Liverpool transfer news latest as Mount, Mac Allister and Lavia targeted for summer window


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will be given a sizeable transfer budget to work with this summer as he looks to revive the Reds squad for the 2023/24 campaign.

The combined departures of James Milner, Roberto Firmino, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita will leave gaps to be filled, alongside reinforcements elsewhere for Klopp.

Liverpool have fallen short in their top-four challenge, with Klopp facing a battle to secure key signings without the allure of Champions League football at Anfield.

However, the German boss remains positive over the situation and he is likely to target players currently in the Premier League.

MORE: Why are Roberto Firmino, James Milner leaving Liverpool and where are they going next?

Liverpool players IN: 

Name Position Transferred to Transfer fee

Liverpool players OUT:

Name Position Transferred to Transfer fee
James Milner MID Released
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain MID Released
Naby Keita MID Released
Roberto Firmino FWD Released

Lavia on Liverpool radar?

Southampton midfield youngster Romeo Lavia looks set to be a wanted man this summer, with Liverpool and Chelsea – but not his former club Manchester City (who have a buyback clause) reportedly in the running.

The Times claim Liverpool have been monitoring the 19-year-old who is valued at around £40million and has been one of a few shining lights in a desperately poor season at St Mary’s.

Klopp ready to Chelsea for Mount

Klopp has already confirmed Liverpool will not be pursuing long-standing target Jude Bellingham this summer due to an escalating bidding war with Borussia Dortmund.

That is likely to persuade Klopp to look closer to home for midfield upgrades, with Chelsea’s Mason Mount a slightly surprising target, but Liverpool are keen on the England star.

Mount has established himself as a fans favourite at boyhood club Chelsea, rising through through club’s youth ranks to become a first-team regular.

Mason Mount of Chelsea

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However, the 24-year-old is unsettled by the lack of clarity over who Chelsea’s new manager will be and he is currently unwilling to commit to a rumoured seven-year contract on offer at Stamford Bridge.

Reports from local outlet the Liverpool Echo claim Liverpool are working on a potential £45m/$56m deal but The Athletic’s transfer expert David Ornstein has hinted Arsenal will challenge for him.

World Cup star wanted at Anfield

Klopp’s other midfield target is Brighton & Hove Albion’s 2022 World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister on the back of an impressive 12 months for the Argentinian.

Despite Brighton finishing the campaign narrowly behind Liverpool and both sides qualifying for Europe, Mac Allister has not hidden his desire to play at a more prestigious club.

Brighton have a reputation for developing Premier League talent and securing a maximum transfer fee since their arrival in the top flight.

Chairman Tony Bloom hinted at transfer interest already beginning in Mac Allister but he is ready to play the long game over the 24-year-old’s future.

“We know there’s going to be a lot of clubs, not just in this country, but around Europe, that are going want him to play for them,” he said. “But, at the moment he’s wearing blue and white stripes and I’m delighted about that.”

Bloom is open to selling Mac Allister as he looks to retain Mosies Caicedo and Evan Ferguson at the AMEX Stadium, and he could push for a £42m/$48m fee, with transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claiming Liverpool want the deal completed by early June.

Van Dijk’s ‘successor’ highlighted

Defensive lynchpin Virgil van Dijk has been a key voice in claiming how Liverpool can still attract top talent to Anfield despite their low-key showing in 2022/23.

The Dutch international remains a first-choice pick for Klopp, but his centre-back partner has rotated, with Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konate fighting it out.

Joe Gomez appears to have slipped further down the pecking order, and with Matip not a long-term solution, Klopp needs another option alongside the developing Konate.

Reports from the Daily Mail claim Liverpool have joined Chelsea and Arsenal in tracking Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi.

The England international has been calmly effective in the Eagles backline this season, but a rumoured £50m/$57.5m asking price could be an issue unless Klopp can offload some squad players.

Liverpool transfer rumours and reports

Midfield is a key area in need of revamping for Klopp, despite the calls to shuffle Trent Alexander-Arnold into the engine room, with Milner and Firmino’s combined experience also a key loss.

Klopp has consistently looked to present Liverpool as the perfect setting for players to take the next step and he will be looking to continue that pattern in 2023.

Liverpool 2023/24 transfer links

Name Position Age Club Nationality Transfer value Source
Mason Mount MID 24 Chelsea ENG £45m/$56m Liverpool Echo
Alexis Mac Allister MID 24 Brighton & Hove Albion ARG £42m/$48m Multiple
Marc Guehi DEF 22 Crystal Palace ENG £30m/$37m Daily Mail
Harvey Barnes FOR 25 Leicester City ENG £25m/$32m Multiple
Orkun Kokcu MID 22 Feyenoord TUR £26m/$32m
Romeo Lavia MID 19 Southampton BEL £40m/$50m The Times

Liverpool squad 2023/24

Position Name Contracted until
GK Alisson 2027
GK Caoimhin Kelleher 2026
GK Adrian 2023
DEF Trent Alexander-Arnold 2025
DEF Calvin Ramsay 2027
DEF Andrew Robertson 2026
DEF Kostas Tsimikas 2025
DEF Nathaniel Phillips 2025
DEF Virgil van Dijk 2025
DEF Joel Matip 2024
DEF Ibrahima Konate 2026
DEF Joe Gomez 2027
MID Jordan Henderson 2025
MID Fabinho 2026
MID Thiago Alcantara 2024
MID Curtis Jones 2027
MID Stefan Bajcetic 2027
MID Fabio Carvalho 2027
MID Harvey Elliott 2027
FWD Diogo Jota 2027
FWD Mo Salah 2025
FWD Luis Diaz 2027
FWD Darwin Nunez 2028
FWD Cody Gakpo 2028
FWD Ben Doak

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