Jurgen Klopp and his team are set to miss out on Champions League football next season, unless Manchester United loses both of their remaining games. This means that Liverpool will have to settle for a fifth place finish, which gives them an opportunity to focus on strengthening their squad in the transfer market.
The Reds have been keeping an eye on a number of defenders, but according to the Daily Mail, they have joined the race to sign Crystal Palace’s Marc Guehi. The centre-back has had an impressive season with the Eagles, starting all but one Premier League match and even captaining the team on eight occasions. Liverpool is not the only club interested in Guehi’s services, as Arsenal, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur are also said to be in the running for the 22-year-old defender.
While Guehi would be a valuable asset for Liverpool, his price tag may be steep, with the defender potentially commanding a fee of up to £50 million this summer. Additionally, Guehi is contracted until 2026, which could give Crystal Palace the opportunity to increase their asking price.
Liverpool is set to lose four players next month when their contracts expire, but others may also be up for sale. For example, Fabio Carvalho has been given permission to pursue a move away from Anfield, while there have been rumors of a surprise Thiago sale predicted by club legend John Aldridge. While Klopp does need to bolster his midfield options, the potential sale of players like Carvalho and Thiago could provide important funds for the club to use in what is shaping up to be a significant summer spending spree.
Liverpool’s inconsistent 2022/23 Premier League season has highlighted the need for reinforcements in both midfield and defense. As the club prepares to miss out on Champions League football next season, they will be hoping to secure new signings that can help them challenge for a top-four spot and potentially even the title.
Guehi could be a key addition to Liverpool’s defense, but with other clubs also vying for his signature, it remains to be seen whether the Reds will be able to secure his services. Regardless, Liverpool fans will be eagerly anticipating what promises to be a busy and exciting transfer window for their club.