Five players Liverpool could buy and sell in January transfer window

Liverpool are expected to be active in the January transfer window as a result of Gomez’s injury.

The centre-back was withdrawn from England duty this week after going down with a knee injury off the ball.

He will likely miss a large portion of the rest of the season, having had surgery on his knee to repair a torn tendon on Thursday.

Gomez will now join Virgil van Dijk in the treatment room, giving Jurgen Klopp a severe issue at the back.

Van Dijk is expected to be sidelined for the rest of the current campaign after suffering an ACL injury and having surgery on his knee.

To make matters worse, Fabinho is still recovering from a hamstring injury and is unlikely to return anytime soon. For that reason, a centre-back will likely be at the top of Klopp’s shopping list for January.

Liverpool have never been a club to overspend for the sake of it, but were believed to be eager to reinforce the defence during the summer.

Before Gomez’s injury, it was expected they would wait until next summer before signing a new centre-back.

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But now, they have been tipped to go after a new defender as soon as possible, meaning a January spending spree could well be on.

Here are some players Liverpool have been linked with and could move to sign during the winter window.

Dayot Upamecano

Liverpool fans will be hoping the club reignites their interest in RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano, having reportedly looked at him during the summer.

The defender will be a target for Manchester United next summer, so the Reds could opt to pounce in the winter window in order to beat them to the punch.

He is valued highly, and could cost a fee in the region of £50million.

Ozan Kabak

A cheaper option could be Ozan Kabak, as reports in Germany suggest the Schalke defender has been put up for sale for £22m.

The defender is believed to be highly regarded by Klopp, but is still young and fairly inexperienced.

Ben White

The Brighton and Hove Albion centre-back seems to be an unlikely target for Liverpool.

The defender is valued at around £50m by the Seagulls, and is a key part of Graeme Potter’s side.

If Liverpool were to prize away the 23-year-old away from the Amex, that deal would more likely come next summer.

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It's been an extremely interesting start to the season for Jurgen Klopp's men.

They got their title defence off to a shaky start as they edged out a seven-goal thriller against Leeds, before going on to conceded seven in a hammering by Aston Villa.

Virgil van Dijk's season was ended by injury in the 2-2 draw at Everton, leaving the title favourites looking far less secure at the back – especially with Alisson's injury worries too.

But there's no slowing down in what is going to be a busy campaign – with Klopp ensuring his men continue at full pace as they bid for more title glory.

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Outgoings will likely be scarce during January, as they were active in offloading players during the summer. However, there could still be some players to depart, with a couple listed here.

Divock Origi

The emergence of new signing Diogo Jota has pushed Origi further down the pecking order at Anfield.

He seems unlikely to play much going forward, and has only made three appearances across all competitions this season – none of which came in the Premier League.

Xherdan Shaqiri

Shaqiri seems to have adopted a bench player role this season, and has regained Klopp’s trust in recent weeks.

During the summer it seemed inevitable that he would depart, but having worked his way back into the frame it is now unlikely he will leave before next season at the earliest.


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