Liverpool are still in the hunt for new signings and the latest rumour is that they are prepared to take the fight to Manchester City to secure the signature of Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.
Sadio Mane is their secret weapon, with the Senegalese well-placed to persuade his national teammate to turn down a move to the Etihad in favour of Anfield before the window shuts in 10 days.
The club have already signed Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota last week, while long-term they have their eyes on a dream deal for Kylian Mbappe next summer. Watford’s Ismaila Sarr is a more realistic addition before next month’s deadline, while Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele, too, could be an option, though surely only a loan agreement could be reached for the French winger given the time frame and the Catalans still hoping to recoup most of the £124m they spent three years ago
The Reds must also decide on the futures of Georginio Wijnaldum and Rhian Brewster, who is reportedly of interest to Crystal Palace and Sheffield United. Here are the latest transfer rumours surrounding Anfield.