Not a day goes by it seems without a different player seemingly being linked to joining the club or departing it. Here is an at the glance overview of some of the additional names that have been mentioned in various quarters of the media over the last few days at varying levels of credibility, as being likely arrivals, take that with a pinch of salt as you wish.
These are in addition to the previously covered likes of Joe Cole and Rafael Van Der Vaart to name but a few, whose stories continue only to grow in intensity and make a daily appearance in the sports press around the world.
Bryan Ruiz (FC Twente)
The 24 year old Costa Rican FC Twente hitman continues to grab column space in the media after being linked with a £13m transfer to the club. Ruiz, currently being mentored by Steve McClaren in the Dutch Eredivisie has to date hit 24 goals in 34 appearances for the club since his arrival from Gent in 2009, including a 4minute hat-trick. The player has also returned 9 goals from 33 caps at International level to date.
Steven Taylor (Newcastle Utd)
The former England U21 captain and centre half has apparently become disillusioned with the lack of ambition being shown by the Newcastle management to improving the squad that arrived back in the Premier League after winning last season’s Championship. It is not the first time that the young defender has been linked with the club, back in 2007 he was cited in many areas as the replacement Liverpool had in mind for Sami Hyypia. A player that made good progress through the England ranks from U16 level but one that has also been credited with lacking a yard of pace.
Maynor Figueroa (Wigan Athletic)
Speculation continues to rise that Roy Hodgson will use the money gained from Chelsea from the sale of Yossi Benayoun to bring the £6m rated Honduran to Anfield as his first choice left back. Emiliano Insua is presently the only recognised established left back at the club afer Fabio Aurelio rejected a new contract at the end of the season and left the club but his own future remains in doubt as Fiorentina are believed to continue to circle for the signature of the £3.7m rated young Argentinian.
Julio Baptista (Roma)
The former Arsenal man, known as “The Beast” and also for once scoring four goals against the club is reportedly an interest of Roy Hodgson. The Brazil international has been frozen out at Roma after his move from Real Madrid two years ago. The player has notched 13 goals in 42 outings for the Italians and is also believed to be a primary target of Olympiacos.
It is not just additions that are making the headlines at the moment, departures from the club even more so. Here are some of the interest that is said to being shown in some of the existing stars of the Kop.
Fernando Torres (Barcelona, Manchester City, Chelsea)
Steven Gerrard (Real Madrid, Inter Milan)
Dirk Kuyt (Inter Milan)
Javier Mascherano (Inter Milan, Barcelona)
Glen Johnson (Inter Milan)
Ryan Babel (Birmingham City, Arsenal)
Emiliano Insua (Fiorentina)
Albert Riera (Juventus, Real Mallorca)
Daniel Ayala (Valladolid)
Diego Cavalieri (Benfica)
Alberto Aquilani (Juventus)
With new names appearing pretty much every day at present this summer of change at Anfield is set to seem a lot longer than the just over 7 weeks that remain in the existing transfer window for many a Reds fan.