With the end of the transfer window in sight, there remains a slim chance that Liverpool could make some shocking moves before Deadline Day.
After signing Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig to bolster the defense and discovering Harvey Elliott as a central midfielder, the departure of Xherdan Shaqiri has left an attacking margin within the Reds’ roster.
While Liverpool’s famed front three, plus relatively new recruit Diogo Jota, have continued to shoot, the age profiles of the club’s forwards suggest a younger wide player could be next on sporting director Michael Edwards’s recruiting list.
Here are four options for which the club could make a late payment before the end of the month.
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Traoré would offer something different from Liverpool’s other forwards, with the Wolves winger’s unique skills that can help vary the Reds’ attacking approach.
His combination of fearsome pace and power has been honed by former boss Nuno Espirito Santo to such an extent that the ex-Barcelona academy graduate has become a mainstay of the Spanish national team’s set-up, representing Luis Enrique’s side at Euro 2020.
Although the 25-year-old’s form declined last season, he registered 18 combined goals and assists in all competitions in the 2019-20 season as the West Midlands club reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
Traore was previously a target for the Reds, but is linked Back at the club this summer and Jurgen Klopp could see Traore as an ideal Plan B should Liverpool find an alternative way to occupy the opposition defence.
The Danish midfielder was one of the standout players at Euro 2020 as the Sampdoria man put himself on the radar at every elite club, with Liverpool Reportedly Amongst them.
At 21, Damsgaard is the youngest player on this list, but also the most versatile. Under the tutelage of Claudio Ranieri, he held positions on both wings, midfield, attacking midfielder and second striker last season.
Despite scoring just two goals and four assists in his Serie A debut following a transfer from Nordsjaelland, his early international record for Denmark suggests his talent has a potentially high ceiling.
With four goals and four assists in his first eight caps, Damsgaard’s promise, mixed with his tactical flexibility, means he’s a player the Reds may want to recruit early before his value skyrockets.
Ibrahima Konate is the only signing Liverpool have made this summer.
The window closes in less than a week with many big deals still in the pipeline.
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The Spaniard looks set to be away from Atletico Madrid all summer but could still be a viable option for Jurgen Klopp.
While not quite a wide striker, the 26-year-old offers an attacking lead from midfield, an area where supporters have been calling for reinforcements following Gini Wijnaldum’s move to PSG.
With Atletico Madrid recruiting Rodrigo de Paul to play alongside Koke in midfield and recently signing Brazilian winger Matheus Cunha from Hertha Berlin; the current La Liga champions would consider a loan for the Spain international, according to reports , despite signing a nine-year contract in 2017.
With another dimension and proven quality that would complement Reds’ midfield, Saul could be the difference giving Jurgen Klopp’s team an edge over their rivals.
A well-known name for Liverpool fans, after it was announced last month that the West Ham winger was on the… club’s radar as a potential transfer target.
Bowen was a key figure as the Hammers secured a spot in the Europa League last season and a transfer for the 24-year-old would be a similar type of contract for Jota van Wolves. Both had previously proven themselves in the Premier League, but Jurgen Klopp has since reached a new level within the Portuguese attacker.
Having racked up eight goals and five assists last year, Bowen showed consistency as he established himself in life on the top flight, following his £25million move from Hull in January 2020. At the championship level, Bowen showed he was a deadly finisher , when he fired in 52 goals for the Tigers over three seasons.
However, as he has already moved for a significant amount and his contract runs until 2025, the Reds would have to pay more than they would like to evict him from the London Stadium.