Liverpool ready to move for £85m trio as Anfield side look to strengthen in January transfer window
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is ready to dig deep to strengthen his Anfield squad in January with the German pushing for a long awaited top tier title.
The Daily Mail claim Liverpool are ready to bring in new additions when the transfer window reopens due to the ever growing injury list that’s forming at the Merseyside club.
Klopp has seen his side go from strength to strength this season and that’s been down in no small part to their strong attacking set-up but the loss of Philippe Coutinho to a potential long-term injury could prove disastrous.
This has apparently brought forward efforts to land Borussia Dortmund youngster Christian Pulisic with the £25m rated United States international said to be a long term Klopp target.
The teenager has impressed this season but one wonders if he could prove an effective weapon this term though it’s clear the Bundesliga starlet is very much one for the future.
Liverpool have opted to use Coutinho alongside Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in a very creative front-three and this has led to out and out striker Daniel Sturridge, and back-up Divock Origi, left to warm the bench.
So with that in mind it’s interesting to see that Klopp is seemingly pursuing in-form Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, the former Fulham man having already scored 17 goals this season, as one imagines this would leave Sturridge out in the cold and would heighten speculation that the England international is very much surplus to requirements at Liverpool.
As strong as Liverpool have been up front they’ve not looked as solid at the back and as such Klopp’s interest in Southampton’s rock-solid centre-back Virgil van Dijk is perhaps the least surprising of those cited by this source, though it’s worth noting that the Dutch international is now valued in the £40m bracket.
Liverpool have kept just three clean sheets over the course of this season and as such a move for the 25-year-old Saints star would be a sensible one to consider and clearly the South-Coast side are becoming well versed with player sales in that direction.