The team successfully renewed its midfielders by acquiring Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo, and Ryan Gravenberch. The average age of the team is younger than last season’s members, and the team has upgraded in terms of ability.
In the same transfer window, Liverpool also turned its attention to left-handed center backs. Chelsea defender Levi Colwill was seen as the leading target, but he signed a long-term contract with the club where he grew up as a child. There were other candidates, but in the end there was no reinforcement for the final line.
Liverpool’s next reinforcement is the name of West Ham defender Nayef Aguerd with a possible offer in the future, The Sun reported. In addition, Manchester City is also believed to be interested as well.
The 27-year-old center back, who first landed in the Premier League from Rennes in last summer’s transfer window, missed the first part of the season due to injury but gained the trust of manager David Moyes midway through the season, making 30 appearances last season.
Although he received a red card in the second game against Chelsea, he has started three of the four games this season and has been a mainstay at the Olympic Stadium. The long-sought-after left-handed center back has also gained experience on the international stage, having pitched for the Moroccan national team in 34 matches.
Joel Matip’s sluggishness has been noticeable, and a certain amount of anxiety cannot be ignored in covering the vast space behind Trent Alexander-Arnold. Captain Virgil van Dijk is also 32 years old, and it is time to look for a replacement.
The Moroccan defender is a bit of a liability as he is a regular partner for France and former RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate, and at 27 years old, he does not fit the bill, making it unlikely that Liverpool will make any concrete moves.
The target is a promising, long-term center back in his early 20s. Although it is hard to believe that this report is true, will Liverpool or Manchester City make a surprise reinforcement?