Liverpool have been busy in the transfer market this summer with the Reds strengthening in key areas. Michael Edwards has secured some top talents for the side as the club look to defend the title for the first time in 30 years. One area could possibly still do with another backup – Liverpool could add a right winger next summer with there currently no strength in depth on that side.
Liverpool summer signings
Liverpool moved in the summer to add depth and variety to the squad.
Thiago Alcantara was brought in to make the Reds less predictable in their approach play, the Spaniard taking some of the burden off Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Kostas Tsimikas and Diogo Jota added quality depth to the first team. Tsimikas will be backing up Andy Robertson whilst Jota will provide cover for Sadio Mane.
In 131 games for Wolves, Diogo Jota only made one appearance on the right wing.
The Portuguese star featured predominantly as a left winger (the position he came on in against Arsenal) and sometimes as a centre forward.
Takumi Minamino will be backing up Roberto Firmino with the Japan international having played as the false nine against Lincoln City last week.
Liverpool need right winger
At the minute there is no quality backup for Mo Salah.
Xherdan Shaqiri can take on the role but he is a very different type of player to Mo and the Swiss international has struggled with injuries recently.
Harvey Elliott has shown bags of promise but at just 17-years-old he can’t seriously be considered as our number two option yet.
This could point to the club needing another forward to call upon when the squad is stretched thin. Given Jota’s history at Wolves, we can assume it won’t be his job.
The club were linked with Ismaila Sarr over the summer, he has spent most of his time on the right flank over the years.
However, Kopites will be hoping that the perpetual links to Jadon Sancho come to fruition at some point. He could set us up for the next decade.
If the Reds opt not to invest in another wide man then it would be a massive show of faith in the versatility of Mane and co as well as the fitness of the front line.