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Liverpool transfer targets: Sancho, Carlos & players linked with the club

7:30 PM GMT+4 21/01/2020
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All the latest Reds transfer news, rumours, quotes, gossip and done deals for the January 2020 transfer window

It's hard to see where exactly Liverpool need to improve their squad, what with the Reds retaining a substantial lead at the top of the Premier League summit and making steady progress in the Champions League and FA Cup.

Liverpool did not make any significant first-team signings in the summer of 2019, opting to instead push on the momentum of the previous season and playing to their squad strengths.

Nevertheless, Jurgen Klopp might be tempted to expand his squad depth as he looks to clinch Liverpool's first-ever Premier League title.

Goal will keep you updated with all the latest transfer news - alongside insight from our Liverpool correspondent Neil Jones -  and rumours and gossip surrounding Liverpool's transfer activity and potential arrivals in January and beyond.


  1. Top Liverpool transfer targets
  2. Latest Liverpool transfer news & rumours
  3. Potential Liverpool exits
  4. Confirmed Liverpool transfers

Top Liverpool transfer targets

Liverpool are not expected to do further incoming business in January  following their £7.25 million ($9.6m) swoop of RB Salzburg and Japan starlet Takumi Minamino. 

The Reds have already turned their attention to their summer activity with longer-term targets, however, which will potentially see more arrivals at Anfield.

Sevilla defender  Diego Carlos  is on Liverpool's transfer target list, with the Brazilian having impressed for the Spanish Liga side since his arrival from Nantes in 2019.

It is also understood that he has been eyed by Real Madrid as a potential replacement for Sergio Ramos, and comes with a £64m release clause.

Klopp and co are also admirers of Dortmund wonderkid Jadon Sancho , who has been impressing in Bundesliga

Of course, the England international's talents are far from an open secret, with the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea already keen on splashing out the cash on the winger – with the Red Devils understood to spend over £70m ($90m) on him.

Though Sancho has close relationships with England team-mates Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham at Stamford Bridge, the opportunity to work under Klopp might be a factor in Sancho's decision on his future.

It is understood, though, that Dortmund do not plan on losing such an integral player mid-way through the campaign, making a summer move more likely.

Bayer Leverkusen winger  Leon Bailey  is also a potential target for the Reds, who are keen on adding more squad depth.

The Jamaica international could provide for a cheaper, alternative option for Sancho and his expectantly high price tag.

Seventeen-year-old Wigan forward  Joe Gelhardt  has also been watched by the Reds, as well as 19-year-old Brescia and Italy midfielder  Sandro Tonali .

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Latest Liverpool transfer news & rumours

"What Liverpool are doing in this moment is amazing" – Mbappe

The PSG forward revealed his admiration for the Anfield side, calling them a "machine".

Kylian Mbappe has been linked to the side in the past – though most of the speculation has been no more than just rumour fodder – but Klopp has maintained that the France international's services are out of his financial capabilities.

"They're like a machine, they've found a rhythm and are like 'we play again, we play again,'" Mbappe said.

Read full story here!

Liverpool not planning Werner swoop

Despite Timo Werner putting forward his desire to join Liverpool, Sky Sports News report that the Anfield side have no plans to sign the RB Leipzig star.

The Reds will not make a move for him in January, while a summer transfer is also unlikely.

Liverpool reject Roma & Sevilla loan offers for Shaqiri

The Anfield side have confirmed that approaches for the Switzerland international have been rejected, with Xherdan Shaqiri set to stay on Merseyside until at least the summer.

Shaqiri has attracted attention from European sides after failing to nail a permanent place in the team, but Liverpool have no intention of letting the midfielder leave before the end of the season.

Read full story from Neil Jones here!

Reds eyeing Nice star Brazao

RMC Sport report that the 17-year-old has caught the attention of Liverpool, while the likes of Bayern and PSG are also said to be interested.

Brazao made his senior debut for Nice last season but has to make an appearance in the 2019-20 campaign.

Werner says he wants to join Liverpool

According to Bild, the Leipzig star is eager to make the switch to Anfield in the summer.

Timo Werner has scored 20 goals in 18 Bundesliga appearances this season, with Klopp understood to be a fan of the striker.

Roma make approach for Shaqiri

The Serie A side have registered their interest in the Liverpool and Switzerland midfielder, despite the Reds stating that he is not for sale.

Gianluca Di Marzio claims that Shaqiri could be tempted with the lure of regular game time in Italy.

‘Salah itching for move & Madrid may tempt Mane’ - McAteer

Jason McAteer has suggested that superstar forward Mohamed Salah could be tempted to leave Anfield.

The ex-Liverpool player told Racing Post: “I actually think Sadio Mane is quite happy to stay at Liverpool although I can see Mo Salah itching to change things up, if not next summer then next season.”

Read full story here!

Liverpool urged to make Koulibaly move

Phil Babb has suggested that the Reds move for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, saying that a potential partnership with centre-back Virgil van Dijk would truly make them an unstoppable force.

"Can you imagine Virgil van Dijk and Kalidou Koulibaly together? That would be some centre-half partnership," the ex-Reds player told

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Reds won't sanction more loans

Liverpool may have agreed to let Rhian Brewster link up with Swansea but there will be no more loan deals done by the Reds, reports The Mirror.

A number of academy graduates, along with Shaqiri, have been linked with moves elsewhere, but Jurgen Klopp wants to keep depth in his squad.

No Reds move for Grealish

Klopp's side have no interest in signing the Aston Villa captain, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Man Utd and Tottenham are understood to be interested in the midfielder, while the Reds are happy with their current forward options.

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Potential Liverpool exits

Chirivella  could be headed out of Liverpool and to a Championship club despite his promising display during the Reds' 1-0 FA Cup victory over crosstown rivals Everton.

The Spaniard has had a mixed bag at Anfield, having been loaned out three times since his arrival in 2015.

Curtis Jones the hero of the FA Cup win over Everton with his goal – is likely to leave on a loan move later in the month.

The Liverpool boss did say following the victory, however, that he expected Jones to have a bright future at Liverpool "as long as nothing strange happens" .

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Confirmed Liverpool January window transfers

Liverpool signings

Player Signed from Fee
Takumi Minamino RB Salzburg £7.25m

Liverpool departures

Player Signed for Fee
Herbie Kane Hull City Loan
Rhian Brewster Swansea Loan
Isaac Christie-Davies Cercle Brugge Loan
Allan Rodrigues de Souza Atletico Mineiro £3.2m
Nathaniel Phillips Stuttgart Loan
Dan Atherton Marine Loan

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