Journalist identifies the two summer transfers Klopp wants at Liverpool

Date published: Wednesday 15th May 2019 12:55

Jurgen Klopp has targeted two new additions at Liverpool this summer – with only a change in circumstances prompting further signings.

That’s according to BBC journalist David Ornstein, who claims Klopp wants only minimum additions to his playing staff this summer – with two key positions being strengthened.

Klopp brought in Naby Keita, Alisson, Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho last summer at a total outlay of £165m – but a record 97pt haul in the Premier League and a place in the Champions League final convincing the Reds manager that his squad does not need major surgery.

And Ornstein doubts there will be major upheaval with only a couple of signings through the door in the summer window.

“The most settled team of the lot, they’re looking at continuity,” Ornstein told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“It will be a very settled summer for them, consolidation seems to be the name of the game, they’ve stockpiled well.

“They’ve essentially done their big shop and they don’t see the need to daily shops and to improve their squad they feel it would take astronomical spending.

“They’re looking at one or a maximum of two signings unless there’s an injury or a player that wants out like Philippe Coutinho.”

On specific areas of the field Liverpool are looking to strengthen, Ornstein added: “At left-back they need cover, that’s they key area, with Alberto Moreno and Nathaniel Clyne leaving.

“They want a young player who can grow into the role or someone versatile.

“They also want a possible attacker to replace Daniel Sturridge if he leaves but once again it won’t be a No 9. It will be a versatile attacker.

“Jurgen Klopp loves the predator that he feels Rhian Brewster is, so he would feature and Divock Origi will stay.”

Klopp, meanwhile, has been trolled again by Jose Mourinho after the former Manchester United manager made a subtle dig over the German’s losing record in finals.

 

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