While most expect Liverpool to spend big this summer, and Jurgen Klopp has promised they will do so, rounding out the squad is likely to be a priority.
His first team is fine, one of the best in Europe in fact, but unlike Manchester City, the depth is lacking beyond that.
Left-back is a particularly worrisome area, with Andy Robertson the only recognised player in that position following the departure of Alberto Moreno.
Given Robertson’s status, it’s unlikely they’ll spend big to find a back up for him, with a young player more likely to fill the role as his understudy.
That’s where Junior Firpo comes into the mix. The young Betis defender caught the eye for the La Liga side last season, making 29 appearances in all competitions scoring three goals and providing five assists.
He has suitors in the Premier League as a result, with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City all keeping an eye on him. In fact, according to Sport, City were willing to match any offer from the Premier League, such was their interest.
According to Diario de Sevilla, though, it is Liverpool who are his biggest admirers. According to the newspaper, the Reds are ‘very attentive’ to his situation, as Betis ‘continue to receive calls from European clubs’ regarding the 22-year-old.
Diario references English claims of Divock Origi being involved in a potential deal, however, they say, according to their own information, that the Belgian is ‘very close’ to renewing at Anfield.
There’s no mention of a price for Junior in the report, just that the interest is there. It’s a move that would make a lot of sense for Liverpool. They need back up for Robertson and at 22 Firpo is in the right age bracket for them.
He also has a season of La Liga football under his belt and can play in other positions if required.