Liverpool’s transfer business for this summer is seemingly all done and dusted, but the potential for next year is already on people’s minds.
Jurgen Klopp has already moved to bring Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho and – providing a medical all goes to plan – Calvin Ramsay to Anfield this summer. It will also be a busy summer for outgoings, too.
Sadio Mane is set to leave for Bayern Munich, after the two clubs agreed a £35m deal. Reds stars Takumi Minamino, Neco Williams, Nat Phillips and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could all also depart before next season.
Anfield insiders expect Ramsay’s arrival to conclude Liverpool’s incoming summer business, with the club feeling that by signing the defender, Nunez and Carvalho, they have signed exactly what they felt they needed and wanted. A new midfielder is currently the Reds’ transfer priority for summer 2023, with Jude Bellingham known to be of interest , with club sources insisting that outgoings will not alter that stance as things stand.
According to a report in The Mirror, Klopp has already instructed Ward on what he wants from a new midfielder. It has been said that the German has told Liverpool’s new sporting director that he wants a “young, multi-functional operator with technique and athleticism in equal abundance” to arrive next summer.
The report then goes on to say that, after discussions with Klopp, Ward’s brief is to make sure his club are in pole position to do the business next year This led to talk about Liverpool’s interest in Bellingham, with Klopp and co certainly fans of the 18-year-old.
After losing Erling Haaland for just £51m with his release clause, Borussia Dortmund will want to get maximum value from their young talent. He still has three years left on his contract, with a World Cup looming, his market value could increase many fold over the next 12 months.