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3 players Liverpool should look to sign pre-contract deals with in January

3 players Liverpool should look to sign pre-contract deals with in January

Liverpool are one of several clubs with a reputation for smart business, with deals for Andy Robertson, Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum the boss among the reasons why. They are known to have resisted transfer fees they deemed too high, and a certain German forward is now plying his trade at Chelsea despite apparently being ready to sign for the Merseyside team.

As such, if players who could improve the team were available to agree to prior contracts in January, Jurgen Klopp’s team would almost certainly seize the opportunity.

101 take a look at three players who could be a good fit.

1. Franck Kessie

First is a man who has already been linked to a move to Merseyside next summer, in the form of AC Milan’s Franck Kessie. The Ivorian midfielder is valued at £ 49.5 million by Transfermarkt, but that doesn’t do his skills justice.

A willing running back, Kessie excels at getting the ball back and turning defense into offense, though her work could be improved later. Of his 14 goals last season, 12 were from the penalty spot, showing that perhaps he could work on his goals from open play.

At just 24 years old, Kessie is believed to have turned down a new deal in Milan, but Liverpool are more than capable of stepping in and offering the € 8m salary he’s seeking. In turn, Kessie could become a key addition to the Reds’ midfield.

While Liverpool is unlikely to be the most financially attractive option in January, if they could hire Kessie, it would be a very canny move.

2. Ousmane Dembele

Something like a wild card is the Barcelona player Ousmane Dembélé. The injury has decimated the Frenchman’s career in Spain, and this summer he will not have a contract. At just 24 years old, he would make a fun addition to Liverpool’s front row.

There are two main reasons this signing could prove to be a masterstroke. On the one hand, it solves the main problem in Liverpool’s front row, which is the decrease in quality between the first eleven and the rest. Of course, Mohamed Salah is largely in a class of his own, but finding a more capable cover than Divock Origi for the Egyptian shouldn’t be too difficult, with Dembélé able to cover both flanks.

Secondly, it would be easier to control his physical condition, since Dembélé would not have to play every game. He could rotate with Jota, Salah and Mane in the wide bunks, where he could see the best of him get out without the injuries that seem to haunt him in Barcelona.

A free 24-year-old is usually a no-brainer, but in Dembélé’s case, it should be one the club looks to do as soon as the transfer window opens.

3. Boubacar Kamara

Last on this list is Boubacar Kamara. Looking for a player who can rotate with Fabinho at the base of midfield, Liverpool may find their man in the 21-year-old Marseille. The young man turned down the opportunity to sign a new contract in early summer, paving the way for a free departure in 2022.

Of course, Kamara would not be at the same level as Fabinho, at least immediately, but at 21 he would have plenty of time to perfect his craft in the shadow of the Brazilian. It would also help the Merseyside squad regenerate their squad, with an aging midfield only a problem area.

Fixing that area without paying a transfer fee could prove to be a masterstroke.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea Football Club 7 12 sixteen
2 Liverpool FC 7 eleven fifteen
3 Manchester city 7 eleven 14
4 United manchester 7 8 14
5 Everton FC 7 5 14
6 Brighton and Hove Albion 7 3 14
7 Brentford fc 7 4 12
8 Tottenham Hotspur 7 -4 12
9 West Ham United 7 4 eleven
10 Aston Villa 7 1 10
eleven Arsenal FC 7 -5 10
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 7 -1 9
13 Leicester City 7 -3 8
14 crystal Palace 7 -3 7
fifteen Watford FC 7 -3 7
sixteen Leeds United 7 -7 6
17 Southampton FC 7 -5 4
18 FC Burnley 7 -6 3
19 Newcastle united 7 -8 3
twenty Norwich city 7 -14 1
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 6
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 5
Fernandes, Bruno United manchester 4
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton and Hove Albion 4
Sarr, Ismael Watford FC 4
Townsend, Andros Everton FC 3
Benrahma said West Ham United 3
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3
Ronaldo, Cristiano United manchester 3
Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea Football Club 3
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 3
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 3
Hwang, Hee-chan Wolverhampton Wanderers 3
Raphinha Leeds United 3
Greenwood, Mason United manchester 3
Doucoure, Abdoulaye Everton FC 2
Jesus, Gabriel Manchester city 2

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