With yet more Virgil van Dijk denials from Southampton, new names have emerged in Liverpool’s search for a centre back, with The Reds now linked with Schalke’s Benedikt Hoewedes.

And with fresh Philippe Coutinho claims emerging from Barcelona, should Liverpool be concerned about Barca club officials talking openly about the coveted Brazilian?

Joining Rob Gutmann to navigate through the transfer mire are Ben Johnson, Gareth Roberts and Neil Atkinson.

The Gutter is our look at the latest Liverpool transfer gossip, assessing the validity of rumours and reacting to the reliable reports on all the incomings and outgoings. Make sure you subscribe for that — it’s just £5 a month — and look out for special reaction shows when players do come and go.