While Liverpool’s first-team squad is among the strongest in the league, if not the world, there is always room for future planning, and that’s what Jürgen Klopp likes to do.
After all, the signing of the likes of Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota in recent years were made with the possibility of either Sadio Mané or Mohamed Salah leaving Anfield in the future, and the same is being done in midfield.
While Jordan Henderson and Fabinho are almost irreplaceable these days, there might come a time when they are no longer at Anfield, and the next man will need to step up.
Options are already at Liverpool, but there are others being looked at elsewhere, like Amadou Onana, currently at Lille.
Dans le viseur de West Ham (qui pourrait perdre Rice), le Lillois #Onana figure aussi sur les tablettes de #Liverpool. Les Reds suivent les prestations du milieu de terrain récupérateur international Espoirs belge. #Mercato #LOSC
— Ignazio Genuardi (@IgnazioGenuardi) March 9, 2022
The defensive midfielder only arrived at the French side this summer, but clubs have indeed taken notice of what he can offer this season, and French journalist Ignazio Genuardi reports the player is ‘in the papers’ of the Reds.
It’s pointed out the Premier League side are ‘following the performances’ of the defensive midfielder at Lille this season, where he has made 31 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals and picking up one assist.
A move to Liverpool would certainly appeal to Onana, who previously said that if he could follow in the footsteps of Divock Origi, who also swapped Lille for Liverpool, then he would, stating in an interview: “If things go that way for me, sign me up immediately.”