Liverpool kicked off their summer spending on Friday with the signing of central defender Ibrahima Konate from Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig.
The Reds activated a £36m release clause to land the French Under-21 international, but there may be other important areas to address as Jurgen Klopp’s side look to regain their Premier League crown from Manchester City after needing a late rally to secure a third-placed finish this time around.
With Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane set for Africa Cup of Nations duty in the New Year, the Reds might need another high-quality forward option to ensure that their title bid doesn’t stutter in the absence of their two top scorers from 2020/21.
With Georginio Wijnaldum poised to leave as he approaches the end of his contract at Anfield, another midfield signing may be needed to guard against a succession of injuries.
Transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano was asked on Twitter if more additions were on the way after Konate’s arrival at Liverpool and he replied: “For sure… Liverpool will sign some players, don’t worry”.
His response sparked a frenzy of excitement from many Kopites on Twitter, with some wryly commenting that FSG could be set for a rare summer spending spree amid previous criticism from some fans for a conservative approach.
Liverpool fans flock to Fabrizio Romano’s post-Konate update
“Some more signing, are FSG feeling okay?”
“Things you love to see”
“Let the new era begin”
“WE ARE WINNING THE TREBLE. FSG MUST HAVE WOKEN UP”
“Oh yessss I’m gonna enjoy this summer”
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