Change is underway at Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp enters his first full season after a massively successful run with Borussia Dortmund, and how he will replicate such a drastic turnaround this time in north England largely hinges on finding solutions in the transfer market.
Liverpool haven’t finished in the top five of the Premier League rankings in either of the past two seasons after placing second in 2013/14. Even worse, the Reds haven’t won a title this century.
Another middling finish calls for some restructuring, and the EUROs are the ideal place to search for answers.
Group E in particular has a slew of high quality players, mostly in the the Italy and Belgium squads. Let’s take a look at the FIVE stars from the grouping that Klopp should target this summer…
The Italian attacker paired with Gonzalo Higuain at Napoli this season, and Insigne helped Higuain break the Serie A scoring record. Liverpool need another playmaker alongside Daniel Sturridge, and Insigne’s pinpoint passing and blazing pace would fit nicely.
A hard-working midfielder, Florenzi could replace Joe Allen, who has fallen out of favor with Jurgen Klopp. Florenzi has experience in the midfield and in the backline, which speaks of his versatility.
The Tottenham defender was indispensable for the side last season, explaining why the Londoners will want to retain him. Liverpool need a commanding presence in the back, and the Belgian is one of the Premier League’s finest.
The Belgian’s disappointing 2015/16 season with Chelsea leaves his future at Stamford Bridge in limbo. Similarly, Simon Mignolet hasn’t validated the five-year deal he was given last season with quality goalkeeping. Perhaps Courtois, who allowed a Premier League low 32 goals two seasons ago, needs a change of scenery.
Lukaku was a star this season for Everton, and he has indicated he wants to leave for a more prominent squad after scoring 18 goals for the side. Liverpool need another quality goalscorer. The Reds should look at this Belgian striker to replace their current one, Christian Benteke.