Liverpool started today with an 11 point lead at the top of the table. The Reds seem to have an unassailable lead with Leicester City currently posing the greatest threat – Manchester City just keep dropping points. Despite Jürgen Klopp’s side appearing seemingly unstoppable, there is no question that the squad is stretched thin in some areas. Stephen Warnock has asserted that Liverpool have already ‘identified’ January transfer targets.
Warnock, born in Ormskirk, played 67 times for Liverpool, predominantly as a full back. He went on to have spells at Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa and Leeds United among others.
Speaking to the Liverpool ECHO, Warnock claimed:
“I think if Liverpool are still ahead in the league and the right player comes up in January, they might think it could be something that kicks them onto win the league…I wouldn’t expect too many people to come in because he won’t want to rock the boat too much. They will have already identified players for different situations, though. You have to be set up that way and you cannot be caught unawares.”
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Stephen Warnock is likely right in saying that Liverpool have January transfer targets lined up. However, the likelihood of the Reds acting on these targets is pretty low.
With the Nike deal set to commence from next season, the Liverpool board will likely delay any major moves until they can profit from the percentages that Nike are offering.
Having said that, with an injury to Fabinho proving a stark reminder of just how shallow our depth is for key positions, we may find ourselves picking up some cut price understudies, a move for Sander Berge wouldn’t be a shock.