Liverpool is searching for a successor to Jordan Henderson and Fabinho as their moves to Saudi Arabia are becoming a reality. Various midfielder names have been hitting the media on a daily basis, with Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia at the top of the list.
One name that has surfaced in recent days is Mali midfielder Cheick Doucouré, who is a member of Crystal Palace. He made his first Premier League switch in last summer’s transfer window in a £26 million deal from RC Lens, where he started 34 games.
According to The Athletic, it is true that Liverpool are interested as an option and are following the player’s progress. However, the Eagles are not willing to let go of the player, who has a contract until 2027, on the cheap and may use the asking price of the Belgian midfielder, who is also being watched by Liverpool.
The defensive midfielder has continued to contribute at the bottom of midfield even as the team has struggled, and has led the team out of the relegation zone in one fell swoop since Roy Hodgson took over again.
Crystal Palace acquired Colombian midfielder Jefferson Lerma from Bournemouth this summer, but if the Malian midfielder is left the club, they will have to find a replacement and will be forced to return to the transfer market once again.
Will Cheick Doucouré, whose name has suddenly surfaced, have a future at Anfield?