Once again, the Reds’ midfield weakness and lack of depth in the attack were on display as they failed to dominate the Red Devils and lost.
News – Liverpool tipped to secure the signing of £278,000 a week star
On a priority basis, Liverpool must move in to reinforce the midfield before the closure of the summer transfer window next week. An Algerian international is in the focus and Liverpool is preparing for the right time to sign him.
According to La Gazzetta Dello Sport (news image provided below), the Merseysiders have been looking at Ismael Bennacer for quite some time.
The Italian news source has mentioned that the Reds and Man City are huge admirers of the 24-year-old midfielder, who was a key member of AC Milan’s Scudetto winning side last term.
Gazzetta claim Liverpool is studying the opportunity to sign the African if the Rossoneri take too long to extend his contract, which is due to expire in 2024.
It is reported that the player’s current deal at the San Siro has a release clause of £42.2million but Milan is making sure that in this transfer window, no one will be able to sign him.
Bennacer was undoubtedly the greatest player for the Serie A winners over the weekend, scoring a stunning goal to assist his team grab a point against Atalanta.
Attacking midfielders such as Thiago, Curtis Jones, and Oxlade-Chamberlain are being treated at Anfield. Milner and Henderson aren’t very inventive, Kieta is still prone to injury, and Elliott doesn’t appear to be ready.
Even Fabinho has been out of form, to the point where Klopp had to start him on the bench against Manchester United. As a result, Liverpool should move quickly to sign a top midfielder or risk missing out on a Premier League title challenge.