Liverpool has restructured its midfielders with Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai in the team. Recently, Jordan Henderson and Fabinho have been linked with a trip to the Middle East, a development that will likely require further strengthening of the midfield.
Belgium midfielder Romeo Lavia, who has been interested in Southampton for some time, remains a top target, and manager Jurgen Klopp is said to be keen on signing the player. Arsenal and Chelsea are also interested, which could lead to a fierce battle for the player.
According to Football Insider, Liverpool is preparing a formal offer for the 19-year-old midfielder. Positionally, he could be a more direct successor to Fabinho than Henderson.
However, the club feels that Southampton’s demand of £50m is too high, and they are said to be looking to discount the transfer fee and are considering player transfers due to their relegation from the Premier League and the player’s own desire to leave the club.
It is true that with only one season of experience in the Premier League, there are many uncertainties. Furthermore, if Fabinho were to leave, they would likely be forced to use him, and ideally they would prefer a more experienced defensive midfielder.
However, Liverpool has no room in its budget. They have won the Premier League and Champions League by acquiring precisely the right players with little money, and this may test the abilities of manager Jurgen Klopp, his coaches, and his scouting team.