Liverpool transfer news – Coutinho latest, rivals eye wonderkid, Mane admirer

After last week’s Premier League title celebrations, Liverpool will be turning their focus to breaking more records this season.

The Reds could yet smash Manchester City ’s record-breaking 100-point tally from the 2017/18 Premier League season with the two sides meeting on Thursday night at the Etihad Stadium.

However, there will also be one eye on retaining the first ever Premier League title next season, and some action may be required in the transfer market to ensure that the Reds maintain their scintillating form from this season.

Having missed out on the signing of Timo Werner due to a lack of finances, Liverpool could look towards more creative means in getting deals on the line in this summer.

There are also expected to be a couple of departures in the coming months and replacing the likes of Adama Lallana and Xherdan Shaqiri will be vital to Klopp’s side maintaining good squad depth.

Here are the latest Liverpool transfer rumours.

Everton touted as English club most likely to sign Coutinho

Former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho could make an unprecedented return to English football on the blue half of Merseyside in the next transfer window.

That is according to Bleacher Report, who have outlined that the Blues are the most interested of any Premier League side when it comes to facilitating a return to the English top flight for Coutinho.

Barcelona are believed to be keen on selling the Brazilian with the Catalan club facing tough financial decisions.

A move to Goodison Park would provide another turn in an eventful few years since leaving Liverpool for Camp Nou.

Chelsea to rival Reds for Bundesliga youngster

Both Liverpool and Chelsea are said to be in the run-in to sign highly-rated Hoffenheim youngster Nick Breitenbucher.

The 17-year-old has attracted the interest of both Premier League clubs, according to The Guardian.

If Breitenbucher were to join the Reds’ youth system, he would team up with fellow German Paul Glatzel, who signed a long-term contract with the club earlier this season.

With finances said to be limited at Anfield this summer, signing the next generation of talent could be a sign of things to come in the next transfer window for Klopp’s side.

Zidane ‘huge admirer’ of Mane

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is believed to be a huge admirer of Liverpool’s Sadio Mane.

The Senegalese forward has been in superb form for Klopp this season and the Spanish giants reportedly admire him greatly, according to The Independent.

Mane is touted as one of Klopp’s most influential players since arriving at the club in 2016, but the prospect of him leaving Merseyside in favour of the Santiago Bernabeu is highly unlikely.

Mirror Football's Top Stories




Nevertheless, admiration from both Zidane and his side shows just how much of a model example Liverpool have become in recent seasons.

Sign up to the Mirror Football email here for the latest news and transfer gossip.

Source: Read Full Article