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Liverpool tend to avoid substantial deals in January, but who should be on our radar for midfield signings in the summer?
The last summer witnessed a significant overhaul of the club’s midfield, bidding farewell to five senior players while bringing in four new faces for the 2023/24 season.
Even with these changes, supporters are urging for additional strength in the midfield, especially considering that Wataru Endo is currently the only designated No. 6 option in the squad, and the anticipated departure of Thiago on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Liverpool Summer Targets
Don’t anticipate much activity before the current window closes, but who could the Reds be considering for the upcoming season? Let’s explore some options!
At the age of 28, Joao Palhinha may not align with the typical profile associated with a Liverpool target. Nonetheless, his addition to the midfield’s base would undoubtedly bring quality.
During the summer transfer window, the Portuguese midfielder’s move to Bayern Munich fell through due to incomplete formalities, and a January transfer to Bayern seems unlikely.
Currently positioned 13th in the Premier League, Fulham, Palhinha’s current club, may prompt him to seek a move to a prominent European team, despite being under contract until 2028.
Liverpool deviated from the norm by signing 30-year-old Endo in August. However, the likelihood of history repeating itself in this specific position appears uncertain.
Reports have surfaced suggesting that Bruno Guimaraes could emerge as a viable option for Newcastle amid concerns about the club’s compliance with Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. There are indications that a sale might be necessary to meet FFP requirements.
According to the information available, the Brazilian midfielder possesses a release clause valued at approximately £98 million. Despite this hefty price tag, acquiring Guimaraes could significantly enhance Newcastle’s creative capabilities.
If the Magpies find themselves compelled to part ways with the player for a sum below the release clause, it wouldn’t be surprising if Liverpool, considering the imminent departure of Thiago, expresses interest or engages in discussions.
The Aston Villa player hasn’t featured prominently in recent Anfield transfer rumours, but his performance has notably improved within Unai Emery’s successful team this season.
Boubacar Kamara has played a crucial role in the midfield, contributing to a side that has exceeded expectations and emerged as unexpected title contenders halfway through the campaign.
Having made 24 appearances in the 2023/24 season and possessing Premier League experience, there is a definite possibility that Liverpool could consider incorporating the Frenchman into their already rejuvenated midfield.
Remaining within the Aston Villa context, Douglas Luiz has significantly contributed to his team’s commendable performance in the initial phase of the Premier League season.
Throughout the 2023/24 season, the 25-year-old midfielder encountered suspension only once, showcasing his reliability on the field. With 10 appearances for Brazil, an achievement notable considering the squad’s high caliber, Luiz’s prowess is evident.
Although there were reports suggesting a potential move to Merseyside towards the conclusion of the summer transfer window, Luiz has already proven his capability to excel at the highest echelons of the game. His skills suggest that he could thrive even more in an upgraded midfield environment.
Youssouf Fofana stands as a prominent figure whose association would undoubtedly thrill supporters, boasting a significant reputation after making 15 appearances in a formidable France midfield.
Throughout the current season, he has consistently showcased his prowess for Monaco, securing 16 starts in Ligue 1. Monaco currently holds a strong position in the top four of the league table.
Although acquiring his services would require a substantial fee, the undeniable quality of the 25-year-old is worth the investment. For a team engaged in multiple competitions, the addition of such talent is always a valuable asset.
The Reds have displayed enduring interest in Khephren Thuram, and he could emerge as a versatile solution in Klopp’s midfield setup.
Thuram, a Frenchman, has the ability to function effectively as both a No. 6 and a No. 8 in the heart of the midfield, potentially easing the workload on Endo and Alexis Mac Allister as holding players.
In contrast to several speculated targets during the summer, Thuram opted not to make a transfer elsewhere for the 2023/24 season, indicating a potential pursuit of the next stage in his career.
Having Premier League experience is always advantageous when scouting for new additions, and Vitaly Janelt has demonstrated significant potential throughout his tenure at Brentford.
This German player has earned 10 international caps at the U21 level and boasts an impressive 85 appearances in the English top flight while representing the Bees.
At the age of 25, with his contract set to expire in 2026, Janelt presents an intriguing prospect for the Reds, and the acquisition may not necessarily impose a substantial financial burden.
The acquisition under consideration stands as a significant investment, positioned towards the upper echelon of the financial spectrum. Undoubtedly, it has the potential to enhance the overall performance of Liverpool’s first team.
Martin Zubimendi boasts a playing history under the tutelage of the esteemed Reds legend, Xabi Alonso, during his time at Real Sociedad. However, recent speculations have connected him with a potential move to Arsenal.
Reports suggest that the player is tied to a release clause valued at approximately £50 million. The decision to allocate such substantial funds to bolster this specific position in the squad during the upcoming summer window remains uncertain for the club.
Teun Koopmeiners, previously linked with Liverpool, remains a midfielder whose acquisition might pose a financial challenge.
Although there were reports of Liverpool’s interest in the Dutchman last January, but no formal approach materialized.
Since joining Atalanta in 2021, Koopmeiners has become a crucial part of their midfield, showcasing versatility in various roles and emerging as a consistent goalscorer. His potential addition would further enhance the Dutch contingent in the squad alongside Virgil van Dijk, Cody Gakpo, and Ryan Gravenberch.
A well-known name among Reds supporters is Borussia Monchengladbach’s Manu Kone. Throughout the summer, there were consistent links to the player, but unfortunate circumstances unfolded when an injury occurred, ultimately putting an end to any realistic hopes of a deal.
In the ongoing 2023/24 season, the 22-year-old has faced a limited amount of playing time. This could pose a potential deterrent for Liverpool, considering he began the campaign late due to a knee injury and then faced further setbacks with suspensions and muscular problems.
Despite these challenges, the club’s admiration for Kone remains no secret. There is a possibility of renewed interest if he manages to return to the form that initially caught their attention.
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