A victory against Boro on Sunday will guarantee Champions League football for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp will need top players to challenge the best of teams in Europe’s elite tournament next season.
If reports in the media are anything to go by then the German manager is ready to splash the cash and sign several players to reinforce his team in the summer transfer window.
According to an exclusive report covered by the Independent, Klopp is ready to sign five players in the form of Virgil van Dijk, Ryan Sessegnon, Timo Werner, Naby Keita and Andrew Robertson. The mentioned players have a combined worth of around €155million.
The British source claims that Klopp is confident of signing two players in the form of Ryan (£15million – €18million) and Andrew (£8million – €9million – Daily Mail) to solve the left back dilemma at Anfield. It will be intriguing to see who will replace Milner, a natural midfielder, in that position next season.
Werner and Kieta have been in fantastic form for Leipzig this season and Independent have claimed that Klopp is keen on hiring their services. Timo has netted 21 goals and provided 7 assists in 31 league games for the Bundesliga side.
Liverpool lack quality and depth in their strike-force and Werner would be a quality signing. Back in March, it was reported (ESPN via Bild) that the German side will demand over €40million to let their star forward leave.
Keita is a versatile midfielder, who has directly contributed in 16 goals (8 goals and 8 assists) in 30 league games this season. His current deal with Leipzig will expire in 2020 and he is rated around €30million (TMW).
Last but not the least, Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk is a wanted man in the Premier League. Independent claim that the £50million rated (€58million – Telegraph) is Liverpool’s top defensive target but Chelsea are favorites to secure his signature.
Leipzig will be playing CL football next season however, it must be noted that none of the above mentioned players took part in the Champions League this season. Will they be able to adequately improve the Liverpool squad to compete in the competition next season?
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