Before the transfer window opened, it was clear that Liverpool had a midfield problem that needed to be resolved, and Jurgen Klopp was early on to take action.
James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita did not renew their contracts and early World Cup winner Alexis McAllister was brought in from Brighton. A short time later, Dominic Szoboszlai was brought in from Leipzig for €70m, and Liverpool’s midfield looked healthy.
This week, on the other hand, there have been credible rumors that Fabinho and Henderson are close to moving to Saudi Arabia, and Thiago has been constantly linked with a return to his boyhood club Barcelona.
Consequently, Liverpool’s midfield could soon be thinner than it was before the season.
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Football expert Lars Tyranus believes changes must be made.
I think the midfield last year was the symbol of undoing in the best seasons. There were two things that were particularly striking – the lack of scoring and the lack of movement. They have gone from being a very dynamic team to being a bit static. So I think in any case it would be wise to make changes, even if there are now too many at once, he tells Netavien.
Tjærnås had many ideas about what might happen at the club in the future.
– With Mac Allister and Szoboszlai on board, as well as Elliot and Curtis Jones, they have the foundation to become a traveling team again. Gakpo can also play inside linebacker with success. I’d also like to think at least one player would come through, if everyone above ends up disappearing.
Who will be brought?
After the rumors about Fabinho and Henderson going to Saudi Arabia gained steam, several journalists who follow the club closely talked about what Liverpool would do in the future.
The names that resonate with most people are Romeo Lafia (Southampton), Sofiane Amrabat (Fiorentina), Ryan Gravenberch (Bayern Munich) and Calvin Phillips (Manchester City). Lafia in particular has been associated with the club over a long period of time and there must be genuine interest.
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Allegations of Liverpool working behind the scenes
On social media, however, there are many who speculate that the aforementioned names are nothing more than diversionary maneuvers, and that the club is quietly working on its preferred transfer targets. When Szoboszlai was signed a few weeks ago, there were no reports linking him to the club until a few days earlier.
Melissa Reddy, who has followed the club closely for a number of years, addresses the fact that Liverpool like to operate without leaking anything to the media, while also launching some new names.
I wrote that Niccolo Barella (Inter), Khybern Thuram (Nice), Joao Balenha (Fulham), Florentino Luis (Benfica) and Teon Kopeminers (Atalanta) should all be eligible to transfer.
It has been reported credibly that Liverpool want an “experienced midfielder” to replace Fabinho. The club are said to have been very interested in signing Lavia even before the departure rumors of Fabinho and Henderson, so no one should ignore the fact that two new players in midfield will enter the Anfield gates before the window closes.
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