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10 most likely players to sign for Liverpool in 2020

According to The Telegraph, the upcoming summer transfer window could be extended right through until January 2021.

This would give Liverpool plenty of opportunities to draw up their transfer plan and get the players they need to remain competitive on all fronts again next season.

Here is a loom at the players who at this stage appear to be the top 10 most likely options to join the Reds later this year…

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY – JANUARY 25: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Timo Werner of RB Leipzig looks on during the Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and RB Leipzig at Commerzbank-Arena on January 25, 2020 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

Timo Werner

Timo Werner is Liverpool’s No.1 target according to respected journalist James Pearce.

He has already made his feelings clear about the prospect of joining Liverpool and is interested in the possibility of linking up with countryman Jurgen Klopp.

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The Echo claim he’s worth £50m and that’s a fantastic price for a forward with 21 goals and seven assists in the league this season.

It is a transfer that matches the club’s transfer policies regarding plausibility and price and it would provide some much-needed attacking depth for Liverpool with only Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi the Reds’ only central attacking options.

BREMEN, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 04: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund looks on during the DFB Cup round of sixteen match between SV Werder Bremen and Borussia Dortmund at Wohninvest Weserstadion on February 4, 2020 in Bremen, Germany. (Photo by Max Maiwald/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Jadon Sancho

Jadon Sancho is a player that has encapsulated the Liverpool fanbase for some time now having lit up the Bundesliga following his move from Manchester City.

The 20-year-old would be a marque signing for the Reds and potentially could command a £120 million transfer fee.

With 17 goals and 17 assists this season, Liverpool would have to shatter the club-record fee they paid for Virgil van Dijk to land the England international.

PORTO, PORTUGAL – FEBRUARY 27: Kai Havertz of Bayer 04 Leverkusen looks on during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between FC Porto and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Estadio do Dragao on February 27, 2020 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Kai Havertz

An exciting prospect and one of the most blockbuster available additions currently on the market. He’s a 20-year-old goal-scoring midfielder who can play in the forward line and is nowhere close to his peak yet.

The Independent say that Liverpool are interested in Havertz but don’t want to pay £80m for him.

He would be a perfect addition for Klopp and could provide some added creativity from midfield – if the price is right Liverpool should definitely swoop for the wonderkid.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – JANUARY 25: Jude Bellingham of Birmingham City during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Coventry City and Birmingham City at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium on January 25, 2020 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Jude Bellingham

Wonderkid and teenage sensation Jude Bellingham is currently valued at £30 million even though he is just 16-years-old.

The Birmingham City midfielder has already made a name for himself in the Champions and Liverpool are set to face competition from Manchester United and Borussia dortmund.

According to The Mirror, both Dortmund and United are battling Liverpool for the young midfielder.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 08: Jack Grealish of Aston Villa during the Carabao Cup Semi Final match between Leicester City and Aston Villa at The King Power Stadium on January 8, 2020 in Leicester, England. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish has been one of the players of the season during the 2019/20 Premier League campaign.

According to The Metro, Liverpool have been touted with an approach for Grealish although Manchester United are the front-runners to land the Aston Villa captain.

However, price is again, going to be a major problem as the Englishman would unquestionably command a gargantuan transfer fee.

GETAFTE, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 19: Ugurcan Cakir of Trabzonspor AS during the UEFA Europa League match between Getafe v Trabzonspor at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on September 19, 2019 in Getafte Spain (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Ugurcan Cakir

Liverpool have been linked with young and talented goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir following reports from Sabah who claim the Reds hoped to scout him later in the season.

Leicester City chief scout Lee Congerton reportedly says Liverpool were interested. “One of the best goalkeepers I have seen in my life,” he apparently said. “I was wondering who the goalkeeper was that Liverpool offered £22 million (for).”

Liverpool demonstrated that their goalkeeping options have flaws as without Alisson Becker the drop-off in quality is unsurprisingly quite stark.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Everton FC at Emirates Stadium on February 23, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Bukayo Saka

According to The Daily Mail, Liverpool are among many clubs interested in teenage wonderkid and Arsenal star Bukayo Saka.

At just 18 years of age, Saka has emerged as one of the brightest youngsters in the Premier League this season during an incredible inaugural campaign with the north-Londoners – having a hand in 12 goals in 29 appearances this season.

With three goals and nine assists, Saka is showcasing a maturity well above his age since being introduced on to the scene by former Arsenal manager Unai Emery. The Gunners are still yet to agree on terms with the teenager regarding a new contract with his current deal expiring in the summer of 2021.

LYON, FRANCE – FEBRUARY 19: Moussa Dembele of Olympique Lyon looks on during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Olympique Lyonnais and FC Barcelona at Groupama Stadium on February 19, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by TF-Images/TF-Images via Getty Images)

Moussa Dembele

Lyon striker Mousa Dembele is coming to the end of his second season in France and has scored an incredible 42 goals in 88 games during that period.

The former Celtic and Fulham hot-shot could look for a fresh challenge having torn apart both the Scottish and French top-flight in recent years.

The Daily Record have reported that Liverpool have previously shown an interest and at just 23, he would be a perfect addition for the latter stages of Klopp’s Liverpool tenure having recently extended his stay at the club to 2024.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 23: Odsonne Edouard of Celtic
celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Celtic and Livingston at Celtic Park on November 23, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Odsonne Edouard

Another potential alternative option up-front is Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard, who was Dembele’s replacement in Scotland.

The talented Frenchman has scored 27 goals this season and has provided 12 assists.

He recently told The Times that he aspires to be te best striker in the world and Liverpool could give him the platform to match his ambitious aspirations.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 11: Thomas Partey of Atletico Madrid leaves the pitch after the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Liverpool FC and Atletico Madrid at Anfield on March 11, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Thomas Partey

According to Spanish outlet Cadena Ser, Liverpool and Manchester United are interested in buying Partey, with the player allegedly having a release clause of €50m.

The 20-time international has been touted with a move to Merseyside with Klopp reportedly looking to bolster up his midfield options.

He has started 21 games for Atletico Madrid in La Liga this season, notching two goals.

The Ghana international recently claimed that playing at Anfield was like a ‘dream’ and his audition on Merseyside showcased why Partey is considered one of the best defensive midfielders in Europe.

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