Liverpool have been instructed by former defender Glen Johnson to think about signing Declan Rice or Nico Barella as an alternative of Borussia Dortmund ace Jude Bellingham.
The Reds are linked with a transfer for Bellingham however it’s reported that Dortmund are unwilling to promote this summer season having already let Erling Haaland be a part of Manchester Metropolis.
With the likes of Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara and James Milner all of their mid-to-late thirties, the Reds might want to replenish their inventory of midfielders in the end, particularly with doubts over the futures of the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita.
Jurgen Klopp held an curiosity in signing French 21-year-old Aurelien Tchouameni this summer season, however Actual Madrid ultimately secured his signature by agreeing to pay a price of round £85m to AS Monaco.
For Johnson, if Liverpool are going to enter the marketplace for a brand new midfielder, West ham United captain Rice must be on the prime of their purchasing checklist.
“Proper now I’d go for Declan Rice,” Johnson instructed GGRecon.
“In a few 12 months’s time, Jordan Henderson might do what Sadio Mane has executed and go away, I believe that Declan would match that position completely.”
“I do assume he could be a superb addition. To attain targets and seize assists isn’t straightforward, regardless of the very fact he hasn’t executed it within the Premier League.”
“When someone’s technically superb and might both rating or help a purpose usually, then you definitely don’t count on them to battle. The extra gamers on the pitch that may assist contribute in direction of a purpose is nice for the squad.”
Liverpool have already introduced in Fulham’s Fabio Carvalho and Benfica’s Darwin Nunez this summer season, and are extensively anticipated to have already accomplished their incoming switch enterprise.