Liverpool remain interested in Borussia Monchengladbach’s Florian Neuhaus, according to Christian Falk, with negotiations appearing to have begun.
The Bundesliga journalist had responded to a claim from Sport1 reporter Florian Plettenberg claiming that talks have recently begun between the midfielder’s club and the Reds.
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) June 11, 2021
The departure of Gini Wijnaldum on a free – who has since joined up with Mauricio Pochettino at PSG – has prompted the need for a midfield replacement, particularly given the considerable loss of reliability in the middle of the park.
Given that the Dutch international missed less than 6% of Liverpool’s total number of league fixtures since he first joined Jurgen Klopp in 2016, it couldn’t be more clear that a failure to replace him would be on a par with the decision to not buy a new centre-back last summer.
Though an argument could be made that our midfield options are hardly slim with the likes of Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain waiting in the wings, we can hardly rely on Naby Keita or, to a certain extent, Jordan Henderson remaining fit for an entire season.
Injuries will inevitably be a part of our future campaigns; if we don’t find a new midfielder, we’ll be risking another season defined by injuries rather than trophy success.