Liverpool are eyeing a transfer move for Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama, according to reports. Wanyama has made 58 appearances for Spurs since joining the club from Southampton back in 2016 but the 26-year-old has received limited game-time under Mauricio Pochettino this season.
Emre Can has agreed a deal in principle to move to Juventus in the summer transfer window and Jurgen Klopp is scouring the market for reinforcements in defensive midfield.
The Daily Mail suggests Liverpool are monitoring Wanyama’s situation and could move for the Kenyan at the end of the 2017/18 campaign. It’s claimed both Manchester United and Chelsea are also keeping tabs on the powerhouse midfielder.
Steven Gerrard claimed the Reds need a ‘monster’ like Wanyama in midfield ahead of the side’s 5-0 thumping of Porto. ‘I think Liverpool would benefit from a monster of a central midfielder, a holder,’ he said on BT Sport.
‘A Wanyama-type player who does sit in and is disciplined, and he would give more protection to the back four.
‘Emre Can’s leaving, obviously Keita’s coming in. But Keita is a No 8, Keita is a dribbler, and a runner. ‘The way he (Klopp) plays he plays 4-3-3 more often than not. So you can accommodate a Henderson and a Keita.’