Liverpool transfer plan emerges with three players failing to convince Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool: Klopp's men are 'on their way down'

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Liverpool have already drawn up plans to sign at least one attacker this summer, according to reports. Jurgen Klopp’s side have run out of steam this season in dramatic fashion with the Reds languishing in eighth ahead of tonight’s fixture against Wolves.

League leaders Manchester City already hold a 28-point lead over Liverpool in the table with the Reds now facing a battle to finish inside the top four.

Securing Champions League football has always been a top priority for teams hoping to challenge for titles due to the financial benefits the European competition brings.

Clubs who regularly qualify for the Champions League often have the biggest budget in the transfer window to target who they want in the transfer market.

And that’s been the case at Liverpool for several years now, with owners FSG being relatively stringent in the market compared to the likes of City and Chelsea.

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Liverpool have largely focussed on player sales to raise funds and reinvest in the squad with Michael Edwards earning praise for his dealings in the market.

Diogo Jota proved to be an instant hit at Anfield after joining from Wolves, scoring nine goals in just 17 matches in all competitions before his knee injury in December.

His prowess in front of goal was something Liverpool had been missing in recent years despite their success.

Jota was the first forward at Anfield to truly challenge for a starting place over Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.


But Klopp wants more fire power next season and Goal claims that another attacker is a top priority this summer.

And it is claimed that Liverpool will look to sign another forward regardless of whether they finish in the top four or not.

The report suggests that players such as Divock Origi, Xherdan Shaqiri and Takumi Minamino have failed to prove themselves to Klopp.

Origi is being strongly linked with a move away from Anfield having failed to score in the Premier League this season.

Shaqiri has seen plenty of football off the bench for Liverpool this season, but he too is yet to find the net in the league.

Minamino meanwhile was loaned out to Southampton in January with Klopp keen to give the Japan international regular minutes elsewhere.

He made an impressive start to life on the south coast with two goals in three games, but Southampton have been in poor form since his arrival with Ralph Hassenhuttl coming under increasing pressure.

Southampton had reportedly been keen to push for an option to buy Minamino in the loan agreement, but Liverpool rejected that proposal suggesting that Klopp still values the versatile forward.

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