Liverpool news Mbappe, Wijnaldum, Buendia – Liverpool's best and worst transfer scenarios MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Liverpool are approaching a crucial summer transfer window with question marks over both incoming and outgoing transfers at Anfield
Breaking News ! When you're a supporter of one of the world's biggest football teams, you are fed an endless stream of transfer stories linking countless players with moves to your club. They range from the plausible to absurd, with everything in between. And in the case of Liverpool, some transfers occur before anyone has much idea about them whatsoever. There was little inkling that Fabinho or Diogo Jota were joining the Reds before their moves happened, for instance. As such it’s difficult to know what the best scenarios might be for Liverpool in the next transfer window. You can never rule out the possibility that sporting director Michael Edwards will pull another rabbit out of the hat. Read More Related Articles Liverpool and Real Madrid handed Kylian Mbappe transfer blow after PSG update Read More Related Articles Naby Keita future at Liverpool and Roberto Firmino headache as referee hits back at Jurgen Klopp Nonetheless, with the rumours that seem to be lingering longer than most, it’s possible to consider the range of possibilities which lie ahead for Liverpool. Dream scenario Liverpool sign Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe and they all live happily ever after. Okay, there’s a dream scenario and there’s ‘all your birthdays coming at once’ style situation, and the previous sentence fits into the latter category. Nonetheless, it’s not impossible to think that the Reds could add another exciting attacking talent to their roster this summer, to continue the evolution of their front three which began with the signing of Jota last year. As ever, the players linked range from the believable, like Norwich's Emi Buendia, to the far less likely, like Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior, but an addition here would be ideal. They are the bookies' favourites to sign Mbappe so who am I to rule that possibility out? Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe celebrates (Image: JEFF PACHOUD/AFP via Getty Images) And after the season Liverpool have had, the addition of a top class centre-back would be prudent. There have been conflicting stories regarding the idea of Ibrahima Konate moving to Anfield, but someone of his ilk would be most welcome. We also have to consider outgoings. Realistically a big money offer for one of the less frequently used members of the squad might be useful to fund further purchases.
. Nightmare scenario Gini Wijnaldum looks likely to be leaving and that scenario would be a definite negative on the balance sheet for starters. In a season in which the Reds have been ravaged by injury, their number five has remained consistently available for duty. In fact, Wijnaldum has only missed seven games through injury in his five seasons on Merseyside.
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If he does leave and isn’t replaced – when many of Liverpool’s midfielders can’t be relied upon to stay healthy – then that would be an issue. The same would be true in the forward section of the team. There are always rumours that Mohamed Salah might be on his way to Spain, but were any of the front three to leave without a new star being signed then that could prove disastrous. And a failure to secure a senior centre-back would seem crazy, as Liverpool can’t be certain how soon Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk will return, and how long it will take them to get back to their best. We have seen the impact injuries have had in 2020/21, and the Reds can’t afford a repeat of that next season. Realistically what will happen It seems sadly inevitable that Wijnaldum will leave the club, but they have surely been planning for this eventuality for some time so could have a replacement midfielder lined up. As Ozan Kabak has largely done well in his loan move, it’s reasonable to assume that he might be signed permanently in the summer to plug a gap at the back.
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But with the financial hit which the club has taken from a year of playing behind closed doors – and with the distinct possibility that they will not be in the Champions League next season – it’s hard to predict that there will be many big money moves at Liverpool this summer. Retaining the bulk of the current squad and adding a few relatively cheap signings to freshen things up may well be the best they can hope for. If they can do that and have a better record with injuries then it wouldn’t mean that the Reds can’t have a successful 2021/22 campaign though.
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