With 4 back to back victories leading into the international break, Liverpool have made a strong statement early this season and are now looking like a side that can sustain a title charge. However, the games against Burnley and more recently against Swansea have shown that they have a weakness that they need to work on to stay at the top come the end of the season. There is a feel that Klopp is getting the best out of the squad at his disposal, which means that he might have to look into the January transfer window to add to his squad to make them genuine title contenders. Though Klopp will not spend unless he wants to, here are 3 players who he might spend on in January:
Mahmoud Dahoud (Borussia Monchengladbach):
Considered as the missing puzzle for Klopp’s Liverpool, Dahoud was excruciatingly close to a move to Liverpool in the summer transfer window but the German outfit managed to keep him at the club for another year. Even though they have failed in their attempt to sign him up, they are very much aware of the fact that his contract is expiring at the end of the next season, and the Bundesliga outfit might not come in their way. Though the Reds have loads of players in the midfield position, they will become a stronger outfit with the German’s presence who will not only help them this season but will also be an option for the long-term.
Mattia de Sciglio (AC Milan):
One of the few criticisms of the current Liverpool squad is their lack of depth in the full-back area. Nathaniel Clyne and Alberto Moreno are the only two senior full backs at the club while one of them is not even getting to play. Liverpool wanted AC Milan’s full-back De Sciglio in the summer but any offers from the English outfit were strictly not entertained by the Italian giants. However, with the likes of Chelsea also ready to pounce on him, AC Milan might not have another choice but to let him join the Premier League. The lack of depth in the area will surely hurt Liverpool in crunch times this season and the 23-year old Italian international will be a great fit to the side and Klopp should make sure that he will meet his valuation if he is desperate for his signature.
Geoffrey Kondogbia (Inter Milan):
Another player who is recently linked with a move to Liverpool, Kondogbia, is an option for the club to strengthen their midfield. The likes of Henderson, Lallana and Wijnaldum have been excellent this season but Klopp is desperate to add to these names and is looking at the Inter Milan man on a loan in January. The 23-year old has been frustrating for Inter Milan to handle as he has not been able to have the impact that he promised before his move to Milan a year ago. It is understood that the Italian outfit are not happy with his discipline and direction and are not too content on keeping him at the club. He will be a great addition to the Reds who can use him from the bench this season and can give him a chance to blossom as a top class midfielder for the club in years to come.