Liverpool have broken their previous transfer record (£35m), to sign Mohammed Salah for £39million. Nonetheless, Liverpool might have to break that record again within this summer window as The Reds are still looking to strengthen their central defense and midfield, reports The Mirror.
Liverpool will be in pursuit of Virgil Van Dijk despite landing into trouble with an illegal approach made for the player.
Even though Liverpool had skipped interest in the Dutch player following bad press, Jurgen Klopp now wants to reapproach the Southampton’s board to clear any misunderstandings and work on a viable deal. Probably a deal worth £50million+ can get Klopp his man, making Van Dijk Liverpool’s most expensive player ever.
However, if Southampton’s reluctance to see Van Dijk leave for the Merseyside persists, Liverpool will reportedly look to welcome other stellar alternatives such as Leonardo Bonucci, Jerome Boateng and Kalidou Koulibaly, who are valued around the same price bracket.
Klopp has also retained an interest in bringing in Naby Keita from RB Leipzig, even though the German side is looking to hold onto key players ahead of their debut Champions League campaign next season. A bid worth £50m is believed to test Leipzig’s resolve.
Klopp is looking to add a left-back as well, with Benjamin Mendy and Kieran Tierney linked with a move, as he wants to strengthen the squad with at least four top quality signings.