Liverpool transfer news roundup: Defenders admired, Thiago eyed, Salah 'favourite'

In the content dead-zone of the international break, wouldn't it be nice if Liverpool treated us all to the promise of a new signing?

Could it really happen? Well, it's a random Thursday in October. What do you think?

Reality won't stop the rumour train though. Nothing will.

Here's a roundup of the latest Liverpool transfer news and gossip.

Mohamed Salah

Liverpool's number 11 is still being courted by Saudi Arabia.

The Pro League's sporting director Michael Emenalo – the man who oversaw Salah's move to Chelsea back in 2014 – has called the Egyptian a 'personal favourite', when speaking to TZ.

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Thiago Alcantara

Elsewhere in potential outgoings, ESPN report that Barcelona have Thiago on a shortlist to strengthen their midfield. The Catalan giants could look to bring the perma-injured veteran back to where it all began when his Liverpool contract expires next summer.

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Piero Hincapie

© Proshots - Piero Hincapie

Liverpool's interest in Leverkusen centre back Piero Hincapie is 'not concrete', says Fabrizio Romano. Instead, the Reds are looking at a number of centre back options.

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Antonio Silva and Goncalo Inacio

Among those options could be Portuguese duo Goncalo Inacio and Antonio Silva, according to Neil Jones.

Both players, along with Hincapie, are being looked at for 2024 – though the Reds may only sign a player in January if they have injury problems among their current options.

Joao Palhinha

Anfield Watch understands that Fulham's Joao Palhinha is still being monitored by Liverpool, and the 28-year-old would cost around £70m.

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Khvicha Kvaratskhelia

And finally, ex-Liverpool star Stephen Warnock has urged the Reds to go after Napoli's Khvicha Kvaratskhelia as a potential Salah successor, while speaking on TalkSPORT.

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