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Sporting's Portuguese forward Gelson Martins in action during the Portuguese League football match Sporting CP vs Vitoria Guimaraes at Alvadade stadium in Lisbon on March 5, 2017. (Photo by Pedro Fi??za/NurPhoto) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***

Liverpool could take advantage as former targets trigger Sporting CP exit

LONDON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 10, 2014: Sporting Clube de Portugal's William Carvalho in action against Chelsea during the final UEFA Champions League Group G match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

William Carvalho not a Liverpool target, despite claims in Portuguese press

LONDON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 10, 2014: Sporting Clube de Portugal's William Carvalho in action against Chelsea during the final UEFA Champions League Group G match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Rumour Mill: Liverpool linked again with £25m defensive midfielder

Has Brendan Rodgers finally realised the need for a defensive midfielder?

LONDON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 10, 2014: Sporting Clube de Portugal's William Carvalho in action against Chelsea during the final UEFA Champions League Group G match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

10 Ones to Watch for Liverpool in the 2015 European Under 21 Championship

The 2015 European U21 Championship gets underway on Wednesday night, and here Jack Lusby selects 10 young players for Liverpool to watch this summer.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 10, 2014: Sporting Clube de Portugal's William Carvalho in action against Chelsea during the final UEFA Champions League Group G match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

William Carvalho: Would Sporting Lisbon midfielder be a good signing for Liverpool?