Following the end of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign in which Liverpool were finally crowned champions, the Reds will be on the lookout for reinforcements to defend the club’s league title.
Dejan Lovren has already left Anfield and joined Zenit St. Petersburg in Russia for a reported £11 million, while Adam Lallana has also agreed terms with Brighton & Hove Albion ahead of next season.
Liverpool will need to replace the bodies they have lost. And with speculation over the future of Xherdan Shaqiri not going away, there could be a handful of incomings at Anfield this summer.
Kabak not on Klopp’s radar
Schalke defender Ozan Kabak is a player who has been linked with Liverpool over the past few days in the wake of Lovren’s expected departure.
The Liverpool Echo, however, have refuted claims the club are interested in signing the 20-year-old.
The Turkish international’s price tag has been quoted at €40 million, although he could be available for less due to Schalke’s financial trouble. But Liverpool are not one of the clubs in the race.
Traore move a non-starter
Amid reports Klopp is keen on Wolves winger Adama Traore, the Midlands club have issued a warning to Liverpool stating the Spaniard will not be for sale this summer.
Traore has enjoyed a hugely impressive 2019/20 season with Wolves; his turbulent, direct attacking style causing havoc for defences throughout the league.
The Birmingham Mail indicates Klopp has decided to turn his attention elsewhere given Wolves’ decision to be forthright in their intentions to hold onto their hulking right-winger.
McManaman: Liverpool need depth this summer
Former Liverpool winger Steve McManaman believes the club need to add squad players this summer due to the quality already available in the first-team.
McManaman told BT Sport that despite Klopp’s intentions not to spend big, a handful of smart moves to supplement the squad would stand the Reds in good stead going.
He pinpointed Andy Robertson’s left-back spot as an area which needed inspecting, suggesting rivals Manchester City are better-placed to sustain a title-winning dynasty due to their wealth of options in reserve throughout the team.