It's the international break, which means that along with the absence of club matches, the flow of club news slows to a trickle. And that means that the rumour mongers of the world get to push their way back into the limelight regardless of there being two months to go still before the transfer window opens.
A week after linking the club to out of favour Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, reports in Germany claim new Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool's transfer committee might consider his nearly £60M buyout prohibitive to striking a deal, as even if Barcelona were looking to sell he'd likely come at a high cost.
With that in mind, they've lined up another young German goalkeeper, Timo Horn. The 22-year-old doesn't have quite the reputation of ter Stegen, who has long been tabbed to be the best of a golden generation of shot stoppers coming up in Germany, but the FC Köln man is still considered a potential world class shot stopper.
Plus he reportedly has a release clause of just €10M, which seems exceptionally unlikely for a ‘keeper of his talent and potential but if true would seem to make him the ideal target for a club like Liverpool always on the hunt for undervalued assets. In fact, at €10M, it would be hard to find a player more undervalued than Horn.
With Simon Mignolet having mostly performed well for Klopp and less of an insistence on playing out from the back under the new manager, it's far from certain a goalkeeper is high up his shopping list. If Horn could be had by triggering his bargain basement release clause, though, he would be a hard target to pass up for Liverpool.