Liverpool are prepared to wait until 2023 to address their biggest weakness as the club won't be held to ransom over the signing of a midfielder.
This week the Reds confirmed a potential club-record deal for Uruguayan starlet Darwin Nunez, for a fee that could rise to £85million. The former Benfica ace has penned a long-term contract at Anfield and will immediately slot into one of the forward positions soon to be vacated by Sadio Mane – who seems destined to join Bayern Munich.
The African forward has already stated his intention to leave Merseyside this summer, claiming he would do what the Senegalese people want and Jurgen Klopp has wasted no time in securing his replacement.
The Champions League finalists are also close to sealing their third transfer of the summer, with Aberdeen right-back Calvin Ramsay set to join on a £4m deal. The Times report Ramsay will put pen to paper on a five-year contract and provide competition to Trent Alexander-Arnold and Neco Williams at right-back.
The 18-year-old will join fellow teenager Fabio Carvalho, who joined from newly-promoted Fulham at the start of the window for £5m. However, the deal for Ramsay is expected to be Liverpool's last of the window.
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Boss Klopp is insisting on a settled squad for the start of the new campaign – which will kick off against Fulham on August 6th – and the Reds are not planning for any new arrivals The report states Liverpool are not expecting any further outgoings and their transfer stance will not change if any players do head out the exit door.
The news has not gone down well with fans on social media who have claimed the Reds need to address their "biggest weakness" this summer – a midfield deemed lacking in creativity and goals by some supporters, with questions marks remaining over the injury records of Thiago Alcantara and Naby Keita in particular.
"1 big attacker in, 1 big attacker out. Backup RB. Main weakness in the XI not addressed. When you're competing with a team as good and excessively funded as Man City then it's about improving wherever you can. Not even much investment required to address just that one position," posted one enraged supporter.
"FSG aren't serious, leaving Klopp short again, you told us the exact same about a midfielder last summer," stated another. While a third blasted: "The midfield was the reason we went to three finals and didn't score a goal and also lost the league but yeah let's go in to another season with the same lads that can't run. Unbelievable."
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