Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Reds as the January transfer window heats up
Klopp helped Dortmund push up Dembele price
Jurgen Klopp’s refusal to sell Philippe Coutinho over the summer to Barcelona directly helped former club Dortmund with their own sale, according to Raphael Honigstein on the Totally Football Show.
The Liverpool boss reportedly informed Dortmund there was no way he would sell Coutinho, in turn aiding the Germans in their negotiations over Ousmane Dembele.
Man Utd to rival Liverpool for Pulisic
Manchester United will rival Liverpool for Christian Pulisic if the Anfield side go in for the Borussia Dortmund teenager this summer, reports The Independent.
The 19-year-old winger has been linked with a move to Liverpool to help replace Philippe Coutinho and reunite with former Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp.
But Man Utd see Pulisic’s value as both an on-field addition and as a marketing dream as the first truly global American football star.
Keita could join Liverpool in January
Naby Keita’s move to Liverpool could happen in January rather than at the end of the season.
Coutinho’s £142 million transfer to Barcelona has left the Reds short in midfield and Jurgen Klopp’s side are looking at paying extra for the Guinean in order to bring forward his switch to Anfield.
Trapp planning PSG stay
Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Kevin Trapp is happy to stay at the French giants for now as he continues to attract interest from the Premier League.
The Germany international has been linked with Liverpool and Newcastle, but he is prepared to fight for minutes at Parc des Princes.
He told reporters: “For now, I want to stay. I am in Paris, even though I do not have enough playing time.”
Liverpool close to Dani Ceballos
Liverpool are close to the signing of Dani Ceballos after a hotel meeting, according to Diario Gol.
The Reds want to bring in the Madrid midfielder as part of the replacement for Philippe Coutinho.
Zinedine Zidane could cause an issue in the move however, as he is keen to keep his playing staff with Los Blancos intact throughout the season.
Liverpool to reward Firmino with career contract
Liverpool are ready to reward Roberto Firmino with a new contract and hope to keep the Brazilian at the club for the rest of his career, reports The Telegraph.
Despite having two years remaining on his deal, the forward will be offered the chance to sign on for an even longer term.
The loss of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona has Liverpool looking to lock down their top players.
Madrid step up Salah interest
Real Madrid are set to step up their efforts to sign Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.
Egypt international Salah has been a revelation for the Reds since moving to Anfield in the summer, scoring 23 goals in all competitions in the opening months of the campaign.
But his stay on Merseyside could be short-lived, with Madrid keen to bring in a big name to counter Barcelona’s signing of Philippe Coutinho.
Sturridge eyes Inter loan
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is keen to join Inter on loan for the rest of the season, reports Tuttosport.
Sturridge has struggled for regular starts this season and is keen to be playing more football ahead of the World Cup in Russia in the summer.
Reports have claimed Liverpool are prepared to sell the England international, while Inter view Sturridge as an alternative signing to Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu.
Gomez open to Liverpool move
Alejandro Gomez would be willing to leave Atalanta to join Liverpool during the January transfer window, claims Tuttosport.
Liverpool are considering their transfer options following the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and have been linked with a string of attackers.
Gomez is the latest in this list and the Argentine, who has been in fine form for Atalanta this season, would be open to a move to Anfield.
Lemar will cost at least £90m
Liverpool and Arsenal will need to spend at least £90 million to land Thomas Lemar from Monaco, according to The Mirror.
Lemar turned down a £90m move to Arsenal on deadline day in August, and Monaco are set to begin the bidding for the 22-year-old’s services at that figure.
Monaco are open to selling Lemar in January, as the French side side are out of the Champions League and far off Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1.