Liverpool revamped its midfielders with the acquisitions of Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai. Harvey Elliott, Curtis Jones, and Thiago Alcantara were also present, and a certain generational change was underway, but the departures of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho changed the landscape.
Liverpool, aiming to reinforce their defensive midfielders, succeeded in signing Japanese midfielder Wataru Endo, although they lost the battle for Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia.
However, with his age of 30, Liverpool is expected to further strengthen their midfield, and they continue to show interest in former Ajax midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, who has not been able to find regular playing time at Bayern.
According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool and Bayern Munich have held constructive talks to land the player, who has been linked with a move to Anfield throughout this summer’s transfer window, and it is looking increasingly likely that they will be able to convince his club to reject his release.
However, Bayern has lost its stance that the 21-year-old midfielder is a key figure for the future. The player has complained on numerous occasions that he often starts from the bench, and he was also unavailable on the opening day of the Bundesliga season, so he is open to a move to a club where he can play more games.
Liverpool’s top priority is a defensive midfielder, and the Dutch midfielder, who has more of an attacking quality, is a close second. Still, with Thiago Alcantara expected to leave next year after his contract expires, it is not a bad idea to secure this player with high potential in advance.
Personally, I cannot deny the possibility that the presence of a player who complains through the media about his treatment at the German champions could become a source of discontent, and that he may do the same in Liverpool, where there are strong rivals such as Szoboszlai, and air his grievances in search of opportunities to play.
So, what players will Liverpool, eager to further strengthen their midfield, add before the transfer market closes…?