Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are over the moon with the club’s early business in the transfer window following a disappointing end to their season.
After securing a top-four finish in the Premier League, the Reds tasted defeat in the Champions League final against Real Madrid to end a magical European campaign. Two errors from Loris Karius and an injury to Mohamed Salah cost them dearly, but Jurgen Klopp responded with some early moves in the transfer window. Monaco midfielder, Fabinho, completed a £40m switch to Anfield with Naby Keita’s arrival already confirmed.
Lyon’s Nabil Fekir is also expected to arrive at Anfield if the clubs can agree on a fee for his services. Clearly, Klopp has identified attack as an area of weakness with little quality on the wing outside of Salah and Mohamed Salah. Reports have also suggested the German will make a move for Stoke City winger, Xherdan Shaqiri, though that would be a rather stupid move we think. Instead, they should make an audacious bid for Everton’s Ademola Lookman.
Valued at £10.8m by Transfermarkt, Lookman arrived at Goodison Park from Charlton in January 2017 for £8m. After failing to break into the first-team, he was sent on loan to RB Leipzig and made a blistering start to life in Germany. He ended his loan spell with five goals and four assists in just 11 Bundesliga appearances.
Reports have suggested that Everton will look to offload Lookman in the summer and Liverpool should take advantage. The 20-year-old is supremely talented and would add some much-needed squad depth. With bags of pace and trickery to beat his man, the Englishman is a nightmare for defenders. Under Klopp’s tutelage, he could develop into a world-class star.
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