Three Players Liverpool Are Being Linked With Signing
Liverpool have already signed their first player of the January transfer window with the acquisition of Takumi Minamino from Red Bull Salzburg. The Japan international was excellent against Liverpool in the Champions League earlier this season so that could prove to be a smart signing.
With the transfer window open until January 31, Klopp may be tempted to bring in or two more players to ensure his squad is fresh enough to compete for three trophies in the second half of the season.
Here is a look at three players Liverpool have been heavily linked with in January.
The one area where Klopp is light on numbers in his squad is in the middle of his defence. Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren have all suffered injuries this season which has meant Virgil van Dijk has been the only regular starter in that position.
Sevilla defender Diego Carlos has emerged as a target for the club and may prove to be a long-term partner of van Dijk’s in the starting XI.
Carlos is thought to be valued at around £65 million so he won’t come cheap; however, he has been impressive in La Liga this season. If Liverpool do wait until the summer, the queue for his services could be even bigger.
Liverpool were reportedly interested in Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne during the summer transfer window, and it will be no surprise to see them step up their pursuit of the forward in January.
Napoli have had a disappointing season so far. Head coach Carlo Ancelotti was fired from the club last month, and they are now as high as 66/1 in the Serie A betting for the title. Given how the campaign has gone, Insigne may see this transfer window as the perfect chance to move on.
Insigne has regularly been one of the top performers in Serie A over the last few years and would give Klopp another option to his attack if he was able to secure the £55 million rated target.
Erling Haaland’s arrival at Borussia Dortmund has raised questions about Jadon Sancho’s future in Germany. The England international has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs, with Liverpool thought to be one of those interested parties.
Sancho is a now a regular in Gareth Southgate’s England’s starting XI. He has shown his national team boss glimpses of what he has been producing on a regular basis in Germany since switching to the Bundesliga club from Manchester City in 2017.
At the age of 19, Sancho’s best years are well ahead of him. Manchester United and Chelsea are the other two English clubs which look serious about making a move for his services so it could lead to a trading war for the youngster which would suit Dortmund.
Klopp never worked with Sancho at Dortmund, but given how he has developed young players in his squad over the last few years, the Englishman may see Liverpool as the perfect destination for him.
As well as additions to his squad, Klopp may look to offload a couple of players in January, with Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne being linked with other clubs.