Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai represent an excellent start to the transfer window for Liverpool, but more work needs to be done before Jürgen Klopp and Jörg Schmadtke can fully relax.
With those two already in the building, Liverpool can now continue to further bolster its squad, with new transfer claims appearing in a few departments today.
Nat Phillips and Thiago AlcantaraAthletic reports, is sparking interest from elsewhere, with the former on Feyenoord’s radar and the latter a potential target for Saudi Arabia.
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But more players will come in and a few more will leave, with Liverpool continuing to rebuild despite an excellent start to the transfer window.
Here’s Liverpool.com’s verdict on the transfer gossip emerging around the Reds today, starting with a look at the latest midfield option to be the strongest link.
There is also a claim from Italy about a bid for a defender who has been on Liverpool’s radar in the past as they search for more defenders.
Romeo Lavia (Southampton)
It is ‘increasingly likely’ that Liverpool will make a strong move for former Manchester City midfielder Roméo Lavia, according to David Lynch, writing for This Is Anfield, and Fabrizio Romano followed up that claim with another update.
Romano says Liverpool considers Lavia, who is valued at $64m (£50m/€58m), to be a ‘top talent’ in his position and talks between the clubs are expected to open very soon, amid from competition from Arsenal and Chelsea. at.
Liverpool. com says: Lavia would make sense as a third midfield signing, with two more established names in the club before that, Mac Allister and Szoboszlai. He’s a player Klopp could really mold at Anfield and he clearly has a high ceiling. He may not play in every game right away, but the 19-year-old Belgian could become a top player under the German’s guidance.
Perr Schuurs (Turin)
Liverpool and Napoli have both turned down offers for Torino and Dutch defender Perr Schuurs, according to Italian site Tuttosport, with the 23-year-old former Ajax central defender a target for many “important clubs”.
It is reported that Liverpool a A $33 million offer for the player has been rejected, but Torino believe the Reds will return with a second offer. The Serie A team would like to anyway $44 million (£34 million / €40 million).
Liverpool. com says: It may be premature to claim that Liverpool have made a bid, but Schuurs is clearly a good player. The Reds need a central defender on the left with a high ceiling and few big names have come forward so far.
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