Liverpool will hopefully look to sign another midfielder this week and Aston Villa ace Douglas Luiz is seen as a possible target, according to journalist Ben Jacobs.
The Reds picked up a sensational 2-1 win at Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon, coming from 1-0 down with 10 men to secure a memorable Premier League victory.
It means Liverpool have earned seven points from their first three league games this season, which has to be considered a good return, considering they have already played away to Chelsea and the Magpies.
Despite this, it is still vital that Jurgen Klopp is handed further reinforcements before the summer transfer window closes, with the midfield still in need of a No.6 to fully replaced Fabinho, despite Wataru Endo’s arrival at Anfield.
Speaking to Give Me Sport, Jacobs claimed that Luiz has been considered a potential option to come in for Liverpool, even though no concrete progress has been made:
“Yeah, Douglas Luiz is a name that has been discussed internally by Liverpool. I’m not aware of any movement at this point.
“I think that it’s crystal clear that Liverpool wants to add between now and the end of the window if the right name becomes available.”
Our thoughts on Liverpool’s interest in Luiz…
Luis is certainly someone who could be considered an excellent option for Liverpool this summer, should they be able to prise him away from Villa.
The Brazilian has started all three of his side’s Premier League games so far this season, enjoying an 88.6% pass completion rate and proving to be a key figure at the heart of the midfield, scoring in the 4-0 win over Everton.
Villa will surely be desperate to keep hold of him, however – incidentally, they head to Anfield to take on the Reds this Sunday – so it is difficult to see them sanctioning a move so late in the window unless Luis himself really pushes for a transfer.
At 25, he is at a good age to come in and make a big difference for Liverpool, proving himself in the Premier League for an extended period of time, but at this point, it would be a surprise if he was the man to come in, with someone like Crystal Palace’s Cheick Doucoure arguably a more likely option.
Either way, a new midfielder is essential for Klopp – failure to sign one would be negligent – giving his side the best possible chance of success moving forward.