Jurgen Klopp Is Still Looking To Add More Big Names To His Already Impressive Roster
Liverpool have certainly had an impressive start to the season, with 16 points from the first seven matches, but apparently, Jurgen Klopp is still looking to add more big names to his already impressive roster.
The German coach has identified Athletic Bilbao’s Inaki Williams as a potential target for the upcoming transfer window, in the hopes that he will solve his side’s lack of quality in the center forward position. The 22-year-old striker is out to impress potential suitors with a string of eye-catching performances for the Basque side. It seems to be working, as Williams is already attracting the interest of big clubs, including Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals Everton.
According to Don Balon, both teams are ready to battle it out for the signature of the much-coveted prospect with Liverpool being Williams’ preferred team. Klopp already has Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Danny Ings at his disposal but so far he’s opted to play Roberto Firmino in many of the games this season, with various degrees of success. This might indicate lack of faith in his current options on the bench, which would explain his decision to look for another high-quality striker.
Williams might not yet be a fully-established international, but he’s already played for Spain’s senior team. He made his international debut earlier this year and has never looked back since. The striker, who found the back of the net eight times in the league last year, is yet to score for his national team. Nonetheless, both Del Bosque and Klopp see him as a player with huge potential, with the latter ready to gamble more than a couple dozen million for a chance to unearth the next superstar.
In other news, Steven Gerrard is looking to return to the Premier League after his contract with LA Galaxy expires. Is a return to Merseyside on the cards for the veteran? It remains to be seen. The Liverpool legend played down rumors of a potential return to his former club, saying that he hasn’t even decided whether he’s going to retire or not.
“I’m wondering whether I should play on for a little bit longer or whether I should call it a day. I haven’t 100 per cent decided on that yet,” Gerrard said. “I still enjoy playing. I still love coming into training, I still love competing, so if I can carry on and there are opportunities to stay here or go somewhere else for another six months or 12 months then I’ll consider it.” “But if nothing comes up I’ll try and fly through the coaching badges and see what happens down that road.”
One Liverpool player that’s enjoying life at Anfield is Adam Lallana. The midfielder, who picked up a groin injury recently, has had a fantastic start to the season for the reds this year and will be gutted to miss England’s qualifiers. He’s been nothing short of fantastic this season, scoring three goals in six appearances, and will be looking to return to the field as soon as possible. Daniel Sturridge, who has been struggling for form this year, will replace him in the England team.