The 56 midfielders Liverpool have been linked with in the transfer gossip columns: Mac Allister, Gravenberch…

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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.

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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.

Premier League

Alexis Mac Allister

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.

Moises Caicedo

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.

Declan Rice

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.

Matheus Nunes

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.

Ruben Neves

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.

Ruben Neves of Wolves celebrates scoring his goal during the Premier League match at Brentford Community Stadium, London. Credit: Alamy
Ruben Neves of Wolves celebrates scoring his goal during the Premier League match at Brentford Community Stadium, London. Credit: Alamy

Joao Palhinha

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.

Mason Mount

Mount is yet to sign a contract extension at Chelsea and The Guardian state that the midfielder looks increasingly likely to join Liverpool.

N’Golo Kante

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.

Conor Gallagher

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.

Rodrigo Bentancur

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.

Youri Tielemans

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.

James Maddison

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.

Bruno Guimaraes

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.

Ethan Nwaneri

The Times claim that Liverpool are keeping tabs on the 15-year-old, who made his senior debut for Arsenal earlier this season.

Ethan Nwaneri, Arsenal, youngest-ever Premier League star, during Brentford v Arsenal at Brentford Community Stadium, September 2022 Credit: Alamy
Ethan Nwaneri, Arsenal, youngest-ever Premier League star, during Brentford v Arsenal at Brentford Community Stadium, September 2022 Credit: Alamy


Sander Berge

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.

George Hall

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.

Alex Scott

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.

La Liga

Aurelien Tchouameni

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.

Federico Valverde

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.

Frenkie de Jong

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.

Mikel Merino

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.

Marcos Llorente

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.

Guido Rodriquez

Fichajes also reported that Liverpool and Everton have both been impressed by Real Betis’ Rodriquez, who would be available for around €30m.

Yunus Musah

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.

Yunus Musah Credit: Alamy
Yunus Musah Credit: Alamy

Rodrigo De Paul

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.

Serie A

Teun Koopmeiners

As per TuttoAtalanta, Liverpool sounded out Koopmeiners’ availability with Atalanta earlier this year and were informed about his €40m price tag.

Sofyan Amrabat

Amrabat shot to prominence following his performances at the World Cup and Foot Mercato journalist Anas Bakhkhar revealed that Klopp has met his agent.

Eljif Elmas

According to journalist Ahmet Ercanlar, Jurgen Klopp spoke to Elmas over the phone and told the Napoli midfielder that he wants him at Liverpool.

Piotr Zielinski

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.

Piotr Zielinski of Napoli celebrates scoring a goal Credit: Alamy
Piotr Zielinski of Napoli celebrates scoring a goal Credit: Alamy

Stanislav Lobotka

Another Napoli midfielder, Lobotka has also attracted interest from Liverpool, according to a report from Calciomercatoweb.

Adrien Rabiot

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.

Weston McKennie

The Daily Mail claim that Liverpool are open to signing Juventus’ McKennie, who is currently on loan at Leeds United.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

Milinkovic-Savic is often linked with Premier League clubs and Calciomercatoweb report that Liverpool are weighing up a move for the 28-year-old.

Marcelo Brozovic

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.

Nicolo Barella

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.

Ismael Bennacer

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.


Ryan Gravenberch

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.

Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch Credit: Alamy
Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch Credit: Alamy

Jude Bellingham

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.

Anton Stach

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.

Konrad Laimer

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.

Jesper Lindstrom

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.

Kouadio Kone

Romano announced that Liverpool are following Borussia Monchengladbach’s Kone, who has also attracted interest from Chelsea, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.

Ligue 1

Carlos Baleba

Per 90min, Liverpool are keeping a close watch on young Lille midfielder Carlos Baleba, who is rated at around £30m.

Youssouf Fofana

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.

Seko Fofana

According to French journalist Ignazio Genuardi, Liverpool have cast their eyes on the Lens captain, who came through the youth ranks at Manchester City.

Renato Sanches

The former Swansea City flop is being monitored by Liverpool as he struggles for game time at Paris Saint-Germain, according to Football Insider.

Khephren Thuram

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.

Nice midfielder Khephren Thuram battling Tottenham forward Dejan Kulusevski Credit: Alamy
Nice midfielder Khephren Thuram battling Tottenham forward Dejan Kulusevski Credit: Alamy

Any other leagues

Luca Sucic

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.

Enzo Fernandez

Liverpool were reportedly monitoring the Argentina international, but he has since joined Chelsea in a deal worth £107m.

Florentino Luis

According to 90min, Liverpool are interested in Fernandez’s former midfield partner at Benfica and have sent scouts to watch Luis.

Miguel Ugarte

Ugarte has been in excellent form for Sporting CP and Portuguese outlet O Jogo claim that Liverpool have initiated talks with his representative.

Mohammed Kudus

On December 1, TEAMtalk exclusively revealed Liverpool to be one of four English sides interested in taking the Ajax midfielder on board.

Ibrahim Sangare

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.

Alberto Moleiro

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.

Joao Gomes

Liverpool were reportedly tracking Gomes’ progress at Flamengo but didn’t make any bids, and he’s now joined Wolves in a £15m deal.

Alan Varela

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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