Liverpool’s transfer priority should be to sign both Matthijs de Ligt and Hakim Ziyech from Ajax Amsterdam this summer.
The Premier League season is over and although the Champions League final against Tottenham beckons, Jurgen Klopp will have already set in motion his plans for the summer transfer window.
Fabinho was announced as the Reds first signing of the summer last year just three days after the final in Kiev and fans can look forward to the potential for something similar happening.
The Brazilian lifted the mood around the club as the heartbreak of a cup final defeat had supporters down in the dumps.
This year, however, Liverpool will be aiming to arm themselves with the positivity of winning the Champions League before heading into the summer transfer market.
The one player that cannot be allowed to join another club is Matthijs de Ligt.
The Dutchman is the future best defender in the world and could follow in van Dijk’s footsteps by joining Liverpool if the Reds meet his and Ajax’s demands.
Hakim Ziyech is not as important as there better attacking midfielders in Europe but what the work rate that he displays in a role where players can often get away with doing the minimum required running is perfect for Klopp.
The Morrocan is both a workhorse and a technically gifted player which means he would be the ideal no.10 to slot into Liverpool’s tireless midfield.
With 22 goals and 15 assists, Ziyech has the quality required and both he and de Ligt fit the age profile that Liverpool’s recruitment team looks at.
It would cost a fortune to sign both this summer but with Manchester City set to reinforce once again, Liverpool need to keep up with the Premier League champions.
Ziyech will reportedly cost around £25million while de Ligt is likely to cost over £60million this summer.