Liverpool transfer news: Thiago deal being held up by Barcelona crisis, Wijnaldum talks | Football | Sport
But not until more players leave can Barcelona press forward with a bid to sign Wijnaldum.
That in turn could be preventing Liverpool from moving ahead with a move for Thiago.
Liverpool indicated earlier this summer that the coronavirus pandemic had seriously affected their transfer plans.
Currently, Kostas Tsimikas is the only incoming at Anfield to provide cover at left-back.
But reports have indicated that the club are hopeful of completing a move for Thiago before the end of the summer transfer window.