Liverpool have made a number of changes to their midfield this summer.
Soccer statistics site TransferMarkt took to social media on Monday to reveal the Reds’ midfield signings. The Reds have sold seven midfielders this summer. Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner, Artur Melo, and Fabio Carvalho left.
Liverpool were disappointing last season. It was their worst season under Klopp. Klopp has sent Liverpool to the UEFA Champions League (UCL) every season. This season, however, they finished fifth in the league and headed to the UEFA Europa League (UEL). Cup competitions were also disappointing. The UCL ended in the round of 16 and the FA Cup in the round of 32.
The Reds struggled in the early part of the season, leading to talk of a seventh-year jinx for Klopp. They dropped to 16th in the standings, but the Reds and Klopp refused to give up. Over time, they regained their form and were in contention for a UCL ticket at the end of the season. Eventually, they rebounded and finished the season in fifth place.
Liverpool used this transfer window to strengthen their midfield. One of the most criticized areas of the Reds last season was their midfield. The aging of their existing midfield resources affected their performance. They ended up using Trent Alexander-Arnold in the middle.
After the departure of longtime midfield stalwarts Fabinho and Milner Henderson, the Reds quickly sought a generational change in the middle of the park with the signings of Alexis Sanchez and Dominic Sobocsler. However, the search for a defensive midfielder became more difficult.
The Reds wanted Romeo Rabia, but the transfer fee was a sticking point. That’s when the Reds turned their attention to Moises Caicedo. The Reds were ready to spend £110 million to sign him. But there was a twist. In the end, Liverpool lost out on Caido, as he only wanted to join Chelsea. They even lost Rabia to Chelsea.
With the season just around the corner, Liverpool signed Wataru Endo. Endo is a defensive midfielder, but he can also play center back or on the 안전놀이터 flanks if necessary. His defensive abilities are excellent. He’s not very tall, but his balance allows him to compete with his opponents. The Japanese player also has the ability to distribute the ball from the back to free up the midfield. Liverpool’s reasons for signing him were clear.
The Reds brought in another midfielder, Ryan Hrabenberg, after the opening day. With the midfield reinforcements, the Reds are unbeaten since the start of the season. It’s been a messy start, with two sending-offs in as many games, but the Reds have been led by the likes of Mohamed Salah and Darwin Núñez. The Reds sit in third place with three wins and a draw.