Liverpool have signed Cody Gakpo this month but there is pressure on Jurgen Klopp and the club to make a move for a midfielder to bolster their squad amid poor results.
Liverpool have added Cody Gakpo to their squad this month but Reds fans will be desperate for more first-team arrivals in the midst of a below-par season.
The Dutch forward arrived from Eredivisie side PSV earlier this month for a £37m fee and has already made his first start for his new employers. The Reds do not look likely to be stopping there with more players being linked with making moves to Anfield before the window closes.
A midfielder remains on the club’s shopping list with names such as Jude Bellingham and Sofyan Amrabat as potential signings to have been mentioned. Here is the latest transfer news that has been coming out of Anfield.
Klopp held agent meeting
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Jurgen Klopp held a meeting with the entourage of Moroccan international midfielder Sofyan Amrabat with a view to a January move. The Fiorentina midfielder starred in last month’s World Cup and played an instrumental role in his side’s run to the semi-final.
The Reds’ interest in the holding midfielder had already been established and Klopp believed he had the ideal profile for bolstering his side’s midfield. A report in Foot Mercato has outlined that despite the boss’ best attempts – Amrabat is more likely to join Atletico Madrid this year.
Klopp’s transfer declaration
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has claimed that the transfer window is “not the answer” to the club’s shortage of playing personnel.
Instead, the German coach insisted that injuries were the ‘big shadow’ hanging over the club and that simply signing new players would not be the instant fix that it has been portrayed as.
“You cannot solve all your problems in the transfer window,” Klopp told his press conference on Friday. “In a dreamland, you would just buy players and bring them in – but I don’t see that happening. Injuries are the big shadow over all of us.”
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