The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping their side will improve the consistency of their results as the Premier League moves towards another hectic Christmas period.
Liverpool have enjoyed a decent opening to the Premier League campaign this season as they sit on the edge of the top-four in 5th place after 11 matches. Jurgen Klopp has struggled to build the consistency required to mount a serious title-challenge during his spell at the club so far, but the Liverpool faithful in the Tavern believe the current squad are just a few signings away from challenging for top-spot once again.
With the future of Liverpool’s prized asset Philippe Coutinho hanging firmly in the balance amidst continued interest from Barcelona, the Merseyside club are reportedly beginning to target potential replacements in case of a January raid from the Catalan giants.
The Daily Star believe that Liverpool’s former employee Suso now playing his trade in Serie A for Italian giants AC Milan, is firmly on Klopp’s radar to replace Coutinho. However, Klopp should delay replacing Coutinho straight away and prioritise the signing of a centre-forward over an attacking midfielder.
Coutinho will definitely need replacing in the future, but the current Liverpool squad contains an abundance of players who can play in various roles across an attacking-midfield three to fill the void left by the Brazilian.
Though Suso has certainly improved since leaving Anfield, the Spaniard failed to impress under Brendan Rodgers and the Reds require squad surgery in other areas of the field.
Liverpool are in need of a quality old-fashioned centre-forward in their ranks, as Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge both prefer to play slightly deeper and rarely opt to play off the shoulder of the last defender.
Signing a new striker would offer Liverpool a fresh dynamic in the final-third and give Klopp the opportunity to utilise a range of tactical systems to prevent his side from becoming predictable later in the season.