Liverpool transfer update: Three targets, two youngsters could be on the move

Pete Lynch January 13, 2021
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Here’s a round-up of the latest transfer news surrounding Liverpool.

Earlier this week we reported on Liverpool’s links to Folarin Balogun and Dayot Upamecano, among others.

Here’s the latest transfer news and gossip from the Liverpool camp.

Liverpool transfer update – possible signings

Nikola Maksimovic

According to Sky Sports, the Reds are chasing Napoli centre-back Nikola Maksimovic.

The Italian club’s president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, comfirmed Liverpool had made an enquiry about the defender but added he was waiting to hear from the Reds again.

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Yves Bissouma

Speaking on The Transfer Window Podcast, Duncan Castles said Klopp is interested in signing Brighton and Hove Albion’s Yves Bissouma.

The midfielder has also been linked with Arsenal of late but Klopp is thought to view Bissouma as a long-term replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum.

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Loic Bade

Another potential solution to Liverpool’s defensive woes is RC Lens youngster Loic Bade.

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According to le10sport, Liverpool are monitoring the 20-year-old centre-back’s progress in France. He is, however, also wanted by AC Milan.

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Liverpool transfer update – should they stay or should they go?

Adam Lewis

Liverpool’s young left-back Adam Lewis has had his season-long loan at Amiens cut short, as reported by RMC, via GFFN.

The academy graduate made nine appearances in France but has returned to Merseyside.

Klopp will now decide whether Lewis is sent out on loan again this month or remains as defensive cover.

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Divock Origi

Wolverhampton Wanderers have given up on Divock Origi, according to the Daily Mirror.

Manager Nuno Espirito Santo has reportedly been told there aren’t enough funds at the club to bring in the striker.

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Taiwo Awoniyi

Currently on loan at Union Berlin, Taiwo Awoniyi has said he’s desperate to play for his parent club.

The 23-year-old has been sent out on several loans, having joined the Reds in 2015. However he has told First Time Finish he’s eager to impress Klopp i given the chance.

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Ones who got away

Dayot Upamecano

Klopp is also reportedly keen on RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano as he looks to bolster his defensive options.

However, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has told Sky Sports News Upamecano’s signature is “impossible” this month.

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David Alaba

Liverpool’s recruitment team has decided against moving for Bayern Munich star David Alaba.

In a rather strange twist, the Independent claims the Reds are no longer targeting the defender as he is “too small”.

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Freelance sports journalist from Derry/Londonderry with experience at Sky Sports News and the International University Sports Federation. Huge Liverpool and Northern Ireland fan.