One pundit has told Liverpool which position they need to prioritise after completing the signings of Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay.
Nunez will spearhead Liverpool’s attack next season after joining the Reds in a £64million deal from Benfica. He could become their record signing, as add-ons may take the transfer up to £85m.
Carvalho was a target for Jurgen Klopp’s side in January. However, they couldn’t get the move over the line before the deadline.
Liverpool have completed the signing this time around though and Carvalho will officially join them on Friday. £5m will be paid to Fulham, plus bonuses.
The third signing for Liverpool this summer is Calvin Ramsay. The young right-back cost £6.5m and has become Aberdeen’s record sale.
As always, Liverpool have been linked with plenty of other top players. They include Serge Gnabry, Ousmane Dembele and Jude Bellingham.
They are unlikely to spend big again this summer though after parting with an initial £64m to sign Nunez.
However, Phil Thompson – who made over 300 appearances for Liverpool – wants the club to bring in a new midfielder.
Liverpool told to go after midfielder
“I would like to think we’ll be having a look at a midfield player as well,” he said (via the Daily Express). “But last season at centre forward we ended up playing Sadio Mane there. So we needed to find someone to play there permanently.”
Liverpool had been in the mix to land Aurelien Tchouameni. But he went on to join Real Madrid instead, costing the Spanish outfit around £68.9m.
The Reds like Bellingham and could pursue the Dortmund ace next summer.
Thompson went on to praise Liverpool’s transfer policy. “Now If you’d have said 18 months ago that Sadio Mane would be leaving Liverpool, we’d have been frightened,” he added.
“We had players like Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino, who didn’t fill us full of hope, to come in and play those positions.
“But then we signed [Diogo] Jota, and then we signed Luis Diaz and now Nunez, and so things have moved on and we feel a lot more comfortable with what we have.”
Liverpool have a habit of finding gems in the transfer window, without having to spend a huge amount on them. Andy Robertson is a prime example.
And with Klopp’s ability to make players better, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Bellingham chose Liverpool next year.
Meanwhile, Juventus reportedly want Roberto Firmino to take part in a swap deal with one of their stars.