Liverpool are going to need to strengthen over the summer. The Reds have had their lack of squad depth exposed this season due to an unfortunate sequence of injuries. One Premier League playmaker in particular should be on the shopping list. Liverpool should move for James Maddison and use Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as part of the deal.
This summer should see a massive overhaul of the midfield.
Gini Wijnaldum looks set to leave the club on a free transfer and other centre midfielders could do with moving on.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain can’t stay fit and he is struggling to recover his form when he is fit.
Naby Keita has also struggled for fitness for yet another season.
We need a world class midfielder to come in and lead our creative output. Someone for Thiago to find in the final third.
Liverpool should target James Maddison
This season has been an impressive one for Leicester City.
For a period the Foxes were in the title conversation but their own injury worries have impacted their staying power.
Liverpool should target James Maddison after yet another impressive season for the young midfielder.
The 24-year-old has recorded five assists and scored eight goals for Brendan Rodgers side.
The numbers don’t do his influence justice as he’s made another leap forward in his game.
Liverpool could land James Maddison using Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as a makeweight.
The Ox should be heading for the exit door this summer; no hard feelings, we just can’t rely on him anymore – a devastating end considering how strongly he started at Liverpool before that knee injury against Roma.
Michael Edwards throwing Oxlade-Chamberlain into the deal could make James Maddison more affordable, The Metro previously stated that The Foxes want £80m for the playmaker.
Of course, some would argue that Maddison has had injury worries of his own. This would all hinge on the Reds’ medical staff being confident that they can keep him fit for the foreseeable.
Maddison is about to hit his prime, we should do everything to make sure he hits it at Liverpool.