LFC Transfer Deadline Day – Summer 2016

This was our Live Transfer Deadline Day Page for the last day of the 2016 Summer Transfer Window.

Keep up to date with the latest on this summer's transfer deadline day with the reds looking to complete some last minute exits from Anfield.

As it happened...

12:38 UK
Transfer Deadline Day

It's transfer deadline day for English clubs, with Liverpool hoping to complete loan exits for Italy's Mario Balotelli and France's Mamadou Sakho - two players who both cost the club £16M.

13:33 UK
Good news for LFC youngster
Pedro Chirivella has been marking his recovery from an early season injury -
14:13 UK
Minor surgery complete
Liverpool keeper Loris Karius has undergone a successful procedure to remove the wires from the broken bone in his hand.
14:25 UK
On the bus(es)

There is a new matchday bus, the 917, from Liverpool to Anfield on match days. Can Sturridge and Origi park the thing?

14:56 UK
Sakho to stay?

French Newspaper L'Equipe reckons Mamadou Sakho wants to stay at Anfield to try to 'impress' reds boss Jurgen Klopp

The defender is already rumoured to have turned down loan deals to both Besiktas and Stoke City

15:23 UK
Former red to return to England?

Elsewhere in the Premier League and West Ham are linked with a move for our former right back Alvaro Arbeloa

15:55 UK
Balotelli exit

Mario Balotelli has completed his medical at Ligue 1 club Nice but LFC and the French club are still in negotiations over the terms of the deal.

They finished fourth in the league last year - qualifying for this season's Europa League group stage

16:07 UK
Men set to stay

As well as Mamadou Sakho (see below) - both Tiago Ilori and Lazar Markovic are likely to remain at Liverpool after this transfer window

Markovic was heavily involved in LFC's pre-season, whilst Ilori was representing Portugal at the Olympic games.

16:28 UK
Sakho's stats

Can Sakho and Klopp rekindle a working relationship at Liverpool?

The stats seem to suggest the importance of the French defender to Liverpool

16:52 UK
'No' Pusilic

There had been some tabloid speculation linking the reds with a £11M move for 17 year old Dortmund winger Christian Pusilic.

His Dad, Mark, told German newspaper Bild that this wasn't happening.

"Christian has no interest in leaving the club. He had a good half year last season and wants to continue to break through.

16:54 UK
Luis Alberto - SOLD

Liverpool midfielder Luis Alberto has been sold to Lazio

Alberto joined in the summer of 2013 for just under £7M and played just 12 games for the reds

More on the Alberto sale

17:10 UK
Lazio 'welcome image' for Luis Alberto

Lazio clearly thrilled with their purchase it seems

18:08 UK
Confirmed: Wisdom - another loan move

LFC defender Andre Wisdom involved in yet another loan deal

He moves to Austrian champions (and double winners) Red Bull Salzburg for the coming season

18:40 UK
Markovic to Sporting Lisbon (loan)

Media reporting that Markovic will join Sporting Lisbon on loan for a season.

Jorge Jesus, his former boss at Benfica, is in charge at Lisbon

19:05 UK
It's been quite a summer so far - certainly for exits

More than 38% of the players used by Liverpool last season won't be being used this season. Still four hours left of transfer deadline day too.

19:36 UK
LFC Summer Transfer Window 2016 - so far

Here's a look at who has come in and which players used last season have now left us this summer

Sold or Released: Christian Benteke, Brad Smith, Joe Allen, Jordon Ibe, Martin Skrtel, Kolo Toure, Jose Enrique, Jordan Rossiter, Joao Teixeira, Jerome Sinclair, Sergi Canos, Steven Caulker (loan ended)

Loaned out: Jon Flanagan, Danny Ward, Ryan Kent, Adam Bogdan

Bought: Sadio Mane, Joel Matip, Loris Karius, Alex Manninger, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ragnar Klavan

Have Liverpool been strengthened or weakend this summer? Let us know in the comments below

19:43 UK
Balotelli set for transfer

Media outlets in France reporting that Balotelli is joining Nice on a permanent transfer.

The quoted transfer fee?


21:31 UK
Deal Done: Balotelli completes move to Nice

So - was it all worth it?

Mario Balotelli has completed his transfer to the French club two years after arriving at Liverpool and scoring one Premier League goal

21:45 UK
Mario at LFC

Balotelli goals at Liverpool were a bit thin on the ground - so here's a decent one he managed during training

21:51 UK
Mario on Instagram

Balotelli has taken to his personal instagram account to post a picture of him signing the deal in France, pictured with OCG Nice President Jean-Pierre Rivère

Ciao Nizza ,mi manda Garibaldi ???????? bonjour Nice ,Garibaldi m'a envoyé... Merci @ogcnice

A photo posted by Mario Balotelli???????????????? (@mb459) on

22:01 UK
Carra has his say

Former LFC defender and now TV pundit, Jamie Carragher left LFC just before Balotelli arrived but he has weighed into the discussion surrounding the transfer


22:09 UK
One more deal to go?

Last expected deal in this final hour is a loan move for Lazar Markovic. The £20M signing from summer 2014 is expected to head to Sporting Lisbon on loan.

Markovic has played 34 times for the reds scoring 3 goals - all in the 2014-15 season

He spent last season on loan at Fenerbahce

22:43 UK
CONFIRMED: Markovic deal

LFC have now confirmed that Lazar Markovic moves to Portugese side Sporting Lisbon on a season long loan

2 comments on
LFC Transfer Deadline Day – Summer 2016

  1. Very disappointing transfer window. Mane the only decent buy. Liverpool has lost further ground on its rivals and will not make the top four – once again.

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