As per a report from the Liverpool Echo, despite their domestic dominance this season, Liverpool nevertheless have big plans in place for the summer transfer window.
Liverpool’s recent struggles
The Reds have of course enjoyed a historic campaign to date.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic brought football in England to a halt, Liverpool had built a staggering 25-point advantage over 2nd-placed Manchester City in the Premier League table.
This came with the Merseyside giants having dropped points in just 2 of their 29 league fixtures to this point in the campaign.
However, while at one point in the season Jurgen Klopp’s men looked near-unbeatable, the last month actually proved a hugely-underwhelming one for Liverpool.
6 outings across all competitions saw the Reds fall to 4 defeats, a stretch which cost them their spot in both the Champions League and FA Cup, and brought to an end hopes of matching Arsenal’s unbeaten ‘Invincibles’ campaign.
“It’s difficult to explain these goals, to be honest. The boys fought hard.”
“We will come again, and go again. But for now, we are out.”
A disappointed Jurgen Klopp is keen to not get too despondent despite the Reds losing hold of their European crown…
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 11, 2020
‘Active’ summer incoming
Liverpool’s sudden dip in form, meanwhile, has since seen many point to a lack of depth in the club’s squad.
While the first-choice XI of the Merseysiders is unquestionably superb, there is a dearth of options available to Jurgen Klopp in certain positions, one of which (between the posts) proved telling in Liverpool’s Champions League exit.
As per the aforementioned report from the reliable Echo, though, Reds boss Klopp appears fully aware of the current state of his squad.
During a Q&A session with the club’s fans today, reliable Liverpool correspondent Paul Gorst provided an insight into the plans of the European champions upon the opening of the summer transfer market.
And Gorst went on to reveal that he expects those in charge of player recruitment at Anfield to have their work cut out for them over the months to come:
‘If you are asking if the Reds will be active then yes, I expect much movement.’
The likes of Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana are both expected to move on, with Xherdan Shaqiri’s future also up the air.
As such, replacements for all 3 are likely to be targeted, with RB Leipzig star Timo Werner remaining a potential arrival.
‘I don’t see it being another summer when only youth recruits like Sepp van den Berg and Harvey Elliott arrive,’ Gorst added.
One individual hotly-tipped for an exit of late who looks set to remain at Anfield, however, is backup goalkeeper Adrian.