Liverpool will need reinforcements this summer and signing Matthijs de Ligt, Hakim Ziyech and Luka Jovic would complete a sensational transfer window.
The Liverpool Echo has published an opinion article this morning that suggests that the Reds will need to spend big again in order to continue their upward trajectory.
I couldn’t agree more but I do disagree with one or two of the names mentioned that would aid Jurgen Klopp’s stellar work on Merseyside.
Firstly, the player that I would most like to see Liverpool sign at the end of the season is Ajax prodigy Matthijs de Ligt.
At the age of 19, the young Dutchman captained his side to an historic 4-1 win over holders Real Madrid, knocking the Spaniards out of the tournament.
With Virgil van Dijk currently steering the ship for Liverpool, joining the Reds would be a fantastic way for de Ligt to learn the tricks of the trade. Playing together at international level would also help immensely.
Of course, there is the (not so) small matter of his market value that will continue to soar if Ajax are able to topple another European stalwart in Juventus.
If de Ligt is able to overcome Cristiano Ronaldo and ensure Ajax make it to the semi-finals of the Champions League, there is no reason the Dutch side can’t ask for close to £100million for his services.
Liverpool should also look to target de Ligt’s teammate, Hakim Ziyech.
The Moroccan showed at the World Cup that he is a player to keep an eye on and his performances in the Champions League this season have furthered the argument that he should be playing at a level higher than the Eredivisie.
With a Philippe Coutinho sized hole left gaping in Liverpool’s midfield, Jurgen Klopp should look to plug it with Ziyech. The 26-year-old shares many of the attributes that made the Barcelona midfielder a success on Merseyside.
Signing Ziyech wouldn’t be as good as having Coutinho himself but it doesn’t seem likely that the little magician will be coming back to Liverpool so an alternative is desperately needed.
Luka Jovic or Timo Werner? That is the question many clubs are asking themselves ahead of the summer transfer window.
For Liverpool, the answer depends on a myriad of interlinking questions. Is a striker needed purely as backup or to lead the front line? Would he be used only against certain sides or in every game regardless of tactics.
Who would you sign for Liverpool in the summer transfer window?