Liverpool have ‘made calls’ for five midfield targets as Klopp is made aware of loan opportunity

Ben Stewart
Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, August 2023
Jurgen Klopp during season opener.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool have recently made calls for four or five midfielder targets as Jurgen Klopp looks to strengthen his options.

The Reds have had a busy transfer window so far and they aren’t done with their transfer business just yet.

Wataru Endo recently penned a four-year deal with Liverpool, but Klopp is keen to add another option in holding midfield.

While Liverpool have also added the likes of Dominik Szoboszlai and Alexis Mac Allister, they are still short of options in defensive midfield.

Plenty of players have been linked with Liverpool of late and Romano has confirmed that they are looking at as many as five different players right now.

“Kalvin Phillips has been attracting links with Liverpool again, but I’m not aware of anything concrete or advanced,” Romano told Caught Offside.

“Liverpool can sign another midfielder but only if they find the right opportunity in terms of price, conditions and more.

“They made calls last week for 4-5 midfielders – Sofyan Amrabat was another on of those – but just to be informed on conditions of the deals, nothing concrete after they signed Wataru Endo.”

Alan Nixon recently reported that Man City would be open to the idea of loaning Phillips out for the season in order to get his career back on track.

Phillips barely featured for Man City last season and he will likely find opportunities hard to come by this season.

It remains to be seen if Man City would be willing to strengthen Liverpool by giving them Phillips on loan, but Liverpool do seem interested.

Alex Crook thinks that a move to Liverpool could be a great option for Phillips at this stage as he considers his options.

“Kalvin Phillips is a player Liverpool looked at before he went from Leeds to Man City, and we know it’s been a tough window for Liverpool in terms of target they’ve missed out on,” Crook told talkSPORT.

“Phillips is someone who is proven in the Premier League, he got that £50million move to City on the back of a really good European Championship for England, and we’ve got a Euros at the end of the season.

“I think at the start of the season Phillips wanted to stay and fight for his place at Man City, but he was on the bench with a load of kids at the weekend and he isn’t going to force his way into that team.

“Surely if he wants to play for England at the Euros, this would be a great move for him. It’s one to keep an eye on from now until the end of the window.”

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