Liverpool transfer rumours: Joao Mario and Jonas Hector top the charts

France's midfielder Blaise Matuidi (L) and Portugal's midfielder Joao Mario (C) fight for the ball next to France's forward Antoine Griezmann during the Eu
Image: Joao Mario in action for Portugal at Euro 2016

Which are the most credible Liverpool transfer rumours right now?

Sky Sports has teamed up with Football Whispers to bring you the latest transfer talk as Jurgen Klopp looks to strengthen his squad ahead of the new Premier League season.

Football Whispers have developed a unique algorithm to take all of the transfer rumours from across the globe and calculate the likelihood of them happening.

They track transfer stories and give them a score out of 5.0, with the hottest Whispers closest to 5.0.

Here are the current top three:

1. Joao Mario (Sporting) - 3.5

L'Inter ha messo gli occhi su Joao Mario, protagonista di Euro 2016 con il Portogallo (foto Getty)
Image: Will Joao Mario be heading to Anfield?

The midfielder rises into top spot as he continues to be linked with a move to Anfield.

Mario's agent, Kia Joorabchian, told Portuguese newspaper Record recently: "Sporting have received four proposals. Inter Milan and Liverpool, certainly, with values between €35 and €40 million, plus bonuses.

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"Sporting refused all offers. So from now on, we are discussing a new contract or sale."

Mario caught the eye with his performances during Euro 2016, helping Portugal win the trophy. Chelsea are also reportedly interested in the midfielder.

2. Jonas Hector (Cologne) 2.6

Germany's Jonas Hector celebrates after scoring the winning penalty
Image: Jonas Hector celebrates scoring at Euro 2016

Liverpool have reportedly revived their interest in Germany international Hector.

It has been suggested that the Reds are keen to sign the left-back as Jurgen Klopp remains unconvinced by Alberto Moreno.

3. Lucas Moura (PSG) - 2.4

Paris St-Germain midfielder Lucas Moura has come into the Brazil squad
Image: Lucas Moura is still linked with a move to Liverpool

The Brazilian midfielder was in action overnight as he came off the bench for Paris Saint-Germain against Leicester and scored their third goal in a 4-0 win.

He drops to third on the list of Liverpool Whispers having been linked with a move to Anfield for much of the summer.

Lucas netted 13 times in 55 games for Paris Saint-Germain last season.

Hottest Liverpool whispers - Sunday July 31

Player Club FW rating (out of 5)
Joao Mario Sporting 3.5
Jonas Hector Cologne 2.6
Lucas Moura PSG 2.4
Ricardo Rodriguez Wolfsburg 2.2
Max Meyer Schalke 1.8
Mahmoud Dahoud Borussia Monchengladbach 1.6
Mario Lemina Juventus 1.3
Jetro Willems PSV 1.2

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