Liverpool Could Secure Trent Alexander-Arnold Cover Option as Potential $32 Million Bargain Open to Premier League Move

Liverpool must remain vigilant for a potential cover option to Trent Alexander-Arnold, as reports suggest a player is considering a move to the Premier League in the upcoming summer transfer window.

Under Jürgen Klopp, Alexander-Arnold has consistently excelled for Liverpool, with his pivotal role emerging during a league clash against Arsenal at Anfield last season. The hybrid position he occupies has proven to be a perfect fit, significantly impacting the team’s performance.

The Reds’ fortunes took a positive turn when Alexander-Arnold embraced this new role, marking a crucial shift in what initially seemed like a disappointing campaign. This tactical adjustment propelled Liverpool into serious contention for the Premier League title in the subsequent months.

Despite the success, finding a suitable replacement for Alexander-Arnold’s unique inverted full-back position has proven challenging. However, recent news suggests a potential solution that could complement Jürgen Klopp’s midfield puzzle.

Amidst links with Paris Saint-Germain, reports from Sky Germany’s Kerry Hau indicate that Bayern Munich midfielder, Joshua Kimmich is open to embracing a new challenge in the summer transfer window.

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Notably, Kimmich expresses a preference for a move to either the Premier League or La Liga, signaling an opportunity that Liverpool should carefully consider.

Barcelona have emerged as a prominent contender for Kimmich’s potential transfer from Spain. Despite Real Madrid’s established midfield, financial challenges hint that English teams, especially Liverpool, stand the best chance of securing the German international.

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Approaching the final year of his contract, Kimmich’s TransferMarkt valuation of $82m (£65m/€75m) is expected to decrease. Liverpool, as reported by AS, expresses interest in the player, but his substantial wages pose a hurdle, standing at around $411,000-per-week (£322,000/€375,000-per-week), second only to Mohamed Salah.

While Kimmich’s acquisition would impact Liverpool’s wage structure, it holds significance for Klopp’s squad. Serving as a backup for Alexander-Arnold, Kimmich could also establish himself as a starting midfielder, particularly in defensive midfield, showcasing his prowess for the Bundesliga champions.

This addition could enhance Liverpool’s tactical versatility, allowing for the implementation of a formidable box formation with Kimmich or Alexander-Arnold as inverted playmakers. Both players rank in the top two percentile for progressive passes, showcasing their ability to unlock defenses at will.

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Despite Kimmich turning 29 soon, the potential transfer mirrors that of Thiago Alcântara. With Thiago’s contract nearing expiration, Liverpool might have the opportunity to free up a significant portion of the wage budget if he fails to secure a new deal before summer.

Kimmich’s availability, particularly at a suggested figure of $32m (£25m/€29m) according to the Daily Star, without Real Madrid’s interference, presents a compelling prospect for Klopp.

As the upcoming transfer window approaches, Liverpool’s potential additions, including Kimmich, could elevate the team to Champions League contention.

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