Liverpool attackers getting interest from abroad and Reds want a defender

The summer transfer cycle is getting ready to heat up at Anfield.
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While Liverpool returned to their winning ways against Tottenham on Sunday, that has done nothing to slow down the transfer rumors from flying every direction around Anfield.

We took a look at some of the biggest headlines to know and which players could be on the move and who might be donning the Red shirt for the first time in a few months.

There is interest from abroad and right next door much in the same breath that Liverpool are looking far and wide in their summer scouting. Let's get into it.

Darwin Nunez on Barcelona's radar

In recent days, Nunez has removed any mention of Liverpool from his social media accounts. While that is not a telltale sign he is moving on, it is perhaps a small reality check that after two seasons the idea of moving on from Darwin might not be so far-fetched.

As Nunez has struggled for form over the last month and change, any goodwill he had built up has seemingly vanished.

While it does not appear that the Reds are actively shopping him, or are going to, that has not stopped the links to Barcelona heating up. He is seen as a possible heir apparent to the aging Robert Lewandowki.

It would not be a like-for-like swap, but Darwin's physical gifts and his clear technical ability could unlock a new attack at Barca.

The 24-year old is currently valued on the market around €70 million but I don't see him leaving.

PSG, Barcelona leading clubs with an interest in Luis Diaz

Luis Diaz has had a good season for the most part. One knock on him could be his lack of high-end goal contributions.

However, despite this, he is still one of the Reds more consistently dangerous forwards as his willingness to drive at any defender is an underrated asset in any top flight side.

In recent times European giants PSG and Barcelona have both been credited with an interest in Diaz. Talks of a fee around £75 million have been thrown around.

That would be a substantial fee for a 27-year old winger with 18 G/A from 49 appearances. This is a tough one to call.

Reds searching for a defender to strengthen

While it has come out that Captain Virgil van Dijk wants to stay with the club as they transition beyond Jurgen Klopp, that does not mean all is well at the back.

Liverpool have been searching far and wide for a new central defender and names like Sporting CP's Goncalo Inacio and Frankfurt's Willian Pacho keep popping up.

Both are young and can play as a left-centre back while having a calm demeanor when playing the ball. Inacio would be the cheaper option but the Reds interest in Pacho is gaining steam.

Whoever it is, Liverpool are almost a lock to sign a new defender this summer.