Liverpool can complete three fantastic signings before January deadline for around £40m – a no.8, no.10 and a winger

Liverpool could make three signings this month for a total of £40million that could allow Jurgen Klopp to revitalise his squad and challenge on all four fronts amidst a squad selection crisis.

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita have jetted off to Cameroon to take part in the esteemed AFCON tournament.

Naby Keita

Takumi Minamino is yet to be declared fully fit while Nathaniel Phillips, Divock Origi, Thiago and Harvey Elliott are also injured.

Jurgen Klopp is in isolation with COVID-19 currently as are Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino and Joel Matip and after an official statement and appeal to the EFL, Liverpool have a major outbreak of cases at the club.

They have requested their EFL Cup semi-final 1st leg against Arsenal tomorrow night be postponed.

Liverpool are battling massively and their decision not to invest in their squad in the summer has come back to haunt them after Georginio Wijnaldum wasn’t replaced and a new forward wasn’t signed.

Georginio Wijnaldum

Klopp and FSG knew Salah, Mane and Keita were going to leave for the Africa Cup of Nations and as they were ones who took the decision to not renew Wijnaldum’s contract, they saw his departure coming as well yet chose not to replace him.

So, they have nobody to blame but themselves for this selection crisis but Klopp and FSG have the chance to salvage the season by signing new players this month with a few interesting options available.

Philippe Coutinho – Brazilian wants England return – Available on the cheap

The former Liverpool magician wants to return to the Premier League and not his native Brazil, according to Goal Brasil, via LFC Transfer Room.

He’s not in Barcelona boss Xavi’s preferred starting XI and while he’s 29, Coutinho could still offer something to Klopp and Pep Lijnders that the Liverpool coaches can’t get from any other players currently at the club.

PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 14: Gini Wijnaldum of Paris Saint-Germain salutes the fans during his presentation before the Ligue 1 Uber Eats match between Paris Saint Germain and Strasbourg at Parc des Princes on August 14, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier - PSG/PSG via Getty Images)

There aren’t any midfielders at Anfield that can impact the game from a central role and while Liverpool have done well since Coutinho left the club by utilising Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson in wide areas, the lack of a world-class no.10 has held them back.

Manchester City have several players who can fill that role and if Coutinho’s not that player for the Reds, Liverpool should start searching for someone similar.

Adama Traore  – Available for just £18m – perfect squad option down the line

I understand he’s not the most prolific player but for £18m, he doesn’t need to be. As per Football Insider, Wolves are ready to let him leave for as little as £18m which is a £32m reduction on what they were demanding in the summer.

I wrote last week that I believe Jurgen Klopp can get Traore back to his best when he got 6 goals and 12 assists in 2019/20 and if he did that, he would easily be one of the best squad players in the Premier League and that’s just on paper.

Adama Traore

That’s before you consider what he is capable of in terms of counter-pressing, counter-attacking and his overall physical contributions to the side.

We all know how dangerous Liverpool are when they are defending corners as they break so quickly but they would be absolutely devastating with Traore, Mane and Salah on the counter.

Denis Zakaria – Available for just £6m – Liverpool have ‘enquired’ about him

This one could actually have some truth to it and it’s the one I’m most hopeful about. For just £6m, the club would be daft to not think about it. The Reds’ have reportedly ‘enquired‘ about the midfielder.

MONCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 7: Denis Zakaria of Borussia Monchengladbach during the UEFA Europa League match between Borussia Monchengladbach v AS Roma at the Borussia Park on November 7, 2019 in Monchengladbach Germany. PHOTO BY LAURENS LINDHOUT/SOCCRATES/GETTY IMAGES.

Yes, he’s a free agent in the summer but what good is saving £6m if it means Liverpool fail to win any silverware this season, show all the players they have no ambition and end the season on a bitterly disappointing note?

While the Premier League will be an uphill battle to win, there’s still some hope.

There is still around half of the season to go and if you add some real quality to the side to rotate key players and to promote competition, the change in results would be drastic.

For around £40m, Liverpool could improve their squad and bolster their attempts to win the Premier League, Champions League, EFL Cup and the FA Cup.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.


‘Unbelievable’: De Bruyne names the player that has returned to Liverpool’s starting XI at ‘a really high level’

Kevin De Bruyne says Virgil van Dijk is one of the three best centre-backs in the world this season despite criticism the Dutchman has...

Jurgen Klopp says £43.7m star picked up a ‘proper knock’ v Arsenal but he could still start against Crystal Palace

Jurgen Klopp says Fabinho picked up a 'proper knock' against Arsenal but suggests there's nothing to worry about as he didn't hear anything more...

Jurgen Klopp confirms ‘outstanding’ 23-year-old will start the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Caoimhin Kelleher will start the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea after his heroic displays against Leicester City and Arsenal...

Liverpool make “serious approach” to sign powerhouse midfielder in January – Reds are ‘frontrunners’ to land signature

Liverpool are reportedly in a battle with Bayern Munich to sign Borussia Monchengladbach star Denis Zakaria as they look to beef up their midfield...

Club pushing to agree deal to sell £10.8m striker to Liverpool and reportedly Jurgen Klopp already wants him at Anfield

Ligue 1 outfit Nantes are pushing to sell Randal Kolo Muani to Liverpool, according to Sport Bild, after Jurgen Klopp's interest in the forward...