It’s the beginning of a new year and a new transfer window. With Liverpool at the top of the table, they won’t want to take anything for granted while shifting players, but despite this there is still room for improvement for the Reds. Jurgen Klopp has had fans guessing if he’s making room for new players within the squad following the shift of fringe players such as Nathaniel Clyne and Dominic Solanke, but the guesses as to who it might be are still flooding in. Betting sites like Infogol will be making their predictions on who will be arriving at Anfield before the transfer window is over – these are four of the players that are currently expected to join the team.
Brighton’s Pascal Gross has been linked with a move to Anfield, following an 18 month stay on the South Coast. With Xherdan Shaqiri signed over the summer, fans have realised that there’s value in looking at the bottom half of the Premier League. While Brighton and Hove Albion aren’t enjoying the view from the top of the table, in Gross they definitely have a player that could make a big impact for the Reds. Klopp has been known to maximise the type of potential that Gross has so this could be a beneficial choice for Liverpool.
Bookies are favouriting the move of American-born Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie for a transfer to the Reds. At only 20 years of age, McKennie has just eight league starts under his belt but he’s an interesting prospect that rivals Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs are all showing an interest in as well, with odds of 8/1 to complete a deal. McKennie has real talent and would be a great fit under Klopp at Liverpool, but with plenty of talent in the midfield department already, there’s a strong likelihood that he’d have to be patient with his hopes of regular first-team action.
Signed from Borussia Dortmund just 18 months ago, it’s been made clear that Ousmane Dembele hasn’t exactly proven his £135.5m worth, with his Barcelona career remaining somewhat underwhelming. But while he’s not scored a huge amount of goals for Barca, several have been important strikes in the league. He’s been linked on numerous occasions with a move elsewhere and the 21 year old’s become a surprising contender for a switch to Liverpool this month.
With arguably one of the most threatening attacks in the world of football, Liverpool have managed to cope without a pure striker as their main source of focus. Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah have caused enough mayhem for defenders for the team to be able to survive without up until now, but it could be time for Klopp to take a new tactic and develop a different strategy before the team’s rivals have a chance to catch on. Timo Werner could be that tactic, currently 6/1 joint favourites at the bookies alongside Bayern Munich to land the skilled striker.