According to Rudy Galetti, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is keen on signing Mikel Merino to solve the club’s midfield issues this transfer season. Even if the interest tempts the Real Sociedad star, the Reds will have to arrange a transfer with the Spanish club.
Jurgen Klopp is still looking to find the correct midfielder balance for Liverpool. The Merseysiders have had a lot of trouble in the centre sections. This season is not over for Jurgen Klopp; he still has time to find the correct recipe and combination.
The most pressing issue for the coach and the fans is Fabinho’s decline in performance. A few months ago, the Brazilian’s ability to will and skillfully manage games was well regarded. The defence has been left wide open on several occasions due to the defensive midfielder’s failure to exert authority.
Klopp needs that midfielder in this window if Liverpool is to have any chance of finishing in the top four. It will give new life to his thoughts and provide depth to the rest of the season. Mikel Merino, a Spanish midfielder who is 26 years old, is the most recent name to surface in media reports.
Fulham’s Joao Palhinha is a player Klopp allegedly has his eye on. Considering the Portuguese star has just been in the country since the summer, a move might become difficult. Not only that, but the Cottagers will want a hefty sum of money for a player who has developed into an integral cog in Marco Silva’s system.
Yunus Musah of Valencia has been mentioned, but his price tag may prevent him from signing with the club. However, Merino is a seasoned veteran with the knowledge necessary to fill the position Klopp is looking for. The 26-year-old Spanish midfielder may now be within reach financially, but Sociedad will still expect a big transfer price.
At one point, Premier League showed intense interest in signing Merino. As expected, Manchester City was at the top of the pack. Liverpool’s participation in the search might change Merino’s mind after they previously showed little interest. This month’s transfer still hasn’t been confirmed, but it’s conceivable.