Liverpool face stiff competition for Firmino’s replacement as two names emerge

Liverpool face stiff competition for Firmino's replacement as two names emerge
Liverpool face stiff competition for Firmino's replacement as two names emerge

As Jurgen Klopp has identified two midfield additions, Liverpool will face competition from two Premier League rivals to secure their first choice to replace Roberto Firmino.

In order to land one of their top targets to replace Roberto Firmino, Liverpool must outperform two Premier League rivals.

In less than a year, the Brazilian’s contract at Anfield will end, and the Reds may decide to hasten his exit from the team to make room for his replacement. Martin Terrier, a Rennes forward who scored 21 goals in Ligue 1 last season, is the player the Reds are reported to be interested in, but Leeds United and West Ham are also said to be considering making bids for the striker this summer.

It comes after calls from supporters to add a new face to the midfield this summer as Jurgen Klopp has identified two additions to his midfield. In addition, Darwin Nunez has also been told to “work harder” after having a challenging start to his debut pre-season with the Reds.

Race for Firmino replacement

If Liverpool wants to replace Roberto Firmino, they might need to act quickly.

When Tottenham showed interest in Luis Diaz in January, it pushed the Reds’ to act and they signed him sooner than they had intended. Martin Terrier, a Rennes forward, may potentially experience a same, as sources from France claim that West Ham and Leeds are prepared to make offers for him.

Given that Firmino is yet to sign to a new contract with Liverpool, Terrier might cost roughly £34 million, making the Frenchman Firmino’s ideal replacement.

Klopp identifies midfield additions

Jurgen Klopp has added two midfielders to his team that he believes will be the difference-makers in the coming season.

Despite being linked with a number of midfield targets this summer, the Reds are yet to sign any. According to reports, Klopp is reportedly waiting until Broussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham becomes available next summer. And Klopp has now responded to claims that the club “should have signed a midfielder” during the current transfer window by pointing out two additions to his squad.

He said: “People seem to forget that Harvey Elliot was our best player in the first four matches of last season before suffering a serious injury. But Carvalho, who is really fascinating, is someone we brought in. Also, Tyler Morton, who is definitely progressing, played well for us at No. 6 despite actually being a No. 8.”

Nunez told where to improve

Club legend, Luis Garcia, has told Darwin Nunez that he needs to “work harder” for Liverpool.

The £85 million forward struggled in his first two appearances for the Reds, going scoreless against Manchester United and Crystal Palace in pre-season games. While Garcia maintains that early performances shouldn’t worry supporters, he emphasized that the player must make sure he is “physically ready” for the challenges of competing in Jurgen Klopp’s high press.

Garcia suggested Nunez may require a little more time to adjust to his new surroundings, noting that Nunez was “tired” after “three or four runs.”

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