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LFC Transfer Rumours Round-up: Julian Brandt, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Pedro linked again

The transfer window may be over, but that doesn’t stop constant rumours surrounding players’ futures on a daily basis. Henry Jackson looks at which players have been linked with moves to and from Liverpool over the last few days.

Julian Brandt

The Daily Express reports that Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is keen on acquiring the highly-rated Bayer Leverkusen star.

The 18-year-old attacking midfielder is one of the hottest young properties in both German and European football, and was terrific in the European Under-19 Championships this summer.

Chelsea are also reportedly interested in bringing Brandt to Stamford Bridge, and both the west London club and Liverpool appear likely to try and lure him to the Premier League in January. The likelihood is that he will stay in Germany and continue to develop for the foreseeable future though.


Ezequiel Lavezzi

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Lavezzi was strongly linked with a move to Anfield throughout the summer, and according to the Daily Express Liverpool will reignite their interest in him in January.

The 29-year-old Argentina international is not a regular at Paris Saint-Germain, and both the Reds and Atletico Madrid see him as someone who could bolster their attacking options during the second-half of the campaign and beyond. The fact he would be cup-tied for the Champions League, however, could prove a stumbling block.

Lavezzi’s contract expires in the summer of 2016, and it would, perhaps, suit both parties to sell him. On his day he is an extremely dangerous forward, combining pace, power and a strong work ethic.



LONDON, ENGLAND, Saturday, May 28, 2011: FC Barcelona's Pedro Rodriguez celebrates scoring the first goal against Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Propaganda)
Pedro celebrates scoring the first goal against Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Propaganda)

Again the Daily Express are linking Liverpool with a move for a top-class attacking player.

Pedro is no longer a guaranteed starter at Camp Nou under new manager Luis Enrique, and the arrival of former Red Luis Suarez, who will start alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar in a devastating front three when he returns from suspension, means his chances will be further limited.

The 27-year-old is reportedly being watched by Liverpool and a number of other top Premier League teams, including Arsenal, and his blistering pace, guaranteed goals from wide areas and winning mentality would be a great addition to the Reds’ squad.


Marco Reus

Twitter went into overdrive on Wednesday evening, when Liverpool owner John W. Henry took to his official page (@John_W_Henry) to cryptically suggest the Reds may well be back in for Marco Reus in January.

Whether or not Henry was simply joking around remains to be seen, but Reus, who is widely regarded as one of the finest attacking talents in world football, was often seen as the perfect signing by the club during the summer.

The 25-year-old is a genuinely world-class player, and if the club did manage to prize him away from Borussia Dortmund, and beat other big clubs to his signature, it would prove to be an audacious piece of business.

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