While this Premier League season is still in its infancy, that will not stop the hierarchy at certain clubs from thinking ahead about the next campaign.
And, according to Marca (via Sport Witness), Liverpool are in that bracket with the Reds working on a deal to sign Athletic Bilbao’s Iker Muniain once his contract expires in June 2019.
Muniain is certainly a player who could offer much to Liverpool’s squad and, on a free transfer, it is easy to see why the Merseyside club would pursue such a deal.
With that in mind, who else should manager Jurgen Klopp be targeting for the 2019/20 Premier League campaign.
Like Muniain, Aaron Ramsey’s contract is also up next summer with Liverpool said to be just one club interested in snapping up the Arsenal man (via the Evening Standard).
And again, it is another deal that would make so much sense for the Reds. In attack, Liverpool are obviously a tremendous outfit with the forward line of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino being one of the most dangerous European football has seen in recent years.
Away from the trio, however, there are not much goals or overall creativity in the team, and that is an area Ramsey should be able to help out with.
Andreas Christensen is another player whose future is uncertain with the Denmark international’s father recently coming out to tell reporters his son will look to leave Chelsea should his game time not improve (via Daily Mail).
And if such a scenario occurs, then Liverpool would be wise to put themselves in the front of the queue for the central defender.
Defensively, Klopp’s side have certainly improved. But going forward, it is hard to imagine a central defensive partnership consisting of Dejan Lovren being able to remain solid throughout an entire season. Additionally, compared to Christensen, the Croatia international is a level below when it comes to being in possession of the ball.
All in all, the Chelsea centre-half would be a massive upgrade and a more suitable partner to Virgil van Dijk at the back.