After the embarrassing public apology by the LFC administration, fans now finally have something to cheer upon when Liverpool signed the Egyptian winger, Mohammad Salah. Liverpool broke the bank by paying an initial £37m fee that could rise to up to £44m, which is the new club record.
Even after breaking the club record, the task is still not over for Jürgen Klopp. Liverpool still have a lot of key areas in first team itself to strengthen on.
James Milner, who was trusted by Jürgen Klopp last season to play out of his position as a Left Back, when the previous first choice Alberto Moreno went out of favor in the manager’s book after abysmal performances. His transition started off with brilliant performances in first few matches, but soon after, his performances dropped and his overall performance of the season turned out to be just ‘OKAY’.
Liverpool don’t only need a quality left back as they are playing in the UCL this year, they also need a replacement for Alberto Moreno, as the Spaniard’s days look numbered at the Merseyside club.
Possible target : Ricardo Rodriguez
Sakho, Lovren, Matip, Klavan. Liverpool have the quantity here, but not the quality that they need if they wish to compete for the Champions League. This is something which even the officials at the club have understood after they tried to sign Southampton’s Van Djik.
It looks unlikely that Jürgen Klopp will give Sakho another chance after having a fallout last season and he is expected to leave the Reds this summer. Although they have put a price tag of £30m on him.
Possible target : Van Djik
Given Jordan Henderson’s injury record, Liverpool just can’t rely on him when playing in 4 competitions. The Liverpool midfield lacks steel when the captain is not present in midfield.
Klopp prefers to play with only 2 central midfielders. So it becomes necessary for both of them to be versatile and check all the boxes at the attacking and defensive front.
Possible target : Naby Keita
Klopp must be scratching his head over this position. He already has 5 players for same position;Firmino, Origi, Sturridge, Ings, Solanke. Origi, Ings and Solanke are young and yet to mature while Firmino and Sturridge have been too inconsistent.
Daniel Sturridge is yet to match the level of his 13/14 season, as he keeps struggling with fitness issues while Firmino, like all the Brazilians, has the tendency to go invisible often in patches.
The decision is Klopp’s to make whether he wants to recruit another man for this position, but if he decides, we will definitely see a couple of strikers departing to make room for the newcomer.
Possible target : Andrej Kramaric
One thing is for certain, there will be plenty of action happening at Liverpool FC which will keep Peter Moore along with Jurgen Klopp busy this summer. The owners are also supporting Klopp by allotting him budget of almost £200m. Will Klopp be able to grab the player he wants and will they work together as a team? Only time will tell.
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