Liverpool will only make two signings this summer, with the Reds only aiming to sign a young left back and a versatile forward, according to BBC Sport’s David Ornstein.

After an incredible season where the Merseysiders finished second in the Premier League with 97 points and are on their way to the Champions League final, they don’t need to spend as much as they did last year.

Deals for Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri cost the club a combined £163million while Virgil van Dijk was signed in January 2018 for £75million.

Virgil van Dijk.

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While that much isn’t needed this year, it does seem unlikely that Klopp won’t make more than two signings.

Ornstein told BBC Radio 5 Live: “They’re looking at one or a maximum of two signings unless there’s an injury or a player that wants out like Philippe Coutinho.

 

“At left-back they need cover, that’s the key area, with Alberto Moreno and Nathaniel Clyne leaving.

Nathaniel Clyne.

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“They want a young player who can grow into the role or someone versatile.

“They also want a possible attacker to replace Daniel Sturridge if he leaves but once again it won’t be a No 9. It will be a versatile attacker.”

On top of that, Liverpool should be aiming to add a top quality central defender to partner Virgil van Dijk because Joe Gomez has a poor fitness record which can’t be risked next season.

Joe Gomez.

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Joel Matip was superb for Liverpool as he came in to cover for Gomez but if Klopp’s side is to overtake Manchester City next season, they need to be as good as they possibly can.

Aside from that, Liverpool do have a very strong squad and are surprisingly stacked in central midfield, with Keita and Chamberlain’s from injury sure to feel like two new signings of their own.

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