Liverpool considered a move for James Ward-Prowse from Southampton
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Liverpool considered a move for James Ward-Prowse from Southampton

Liverpool made just one signing this summer. The Reds needed a defender, midfielder and a forward before the close of the window and we only signed a centre back. According to Goal, Liverpool considered a move for James Ward-Prowse.

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Why Liverpool need a midfielder

This summer saw Jürgen Klopp lose a vitally important member of his side.

Gini Wijnaldum’s contract expired and he joined PSG on a free transfer.

The Dutchman will spend the season playing alongside Sergio Ramos, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and, of course, Lionel Messi.

During his five-year stay at Anfield he played more minutes than any other player.

That kind of reliability can’t be taken for granted, particularly when so many members of the squad are injury prone.

Kopites were crying out for Gini Wijnaldum to be replaced with many worrying we’re just a couple of injuries away from another fitness crisis.

Liverpool considered James Ward-Prowse

The Reds didn’t sign a midfielder in the end.

Harvey Elliott has been converted into a central player and he has seemingly impressed enough for the boss not to worry about bringing in a replacement for Gini.

Despite the lack of signings the Reds were reportedly weighing up their options.

Goal has claimed that Liverpool considered a move for James Ward-Prowse.

The 26-year-old Southampton man is known for his set-piece ability.

Jamie Redknapp has said JWP is the best free-kick taker in England since David Beckham whilst Theo Walcott thinks his teammate is better than the Manchester United legend.

What RTK has to say

Liverpool signing James Ward-Prowse would’ve been a surprising and expensive move.

The Saints star is an incredibly talented footballer but he would’ve cost a hefty sum.

Southampton are unlikely to be keen on selling us any more of their star players.

We expect the next midfielder the Reds sign to be in his early 20s given the club’s moneyball approach.

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