Liverpool transfer news LIVE updates: Coutinho to Barcelona latest, Pulisic preference
Liverpool transfer news LIVE: Follow below for updates on the latest moves at Anfield
Thursday 17 August
Philippe Coutinho Barcelona update
05:30: Barcelona chief Pep Segura is confident the club will complete deals for both Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele.
The Catalan club have been desperate to find a replacement for Neymar since his move to Paris Saint-Germain, but so far have only signed Paulinho to the dismay of their supporters.
And Barcelona general manager Segura has given the fans some hope by claiming Coutinho and Dembele – their top two targets – are close to signing.
“Signings? We’ll strengthen the team in the next few days,” he said.
“Coutinho and Dembele? We’re close, but until everything is finalised, we can’t say anything else. We hope they can wear Barca’s jersey.”
Christian Pulisic prefers Real Madrid or Barcelona
05:00: Christian Pulisic would rather move to Real Madrid or Barcelona, according to Brian McBride.
The winger is a long-term target of Liverpool but the former Fulham man doesn’t think Jurgen Klopp will be able to sign the 18-year-old.
The Reds are looking to strengthen as they prepare for a return to the Champions League.
“No disrespect to Liverpool, but he probably has his heights set even higher,” McBride told ESPN FC.
“I’ve heard that that (Barcelona or Real Madrid) is part of the plan.”
Jurgen Klopp suggestion
04:30: Liverpool must bring in a centre-back like Jamie Carragher this summer or they can forget about competing for the Premier League title, according to former manager Roy Evans.
Jurgen Klopp has earmarked his defence as a priority area for improvement this summer.
But Evans reckons the German boss also needs to look at bringing in a leader with a vocal presence like Carragher otherwise it could cost the Anfield club dearly this season.
“They need somebody like a Jamie Carragher, someone who verbally puts people in their places, pulls people together,” Evans told talkSPORT.
“I don’t know if the Van Dijk lad is really verbal and is an organiser but if we were to have that sort of player, it would make a massive difference to the team.”