Three Alternatives For Naby Keita Who Liverpool Can Target
Liverpool are back in the Champions League after a long absence and they are now a team on the rise. Jurgen Klopp, the German tactician has some serious plans to improve his squad this summer and has been looking at some big names in world football.
They have been linked with RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita constantly in the last few weeks and though it looked like they were close to landing him, the player has come out and spoken against a move to Anfield. They may yet be able to lure the 22-year old this summer but Klopp has to make sure that he has a plan B. Here are three such alternatives who Klopp cant target instead of Keita.
The Brazilian defender was in decent form for the Catalan outfit but did not cement a place in the first team and was reduced to just 18 appearances in the La Liga, with most of them coming from the bench. He yet has 6 goals and 2 assists to his name and is linked with a move to Liverpool at the moment. Lack of game time might tempt him out of Camp Nou and Klopp should snatch him up.
Leandro Paredes (AS Roma)
A long-term target for Liverpool, Paredes is currently settled in Roma and with the Italian outfit managing to qualify for the Champions League, he might not want to quit anytime soon. However, his contract runs down in a couple of years and Liverpool can take advantage of this fact and try to turn his head. He is a necessity at Liverpool and Klopp will be ready to splash the cash and meet his valuation. If they land him, Paredes could turn out to be more useful for Liverpool than what Keita would be.
Tiemoue Bakayoko (AS Monaco)
The toughest bloke to lure to Anfield in the list for Liverpool, Bakayoko is probably right up there with the best players in the world in his position. At just 22, he has shown insane consistency at the Stade Louis II and has helped his side to the French league title. He is wanted by Chelsea and Manchester United but if Liverpool lose out on Keita, they should be ready to splash the cash and enter the race for his signature.