Liverpool Transfer Odds: Who Will Join The Reds In January?
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp remains on the hunt for new players after his team made a sluggish start to the New Year.
Betting sites now make the Reds 13/5 outsiders to secure a top-four finish this season following their 0-0 draw with Chelsea at the weekend.
That left them languishing in ninth place, 21 points adrift of league leaders Arsenal and 10 points below the Champions League places.
Klopp’s men have taken just one point from their last three league matches, so the need for reinforcements is clear.
Liverpool gazumped rivals Man Utd by tying up a deal to bring the highly-rated Cody Gakpo to Anfield, but they still lack depth in midfield.
They are trying to recruit new players in a bid to bolster their options, and we have rounded up the leading candidates to move to Merseyside before the January transfer window slams shut.
Bellingham underscored his status as the world’s most exciting teenage midfielder with a superb display in Borussia Dortmund’s 4-3 win against Augsburg on Sunday.
He showed no signs of rust after several weeks of inaction following the World Cup, as he fired in the opening goal and dazzled with his general command of the midfield.
The 19-year-old Birmingham academy graduate is now the world’s most valuable midfielder, according to Transfermarkt, which has assigned him a theoretical price tag of €110m following his impressive performances in Qatar.
Jude Bellingham is contracted until 2025 at Borussia Dortmund, so it would take a large bid from Liverpool to secure his signature.
However, the 19-year-old could be the perfect fit for Klopp’s team, as he is energetic, blessed with quick feet and comfortable operating in crowded areas of the pitch.
Some see him as the heir apparent to Steven Gerrard thanks to his box-to-box prowess, so competition will be fierce among the Premier League’s top clubs for a player that has already secured 22 England caps.
Dortmund will be reluctant to sanction a sale in January, but they could be swayed if a huge bid materialises, and Liverpool are the favourites to sign him in January.
BetVictor are offering just 2/1 on him moving to Anfield this month, but you can find up to 11/1 elsewhere on a January transfer to Merseyside.
Bellingham is more likely to move to a new club in the summer, and Real Madrid are the 11/8 favourites to snap him up before September 4, 2023, while Liverpool are the 7/4 second favourites.
Atalanta’s 24-year-old Dutch international could prove to be an interesting cut-price alternative to Bellingham.
He can operate as a holding midfielder or a traditional box-to-box player, and his versatility could make him an attractive target for Klopp.
Koopmeiners signed for Atalanta for €12m after spending four years at AZ Alkmaar, and he has established himself as a key cog in Gian Piero Gasperini’s midfield.
He has also earned 15 caps for the Netherlands, and he is an experienced, energetic midfielder that should be able to slot into Klopp’s high-intensity system.
Koopmeiners is priced at 2/1 with BetVictor to join Liverpool after declaring himself to be “flattered” by the club’s interest.
Amrabat is another tough-tackling midfielder on Liverpool’s radar after he lit up the World Cup with his all-action displays for Morocco.
The Fiorentina player was the star of the show as the Atlas Lions powered their way through to the semi-finals of the World Cup.
That put Europe’s top clubs on red alert, and Liverpool were the 5/2 favourites with Paddy Power to capture Amrabat’s signature at the start of January.
However, Atlético Madrid have now emerged as the 11/4 favourites, while the Reds have drifted out to 5/1.
The Premier League’s Big Six are busy picking Brighton’s overachieving squad apart, conjuring up memories of the way they targeted Southampton six years ago.
Arsenal have snapped up Ben White and Leandro Trossard, while Chelsea signed Marc Cucurella and manager Graham Potter.
Now the Blues are hell bent on bringing Caicedo to Stamford Bridge, and they are the odds-on favourites to sign him in January.
However, Liverpool are the second favourites at 6/1 (behind Chelsea) to sign the Ecuadorian, so the Reds could pull off another transfer hijack following their capture of Gakpo.
Liverpool are one of the elite clubs linked with a move for the West Ham captain Declan Rice, who has made no secret of his desire to move to a Champions League club.
However, the Reds are by no means assured of a place in Europe’s leading competition next season, which could potentially derail any bid to bring Rice to Anfield.
As such, they are priced at 8/1 to sign him in January, leaving them behind Arsenal (4/1), Chelsea (6/1) and Man Utd (6/1) in the betting.
Rice is another player that is more likely to move in the summer, and Arsenal are the 7/4 favourites to buy him before September 4, followed by Man Utd (3/1), Chelsea (4/1) and Liverpool (9/1).
Kylian Mbappe is the hottest property in world football right now after clinching the World Cup Golden Boot with an eight-goal haul.
The 24-year-old superstar is reportedly the highest earning player in the world after signing a lucrative contract extension in the summer.
PSG offered him the deal to stave off interest from Real Madrid, but Mbappe is said to be unhappy in Paris.
He wants to play on the left, whereas he is frequently asked to start as a centre-forward for the Ligue 1 champions, and he is unimpressed by their transfer dealings.
Mbappe is already the second most expensive player in history following his move to PSG in 2017, and he is surely worth more now, so it would take a huge offer to sign him.
Yet football betting sites are offering just 9/1 on Liverpool snapping him up in January - making them the second favourites after Real Madrid.
Liverpool have also been linked with a January move for Leicester’s Youri Tielemans, who could be a cheaper alternative to Bellingham.
The Belgian midfielder’s Leicester contract expires in the summer, and he is 10/1 to move to Liverpool in January.
You can also find 10/1 on Croatian defender Josko Gvardiol following in the footsteps of countryman Dejan Lovren by moving to Anfield.
Additional midfield options for Klopp include Ruben Neves (12/1) of Wolves and World Cup star Enzo Fernandez (20/1), who plays for Benfica.
If the manager decides to target another forward, Ferran Torres (14/1), Gonçalo Ramos (20/1) and Lionel Messi (25/1) are the leading contenders with betting apps.
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