With the winter transfer window right upon us, we’re getting a more clear picture of what does every team need in order to improve their title chances, and rumours tend to fade away as either players or teams make statements implying what they’re going (or not going) to do.
One of the teams that were more interested in reinforcing their side, especially on the defensive end of the ball, was Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, a team that has been completely outstanding and demolishing on offence, but that has struggled mightily in their own half of the pitch.
So, Klopp was looking to improve on several spots on defence, specifically on the centre back and the left back position, where they’re currently lacking depth. On top of that, the German boss was also keen to provide more help for Jordan Henderson and Emre Can for the defensive midfielder spot, so he was reportedly very interested in Borussia Monchengladbach’s starlet Mahmoud Dahoud.
Dahoud was linked with a move to Melwood since the start of the season, but the move fell apart during that summer transfer window and, even when there were several reports that said that Klopp was still determined to sign Dahoud, he has allegedly lost interest in him. So, let’s take a look at 3 other choices that Liverpool should target instead of Mahmoud for the defensive midfielder position.
So, let’s take a look at 3 other choices that Liverpool should target instead of Mahmoud for the defensive midfielder position.
The 23-year-old Frenchman from Internazionale has been scouted by Premier League teams since he arrived at the Nerazzurri squad, and he’s been constantly linked with Antonio Conte’s Chelsea.
The talented midfielder has only been featured on half of the matches played by his team so far this season, and he’s been really struggling to get any regular playing time despite being unarguably the best choice on that spot on his team, so it would make a lot of sense for him to get out of there as soon as possible.
This one is one of the most impressive prospects in the world right now, and Jurgen Klopp knows it quite well, as the former Borussia Dortmund boss has been reportedly scouting his former team and his youngsters.
This German midfielder has completely taken the world for assault, and he’s been on the radar of great squads like Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid, who are willing to pay as much as 4 times his current salary in order to bring them to their team.
Considering the rapport Klopp has with his compatriots, he could try to make a run at the young lad, who’s going to be one of the best players in the world in a couple of years.
Verratti has been linked with a move to Chelsea since the start of the season after being linked with both Barcelona and Real Madrid since he arrived at Paris Saint-Germain a couple of seasons ago.
The young midfielder has reportedly asked for a transfer out of the Ligue 1, and a move to the Premier League could be exactly what he needs to take his game to another level. Even if Chelsea seems like a frontrunner to acquire him considering Conte’s the boss, he could have a more starring role under Klopp if he considers to sign him.