Liverpool are finalising a move for Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich for just €30m in one of the biggest transfers of the summer window, though the Spain midfielder’s wages will add up to a sizeable investment for the Reds once his four-year deal on Merseyside expires. Now attention must turn to freshening up a group in its absolute prime – if not slightly on the way down.
That means finding a good landing spot for Rhian Brewster on loan, as their talented young striker needs to develop, rather than sit and wait behind Jurgen Klopp’s deadly front three. Could a move to Sheffield United suit everybody involved? Then there’s Ismaila Sarr, a big-money deal with high upside and more in line with acquiring Sadio Mane before he exploded to become the superstar is now is.
The Reds always remain active in the market and now, with Thiago, appear primed to plot their dominance for years to come. Here are the latest stories surrounding Anfield as the Reds look to build on last season’s success.
LIVERPOOL ANNOUNCE THIAGO
Thiago Alcantara is officially a Liverpool player after completing his move from Bayern Munich.
Alcantara joins on a four-year deal, and The Reds will pay in the region of £25m for the midfielder.
Emmet Gates18 September 2020 16:02
FULL STORY: THIAGO JOINS REDS
Jack Rathborn18 September 2020 16:00
THIAGO UNVEILED AS LIVERPOOL PLAYER
Jack Rathborn18 September 2020 15:59
LIVERPOOL CONFIRM THIAGO SIGNING
Liverpool have confirmed the £25m signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.
Jack Rathborn18 September 2020 15:57
LIVERPOOL INTERESTED IN WOLVES STRIKER
Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Wolves striker Diogo Jota, according to The Times.
Journalist Paul Joyce speculates that The Reds have registered interest in signing the Portuguese forward.
It’s believed that Jurgen Klopp wants another striker in the squad due to the failure to sign Timo Werner in the summer.
Emmet Gates18 September 2020 15:41
LIVERPOOL AGREE FEE WITH WOLVES FOR YOUNGSTER
Liverpool have reportedly agreed a £10m fee with Wolverhampton Wanderers for defender Ki-Jana Hoever, states The Athletic and Daily Mail.
The 18-year-old looks set to join the Midlands side on a permanent basis, after finding opportunities hard to come by at Anfield.
Hoever was signed from Ajax two years ago.
Emmet Gates18 September 2020 15:36
THIAGO DEAL FINALISED ‘YESTERDAY’
Thiago Alcantara is a Liverpool player, and signed the deal last night, according to Fabrizio Romano.
It’s expected that the deal will be announced today, with the midfielder already posting a farewell video on his various social media platforms.
Italian journalist Romano now states that Alcantara actually signed his deal last night and is therefore already a Liverpool player.
Emmet Gates18 September 2020 14:59
KLOPP WOULD LIKE A STRIKER
Liverpool Jurgen Klopp feels his squad needs another striker, according to The Athletic.
Journalist Simon Hughes believes that Klopp would still like to buy a striker, due to the failure to sign Timo Werner, who eventually joined Chelsea.
Emmet Gates18 September 2020 14:44
KLOPP DENIES LAMPARD RIFT
Jurgen Klopp has denied that there are any problems between he and Frank Lampard.
The German seemingly questioned Chelsea’s ownership model last week, and their prolific spending in this transfer window.
However during his press conference today, the Liverpool boss shot down any notion of a rift between he and his opposite number Lampard.
“I can’t help with the rivalry, I have no problem, not at all, with Frank Lampard,” he said.
“When you ask me a question and I answer it, everyone takes it how they want to take it.
“It might be a language issue or whatever, you all make a story that I said something about the transfer behaviour of Chelsea.
“What I said was, in the situation we are in we can’t deal with the situation like other clubs, one of them was Chelsea maybe, I don’t know.
“Then you make a story about it and then you make a rivalry between Frank Lampard and me when we meet two or three times a year.
“I respect a lot what he is doing. He is probably a really nice guy, I don’t know because I don’t know him in private.
“On the sideline we are quite animated and emotional and sometimes you say things you shouldn’t, but that’s life and that’s how football is. There is nothing more than that.”
Emmet Gates18 September 2020 13:15
REDS URGED TO RE-SIGN SUAREZ BY CLUB LEGEND
Liverpool legend Steve Nicol has urged his former side to bring Barcelona striker Luis Suarez back to Anfield.
Suarez, who played for Liverpool from 2011 to 2014 before leaving for Spain, is thought to be surplus to requirements at the Camp Nou and seemed on the verge of a move to Juventus.
However the move to the Serie A giants appears to have fallen through, with the club now moving to sign Roma striker Edin Dzeko.
Nicol has now urged Liverpool to bring the Uruguayan back to Anfield.
Asked on ESPN FC if Liverpool should re-sign Suarez, Nicol replied: “Absolutely, 100 per cent, that would be a great [move]. It completely and utterly makes sense – it’s being smart.
“You’re going to get a guy who I think is going to be happy to go back and play at Anfield, is going to get sufficient amounts of games to keep him happy, he’s quality, he will score goals, he will give you something in the front three that I don’t think they possess.
“Maybe you can argue they don’t need anything else right now but it makes complete sense.”
Emmet Gates18 September 2020 13:08