Liverpool

FSG should consider yet another raid on Southampton to help secure Champions League qualification this season

The resident Kopites in the Transfer Tavern are hoping Jurgen Klopp will reinvest some of the funds acquired from the sale of Philippe Coutinho in new talent this month.

Months of speculation finally reached their conclusion on Monday as Coutinho completed his move from Merseyside to Spain for an astronomical £146 million fee. The Liverpool supporters were disappointed to see their Brazilian magician leave during the mid-season window whilst their top-four aspirations hang in the balance. The Reds are in a battle for the top four, and now that Coutinho has departed the club, the fans are concerned that the likes of Spurs and Arsenal could overtake them if they fail to bring more talent to the club.

However, Liverpool have already parted with £75 million to sign Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton this month, so it seems unlikely that Klopp will be given a generous budget to play with for the remainder of the January window.

With that being said, Liverpool will need to hone their interest onto more affordable targets, and if they wish to get value for money this month, they should do another raid on Southampton for their talented attacking midfielder Dusan Tadic.

So far this season, Tadic has under-performed for the Saints as both a right-winger and an attacking midfielder, although the same can be said for the majority of the Southampton squad.

Despite his below-par performances, his form in recent seasons suggests that he could make the step up in class at Liverpool and offer Klopp a more creative option out wide to act as back-up for Sadio Mane and Mo Salah, whilst he could allow one of them to move more central.

Tadic is comfortable playing on both sides of the pitch, as well as through the middle, and his versatility could become a valuable asset at the business end of the season.

The fact that Tadic is 29-years-old and only has 18 months left on his contract may encourage Mauricio Pellegrino to sell him at a cut-price this month, so Liverpool should consider making another shock raid on the Premier League outfit for their talented Serbian international.

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