Liverpool’s spending this summer has failed to mirror that of Chelsea or even Tottenham Hotspur.
The club have added just one first-team player in left-back Kostas Tsimikas, who is likely to take on a back-up role behind Andy Robertson.
By comparison, Chelsea have invested over £200million on extensive reinforcements to their first-team squad, bringing household names Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva to Stamford Bridge.
Jurgen Klopp has stated Liverpool are not competing in the same market as Chelsea, simply because they are not “owned by oligarchs.”
But here is the latest Liverpool transfer news.
Dean Smith’s Aston Villa are preparing a £20million bid for Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster, according to the Birmingham Mail.
Brewster has previously expressed his desire to remain at Anfield for the 2020/21 campaign but has not ruled out another loan move away from the Reds.
The young forward could see himself sold by Liverpool, though, if a sizeable bid is made, although any such deal is expected to include a buy-back clause.
Villa are not the only club interested in Brewster, but the Midlands side appear intent on bolstering their attacking options this season having already signed Ollie Watkins from Brentford.
Brewster would be behind Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi in the pecking order at Anfield, which has alerted clubs such as Villa and Sheffield United to the England Under-21 international’s potential availability.
Liverpool defender Anderson Arroyo has been hindered by work permit issues since joining the club in 2018, but he could be offered regular football in the Portuguese top flight.
CD Tondela are coached by former Liverpool assistant manager Pako Ayestaran, who is said to be interested in the Colombian defender, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Arroyo was on loan at Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic last term and could spend the 2020/21 campaign on a similar European loan, this time in Portugal.
The left-back’s future at Liverpool looks bleak following the signing of Kostas Tsimikas to deputise for Andy Robertson and the promotion of Welsh teenager Neco Williams from the under-23s.
Philippe Coutinho’s return to training with Barcelona spells good news for Liverpool’s transfer fund.
As per the agreements and add-ons in Coutinho’s 2018 move to the Catalan club, Liverpool are due an additional £4.5m should Coutinho make another 14 appearances at Barcelona.
Spanish outlet Sport report Coutinho is very much in Ronald Koeman’s plans for the upcoming season, suggesting he will surpass the 90-appearance mark which would trigger the clause and guarantee the additional cash which could be available for Klopp to spend on reinforcements.