As the summer transfer window dragged on Liverpool fans became increasingly concerned. Plenty of Kopties feared we were being left short handed in the final third. With the AFCON approaching it’s easy to understand why fans are so worried. Harvey Elliott suffering a serious injury has made a Liverpool move for Karim Adeyemi even more important.
Lack of depth
It’s plain to see just how thinly stretched the Reds’ front line is.
Jürgen Klopp has four players to fill three positions and one of those players is injured already.
This lack of depth means that fitness issues can leave us in the lurch but the boss is also unable to rest and rotate.
This winter the AFCON will be played out which will see Mo Salah and Sadio Mane miss at least two Premier League games.
Harvey Elliott injury
Over the weekend the Reds cruised to victory over Leeds United but the win came at a heavy cost.
Harvey Elliott picked up a horror injury in the second half.
The teenager dislocated his ankle in a manner which left everyone around him in clear distress.
After an incredibly promising start to the season it comes as a sickening blow for the youngster.
Karim Adeyemi signing essential
It’s safe to assume that Elliott was in line to step into Mo Salah’s shoes when the AFCON comes around.
The boy wonder is naturally a right winger but has been converted into a central player this season.
Despite starting the campaign in the middle we were thoroughly expecting to see the wonderkid on the right hand side when the Egyptian King flies off.
As a result a Liverpool move for Karim Adeyemi in January is essential.
Transfermarkt has linked the Reds with a £17m winter swoop for the German striker.
The 19-year-old started the season brightly with six goals in six games for Salzburg and he even bagged on his Germany debut.
Whilst not naturally a winger he’s played there on occasion throughout his career and he could do a better job out wide than Divock Origi when we lose our African stars.
We saw what happened when we didn’t fix problems early in January last season. We need to be decisive this time around.