Liverpool are set for a busy summer transfer window and talks are already taking place behind the scenes.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted “positive” talks have taken place over the international break regarding what the club plan to do in the summer transfer window with three signings tipped. The Reds face a difficult end to the season, starting with a crunch match against rivals Manchester City today, in their bid to finish inside the top four.
But arguably more important than where Liverpool finish this campaign will be what business they do in the summer transfer window. Midfield is the top priority for the Reds with Jude Bellingham seen as the No 1 target and reports continue to link the England international with a move to Anfield.
Liverpool will unlikely finish with just one midfield signing though with Mason Mount also seen as a potential target, depending on his discussions with Chelsea on a new contract. And it’s also been suggested that Liverpool could look to raid Chelsea for a second talent with plans to bring in a young centre-back.
Levi Colwill is tipped as someone on Liverpool’s radar and the Reds are monitoring his situation. Klopp has long had a say in the transfer business Liverpool conduct with the recruitment team often liaising with the German coach on who the club plan on targeting.
And the 55-year-old has admitted that the international break was used as a prime opportunity to hold further talks on the kind of business they hope to do in the summer. Klopp even let slip how felt discussions had gone, admitting they were “positive” while letting out a wry smile.
“That’s actually the only thing that we do in the international break, apart from having a few days off,” Klopp said when asked whether summer transfer plans were discussed in the international break. “I don’t plan training sessions because I don’t know who is coming back, how and when.”
He was also asked on whether Julian Ward’s replacement was discussed, although Klopp evaded answering. Nothing has been decided it seems and there’s still plenty of time for things to change such as different players becoming available and original targets being snapped up by other teams.
But Klopp is clearly satisfied with the current plans at Liverpool for what could be a defining transfer window at Anfield.