With Gini Wijnaldum’s successor, Liverpool might repeat the Thiago Alcantara deal.
As their summer plans take shape, Liverpool have already signed Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig, but they may want to be active in the market again before the new season begins.
After securing a defender, the focus can now go to other areas of the squad, with another forward probable and opinions divided on whether an extra midfielder is required to cover for the departing Gini Wijnaldum.
However, as crucial as Wijnaldum’s role in the team was, if Liverpool were to recruit another center midfielder, it could be worthwhile to buy someone other than him.
Adding something different that the present choices lack as part of the squad’s progress and a step forward in the way the team plays might be a prudent and efficient decision.
On the Analysing Anfield podcast, Josh Williams noted, “Liverpool don’t need a central midfield addition the way they needed a center-back acquisition.”
“Thiago Alcantara is not a typical Jurgen Klopp player, nor is he a typical Liverpool player, but he was recruited to the squad because Liverpool lacked a player like him.
“Thiago brought a fresh dimension to the club, as Liverpool lacked a metronome or conductor. He was included because he was yet another instrument for Liverpool’s arsenal.
“But when it comes to who Liverpool could sign in midfield, I’ve examined and evaluated the options. You have to consider what else is available that they don’t have. What could they add to provide Klopp with a new tool he doesn’t have?
“Someone like Bruno Fernandes, Kevin de Bruyne, Mason Mount, or James Maddison who can play as a scoring number eight or number ten. The summary comes to a close.