After the way that Liverpool imploded mid-season last term they will surely need to add three or four top players to their squad this summer. Because they started the season so well and looked every bit like title contenders. But a loss of confidence and a lack of depth in the squad put paid to their plans of a title charge around the winter period.
TFF believes that the priority this summer should be goalkeepers and defenders. But Jurgen Klopp is such an attack minded manager and he’s been linked with the midfielders and strikers as well as a centre back in the last few couple of days.
Virgil van Dijk is back on the radar according to certain press reports and Liverpool are said to be confident of signing him even though he is going to cost a fortune and is being coveted by other top clubs. That’s according to local media outlet, The Liverpool Echo, which reports:
Liverpool remain in the hunt to sign Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk
The Echo writes that reports of a done deal with Manchester City are premature. But with the way that Manchester City are spending money right now we wouldn’t be at all surprised if they got a deal over the line pretty soon.
Meanwhile, The Independent reports that Liverpool are keen on a couple of young midfielders from Germany:
Klopp has identified a number of targets this summer with Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk and RB Leipzig duo Naby Keita and Timo Werner top of his list
These two youngsters have been indefatigable in the engine room for Leipzig this year and they look as if they have huge futures in the game. They would add drive and muscle to a midfield which sometimes looks a little bit tired.
And the race for a striker seems to be hotting up with Manchester United and Liverpool both reportedly interested in the brilliant French striker Alexandre Lacazette. The Express reported over the weekend that Liverpool hope to steal a march on their fierce rivals and bring the prolific goalscorer to Anfield is summer.
Liverpool Transfer Exclusive: Alexandre Lacazette agents to meet Reds officials next week
The Lyon striker would reportedly cost in the region of fifty million pounds and scored thirty seven goals for his club this season.