Liverpool’s season has now come to a close and the players are setting off for international duty with their respected nations for the World Cup, but Jurgen Klopp and the rest of the Liverpool staff are working tirelessly to improve and work on the next season.
This week began with a shock for all Liverpool fans as we announced the signing of Brazilian midfielder Fabinho for €45m. The announcement has certainly eased the distraught of the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid on Saturday.
At 19:00 UK time, very reliable French sources stated that we had agreed a few for the Monaco midfielder and things were gathering pace pretty quickly. Just one hour later and English journalists such as Melissa Reddy, Paul Joyce and Jason Burt all confirmed this and said the deal was completed.
Another hour past by and suddenly Liverpool FC had announced the deal and everyone was over the moon; most supporters were shocked to have seen this as there had been no links to Fabinho joining and usually Liverpool transfers take forever to complete. It was pretty much an old school signing completed with no fuss. Another man Liverpool have been heavily linked to is Lyon and France forward Nabil Fekir. French sources such as GFFN and Canal + have stated the transfer is 99% complete and that Fekir is likely to join soon. Reliable English sources and David Maddock specifically have said they expects Fekir to follow Fabinho to Anfield soon.
However, Fekir himself put doubts into Liverpool fans minds after his recent comments. Fekir said “I am not not close to Liverpool” but did reveal that discussions have taken place with clubs. He later said during international duty that, “I will discuss my future after the World Cup”. Should Liverpool sign him they will need to first pay the €60m asking price that Lyon want and then convince Nabil Fekir that Liverpool is the right destination.Finally, and possibly the most expensive deal Liverpool can make this summer window, is the transfer of goalkeeper Alisson Becker or Jan Oblak who both have been heavily linked to the reds and would cost a world record fee to purchase and according to Dominic King, Liverpool would be willing pay. Alisson’s price is confirmed at £79m by Roma and Oblak has a release clause of £87m. After Karius’ unbelievable and shocking mistakes in the Champions league final, which cost Liverpool the trophy, it’s hard to imagine him in a red shirt again.