Liverpool may have the pieces in place to aim for a superstar signing this summer. The Reds can make use of some special talents.
We recently wrote how two Liverpool players hand them a sizeable financial advantage. Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones are each first-team quality players who could take senior spots next season.
Jones, for instance, seems like an easy one. He can get more minutes once Gini Wijnaldum leaves the club at the end of his contract.
Elliott, too, can replace Xherdan Shaqiri. The Swiss will likely depart, according to reports.
Both take necessary spots, meaning Liverpool don’t have to spend on those positions if they don’t have to. But it goes further than that.
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Liverpool will want a defender this summer. That might be Ozan Kabak permanently but it could also be Nat Phillips, who, of course, wouldn’t cost a thing.
And with Jurgen Klopp reportedly unsure of Kostas Tsimikas, we wonder if Liverpool will search for a new left-back. But perhaps they wouldn’t have to search very far after Neco Williams played there for Wales.
These are just options but they’re ones that open up an interesting opportunity for Liverpool. With so many young squad options available, they may be able to pool their transfer funds for one player.
It could be the only way Liverpool secure a superstar signing this summer. We know there are links to Kylian Mbappe, after all – a player who would cost an absolute fortune.
But Liverpool may be able to get that fortune together by avoiding expenditure in other areas. It’s something that’s only possible because of the incredible depth in young talent at the club.
It’s a huge risk, of course. The youngsters may not be good enough and the hope would be that a superstar covers dip in quality.
Depending on the player available, that might be a risk worth taking.