Liverpool transfer news: Latest January window updates after Gakpo arrives and Klopp recalls defender

Liverpool transfer news: Latest January window updates after Gakpo arrives and Klopp recalls defender

Liverpool have consistently opted against major transfer moves in January following Jurgen Klopp’s arrival in 2015 but a recent 3-1 defeat to Brentford followed by a 2-2 draw with Wolves in the FA Cup has highlighted the need for reinforcements.

In seven winter windows, Klopp had only broken the £10 million mark twice, to sign Virgil van Dijk and Luis Diaz, in 2018 and 2021, respectively. The latest window will make that three times, the Reds having agreed a deal worth an initial £37m to sign PSV’s Cody Gakpo.

Klopp could yet pursue further investment, with a new midfielder a priority for him with the second half of 2022/23 still ahead, perhaps as long-term replacements for Jordan Henderson and James Milner.

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Updated Liverpool transfers

Players in

DatePlayerClubDetails
Jan. 1, 2023Cody GakpoPSV€43 million
Jan. 10, 2023Billy KoumetioAustria ViennaRecalled from loan spell

Players out

DatePlayerClubDetails
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Latest Liverpool transfer news and rumours

Many expect any potential arrivals at Anfield to come in midfield, with Klopp well-stocked elsewhere in his squad, looking ahead to a packed schedule in 2023. Klopp is reported to have a budget close to £100m to work with, if he opts to make a mid-season move.

Goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, right-back Calvin Ramsay, midfielder Harvey Elliott and Scottish winger Ben Doak will all play an increased role in the months ahead, but Klopp is determined to source a new midfield general.

In addition to major news regarding Cody GakpoJude BellinghamEnzo Fernandez detailed below, there are also a few other links being tracked as the January window arrives.

  • Liverpool have been offered the chance to sign Brighton’s Leandro Trossard but have rejected the opportunity (Ben Jacobs)
  • German newspaper BILD claim the Reds are reportedly ‘allowed to negotiate’ with Hannover goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler with Klopp keen on the German.
  • Liverpool could return to a deal for £44m Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes having failed to sign him last summer – however a deal at the end of the season looks more likely than January (The Telegraph)

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Liverpool recall Billy Koumetio

Liverpool have recalled Billy Koumetio from his loan spell with Austria Vienna.

The 20-year-old centre-back initially moved o Vienna for the 2022-23 campaign last July and made 15 appearances in all competitions.

He has made two appearances for the Reds under Klopp and could be involved in first tram action given Virgil van Dijk is currently sidelined with injury.

Koopmeiners discusses Liverpool interest

Atalanta and Netherlands star Teun Koopmeiners admits it is “nice” to be linked with a move to Liverpool.

The Reds have been linked with a move for the 24-year-old despite the club yet to make any formal approach.

The player said: “I saw the links and stories about Liverpool — nice to see that but I’m 100% focused on Atalanta, I’m so happy to play here.”

Liverpool targeting Jude Bellingham in blockbuster deal

Reports indicate that England international Jude Bellingham is Liverpool’s No.1 target, in either the winter or summer market, with links to the Borussia Dortmund midfielder stretching back over 12 months.

England pair Trent Alexander-Arnold and Henderson posted a string of social media hints during their time together at the 2022 World Cup and Liverpool fans are confident of a deal.

The practicality of securing a £100m+ deal in the January window will be difficult, with Dortmund previously hinting at their preference for a summer exit, and Real Madrid also challenging for the 19-year-old. Spanish outlet Marca indicated on Dec. 22 that it’s Los Blancos with the edge for his signature while on Jan. 2, AS claim Dortmund have summoned Bellingham for talks this week in order to clarify his future.

Enzo Fernandez on Jurgen Klopp’s shortlist after World Cup

Enzo Fernandez is also on Klopp’s radar following an impressive start to life at Benfica this season to go with his performances in Qatar 2022 for world champions Argentina.

However, the Portuguese club is expected to demand that any interested party pay the player’s full £105m release clause after the 21-year-old scooped up the FIFA World Cup Young Player Award. Portugal outlet Record reported on Dec. 22 that Liverpool’s initial £88m bid was rejected, and after Benfica president Rui Costa reportedly told DAZN they could let the player leave in January, the club issued a statement denying he had said any such thing.

As a skillful and combative two-way midfielder, he offers a different playing style to Bellingham’s, and one that fits nicely with Klopp’s high-pressing tactics.

However, latest reports indicate Chelsea are closing in on a deal for Fernandez providing they can convince Benfica to sell.

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