January 4, Liverpool and team reporter Pierce wrote about Liverpool’s plan to strengthen the midfield
, and said that they do not have much budget to introduce midfielders in the winter window.
Liverpool are assessing their options, but there is no sign of strengthening the midfield yet.
After Dias and Jota were injured, the club gave priority to introducing an attacker.
Klopp admits it remains to be seen whether Liverpool can find the right midfielder for the right price in January, with funds limited following Gakpo’s arrival.
Klopp has expressed confidence in the current players in the team, but the weaknesses are obvious.
Senior Liverpool sources have dismissed recent reports that they have opened talks over Enzo Fernandes and Caicedo as false.
Liverpool have long been interested in Portugal international Nunes, who only joined Wolves last August.
However, Nunes is an option in the summer, not in the January transfer window.
Liverpool’s top midfield target remains Bellingham but they face stiff competition from Real Madrid and Manchester City.
Dortmund are asking around £130m for him.
Given that Liverpool are in danger of missing out on Champions League qualification, waiting until then to strengthen their squad would be a big risk.
With Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Milner all out of contract at the end of the season and Arthur expected to return to Juventus, Liverpool’s midfield needs a major overhaul.