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Liverpool transfers: The summer dealings at Anfield

| 10.07.2022

Liverpool transfers, departures and rumours

The Reds finished just behind Manchester City in last season’s Premier League title race and will need a stronger squad if they are to challenge the champions again.

Liverpool have already lost one of their best players following Sadio Mane’s move to Bayern Munich, but Mo Salah has finally committed his future to the club by signing a new contract and Darwin Nunez joined the Reds in a potentially club-record signing from Benfica.

Ahead of the new season, we’re taking a look at the Liverpool transfers and departures since the window opened, potential targets and the latest rumours, and some of their deals feature in our best transfers of the summer.

Who have Liverpool signed?

Their biggest signing of the summer is undoubtedly Nunez, who scored 26 goals in 24 league starts with Benfica last season, plus six goals in the Champions League, including both legs in their quarter-final against Liverpool.

The 23-year-old Uruguayan did not have the easiest start in the Portuguese top flight as a knee injury meant he scored just six times in his maiden campaign and he also missed the Copa America, but he made up for it with his goalscoring exploits last season.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp was keen to bring down the average age of his squad, with Salah, Roberto Firmino and the recently-departed Mane all entering their thirties.

Nunez is capable of playing up front on his own, with a strike partner or wide left, but with Luis Diaz operating in that position it seems he is likely to be operating as a classic centre forward bearing in mind he is good in the air.

He failed to impress in his debut against Manchester United, but scored four goals in another pre-season friendly against RB Leipzig nine days later.

Teenager Fabio Carvalho has joined for a bargain price from Fulham, although the winger is unlikely to threaten the front three immediately in Premier League games.

Liverpool have also signed Scotland Under-21 right-back Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen on a long-term deal to provide competition for Trent Alexander-Arnold, although in reality he may be one for the future.

Liverpool signings:

Darwin Nunez (Benfica – £64m)
Fabio Carvalho (Fulham – £5m)
Calvin Ramsay (Aberdeen – £6.5m)

Who has left Liverpool?

Takumi Minamino was a popular member of the squad, but the Japanese forward struggled for game time and has signed with Monaco on a four-year deal.

Minamino joined Liverpool for a cut-price £7.25m in January 2020 after featuring against them for Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League but was always a fringe player and made just five starts in 30 Premier League appearances.

Takumi Minamino, Liverpool

Divock Origi was never a regular starter, but scored some crucial goals in his seven seasons at Anfield, including a double in that incredible 4-0 Champions League win against Barcelona.

The 27-year-old Belgium striker has since joined Serie A champions AC Milan on a four-year contract.

Defenders Neco Williams and Ben Davies have also left the club, joining Nottingham Forest and Rangers respectively.

Liverpool departures:

Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich – £35m)
Takumi Minamino (Monaco – £15.5m)
Divock Origi (AC Milan – free)
Neco Williams (Nottingham Forest – £16m)
Ben Davies (Rangers – £4m)
Marko Grujic (Porto – £8m)
Sheyi Ojo (Cardiff – free)
Loris Karius (Released)
Ben Woodburn (Preston – free)
Rhys Williams (Blackpool loan)

Who have Liverpool been linked with?

Liverpool had been linked with the likes of Adrien Rabiot and Nicolo Barella, but Klopp is not expecting any more new faces at Anfield.

Who could be leaving Liverpool?

Roberto Firmino

Firmino has a year left on his contract and as things stand the Brazilian striker could leave as a free agent next season, so it remains to be seen whether the Reds decide to cash in as they did with Mane.

Roberto Firmino, Liverpool, Champions League winner odds

Juventus have reportedly had one bid for Firmino rejected but the Serie A giants may come back with a bigger offer.

Nat Phillips

Bournemouth are reportedly lining up a move to sign the 25-year-old defender on loan once again, having spent the last four months of last season at the Vitality Stadium.

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Author

Warren Barner