There’s still a chance that Liverpool could make a ‘big name’ signing this summer.
The Reds have just 10 days left to make any late window additions to their squad. With a couple of potential holes still gaping, Jurgen Klopp has a bit of work to do.
As things stand though, nothing seems imminent. But according to journalist Fabrizio Romano, this doesn’t mean nothing is happening.
Speaking on his Here We Go Podcast, Romano claimed that while discussions around Crystal Palace’s Cheick Doucoure are ongoing, Liverpool could also still make a shock signing.
“Let’s see what Liverpool will decide to do,” said the transfer expert. “At the moment they are still discussing internally [about Doucoure]. In my experience as a journalist, I would never says that the market for Liverpool in the midfield is closed.
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“There could be some big names available on the market in the final weeks, so let’s see if Liverpool will decide to act or not.”
It isn’t necessarily in Liverpool’s playbook to go big so late in the window. But they may not have any other choice here.
Liverpool still active in the market
As we approach the final week of the transfer window, there’ll be plenty of Liverpool fans feeling a little nervous.
With a lot of work to do heading into the summer, it doesn’t feel as though the Reds have completed what they needed to.
Two excellent midfielders and a further serviceable one have been brought in. But with some unexpected departures, Liverpool still feel a touch short.
As discussions over Doucoure would suggest, Klopp and co are aware of this.
However, there also doesn’t seem to be any great urgency to get anything boxed off. You get the impression that unless a deal becomes too good to turn down, Liverpool will hold what they have.
Usually when the Reds take this stance in the transfer market, it ends up being the wrong call. They left themselves in the lurch by not signing a midfielder last summer, and did the same with a defender in 2020.
Unfortunately, it appears that lessons from the tough seasons that followed those decisions haven’t been learnt. Still, there’s time for that to change. It doesn’t have to be a big name, but Liverpool could do with doing something.