Liverpool and Sevilla clashed in the Europa League final earlier this year, with the Spanish side coming out on top to lift the secondary European club trophy for a record-breaking time. Since then, however, both clubs have been extremely active in the transfer market, reinforcing their squads to try and make charges on their respective top fours.
Unai Emery’s departure from Sevilla has meant change has been rife and the loss of Kevin Gameiro sees the removal of their leading goalscorer. Meanwhile, Liverpool have clutched hold of their star players, as clubs eyed up moves for Philippe Coutinho and others throughout the earlier months of this summer.
Klopp’s side has been added to in the form of Karius, Matip and a few other acquisitions as the former Borussia Dortmund boss attempts to rejig his squad. Their aim, unquestionably, is to at least compete for a top four spot this coming season.
With more signings likely, we reckon Klopp should take a look at these THREE Sevilla stars…
As Alberto Moreno continues to leave fans and managers more worried than a left-back really should do, the rumours surrounding the position in Liverpool’s squad continue to grow.
Tremoulinas might not fit the younger profile of Liverpool’s recent signings, but the Frenchman would be a marked upgrade on the Moreno. The Spanish left-back still has time to improve, and mustn’t be discarded, but he needs replacing in the first XI if Liverpool are to develop any confidence in their defence.
Konoplyanka arrived at Sevilla last summer and endured a pretty disappointing first campaign in Spain. The flying Ukrainian winger only found the net a disappointing four times and struggled to hold his place in the side towards the end of the season, losing possession too often.
At his best, Konoplyanka is a dazzling winger who can find the net from the most unlikely of angles. Blessed with extreme pace, he would usually start from the left-hand-side and cut in more often than not.
Despite the signing of Sadio Mane, Liverpool still seem slightly short of natural width in the final third. Klopp should still see the central defence as his priority, but Konoplyanka at a reduced price might just be worth the punt.
Vitolo is a highly versatile winger or forward who would further add to Liverpool’s already deep attacking options. The Spaniard is comfortable from either wing – although he prefers the right – and started in 23 La Liga games last season.
Like with Konoplyanka, Vitolo would provide Liverpool with another more natural wide option and could be used as a wide playmaker, rather than a winger. Unafraid of the tackle, Vitolo would shuttle up and down the wing happily and has the eye for a pass to slide through one of Liverpool’s intelligent runners.
Sevilla would be keen to keep hold of a player of Vitolo’s calibre, for sure, but a move to Liverpool might just tempt the player.