Ahead of the 2023/24 season, manager Jurgen Klopp, who leads Liverpool, has changed.

Global soccer media ‘Football Transfer’ reported on the 3rd (Korean time), “Who is Liverpool’s next midfielder target after signing Alexis McAllister and Dominique Sobosleigh?”

In the 2023 summer transfer market, which started on June 14, Liverpool is already showing active activity by signing two midfielders.

First, it fired a signal flare by signing McAllister from Brighton and Hove Albion for £ 35 million (approximately 58.5 billion won). McAllister entered Liverpool with much anticipation as he played an active part in the midfield of the Argentine national soccer team at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and contributed to the victory.

Liverpool, which secured McAllister, officially announced on the 3rd that it had signed Sobosluj, the ‘Hungarian Express’ who played for RB Leipzig. The amount paid to bring Soboslei alone reached a whopping 70 million euros (approximately 100.6 billion won).

Liverpool were not satisfied even though they only signed two midfielders. According to the media, Klopp, who directs Liverpool, is watching Kefren Thuram (OGC Nice) and Romeo Rabia (Southampton) during the remainder of the transfer window.

French midfielder Thuram, born in 2001, is 192 cm tall and is considered to be able to support the back of the team with his strong physical and good build-up ability. He is also famous outside of football as the second son of legendary French defender Lilian Thuram and younger brother of Marquis Thuram, who recently moved to Inter Milan. 토토사이트 순위

Belgian midfielder Rabia, born in 2004, is still a young player, but he is attracting attention from big clubs after making 29 appearances in the Premier League last season. With Southampton justly relegated to the second division, it is highly likely that they will be swayed by the temptations of Premier League clubs.

Meanwhile, Liverpool fans felt a bit awkward after seeing Klopp busy moving to strengthen the midfield in the transfer market. Before he recruited McAllister, Liverpool was a team that hadn’t recruited a midfielder for three years.

Liverpool’s last midfield signing before bringing in McAllister was Thiago Alcantara, who joined in the summer of 2020. In September of last year, midfielder Artur Melo was brought on loan from Juventus, but as soon as he arrived, he suffered a long-term injury and returned to Italy after only playing 13 minutes in one season. 

Liverpool are one of the best clubs in the world, but they paid the price in the 2022/23 season for not reinforcing their midfield for three years.

In the past three years, the performance of the existing midfielders has declined, and as the age and number of injuries have increased, the team’s back has deteriorated.

Was Klopp too shocked by the results of last season? At the end of the season, Klopp let go of all midfielders who were ruled out of power, including James Milner, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Afterwards, he invested a lot of money to bring in McAllister and Sobo Sleigh to strengthen the midfield and lower the average age of midfielders. He also wants additional recruits, so he is constantly looking for players who are suitable for the team.

With Klopp, who had a disappointing year last season, determined and sharpening his sword in the summer transfer market, attention is focusing on whether Liverpool can rebound in the 2023/24 season.

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