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Liverpool want another midfield signing this summer

Liverpool are looking to sign another midfielder this summer, despite already bringing in Alexis MacAllister and Dominik Szoboszlai, according to Sky Sports’ Melissa Reddy.

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Having just endured one of their worst league campaigns under Jurgen Klopp since his arrival, Liverpool are in dire need of a makeover this summer.

The lack of investment in midfield in recent years – Thiago Alcantara is the last traditional central midfielder the club signed permanently before this summer – resulted in a significant drop in performance levels last term, with the Reds finishing fifth and without a major trophy.

The Reds have gone some way to remedying that this summer, bringing in Mac Allister and Szoboszlai for a combined £95m, while James Milner, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have all left on free transfers.

Their spending spree may not be over yet, with journalist Reddy claiming Liverpool are still in the market for another central midfielder this summer.

Speaking on Sky Sports (via Football Daily)Reddy said: “Liverpool have managed to get Dominik Szoboszlai and Alexis Mac Allister over the line for under £100m. All nice and early, and yet their midfield rebuild may not yet be done.

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“Now, going into the summer, we expected Liverpool to sign at least two new options in the middle of the park. They’ve already gone and done that, but they’re still looking at potential deals for Romeo Lavia and Khephren Thuram.

“Now remember, even if Bayern Munich don’t want to sell him, Ryan Gravenberch has been enthusiastic about a move to Anfield and working with Jurgen Klopp. So, all things considered, we can expect at least one addition there in the middle of the park. “

Given that the Reds have lost three central midfielders, and Thiago could be on his way out of the club if reports are to be believed, it is not a surprise that Klopp wants to replace the numbers he has lost in the middle of the pitch.

Mac Allister and Szoboszlai are both huge upgrades on the Reds’ three midfield departures this summer, while Lavia, Thuram and Gravenberch would also add huge strength and depth to Liverpool’s midfield options.

Which midfielders could Liverpool sign?

As Reddy mentioned, Lavia is a big target for Liverpool. Fabrizio Romano recently reported that those at Anfield have been in contact with the Belgian’s representatives for a fortnight, with Southampton reportedly wanting £50m for their 19-year-old star.

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Lavia appears to be a priority target for Liverpool, not only because of his excellent performances but because he helps the Reds fill their home-grown quota. The midfielder would be classed as a home-grown player when he turns 21 due to his time at Manchester City and Southampton, and would solve a future problem for Liverpool.

Thuram has also been heavily linked with Merseyside and now that he has left the Under-21 European Championships with France, a potential transfer could be closer in sight.

Gravenberch looks far less likely to join the Reds despite Reddy’s claims that he is interested in a move.

In a recent interview, the Dutchman said: “I guess I’ll still be playing here (at Bayern) next season. That’s really how I feel. I’m in a top three club in the world. I think it’s beautiful and special . I won’t give it up just like that. My goal is still to succeed in Bayern.”

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