Liverpool are in the need of reinforcements this summer. Jürgen Klopp has little depth to work with up top and has lost a key midfielder. The Reds could be set to resolve the issue this week. According to reports in Portugal Liverpool could move for Otavio from Porto today.
Liverpool reinforcements needed
The Reds need investment in two areas: the midfield and attack.
Last season Jürgen Klopp’s side were poor in front of goal.
This is because the lack of depth in the front three was thoroughly exposed due to the hectic fixture list.
As a result plenty of fans and pundits have asserted that this summer has to see investment in the attack.
Furthermore, the Reds are losing Gini Wijnaldum on a free transfer to PSG.
The Dutchman clocked a ridiculous amount of minutes in the midfield and his absence will be keenly felt.
Consequently we need to reinforce the midfield.
Porto expect Liverpool offer for Otavio
There are dozens of players being linked as potential solutions to the Reds’ issues.
According to A Bola in Portugal, Porto expect a Liverpool ‘attack’ for Otavio.
The outlet has pointed out that the utility man’s release clause expires today.
This clause is thought to stand at around £35m and will increase after today.
As a result, the Reds are expected to move for him today in order to secure him at the discounted price.
What RTK has to say
Why Liverpool would want Otavio is obvious: he can play everywhere, cropping up on either wing and the centre of midfield.
Jürgen Klopp values versatility highly as it allows him to operate with a small squad.
However, we don’t think that the Reds will be swooping today as Michael Edwards will have to finalise some sales before he starts splashing the cash.