Eighteen-year-old Harvey Elliott played 90 minutes in midfield in Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Burnley, though some fans want to see a more experienced player signed to play in that role for tougher games
Despite the numerous rumours circulating about Liverpool’s transfer business over the last few months, Jurgen Klopp has so far only added Ibrahima Konate to his side this summer.
The defender joined the Reds from RB Leipzig in May, signing a long-term contract at Anfield as he looks to break into the France national team for the 2022 World Cup.
With two wins from two games this season so far, beating Burnley and Norwich, Liverpool’s good form may indicate that they do not need to bring in serious reinforcements to be competitive this season.
However, injuries prevented them from putting any degree of pressure on runaway leaders Manchester City in the previous campaign, and if history repeats itself then Klopp will be wanting to improve upon the depth he has in certain positions.
There is under a week left of the transfer window and some of the Liverpool faithful are fearful of heading into the season without new signings in certain areas of the pitch.
Here’s the latest Liverpool transfer news…
Camavinga still may be Prem-bound
Liverpool have joined a whole host of clubs who are interested in signing exciting young prospect Eduardo Camavinga of Rennes.
Many expected the 18-year-old to be lining up next season for Manchester United if Paul Pogba refused to sign a contract extension and was consequently sold, however, things have gone quiet on that front.
Now, according to 90Min, Klopp is interested in bringing the central midfielder to Anfield, though his side will need to act quickly as Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Chelsea are all though to also be keen on the France international.
It is thought that £30m would be enough to persuade Rennes to let go of their wonderkid midfielder, though his true value is considered to be closer to the £80m mark.
Nuno wants to reunite with Traore
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The Spanish forward is thought to be one of the Reds’ transfer targets this summer, but their reluctance to, quite literally, get down to business has handed Spurs the opportunity to go after the Wolves man.
Nuno Espirito Santo worked with Traore during his time at Wolves, and he is keen for his new club to fork out £40m and bring him to north London.
Liverpool were keen to sign the 25-year-old this summer and provide a very different option to their ranks, with his pace, power and direct style a completely different option compared to Mohamed Salah and co.
Woodburn will join Hearts
Ben Woodburn has joined Hearts on loan from Liverpool for the remainder of the season.
Speaking over the weekend, Hearts boss Robbie Neilson expressed his joy at getting the deal over the line.
Speaking after a 1-1 draw with Aberdeen, Neilson said: “It’s been authorised by Liverpool.
“It is just a case of getting him up and getting him ready. I am delighted.”
Woodburn, 21, came through the Reds’ academy but has never managed to play a minute for the first team since; a spell away on loan could put him in the shop window for potential offers or develop him into a squad player for Klopp.