Roméo Lavia in, $58m deal sealed – Realistic end to Liverpool transfer window as two issues resolved

The Premier League transfer window opened about a month ago now and Liverpool can be satisfied with their efforts so far.

The Reds have refreshed their underperforming midfield with two signings, first signing Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton for a fee of around $44m (£35m/€41m) before bringing in RB Leipzig’s Dominik Szoboszlai for $77m (£60m/€70m ).

Those two players were both in the door, helpfully, in the first week of pre-season, but it is understood that Liverpool’s squad is still incomplete as it prepares to head to Germany for a training camp at the weekend.

READ MORE: Jordan Henderson could point to a bigger transfer problem for Liverpool amid the Saudi Arabia issue

READ MORE: The Jordan Henderson transfer call should be clear as Mohamed Salah remained stunned by the Liverpool captain

The pressure isn’t mounting yet, with a month to go before the Reds kick off their Premier League campaign against Chelsea and the window running for another three weeks or so after that, but there are still a few issues to be ironed out. firm.

The first is the defensive midfield situation. Liverpool have brought in two number eights capable of slotting straight into the starting line-up, but could do with stronger cover for Fabinho, who struggled mightily for much of last season. It feels like too big a gamble to trust the Brazilian to return to his former heights without a sufficiently strong replacement ready.

And the second concerns the central defense department. The Reds look well-stocked on paper with Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konaté, Joël Matip, Joe Gomez and Nat Phillips all available, but Phillips is set to leave if Liverpool’s $13m demand is met. (£10m/€12m) is met (via Athletics), while three of the players on the list struggled last season, with the exception of Konaté. However, even the Frenchman is susceptible to injury problems, as are Matip and Gomez. Liverpool need another body to reinforce that area of ​​the team.

Leave a Comment