Jurgen Klopp will be pleased with Liverpool’s start heading into the international break.
The Reds have won their first four fixtures of the season for the first time in the Premier League era with victories over West Ham, Crystal Palace, Brighton and Leicester. While they have looked unconvincing at times, three points will be all that matters to Klopp and his team. Liverpool still have £40m signing Fabinho to welcome to the side ahead of their visit to Tottenham after the international fixtures.
After failing to offload a number of fringe players in the summer, Klopp will likely use the January transfer window to clear some of the deadwood in his squad. However, the German has shown a willingness to spend big in the past; spending £75m on Virgil van Dijk earlier this year. One man Klopp should be keeping tabs on is Manchester City youngster – Brahim Diaz.
Valued at £4.5m by Transfermarkt, the Spaniard is widely regarded as one of the most promising youngsters to progress through the club’s academy. Pep Guardiola is also a huge admirer of the 19-year-old and sees a future for him in the side. However, Diaz has less than one year remaining on his deal and is yet to come to new terms.
Reports earlier this year suggested that City wanted to send the youngster on loan to Girona while the player wanted to stay and fight for a place in the first-team. However, with his route blocked by the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva, he may have to leave permanently in search of first-team opportunities.
With Adam Lallana sidelined with injury again, Liverpool should offer him the chance to move to Anfield. Diaz will be buoyed to see youngsters Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold earn key roles under Klopp meaning he could be tempted to ditch Manchester for Merseyside.
Not only would Liverpool improve their side, but they would also deal a massive blow to their Premier League rivals.
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