Fans could be forgiven for thinking the summer transfer window had been extended long beyond the deadline and into September.
The period in which business can be done may have closed but the rumours have refused to disappear, with not only potential January deals but also summer 2018 investments emerging as hot topics.
Having agreed to officially sign RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita in July next year, Liverpool are reportedly also targeting the Guinean’s teammate Timo Werner.
The Reds face stiff competition for the German, who is also be targeted by Real Madrid, according to Sport1.
Werner, alongside Keita, has been a prominent and star figure in a Leipzig team that has taken the Bundesliga by storm.
The German outfit, just a season after being promoted to the top flight, finished second in the 2016/2017 campaign- in which Werner registered 21 league goals.
At this moment in time, the last think on Jurgen Klopp’s mind will be about transfer business- especially strengthening his already potent attacking options.
The search for a goalscorer could be a feature next summer, but remains to be something the club is likely to have zero interest in right now.
Reds will hope a defender arrives long before the introduction of additional attacking resources.
Keeping to a frustrating theme of the summer, the Werner suggestions are undoubtedly nonsense.