Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool side have just two weeks until the Premier League 2021/21 season kicks off.

The Reds will be looking to bounce back after a stuttering campaign last time out which saw them finish third, 17 points behind champions Manchester City.

Liverpool's ruthless forwards Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane struggled to carry the side at times and too many goals were conceded at the back against the league's minnows.

Injury to Virgil van Dijk didn't help the team's defensive mishaps and Klopp has already taken a step towards fixing that this summer by signing Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig.

The £35 million buy excited Liverpool fans, although many will be wanting more arrivals before the upcoming campaign begins.

Here is the round-up of Sunday's transfer rumours from Anfield.

West Ham debunk Liverpool fans' Bowen theory

Bowen is reportedly on Liverpool's transfer shortlist for this summer (

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Liverpool have been linked with making a move for West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen throughout the summer so far.

The winger scored eight times and picked up five assists in the Hammer's impressive Premier League campaign last year.

Klopp is rumoured to be a fan of the 24-year-old who would link up with former Hull teammate Andy Robertson if he was to sign for The Reds.

On Saturday, Bowen was left out of David Moyes' squad for a pre-season match against Brentford.

The midfielder's exclusion led to Liverpool fans thinking a move away from the London Stadium must be imminent for the player.

However, West Ham then confirmed that Bowen's absence was simply down to a 'minor injury'.

That said, it wouldn't be unheard of for a player to feign injury in order to push a move through.

Back in 2013 Robbie Savage told BBC Sport: "Feigning injury is probably the most popular way of letting a club know you aren't happy. I've seen quite a few mystery injuries in my time. Some players could be sidelined with a twisted sock if they wanted to.

"You can't kid people as easily, but you can still fake a niggle - and they can last for ages. When you feign an injury, there is no need to limp or play act. Just say you're not right."

Liverpool join race for Italy's Euros star Locatelli

Manuel Locatelli caught the eye at the Euros (

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Liverpool are set to join the race for Italy star Manuel Locatelli's signature this summer.

Locatelli plays his club football for Serie A's Sassuolo, who finished 15th in the Italian league last season.

The 23-year-old had a stunning Euro 2020 tournament, netting a brace in the group stages against Switzerland and coming home with a winner's medal.

As a result, the midfielder has been the centre of speculation this transfer market with Juventus seemingly in pole position to sign the player.

Mikel Arteta's Arsenal are also said to be interested but Gazzetta dello Sport is reporting that Liverpool are considering an offer.

The Reds sold Georginio Wijnaldum to PSG this summer and are thought to see Locatelli as a potential replacement.

Xherdan Shaqiri's Lazio move now 'likely'

Shaqiri has failed to leave his mark at Anfield

It only seems a matter of time before Xherdan Shaqiri leaves Anfield for pastures new.

The winger has communicated his desire to leave the club after making just 14 appearances last season.

The 29-year-old has struggled to find his way into the side ahead of names like Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane, but looked rejuvenated at this summer's Euros.

Shaqiri scored twice for Switzerland against Turkey in the group stage and again in the quarter-final against Spain.

Sevilla, Lazio, Napoli and Villarreal have all been linked with a move for the midfielder this summer and it now looks to be Lazio who lead the race.

Former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique told Empire of the Kop : "With Xherdan Shaqiri coming out and saying he wants a new challenge, and name-dropping Lazio to Italian journalists, it likely means the club has already been in touch for him."

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