Liverpool revived strongly this season. Jurgen Klopp’s army took the top spot in the rankings after 19 rounds. The Kop is considered one of the strong candidates for the English throne this season. Despite the series of impressive achievements, the challenge for Liverpool in the remaining part of the season is huge.
Klopp will not have the services of the duo Mohamed Salah and Endo Wataru in January and February when both are busy attending the African Cup and Asian Cup. At the same time, Liverpool also suffered a big loss in defense personnel when Joel Matip, Andrew Robertson and Kostas Tsimikas were absent for a long time due to injury.
That context puts Liverpool before the transfer problem. Klopp needs to strengthen the squad with new contracts. The following are potential goals for the Anfield home team.
1. Antonee Robinson (Fulham)
Basically, Joe Gomez can play left back when Robertson is out. However, Liverpool needs to add a true left-back if they want to increase competitiveness and add a fresh breeze.
Robinson has emerged as a possible target for Liverpool. The 26-year-old player is playing brilliantly for Fulham this season. Robinson contributed 3 goals in 21 matches in all competitions.
Liverpool promises to become a destination to help elevate Robinson’s career. The question is whether The Kop can convince Fulham to release him?
2. Piero Hincapie (Bayer Leverkusen)
Piero Hincapie promises to become a 2-in-1 signature for Liverpool. The Ecuadorian star can play well in both center-back and left-back positions. Matip’s serious injury puts Klopp before the problem of center-back personnel when the German strategist has three real center-backs: Virgil van Dijk, Jarell Quansah and Ibrahima Konate.
This season, Piero Hincapie is not a regular starter at Leverkusen. The representative of the 21-year-old star confirmed that Liverpool is interested in Piero Hincapie. The Ecuadorian star’s transfer fee is about 50 million euros.
3. William Pacho (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Pacho is another potential target of Ecuadorian nationality. This season, Pacho flies high with Eintracht Frankfurt. The 22-year-old is ranked 3rd in tackles, 8th in clearances, and 5th in interceptions in the Bundesliga.
According to Goal, Crystal Palace, Everton and West Ham are all interested in Pacho. Put on the comparison scale, Liverpool clearly has outstanding appeal, enough to help the 22-year-old midfielder step onto the big stage.
4. Goncalo Inacio (Sporting CP)
Inacio is the next potential name that can add strength to Liverpool’s defense. The Portuguese midfielder has long caught the eye of many European giants, including The Kop.
Inacio can play as a left-sided centre-back and left-back. The 22-year-old is a central defender who can hold the ball and adapts well to a scheme of 3 centre-backs and 4 defenders. Liverpool will face fierce competition in the transfer market when Real Madrid is also interested in Inacio.
Sporting CP will not let Inacio leave for low numbers. According to Goal, Liverpool needs to put at least £52 million on the negotiating table if they want to convince Sporting CP.
5. Joao Palhinha (Fulham)
Besides the left-back and center-back positions; Liverpool still has worries in the defensive midfielder role. The Kop needs to add a number of class 6 to increase the quality and pressing ability of the midfield. Palhinha promises to be a ‘delicious and cheap’ deal for The Kop.
The Portuguese midfielder is considered by experts to be Fulham’s tackling machine. Palhinha provides the necessary steel for Fulham’s midfield. At the age of 28, the Portuguese midfielder is considered by experts to be an excellent anchor in the Premier League.
Mr. Nguyen | 16:40 December 29, 2023