February 4, 2023

With the winter transfer window opening on January 1, 2023, we’re rounding up the deals Liverpool have made, plus the players involved in moves in and out of Anfield.

Bellingham Liverpool’s main summer target

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Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg reports that Liverpool are making Jude Bellingham their main transfer target and that Manchester United are out of the running for the Borussia Dortmund midfielder.

Liverpool say signing Jude Bellingham is their priority for the summer transfer window Heaven Germany.

The German club are said to be already making plans for the 19-year-old’s departure in 2023 as they brace for a big bid in the summer, with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp clearly pushing for the deal.

Liverpool, PSG, Manchester City and Real Madrid are believed to be the most interested sides, with Bellingham likely to cost more than £100 million in transfer fees alone. His current contract expires in 2025.

Diaz injury setback ‘good slap in the face’

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Luis Diaz is on the sidelines for an extended period

Luis Diaz has suffered an injury during Liverpool’s training camp in the United Arab Emirates, with Jurgen Klopp describing it as a “real slap in the face”.

Diaz had been absent since picking up a knee injury in Liverpool’s 3–2 defeat at Arsenal on 9 October, but prepared for his return during the Reds’ warm-weather camp.

Diaz’s latest injury leaves Liverpool with only Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez and Roberto Firmino as fit senior forwards, while Diogo Jota is also currently sidelined with a calf injury.

Who has Liverpool been linked with?

Sofyan Amrabat – Tottenham, Chelsea, Liverpool, West Ham, Newcastle and Atletico Madrid are among those eyeing Amrabat’s future (Daily Mail, December 16); Liverpool are reportedly serious about their attempts to sign Amrabat. It is claimed that a £35 million bid would not be turned down by Fiorentina for the midfielder (Daily ExpressDecember 22).

Jude Bellingham – Liverpool make England and Borussia Dortmund midfielder their main summer target (Heaven GermanyDecember 6).

Youssoufa Moukoko – Chelsea will face competition from Manchester United and Liverpool for Moukoko from Borussia Dortmund, but interested clubs will have to convince the 18-year-old German he will not be signed to sit on the bench (The timesDecember 15).

Chris Rigg – Liverpool lead rivals Everton and Newcastle in the race to sign Sunderland’s England youth captain Rigg, who has been dubbed as the “next Jordan Henderson” (Daily Star on SundayDecember 10).

Enzo Fernandez – Argentine midfielder Fernandez preference would be a move to Liverpool as clubs line up to sign the Benfica star (The mirror21st of December).

The players are linked to a departure from Liverpool

Robert Firmino – Al Nassr’s interest in Liverpool striker Firmino strongly suggests they have gone cold to sign Cristiano Ronaldo on a lucrative free agent contract (The sun, 12 December). Firmino has emerged as a target for Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr (Daily Mirror, Dec. 6).

Confirmed signings from Liverpool

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Confirmed departure from Liverpool

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