Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has promised massive reinforcements in the coming summer.
Klopp said in an interview with the British media ‘Daily Mirror’ on the 20th (Korean time), “We will consider reinforcing all positions except the goalkeeper.”
Premier League prestigious Liverpool won the League Cup and FA Cup last season, and was recognized as the best club in Europe by winning runners-up in the Premier League and UEFA (European Football Federation) Champions League.
That’s why many expected Liverpool to once again compete for the championship ahead of the 2022/23 season, but the result was quite the opposite.
Liverpool has been eliminated from all cup competitions early and is focusing only on the league, but the league is also currently in fifth place, and advancing to the Champions League next season is uncertain.
With two games left until the end of the season, Liverpool, who are in 5th place with 65 points (19 wins, 8 draws, 9 losses), are in 3rd place Newcastle United (19 wins, 12 draws, 5 losses, 69 points) and Manchester United (20 wins, 6) in 4th place. Against 9 losses, 66 points), they are challenging the last-minute ranking reversal.
After a rough year, Klopp has promised a major boost in the upcoming summer transfer window to avoid repeating it next season.
“Currently, we are looking at every position except goalkeeper,” Klopp said. Currently, the Liverpool goalkeeper’s position is firmly held by Brazilian national team goalkeeper Alisson Becquer.
“If you have a good defender on the outside토토사이트, I won’t deny that,” he added.
Liverpool have officially announced on the 18th that James Milner, Roberto Firmino, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Navi Keita will leave the team due to their contracts expiring in the summer.
As a large number of players who have been active in Liverpool for a long time are confirmed to leave, attention is focused on how many players Liverpool will sign in the transfer market this coming summer.
Liverpool’s priority in the transfer market is said to be strengthening their midfield. Currently, Alexis McAllister (Brighton), Mason Mount (Chelsea) and Manuel Ugarte (Sporting CP) have been nominated for Liverpool’s midfield reinforcements.
Aside from midfield, a new defender could potentially be signed for Liverpool. Joel Matip, who has played for Liverpool since 2016, has only one year left on his contract and the possibility has been raised that he could move in the summer.
It was not revealed in detail what kind of player Liverpool had in mind as a defender, but French media ‘RMC Sports’ reported that “Liverpool inquired about Manchester United and PSG target Kim Min-jae (SSC Napoli)” and caught the attention of domestic fans.