Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are loving watching Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold in action for England at the 2018 World Cup.
The Liverpool captain has been immense for the Three Lions helping his nation pick up victories in their opening group games against Tunisia and Panama. Henderson was rested against Belgium with Alexander-Arnold given a chance to impress, and the youngster grabbed his opportunity with both hands. Our punters are hoping their good form continues in the round of 16 fixture against Colombia.
Back on Merseyside, Naby Keita and Fabinho both officially became Liverpool players with Keita taking the historic number 8 jersey previously worn by club legend, Steven Gerrard. Our regulars are excited to see the duo in action but are disappointed with the latest set of reports. According to the Times, Liverpool haven’t reinstated their interest in Lyon’s Nabil Fekir.
Jurgen Klopp is still on the search for attacking reinforcements and should turn his attention to the Bundesliga. The perfect signing could be Bayer Leverkusen – Julian Brandt. Valued at £36m by Transfermarkt, the German played just 19 minutes of football at the World Cup as Germany were knocked out at the group stages.
The 22-year-old is extremely quick and technically gifted. His versatility will appeal to Klopp as the youngster can play right across the forward line or as a number 10, providing much-needed cover to Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. He netted nine goals and created three in the Bundesliga last season and the time is right to move to the Premier League.
Klopp has a reputation for developing young players into world-class stars and Brandt is approaching the prime age for development. The former Wolfsburg man should follow in the footsteps of Leroy Sane and move to England.
Liverpool fans, thoughts?