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

13:30 GMT 18/01/2020
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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

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 defnder 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

Read full story here!

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.

Awoniyi Mainz loan coming to an end

Liverpool are likely to end Taiwo Awoniyi’s loan at Mainz this month, with the Nigerian striker the subject of interest from a host of European clubs.

The 22-year-old had hoped to shine when moving to Germany last summer, but has made just six appearances for the Bundesliga strugglers.

Full story from Neil Jones here!

Liverpool reject Shaqiri approach

The Reds have turned down a loan enquiry for Switzerland forward Shaqiri from Roma, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Serie A side are said to have eyed the midfielder as a potential replacement for Nicolo Zaniolo, who is due to miss out on the rest of the season due to a knee injury.

The Anfield hierarchy, however, have rejected such an approach.

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

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