A huge test looms midweek, however, with a trip to take on local rivals Everton at Goodison Park.
The winter game schedule is already escalating, as are transfer rumors.
Here’s a recap of all the latest Liverpool transfer news and gossip from around the world.
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Liverpool target Darwin Nunez was on Benfica’s scoresheet in their 7-0 win over Belenenses on Saturday.
However, the clash was abandoned minutes after the start of the second half after an injury took the home side below the minimum number of players required on the pitch.
They were forced to start the match with nine men due to a COVID outbreak and came out in the second half with just seven men, before the injury hit goalkeeper Joao Monteiro, who was playing on the pitch, and left them behind. reduce to six men.
Nunez managed to score a hat-trick for Benfica in the first half of the game, proving why a number of clubs across Europe would be considering moves for the striker.
The Daily Star reported last month that Liverpool are among the clubs that are said to be interested in signing the player valued at £ 70million.
However, they face fierce competition from Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City.
Real Madrid are preparing a ‘plan b’ if they don’t bring Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain next summer, according to recent reports from Spain.
Exit The National claims club president Florentino Perez sees the Egyptian as a “cheaper alternative” to Mbappe in case he chooses to stay in Paris.
The report goes on to say that everything will depend on the 22-year-old’s decision and whether he joins the La Liga club for a free transfer next summer.
With Salah’s contract situation at Liverpool still unresolved, rumors linking him to a move elsewhere come as no surprise.
However, Perez’s desire to sign the 29-year-old if he fails to land Mbappe will become increasingly difficult if Salah signs a new contract with his current club as well.
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Liverpool “remain interested” in midfielder Renato Sanches, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano’s latest update.
The 24-year-old was linked with a move to England this summer, but a move did not materialize after a knee injury ended such rumors.
Romano told the latest Here We Go podcast: “” He’s never been close to joining Liverpool this summer but he’s still on their list.
“It’s a different thing. Liverpool have never opened talks with Lille. There is nothing advanced.
“There is a lot of interest and I expect him to leave Lille. “
Premier League rivals Arsenal are also said to be interested in Sanches.