Liverpool have been linked to plenty of big names as the transfer window approaches, but nothing has materialised as of yet.
The Reds were in the running to sign RB Leizpig striker Timo Werner but he opted to join Premier League rivals Chelsea instead.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the goalless Merseyside derby, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher urged Jurgen Klopp to bring in fresh players in the summer.
Alcantara is reportedly considering his future at the Allianz Arena and is ready to embark on a new challenge in his career.
Klopp has openly admitted he admires the Spaniard in the past. Indeed, he claimed that the Bayern dynamo and Naby Keita were the two best players in the Bundesliga (Daily Express).
Keita’s future at the Kop is in doubt and Alcantara may be the perfect replacement. His current deal with the German champions is set to expire in 2021 and Bayern are demanding €50m, which equates to £45m, for the Spanish international.
However, Liverpool were unwilling to spend almost £100m in transfer fees and wages for Werner, and the club may baulk at the midfielder’s wages, which are reportedly worth £207,000-a-week. Moreover, his injury history is pretty bleak.
Unsurprisingly, many LFC fans slammed the club’s “terrible” interest in Alcantara, with one supporter dismissing the report as “nonsense,” and another unfairly insisting “we’re broke,” – perhaps because of the whole saga with Werner.
Scroll through some of the scathing reactions so far…
This would be insane but sadly we’re skint so it ain’t happening
— Miles (@Milesscarn) June 23, 2020
We buy below true value. For a 29yr old that’s for ‘free’. More likely we promote 4/5 youth players (Elliot, Larouci, Williams, Brewster, Jones, Gujic) and sign one first team player this summer. Expect 4 or more players to go (inc Shaq, Lallana, Lovren, Wilson, Lonergan, Kauris)
— LFC Vee (@LFCVee) June 24, 2020
That would be a terrible idea. He cant add any value to the LFC middlefield. We need Yaya Toure type of player, not another fancy foot.
— Ticky Kunene (@KuneneTicky) June 24, 2020
We’re not signing an autograph this season… Stop wishing…
— THE 1989 HUB 🔌 (@1989Hub) June 24, 2020
would love this but isn’t happening
— ⚡️⚡️ (@lfclewisss) June 23, 2020
We’re broke,stop this transfer nonsense
— MARVIN™🇰🇪 (@_MarvinOnyango) June 23, 2020
WE GOT NO MONEY. WHY YOU LOT BAITING US FOR OUR HEARTS TO BE BROKEN ONCE AGAIN!!
— PL Champions 2019-2020 (@saswat5) June 24, 2020
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