All the latest news, rumors and gossip about Liverpool transfers in the summer window of 2021.
Who are Liverpool linked with?
Yuri Tielemans – Leicester City want to bind Yuri Tielemans to a new contract to fend off Liverpool’s interest in his Belgian midfielder (Daily mail, July 20)
Nicolo Barella – Liverpool are preparing to offer £ 60million to Inter Milan for the Euro 2020-winning Italian midfielder (The Republic, July 15th).
Saul Niguez – Reports claim Liverpool’s opening offer was rejected, but suggest the Atletico Madrid and Spain midfielder had ‘a half foot in Liverpool’. (Mundo Deportivo, 11 July); Liverpool could include Xherdan Shaqiri or Divock Origi in a deal to sign the Atletico Madrid midfielder (Daily Express, July 15th).
Renato Sanches – Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could finally have his replacement Gini Wijnaldum at Renato Sanches, with the Reds apparently set to sign Portuguese midfielder from Lille this summer (Daily Express, July 14th).
Yuri Tielemans – The Leicester midfielder has been introduced as the man to replace Gini Wijnaldum (Italian journalist Fabrice Romano, 11 July)
Mikkel Damsgaard – Sampdoria set a price of £ 34million for their talented Danish midfielder, who lit up Euro 2020 (Daily Mirror, July 12)
Latest players linked to Liverpool exit
Jordan henderson – Talks between Liverpool and captain Henderson over a new contract have stalled, leading to speculation about his long-term future at the club (Time, July 20)
Marko Grujic and Taiwo Awoniyi – Liverpool are set to sell Serbian midfielder Grujic to Porto for £ 10.5million and Nigerian striker Awoniyi to Union Berlin for £ 6.5million (BBC, July 20)
Ben Davies – The Liverpool defender is expected to leave Anfield without kicking the ball (Sun, July 18); The defender has received many offers to leave Liverpool this summer, including from Celtic, but Davies believes he can fight for a career with Liverpool (Mirror, July 12).
What should Liverpool do this summer?
Air sports expert and former Liverpool captain Jamie Carragher Said: “Liverpool will definitely improve, there is no doubt about that. As soon as you bring in three center-backs who are already at the club, it will improve them massively.
“But we keep talking about center-backs, Graeme [Souness] mentioned Van Dijk, the biggest problem for me is at the other end of the pitch. Liverpool did not suffer any injuries there.
“Most often it’s the same top three with Diogo Jota coming in. He is the only one of the top three to have been injured among the forwards.
“This is the biggest worry because I am sure that the defensive weaknesses that we have sometimes seen this season will be corrected by the return of the players and the signing by Liverpool of a player this summer in this position.”
Signatures confirmed in Liverpool
Ibrahima Konate – RB Leipzig, £ 36million
Confirmed departures from Liverpool
Georginio wijnaldum – Paris Saint-Germain, free
Adam Lewis – Livingston, loan
Sepp van den Berg – Preston, loan
Paul Glatzel – Tranmere, loan
Liam Coyle – Accrington, free
Joe Hardy – Accrington, Free