The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping their side can progress up the table during the hectic Christmas period.
Jurgen Klopp’s side currently sit outside the top-four in 6th place after an acceptable start to the season. Any pre-season ambitions of mounting a title-challenge already appear in tatters considering Manchester City’s undefeated opening to the campaign has seen them storm 14 points clear of Liverpool. Indeed, The Reds lining up the bar believe that the club need to be realistic with their expectations for the season and focus on securing qualification to the Champions League for the second successive season.
Given the circumstances, Liverpool will be looking across Europe for talent in various positions that will allow them to compete at the summit of the Premier League next season.
And according to reports in Tuttosport, Liverpool are looking to transform their central-midfield with the acquisition of Lazio’s midfield maestro Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in a move that could cost Liverpool £62.3 million.
The Spanish-born Serbian has made quite the name for himself in Serie A during the past three seasons and his performances have reportedly provoked interest from both of Manchester’s heavyweights and Serie A giants Juventus.
But with Liverpool now front-runners for his signature according to Tuttosport, Liverpool fans can begin dreaming of their new-look midfield next season.
With the services of RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita already secured and a potential arrival of Milinkovic-Savic to come, Liverpool could be looking at a midfield pairing worth £125 million next season.
The astronomical figures will understandably produce expectations that match the enormity of the transfer fees, but the Liverpool supporters should be prepared to have patience with the Serbian international.
The Italian top-flight is played at a dramatically different pace to that of the Premier League, and the difference in speed can be particularly difficult to adapt to for a central-midfielder.
22-year-old Milinkovic-Savic is relatively inexperienced at the highest levels of the game, though certainly has the tools to make a fist of things.
He has never been involved in a title-race and he has only been capped twice so far for the Serbian national side so a move to Liverpool will certainly represent the biggest challenge of his career so far.
Should Milinkovic-Savic secure a big-money move to Liverpool in the near future, then The Reds faithful will need to allow the Serbian ample time to adapt to the demands and expectations of the Premier League before he can justify his transfer fee.