Sky Sports drop major Liverpool transfer update they’ve heard from reliable journalist
As the second half of the season progresses, the challenge that awaits Liverpool in the summer appears to be an ever-more-impossible one, with it becoming clear that the midfield is not the only area that need surgery.
Given that Naby Keita, James Milner, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all appear to be headed for the exit once their contracts expire, it is undeniable that the middle of the park needs the most revitalization.
Sky Sports issued a video update on the No. 8’s future, relaying a report from Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg, in which it was stated that the Guinean international, who is “on the verge of departing,” may be returning to Germany.
Given that our current accepted best midfield combination includes the former RB Leipzig star, this development should inspire concern amongst our decision-makers.
With Stefan Bajcetic still a youngster (albeit a supremely talented one judging by his performances since the return of domestic football) and Thiago Alcantara prone to periods in the treatment room.
The minimum requirement of two midfield additions in the summer doesn’t seem like enough if we can’t manage to salvage a long-term future out of one or both of Jordan Henderson or Fabinho.
That viewpoint, it could be reasonably said, overlooks the value of Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott and Fabio Carvalho (whose long-term future was initially presumed to lie in the midfield).
At the moment, there are question marks over the former’s future (although Jurgen Klopp is said to still value our No.17) and whether his England U21s teammate is better suited to the forward line.
We need to first qualify for Champions League football next term, of course, to be in the best possible financial situation to address this growing concern.