Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has now changed his mind regarding the Merseyside Reds’ need to buy a midfielder this summer. While the German coach had earlier said that Liverpool do not need to add to their midfield arsenal this season, he has now come out to say that his decision was wrong, “Yes, I am the one who said we don’t need a midfielder – and you were all right and I was wrong. Now we are going for a midfielder”.
Liverpool have been lacking their best midfielders like Thiago Alcantara, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Curtis Jones. All of them are currently nursing injuries. However, despite his wish of strengthening the midfield, Klopp was also sceptical about the time that is left for the transfer window to close (September 1). Let us have a look at the midfield options that Liverpool can go for this season:
The 26-year-old Napoli player, who has less than a year left on his contract, can be a potential addition to the Liverpool squad. He is ball-hungry, comfortable in both offense and defense, and can come for as low a price as £17 million. The Spain international was earlier linked with PSG, but now the deal seems to have fallen through
Tielemans has entered the final year of his Leicester contract and has also garnered some interest from Liverpool officials. He is a creative midfielder who can also be a goal threat, and can come for as low as £16 million. Being only 25, the Belgian international has a number of years left at the top level.
Liverpool’s interest in this English midfielder has been apparent for quite some time now. Having already sold Erling Haaland to Manchester City and Jadon Sancho to Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund will be keen to hold on to their most prized possession at the moment. However, a right offer from the Merseyside Reds might tempt them to sell the promising youngster.