Liverpool are in the market to sign a midfielder before the end of the transfer window.
An abundance of midfield injuries forced Jurgen Klopp into the market, and CBS transfer expert Ben Jacobs split their options for FootballTransfers.
“Liverpool do not panic, and Jurgen Klopp was 100 per cent honest when he told the media that they would only sign someone – despite their injury issues – if he was the right player,” Jacobs explained.
“So who is the right player and who might they go to?
Frenkie de Jong
“Well, first of all, I don’t think Frenkie de Jong is available. And even if Liverpool had an interest, they wouldn’t get sucked into a late transfer window saga nor would they pay at the expense of the odds.
“So I don’t think there’s a lot of substance to this person personally, although clubs are always inquiring about players and looking at future windows and that’s where there is a gray area just because you’re talking to a player or agent now, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re looking to Signature is imminent.
“Youri Tielemans is another player that has been linked. Arsenal have obviously been linked all the windows but, and that’s just my personal opinion, it wouldn’t surprise me too much if Liverpool would come for him if they could get him for the price. However, Leicester players usually How expensive they are.
“And Liverpool will not pay more than expectations, although it is well worth watching.
Liverpool have also been linked with a late bid for Konrad Laimer.
“I think with Laimer it will be very interesting, not just for Liverpool but in general because the feeling seems to be that there might be an openness to sell him from Leipzig.
“I think the transfer fee is touted at around €25m, which is a reasonable price. Leipzig have softened their stance compared to the start of the window and they are talking as if the future is not 100% certain. There are a few clubs going around and Liverpool might be one of them.
“So they definitely have options, Liverpool.”