Hands Off Chelsea! The Two Earth-Shattering Transfers Liverpool Should Make To Secure Premier League Title
Less than 24 hours has passed since Liverpool suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season, as Manchester City beat the Reds 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium to reduce their lead at the top of the table to four points.
However, while an element of panic reverberated around Merseyside in the aftermath of that City defeat, with some fans anxiously wondering whether the Reds are about to squander their current lead, it has since turned to excitement following this afternoon's monstrous £19m transfer of Dominic Solanke to Bournemouth.
The Cherries also secured Nathaniel Clyne's services on loan for the rest of the season, but Solanke's departure, in particular, has left many Reds fans questioning who Jurgen Klopp has lined up as a replacement, and they could be some of world football's most explosive attackers.
While the triumvirate of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino is capable of winning the English top-flight on their own, if Liverpool can add significant strength in depth to their attacking line-up, then that could seal Liverpool's first ever Premier League crown.
The two players that Klopp should target during January are Lyon's Nabil Fekir and RB Leipzig's Timo Werner, who are both feasible signings over the next few weeks.
Fekir has been linked with a move to Merseyside as well as Chelsea for several months now and if Klopp and the Liverpool board are able to manufacture a move for the 25-year-old then he would offer that attacking spark in midfield, which is missing from the current squad, but they will need to act sharpish to get in front of Maurizio Sarri's Blues. Naby Keita and Fabinho have done OK at Anfield, but the Reds could still do with that incisive midfield presence who can help create goals.
Leipzig's Werner is another that has been linked with a move to the Premier League and Liverpool could be his chosen destination after the striker was given an ultimatum by the Bundesliga club, according to The Mirror. The German striker would be another monumental addition to the squad, and it would then give Klopp more options in attack, as Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi have gained limited game time this season, and the exit of Solanke means there's a space in the squad to be filled.
Watch this space, Liverpool fans!