Falling short by a point in their attempt to win their first English top flight title since 1990, Liverpool will undoubtedly strengthen their team to ensure this doesn’t happen again next season.
Despite having a solid squad at his disposal, one capable of pushing Manchester City all the way to the final day of the 2018-19 Premier League campaign as well as reaching the Champions League final for the second time in the row, Jürgen Klopp sent scouts to France this weekend to keep an eye on potential targets.
According to Mercato365, the Reds had a man in the stands on Sunday at Marseille vs Lyon to take a ‘close look’ at Houssem Aouar, also walking away with notes on Memphis Depay and Tanguy Ndombele.
The young midfielder has been a long term target for Klopp and Liverpool, with interest starting even before he fully broke into the Ligue 1 side’s first-team, while the Dutch forward has found a new lease of life in France following a rather tepid stint at Manchester United under Louis Van Gaal.
As for Ndombele, it’s no secret the Frenchman is expected to leave in the summer, although his next destination has yet to be revealed.
A scouting trip certainly doesn’t mean Liverpool will bid for any of these players in the next few months, but it does give you an idea of the type of footballer Klopp will be looking for in the upcoming transfer window.