In Alexis Mac Allister, Liverpool picked up what is bound to be one of the bargains of the transfer window. But despite being a World Cup winner, he was not right up there with the most high-profile names expected to move this summer.
Even at Brighton, there has arguably been more anticipation over Moisés Caicedo. He has also been linked with Liverpool at various points, and was the subject of a big-money bid from Arsenal in January, before Mikel Arteta ultimately abandoned the chase and signed Jorginho.
Speaking of Arsenal, the Gunners have been heavily linked with Declan Rice, who is expected to finally make his move after years of anticipation. The West Ham chairman has confirmed the midfielder will move on, and he is expected to fetch a huge sum, with Bayern Munich also keen to get involved.
Then, of course, there’s Jude Bellingham. Liverpool pulled out of the race to sign him, and he now looks bound for Real Madrid, as major midfield
Multiple top clubs are on the lookout for a goalkeeper, too. Liverpool is set in this regard, but Caoimhín Kelleher could become a player of interest to various clubs, a process Spurs might be about to kickstart.
Spurs to trigger Liverpool reaction
Get ready for a goalkeeper merry-go-round this summer. In the traditional ‘top six’ of the Premier League alone, Spurs and Chelsea are definitely on the lookout for a new stopper, while Manchester United has doubts over David De Gea.
Tottenham was mentioned in connection with Liverpool’s number two Kelleher at one stage (Irish Independent), but it seems the Spurs hierarchy have settled on David Raya of Brentford. According to Fabrizio Romano, personal terms are ‘on the verge’ of being agreed, although a fee still needs to be settled between the two clubs.
Assuming that deal goes through, Brentford will join the list of clubs on the hunt for a goalkeeper. Also linked with Kelleher (Sky Sports), the move from Spurs could see Liverpool feel the impact.