Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes he has enough quality in midfield and therefore does not need a new midfielder in the current summer transfer window.
Klopp emphasized the strength and depth of his side in midfield. The 55-year-old coach also explained that he only needs a new midfielder if a current player leaves, which is highly unlikely at the moment.
The Liverpool manager was quoted as saying (via The Mirror):
“We can go through it. Where do you want to start? So, Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago, Milner, Keita, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, Fabio Carvalho, Oxlade-Chamberlain. Now tell me what kind of player are we missing ? One, who’s attacking, who’s 1.95m tall and comes into the penalty area to head balls in? OK, apart from that!”
The German tactician added:
“Like I said, if nobody wants to leave – and no player has come to me with this request and to be honest I don’t really expect it – then there is no need for a new midfielder. We can’t just add midfielders. “
Liverpool have made three signings in the summer transfer window, signing Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay. Klopp’s aforementioned comments could be a hint that the Reds will not make any further signings this summer.
However, the Merseyside team have been linked with a new midfielder. According to The Sun, Liverpool are interested in signing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham in 2023. The Reds are confident of beating any competition that comes their way for the England international next summer.
Bellingham was arguably impressive for the Bundesliga giants. In his 90 appearances to date, he has scored 10 goals and provided 18 assists in all competitions.
Klopp’s side will need a new midfielder sooner rather than later. James Milner is currently 36 and is unlikely to stay at the club for long.
Liverpool secured their first pre-season win in Singapore
Liverpool secured their first win of the pre-season by defeating Premier League compatriots Crystal Palace 2-0 in Singapore. Goals from Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah were enough for the Reds to bounce back after the 4-0 loss to Manchester United earlier this week.
Klopp’s side will now return to Europe for the remainder of their pre-season games. They will travel to Germany on July 21 to face RB Leipzig before heading to Austria on July 27 against Red Bull Salzburg.
The Reds then meet Manchester City in the FA Community Shield on 30 July before completing their pre-season by taking on RC Strasbourg at Anfield the following day.
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