The Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern are absolutely delighted with the make-up of their frontline this season. Indeed, the punters propping up never thought they wouldn’t miss Philippe Coutinho, though the form of Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino has delighted our resident Reds.
With Virgil van Dijk now marshalling Jurgen Klopp’s backline, the local Liverpudlians in our bar believe they are just one or two players away from mounting a serious title challenge next season. Obviously, much has been made of the goalkeeping situation at Anfield, though many of our regulars believe there’s another key position Klopp needs to strengthen over the course of the summer.
If Liverpool really are going to enjoy the fruits of their attacking labour, they need a proper defensive midfielder. Neither Emre Can (who has been linked away) or Jordan Henderson adequately fill that role, with the latter invoking the ire of Kopites for some rather lacklustre performances of late.
So, having said that, Liverpool could do a lot worse than moving for Leicester City’s anchorman, Wilfred Ndidi. The 21-year-old would be a wonderful midfield base on Merseyside, someone to sit back and cut passing lines, before the likes of Naby Keita and Adam Lallana push forward to feed the attack.
Rated at just £16.2m-rated by Transfermarkt, the Nigerian would add so much to Liverpool’s engine room and allow the forward players to fully express themselves, as well as finally ridding Klopp’s squad of a pretty awful Jordan Henderson.
As you can imagine, it’s a popular idea amongst the supporters here in the Tavern.