We round up the latest Liverpool transfer news and rumours, as the final week of the summer window promises furthers ins and outs on Merseyside.
The German will be looking to build on that in the transfer market before August 31, and here’s the latest from the rumour mill for the Reds.
Reds ‘Firmly in the Frame’ For Oxlade-Chamberlain
With just three players arriving to bolster Klopp’s squad so far this summer, the hope is further reinforcements are secured ahead of Thursday’s deadline.
According to the Mirror, the Reds are set to make a “huge push” for the 23-year-old, after he rejected a new £180,000-a-week contract offer from the north London club.
Reports claim that Arsenal are now ready to sell Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has just one year left on his current deal, with the Gunners valuing their No. 15 at £35 million.
The Reds face competition from Chelsea for his signature, but “Oxlade-Chamberlain’s team-mates think he is more likely to go to Liverpool.”
West Brom Set For £30 Million Sakho Bid
Liverpool are still yet to secure departures for some of their out-of-favour talents, too, most notably France centre-back Mamadou Sakho.
Sakho has spent the summer working his way back to full fitness following a knee injury, but is not in the frame for a first-team return under Klopp.
City’s pursuit of Evans is said to be heading towards a deal worth in excess of £30 million, financing the Baggies approach for Liverpool’s No. 3.
Liverpool Could Sell Origi Before Deadline
Another player touted with an exit before the end of the transfer window is Divock Origi, with surprise reports emerging on Friday night.
And the Telegraph have claimed that Liverpool “may be prepared” to sell the Belgian, who is eager to play regular first-team football.
Tottenham, Anderlecht and Marseille are all said to be interested in Origi, though the likelihood of the Reds parting ways with the 22-year-old seems slim.
These claims seemingly stemmed from Klopp’s comments ahead of Sunday’s clash with Arsenal, saying Origi was left out in midweek due to the strength of his attacking options.
Coutinho to Request Champions League Omission
“If they want to see him and check him, he has to go there,” he told reporters. “I don’t know exactly but I think it will happen. We’ll do it, it’s no problem.”
This is something of a surprise, given Coutinho has supposedly been sidelined with a back injury since the start of the season, as he pushes for a move to Barcelona.
Klopp ‘Interested’ in Future Demirbay Deal
Finally, one of Hoffenheim’s standout talents from the Reds’ two-legged victory, Kerem Demirbay has been linked with a move to Merseyside.
German publication Bild claim that Klopp spoke to the 24-year-old after Wednesday’s clash.
“Liverpool have already made Demirbay aware that [Klopp] can imagine seeing the midfield strategist in the red jersey,” they report.
However, it is suggested that a move for the midfielder is unlikely to come this summer, with Demirbay signing a new contract with the Bundesliga side in February.