Liverpool are set to undertake a rebuild of their midfield in the summer. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita, and James Milner are all out of contract in the summer.
Fabinho and Jordan Henderson have struggled at times this season. There is no escaping the fact that Jurgen Klopp will need multiple midfield reinforcements in the summer, even if only to make up the numbers.
But most supporters and pundits know that Klopp’s team need a new dynamic and energy in the middle of the park. The age profile of the entire squad also needs to get younger, with many first team players now in their 30’s.
A shining light this season has been the emergence of 18-year-old Stefan Bajcetic in midfield but the youngster can’t be expected to carry the side yet at such a young age.
Wayne Veysey of Football Insider today reports that Liverpool plan on bringing in three new midfielders in the upcoming transfer window.
Veysey reports that splashing the cash in the summer was always the plan by Liverpool. This is set to be the most transformative window yet in the Klopp era.
Veysey writes of the profile of the midfielders Liverpool hope to bring in;
“Two are expected to big names who can slot straight into, and instantly improve, the first team. The other is likely to be a cheaper, perhaps less senior, midfielder who can be developed by Klopp and his coaching staff.”
This immediately brings to mind the long sought-after Jude Bellingham and the more recently but quite frequently linked Mason Mount. Matheus Nunes of Wolves is the other midfielder that has been heavily linked with Liverpool since January.