Liverpool transfer roundup: Diaz move is a’real possibility’ after Klopp rejects January bid


Liverpool may have moved nine points closer to Manchester City, but Jurgen Klipp’s side still has Ibrahima Konate arriving in the summer as their only transfer business for the season.

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Southampton may have halted Manchester City’s march, but Liverpool are still looking up at Pep Guardiola’s side.

A 1-1 away draw at St Marys ended the reigning Premier League champions’ 12 match winning streak and gave Jurgen Klopp’s men the opportunity to encroach on their lead at the top of the table.

While the Reds’ 3-1 away victory against Crystal Palace enabled them to make up some ground, City still command a nine-point lead over the Merseysiders.

However, the Liverpool boss would have been please by his side’s recent performances, particularly without the influential Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

There are only three days left in the transfer window. Mirror Football This article examines three players who could leave or arrive at Anfield in the January transfer window.

Diaz bid ‘real possibility’

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Liverpool could mount a transfer offensive against Luis Diaz from Porto, after reportedly rejecting Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs were believed to be interested in the Colombian forward but he is believed not to have turned down their offers.

Many clubs across Europe have noticed him, as he has accumulated 16 goals and six assists in just 28 appearances for the Portuguese giants.

Also, reports from Record, the Portuguese outlet Sport WitnessThere are a variety of claims that there is a ‘real possibility’Liverpool could be a potential mover for the forward.

Tottenham are believed to have tabled an offer of around £37million, but the purported value would likely be nearer the £60m mark.

Liverpool are yet not to make a January signing, and they were very quiet during the previous window where Ibrahima Konate was signed from RB Leipzig.

Williams’ move is blocked

Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom admitted Liverpool had rejected the Championship side’s advances to sign the defender.

Williams’ garnered plenty of attention and praise last season, as he was one of the defenders who stepped up to help fill the void departed by the injured Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, and Joel Matip.

However, the fitness of the aforementioned defensive trio and Konate’s arrival, has pushed him further down the pecking order at Anfield.

However, the young Englishman won’t be heading to Bramall Lane as Heckinbottom confirmed that the Reds rejected his approach.

“As far as we know he’s not available as it stands”Heckingbottom, during his press conference, stated that via The Star

“He’s Liverpool’s player and we just have to keep monitoring lots of players who we think could come in and do a good job for us.”

Victor Osimhen

Arsenal has reportedly joined the race to win Victor Osimhen’s previous Liverpool target.

Napoli star Napoli has been one of Europe’s most promising strikers, contributing nine goals and two assists to the Italian giants in all competitions.

But, it seems that reports from an Italian outlet are not accurate Gazzetta dello Sport, claim Mikel Arteta’s side have identified the striker as a possible alternative to previous transfer target Dusan Vlahovic.

Fiorentina’s striker appears to be headed to Italian giants Juventus. Therefore, the Gunners are now looking at alternative options.

Liverpool had been linked to Osimhen while he was playing for French giants Lille. However, they decided against a move for Osimhen.

Newcastle United are also purported to be interested in the striker, who is reportedly valued at around £58m by Napoli.