Liverpool Hunting Down Portuguese Speedster As Coutinho Replacement

Liverpool Hunting Down Portuguese Speedster As Coutinho Replacement

Liverpool have until the 31st of January to potentially spend almost £100m in transfer money. Klopp is trying to take full advantage of the remaining time as he seems to be targeting more than one player.

It is a bit strange that only attacking players are linked to a move to Anfield and that the press insists the German boss is set on signing a replacement for Coutinho considering what we saw this weekend against City. Liverpool have absolutely nothing to worry about up front and as we mentioned before.

Recent rumors point towards the fact that Salah might move up front and be replaced by the one all call Portugal’s next big star.

According to Metro, 22-year-old Gelson Martins (right-winger) is closer to Anfield than any other player. The Portuguese international is rumored to have reached a verbal agreement with Liverpool despite being offered a contract extension from Sporting who want to keep him around until 2022.

The price the Liga NOS team is willing to sell is settled at £53.3 million and nothing less – this being the release clause speculated over the internet.

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There’s a small problem though – Oxlade-Chamberlain. He is in excellent form and he is best played on the right side despite his desire to play in the middle of the midfield.

Even if he can work the midfield just as well, he still tends to drift right. Why should Liverpool spend half the money received from Barcelona (up until now) to fill in a position that already has a strong player? And why spend all that money when rumors say Emre Can is sure to leave this winter?

There would no point to rush into things. If no option emerges before the end of the month, Liverpool should hold on to the money they have and go big in the summer.