Liverpool have freed up money and will be looking at another two of midfielders, according to Sky Sports writer Dharmesh Sheth, who spoke to GIVEMESPORT.
Liverpool will add at least ‘one or two more’ midfielders in the summer transfer window, according to Sky Sports writer Dharmesh Sheth.
Liverpool have already completed the £35 million purchase of Alexis MacAllister from Brighton & Hove Albion and are aiming to boost their midfield options following the free transfers of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner, and Naby Keita.
Liverpool transfer updates
Liverpool has been connected with a number of players as Jurgen Klopp attempts to rebuild his squad after losing out on Champions League participation. Manu Kone and Khephren Thuram, both 22-year-old French midfielders at Borussia Monchengladbach and OGC Nice, have been said to be on Klopp‘s radar, though they may face heavy competition for each player’s signing.
According to Sky Sports, other candidates that have been mentioned include Inter’s Nicolo Barella, Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch, and Southampton’s Romeo Lavia.
Gabri Veiga of Celta Vigo, who was one of La Liga’s breakout stars this season with 11 goals, is also thought to be on Klopp’s shortlist. In addition, the 21-year-old’s deal has a lucrative £34 million release clause.
What did Sheth have to say about Liverpool’s transfer window?
“I think they’ll go back into the market for a couple of other midfielders, at least one or two more,” Sheth told GIVEMESPORT. And I’m not only talking about incomings when I say that.”Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner, Roberto Firmino, and Naby Keita are all quietly exiting the club, their pay freed up. Perhaps there will be no transfer costs because they departed on free transfers.”
How many midfielders is Liverpool expected to buy this summer?
Given the number of names Liverpool has been associated with, it seems apparent that another midfielder, if not two, will be arriving at Anfield in the coming weeks. Reinforcing the midfield has long been a goal for Jurgen Klopp, and the need for new faces has been heightened by the performances of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho this season, as well as Thiago Alcantara‘s ongoing injury concerns.
The main constraint will be money, as Liverpool desperately needs a back-up centre-back and right-back to rotate with Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold as needed. Given the price tags of some of the players Liverpool has been associated with, as well as Mac Allister’s arrival, it’s difficult to imagine Klopp adding more than one other center midfielder.
In a perfect world, though, it would most likely be two.