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We round up the latest Liverpool transfer news and rumours on Saturday, as Jurgen Klopp looks set to miss out on a widely reported defensive target.

The Reds are set to take on Premier League leaders Man City at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, looking to inflict the champions elect’s first domestic defeat of the season.

This could mark the league debut of new signing Virgil van Dijk, and all eyes will be on the Dutchman as he builds on an impressive maiden showing against Everton last Friday.

However, Liverpool are rocked by the departure of Philippe Coutinho, with this the first clash since his £142 million move to Barcelona, with Klopp left eyeing a replacement.

The rebuild is set to continue throughout January, and here’s the latest from the rumour mill.

 

Alisson or Butland Move in the Summer?

ST. LOUIS, USA - Monday, August 1, 2016: AS Roma's goalkeeper Becker Alisson in action against Liverpool during a pre-season friendly game on day twelve of the club's USA Pre-season Tour at the Busch Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Reports in the Liverpool Echo on Friday afternoon claimed Klopp is not looking for a new goalkeeper in the January transfer window.

However, James Pearce went on to add that “the manager will then reassess the situation in the summer,” opening up the prospect of another No. 1 arriving in the summer.

The two names most regularly touted with moves to Merseyside are AS Roma’s Brazil international Alisson and Stoke City‘s England hopeful Jack Butland.

And according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Liverpool could make a move for Alisson at the end of the season, with the 25-year-old saying “maybe we’ll talk about it in June.”

But by the same token,



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