With just under half the season to play, the Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are sweating over their place in the top-four this season.
The race for the top-four looks set to go right down to the wire this year, as it so often does. Now that Man City look to have wrapped up the title, it seems that Liverpool will be competing for qualification for the Champions League alongside Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal in what will undoubtedly prove to be a compelling and thrilling battle for the remainder of the season.
But naturally, the resident Kopites propping up the bar in the tavern wish that qualification could be sealed without having to worry too much about finishing outside of the top-four.
With the signing of RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita to look forward to and the arrival of Van Dijk at the beginning of January recently confirmed, Liverpool can begin dreaming of a more successful campaign next season.
And their aspirations could be given an even greater boost if reports in German outlet Bild which claim Liverpool are set to approach Schalke’s Leon Goretzka in January when he enters the final 6 months of his contract.
Goretzka’s future has called into question since the summer, and his refusal to sign a new contract thus far will give clubs in Europe an opportunity to complete a very shrewd piece of business as of January 1st.
Liverpool will certainly not be the only interested party putting an offer on the table, but if they are successful in their pursuit their midfield would look incredibly strong next season.
Here’s how Klopp’s dream midfield would look after Goretzka’s arrival…