The 56 midfielders Liverpool have been linked with in the transfer gossip columns: Mac Allister, Gravenberch…
Liverpool are in need of a midfield revamp in 2023 and they have reportedly been keeping an eye on a lot of potential targets.
The Reds need to strengthen their midfield as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita and James Milner are just a few weeks away from becoming free agents and are likely to leave Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp is reportedly on the lookout for at least two big-name midfield additions as he looks to get Liverpool back up the Premier League table.
We’ve taken a look at every midfielder that Liverpool have been linked with since the summer transfer window closed.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool have already presented their project and financial proposal to Mac Allister as they look to win the race for his signature.
Caicedo has been starring alongside Mac Allister in Brighton’s midfield a report from Football Insider states that the 21-year-old is admired by the Liverpool recruitment team.
Arsenal remain Rice’s most likely destination but Sky Sports have revealed that Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United have also expressed an interest in signing the West Ham captain.
Despite only joining Wolves last summer, Nunes has already been linked with a move away and Football Insider claim that Liverpool are exploring a deal to buy the Portugal international.
Liverpool could potentially make a double raid on Wolves as The Daily Mirror reports that they are now seriously considering a move for Neves, who is valued at around £50m.
Palhinha has been enjoying an impressive debut season at Fulham and Football Insider claim that Liverpool have sent scouts to watch the midfielder on multiple occasions.
Mount is yet to sign a contract extension at Chelsea and The Guardian state that the midfielder looks increasingly likely to join Liverpool.
Spanish outlet Nacional state that Klopp believes that Kante would fit in perfectly at Anfield and has now asked the Liverpool board to sign the midfielder, who is available on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Alongside Mount and Kante, Liverpool are also keeping an eye on another Chelsea midfielder as the Independent revealed that Gallagher features high up on their list for midfield reinforcements.
Bentancur has enjoyed an impressive first year at Tottenham and while a serious knee injury has ended his season, reports in Spain claim he was coming under Jurten Klopp’s watchful gaze.
Rodrigo Bentancur for Tottenham vs Liverpool:
◉ Most duels won (10)
◉ Most take-ons (4/4)
◉ Most tackles (4)
◎ 92% pass accuracy
◎ 70 touches
◎ 17 final third passes
◎ 9x possession won
◎ 3 crosses
Spurs have a gem.
— Squawka (@Squawka) November 6, 2022
Tielemans is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2022/23 season and Football Insider have revealed that Liverpool are plotting a move for the Leicester City midfielder.
Maddison has been in excellent form for Leicester in the Premier League this season and Football Insider claim that Liverpool have an “active interest” in the midfielder.
As per reports in Spain, Klopp has ordered Liverpool to piece together a £88m offer to Newcastle to try and tempt them to sell Guimaraes.
The Times claim that Liverpool are keeping tabs on the 15-year-old, who made his senior debut for Arsenal earlier this season.
French source Jeunes Footeux reported that Liverpool and Chelsea both hold an interest in the Sheffield United midfielder and have been attentive to his situation.
Hall has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Birmingham City and a report from the Daily Mail revealed that Liverpool have been scouting the 18-year-old.
Another teenage talent, Scott is currently with Bristol City but has been watched by some senior members of Liverpool’s recruitment team, per the Daily Mail.
Tchouameni rejected Liverpool in order to sign for Real Madrid last summer, but the Daily Mirror claim that he remains on their radar and is ‘unhappy’ with his current situation in Spain.
Liverpool reportedly made an enquiry for Valverde in the summer and Fichajes believe they will reignite their interest in the Real Madrid midfielder in 2023.
De Jong has been heavily linked with Manchester United in recent months but ESPN claim that Liverpool have also made contact with the midfielder’s representatives.
Merino has been in brilliant form for Real Sociedad this season and journalist Rudy Galetti claims that he is now on Klopp’s list of midfield targets.
Llorente is valued at around £35m as Atletico Madrid look to balance the books and a report from Fichajes states that Liverpool are willing to table an offer of that size.
Fichajes also reported that Liverpool and Everton have both been impressed by Real Betis’ Rodriquez, who would be available for around €30m.
Musah impressed at the World Cup and 90min have since said that Liverpool have made contact with his representatives to register their interest in a transfer.
After winning the World Cup with Argentina, Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodrigo De Paul has been linked with Liverpool – who have held interest in him before – by sources in the Spanish media.
As per TuttoAtalanta, Liverpool sounded out Koopmeiners’ availability with Atalanta earlier this year and were informed about his €40m price tag.
Amrabat shot to prominence following his performances at the World Cup and Foot Mercato journalist Anas Bakhkhar revealed that Klopp has met his agent.
According to journalist Ahmet Ercanlar, Jurgen Klopp spoke to Elmas over the phone and told the Napoli midfielder that he wants him at Liverpool.
Zielinski reportedly came close to joining Liverpool in 2016 and Polish outlet Meczyki claim that the Napoli star is on Klopp’s list of targets once again.
Another Napoli midfielder, Lobotka has also attracted interest from Liverpool, according to a report from Calciomercatoweb.
Rabiot’s Juventus contract expires at the end of the season and 90min reported that Liverpool have been in regular contact with the player’s representatives.
The Daily Mail claim that Liverpool are open to signing Juventus’ McKennie, who is currently on loan at Leeds United.
Milinkovic-Savic is often linked with Premier League clubs and Calciomercatoweb report that Liverpool are weighing up a move for the 28-year-old.
As per Calciomercatoweb, Liverpool are looking to offload Naby Keita and are willing to offer him to Inter Milan as part of a deal to sign Brozovic.
Alongside Brozovic, Calciomercatoweb also claim that Liverpool have a concrete interest in Inter’s Nicolo Barella and the Italy international is reportedly at the top of Klopp’s midfield shortlist.
It’s safe to assume that this one won’t be happening as Bennacer has now signed a new long-term contract with AC Milan.
Gravenbech only joined Bayern Munich last summer but could move on at the end of the season in search of regular first-team football.
According to The Times<, Liverpool have “stepped up” their efforts to sign the midfielder and a club representative recently met with his father in the Netherlands.
It’s no secret that Bellingham was Liverpool’s top transfer target in 2023 and this has been confirmed by the likes of Fabrizio Romano, Bild and many more.
But it’s now been reported that the Reds have had to pull out of the race for his signature due to the finances involved and Real Madrid have become favourites to sign the midfielder.
According to 90min, Liverpool are among several Premier League clubs to have scouted Stach, whose contract at Mainz expires in 2024.
Sky Deutschland have since reported that the defensive midfielder is open to leaving Mainz as he targets a place in the Germany squad for Euro 2024.
Liverpool were heavily linked with the RB Leipzig midfielder but Romano has since confirmed that he’s agreed to join Bayern Munich on a free transfer.
Lindstrom has admitted that he’s a Liverpool fan and his impressive displays for Eintracht Frankfurt have caught Klopp’s attention.
Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg has reported that Liverpool and Arsenal have both opened dialogue over a move for the Denmark international.
Romano announced that Liverpool are following Borussia Monchengladbach’s Kone, who has also attracted interest from Chelsea, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.
Per 90min, Liverpool are keeping a close watch on young Lille midfielder Carlos Baleba, who is rated at around £30m.
The Daily Mail report that Liverpool were the first Premier League club to set their sights on Monaco’s Fofana, and he has a £21.9m price tag.
According to French journalist Ignazio Genuardi, Liverpool have cast their eyes on the Lens captain, who came through the youth ranks at Manchester City.
The former Swansea City flop is being monitored by Liverpool as he struggles for game time at Paris Saint-Germain, according to Football Insider.
Son of France legend Lilian Thuram, Khephren has been impressing at Nice and is reportedly seen by Klopp as the ‘perfect’ solution to his midfield woes.
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Sucic has already been dubbed the new Luka Modric and his impressive performances for Red Bull Salzburg have reportedly caught Liverpool’s attention.
FootballTransfers claim that the 20-year-old is on the Reds’ preliminary list of targets and he reportedly has a release clause in his Salzburg deal worth around £17.6m.
Liverpool were reportedly monitoring the Argentina international, but he has since joined Chelsea in a deal worth £107m.
According to 90min, Liverpool are interested in Fernandez’s former midfield partner at Benfica and have sent scouts to watch Luis.
Ugarte has been in excellent form for Sporting CP and Portuguese outlet O Jogo claim that Liverpool have initiated talks with his representative.
On December 1, TEAMtalk exclusively revealed Liverpool to be one of four English sides interested in taking the Ajax midfielder on board.
Sangare has been heavily linked with a move away from PSV and 90min claim that the midfielder’s representative have spoken with Liverpool and a number of Premier League clubs to alert them of his potential availability in the summer.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Liverpool have compiled good reports about the Las Palmas midfielder – who has been dubbed as the next Pedri – and are prepared to meet his €25m release clause.
Liverpool were reportedly tracking Gomes’ progress at Flamengo but didn’t make any bids, and he’s now joined Wolves in a £15m deal.
Varela plays for Boca Juniors in Argentina and Football Insider claim that Liverpool have dispatched scouts to keep an eye on him in recent months as they weigh up whether to make a summer move.
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