 million.

Luis Suárez from Ajax for £23m in 2011

Even though his Liverpool career was marred by racial and biting incidents, the Uruguayan striker is one of the best scorers in the recent history of the club. Luis Suárez netted 69 league goals during his three years at Liverpool, before eventually moving to Barcelona for a fee of around £65 million.

Philippe Coutinho from Inter Milan for £8.5 in 2013

After spending a year on loan in Espanyol and struggling to get into the first team at Inter, Coutinho was bought by Liverpool for £8.5 million in 2013. The Brazilian winger spent 5 successful years at Anfield before he was sold to Barcelona for a record-breaking transfer fee of £105 million. This transfer included various add-ons, which made the total fee grow to around £130 million in the end.

Mohamed Salah from Roma for £35m in 2017

The Egyptian winger was brought to Roma from Chelsea after he failed to prove himself at Stamford Bridge. However, Liverpool decided to give him another chance in the Premier League and he repaid that trust by becoming one of the world’s best players and a vital piece in their run to become champions of England after 30 years.