Liverpool are still looking for reinforcements to put the difficult last season behind them.
Jurgen Klopp’s club started the transfer window with a clear focus on strengthening their midfield, particularly with the confirmed departures of James Milner, Fabio Carvalho and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, as well as the departure of Jordan Henderson.
The club has been proactive in pursuing this goal and may not yet be on the market.
Meanwhile, one of Jurgen Klopp’s stars is being linked with a mega transfer to Saudi Arabia, with both Henderson and Fabinho already having moved to the Middle East.
Here’s the latest Anfield news and transfer updates:
Mohamed Salah has become the target of Saudi Arabian champions Al Ittihad as the Middle East league continues to flex its financial muscles after receiving significant support from the country’s public investment fund. Liverpool are expected to turn down any offer for their star Egyptian striker, despite reports that a world-record transfer fee could be sought for Salah.
“There is nothing. If there was, the answer would be no [he’s not for sale]”said Jurgen Klopp on the rumors linking Salah with a move. “I think about a problem when I have it, but right now there is absolutely nothing. If something comes up that I don’t know, then I would have to think about it. But if something comes up, it would be no.
“Mo is 100% committed to Liverpool Football Club.”
Kalvin Phillips has reportedly emerged as a surprise target for Liverpool as the Manchester City midfielder may be looking for new roles after a patchy first season at the Etihad Stadium. Talksport says Phillips was a player has been considered by Jurgen Klopp’s side at Leeds and while Manchester City may not be ready to sell to a potential rival, the England international could still make a move.
Versatile midfielder Ryan Gravenberch has been linked with both Liverpool and Manchester United. The Liverpool Echo suggest that the Anfield club have reignited interest in the Dutchman after missing out on other midfielders including Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia.
Liverpool had close ties with Fluminense midfielder Andre earlier in the summer but now it seems like he will stay with the Brazilian club, who are in the middle of their domestic season. Andre may be considered as a target again in January.
Sofyan Amrabat has attracted the attention of many of Europe’s top clubs after his outstanding performance at last December’s World Cup. This summer could now be the time when the Fiorentina midfielder completes his move to Liverpool, one of the clubs interested in brokering a deal for the Moroccan international.
Manchester United are also interested in Amrabat, who has been left out of the Fiorentina squad for the Europa Conference League play-off first leg against Rapid Vienna.