Liverpool are looking to strengthen their squad with the signing of Swiss star Granit Xhaka during the January transfer window
Jurgen Klopp’s unbeaten start to life as manager of Liverpool was brought to a crashing halt after the Reds’ suffered a disappointing 2-1 defeat at home to the hands of Crystal Palace last weekend.
While too much cannot be read into a single defeat, the poor performance showed that only the arrival of Klopp is unlikely to automatically turn Liverpool into a contender for the Champions League place and that the Reds need to strengthen their side in order to be able to claim the elusive 4th place in the table.
Klopp has insisted that he will look to give the current crop of players at his disposal a chance before splashing the cash in the transfer market but the German manager is said to be already identifying potential targets.
Strengthening the midfield will be of paramount importance for Klopp, especially with flop Joe Allen set to be offloaded and now Winner Sports can exclusively reveal that the 48-year old is considering making a move for Borussia Monchengladbach star Granit Xhaka.
Xhaka has emerged as one of the finest midfielders in Europe after joining Monchengladbach back in 2012 from FC Basel and at just 23; many expect the Swiss international to get even better during the coming years.
With Xhaka accruing so much experience at such a young age, it has been no surprise to see a host of clubs courting the services of the midfielder and reports had recently claimed that Arsenal were monitoring the youngster.
Now Winner Sports has understood that even Liverpool have joined in the hunt for Xhaka and to steal a march on Arsenal in the race to sign the Switzerland star, the Reds are planning to make a £20million bid for the 23-year old in January.
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