Liverpool transfer news, rumours, gossip and speculation including updates on Jude Bellingham, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Moises Caicedo.
There has been an update on the future of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham, plus Liverpool continue to be linked with a move for Napoli forward Khvicha Kvaratskhelia as well as the future of Naby Keita.
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The PSG president and CEO, Nasser Al-Khelafi, did meet Mohamed Salah however.
Liverpool ‘eye’ Lindstrom
Liverpool are said to be one of the clubs in the hunt to sign Eintracht Frankfurt’s Jesper Lindstrom, according to Tipsbladet.
The attacking midfielder has caught the eye in his first year in the Bundesliga after signing from Brondby in 2021.
As per the report, the Reds aren’t alone in their supposed interest as Napoli are also said to be monitoring the 22-year-old.
The report goes on to mention his contract – which runs until 2026 – that could see the German side have the advantage when it comes to bargaining as they are expected to demand a ‘good amount’.Jesper Lindstrom on international duty with Denmark.
Well, that was a flurry of transfer rumours.
Fabrizio Romano says that Liverpool are ‘keen’ on Matheus Nunes and reports in Italy have said the Reds are ‘very interested’ in Giorgio Scalvini.Matheus Nunes of Wolves
Liverpool ‘keen’ on Matheus Nunes
Liverpool ‘very interested’ in Atalanta prospect
Liverpool are said to be “very interested” in 19-year-old Atalanta prospect Giorgio Scalvini.
There is a tussle amongst Serie A giants Juventus and Inter Milan as they have had various contact with the defender.
According to Italian outlet Calciomercato; Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid are among the interested parties.Giorgio Scalvini of Atalanta (Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images)
Ally McCoist names reasons for Liverpool’s struggles
Ally McCoist says that Liverpool haven’t coped with the exit of forward Sadio Mane and believes the injury to Virgil van Dijk in the Merseyside derby in October 2020 has hampered the defender from reaching his previous best.
The Reds’ woes worsened on Saturday as they endured a torrid trip to Brighton. Roberto De Zerbi’s team ran out 3-0 winners after three second-half goals saw Jurgen Klopp’s side succumb to one of their worst defeats under the German manager.
The defeat left Liverpool 10 points off the top four after Manchester United strengthened their grip with an impressive 2-1 win over rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford earlier in the day.
Chelsea icon: Klopp signed Gakpo because he’s better value than Joao Felix
Former Chelsea striker Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink says Jurgen Klopp signed Cody Gakpo because he’s “better value for money”.
The Reds welcomed the talented Dutchman at the start of the January transfer window gazumping rivals Manchester United to the acquisition.
Chelsea signed Atletico Madrid playmaker Joao Felix on loan as he looked to move away from the Spanish capital.
Hasselbaink praised the business from Liverpool and has tipped Gakpo to succeed.
He told Betway:
Jurgen Klopp chose Cody Gakpo because he’s better value for money. Gakpo was £40 million whereas Joao Felix is likely to cost £80-90 million. Gakpo is also a little bit younger, there’s a lot of improvement in him and Klopp thinks that he is going to be a star.
Gakpo isn’t the finished article yet but he’s going to be a star and I think he is more suitable for the English game. That’s why I think Klopp chose to sign Gakpo ahead of all the other option.
Darwin Nunez fitness update
Concerns remain over the fitness of Darwin Nunez ahead of tonight’s FA Cup replay with Wolves.
The Uruguayan sat out of the defeat to Brighton with a hamstring injury as the Reds slumped to a 3-0 defeat after scoring against Julen Lopetegui’s side.
Liverpool missed his threat in behind as Jurgen Klopp’s side barely laid a glove on the hosts.
A place in the FA Cup Fourth Round is at stake.
Here is what Jurgen Klopp said:
“Progress with all availability.
“Darwin is very close but it’s Monday and tomorrow’s the game. He’s very close.
“Milly and Stefan trained fully. Milly was on the bench and Stefan is now available again.”
Liverpool are an ageing squad’
Ray Parlour believes Liverpool will likely go for Declan Rice or Jude Bellingham as they look to transform their midfield.
The department has come under scrutiny in recent weeks as the Reds have been overran in the middle of the pitch leading to their poor defensive form.
Brighton capitalised on their woes and inflicted further misery as they slip down the Premier League table.
John McGinn has been previously linked with a move to Anfield but the focus of Jurgen Klopp’s side appears to be on Jude Bellingham.
And the former Arsenal midfielder has advised the Reds against pursuing the Villa midfielder.
He told Lord Ping:
John McGinn is a good player for Aston Villa. I was at the game in Brighton at the weekend. Brighton were superb, absolutely brilliant when he passed the ball.
Liverpool are an ageing squad. From Liverpool’s point of view in that midfield area Thiago, Fabinho and Henderson all played and there was no real energy there. Harvey Elliott came on who’s obviously a lot younger and had a bit more energy.
At the end of the season, I think everyone wants to know where the midfielders are going. Declan Rice is one of them. It will give West Ham fans the piece of mind to know whether he is staying or going.
Finally, Jude Bellingham. We want to know where Bellingham goes. But I’d love to see him in the Premier League and Liverpool surely have to be looking at those sorts of guys as replacements because they’re young.
They’ve been brilliant for West Ham and brilliant for Dortmund. We have seen what they’ve both done in the World Cup. So I think Liverpool will be looking down that road more than John McGinn at the moment.
They’re going to cost a lot of money but you know what you are getting. you know you’re getting good, quality young players. If you can mix them in with a couple of other experienced players then I think that will really help Liverpool.