Jurgen Klopp wants to add more strength to his squad after suffering a string of injuries this month.
Liverpool ended 2018 in the perfect way. Liverpool were at the top of the Premier League with 4 points lead at the top. However, 2019 didn’t start in the perfect way. They lost to Manchester City and were out in the fourth round of F.A Cup. The Reds also lost the likes of Deja Lovren and Trent Alexander Arnold due to injuries. The injury has put more problems on Liverpool’s title challenge. It seems Jurgen Klopp wants to add more depth to Liverpool’s squad by targeting three of Europe’s hottest stars.
Liverpool look set to mount a serious title challenge but Jurgen Klopp isn’t ready to rest on his laurels, according to the latest transfer rumours. The club have been linked with moves for three top players, the first of which could even arrive this month. That’s Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie, for whom Jurgen Klopp is considering tabling a £20m offer. The 20-year-old is known as a ball-winner and has also played at centre-back as well as further forward in attacking midfield.
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His versatility is no doubt a factor in Klopp’s alleged interest. McKennie’s current contract runs out in 2022. But the Reds are said to be confident that they could seal a deal for around £20m. Lazio striker Ciro Immobile will be subject of a Liverpool scouting mission when he plays in Napoli this weekend. The report suggests that the Reds could use their positive relationship with the Italian club to secure a deal for the 28-year-old. Another striker that could be set for a switch to Anfield is Red Bull Leipzig’s Timo Werner.
The Evening Standard names the 22-year-old as a potential recruit this summer to replace the supposedly outgoing Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi. The German international has scored 14 goals this season. According to Bild Leipzig could let him go for €40m.
Liverpool might sign all of them in 2019. Given their business so far and rights in TV sold, Liverpool may receive hefty transfer money. However, they might violate FFP rules if they don’t sell any player.