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3 players Liverpool could sign before the transfer window closes

Sudarshan Venkatesan

3 players Liverpool could sign before the transfer window closes

Here are the three players Liverpool could sign before the end of the transfer window. 

Liverpool overcame their difficulties by lifting their first trophy in seven years. The Reds are the current holders of the Champions League, but their squad needs a little amendment before the transfer window shuts.

Jurgen Klopp fell short of Manchester City by a point last season in the league. The Citizens have improved on two positions with the acquisition of Rodri and Angelinho, while Klopp is yet to sign anyone big. It is not a necessity, but an efficient backup would assist the Reds to compete against all odds.

Additional to the Premier League challenge, Liverpool will also take part in the Club World Cup in Qatar. Squad depth will play a helping hand during these situations, and it would be foolish expecting consistency from the same set of players every week.

We shall look at the three players Liverpool should sign before the transfer window closes.

Philipp Max (Augsburg): 

Liverpool were forced to withdraw Junior Firpo’s negotiations upon Real Betis demands. The Spanish club wanted €45 million which was deemed extortionate by Jurgen Klopp as he does not will to spend that money on a backup left-back. This forced the former Borussia Dortmund manager to turn his attentions to Augsburg’s Philipp Max.

The German International is one of the versatile players in the league as he offers tons going forward and defensively. Max is primarily a left-back, but has the capacity to play in left midfield or even left-winger. In the final third of the pitch, Philipp Max, with four goals and two assists last season, is handy.

Augsburg escaped relegation by a whisker, but Philipp Max was the pick of the lot. The defender has a contract until 2022 with the club, but €20 million would be adequate to lure him away from the Bundesliga. Should Klopp fail to sign a forward, Philipp Max would be a useful option through the attacking flank of the lefthand side. The Augsburg left-back can ease the burden on Andy Robertson and Sadio Mane, who started more than 90% of Liverpool’s games last season.

Benjamin Henrichs (Monaco): 

Benjamin Henrichs’ move from Leverkusen to Monaco has proved unsuccessful till date. The right-back has exceptional talent and can groove to his fullest under a manager like Jurgen Klopp.

The 22-year-old made 22 appearances for Monaco last season and was forced to warm the bench at times. He has struggled in both the areas of the pitch, but can give fierce competition to Trent Alexander-Arnold at Liverpool. Without the right-back, the Reds failed to pick up results last season. Since the full-backs act as a creative outlet for the Reds, Henrichs can thrive in this system.

Benjamin Henrichs will prove to an excellent option in the market, but the price will be driven up because of his age. Nevertheless, the German International would be worth a gamble for the Reds.

Steven Bergwijn

Steven Bergwijn’s prominent rise has been brought into the light. The winger received his first national call up from the Netherland manager Ronald Koeman in October 2018. Ever since that game, the 21-year-old has established him as a regular starter for his country.

On the other hand, his record with PSV was impressive having bagged 14 goals and 12 assists last season. With the 26-goal contribution, Bergwijn attracted interest from a host of European clubs including Liverpool, AC Milan, and Ajax. The Reds are looking for a versatile forward and the Dutch could fit their profile.

It is obvious that the forward won’t be starting ahead of Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah, but he could play supportive roles to that duo. To come off the bench, he will be a great option for the reigning Champions League winners. Bergwijn can decide games on his own at times.

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