Liverpool may already have to consider alternative to $38m ace amid transfer ‘fire sale’ threat

Liverpool may say goodbye to Jürgen Klopp this weekend, but the focus is already on next season and the summer transfer window. But the Reds may already have to move away from a reported target.

According to The Athletic, Liverpool have made signing a wide striker a priority for the end of the season. New boss Arne Slot is known for placing great importance on his wingers and often sets up his teams to isolate them one-on-one against defenders.

As things stand, Mohamed Salah and Luis Díaz are the only true wingers in Liverpool’s squad, but both have uncertain futures at Anfield.

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Salah is out of contract in a year and will likely be a target for Saudi Pro League clubs again this summer. Díaz, meanwhile, has become a reported target for Barcelona, ​​with Liverpool likely to demand around $95m (£75m/€87m) for the Colombian.

One player who has been linked with a move to Anfield is Leeds ace Crysencio Summerville, who was recently crowned Championship Player of the Year. His goals helped Leeds move to third in the table and secure a play-off place.

The Daily Mail reported this week that Liverpool are monitoring the 22-year-old, while Newcastle, Chelsea and Aston Villa are also keen on him. And Leeds’ chances of keeping the Dutchman ultimately depend on promotion to the Premier League.