With Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino all entering the final two years of their contracts, the Liverpool front-line could soon be in need of some reinforcements
Jurgen Klopp’s spell as manager has yielded the Premier League title, the Champions League, and some of the most high-adrenaline, ferocious football ever seen in the Premier League era.
And with the club sitting in second position in the table, but on the exact same number of points, and with the same goal-difference, goals scored, and goals conceded as first place Chelsea, they do not appear to be going anywhere, anytime soon.
But, with Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Mohamed Salah all entering the final two years of their contract, the Reds may need a front-line refreshing very soon.
Mirror Football has taken a look at three potential bargains who should be considered by the Reds, if they decide to evolve their attacking unit.
However, the 25-year-old has struggled to carry on the momentum he generated during that glorious night in Cardiff.
Reports from Spanish outlet Cadena Ser have suggested Asensio could be open to leaving the Bernabeu if opportunities do not arise with the 13-time European Champions.
And with the Spaniard entering the final year of his contract next season, next summer would be Carlo Ancelotti’s side last chance to sell the right-winger.
If he decides his future should be elsewhere, Real could cash in on him to prevent him leaving on a free transfer in 2023.
That is where Liverpool could pounce, and with the classy wide midfielder could be a perfect option for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
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As well as being one of the most exciting wide forwards, Coman is also one of the most decorated players in the world.
With winners’ medals in the World Cup, Champions League, six Bundesliga titles, two Serie A titles, the Club World Cup, and many more, there are very few players around who have won as much as the Frenchman.
The 25-year-old is also looking for a new start, having already highlighted his desire to leave Bayern Munich, according to Spanish outlet AS.
Just like Asensio, he will also enter the final year of his deal next season, and unless the Bavarians are able to change his mind, Bayern will have to sell next season if they want to receive money for him.
Coman will have a queue of clubs wanting to sign him, but the Klopp effect is a very powerful thing.
He would also fit seamlessly into Liverpool’s attacking line, whether it was as a winger on either side, or even through the middle.
If new contracts with Mane, Firmino, or even Salah cannot be agreed, then there will be fewer better alternatives out there than the man who scored the winning goal in the 2020 Champions League final.
It is still hard to believe Barcelona paid Borussia Dortmund £126m for Ousmane Dembele after they sold Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain.
The French wide midfielder will likely walk away from the Nou Camp on a free transfer next season when his contract expires.
Barcelona’s precarious financial situation means it is very unlikely they will offer him a new deal.
Injuries, and the entrance of other huge signings such as Antoine Griezmann has seen Dembele shifted onto the Catalan periphery. However the departure of Griezmann could offer him a route back into the side.
But, at 24-years-old, he has plenty of time to recover and rediscover his devastating talent, and there are few better man managers than Klopp.
Dembele’s direct attacking style, ability to bamboozle defenders, before smashing past the goalkeeper, means he has every attribute to thrive within Klopp’s set-up.
And he would cost the Reds absolutely nothing in transfer fees; a rarity, especially for a World Cup winner who is yet to enter his peak years.
A fresh start could be exactly what is needed to re-find the dynamic winger’s form.