Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern can’t wait to watch Fabinho and Naby Keita tear up the Premier League next season.
The pair officially became Liverpool players on July 1st completing moves from Monaco and RB Leipzig respectively at an outlay of around £95m. Keita arrives with a reputation as one of the most exciting midfielders in world football. On the other hand, Fabinho has been a mainstay in Monaco’s team for years and attracted interest from Manchester United before sealing a move to Merseyside.
The Brazilian is seen as a direct replacement for Emre Can who departed on a free transfer to Juventus. The German had developed into a key player under Jurgen Klopp and will be missed in the engine room. With a long season ahead, Klopp would be wise to sign another midfielder to replace him.
One man he would be foolish to overlook is Real Madrid midfielder – Mateo Kovacic. Valued at £27m by Transfermarkt, the Croatia international seems destined to leave the club after admitting he must depart in order to find first-team football. Currently at the World Cup with his country, the former Inter Milan star would be an excellent addition to Klopp’s squad.
The 24-year-old is perfectly suited to the box-to-box midfield role in Klopp’s 4-3-3 system at Anfield. A powerful midfielder with excellent technical ability, he would thrive alongside Keita and give Liverpool’s forwards plenty of ammunition. With a fantastic range of passing, he would be a fan favourite in no time.
His performances in Russia will only increase his price tag so Liverpool should move quickly to secure his services.
Liverpool fans, thoughts?