According to a renowned and reliable Merseyside journalist, Liverpool are close to completing the signing of up to three more new players this summer.
It appears the Reds have missed out on the chance to sign Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze, but manager Jurgen Klopp is said to be hoping to complete the signing of a series of players that will increase the total number of Liverpool summer signings to seven.
The Anfield club have earlier this summer transfer window secured the signature of four players, and reliable Liverpool journalist Chris Bascombe says “at least three more are expected soon”.
This news will come as a welcome development for all Liverpool fans, in a week that has witnessed the departures of: Englishman Jordan Ibe to Premier League club Bournemouth for £15million, Martin Skrtel to Turkish club Fenerbahce for £5.5million and youngster Sergi Canos to Norwich City for £2.5million.
Also, Liverpool are reportedly in advanced talks with south London club Crystal Palace over the transfer of Belgium international forward Christian Benteke.
According to Football Insider, Crystal Palace have tabled an improved bid for the Belgian last week of an initial £27 million plus add-ons of about £4.5million.
Jurgen Klopp certainly needs to bring in his “type” of players, as he inherited the current squad from the former manager Brendan Rogers. However, as the club makes multiple moves in the transfer window they should not forget the importance of stability. Buying too many players and getting rid of too many of them could affect the team’s cohesion and, unfortunately, cohesion is key if Liverpool want to do well next season.
And in my opinion, with the Reds not playing in Europe next season, they have a good chance of sneaking into the top four, especially as United and Chelsea are under new managers, which may result in their respective squads becoming unsettled for a while.
Manchester United might have made some good signings so far, but the truth is the new buys need time to bed down. Meanwhile, Chelsea have an aged squad, which will take some time to totally rebuild.