Liverpool should be looking at Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher as a possible transfer target to strengthen the club’s options in the middle of the park, according to Jose Enrique.
The former Reds defender believes the England international would complement Jurgen Klopp’s style of play and serve as a suitable Naby Keita replacement:
“He is actually a player I love. Look at the numbers that he did at Crystal Palace last season. Compare them now with Keita during the last four seasons. I love Keita and I think he is a very, very good player. It comes back to the problem during the past four seasons and his availability to play and he doesn’t. We need squad players that can really be available all the time or most of the time. In Gallagher, I believe he is one them. He suits our style of play. He can score goals and is someone who would be very, very good for us. And someone I really like.”
Gallagher has been linked to a number of teams, including Crystal Palace, West Ham, and Newcastle. There have also been reports that Chelsea could allow the 22-year-old leave for £35 million before the transfer deadline.
However, Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is said to be a big fan of the player, and he is unlikely to sanction a sale this late in the window when there would be no way to replace him.
Prior to the transfer deadline, it’s believed that Liverpool are considering moves for Kouadio Kone of Borussia Monchengladbach, Moises Caicedo of Brighton, and Konrad Laimer of RB Leipzig.