Premier League giants Liverpool are set to spend as much as £70 million on a player Naby Keita, according to reports. The Red Bull Leipzig midfielder is one of the highly sought after stars in Europe. After an impressive season in the German Bundesliga, the player could exit the side.
The Bundesliga club is reluctant in selling their star but the Merseyside could force their hand with £70 million. As Liverpool remained undeterred in getting a worthy addition, they also face a risk of losing one of theirs, with French side Paris St Germain insistent on luring Brazilian sensation Philippe Coutinho from Anfield. The playmaker netted 13 league goals last season despite being out injured. His creativity has made a difference for the club since he joined. He agreed to new terms earlier this year so Liverpool have a good hold of him but PSG are focused on luring him.
As the Reds continue to attempt signing more players, there are reports that Daniel Sturridge might leave the club. Daily Star claims coach Jurgen Klopp wants to block the 27-year old Three Lions star from leaving, though https://sport.netbet.co.uk have him as odds-on to move on before the Transfer Window slams shut in September.
Sturridge scored three goals last term after starting just seven of 20 league matches and still has two years on his current deal but there are more and more links to other clubs. However, with Liverpool set to play in the Champions League, and with the high cost of strikes, Klopp wants to retain Sturridge.
Meanwhile, further back on the pitch, the Merseyside club are still hoping to land a good left back – there have been numerous links to Hull City player Andrew Robertson but now it seems they favour 22-year old Nice star Henrique Dalbert. Dalbert was earlier linked to Arsenal and Inter Milan. However, it seems the Reds have joined the queue for the player. The Ligue 1 side is demanding for at least £25 million so that’s a huge factor.
Jurgen Klopp and his team had picked out Ryan Sessegnon but the player surprisingly opted to remain at Fulham. Klopp wants James Milner to have competition for the role and so the Three Lions star can maintain his versatility in the team. The injury crises that hit the side last term come handy in deciding Milner to be a versatile option.
Robertson would cost £8 million but concerns individuals are questioning his superiority over Alberto Moreno. Many want the club to get a top professional to fill the role once and for all rather than average players the club has been parading for long.
Moreno is set to leave for Napoli but Klopp has rejected their £11 million valuation. Liverpool want £15 million for the full back but the Serie A side are dragging. His departure should free some cash for the Champions League hopeful to get more players in.
Liverpool would also get more money from the eventual sale of former defender Mamadou Sakho. The player agreed terms with Crystal Palace after spending time at Selhurt Park last season. Liverpool want full £30 million for the player which would be difficult for Palace. With time, the Reds are expected to soften their stance even though Sakho remains contracted until 2020.