Ornstein identifies two deals Liverpool are keen to do

Date published: Wednesday 15th May 2019 7:06

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BBC Sport reporter David Ornstein has revealed that Liverpool will make a “maximum of two signings” unless there is a change in circumstances.

Jurgen Klopp brought in Xherdan Shaqiri, Alisson, Fabinho and Naby Keita last summer at a cost of £163million, which has seen the Reds finish second in the Premier League with a Champions League final to look forward to on June 1.

However, Ornstein doubts there will be major upheaval with only a couple of signings through the door in the summer window.

“The most settled team of the lot, they’re looking at continuity,” Ornstein told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“It will be a very settled summer for them, consolidation seems to be the name of the game, they’ve stockpiled well.

“They’ve essentially done their big shop and they don’t see the need to daily shops and to improve their squad they feel it would take astronomical spending.

“They’re looking at one or a maximum of two signings unless there’s an injury or a player that wants out like Philippe Coutinho.”

On specific areas of the field Liverpool are looking to strengthen, Ornstein added: “At left-back they need cover, that’s they key area, with Alberto Moreno and Nathaniel Clyne leaving.

“They want a young player who can grow into the role or someone versatile.

“They also want a possible attacker to replace Daniel Sturridge if he leaves but once again it won’t be a No 9. It will be a versatile attacker.

“Jurgen Klopp loves the predator that he feels Rhian Brewster is, so he would feature and Divock Origi will stay.”

 

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