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Klopp Plays Down Deadline Day Possibilities

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While fans will continue to hope for a late and unexpected big deal, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp sought to play down the likelihood of anything major happening on deadline day.

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Liverpool fans hoping for something big on deadline day should temper those expectations, as manager Jürgen Klopp was quick to play down the deadline day possibilities at his pre-Leicester City press conference today. While he admitted there could yet be some movement out, on the incoming front he’s expecting a quiet deadline day.

"I’m not sure what’s better for your job," Klopp joked when pressed by journalists about Liverpool’s plans for the day, and in particular whether there could be late movement on the Alex Teixeira front. "I can say maybe something happens or I can say the truth! But no, you can finish your work for the day. The outgoing side I’m not 100% sure of."

Barring something unexpected, then—like Shakhtar Donetsk ringing up to tell Liverpool they’d now be open to a £32M compromise for the 26-year-old Brazilian attacker Teixeira—Liverpool could well end the window with no incoming action other than the arrival of Steven Caulker on loan along with a handful of their own loanees having been recalled.

Another unexpected deadline day development could involve reports out of Italy that Inter Milan are shopping former target Mauro Icardi for a bargain £19M fee. It’s likely too late in the window for Liverpool to complete a move for the 22-year-old Argentine striker, but if he is available for so little, a late scramble wouldn’t seem out of the question.

As far as outgoings go, the most likely remains Jerome Sinclair, with the want-away 19-year-old continuing to be linked to Watford. Liverpool turned down their latest offer of £1.5M rising to £3M with add-ons, but the Hornets could come back. There have also been reports Liverpool could seek to use Sinclair as makeweight in another deal.

There is also a chance that Jose Enrique could join Newcastle United on a free transfer, returning the fullback to the club he first played for in England.