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Fabrizio Romano shares Liverpool’s 2023 transfer priority

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Liverpool do not intend to change their transfer plans for 2023, despite the club enduring a tough start to the season.

What’s the word?

That is according to esteemed journalist Fabrizio Romano, who believes that it is too early to write Liverpool off for the campaign and claimed that they will stick to their current transfer plan, which includes the priority signing of a top midfielder next year.

In his exclusive column with Caught Offside, Romano said: “They’re very happy with recent signings like Luis Diaz and Ibrahima Konate, and their plan keeps going for the present and future … I’m told the priority will be a top midfielder, then at the end of the season we will see how they will decide to proceed.

“Don’t write Liverpool off yet – I think this team is still very good and able to get into the top four.”

Stick or twist?

Given Liverpool’s current situation in terms of results and squad depth, you would not blame them if they were to dip into the transfer window when it reopens in January.

Alas, it seems as though that might not be the case, with the club looking as though they will stick to their recruitment philosophy despite opposing views from some Reds supporters who have been urging their side to sign players.

It’s a philosophy which is at odds with that of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

When asked by Rio Ferdinand for BT Sport on how he is able to get his players to perform so commendably year after year, the 51-year-old said: “You have to shake. You have to move. With the same guys, it is almost impossible. We change. After defeat or win, we change. Me included.

“At the beginning you accept things. But when you win, you accept less. When you are in the position you are not playing after playing, sometimes they don’t accept and have to move. You have to do it [change]. If you don’t it’s impossible.”

It’s an interesting standpoint which appears very much at odds with Liverpool’s philosophy of showing loyalty to long-serving players.

Whether this stance will come good remains to be seen, but the latest update from Romano will surely irk some Reds fans who might feel that a more proactive transfer policy is needed.

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