If their recent nervy wins were any proof, Liverpool’s squad isn’t as strong as they’d want it to be.
Indeed, a tricky encounter almost resulted in a haunting case of déjà vu against Fulham, during which the Reds seemed to be running out of steam. In fact, it all looked very 2013/14 for a few minutes before James Milner’s crucial late penalty.
While the international break gives Jurgen Klopp some breathing room, he can now pinpoint some areas to bolster in the summer. Obviously, the main focus will be on winning both the Premier League and Champions League, it would be mad to assume those behind the scenes aren’t plotting for next term.
With that in mind, Andrew Robertson might be Klopp’s most consistent performer, having made more than 35 appearances this season, but even he needs some resting time.
Alberto Moreno is too error-prone to be trusted, meaning Liverpool need a back-up left-back and reportedly (via Goal) likely to leave in the summer, so that’s an area which could do with some serious strengthening. So, having said that, they should sign one keeping mind the future success, making it perfect to sign Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon.
The youngster even admitted recently towards formerly being a Liverpool supporter and admitting his love for the Reds and has been linked by the Daily Mirror with a £50m move to Tottenham, after previously being touted as an Anfield target by the Independent in 2017, who said Liverpool were confident of a swoop.
If his suggestive comments aren’t enough to convince Klopp, maybe his performance-level is. Sessegnon’s been one of the brighter figures in Fulham’s dreadful season, having scored two goals and assisted five so far this season. Defensively, he’s been solid as well, maintaining a 60% tackling success, 32 clearances and 103 ball recoveries (stats via Premier League), making the perfect modern full-back.
At just 18, he’s already looking like a future England international. Sessegnon, who is valued at £31.5 million (by Transfermarkt), has decent Premier League experience, loves to attack, while being a great crosser as well.
With all that said, he fits into Klopp’s philosophy perfectly and should be brought to the club he adores to help give Robertson some much-needed rest, while also adding another long-term option to Liverpool’s system.
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