Liverpool seal winger deal as journalist names Lallana’s successor

Date published: Tuesday 4th August 2020 8:31

Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool have struck early to bring in a new signing in the summer window, with Polish winger Mateusz Musialowski signing up.

The 16-year-old has joined for a six-figure sum and will link-up, initially, with the club’s academy. The teenager operates down the right wing and arrives from SMS Lodz.

Musialowski comes with a fine reputation and has already been tipped as a future international for his country.

The winger links up with compatriot Fabian Mrozek; the goalkeeper also arriving at Melwood to join Liverpool’s academy.

Despite the capture of the duo, it’s not expected to be a busy summer window for Liverpool.

The club are in the market for a new centre-half following Dejan Lovren’s departure. Liverpool have seen an intial bid of £9m rejected by Real Betis for defender Aissa Mandi. However, they won’t need to raise their bid by much to land the Algerian.

Aside from that, there doesn’t look to be any other major arrivals coming in at Anfield.

Klopp has hinted he is happy with his squad, with their spending impacted by the global economic downturn.

“I am happy with my squad 100%. I was last year when people wanted us to sign him and him but because of our reasons we did not do it,” Jurgen Klopp said.

“It’s not that we don’t want to, we try to make the right decisions constantly and then COVID came. The situation changed and not for the better.

“It’s not that we think we cannot improve with transfers, we do what is right for us and what we are able to do, that’s all.

“If other teams invest I have no idea, they may know more about the future, I don’t know. But the main difference between us and other teams this year was consistency.”

 

 

Curtis Jones to get Liverpool chance

One area they look unlikely to strengthen is attacking midfield. The Reds allowed Adam Lallana to leave on a free transfer but signing a replacement isn’t in their thinking.

Curtis Jones Liverpool TEAMtalk

Instead, The Athletic‘s James Pearce insists Klopp will afford Curtis Jones more opportunitues to impress.

Jones made 13 appearances for Liverpool this season, but will find himself a more senior figure in 2020/21.

“Liverpool view [Jones] as almost the perfect replacement for Adam Lallana, who of course has moved on in a free transfer to Brighton,” Pearce said.

The Reds also have the returning Harry Wilson coming back into the fold following his year on loan at Bournemouth. Liverpool’s intentions for the Wales winger though remain unclear.

 

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