First of all here is a little disclaimer, just to show that the forthcoming article has no bearing on the Mo Salah deal if for some reason it falls through. Myself or The Redmen TV hold no responsibility at all. Blame Teresa May.
Anyway, it looks as if Liverpool have gone and smashed their previous transfer fee record, which as we all know was on Andy Carroll in January 2011. For many Liverpool fans and of course the FSG outers, this has been a long time coming. It could be argued that Liverpool have fallen behind in previous years as they have been reluctant to spend mass amounts on the one player. Weather this has been down to FSG or managers, we will never know.
£39 million on Mo Salah is surely a statement of intent from the Liverpool camp, let’s make no bones about this there is still some serious work to be done in this transfer window (which still isn’t open). Salah has to be the first in a short list of signings in order to make this club competitive across all competitions.
The main problem for Liverpool last season was the lack of depth and quality, particularly into the second half of the season and with players going out on loan or the likes of Moreno, Markovic and Sakho to be sold there is not only spaces to be filled but some serious money to be spent.
It has been reported that Liverpool are still after Naby Keita of RB Leipzig but the transfer has taken a serious blow as UEFA have given the German club the green light to play in next years UEFA Champions League. There was a slight doubt as Red Bull own Leipzig and Salzburg. Anyway for ££ some ££ reason £££ it ££ seems £££ to have £££ worked ££ out ££. Knowing UEFA we are sure it’s all above board…….
Some alternatives have been reported today, should the Keita deal be off. 22 year old Leon Goretzka of Schalke has recently inspired his country to a win over Australia in The Confederations Cup this week. It appears however Kieta remains at the top of Klopps shopping list, along with VVD.
Again if the Virgil Van Dijk deal doesn’t happen Koulibaly, Boateng and Bonucci are all in that top bracket of world class footballers and would command a similar fee, around the region of £50 million. We will wait and see what the summer brings.
Liverpool have turned their attention away from Monaco left-back Benjamn Mendy as the money machine that is Manchester City have weighed in with their interest. Scotsman Andrew Robertson who has already been linked with a move to Anfield in previous weeks has cropped up again as well as Kieran Tierney of Celtic. The highly rated left back has impressed under former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and also suits Klopp’s mentality of improving young players.
This could potentially be Liverpool’s biggest transfer window for sometime, one piece of the jigsaw looks to have been filled but a few more remain.
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