We continue to round up the latest Liverpool transfer news and rumours, including developments over two possible summer loan deals.
The German is contending with a host of injury issues ahead of the trip to Vicarage Road, while there remain doubts over the futures of some of his first-team players.
So what is the latest from the rumour mill on Merseyside? Here’s Wednesday’s update.
No £109 Million Deal Agreed for Coutinho
Liverpool shook hands on a £25 million agreement with Western Union on Wednesday morning, with the global money transfer company becoming the club’s first shirt-sleeve sponsor.
However, the Reds are adamant that they are not set to agree a deal to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona this summer.
They are said to be unwilling to meet with the Spanish side, despite previous reports that they had sent a delegation to England to discuss terms.
And while it was claimed that Coutinho had taken an abject approach to training, he reportedly remains committed to the Reds.
Van Dijk Set to ‘Rot’ at Southampton?
The Netherlands international handed in an official transfer request on Monday, stressing his desire to play for a club challenging in Europe.
This is highly unlikely, though, given the Reds are seemingly willing to break the world transfer record for a defender to sign Van Dijk.
Ojo ‘on Brink’ of Joining Boro on Loan
He was subsequently left out of travelling squads for Hong Kong, Berlin, Munich and Dublin, despite returning to fitness after a troubled 2016/17 campaign.
This is believed to be due to an imminent loan move for the 20-year-old, with the Reds accepting bids from Derby County, Fulham and Middlesbrough.
And according to ESPN FC, Ojo is now close to sealing a season-long switch to the latter.
Joining Garry Monk’s Championship hopefuls should be a positive move for Ojo, as he pursues regular first-team football away from Liverpool.
Reds to ‘Reject’ Hannover Loan Bid for Woodburn
But according to the Mail, the Reds will reject Hannover’s approach for Woodburn, “as they look to keep a closer eye on his immediate progress.”
It remains to be seen whether Kent will be allowed to depart, but Klopp seems eager to keep him on Merseyside, too.
Chelsea Bid for Reds Target Oxlade-Chamberlain?
The 23-year-old started in the Gunners’ penalty shootout victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday, with Arsene Wenger eager to keep him at the Emirates Stadium in 2017/18.
But with just one year left on his contract, Oxlade-Chamberlain is still attracting interest from other Premier League clubs.
Liverpool Eye Vidal as Keita Alternative?
According to This is Anfield’s James Nalton, in an exclusive for World Football Index, the Reds are interested in signing Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal.
Nalton cites sources in Vidal’s native Chile in reporting that Liverpool could pursue a move for the 30-year-old.
Klopp is said to be “keen to bring in a player good enough to slot into [Liverpool‘s starting lineup].”