Wednesday 12 August 2020
The dream of Liverpool was finally fulfilled by obtaining the Premier League title after an absence of three decades, so the dream of the coronation ended and a new stage inside the Merseyside giant began by strengthening the ranks.
Jurgen Klopp, the coach of the Liverpool team, spoke earlier about the file of reinforcements, revealing that his club will not conclude major deals in financial terms after the pandemic of the emerging Corona virus (Covid 19).
However, despite Klopp’s announcement of his market plans, the English Premier League champion has been associated with a number of players, most notably Thiago Alcantara, Bayern Munich midfielder, but the first official deal was settled by strengthening the left-back position by contracting with the Greek international, Kostas Tsimikas, player of Olympiacos.
Liverpool, after winning the league title, announced the departure of more than one component within its ranks, starting with Diane Lovren, who moved to Russias Zenith, and Liverpool, Adam Lallana, after he left for Brighton in a free transfer.
The question here, after Klopp’s announcement about his position on contracts, how will Liverpool look like next season? This is what we will review in the following lines after communicating with a number of close journalists within the “Reds”.
“Money will have its word in Liverpool.” With these words, David Lynch, a journalist in the “Standard” newspaper who is close to Liverpool, said: “Liverpool decided the deal of Greek Costas Tsimikas after the club’s first concern was the beauty of Louis, the left-back of Norwich City, to support the left front.”
He continued: “It is unlikely that Liverpool will conclude a deal for Thiago Alcantara, as was reported in the past period.”
While Mark McCreham, a journalist in the British newspaper “Express”, explained that Liverpool was able to sign Costas Tsimikas after he failed to reach an agreement with Norwich City to buy Gamal Lewis, as the player valued the player at ten million pounds sterling, in contrast, the Norwich club sought to obtain 20 million pounds. .
He added, “Klopp feels that he does not need deals unless there is a deal that cannot be rejected.”
When asked about who would compensate for the departure of Diane Lovren, the “Express” journalist responded: “In the past, it has been hesitant to contract with the Algerian defender and Real Betis player Issa Mendy, as the deal value is estimated at nearly nine million pounds.”
He continued: “There is another way for Klopp if he does not support his defense, which is to escalate one of the young Dutch duo Jana Hoover or Sepp van den Berg, but this idea will be risky due to the duos lack of experience besides if one of the main trio Virgil van Dyck or Joe is injured. Gomez or Joel Matip. ”
As for Andrew Beasley, a journalist for the British newspaper “The Guardian”, he said that Liverpool would be thinking about the players from the clubs that fell as the focus became on the duo Jamal Lewis and the young Senegalese star Ismaila Sarr, the player of the Watford team.
On the other hand, Neil Ducking, a journalist for the British newspaper “Mirror”, believes that Klopp’s priorities in terms of deals are contracting with a replacement for Robertson, and this is what has already been done by obtaining the services of Costas Tsimikas.
He added, that there is a possibility to include Bayern Munich player Thiago Alcantara, especially that the player’s contract will expire after only a year, but what is holding up the deal is the amount of money set by the Bavarian club after asking for 30 million pounds.
Who will leave after Lovren and Lalana ?:
Liverpool has an opportunity to benefit from the sale of largely ineffective items with Klopp and here tops the list of departing Swiss international Sherdan Shaqiri and Belgian Divock Origi, whose departure cost will not be less than 30 million pounds sterling, according to what was stated by Neil Ducking, a journalist in the British newspaper “Mirror”.
He added, “It is possible that Harry Wilson and Ben Woodburn will leave, but fans are still hoping to strengthen the front line in the event that Shaqiri and Origi leave.”
Mark McCreham, a journalist in the “Express” newspaper, talked about the candidates to leave “the Reds,” saying: “Klopp wants to dispense with Shaqiri, especially since he did not provide anything last season due to the large number of injuries.”
He continued: “What Liverpool and Klopp want is to make a financial gain from the sale of Shaqiri, and this is also what is related to Origi despite scoring several crucial goals with the Lever.”
The “Express” journalist indicated that Klopp would think of the trio Curtis Jones to compensate for the departure of Lallana, and the young Ryan Brewster after his impressive form with the Swansea City team alongside Takumi Minamino.
He explained: “Origi will largely not have any future with Liverpool if Klopp relies on Brewster and Minamino, and Harry Wilson and Marco Grogic are also out of Klopp’s accounts next season as well.”
According to Andrew Beasley, a journalist for the British newspaper “The Guardian”, that Liverpool were lucky last season to some extent due to the lack of injuries to the trio Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
He added: “Liverpool last season did not conclude strong deals and eventually managed to win the league title, and I think that the Minamino duo, along with Naby Keitas restoration of fitness, will be new deals for Klopp.”
On the other hand, David Lynch, a journalist in the “Standard” newspaper, confirmed that Klopp has a great team, pointing out that Klopp’s method will depend on “luck” about the lack of injuries in the next season.