Liverpool’s Transfer Strategy: Not Putting All Their Eggs in One Basket
Liverpool have been known to be shrewd when it comes to transfers and they have a clear strategy when it comes to signing players. They do not put all their eggs in one basket and that has been the case with their midfield search.
Targeting Versatility and Availability
The Reds have been linked with a number of midfielders this summer, including Orkun Kokcu, Gabri Veiga, Khephren Thuram, Manu Kone and Ryan Gravenberch. Liverpool typically look for players who are versatile across midfield and have a certain amount of experience. Kokcu, for example, is 22 and has made 175 senior appearances. He is also versatile across midfield and is typically found on the left of midfield.
Alexis Mac Allister: Liverpool’s First Signing of the Summer
Liverpool wasted little time securing Alexis Mac Allister‘s signature, the first of what many hope to be a handful of signings this summer. The Reds were reportedly “quite close” to making a move for Turkish midfielder Orkun Kokcu, but they asked the 22-year-old not to sign for Benfica before eventually opting for Mac Allister instead.
Brighton and Man United were both credited with interest in Kokcu but, in the end, it was Benfica that landed the exciting young midfielder.
Liverpool have a clear transfer strategy when it comes to signing players and they do not put all their eggs in one basket. They are looking for players who are versatile across midfield and have a certain amount of experience. They have already secured the signature of Alexis Mac Allister and are still looking for further midfield and defensive reinforcements. However, they have been unable to make a move for Orkun Kokcu, who has since signed for Benfica.