5 players Liverpool should sign in summer 2019
Liverpool FC is currently one of the most exciting teams in Europe. From the lethal trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino in attack to Fabinho in midfield to Virgil van Dijk in defense and Alisson between the sticks - Liverpool has a backbone of world-class players.
Gone are the dark days when once Roy Hodgson said that Liverpool was not big enough to be in the relegation zone. Also gone are days when players would look to leave the club as soon as a "bigger" club came around.
Ever since the arrival of Jurgen Klopp, apart from Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool has not sold any of their main players and this has stabilized the club. The style of play has improved drastically and top-level players actually want to play for the shirt.
Players are not afraid to reject clubs like Real Madrid and PSG to play for Liverpool. Klopp has transformed the club to the European elite and the affirmation of the progress is in the fact that Liverpool is challenging for the Premier League title this season. Not to forget they reached the final of the Champions League final last season.
For all the praises about Liverpool's starting 11, their bench is not that strong. At least not as much as other European elites.
Here are 5 players Liverpool should look to sign in the summer to increase the squad quality:
#1 Timo Werner
The 22-year-old German international is one of the top targets for Liverpool this summer. The RB Leipzig forward has scored 11 goals in the 21 Bundesliga matches that he has played so far this season. That amounts to one goal in every 157 minutes.
One of the major advantages of having Timo Werner is his versatile style of play. He can play in all the three forward positions (on the left, on the right and through the middle). Also, the fact that attackers in Klopp’s system are flexible throughout a game makes Timo the perfect fit for Liverpool.
If all these reasons are not enough, there is also the matter of linking up with good friend Naby Keita at Liverpool. The duo was one of the best in Bundesliga in 2016/17 season which ultimately led Leipzig to finish runners up to eventual champions Bayern Munich.
Signing Werner would lessen the burden on Roberto Firmino. The other strikers in the team, Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi, are not really up to the standards of Liverpool and Werner would be a definite upgrade over them.