Two Players Who Could Aid Liverpool’s Champions League Ambitions
Anfield outfit Liverpool are one of the most exciting clubs in Europe at the moment and though they have not been consistent this season, a couple of decent additions to the squad could make them world class next season. Jurgen Klopp, the current manager at the club has been eyeing some of the finest talents in world football for a move this summer but his side will have to qualify for the Champions League to land most of those names. However, if they manage to qualify for the elite competition, they will have to spend big on some star players to allow them to compete with the best in Europe. So who can Liverpool target this summer? Here are two players who Liverpool can spend on, that will make them a better team straight away:
Virgil van Dijk (Southampton)
Now reportedly valued at around £50m, the Dutch defender is one of the best players in his position in the league this season and is wanted by a host of clubs this summer. The likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal are looking at Van Dijk closely but Liverpool’s connection with the Saints and the player’s representative might allow them to land the 25-year old this summer. Joel Matip has been decent this season and partnering him with Van Dijk could be a winning formula for Liverpool at the back. They need to stop conceding soft goals and making mistakes and the Southampton man is possibly the best option for Liverpool in this regard.
Naby Keita (RB Leipzig)
Solving such similar problems for Liverpool could be RB Leipzig’s defensive midfielder Naby Keita. A midfield engine that Liverpool have dearly missed this season, Keita has been in exceptional form in the Bundesliga and is also wanted by a number of clubs in England. At just 22, the Guinea international is a strong, versatile player who can act as the deepest of the midfielders, while also helping them create chances at the other end. To play against teams at the bottom of the table, Liverpool need a player like Keita to keep their goal clean. While playing in the Champions League, he can act as the midfield anchor that Liverpool can pivot on. He solves more than one problem at Anfield and though he may be a bit costly, he should be a priority transfer target for the Reds this summer.