Liverpool: Romano reveals transfer plans

Liverpool have experienced a lot of upheaval and uncertainty since FSG announced they were interested in selling the club and now a reliable source has given an update on what is to be expected in the transfer market.

What’s the latest?

Italian journalist and transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has shared further details surrounding the news that Sporting Director Julian Ward will resign at the end of the season and how it will affect Liverpool’s business in the transfer windows ahead.

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Romano revealed to Caught Offside:

“There is important news, because Julian Ward has decided to leave Liverpool at the end of this season.

“It’s not just Julian Ward, it’s also Ian Graham, another key figure behind the scenes. The transfer team will change and there will be a lot of rebuilding, and a change of the structure.

“We know that Jurgen Klopp remains an important part of this project – he’s the man, he signed a new contract not so long ago, and he will continue at Liverpool.

“We will have to see how this changes what they do in the market, but they are likely to sign more than one midfielder because Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita could both leave.”

It’s much needed

There is no doubt that a refresh and rebuild in the centre of the pitch is much needed and Jurgen Klopp will need to evaluate his options when the transfer window reopens despite the drama behind the scenes at Anfield.

Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner are all set to be out of contract in June 2023, whilst skipper Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara are well into their 30s and at the latter stages of their careers. It is now becoming a matter of urgency to invest in the next generation of talent at the club, so this update is surely good news to hear.

Indeed, Liverpool have been linked on numerous occasions with many midfielders including Jude Bellingham, Declan Rice and Youri Tielemans over the last few months, but it remains to be seen if the owners will invest at the level needed to secure these signings due to their plans to part ways with the club in the future.

The Reds missed out on signing Aurelien Tchouameni early into the summer transfer window with Real Madrid stealing the talented young midfielder’s signature instead, and Klopp can not afford a similar scenario unfolding in the transfer windows ahead when approaching targets.

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With that being said, FSG’s intentions will become clear in the January transfer window as to whether they are committed to developing the team or if they have washed their hands with reinvestment, either way, the uncertainty at Liverpool is a cause for concern for supporters ahead of the second half of the season.