Liverpool look to have missed out on signing Egypt international Mohammed Salah, after Chelsea stole in at the last minute to secure his services, the Mail Online understands.
Their sources in Switzerland say that the Blues joined the race to sign the winger, who has scored twice against them this season in the Champions League, after sanctioning Juan Mata’s proposed move to Manchester United.
Liverpool have been left with just two fully fit senior midfielders in the lead up to Christmas, with Jordan Henderson now joining their already extensive injury list, the Mirror understands.
The England international had his ankle damaged in a nasty clash with Kevin Nolan in the Reds’ victory over West Ham United on Saturday afternoon, and joins captain Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge, Jose Enrique, Daniel Agger and Sebastien Coates on the side-lines.
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Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom has completed his loan move to Championship side Derby County, Sky Sports understands.
The England U21 captain has joined up with Steve McClaren’s men until the end of the season, and is line to make his debut against Birmingham City on Saturday.
Liverpool are keen on beating Chelsea to the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso, according to the Daily Star.
The 31 year old is unlikely to be offered an extension to his contract, which is set to expire in the summer, following the arrival of a number of new midfielders during the summer.
Liverpool climbed to second place in the Premier League after beating bottom of the table Sunderland 3-1 yesterday afternoon.
Top scorer Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring with his eleventh goal in his last eleven league games, before Luis Suarez doubled the visitor’s advantage on thirty-six minutes.
Martin Skrtel is set to secure a move away from Liverpool when the transfer window reopens in January, according to the Daily Star.
The defender was expected to leave Anfield in January, with Napoli strongly linked with a move for the Slovakia international.
Liverpool made no further additions on transfer deadline day, after completing their business over the weekend.
Toby Alderweireld, who had been linked with a move for the majority of the summer, has admitted to the Metro that he moved to Atletico Madrid because they ‘wanted him more’.
Liverpool are on the verge of completing a deal for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, the Mirror Online understands.
The Reds have offered £21.8m for the Brazil international, which is enough to trigger a buy-out clause in his contract with the La Liga side.