With Fabinho subject to an offer from Al Ittihad and Jordan Henderson’s future uncertain, Liverpool will be looking to find suitable replacements for both midfielders.
Jordan Henderson has travelled to Germany. Fabinho has stayed behind as talks continue over a move to the Saudi Pro League.
Numerous midfielders have been linked long before either player were subject to offers to leave Anfield.
Sky Sports reporter Melissa Reddy has named a number of midfielders Liverpool have scouted.
Reddy revealed the news on Twitter:
“Lavia and Gravenberch have long been considered by LFC (regardless of current situation), with their reps spoken to. Other players they’ve looked at: Nicolo Barella, Khephren Thuram, Florentino Luis, Joao Palhinha, Teun Koopmeiners…
They do love a surprise, stealth signing”
Barella would be my personal favorite of all the players mentioned.
Diogo Jota and the aforementioned Fabinho were signed the day the news broke of Liverpool’s interest. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Reds make another move under the radar.
Liverpool have to strike the balance with players like Fabinho. You have to move players on when they have something to offer, big risk to keep him and expect a fee next summer if he didn't have a good season. Everyone knew this would be a rebuilding summer. Risks and tough…
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) July 15, 2023