Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Liverpool could still sign a player out of the blue before the transfer window closes.
Many fans have grown frustrated with the club’s lack of activity in the market this summer.
While Ibrahima Konate has solved the centre-back issue, Gini Wijnaldum still has not been replaced. There has also been no new attacking addition to provide depth to the forward line.
Liverpool are said to be in the market for new players, but only if they can move on some of the deadwood that is already at the club.
They need to sell the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi if they want to replace them with better players.
Well, if you believe top transfer insider Romano, hope should not be lost yet.
Speaking to Don Robbie on Youtube, the Italian has said that there is still a chance for Shaqiri to join Lyon, despite stalling negotiations.
Personal terms are said to be agreed, but the two clubs are yet to come to an agreement on a fee.
Romano also said that some Bundesliga clubs are considering signing Origi. However, there is nothing advanced just yet.
According to the journalist, there is a better chance of the Belgian leaving if they cannot sell Shaqiri.
He says that if Liverpool do make a new signing, it will be similar to the deal to sign Diogo Jota last summer – out of the blue.
Romano update means that hope is not lost for Liverpool fans
This Romano update is promising news for Liverpool fans.
While we think that a midfielder is not a must-have, we would like to see a new forward in the door.
Ideally, this would be someone young that is happy to play a deputy role for now.
As the days go by, a new signing looks less and less likely.
Usually, Liverpool get their business done early.
But Romano is right. Nobody saw the Jota deal happening last summer.
It also looked very unlikely that Thiago would be signed. Yet both came through the door after the season had begun.
Klopp has not come out and said that Liverpool are not in the market for new players. The fact that he said this last year before the club signed two stars is another reason for hope.
So, in summary, this is where we stand.
If a good offer comes in for Shaqiri or Origi, or even both, they will be sold. If that is the case, then we believe that somebody new will be signed.
Let’s just hope that we can sell these two players. As fondly as they will be remembered, they need to be improved on.
We will be alert to any business right up until transfer deadline day.