Is Konate enough? Liverpool ‘don’t expect’ to make any deadline day signings
Liverpool’s summer window
Liverpool’s summer business did get off to a fantastic start.
After their centre-back woes in 2020/21, it was quite clear that Liverpool needed some more quality depth in that area.
And, the Reds would address this issue fairly quickly, confirming the signing of Ibrahima Konate on the 28th of May:
Accord Convenu ✅
We are delighted to have reached an agreement for the transfer of @IbrahimaKonate_ from @DieRotenBullen 🔴
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 28, 2021
The deal is said to have set Liverpool back a reported £35m, which seemed like some smart business given Konate’s potential and current ability.
However, outside of Konate, the Reds are yet to make a mover for a single first-team player.
Instead, the Merseysiders have focused on contract extensions and moving players on, either on loan or on a permanent basis.
So far, as per transfermarket, Harry Wilson, Taiwo Awoniyi, Xherdan Shaqiri, Mark Grujic, Ben Davies and Ben Woodburn have either been loaned or sold by Liverpool this summer.
Liverpool not expected to make any more signings
As far as further incomings go, though, it appears Liverpool are now done on that front.
As per a report from the Liverpool Echo on Tuesday, Liverpool fans look set to be left disappointed with club insiders confirming Liverpool don’t expect to make any deadline day signings.
If this proves to be the case, fans will no doubt wonder if Liverpool have enough to challenge for the Premier League and Champions League with their current squad.
Their main eleven is among the best in Europe, but there is an argument to be made that they could do with better depth, especially up top.
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are both expected to miss several games later in the campaign due to the African Cup of Nations.
This would leave Jurgen Klopp fairly light up top and likely relying on players such as Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino.
Will they be enough to keep Liverpool in the title race whilst star men Mane and Salah are away?
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