Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is already preparing for next season with the news that a deal is understood to have been agreed with Leicester City for their dynamic midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, as per TeamTalk.
The Merseysiders have £150 million burning a hole in the coffers due to the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and reinforcements will be coming in the summer but with Naby Keita due to come having already been signed from RB Leipzig, the question is just what type of midfield will be Klopp have next campaign.
This season if the talk hasn’t been about the Reds front three then it has been about the so-called weak defence and the one area that tended to be overlooked was the midfield.
When Liverpool were successful the core of their excellence always came from great midfielders such as Steven Gerrard, Graeme Souness, Steve McMahon and Ronnie Whelan to name just a few.
Now, of course, they always had great forward players at Anfield but the engine room was always in the centre of the park but in the current set-up the midfield unit is very functional with no superstar talent.
Coutinho was that superstar but if we’re honest he was part of the so-called ‘Fab Four’ and was playing further forward as opposed to a traditional midfielder.
Klopp’s midfield rotation relies on the likes of Emre Can, Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum keeping things ticking along and letting the Liverpool front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane do the rest.
It has worked and the Reds have almost forgotten about Coutinho as the brilliant trio have taken their performance levels to new heights but what will happen when the likes of Keita come to Anfield?
The Guinean is a very attacking player who runs at the opposition, is an incisive passer and scores goals and will most certainly not come to just keep things ticking along for Liverpool.
Will he be the new Coutinho and will he have to adjust his game to get the best out of the front three?
This is just the tip of the iceberg and with Emre Can likely leaving Anfield, is Ndidi his direct replacement or has Klopp got other plans?
Whatever the answer these are exciting times for Reds fans and if they continue on their upward trajectory the future can only get even brighter.