Haaland transfer: Nine Liverpool deals that could counteract Man City swoop

Will the Reds make any massive moves in the summer market?

Wednesday, 11th May 2022, 2:12 pm

Liverpool and Manchester City have arguably cultivated one of the most competitive and high-quality rivalries that the Premier League as ever seen in recent seasons.

Rarely have two sides pushed each other as hard and as consistently as the Reds and the Blues have over the past few years, and oftentimes the difference between the two has proven to be marginal.

In that sort of environment, every small advantage can end up being decisive, and that’s why there will be more than a few anxious glances from Anfield at the news that City have all but wrapped up an agreement to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

The Norwegian is expected to arrive in Manchester this summer, assuming he agrees personal terms, and brings with him one of the most fearsome goal-scoring records in world football.

For a City side who have played without a recognised centre-forward for much of this campaign, the 21-year-old could prove to be something of a missing piece in their continued hunt for Champions League glory.

But for Liverpool, the question is now, how do they respond?

Will Jurgen Klopp be happy to head into next season with the players he already has at his disposal, or will he and the board decide that an equally eye-catching summer swoop is in order to level the playing field?

We’ve taken a look at nine potential signings Liverpool could make to try and counteract Haaland’s arrival in the Premier League...

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