Liverpool find themselves in supreme form right now. The Reds are unbeaten in 15 games – a run which includes 12 wins – and are looking like genuine title contenders, even though Chelsea remain favourites with Ladbrokes.
However, there is always room for improvement, so Harry Hogg has named four LFC January transfer targets who could strengthen Jurgen Klopp’s side as they bid to bring the Premier League trophy to Merseyside for the first time ever.
BY HARRY HOGG
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Jetro Willems – left-back, 22, at PSV Eindhoven
The obvious concern for many Reds fans this season has been the lack of quality at left-back. Although James Milner has done an excellent job in the earlier period of the season, it is unlikely that Klopp sees him as a long-term fix.
Therefore, PSV star Jetro Willems could be the answer and, at the age of 22, would provide a long-term solution. The Dutchman is already a permanent fixture in the Netherlands side and possesses incredible pace and an engine which would fit Klopp’s relentless pressing style of play. More importantly, the full-back is solid defensively and would be a definite improvement on Alberto Moreno.
Mahmoud Dahoud – central midfield, 20, at Borussia Mönchengladbach
The 20-year-old German midfielder is one of the brightest young talents in European football and was reportedly wanted by the Reds in the summer. However, Dahoud has also attracted interest from the likes of PSG, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund.
Having become a key figure in the heart of the Borussia Mönchengladbach side, the German would provide great competition in the middle of the park. His ability to cover ground and offer protection to the back four would add a real sense of stability in the Liverpool midfield.
Neven Subotić – centre-back, 27, at Borussia Dortmund
A player Klopp knows well from his Dortmund days and one who would be a solid signing at the back for the Reds. At the age of 27, the German finds himself struggling for first-team football under Thomas Tuchel this season. Subotić expressed his desire to leave in the summer, but his proposed move to Middlesbrough fell through.
The centre-back is vastly experienced at the top level, winning two league titles with Dortmund, and could be easily persuaded to join up with his old boss at Anfield. With the increasing uncertainty over the future of Mamadou Sakho, Subotić would be a smart replacement.
Quincy Promes – winger, 24, at Spartak Moscow
With Sadio Mané due to join Senegal for the African Cup of Nations in January, Spartak Moscow winger Quincy Promes would be a perfect replacement for the Senegalese winger.
His pace and versatility to play anywhere across the front line would bolster Klopp’s options in forward positions. Promes has scored 36 goals in 71 appearances for the Russian outfit since joining them in 2014 and has attracted the interest many clubs in Europe.
Promes is said to be valued at around £25m.
It remains to be seen how many of these deals, if any, will go through.
And, indeed, Liverpool could realistically still finish anywhere from first to fifth.
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Liverpool are currently 10/3 third favourites to win the title this season, while Manchester City and Chelsea are the other main contenders, at 2/1 and 9/4 respectively.