It may sound strange to ask the question, but is there any way this Liverpool FC team can improve? The Reds are on their way to winning the Premier League title in 2020 and end a 30-year wait to be crowned the best team in England. And they are ready to do it in style.
At the time of writing, Liverpool is astonishing 22 points clear that Manchester City has played 25 Premier League matches. If they keep up with their current pace, they will set a new Premier League points record, one season after registering the third highest Premier League points of all time; the same season in which they were crowned champions of Europe.
This time, most Premier League fans again expected a close fight between Jurgen Klopp and last season's Manchester City champion. But Liverpool has improved to a new level, so most experts and bookmakers are not wary. Actually, many major brands such as the William Hill gambling markets were influenced by the superior shape of the team and the Premier League, the most competitive domestic tournament in European football, has turned into a procession.
Under these circumstances, it seems absurd to talk about improving the champions that will soon be. But in top-flight football no one can afford to stand still, and Klopp's relentless drive to produce the best possible team will ensure that Liverpool does not leave a stone undisturbed because they want to continue their dominance of English football , and maybe even want to replicate their legacy from the seventies and eighties.
So how can this be achieved? Before there is any reinforcement or improvement, it must be ensured that the big names stay with the club. Keeping their stars is a priority because there are many clubs in Europe that would like to catch Virgil van Dijk, Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane, not to mention rising stars such as Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson.
Most major name players are signed up to 2023 or 2024, but that doesn't mean they can't be convinced by the prospect of a new challenge, even if it would limit the number of clubs that could afford it from their contracts. They will have to make contract decisions about the Adam Lallana, Georginio Wijnaldum and Adrian types, whose current deals will expire this summer or in 2021, but they may be replaced by better options.
So what can those options be? Liverpool has a good reputation for transfer operations and the club usually does good business by signing players from relegated clubs but few players would add anything new to the existing line-up, especially in the front.
One of those players is Kylian Mbappe. The world cup winner, rated as & # 39; the world's most exciting offensive talent, would easily fall into the front three of Liverpool, either as a substitute for Mane or Salah, and Mbappe is publicly praised for Liverpool's way of playing. But it is unlikely that Mbappe will be a target unless Mane or Salah are on their way, as none of the trio would be willing to play the second violin.
It is therefore more likely that any additional recruitment is focused on adding elements that the team currently misses. An out-and-out goals striker center forward, such as Timo Werner, the striker from Leipzig and Germany, would be an interesting option, either as a replacement or alternative to Roberto Firmino. A still intriguing signature would be the former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, who left Anfield early in Klopp & # 39; s tenure and became Bayern Munich via Barcelona.
Of the three, Werner remains the most likely addition, but there is also room for strengthening the engine room of the team in midfield, where a touch of creativity and ball retention could add a new dimension to the team, especially in Europe. A talented young midfielder Kai Havertz, one possibility, along with Harry Wilson from Bournemouth and Hakan Calhanoglu in Milan, are all viable goals, since Klopp wants to continue the evolution and dominance of his team.