Insiders at Liverpool feel that two Reds players can solve Jurgen Klopp’s transfer woes.
Jurgen Klopp is prepared to need the help of two unlikely heroes to solve a potential selection issue.
Liverpool were one of the Premier League’s least active transfer markets in the summer, with only one addition.
Jurgen Klopp’s team signed RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate for £36 million, but otherwise chose to keep their chequebook closed.
After a defensive crisis last season, Konate’s addition was crucial, and he’ll give depth with the returning duo of Virgil Van Djik and Joe Gomez.
However, there are doubts over whether Liverpool’s team is genuinely any better this year than it was last year.
This is mostly owing to the departure of crucial midfielder Gini Wijnaldum, who joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer this summer.
With Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane ready to go for the Africa Cup of Nations in January, the Reds team will be put to the ultimate test.
When January arrives, neither Anfield supporters nor Klopp are going to be overjoyed at the possibility of losing Salah and Mane for up to a month.
However, Anfield sources feel that the important two will be amply covered during their absence, according to the Liverpool Echo.
In the absence of their most prolific hitting stars, Takumi Minamino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been identified to play crucial roles for the Reds.
Minamino is seen to have profited immensely from his first complete pre-season with the club, as well as his six-month loan spell at Southampton last season, where he gained Premier League experience.
The £7.25 million signing from RB Salzburg in January has struggled to make an impact at Anfield, but he did manage to score twice in 10 outings for Southampton last season.
It will be interesting to see if he can build on it this season and contribute to the Reds.
In the absence of Salah and Mane, Oxlade-Chamberlain has allegedly impressed in an offensive role during pre-season and is considered as someone who can help the likes of Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino.
The 28-year-old has previously stated that he prefers to play in central midfield, but he has also played as an attacking option at times in his career.
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