Let’s have a look at who Liverpool could sign in the next couple of days despite the fact that no official statement has been made regarding the way the transfer budget might be spent.
It seems that Ligue 1 has the most players who could fit Klopp’s needs. To be fair, there are some interesting players there, players who cost a lot and are not for everyone to target.
First there’s Thomas Lemar who has been linked to Liverpool right after Coutinho left and as we know Arsenal tried to complete a deal to sign the Frenchman on the last day of the summer transfer window but failed. The left winger who is bound to end up in the Premier League at some point but seeing how things went this January, it’s unlikely to see him at Anfield before the season ends.
This rumor is something to follow up on in June though as Lemar is an amazing player. He would be up against Mane though so it remains to be seen if he has the confidence to say “yes” knowing he will face competition from a top-tier winger.
Secondly there’s Jean-Michael Seri who is still a valid target from many points of view. If Emre Can leaves, he is definitely the guy to push for. Unfortunately, Manchester United are also looking into him so there will be tough competition and the price will surely be over inflated. Out of all three targets, Seri is the most likely to be subject to a Liverpool bid.
Thirdly there is Javier Pastore who is such a character. There is no doubt that he is talented, strong and experienced but he does have the kind of personality that can hamper his career. Managing the Argentine international could be a challenge it seems. He is also pretty expensive despite his lack of form. Maybe, just maybe, with Klopp’s magic touch, he could reach his full potential. He is the least likely to join Liverpool this January.
Looking at the current squad, you could say there’s no pressure really to make a signing of anyone new. Having signed Virgil Van Dijk they have already addressed their defensive vulnerability and they certainly responded to the moves made by rival clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal but there is still questions around their goal-keeping.