Journalist Ian Doyle says he ‘expects’ at least two new Liverpool transfers before the window shuts in October. We might even see three.

Doyle held a Q&A on Tuesday for the Liverpool Echo. Naturally, fans asked about transfers – including the future of Gini Wijnaldum. You can see our thoughts on Doyle’s answer to that one here.

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But fans also wanted to know about incoming transfers. Doyle had an answer, too – his instinct tells him Liverpool aren’t done.

“My instinct says I’d expect two more signings, possibly three,” he wrote. “Centre-back for sure. Choose between midfielder and wide forward for the other. But, as I’ve said before, there is a long way to go in this window.”

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It’s an interesting answer and one that’s naturally exciting. It does come with a disclaimer, though – these are just how Doyle feels about things. He’s not reporting a source that claims two or three are on the way.

Still, we do trust Doyle. If he thinks it’s reasonable to expect two or three then we’re happy to accept that for what it is. He’s got sources and an inside knowledge of the club, after all – if he can see more business then there chance is definitely there.

As for who the players could be, we can only speculate.


The only one he’s ‘sure’ about is centre-back. But that’s the only one without an obvious target. We would have said Ben White but he’s just signed a new long-term contract with Brighton. We certainly can’t see him moving in this window, then.

There’s Aissa Mandi from Real Betis, too. Early August saw plenty of reports claiming Liverpool wanted the player but they’ve cooled off since. Still, he’s as good as we’ve got to go on. The Algerian fits the profile of a fourth-choice signing and shouldn’t cost too much.

As for midfield – that’s an easy one. Liverpool reportedly want Thiago as long as they can find space for him. Fingers crossed that they can because he’s a game-changing signing if the Reds can pull it off.

Then there’s a wide forward. The most obvious target is Ismaila Sarr. The Senegalese winger went down with Watford last season and Liverpool are ‘definitely’ considering him, per the Echo.

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One catch is the price. The Evening Standard believes Sarr could cost £40 – a very high price for a relegated player.

Still, it sounds as though transfers will happen at Liverpool before the window shuts. That’s a reason for excitement, no matter who the players turn out to be.

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