We have entered the last month of this summer’s transfer window and although Liverpool have made good signings there is still room for improvement to the first team. In this article, we document five players Liverpool could sign.
Balde Keita (Lazio)
Although nothing has been confirmed most LFC fans presume it’s only a matter of time before we see Lazar Markovic leave the club, and Keita has been identified as a player who could take his spot. Looking at the two players stats for last season it is quite obvious who the better option would be. Any deal which sees Markovic leave the club could see the resulting funds put into a potential deal for Keita. Although there have also been rumours of Markovic being used as part of a deal to bring Keita to Anfield.
Anwar El Ghazi (Ajax)
Like Keita, El Ghazi has been rumoured to be a replacement if we manage to offload Markovic this summer, and yet there have also been rumours of Markovic being used as part of a deal to bring him to LFC, very similar in that way to Keita. Although looking at the statistics Keita would be my first choice, you can never write off the choices that Klopp has made and if El Ghazi does end up in the red of Liverpool, you can only give him time.
Jonas Hector (FC Koln)
Now we get to the serious part, left back. When I look back on the 2016 Europa League final I realise that none of the team played particularly well, but I also realise that Alberto Moreno’s performance in that game, coupled with his poor defensive play throughout the season, is one hell of a mistake. He simply cannot be our first choice left back. In comes my first choice, Jonas Hector. If you watched the Euros this summer you will no doubt have been impressed by his performances and would welcome him to Anfield with open arms. Especially given his statistics from last season playing in a mid-table Bundesliga team.
Jetro Williems (PSV Eindhoven)
I’m sorry to have to do this but I have to, another left back in this list is a necessity. This one looks like it would be the more likely of the two given the fact that Wijnaldum and Willems know each other from their time together at PSV. The only real issue with Willems would be that he is another full back who is attack minded, but unlike Moreno he does have defensive qualities.
Martin Odegaard (Real Madrid)
This one comes as more of a surprise, you may well remember Odegaards name from the end of 2014 when he trained with a number of clubs across Europe. These included Liverpool, AC Milan, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and both Manchester clubs. In the end he signed for Real Madrid, and has since been playing for their B team, Real Madrid Castilla. If a deal happens it would only be a loan deal, but if Bayern Munich managed to put a future fee on Kingsley Coman’s loan deal, why can’t we?
Written by Liam Grimshaw (@LiamGrimshaw)