After losing Jordan Henderson-Fabinho to Saudi Arabia, Liverpool scrambled to acquire a defensive midfielder. After losing the battle for Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia, the 30-year-old midfielder and captain of the Japanese national team, Wataru Endo, was brought into the team in order to secure the number of midfielders.
He made an early midway appearance in the Premier League opener at Anfield, and moved on with his new career. However, due to his age, a young midfielder is needed who can be entrusted with the bottom of the midfield for the longer term and who can be a good rival to Stefan Bajcetic.
Fabrizio Romano, an Italian journalist, has urged Liverpool to keep a close eye on the fact that they are working on acquiring a new midfielder, but that there could be a surprise reinforcement following the national team captain.
“And what’s next at Liverpool? The club is scouting the market for one more midfielder of a higher level, an important player who can help Jurgen Klopp’s team immediately,”
“The negotiations continue, be careful because there may still be surprises…”888 Sport
As soon as they missed out on Caicedo and Lavia, a number of players’ names have hit the media. Crystal Palace midfielder Cheick Doucouré, Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, and Nice midfielder Khéphren Thuram are all reportedly concrete targets.
Who will Liverpool acquire as the next generation of defensive midfielders…?