Liverpool Transfer News: Jurgen Klopp should target these three players in the summer transfer window.
Liverpool went toe-to-toe with Manchester City for the Premier League title, but they fell short of the dreamland. It was not about the lack of quality, but the lack of consignment which hurt them badly in the process. There were some games which Klopp would have loved to turn a draw into a win, but the lack of legs in the bench did not do them a favour.
The Reds obtained 97 points last season, but they are rivalling against arguably the best team in the Premier League history. Jurgen Klopp has noticed that a small goof has come back to bite their back, and would want peak perfection against the side which rarely commits a mistake on the field.
Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno are out of contracts in the summer, whilst Adam Lallana and Simon Mignolet are hankering in the sidelines for a move away from Liverpool. This will help the club erode high wages and that money would be meted out to the transfer signings.
The riveting idea of playing for Liverpool has inflated under the management of Jurgen Klopp as plenty of players start to lean towards the Reds. We shall look at the three players who might take Liverpool to another level.
1) Neil Etheridge (Cardiff City):
Jurgen Klopp has a regular norm by putting money into recently relegated players. Georginio Wijnaldum, Andrew Robertson, and Xherdan Shaqiri were part of the abortive Newcastle United, Hull City and Stoke City sides which descended into the Championship. The trio has played a cardinal part this season and the same could upshot with Neil Etheridge.
Even though he might play understudy to Alisson Becker, the Filipino International will be utilized for the domestic cup competitions. Liverpool have been forced to contend with substandard performances in the domestic cup competitions under Jurgen Klopp, and Neil Etheridge could lend a helping hand to the much-needed silverware.
West Ham have enquired about a possible move, but the Bluebirds are holding on for a transfer fee of £10 million, a price which should spellbind Liverpool.
2) Aaron Martin (RCB Espanyol):
Aaron Martin spent a year-long loan at FSV Mainz from Espanyol. The Spanish International’s contract with the Spanish outfit expires in 2020 and it is a no-brainer for Jurgen Klopp to cough up a bid around 20 million and entice him joining Liverpool.
The 22-year-old was an integral part of Sandro Schwarz’s system and occupies the left defensive flank of Mainz. He is anticipated to join up his teammates in Catalonia, although his future is still unresolved. Albeit, his future remaining unassertive, if he would make a move away from Espanyol or remain at the club, Atletico Madrid are eyeing him as a replacement for the outgoing Filipe Luis.
He has made 35 appearances for the club in all competitions this term, assisting five times throughout the season. When required, James Milner deputized Andy Robertson in the left-back, and Aaron Martin will proffer the much-needed cover for the overused Andy Robertson.
3) Steven Bergwijn (PSV Eindhoven):
Steven Bergwijn broke through Ronald Koeman’s plans into the Dutch team last October. The Dutch International was showing glimpses of talent for his national side. However, the habitual was totally differentiable as he associates himself as a fundamental player with his club.
Since he operates through the left-wing, the 21-year-old can surrogate Sadio Mane in that flank. Like the Liverpool star, PSV forward puts in an enormous shift up and down the pitch. Liverpool have been lucky with the front three as they suffered minimal injuries compared to other departments.
The PSV product has substantial out-turn of goals in the final third. He has 28 goal contributions, scoring 15 and picking out his teammates on 13 occasions. He would cost a modest €40 million, and Jurgen Klopp should be lurking at the plan to escort him to Anfield.