Given the respective criticism of both Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius this season, it is not necessarily a surprise to see Liverpool linked with a new goalkeeper ahead of next season.
Considering the age, experiance and quality of Joe Hart, he seems to be an excellent bargain signing for the Anfield club.
Revelation as a left-back, James Milner has been the most consistent performer for Klopp’s man this term. Alberto Moreno has been relegated to the benches and it will stay the same way.
But the Reds are believed to be interested in Aston Villa left-back Jordan Amavi with a bid in the January transfer window. The 22-year-old Frenchman is a man in demand with several high profile suitors. Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton have been strongly linked with the left-back, while French side Marseille are also thought to be keen to lure him back to his homeland.
Sadio Mane could now miss around a month of action as he jets off for international duty this January, Klopp might look to sign his replacement and Spartak Moscow’s Quincy Promes has emerged as a prime target.
Promes’ career has taken an unusual route so far, with the winger one of just 11 Dutch players to turn out in the history of the Russian Premier League.
Along with Anzhi Makhachkala midfielder Lorenzo Ebecilio, Promes is one of two Netherlands natives to currently ply his trade there, with the likes of Alexander Buttner, Royston Drenthe and Douglas all having moved on.
With Liverpool and the German tactician maintaining a strong interest in these players, we take a look as to how the Reds will line-up with three new signings in their ranks:
Joe Hart (GK)
Simon Mignolet had been replaced by Loris Karius in goal, but the German’s recent struggles have seen Mignolet reinstated in the side, but it’s not expected to hold on to the spot. Hart flattered to deceive during his Man City career, producing both good and bad moments, but Pep Guardiola immediately shipped him off to Torino upon his arrival.
While Hart is not yet 30—still relatively young for a goalkeeper—it seems he can be the force for Premier League title contenders like Liverpool.
Nathaniel Clyne (RB)
Clyne has quietly gone about his job at right-back this season. His performances have been top notch and with next to no options in his position, he’s very important to Klopp’s side.
Joel Matip (CB)
Having signed for free, Matip has been the bargain signing of the season. He has settled into life in Premier League and at Anfield with so much ease and has formed a decent partnership with Dejan Lovren. Looks like someone who will feature in the heart of Liverpool’s defence for years to come.
Dejan Lovren (CB)
The Croatian has looked suspect at occasions, but alongside Matip, he looks a much better player and will keep his spot ahead of Ragnar Klavan.
Jordan Amavi (LB)
Former Villa midfielder James Milner has been plugging the gap for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season with 2015 summer signing Alberto Moreno having not been able to cement his name onto the teamsheet.
Amavi began the season out of favour under Roberto Di Matteo, but he reclaimed the jersey from his compatriot Aly Cissokho shortly after Steve Bruce’s arrival in October.
He has since started every game and has been one of the claret and blues’ stand-out performers and could be a good addition for the Merseysiders.
Jordan Henderson (DM)
It has been somewhat of a breakthrough campaign for the Liverpool captain. He is finally doing justice to his potential and talents and has been excellent in the deep-lying playmaker role for Liverpool, drawing comparisons to Xabi Alonso.
Adam Lallana (RCM)
The former Southampton man has been brilliant this season having already scored 6 goals and assisted a further 6 strikes. After having a largely subdued two seasons, Lallana seems to be blooming under Klopp.
Philippe Coutinho (LCM)
Prior to his injury, Coutinho was the star performer for Liverpool and one of the best players in the league. He has scored 5 times and assisted 5 goals and had been consistently influencing games with his brilliance. Expect him to move to a more central role if Promes is brought in.
Sadio Mane (RW)
One of the signings of the season so far. Sadio Mane has settled into life at Anfield instantly and has already become a vital cog of the Liverpool team. He is the club’s top scorer with 8 goals and will definitely be missed during his AFCON involvement.
Quincy Promes (LW)
The 24-year old will slot in on the left-flank if he moves to the Merseyside. While there is no question over his obvious talent, his attitude is something that might be of concern. However, Klopp and Liverpool will have a gem at their hands if they bring him in.
Roberto Firmino (ST)
The Brazilian has been Klopp’s preferred option as a false No.9 this season, and his link-up play with Mane and Coutinho has been excellent. There has been a slight dip in form recently, but expect him to bounce back strongly.