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Mahrez begins Liverpool talks

Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez has opened talks with Liverpool over a potential January move to Anfield, the Express reports.

The Reds are looking to bolster their ranks after losing Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and see the Algeria international as a suitable option.

It is claimed that Mahrez is open to the idea of playing under Jurgen Klopp although would prefer a move to Arsenal, with whom there has been no contact thus far.

Gomez says Liverpool won't dwell on Coutinho

Joe Gomez, Liverpool

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez says nobody at the club is dwelling on the loss of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona. 

Gomez insists the playing and coaching staff at Anfield have already moved on, and instead are focusing on the high-profile arrival of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton. 

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Klopp mum on January Keita arrival

Naby Keita

Jurgen Klopp has rejected suggestions that Naby Keita's transfer from RB Leipzig to Liverpool could be moved to January.

The midfielder will arrive in the summer but Philippe Coutinho's departure to Barcelona has led to speculation that Liverpool could use some funds from that deal to push Keita's arrival forward. 

"I will not start [speculating] now. He is a player of Leipzig and will be in the summer here. That's all I know," Klopp said. 

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Liverpool can't 'suffer' over Coutinho - Klopp

Coutinho presentation Barcelona

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged his side to move forward and not "suffer" after Philippe Coutinho's move to Barcelona. 

Klopp is leaning on his experience losing key players during his time in charge of Borussia Dortmund, saying: "We lost plenty of players at Dortmund… one player is never a problem."

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World record fee a 'big compliment' - Van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk Liverpool Everton

Virgil van Dijk has told Sky Sports that being subject to a world-record transfer for a defender is a "big compliment".

The Dutchman recently moved from Southampton to Liverpool for £75 million.

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Liverpool set Sturridge price

Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool are ready to sell wantaway striker Daniel Sturridge for £30 million, the Daily Mail   reports.

The England international has reportedly asked to leave Anfield in January, though that valuation and his £150,000-a-week wages could prove problematic.

Stoke City were said to be interested in a move, but the club won't make a decision until a new manager is in place.

Ox: Liverpool fine without Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Liverpool

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has insisted the exit of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona should have no impact on his side. 

"The fact is he has gone now and we have to think about what we have got that is going to get the job done. I have every faith in the boys that we just move on now.

"I don't think it should affect us at all."

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Premier League giants compete for Wilmot

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are interested in Stevenage defender Ben Wilmot, ESPNFC reports.

All four clubs sent scouts to evaluate the 18-year-old centre-back during Stevenage's FA Cup match against Reading last weekend.

Klopp helped Dortmund push up Dembele price

Ousmane Dembele Barcelona

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

Christian Pulisic Borussia Dortmund

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. 

Jardim gives Liverpool & Arsenal Lemar hope

Thomas Lemar Monaco

Monaco head coach Leonardo Jardim has said that his club do not expect to sell attacker Thomas Lemar this January, but he confessed that if an astronomical offer came their way, they would be in no position to decline it.

Liverpool and Arsenal have both been linked to the France international in recent weeks, and while Jardim wants to keep the 22-year-old as long as possible, he is aware of the financial realities of the modern game.

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Keita could join Liverpool in January

Naby Keita RB Leipzig

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.

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Trapp planning PSG stay

Kevin Trapp PSG

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."

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Liverpool close to Dani Ceballos

Dani Ceballos Real Madrid

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

Roberto Firmino Liverpool Swansea

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.