David Ornstein reveals position Liverpool are looking to strengthen in this summer

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Liverpool will look to bring in a new attacking wide player at the end of the season, according to an update from reliable journalist David Ornstein.

The Jurgen Klopp era at Anfield is nearing its conclusion, with three matches remaining in the German’s legendary tenure on Merseyside.

Arne Slot will replace the 56-year-old as Liverpool manager this summer, with the current Feyenoord boss no doubt wanting to bring in players who can suit his style of play.

Speaking on The Athletic FC podcast [via Rousing The Kop], Ornstein claimed that Liverpool will look for a wide man this summer, although it remains to be seen if that is dependant on anyone leaving or not:

“I’ve already heard from multiple contacts they’re [Liverpool] looking for a wide player. Now, I don’t know if that’s to add to what they’ve already got.

“Is it because there’s been speculation around the future of Luis Diaz who is yet to sign a new contract which is quite unusual for a player who’s done so well. He’s been linked with moves elsewhere, let’s wait and see on that. But it is a bit of a bulging in-tray for the new hierarchy.”

Our thoughts on Liverpool signing a new wide player…

At the start of this season, Liverpool’s attacking options looked arguably as strong as any team in Europe, but flaws have appeared the more the campaign has gone on.

Mohamed Salah is arguably not quite the force he used to be – he could easily prove the doubters wrong, in fairness – while Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz’s finishing has left a lot to be desired, missing big chances at important moments.

Diogo Jota has been superb, when fit, but his injuries are proving to be an issue, while Cody Gakpo is yet to fully convince in a Liverpool shirt.

For that reason, another wide signing is needed in the summer window, in order to provide competition and also hopefully improve the Reds’ end product.

It remains to be seen who that may be, although Napoli star Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has been linked with a move to Anfield and could be an outstanding option.

The 23-year-old was influential in Napoli’s Serie A title win last season and has an overall tally of 50 goal contributions (24 goals and 26 assists) in 85 appearances for the club, and should he want a new challenge, Slot and Anfield could be ideal for him moving forward.

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