As Liverpool prepares to host Austrian side LASK in the Europa League on Thursday, here's your round-up of the latest news surrounding Jürgen Klopp's team.

Liverpool 'hot' on Champions League star

According to transfer insider Sacha Tavolieri, Liverpool is 'hot' on RB Leipzig forward Loïs Openda after the Belgian continued to impress in the Champions League against Manchester City on Tuesday night.

The German side was handed a two-goal lead thanks to a brace from Openda in the first half, before goals from Erling Haaland, Phil Foden and Julián Álvarez secured a 3-2 victory for Pep Guardiola's men.

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Speaking on his personal X account regarding Liverpool's transfer interest in the player, Tavolieri said: "What an amazing performance of Loïs Openda during this first half. Belgian striker’s adapting perfectly with the type of play that fits with RB Leipzig.

"The transfer market in Premier League already very hot on him, as Liverpool."

No concrete talks for Liverpool star to leave Anfield

Despite rumors circulating heavily about a possible exit from Anfield for midfielder Thiago Alcântara to Barcelona, there have been no 'concrete talks' regarding a deal.

Speaking to Caught Offside, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano revealed the latest regarding the future of the Spanish midfielder, where he said: “I’ve had some fans asking me about stories involving Thiago Alcântara and a surprise potential return to Barcelona this January.

"Of course we know that Barca are now short in midfield after the lengthy injury to Gavi, but it’s too early to know if they’re going to replace him, or who they could target.

“With Thiago, I’m not aware of concrete talks with Barca so far. As I previously reported, Barca’s priority is to register Vitor Roque before deciding on the midfielder situation. For now there are no changes, and no concrete developments on how to act with replacing Gavi.

“It’s also worth remembering that Thiago said no to Saudi clubs in July as he wanted to stay at Liverpool. As far as I’m aware there has been no change to his situation since then.”