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Liverpool might have gotten £142m from the sale of their star player Philippe Coutinho but that money has to be invested to make the side much better.

We did sign Virgil van Dijk before the Coutinho money came in but if we have plans to make it to the top of the Premier League there are a number of areas we need to strengthen according to a number of pundits.

Naby Keita is one player that will join us in the summer and Thomas Lemar has been linked with a move to Anfield. But we will need another signing for the midfield as Emre Can is expected to leave on a free transfer to Juventus.

That is exactly what Danny Murphy was saying. He was quoted by the Sport Review,

“He [Klopp] is letting Emre Can go at the end of the season. Liverpool need a powerful presence and a creator. There is always a leader, someone you can hang your hat on at Liverpool.”

We do need leadership to come into the heart of the midfield but Phil Thompson believes that we should add more quality to the defence, something we did solve a bit by getting Van Dijk.

“I’ve said all along the defence is the important area which needs addressing,” he told Sky Sports.

“I don’t think Van Dijk will solve it on his own so another centre-back, who is a real leader, and a top-class goalkeeper are required, but I don’t think they will happen in January as it has to be the right players.”

There was more advice for us coming in from Christian Purslow who suggests we need to get an upgrade on Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet, a position we have struggled with this season.

“The obvious need is for a world-class goalkeeper,” he said to Sky Sports. “If there is one thing I’d like the [Coutinho] money to go on, it would be a world-class goalkeeper.”

The money is there for the club to spend big and hopefully, they fix a number of problems that we have. With Jurgen Klopp playing an active role in our transfers, we should be able to get better in the coming season, even if we cannot get a player of Coutinho’s standard.

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Blow for Liverpool as Chelsea look set to seal £60million deal for Bundesliga star

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Chelsea are set to win the race for Borussia Dortmund sensation Christian Pulisic, according to reports from the Daily Mail (h/t Metro).

The 20-year-old American has been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United in recent weeks, but the report claims the winger wants to join Chelsea.

The report adds that Jurgen Klopp has been trying to sign Pulisic for a number of years, but Chelsea could announce a summer deal for the American in the coming month.

The American has been one of the most exciting players in the Bundesliga for a couple of years, and losing him to Chelsea would be a huge blow.

Christian Pulisic

The report adds that the American wants to leave in the summer and that Dortmund want to cash in on the player. The fee for the youngster has not been decided between Chelsea and the Bundesliga side, but the report claims it is around £60million.

Pulisic has somewhat been overshadowed by the form of Jadon Sancho as the English youngster has helped Dortmund to an unbeaten start in the Bundesliga.

The youngster is used more as a substitute these days in the Bundesliga by Dortmund and a fresh challenge will do him some good.

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The 20-year-old would be an excellent signing for us as he has the potential to be one of the best in the world.

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“This one is definitely the answer” – Former Tottenham boss claims this Liverpool star is the signing of the season

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Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood shared his opinion on who the best signing has been in the Premier League this season.

The Englishman went for a goalkeeper and named Alisson while discussing the signings with Robbie Savage on BT Sport (h/t Express):

“They needed to fix a problem they had, and a goalkeeper was obviously a problem for Liverpool.

“They’ve tried to sign goalkeepers in the past and it hasn’t been the answer – this one is definitely the answer.

“He’s outstanding on his feet, he sets the moves off very quickly but most importantly, he keeps the ball out the net. He makes big saves at the right time.

“He has quiet periods in games then he makes a huge save – and that is, for me, a tell-tale sign of a world class goalie.”

Alisson

Alisson has made several top quality saves since joining Liverpool. The one against Eden Hazard vs Chelsea, the point-blank save off Andre Gomes in the Merseyside derby and his latest was the incredible last-minute save in the Napoli tie.

Sherwood talked up that save in the Champions League and claimed it was Peter Schmeichel-esque. The Englishman also claimed that the Brazilian would have saved the Demba Ba goal during that incredible 2013-14 season where we missed the title.

“You can’t win zero without a good goalkeeper. Right now, Liverpool, they haven’t got the best but they’re right up there with the top three keepers in the Premier League.”

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The former AS Roma keeper has conceded just 7 goals from 17 Premier League games, and it will be interesting to see if he can keep more clean sheets in the remainder of the campaign.

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“Dont know where he goes from here now” – Some Liverpool fans concerned about youngster returning from loan deal

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Ovie Ejaria is set to return to Liverpool and end his loan spell with Rangers early. The club released a statement regarding the 21-year-old who scored two goals in 28 games for Steven Gerrard’s side. The release added this was the best move for all involved.

“However, following discussions between the two clubs, as well as Ejaria and his family, it has been determined an early return to the Reds is in the best interests of all parties concerned.”

The release thanked the Scottish giants for helping the 21-year-old Englishman, and it will be interesting to see what the next step for the youngster would be.

Ejaria is one of the highly rated players in our youth system but for some reason, things just did not work out for him at Rangers.

We have another star on loan at Rangers in Ryan Kent, and the winger has been doing pretty well at the club. Many Liverpool fans chipped in with their thoughts regarding the return of Ejaria, and here are some reactions from Twitter.

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