Tis the season for transfer rumours.
Forget about your steadily increasing anxiety over Christmas shopping and gather round the fireplace to unwrap the latest Liverpool transfer gossip involving: the latest on Joao Palhinha, what next for Fabio Carvalho and (would you believe) more links to Khephren Thuram.
Liverpool are one of six teams competing to sign Barcelona centre back Ronald Araujo, so say Nacional.
Barcelona are open to the sale of their third captain in order to raise capital, with Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Newcastle also keen on the 24-year-old Uruguayan, whose contract does not expire until 2026.
It's far from the most reliable source, but Liverpool are looking for centre backs in 2024...
Tuttosport say that although Liverpool are among the clubs interested in Juventus teenage starlet Kenan Yildiz, there is little chance of a move any time soon.
The report claims the Turkey international doesn't want to move despite interest from a host of clubs.
Fine, didn't want him anyway...
Fabio Carvalho could be set to return to Liverpool in January as he loan move in RB Leipzig turned into a dead-end for game time.
90min say that the 21-year-old forward will initially train with Liverpool for a few weeks, while the Reds decide whether to keep him for the rest of the season or find a new loan move.
Meanwhile, Fabrizio Romano claims that Leipzig want the youngster to stay despite only starting him in one Bundesliga game so far in 2023/24.
One player Liverpool are definitely not interested in is Joao Palhinha.
David Lynch reports that the Reds have no intention of making a move for the Fulham midfield enforcer when the transfer window re-opens. At 28, Palhinha is outside the age range for a big-money Liverpool target and the Reds are happy with their midfield options.
Well, that's that then.
Speaking of players who won't sign for Liverpool... Khephren Thuram is among the links again.
The Nice midfielder remains a 'serious' target for Liverpool, according to Calciomercato. Seriously.
Sticking with midfielders, the Daily Mail say Liverpool are among the clubs scouting Middlesbrough star Hayden Hackney.
Spurs are reportedly the Reds' main competition for the England Under-21 international.
And finally, Voetbalkrant (me neither) say Liverpool are among the clubs in the mix for Club Brugge's 18-year-old centre back Jorne Spileers (me neither).
Arsenal, Tottenham and Napoli are also said to be watching the Belgium Under-21 starlet.