Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is HIGHLY LIKELY to expand his midfield before the deadline

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp appears to have finished transfer plans to bolster his midfield ahead of Thursday’s deadline – as the Reds believe they have no Champions League-caliber players available to improve their starting XI

  • Jurgen Klopp hoped to sign a new midfielder before the deadline
  • Liverpool are currently suffering from a crisis in the middle of the park
  • However, none of the desired transfer destinations are immediately available
  • Frenkie de Jong and Moises Caicedo have both been linked in recent days

Liverpool are highly unlikely to add to their squad before the end of the transfer window, despite Jurgen Klopp’s wish to sign a new midfielder.

The Reds want a Champions League set piece straight into their starting XI, but nobody who fits that profile is immediately available.

However, Frenkie de Jong, Moises Caicedo and Sander Berge have all been linked with moves to Anfield in recent days sports mail understands that there is little truth to these rumors.

Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to fulfill his wish to sign a new midfielder before Thursday's deadline

Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to fulfill his wish to sign a new midfielder before Thursday’s deadline

Jude Bellingham is Klopp’s No 1 target but Liverpool have accepted they need to make a deal for the England international next summer as he wants to stay at Borussia Dortmund for one more season.

Klopp long insisted the club’s transfer deal was “done” before reversing that view as a midfield crisis loomed at Anfield.

Thiago Alcantara, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all currently absent injured, while Jordan Henderson (32) and James Milner (36) are struggling to perform at the highest level as expected as their age catches up with them.

Liverpool’s 9-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday, when Fabinho replaced Milner in the starting XI, was their first league win of the season after taking just two points from their first three games.

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has been linked with a move to Anfield

The Reds are also said to be interested in Brighton star Moises Caicedo

Frenkie de Jong and Moises Caicedo have been linked with a move to Liverpool in recent days

Jordan Henderson, 32, and James Milner, 36, have struggled so far this season

Jordan Henderson, 32, and James Milner, 36, have struggled so far this season

But Klopp has made it clear that while he wants a new midfielder, he won’t sign one just for the sake of it and any new signing has to fit his team.

“I’m the one who said we don’t need a midfielder and you were alright and I was wrong,” the German said last week. “This is the situation. But the specific point doesn’t change – we’ll do something, but it has to be the right thing.

“Sometimes we actually work on these things all the time [a possible transfer is] too expensive, sometimes not the right player, sometimes the situation changes. We’re working and we’ll see if something will happen or not. I do not know.

“We’re looking and if it’s the right player we need him and if it’s not the right player we don’t need him. We will not change how we deal with the situation, so I have nothing to say to you at this moment. We will see.’

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Maureen Mackey

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