Liverpool January Transfer: Former Reds Midfielder to Prevent Jurgen Klopp from Signing Defensive Target in 2024

Latest Liverpool January transfer news from Newsnow Liverpool as a former Reds midfielder is said to block the transfer of defensive target to Anfield in 2024.

What’s the Latest Liverpool January Transfer News?

Bayer Leverkusen defender Piero Hincapie has garnered attention for a potential lucrative move to Liverpool. However, former Reds midfielder Xabi Alonso has voiced his opinion on the matter.

Liverpool currently hold the top spot in the Premier League standings. Yet, the January transfer window presents opportunities for further strengthening.

Under Jurgen Klopp’s management, Liverpool secured a significant 2-0 win against Burnley on Boxing Day. This victory propelled them to the league’s pinnacle, though the position remains tentative until Arsenal’s upcoming match against West Ham. Klopp remains appreciative of his summer acquisitions but admits the potential for further additions to enhance their pursuit of the English title.

Here are the latest transfer updates from Anfield.

Xabi Alonso to Block Hincapie Transfer to Liverpool

Former Liverpool midfielder and current Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso has decided not to let centre-back Piero Hincapie join the Reds this January.

Despite hopes among Liverpool fans, and with Klopp downplaying the possibility of recruiting a new defender to compensate for the injured Joel Matip – who is sidelined for the remainder of the season due to an ACL injury – the 21-year-old Hincapie was previously seen as a potential signing for Anfield.

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However, a report from the German outlet Kicker now indicates that Alonso is determined to retain Hincapie, along with fellow Leverkusen centre-back Jonathan Tah. Tah, who has been a subject of interest from Premier League club Chelsea, will also remain at Bayer Leverkusen.

Although Hincapie has not been a consistent starter under Alonso this season, Leverkusen has performed remarkably well, remaining unbeaten at the mid-point of the campaign. Despite his occasional absence from the starting lineup, Hincapie is recognised as one of the Bundesliga’s most promising defenders and has the versatility to operate as a left-back.

Antonee Robinson Transfer to Liverpool Claims Quashed

Liverpool have decided against pursuing a deal for Fulham’s Antonee Robinson in the upcoming January transfer window. Recent reports had suggested that the Reds were gearing up to make an offer. However, the club’s decision comes even as they grapple with injuries to their senior left-backs.

Andy Robertson, who underwent shoulder surgery, is expected to make a return by the end of January. On the other hand, Kostas Tsimikas might be sidelined for several months.

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Antonee Robinson, aged 26, hails from Milton Keynes and represents the United States at the international level. He has a rich footballing history, having spent over ten years in Everton’s youth setup. Robinson further showcased his talent during stints with Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic.

Nino Transfer Enquiry Made

Liverpool are reportedly showing interest in signing Brazil’s Nino, a 26-year-old center-back known for his ball-playing skills. Nino was a key figure in the Fluminense team that recently clinched the Copa Libertadores title, alongside another player on Liverpool’s radar, midfielder Andre.

Nino’s current contract is set to end in 2024, and he has a release clause of €7m (£6.1m). Following Matip’s injury that ended his season, reports from Italy indicate that Liverpool is contemplating a move for the Brazilian defender.

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