Transfer Deadline Day: What could happen for Liverpool FC

01.02.2016


Deadline Day is upon us, following a month of speculation surrounding possible Liverpool signings, and we bring you a rundown of what could potentially occur today.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, January 25, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp before the Football League Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg match against Stoke City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As this reaches you, the in-the-knows will already be linking the Reds with potential new players, there will have been claimed sightings of world-class talents in Liverpool, whilst Sky Sports play out their pantomime interpretation.

Deadline Day has become an integral part of the footballing calendar these days, whether you like it or not, and the next 15 hours or so promise to be as intriguing and ridiculous as ever.

Despite constant speculation linking Liverpool with exciting new purchases, this transfer window has actually proved to be a quiet one to date for the Reds.

Marko Grujic was signed from Red Star Belgrade for £5.1 million, but we will not get to see the young midfielder in a Liverpool shirt until next season, having returned to his former club on loan until the end of 2015/16.

Steven Caulker is the only other arrival so far this window, on loan from Queen’s Park Rangers, with Liverpool struck by several defensive ailments.

The transfer window shuts at 11pm tonight — could there be a final flurry of activity at Liverpool?


 

Alex Teixeira

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The ‘Alex Teixeira to Liverpool’ transfer rumour has dominated much of the headlines this month, with Ian Ayre even flying out to Miami to try and secure a deal for the highly rated Shakhtar Donetsk forward.

Talks have frustratingly stalled in the last week or so, however, with Skakhtar demanding a fee of somewhere between £38 million and £53 million for the Brazilian, and Klopp seemingly unwilling to spend that sum of money on him.

Although the move does appear to be dead in the water until the summer, according to the Liverpool Echo, among others, it would be wrong to completely rule out some Deadline Day drama.

 

Denis Cheryshev

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Denis Cheryshev is one of those players who seems to have been eternally linked with a move to Liverpool in recent years — a bit like Man United and Wesley Sneijder.

According to Paco Gonzalez of Spanish radio station Cope, and corroborated by AS, the Reds are looking to strike a deal for the winger before the end of the transfer window.

The Real Madrid man has failed to secure regular first-team football for the European giants this season, and has reportedly been deemed surplus to requirements by new manager Zinedine Zidane.

It is not a signing that would exactly feel like a season-changing moment for Liverpool, but considering Jordon Ibe is Klopp’s only current wide-man of note, sealing a deal for him may be a shrewd piece of business.

Like so many reports, however, don’t bank on it.


 

Jerome Sinclair

EXETER, ENGLAND - Friday, January 8, 2016: Liverpool's Jerome Sinclair in action against Exeter City during the FA Cup 3rd Round match at St. James Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Much has been made of Jerome Sinclair’s Liverpool future in the last month or so, with the 19-year-old keen to leave Anfield in order to enjoy more first-team football.

Watford have long been the club most likely to acquire the teenager’s signature, and it is a move that could run late into the day.

Rumours of Sinclair moving to Vicarage Road cooled a little at the end of last week, according to the Daily Mail, with a bid from the Hornets falling short of Liverpool’s £3 million valuation of him.

Don’t rule out the striker getting his wish for a move, however, with his second-half cameo against West Ham United on Saturday potentially his last appearance for the Reds.

 

Lawrence Vigouroux

Lawrence Vigouroux

Currently halfway through a season-long loan at Swindon Town, Lawrence Vigouroux is wanted on a permanent basis by the League One club, according to FLIC Wiltshire.

The eccentric Liverpool goalkeeper, who was suspended by Swindon earlier in the season for paying a £50 fine in pennies, has impressed at the County Ground this season, playing 27 times in all competitions.

He clearly has no future on Merseyside, so it would appear to be in the best interest of Vigouroux, the Reds and the Cherries to complete a deal before tonight.

The fact that Danny Ward is now back at Anfield surely only heightens the odds.

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