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Players Liverpool Should Sign This Summer

Liverpool have been a bit inactive this summer so some our writers have taken a look at players we should sign.

There is less than a week left in the summer transfer window and Liverpool have only made one signing so far.

The Reds have been linked with a lot of players but nothing concrete has emerged since the signing of Ibrahima Konate.

Ibrahima Konate

So just for a bit of fun, we posed the question to the writers at LFC Transfer Room on which players they would like Liverpool to sign this summer.

Some of these we have been linked with but others are just the personal preference of the writer! 


Zubin Daver - Eduardo Camavinga

All the thoughts of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland aside, one player that Liverpool should certainly look at is Eduardo Camavinga. 

He has been touted as a future midfield star. Given his age and cost, he is a realistic midfield option for Liverpool. He is expected to have a high ceiling and at the age of 18, he comes with league and continental experience which is quite a rarity.

Camavinga

Knowing how Jurgen Klopp can convert potential into output as he has with multiple players in his managerial career, Camavinga can be that Gini Wijnaldum replacement we’ve been looking for. 

He has shown great physical strength and awareness with his tackling, but he is a player who likes to go into a challenge which sees him give away some unnecessary fouls. If Klopp gets to train him, we might have our own version of N'Golo Kante at Liverpool.

Looking a few years ahead, we can dream of a Liverpool midfield with Curtis Jones and Eduardo Camavinga which promises to be technically gifted and highly promising.


Neil Conner - Jeremy Doku

It's time to start looking to the future in forward positions for The Reds. Jeremy Doku is 19, has frightening pace and terrific dribbling skills. 

He would represent initially a fantastic option as an impact player when defences are tiring and also someone who can provide cover when AFCON begins. 

Jeremy Doku Belgium Game in the EURO'S

He could work on improving his end product under Klopp whilst also learning from Liverpool’s current crop of attacking players. 

Doku would excite the fans and ticks a lot of boxes as a player with huge potential. 

He replaced Raphinha at Rennes so the French club will not be keen to lose another talented player after just one season. As a result he will will not come cheap. 

Jeremy Doku

Liverpool do not appear to have the funds to sign players who are already established like Federico Chiesa, Harvey Barnes and Raphinha. 

Signing Doku, whilst not without risk, therefore looks a sensible gamble to take as they look to the future and replacing the likes of Mane.


Chris Parry - Ivan Toney 

Ivan Toney would give Liverpool a different element in their attack; something which is very hard to achieve with an already great forward line.

Toney etched his name in history after breaking the record for the most goals in a Championship season, as he netted in 31 for Brentford. 

Ivan Toney

It’s not the first time the 25-year-old has been a consistent goal threat, the season before he topped the goal scoring table with 24 in the 2019/20 League One season for Peterborough.

Elite heading ability, physical presence in the box and knows exactly where the goal is. Toney is the ideal super sub The Reds have been lacking and would be my ideal signing.


Priyasha Bhowmik - Raphinha

The transfer window has only one week left before it closes for the year, so a deal for Leeds United's Raphinha might as well be written off. 

But, ever since Leeds' promotion last season to the Premier League, with him joining in Ocotber 2020, he has gotten more exposure to footballing eyes and I have always thought there are not many players who look like a Klopp player more than him.

Raphinha from Leeds is a target for Liverpool

The soon-to-be 25 year old is a young, energetic player, who can play both in midfield and on the wings. Versatility, which is very important for someone like Klopp. 

So far, he has scored 8 goals in 38 appearances, which is perhaps not the most attractive of statistics, but the flair and stamina he brings to the table should be enough for Liverpool to be interested. 

His movement and awareness off the ball is note-worthy as well, and his creativity is something which Liverpool miss at times, as seen in last season.

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Damon Carr - Allan Saint-Maximin

My pick for Liverpool to bring in this transfer window is Allan Saint-Maximin. 

Whilst we can rotate Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota without changing the way we play, the same can't be said about Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. 

If one of these two get injured or need a rest, we struggle to keep playing how we want to. Saint-Maximin would be a perfect fit as cover for Salah and Mane. 

allan saint-maximin

His ability to run at defenders is similar to both players by drawing plenty of attention and creating space. 

The pace and skill he possesses has terrified defences throughout the two years he's been in the Premier League. Imagine him in this Liverpool team, he will only get better. 

allan saint-maximin

To have a player of this calibre on the bench, Liverpool will be able to keep the front line fresh to fight on all fronts. 

For me, the price, the Premier League experience, the pure quality, the player has to be Allan Saint-Maximin.


Drew Ross - Erling Haaland

At 21 years old, Erling Haaland puts up numbers that rival top strikers across the best leagues in Europe. 

Since his move to Borussia Dortmund, the Norwegian striker has found the back of the net 42 times in 45 Bundesliga matches and assisted his teammates 14 times. 

Erling Haaland

His overall Champions League record is 20 goals in just 16 appearances. No settling-in period was needed for Haaland at one of the top domestic leagues in the world. 

Haaland's first appearance for Dortmund was as a substitute vs. FC Augsburg, and he scored a hat-trick in 23 minutes.

"The boy is a force of nature." as Jurgen Klopp said.

Erling Haaland during Sevilla Champions League Match

Klopp spoke highly of Haaland, but he's not the only top manager to praise the young striker. 

Whoever signs the Norwegian is likely signing one of the successors to Messi and Ronaldo's claim for best player in the world. 

With a £64million release clause coming into play this January, many top clubs will be looking to be the ones to secure his signature.


Adam Ford - Jonathan David

The Canadian international is quietly making waves in Europe as one of the top young strikers in football. The 21 year-old began his professional career with Belgian side Gent, where he scored 30 goals in 60 appearances. 

His time in Belgium caught the eye of French champions Lille who signed the forward in 2020. David would go on to score 13 goals in 48 appearances and win Ligue 1 in his first season with the club. His international record is also impeccable, scoring 15 goals in 16 appearances for Canada.

Jonathan David attacks for Lille

Jonathan David would not be the most prolific signing, but based on their current transfer model, he is the perfect signing for Liverpool. 

Apart from his obvious talent, David fits the age profile, would not require a large fee and would likely be happy to begin life at Anfield as a rotational player.

Jurgen Klopp has a love for developing talent rather than having known superstars in the dressing room. Jonathan David is still unproven but off the back of an incredible debut season with Lille, he is certainly a player that fits Liverpool's mould and could do fantastic under Jurgen Klopp.


Ritchie Slack - Ismaïla Sarr

The Senegalese sensation would be the perfect fit for Liverpool. At 23-years-old the young prodigy already has Premier League experience and has shown he is a menacing threat in the final third. 

The right sided attacker is versatile in a front three and scored 13 goals last season for Watford and registered four assists. Sarr has already slotted this season in the Premier League, showing he is ready for the step up in class. 

Who better to learn from than his close friend, Sadio Mané as well as Bobby Firmino, Diogo Jota and the Egyptian King, Mo Salah? 

Ismaila Sarr

The beauty with this transfer is that Sarr will not expect to go in to the first XI straight away and will only improve in his abilities as the likes of Firmino eventually get transitioned out of the team, making way for a fully fledged and experienced Sarr who will no doubt flourish under Klopp. 

Watford will want a fair bit of cash to prize their main asset away from the club, but this signing would be an investment for the future and someone who could make an immediate impact instantly.


What player do you think Liverpool should sign this summer?