Liverpool transfer news latest today: Reds in pursuit of Schalke’s defending duo and Haaland

Liverpool transfer news latest today: Reds in pursuit of Schalke's defending duo and Haaland 1
Salzburg's Norwegian forward Erling Braut Haland celebrates after scoring 1-0 during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match Salzburg v Genk in Salzburg, Austria, on September 17, 2019. (Photo by JOE KLAMAR / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Liverpool transfer news latest today: Reds in pursuit of Schalke’s defending duo and Haaland

Alley Sport brings you the latest developments in the Premier League champions’ plans for the 2021 winter transfer window. Here is the Liverpool transfer news latest today.

Liverpool have suffered early setbacks this season with regards to injuries, as their star centre-back Virgil van Dijk has been ruled out for the season. Fabinho and Joel Matip have also sustained knocks, and while the duo will hopefully be back by January, Liverpool will look to fill the void that van Dijk’s injury and Lovren’s departure has created.

Starting the 19-year-old Rhys Williams and inexperienced Nathaniel Phillips may hamper any serious trophy-charge from Liverpool, and Klopp will be vary of that.

Malick Thiaw and Ozan Kabak headline Liverpool transfer news latest today

Malick Thiaw features in Liverpool transfer news latest today
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Schalke’s defensive duo of Finnish teenager Malick Thiaw and Turkish centre-back Ozan Kabak are rumored to be linked with Liverpool. German newspaper BILD report that Liverpool have been in touch with Thiaw through their scouts ever since the interest first appeared some 6 months ago. Liverpool transfer news today

Klopp’s interest in Kabak has been no secret, with the Liverpool manager reportedly pursuing the Turk in the summer transfer window. While the deal could not have been materialized due to a lack of urgency on Liverpool’s part, recent injury set-backs may finally force Klopp to cross the line and make an official bid in January.

Fabinho to renew contract as Reds target David Alaba and Erling Haaland

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho Tavares is in talks to renew his contract as the Brazilian expressed his excitement regarding the future of the Premier League club. The news comes as a relief for the Reds as Fabinho has been in sensational form and showed his versatility as an emergency centre-back earlier this season.

Liverpool transfer news latest today

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Liverpool are also in talks to contact David Alaba’s agent. Bayern Munich have put a 30 million pound price-tag on the Austrian defender and will be looking to offload him in January knowing that the 28-year-old will leave on a free transfer in the summer of 2021 otherwise.

Alaba will not renew his contract at Bayern after the club’s heirarchy did not meet his 300,000 pounds a week wage demand.

Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland is tipped to be on FSG and Klopp’s radar next year as per the Liverpool transfer news latest today. The Norwegian youngster is in a majestic goal-scoring form and is said to fit FSG’s long term plans. While there is no clear links between him and Liverpool yet, the Reds’ need for a goalscoring striker and Haaland’s form can mean that the Reds contact the ex-Salzburg striker. This was all our Liverpool transfer news latest today. Whom do you think the Premier League giants will land finally?

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