3 Players That Jurgen Klopp Can Bring To Anfield With Club’s 150m Transfer Budget
After failing to qualify for Europe top-tier last season, Liverpool were not able to sign star players in the summer transfer window at the start of the season but they are in a decent to quality for the Champions League next season and this might see the Reds spend big at the end of the season.
According to latest reports making the rounds, Jurgen Klopp will be given mouth-watering £150m to bring new additions to the club at the end of the season and it does not come as a surprise that the Reds have been linked with some of finest assets in Europe. They can finally land superstars by breaking their transfer record with the amount of money they would have in hand this summer. However, it remains to be seen who among the star the Reds are linked with they would spend the money on. Here are the players who they could spend their £150m they have in the bank this summer.
Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon)
Lacazette is one of the finest poachers in Europe at the moment; the French forward has been in high sensation form in front of goal for the Lyon in all competition and already has bagged 21 goals and registered 2 assists to his name this season. He has constantly been linked with a move to the Premier League with Arsenal being his most likely destination.
With Jurgen Klopp’s side set to let England international Daniel Sturridge leave the club face the exit door this summer, the Reds would be on the hunt for a brilliant striker and they need not to look too further than Olympique Lyon. Lacazette has all the attributes that can make him an instant hit at Anfield. The Lyon forward is valued £40m and the price might get skyrocketed depending on his contract. Surely, he is worth making the move for.
Virgil van Dijk (Southampton)
Liverpool are currently the top scorers in the top division in England this season but the Reds have had some long-lasting issues in defence that need to be solved quickly. Though, Dejan Lovren has been brilliant at the back. They are considering adding a center back to their squad in the summer and there will not be a single Liverpool supporter who will not want the club manager to spend massively on the Dutch international Virgil van Dijk.
Currently playing for Southampton, van Djik is one of the most consistent players in his position in the Premier League at the moment and if the Reds can lure him to Anfield this summer, I believe his paring with Joel Matip in the centre-half position could make Liverpool 10 folds stronger. The 25-year-old is valued only at £25m, should it be revealed that the van Djik who has 5 years left on his current contract is available for a move; almost every top-6 club would be interested in luring him to their side. This might see his value rise in the summer. But with funds available, Jurgen Klopp must do all it takes to land him to Anfield this summer and sports betting online websites must be busy with bets being placed on this transfer as Southampton players being transferred to Liverpool has some history over the last few years!
Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao)
Though the Reds are the stop scorers in the epl, the Anfield giants have found it hard to play against teams that sit deep and defend as they have no versatility in their attack and Klopp is sure to spend heavily in the transfer market to boost his attacking options. He will look at people who would fit into his squad at the club Athletic Bilbao’s Inaki Williams is one player who could fill the books at Anfield.
Williams is known for his explosive pace and superb finishing abilities, the 22-year-old is one of the most exciting youngsters in Europe and is also on other clubs radar around the continent. However, Liverpool are reportedly ready to meet his valuation of around £43m in the summer if they are able to sign him, they will become a far better team in attack than they have been this season.