Liverpool’s Transfer Saga: Gravenberch and Palhinha in the Spotlight
As the summer transfer window inches closer to its deadline on September 1, Liverpool is in a race against time. Jurgen Klopp’s squad has seen some significant changes, and while the recent acquisition of Wataru Endo has been a positive move, there’s still more work to be done.
The £16 million signing of 30-year-old Wataru Endo is a strategic move to fill the void left by Fabinho and Jordan Henderson, both of whom have taken their talents to the Saudi Pro League. However, questions remain if Endo alone can shoulder the responsibility of the midfield.
Defensive Reinforcements Needed
Liverpool’s interest in strengthening their defence, particularly the left-sided central position, is no secret. With the current unpredictable nature of the transfer market, further exits from Anfield might also be on the cards.
Ryan Gravenberch, the Dutch sensation, has been making headlines recently. Both Liverpool and Manchester United are reportedly vying for the midfielder’s signature. Despite his talent, Gravenberch has found himself sidelined at Bayern Munich, leading to rumours of his discontent.
Reports suggest that Liverpool’s chief scout, Dave Fallows, has been in Germany, gathering intel on the former Ajax player. A £20 million bid from Liverpool is anticipated, but Bayern’s hesitance to part with Gravenberch, especially this late in the window, might be a stumbling block.
Palhinha’s Stellar Performance Attracts Attention
Joao Palhinha’s outstanding performance in his debut Premier League season hasn’t gone unnoticed. Liverpool is among the clubs showing interest, but they’re not alone. Fulham’s manager, Marco Silva, highlighted the significant offers they’ve received for their star players, including Palhinha.
However, Palhinha’s recent shoulder injury, which kept him out of the game against Everton, might be a concern for potential suitors.
Klopp’s Stance on Alisson
While Liverpool has seen some key players depart for the Saudi Pro League, Klopp is confident that their star goalkeeper, Alisson, won’t be making a similar move. Despite the lucrative offers from the Middle East, Klopp believes Alisson has a long future ahead at Anfield, drawing a distinction between him and the recently departed midfield duo.