After a fairly busy transfer market, Liverpool can be pretty pleased with the business they’ve completed over the summer.
Although they only brought in four new players, three of those will be instant starters while Xerdan Shaqiri will be a crucial player to come off the bench to fill that hole left by Philippe Coutinho.
Moroever, Jurgen Klopp will’ve been ecstatic with Liverpool’s first game of the season which saw them demolish West Ham 4-0.
Within that performance, Naby Keita was outstanding. If he can keep that level of performance up over the season, The Reds look set to have got one hell of a player on their hands.
While the club have sorted their short-term future with those four signings over the summer, Liverpool already have one eye on the future.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool have beaten Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City to the signing of Ajax youngster, Ki-Jana Hoever.
The 16-year-old full-back hadn’t signed a professional deal with Ajax meaning that Liverpool will only have to pay a compensation fee for the youngster.
Hoever was highly-rated at Ajax and although he has played most of his games at right-back, according to the report his future is in the middle of defence.
With both Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Virgil Van Dijk approaching 30, Hoever may have a clear pathway to the first-team in the next few years.
While it’s a great signing for the future, it’s not one that’s going to affect the first-team’s chances of winning silverware this season.
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