Liverpool could still make up to three signings in the remainder of the summer transfer window, according to a positive update from journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The Reds’ summer has stuttered a little of late, with nobody brought in since Dominik Szoboszlai arrived from RB Leipzig at the beginning of July, following the earlier addition of Alexis Mac Allister.
Since then, both Fabinho and Jordan Henderson have departed for Saudi Arabia, leaving Liverpool looking threadbare in the middle of the park.
With their Premier League opener away to Chelsea now less than a week away, there is understandable concern about a lack of options, particularly in the No.6 position at the base of the midfield.
“In the final few weeks of the window I expect Liverpool to sign for sure one player, at least two, could be three if they find a good opportunity.
“They’re really working on that. They’re having daily contacts. Their style is to go player-by-player and negotiation-by-negotiation because this is how Liverpool work. But I think they will be very busy in the final weeks.”
Our thoughts on Romano’s update on Liverpool’s transfers…
This is clearly an encouraging update from Romano, and the idea of Liverpool not signing any more players this summer doesn’t even bear thinking about.
A new defensive midfielder is an absolute priority, following Fabinhos exit, and bringing in Southampton youngster Romeo Lavia is vital, along with hopefully Fluminsense midfielder Andre, or someone of a similar ilk.
A new centre-back is also important – preferably someone who can thrive in a left-sided role and also play at left-back – and if all three of those pieces of business happen, supporters will feel like it has been a positive transfer window overall.
These next few weeks feel so vital for Liverpool, and how much business they do really could define how the 2023/24 pans out for them, starting with Sunday’s trip to Stamford Bridge.