It has been widely noted by fans and pundits alike that Liverpool’s midfield is in dire need of a revamp. While Klopp and the backroom staff at Liverpool and FSG must recognize the need for new faces in the squad, it seems Liverpool supporters will have to wait until the summer for any incoming players.
While Simon Jones, writing for the Daily Mail, broke the story that Liverpool are ‘scrambling for midfield reinforcements’ before the window closes, Klopp suggested that Liverpool were unlikely to make any signings for the rest of the winter transfer window.
Liverpool’s transfer strategy under Klopp has been to wait for their preferred target and it seems that is the case as reliable insiders Florian Plettenburg and Fabrizio Romano have stated recently that they believe Liverpool are the frontrunners for Jude Bellingham and will be looking to make a move in the summer along with other potential midfield targets like Matheus Nunes.
While Liverpool seem to be waiting for their no. 1 choice(s), their rivals appear to be feeding off of their lack of business. Arsenal look like the most likely destination for previously rumored Liverpool target Moisés Caicedo although Chelsea are also expected to make another push. With Anfield heirarchy deeming his £70 million price tag not worth the risk, and Brighton manager Di Zerbi publicly stating that he wishes Caicedo would “finish the season” with the Seagulls, it looks more likely that he will not be coming to Merseyside. Another widely rumored target, Enzo Fernández, now seems to be heading to Chelsea with reports suggesting Graham Potter’s side are about to trigger the Argentinian’s release clause at Benfica.
With Liverpool’s business seemingly over for the January transfer window, fans have to support Klopp’s decisions on and off the pitch and have to hope that FSG’s transfer strategy will work out in the end.