Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are delighted with the club’s response in the transfer market after losing the Champions League final against Real Madrid.
The Reds lost 3-1 to the Spanish giants following two horrific goalkeeper errors from Loris Karius and a Gareth Bale wonder goal. It marked the end of a fantastic European campaign but also highlighted some glaring weaknesses. A new goalkeeper is now surely on Jurgen Klopp’s summer shortlist, but the injury to Mohamed Salah also cost the Reds dearly.
Their lack of options from the bench proved costly. Adam Lallana is not a winger and did not have the pace to trouble the Real Madrid defence alongside Sadio Mane. Without Mane and Salah on the pitch, Liverpool look a completely different side. Adding a new winger in the transfer market must be a priority.
Monaco midfielder, Fabinho, has already sealed his move to Merseyside and Lyon’s Nabil Fekir has also been heavily linked with a move. With Anthony Martial looking like he could leave Manchester United, Liverpool should make an audacious attempt to bring him to Anfield. While transfers between the two great rivals are rare, it would be a wise decision to make by Klopp.
The 22-year-old, who is valued at £58.5m by Transfermarkt, was widely regarded as one of the world’s best youngsters following his move from Monaco to Old Trafford. However, he has failed to fulfil expectations. In his defence, he has not been given regular game time under Jose Mourinho and could seek pastures new as a result. He netted 11 goals in all competitions last season with most of his appearances coming from the bench.
Capable of playing out wide or through the middle, he is exactly the type of player that Liverpool need. Under Klopp’s guidance, he could develop into a world-class forward. Liverpool must beat their Premier League rivals to his signature before it’s too late.
Liverpool don’t often sign players from bitter rivals Manchester United but, if they seriously want to win the league, they simply must go all out.
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