Liverpool Transfer Reliability Guide

Under Jurgen Klopp’s stewardship, Liverpool have transformed into a tightly run ship with regard to transfers. 

This is after the Blackpool incident where the club were in the headlines for the wrong reasons following accusations of “tapping up” the then Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk.


Changing transfer strategy

Since that debacle, the club have adopted the approach of only informing a select few journalists once a deal is almost complete. 

Due to the implementation of this journalist embargo, it’s become easier to decipher the truthfulness of a Liverpool transfer story as any rumours and gossip are highly likely to be false due to the fact that transfer leaks no longer occur. 

One of the best examples of the swift approach to transfers the club now conducts was their signing of former AS Monaco midfielder Fabinho.

The club’s sporting director Michael Edwards had been silently yet aggressively pursuing the player for months, yet news of this only broke out a couple of hours before Fabinho had put pen to paper.

With all that being said, let’s take a look at Liverpool transfer reliability below!


Liverpool transfer tier of reliability

NameMedia Outlet / CountryTier RankingReliability Rating
Official Club Sourcewww.liverpoolfc.comTier 0
James PearceThe AthleticTier 1
Paul JoyceThe TimesTier 1
Chris BascombeThe TelegraphTier 1
BBC SportUnited KingdomTier 1
Melissa ReddyGoal.comTier 1
Dominic KingDaily MailTier 2
Phil McNultyBBC SportTier 2
Simon HughesThe AthleticTier 2
Neil JonesGoal.comTier 2
David LynchLiverpool EchoTier 2
David MaddockDaily MirrorTier 2
Andy HunterThe GuardianTier 2
Mohamed BouhafsiRMC SportTier 2
Kicker.deGermanyTier 2
BILDGermanyTier 2
De TelegraafNetherlandsTier 2
The TelegraphUnited KingdomTier 3
Fabrizio RomanoItalyTier 3
Guillem BalagueSky Sports / FreelanceTier 3
The GuardianUnited KingdomTier 3
Sky SportsUnited KingdomTier 4
Gianluca Di MarzioUnited KingdomTier 4
The IndependentUnited KingdomTier 4
Calcio MercatoItalyTier 4
Gazzetta dello SportItalyTier 4
The TimesUnited KingdomTier 4
MARCASpainTier 4
Andy HeatonThe Anfield WrapTier 4
The MirrorUnited KingdomTier 4
90min.comUnited KingdomTier 4
Daily MailUnited KingdomTier 4
L'EquipeFranceTier 5 (bar Melissa Reddy, T1)-Tier 5
TeamTalkUnited KingdomTier 5
Tancredi PalmeriFreelanceTier 5
Miguel DelaneyThe IndependentTier 5
Caught OffsideUnited KingdomTier 5
The S*nUnited KingdomTier 5



When it comes to Liverpool transfer news, you’ll want to follow James Pearce, Paul Joyce and Chris Bascombe very closely.

Other sources may publish stories about impending moves for the club but with this trinity you can be sure that the information they get is coming straight from the club themselves.

Also one other thing to point out is that Melissa Reddy has been bumped up dramatically from tier 3 to tier 1, so you can also keep an eye out for any content that she puts out concerning Liverpool transfers.

Samuel Waihenya
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