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Liverpool have opened up a healthy ago at the top of the Premier League table as the January transfer window draws to a close.

The Reds lead Manchester City by four points at the top, with the opportunity to stretch the gap to seven points with a victory over Leicester tonight.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has enjoyed a peaceful transfer window so far.

The German boss is content with the talent in his squad as top flight teams gear up for the final third of the 2018/19 season.

Klopp has taken the opportunity to sell fringe players and trim his squad down to a manageable size ahead of the crucial run-in.

Liverpool have made a considerable profit during the current window, but will they be tempted to spend their earnings?

If they fail to topple Leicester this evening, fans may want to see a fresh face or two arrive at Anfield before the deadline.

Express Sport rounds up the full list of Liverpool done deals in the January transfer window plus which deals could still take place.

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The Reds are yet to make a signing in 2019 as they push for their first title in the Premier League era.

Several stars have been linked with a move but Klopp is confident in his current crop.

Connor Randall and Ben Woodburn have returned from their loan spells at Rochdale and Sheffield United respectively but will not be relied upon to produce the goods in the business end of the season.

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Dominic Solanke (to Bournemouth) – £19million

Nathaniel Clyne (to Bournemouth) – Loan

Former Chelsea youth prospect Solanke failed to crack the first-team setup at Anfield.

He was signed once his contract expired at Stamford Bridge but has found opportunities limited behind Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Solanke’s £19m fee raised plenty of eyebrows given his lack of top flight experience, while right-back Clyne also joined Bournemouth in a bid to rediscover his form.

Potential transfers

The latest name to be thrown in the mix is PSG wantaway Adrien Rabiot.

He was expected to sign for Barcelona earlier in the window but a move failed to materialise with his contract expiring in the summer.

Reports in France claim he is expected to turn down a move to Tottenham in favour of joining Liverpool.

However, while a pre-contract agreement could be struck, it remains highly unlikely that Klopp will add to his squad during this window.

Liverpool could be busier on the outgoing front with forgotten man Lazar Markovic’s time at the club drawing to a close.

He is out-of-contract at the end of the season though Besiktas have been credited with an interest in signing him now.

The Liverpool Echo isn’t so sure about Markovic’s departure, but he is the most likely to leave.

Divock Origi has also been tipped for a move away but given Solanke’s departure, it is unlikely the Belgian star would exit without a replacement.



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