The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Liverpool – and those who could leave the club.
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has joined Bundesliga side Union Berlin on a season-long loan.
The 27-year-old returned to the club from a two-year loan move at Besiktas in the summer. He returns to his native Germany four years after leaving for Merseyside in a £4.75m deal from Mainz 05.
Karius had been training with Jurgen Klopp’s side ahead of the start of the 2020/21 season. However, he was excluded from Liverpool’s matchday squads for their Premier League games against Leeds and Chelsea.
He was also left out of the 7-2 win at Lincoln in the Carabao Cup on Thursday, with 21-year-old goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher named on the bench.
The Premier League champions have also confirmed goalkeeper Kamil Grabara has joined Danish side AGF Aarhus on a season-long loan.
The latest players linked with a move to Liverpool…
Sam Campbell – Liverpool will hold talks with Motherwell over the 16-year-old defender after they, Brighton and Leeds had bids accepted (Football Insider, September 27)
Ismaila Sarr – Liverpool are negotiating wages after reaching an agreement with Watford for the sale of the forward (Daily Express, September 23); Liverpool have enquired about Ismaila Sarr and discussed his situation with Watford, with the Reds weighing up their transfer options (Daily Mail, September 18); Liverpool are ready to bid for speedy winger Ismaila Sarr – and match Watford’s stunning £40m asking price. (Daily Mirror, August 31); Liverpool are seriously considering making a formal move to sign Ismaila Sarr this summer, and are prioritising him over their other transfer target – Wolves winger Adama Traore (Sunday Express, August 30); Watford forward has called Liverpool a “great team” amid increasing speculation about his future (Express, August 13); Watford are willing to sell Sarr this summer but want more than £40m for the 22-year-old forward (Sky Sports, August 12).
Kylian Mbappe – Liverpool are reportedly in regular contact with the France international over a summer move in 2021 – but they face competition from Real Madrid (Mail, September 22).
Marcelo Pitaluga – Liverpool are set to sign the 17-year-old Brazilian goalkeeper for £1.8m (Telegraph, September 14); Liverpool have reportedly agreed a £1.8m deal for the Brazilian goalkeeper from Fluminese as the Premier League champions make their second signing of the summer (Mail, September 13).
Giovanni Reyna – Liverpool are reportedly monitoring the player as manager Jurgen Klopp ponders a future swoop for the Borussia Dortmund prospect (Mirror, September 12).
Adama Traore – Wolves may sell the winger after Nuno Espirito Santo was told he needed to raise transfer funds which leaves Liverpool and Manchester City to battle it out (Sunday Mirror, August 23)
Diego Carlos – Liverpool have been told they must meet the defender’s £68m release clause if they want to purchase him from Sevilla (Star, August 11); Liverpool will face competition from Manchester City as they look to sign the Sevilla centre-back (Daily Mirror, August 1).
David Brooks – Liverpool are eyeing a shock £35m swoop for Bournemouth midfielder Brooks (The Sun, August 9).
Victor Osimhen – The Lille striker has joined Napoli for £74m after turning down Liverpool and Manchester United (Liverpool Echo, August 1).
Aissa Mandi – Liverpool are facing a transfer battle with West Ham for the signature of the Real Betis defender (Mirror, August 7).
Mateusz Musialowski – Liverpool have stolen a march in the transfer market and signed the 16-year-old Polish sensation from SMS Lodz (The Sun, August 1).
Ricardo van der Laan – Arsenal and Liverpool are reportedly chasing the 17-year-old goalkeeper from Portuguese side Belenenses (The Sun, August 1).
Confirmed Liverpool signings
Diogo Jota – Liverpool have completed the signing of the forward from Wolves for a fee of £40m, which could rise to £45m (September 19)
Thiago Alcantara – Liverpool have signed the Spain midfielder from Bayern Munich in a deal that could rise to £25m (September 18).
Kostas Tsimikas – Liverpool have completed signing of Olympiakos left-back Kostas Tsimikas for an £11.75m fee (August 10).
The latest on players linked with a Liverpool exit…
Rhian Brewster – Sheffield United have reportedly made a £17m bid for Liverpool striker Brewster and are crucially open to the prospect of a buy-back clause (Daily Mail, September 29); The Liverpool striker wants to speak to Crystal Palace about a move to Selhurst Park (The Sun, September 27); The England U21 striker is interested in a move to Sheffield United, and has also attracted interest from Aston Villa and Brighton (Sheffield Star, September 26); Brewster is moving closer to resolving his future after having been left out of Liverpool’s matchday squad for the Carabao Cup trip to Lincoln City, with Sheffield United still heading the queue to sign him (The Independent, September 25); Crystal Palace have made a formal bid of £19m, plus £6m in add-ons, for the Liverpool striker (Sky Sports, September 21); Palace have emerged as favourites to sign the Liverpool striker as the Premier League champions look to offload up to five players to offset spending (Mail, September 21); Brewster could end up going back to Swansea on loan – if Liverpool don’t secure a Premier League move for the striker. (Daily Star, September 10); Liverpool are considering allowing Rhian Brewster to leave on a permanent deal in this transfer window with the possible protection of a buy-back clause (Sky Sports, September 8).
Georginio Wijnaldum – The Netherlands international has rejected the offer of a new contract at Liverpool – (Daily Express, September 23); The Dutchman has held positive talks with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp over his future at Anfield (Sky Sports, September 10): Klopp will sit down for talks with Wijnaldum over his future at Liverpool on Wednesday. (Sky Sports, September 9); Liverpool have told Barcelona it will cost them £15m to land Wijnaldum (Sunday Mirror, September 6); The Netherlands international’s agent is closing in on an agreement for his client to join Barcelona this summer (Daily Star, September 5); Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman wants Wijnaldum to play a pivotal role in his rebuilding project at the Nou Camp (Sky Sports, September 2).
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Liverpool have no intention of selling the midfielder, despite the recent strengthening of their squad (Express, September 21). Wolves are eyeing an ambitious move for Liverpool midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain (Sunday Mirror, September 20).
Mo Salah – Barcelona want Salah and the Liverpool winger is eager to make the move, according to Ronald Koeman’s close friend and Ajax record appearance holder Sjaak Swart (Sun, September 14); Koeman has made the Liverpool forward his top transfer target (Express, September 13).
Anderson Arroyo – The defender is joining Portuguese side Tondela on loan (Sky Sports, September 10).
Nat Phillips – Blackburn, Bristol City and Swansea City are all interested in Liverpool defender Phillips (Daily Express, September 5)
Marko Grujic and Harry Wilson – Wilson will only leave Liverpool on a permanent deal this summer – otherwise he will be part of Jurgen Klopp’s squad (Sky Sports News, August 25); Liverpool are prepared to ignore further loan deals for both Grujic and Wilson this summer as the Reds seek to bring in around £40m for the in-demand duo (Daily Mirror, August 20); Aston Villa are ready to compete with Leeds United for Liverpool’s £20m-rated winger Wilson (The Sun, August 20).Yasser Larouci – The 19-year-old Algerian defender is set to leave Liverpool this summer, with Leeds and Brentford among the clubs interested in signing the full-back (Goal, July 17).
Divock Origi – Aston Villa are interested in signing Liverpool’s Belgium international (Sun, Aug 3).
Confirmed Liverpool departures
Ki-Jana Hoever – Wolves have confirmed the signing of the defender from Liverpool on a five-year deal (September 19)
Adam Lallana – Brighton have signed the midfielder on a free transfer from Liverpool (Sky Sports July 28).
Dejan Lovren – The Croatia defender has completed his move from Liverpool to Zenit St Petersburg for a fee of around £11m (Sky Sports July 27).
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