Plenty of Liverpool fans have called for Jurgen Klopp to add an attacking midfielder to the Reds’ squad in the summer transfer window in response to a question posed by @LFCTransferRoom on Twitter asking followers which positions they would like to see strengthened.
While Liverpool currently enjoy a mammoth 25-point lead in the Premier League, only their first choice attacking trio have hit double figures in terms of goals this season, while their leading assists provider is right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, hence the calls for greater creativity in midfield. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is the Reds’ current highest scorer from midfield with seven goals, two ahead of Georginio Wijnaldum (as per TransferMarkt).
Fan Opinions: What positions need strengthening in the transfer window for #LFC? Be specific ???
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) April 20, 2020
Liverpool have not had a hugely effective attacking midfield influence since the departure of Philippe Coutinho in January 2018. The Brazilian, a scorer of 54 goals in 201 games in his time at Anfield, had been been linked with a possible return to Anfield by Spanish media outlet Sport [via Daily Express] in early March, but The Mirror‘s David Maddock subsequently reported that the Reds have “zero interest” in signing him for a second time.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter all want the attacking midfield area to be addressed in the summer, with one Kopite calling for “a Kevin De Bruyne-like player” in the mould of the Manchester City ace who has nine goals and 20 assists to his name this season:
As well I know minamino can play on all front three position
All we need a Kevin de bryune like player in midfield
— Sunan (@Sunan31777947) April 21, 2020
Creative midfielder or backup left back
— Aaron Jackson (@aaronjacko) April 20, 2020
1. Competition for Bobby.
2. A creative midfielder.
— Chris (@maclean1975) April 20, 2020
A creative and goalscoring central midfielder
— Magnus Arvidsson (@MagnusArvidsso2) April 20, 2020
CB a top quality one is needed as ours can never stay free from injuries .
LB cover is most definitely a must.
Forward, top class one to add serious competition for our fab 3.
Jack Grealish – this one might be controversial and unpopular but I’d love to see him in our midfield…
— Craig (@Craig70614642) April 20, 2020
Out and out striker, a back up left back and a ball playing midfielder who will chip in with circa 10 goals a season
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEv23235006) April 20, 2020
top class cb + back up lb + creative/playmaker midfielder
— Eray ?ener (@Erayener5) April 20, 2020
What position do you think Liverpool should prioritise in the summer transfer window? Join in the discussion by commenting below!