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Liverpool FC 2021 Summer Transfer News: Live Updates

Sun 01 August 2021 | 16:30

In the 2020-21 season, Liverpool suffered a lot from several injuries and their bench didn't have enough depth to cover it. In Liverpool FC 20-21 transfers, let's see how the Reds reinforce their squad.

As the defending champion of the Premier League in 2020-21,

Liverpool

didn't fulfill the fans' expectations. The season had its particular situation, including the empty stadiums and for Liverpool, long term injuries. The injuries went catastrophic when the three main defenders—

Virgil van Dijk

, Joe Gomez, and Joel Matip were unavailable for

Jurgen Klopp

for most of the season. Diogo Jota and Jordan Henderson were the other notable long-term injuries in the past season. Of course, if you have Thiago Alcantara in your team, you should have a backup plan for the days he's out due to injury.

In the same season,

Manchester City

, with the squad armed to the teeth, won the title without any trouble. This, more than anything indicates that if Liverpool wants to run for the title, an active transfer window is inevitable for them. Georginio Wijnaldum confirmed his departure before the transfer window opened. This leaves Klopp even fewer options for the midfield. Given the potential absence of the remaining midfielders, hiring midfielders is the most essential transfer objective, next to hiring a reliable defender. 

Read on to find out more about Liverpool FC 2021 summer transfer news:

Liverpool fans are hoping this transfer window would make them premier league champions again.

May 28

Track the latest updates, rumors, and done deals from the summer transfer window.

Ibrahima Konaté

Liverpool signed Ibrahima Konate from

RB Leipzig

to be the first one of

Liverpool FC 20-21 transfers

.The 22 centre back was the top priority in Liverpool's transfer list. After the catastrophic injuries of Liverpool's defenders last season, Jurgen Klopp is trying to cover the weakness in his squad.

Konaté has played in all the France national teams except for the senior team. In 2017, shortly after the debut for

Sochaux

, his transfer came up. Konaté was hired by RB Leipzig and despite his young age, he made his debut in Bundesliga soon. In the second season, he became a crucial player for Leipzig.

Konaté is 194 cm tall and has high physical strength. His style of play is comparable with Virgil van Dijk. Jurgen Klopp had an eye on the French defender last season and it is not the first time Liverpool approached Konate. The fee is reported to be €40 million and he will be introduced officially on July first.

June 10 

Track the latest updates, rumors, and done deals from the summer transfer window.

Adam Lewis

The twenty one year old left back, Adam Lewis has agreed on a season long loan move to the Scottish Premiership club,

Livingston

. David Martindale’s side finished sixth in the last season. Adam Lewis has spent the first half of the 2020-21 season on loan for the ligue 2 side, Amiens SC, but it was cut short in January. For the second half of the season, he was on a loan to Plymouth Argyle in League one and has participated in 20 appearances. 

“It’s fantastic to be trusted with players of this calibre from one of the biggest football clubs in the world and hopefully this leads to further Liverpool FC prospects making their way up to Livingston FC,” Martindale said in an interview.

“It’s a win-win for both parties as we get a player whom financially would not be on our radar and the player gets some much-needed game time to progress and enhance their development in a very competitive league.”

Georginio Wijnaldum

Georginio Wijnaldum

is probably the biggest departure of

Liverpool transfer news

. It was clear before the last season ending that he will go on a different path from The Reds.

Barcelona

was one of the clubs that pursue Wijnaldum and was interested in the free transfer.

Barcelona’s Dutch coach

Ronald Koeman

was one of the reasons the rumors remained until it turned out Wijnaldum is not going to Spain. When a player approaches the final of his contract, it is common to have many offers. The offer Wijnaldum accepted was from

Paris Saint-Germain

and Barcelona to speed the transfer of another Netherlands national team player,

Memphis Depay

.

In five seasons with Liverpool, Wijnaldum caped in 237 games, netted 22 goals, and delivered 16 assists. In Liverpool's competitive midfield selection, he was the first choice for Jurgen Klopp. The 30 years old wore the team's Captain armband on several occasions of his last season in English football.   

June 21

Track the latest updates, rumors, and done deals from the summer transfer window.

Sepp van den Berg

The Liverpool youngster has extended his loan deal to

Preston

. The 19 year old defender first signed a loan deal with Preston in the January 2021 transfer window and made 16 appearances, mostly as a right wing back or right back. 

Speaking after completing the deal, Sepp said: "I’m very pleased. I said it last season at the end that I would love to come back and I was really happy it worked out. I’m just looking forward to playing a whole season now and playing from the start.”

Sepp van den Berg

joined the Reds in the summer of 2019 from

PEC Zwolle

and has featured four times for Jürgen Klopp’s first team to date. Frankie McAvoy, Preston head coach, stated in an interview that: “He came as a right centre back. He didn’t get many games playing in that position, but he fitted in really well as a right back and then as a right wing back. I thought he was fantastic. I think he’s done really well and we’ll see how he does at right centre back.”

June 25 

Track the latest updates, rumors, and done deals from the summer transfer window.

Harry Wilson

Benfica

is interested in signing

Harry Wilson

from Liverpool. Wales national team player in Euro 2020 is getting close to a permanent move. Wilson joined Liverpool U9 in 2005 and since then he had only two appearances for the senior team. The Welsh winger’s contract with Liverpool expires in June 2023.

He has been loaned 5 seasons in five different teams. It is very unlikely for him to become a first team player in Liverpool so either he will go on another loan or he will sign a new club permanently. Benfica has sent an official bid for him to Liverpool but has been rejected. The Portuguese club will keep on negotiating with The Reds. The only full time cap by Wilson for Liverpool was in EFL Cup against Arsenal. The market value of Wilson peaked following his spell at

Bournemouth

in the Premier League. Wilson is Liverpool’s youngest international player ever. 

July 4

Track the latest updates, rumors, and done deals from the summer transfer window.

Kamil Grabara

Kamil Grabara

will wear the number 1 of Copenhagen for the upcoming season. The Polish goalkeeper leaves Liverpool without making any appearances in the senior team. Grabara has played for Liverpool's youth squads. It is not Grabara's first time in Danish Superliga. He was a player of Aarhus GF in two spells. The first spell began from January 2019 until the end of that season. After returning from the loan in AGF, Liverpool sent him on a new loan to

Huddersfield

.

In the Championship, he immediately became a crucial player and made 28 caps for Huddersfield. Aarhus GF took Grabra on a full season loan. His performance helped AGF finish the league in 4th place. The 22 years old goalkeeper will leave Liverpool once again, but this time on a permanent deal. Copenhagen is the most successful Danish club and has the potential to win the Superliga title. The transfer fee is reported to be €3.5 million, with five years length.


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