Liverpool’s Short History and their potential signings this summer
Liverpool is a top tier club that came into being on 3 June 1892. The Reds have seen many managers since then but after the arrival of the German Mastermind Jürgen Klopp on October 8, 2015, Liverpool has seen an exceptional growth by using dynamic tactics and making some powerful transfers like Virgil Van Dijk, Mohammed Salah, etc.
Last season proved to be an exciting and nail-biting adventure for the team as well as fans of Liverpool FC where they clinched the Champions Trophy after 14 years of long wait by defeating Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid. They also had a good run at the Premier League where they were just two points off winning the title behind Manchester City who won the league.
The Reds earned a profit of £106m over the last financial year, largely due to the £142m sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona. As a result, Liverpool has financed costly developments to the Main Stand at Anfield, as well as the construction of a new training base. Despite the title, it’s not quite sure how many players will land in Liverpool the next season, so here are the top 5 summer signings that Liverpool might make.
SEPP VAN DEN BERG
Sepp Van Den Berg is a 17-year-old talented Dutch Defender who played for PEC Zwolle last season is all set to wear the Liverpool jersey next season after a completed transfer for around £1.3 million. Former Manchester United man Jaap Stam has something to say on Van Den Berg’s move to the Reds.
Stam said, “Sepp is a very talented player, we’ve said that many times at PEC Zwolle. We know that English and Spanish clubs scout all over the world, but especially in the Netherlands for talented Dutch defenders because they’re known to be good with their feet. Those clubs usually have enough money lying around to take a risk and sign a few of them and see if it pays off in the long run.
If it works out, great. If it doesn’t, they’ll probably sell them for more money than before. In the end, it’s up to the clubs, but I wish Sepp all the best and I hope he’ll turn out to be a big success story at Liverpool.” It is yet to see what this player has to offer Liverpool and would this defender would be the next world’s best.
James Maddison is a midfield player at Leicester just what Liverpool needs at the moment to be the best in the game. Maddison has had a powerful 2018-19 season at the King Power Stadium and according to club legend Nicol, he would be the best fit for the club as his ability to pick a pass and score goals are very effective.
He had 7 assists and 7 goals in his 37 premier league outings. Maddison is an affordable target for the club at around £65-75million. It is yet to see if Liverpool adds this league star midfielder to their roaster or not.
Bruno Fernandes is 24 yr old Portuguese midfielder who plays for Sporting Lisbon. Bruno’s 2018-19 impressive performance at Lisbon has attracted the attention of many Liverpool fans as well as the manager (Klopp).
He scored 20 goals and managed to give 13 assists which average out to be one goal or assist every game which is very impressive for
Klopp’s addition of playmaker would increase the chances of Key passes as well as increase the goals on board. Bruno’s manager will be flying into London to talk to a representative regarding the player’s future.
Nicolas Pépé is a 24-year-old Ivory Coast winger who plays for League 1 club Lille. Jürgen Klopp has shown a high interest in this 23 – goal-scoring forward since the beginning of the summer transfer window. The Reds have rumoured to be giving about £80million to attain this goal machine. But the transfer doesn’t look like happening as Liverpool’s squad is at its peak at this stage, but there is still a chance that Pépé might land up playing for the Reds the next season.
Marco Asensio the 23-year-old winger/attacking midfielder has been in the transfer talks after the addition of Eden Hazard in Madrid squad. Real Madrid has their eyes on the Liverpool forward Sadio Mane as his exceptional 26 goal season led the Reds to win their sixth Champions League trophy. Liverpool and Real Madrid have been rumoured into a Player Swap + Cash Deal of Sadio Mane for Marco Asensio. Klopp has always admired Asensio as a player and this might even land him at Anfield this summer.