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.
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?
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,