Despite their being just 10 days until the start of the new Premier League season, there could still be much frenzied transfer activity at Liverpool. New boss Brendan Rodgers has a very clear philosophy on how he wants the Reds to play under his charge, but so far has only been able to bring in Italian forward Fabio Borini from Roma.
While more recruits are desired, speculation in recent days has been just as strong about who might be leaving Anfield. Chief among the list of names likely to depart is forward Craig Bellamy.
The Liverpool Echo has reported that Bellamy yearns for a return to his hometown club Cardiff with Rodgers said to be willing to hand him a free transfer. The Welshman spent the season on loan at the Championship club from Manchester City in 2010-2011 before signing a permanent deal with Liverpool.
The Reds could make an immediate move to replace the 33-year-old with Rodgers reportedly interested in Fiorentina winger Juan Vargas. The agent of the Peruvian has admitted that a move to Anfield is "an option" for his client.
There have been reports that Vargas is not a favorite of new Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella, but the 28-year-old has said that he is happy to remain with the Viola.
"I don't know what my future will be," he said, according to Sky Sports.
"I am training with Fiorentina and hope to remain here."
Liverpool have also been mentioned in connection with a move for Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin in recent days. The Turkey international has struggled for first-team action since moving to the Bernabeu from Borussia Dortmund last summer. Mourinho even admitted that he wouldn't stand in Sahin's way if he desired a move away.
Arsenal had been reported as front-runners to try and take Sahin on a season-long loan, but Liverpool have now entered the equation, according to Spanish publication Marca.
The report also claims that Liverpool's chances of landing Sahin will be boosted because of Rodgers' good relationship with Mourinho, built up when the pair worked together at Chelsea.
As well as Arsenal, Liverpool could also face competition from Manchester United and Tottenham, however.
Speaking before the second-leg of Liverpool's Europa League qualifier with FC Gomel, Rodgers has cast fresh doubt on the future of key central defender Daniel Agger. The Dane has been linked with big money moves to Manchester City and Barcelona of late and Rodgers has admitted that Agger may leave.
"Every player has a price," Rodgers said, according to BBC Sport. "But no manager wants to lose his best players."
"Daniel is one of the leading players in European football at center-half," he added. "Is he a player I want to lose? No he's not. But like any club, if an offer comes in that is in the best interests of the club, of course you have to look at it."
ESPN have reported that Liverpool will only listen to offers of at least £25 million for Agger, who formed an impressive partnership with Martin Skrtel last season.