After a glorious triumph at Madrid, the UCL champions for the sixth time deserve a long and luxurious rest. However, that doesn’t mean that any transfer opportunities will go unnoticed for Liverpool, and Jurgen Klopp is reportedly looking out for exciting new players to further improve the Reds. Last summer’s investment proved worthwhile for Liverpool, winning the Champions League and only missing out on the Premier League title by a single point.
An interview with Danny Murphy revealed that Klopp is so invested in the project at Liverpool and returning the club to the top of Europe that he won’t be going anywhere, and we can see his improvements, strategies and tactics in action.
In more recent news, according to Teamtalk: Barcelona hope to recoup the £90 million they paid for Dembele in 2017. The imminent arrival of Antoine Griezmann has cast doubt over Dembele’s future at the Camp Nou. And, according to the report, Liverpool have been alerted to the 22-year-old’s availability. Liverpool will only make signings if they can realistically get hold of top targets, and Jurgen Klopp is understood to be a huge fan of Dembele.
There was speculation spread by fans and pundits alike on Twitter that Kylian Mbappe could be linked to Liverpool this summer, however it was shut down as quick as it was released and Mbappé is definitely not coming to Anfield this transfer window, so that’s the last time this rumour will ever circulate wildly around the internet.
Klopp won’t be looking to make any major changes as they’re pretty solid in almost all aspects and have formed a team that dominates every area of the pitch. The defence simply cannot be breached with Alisson Becker and his clean sheets and the world’s top defender for some pundits, Virgil van Dijk. Full-backs such as Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold are some of the finest and the central mid-field consists of grit and composure as well. The attacking trio, Mane, Salah and Firmino are really not comparable with Mane and Salah both winning the Golden Boot this year.
So where can Liverpool actually improve? Reports suggest Klopp is on the lookout for a back-up goalkeeper for when Simon Mignolet leaves and reinforcements in the full-back positions.
Italian newspaper Il Mattinho claims Liverpool are thinking about making an official bid for the Senegalese defender, Kalidou Koulibaly, and will hope his international team-mate Sadio Mane has a word to convince him towards Anfield.
It’s a frightening prospect with Liverpool potentially lining up with Koulibaly alongside Virgil van Dijk next season. There will be calls for the best defence in Europe if Jurgen Klopp lands the incredible centre-back.