Liverpool could 'jump into the market' for key signing at Anfield

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Liverpool could dip back into the market to sign a midfielder, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

The Reds have already brought in ex-Fulham youngster Fabio Carvalho and Darwin Nunez this window, but they’re yet to bolster their midfield ranks.

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Unlike the previous four seasons, when they’ve taken three points on the opening day, Liverpool were held to a 2-2 draw at Fulham on Saturday as they made a disappointing start to the campaign in more ways than one.

GiveMeSport Transfer Update With Dean Jones
GiveMeSport Transfer Update With Dean Jones

Jurgen Klopp described his side’s performance at Craven Cottage as ‘rubbish’ and ‘nowhere near good enough’ as the Reds trailed twice and needed second-half goals from Nunez and Mohamed Salah to rescue a point.

That all came after Thiago Alcantara came off with a hamstring problem, and adds to Klopp’s midfield woes, with Curtis Jones, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain already sidelined.

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According to The Athletic, the Spain international could miss up to six weeks, which would see him sit out seven Premier League games and the start of the Champions League group stage.

As a result, Liverpool might have just three fit central midfielders ahead of their first home game of the season against Crystal Palace on Monday, and Jones hinted that Klopp might consider targeting another.

What did Jones say about Liverpool?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “It was an interesting set up they used against Fulham, because they’re all very good midfielders, but they weren’t the sort of midfielders that take the game to you.

“So, I do wonder if Liverpool jump back into the market, if it is for somebody in that area, although you have to consider they’ve got players like Harvey Elliott, who will play more of a role this season, so they might feel like they’ve already got the depth there.”

What are Liverpool’s current midfield options?

With Alcantara facing a long spell on the sidelines, Klopp’s midfield options are suddenly looking extremely limited.

The other two that started against Fulham were Fabinho and Jordan Henderson, with 36-year-old James Milner potentially in line for a run in the side following the Spaniard’s setback.

Teenager Harvey Elliott has also played centrally during his career, but his lack of experience means he’s unlikely to get the nod ahead of someone like Milner.

Jones and Oxlade-Chamberlain aren’t expected to return any time soon, but in better news, Keita could return to training this week after missing the Fulham clash through illness.

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