Liverpool have had their issues this season which is fair to say. With the Reds needing a huge overhaul in the summer, we will look at whom the Merseyside club should sign. This will be part of a 2nd Jurgen Klopp rebuild at the club, despite the scrutiny around his current position as manager.
With the sale of the club up in the air at the minute, It will fall in the hands of either FSG or new owners to provide Klopp with the war chest that most fans would say he deserves.
1. Jude Bellingham
The saga of Jude Bellingham to Liverpool has gone on for a long time now and it feels inevitable that the Englishmen will end up at Liverpool. However, as of late, there have been rumours that the young star would have already joined the club if it weren’t for the poor form of the Reds this season. The top four could be crucial in negotiations for Dortmund’s wonderkid as Real Madrid and Manchester City are interested in Bellingham.
Fabrizio Romano has reported that Jurgen Klopp has been calling his ex-club every day to lay the groundwork for the biggest midfield talent in Europe. Bellingham would be pivotal in the rebuild of the club with Liverpool needing fresh energy and ability in the midfield
Liverpool have been tracking Jude’s progress since his time at Birmingham City, where he made his name.
It is no wonder Liverpool are desperate for him as this season for Dortmund he has racked up 4 goals and 4 assists in this Bundesliga season. He is also providing in the UCL with 4 goals from 5 matches.
The ceiling of Jude Bellingham is sky high, and Liverpool need a talent like him to turn their form around. Jude also provides defensively, with 2.37 tackles and 1.33 interceptions per 90. Jude has similarities to Steven Gerrard and could become Liverpool’s key player like Gerrard was all those years ago.
The Englishmen will come at a cost, with his fee growing exponentially. The Reds would have to cough up at least £130 million for the English future star.
2. Moises Caicedo
The young Ecuadorian has been impressive thus far this Premier League season. His form almost lead to a transfer to the current front runners: Arsenal. However, the deal fell through, and he will be looking for a new club in the summer, Liverpool could be that club.
With the downward spiral of Fabinho’s form, Liverpool will be looking to add some steel to the midfield and the 21-year-old does not lack in that department.
With 1.49 interceptions per and 2.27 tackles per 90, the young star has been a shining light down the South coast this season. The Ecuadorian made his name at the World Cup producing excellent performances despite going out in the group stages.
The midfield department is a huge area of concern, and the Ecuadorian is the ideal candidate to fight for the holding midfielder role at Liverpool. Competition for Flaco (Fabinho) could be the best option and provide much-needed intensity in the midfield.
The Ecuadorian will not come cheap, with his move to Arsenal in January falling through, Brighton will demand £60-£70 million for the sale of Caicedo.
3. Josko Gvardiol
Last but not least, is the Croatian powerhouse: Gvardiol. The centre-half has been outstanding for RB Leipzig and was one of the best centre-backs at the Qatar World Cup.
The Croat has been far and away the best centre-back in the Bundesliga for a couple of seasons now and with protruding issues in Liverpool’s defence, the young star could be the man to fix the issues.
Gvardiol has been touted by many European giants and Liverpool would have to enter a bidding war for him. The Croat is young, pacey and a warrior in defence and would slot perfectly next to Van Dijk or Konate. Which could mean the Reds’ defence is sorted for the next decade.
The hype is understandable, Josko has an unbelievable ball-playing ability with 87.8% of passes completed and 5.34 progressive carries per 90. The Croat is left-footed and left-footed centre-halves are a luxury in the modern market.
He can not only play the ball but can defend emphatically, with 1.66 interceptions and 1.13 blocks per 90. He has an elite skill set which would match Liverpool’s system as they look to play out from the back.
The Croat will not be a bargain, as reportedly he could leave for a fee of around £80 million. With his contract running till 2027, RB Leipzig holds the aces if he is to leave them in the summer transfer window.