BBC Journalist David Ornstein claims that Liverpool will have a quiet transfer window this summer.
He detailed the supposed plans on Radio 5 Live, saying that they’ll target a versatile left-back, along with a forward.
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) May 14, 2019
One trait that links both, however, is a need for versatility. Neither the left-back or the forward would be traditional, set players. Jurgen Klopp instead wants players who can cover several positions.
The potential departures of Alberto Moreno and Daniel Sturridge appear to be the sole reason for the interest, too.
In all, Liverpool and Klopp seem to just want to ‘go again’. And that may well be the smartest decision they could make.
There is certainly no glaring problems in the team. Liverpool have the best defence, two of the three tops scorers in the league. Their full-backs are up at the very top for assists. Their goalkeeper is one of the best in the world. Only James Milner is over 30.
And that last points is key. Liverpool have a young squad that should improve regardless of anything. And for a team that relies on team-spirit, why upset that with stars you don’t actually need?
Liverpool’s 97-point season had an unfortunate end but they haven’t lost the title because the squad wasn’t good enough. Ultimately, things like John Stones’ goal-line clearance and Vincent Kompany’s once-in-a-lifetime strike won Manchester City the title.
A similar season could still deliver the title next season – fortune just has to go their way. This is a team capable of winning the title and there’s little reason to upset that.
A quiet transfer window could be the best thing Liverpool can have.