Liverpool has made no senior signing in this transfer window so far. Their only signing of the window has been, Sepp van der Berg. The young centre-back will be joining Liverpool’s academy and can’t be considered as a first-team player yet.
The media has linked Reds with many big names like Pepe, Coutinho, De Ligt, Dembele in this transfer window. Although Klopp is reluctant, to spend big this summer.
However, Liverpool needs at least three signings to compete on all fronts this season. The European Champions may have a strong starting lineup, but they need to strengthen the squad.
Here are the positions we think Reds need reinforcements and the players they should sign.
Yes, you read this right Liverpool needs a goalkeeper, but we are not talking about the first-choice keeper here. Alisson is one of the world’s best, and there is no replacement for him. However, Liverpool needs to sign a back-up keeper.
Simon Mignolet is highly expected to leave this summer after spending last season on the bench. He was about to leave last summer before Klopp decided against the move.
Burnley has three good Premier League goalkeepers, Joe Hart, Tom Heaton and Nick Pope. If Liverpool needs a good back-up keeper, they should be looking at Burnley to sign either Heaton or Hart.
Tom Heaton will be the right choice for Klopp. Heaton is Burnley’s third-choice right now and won’t mind leaving to be Alisson’s back-up.
He will likely cost around £3-4m. Heaton’s contract expires next summer, and he has a market value of £2.7m on transfermarket.com.
Alberto Moreno has left Liverpool, and there won’t be many Liverpool fans who will be disappointed with that. However, Jurgen Klopp now needs to sign a back-up instead of choosing Milner as Robertson’s deputy.
European champions should have a solid back-up full-back, and that’s what Liverpool should sign.
Jurgen Klopp has high expectations from U-23 captain Adam Lewis, and he is likely to be introduced into the first-team this season. So if Klopp signs a left-back, it will be a short-term solution.
Ivan Strinic is one guy who can solve this problem. The experienced left-back will provide a good back-up to Robertson. He has a market value of £2.2m on transfermarket.com and will cost around £5-8m from AC Milan.
Jurgen Klopp needs a world-class backup for his famous front-three. Liverpool needs a player who can give Klopp headache for selection. It will be great if he can displace one of the front-three in the starting line-up.
Nicolas Pepe is one player who will be a world-class addition to Klopp’s side. He can play anywhere in the front three attacking positions. Pepe can prove to be decisive in Liverpool’s Premier League challenge against Manchester City.
However, Pepe will cost around £60m from Lille.