Liverpool are set to target three signings in the next months and try to wrap up deals without getting into long drawn-out sagas.
According to Football Insider, Liverpool are looking to land at least three new players in the next month as they look to avoid long, drawn-out sagas. Jurgen Klopp could look to sign two new midfielders alongside a defender, with those areas considered primary ahead of the summer.
Liverpool ended the season in fifth place and will play Europa League football next season. Nobody at the start of the season would have imagined that, considering the Reds were favourites to challenge for the title again.
A disastrous season owing to many underwhelming team and individual performances even put Jurgen Klopp’s future in significant doubt. Yet, the manager will not get unfazed by their late winning streak that helped secure a fifth-placed finish.
Not playing in the Champions League could affect their transfer budget. Klopp hopes the club moves in the right direction to acquire appropriate players. He certainly needs at least two new midfielders and possibly a defender to add to his backline.
Alexis Mac Allister is getting closer to signing for Liverpool after a thorough pursuit of the Argentine World Cup winner. The report suggests Klopp wants at least three signings through the door in the next month to avoid getting dragged into a transfer saga.
Trent Alexander-Arnold’s success in the inverted role could have made Klopp re-strategize. He might go for a versatile defender than an out-and-out right back. The idea of bringing someone who could play in the right or through the centre appeals to Liverpool, and that could become their direction.
Meanwhile, Klopp reportedly wants another midfielder who could sit at the base. He needs a disruptive presence for opponents. The latest reports reveal Liverpool are ready to pay Manuel Ugarte’s release clause in his Sporting CP contract. There are many other teams with the same ideas for the Uruguayan.
Klopp will hope Liverpool can sway away Ugarte as the deal looks straightforward on paper. For now, he remains an option, and one of the players, the Reds, angle among the three players they wish to acquire in the next month.
Things do look optimistic for Liverpool in their pursuit of prime targets. They hope to conclude those sooner rather than wait for other clubs to make their task difficult.