Following their opening day stalemate with Chelsea, one thing is clear – Liverpool still have improvements to make in the summer transfer window.
In this piece, we will be examining where Liverpool need to add to their squad – we will also give suggestions as to who they could potentially bring to the club.
Time is ticking away for Liverpool to assemble a completed squad – the summer transfer window will slam shut in just over a couple of weeks’ time.
Which positions are in most need of improvement at Liverpool?
There is one position in particular where Liverpool are desperately lacking at this point – defensive midfield. In the summer transfer window, their options in this role have been severely depleted, with Fabinho, James Milner and Jordan Henderson all leaving the club.
As such, their only natural holding midfielder is Stefan Bajcetic. While the Spaniard is an excellent talent with a bright future ahead of him, he does not have the necessary physical attributes or defensive instincts to be first-team regular at the base of midfield.
On top of this, the Reds could also use a box-to-box midfield to increase their energy levels in the middle of the park – though this is less pressing than their woes at defensive midfield.
Who could Liverpool sign in midfield?
Liverpool have previously tried to sign both Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia to fill the gaps in defensive midfield – however, both of them have opted to sign for Chelsea instead.
As such, both of these names can be ruled out. The Reds have instead turned their attention to Carlos Baleba at Lille – while he is still very young at 19, he has plenty of energy and astute technical ability. He would be an excellent choice, but his best years are well ahead of him.
There is also Tyler Adams, who currently plays for Leeds United. He can play as both a holding player and as a box-to-box midfielder – therefore, if Liverpool opt to make a move for him, they could kill two birds with one stone.
When does the 2023 summer transfer window close in England?
The 2023 summer transfer window will close at 11pm on Friday, September 1 in England. Can Liverpool complete their necessary business before the window slams shut?