Liverpool transfer news: With the winter transfer window set to open on January 1 2023, we round up Liverpool transfer news and done deals, plus the players linked with moves in and out of Anfield.
Bellingham Liverpool’s top summer target
Liverpool have made signing Jude Bellingham their priority for the summer transfer window, according to Sky Germany.
The German club are said to be planning for the 19-year-old’s departure in 2023 already as they brace themselves for a big offer in the summer, with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp understood to be pushing hard for the deal.
Liverpool, PSG, Manchester City and Real Madrid are thought to be the most interested parties with Bellingham likely to cost more than £100m in transfer fees alone. His current contract expires in 2025.
Diaz injury setback ‘proper smash in the face’
Luis Diaz has suffered an injury during Liverpool’s training camp in the United Arab Emirates, with Jurgen Klopp describing it as a “proper smash in the face”.
Diaz has been absent since suffering a knee injury in Liverpool’s 3-2 defeat at Arsenal on October 9 but was preparing for his return during the Reds’ warm-weather camp.
Diaz’s latest injury leaves Liverpool with only Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez and Roberto Firmino as the fit senior forwards at Jurgen Klopp’s disposal, with Diogo Jota also currently sidelined with a calf injury.
Who have Liverpool been linked with?
Sofyan Amrabat – Tottenham, Chelsea, Liverpool, West Ham, Newcastle and Atletico Madrid are among those eyeing developments on the future of Amrabat (Daily Mail, December 16).
Jude Bellingham – Liverpool make England and Borussia Dortmund midfielder their top summer target (Sky Germany, December 6).
Youssoufa Moukoko – Chelsea face competition from Manchester United and Liverpool for Borussia Dortmund’s Moukoko, but interested clubs will have to convince the 18-year-old German that he will not be signed to sit on the bench (The Times, December 15).
Chris Rigg – Liverpool lead rivals Everton and Newcastle in the race to sign Sunderland’s England youth captain Rigg, who is being dubbed as the “next Jordan Henderson” (Daily Star on Sunday, December 10).
Enzo Fernandez – Argentina midfielder Fernandez’s preference would be a move to Liverpool as clubs line up to sign the Benfica star (The Mirror, December 21).
The players linked with a Liverpool exit
Roberto Firmino – Al Nassr’s interest in Liverpool forward Firmino is a strong suggestion that they have gone cold on signing Cristiano Ronaldo to a lucrative free-agent contract (The Sun, December 12). Firmino has emerged as a target for Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr (Daily Mirror, December 6).
Confirmed Liverpool signings
Confirmed Liverpool departures