Steven Gerrard's hamstring injury has ruled him out for at least a month, leaving Brendan Rodgers desperately short of cover in midfield.
West Ham United midfielder Mohamed Diame is causing some concern for the club as his agent is lined up for talks with the club to hash-out a new contract deal for his player, and Liverpool are hovering.
Swansea City, West Ham United, Fulham and West Bromwich Albion players feature in our run down of the five best bargain buys of the summer.
Newcastle United may look to get one over on West Ham, for the second time in the transfer market
A game by game analysis of all the opening weekends debutantes, including Cazorla at Arsenal, Petric at Fulham, Kightly at Stoke, and yes - Joe Allen at Liverpool.
West Ham United have clinched the signing of former Wigan Athletic midfielder Mohamed Diame.