Liverpool are going to have to make some sweeping changes over the summer. The Reds squad has been stretched thin by injuries this term and Jürgen Klopp will be determined to set the record straight with some additions. Joe Gomez may be concerned by the reported deal being struck for Ibrahima Konate.
Centre back turmoil
This season has been a grim one for the Reds’ back line.
Every senior centre back in the side has been ruled out until next term.
In October Virgil van Dijk was lunged at by Jordan Pickford, the Dutchman rupturing his ACL.
Just a few weeks later Joe Gomez picked up a similar injury in England training.
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Joel Matip was in and out of the side until he to was ruled out in January.
Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies were brought in in the winter window but whether they’re the long term solutions remains to be seen.
Liverpool close in on Ibrahima Konate
The Reds are allegedly already hard at work building next season’s defence.
According to The Athletic, Liverpool are closing in on Ibrahima Konate.
The Reds are reportedly set to activate his £34m release clause having been working on a deal.
Michael Edwards seems intent on getting a deal done ahead of the Euros and is acting decisively to cut out competition.
Joe Gomez and Ibrahima Konate
The new signing could ruffle some feathers.
Joe Gomez may be concerned about the imminent deal for Ibrahima Konate.
The 21-year-old defender could well usurp the Englishman next season.
If Joe Gomez isn’t fighting fit by the first match week he could see himself lose his place in the squad.
There could even be a scenario where the boss sees Konate as the future and he gives him more game time as a result.
This summer could be very telling in regards to Gomez’s future.