Jurgen Klopp was challenged on his loyalty to his most trusted lieutenants and responded quickly with back-to-back starts for Stefan Bajcetic and Naby Keita, as the likes of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho were invited to the bench once again for Liverpool’s draw with Chelsea.
Such adjustments seem to have had a positive impact on performance levels, at least when it comes to on-field intensity, though there’s no doubt the Reds are still in dire need of investment in the middle of the park for several years to come. reasons yet.
While permanent options remain tantalizingly out of reach, it was rumored that the club could pursue a loan route for Ryan Gravenberch (as the 20-year-old’s agent was spotted at Anfield), however, an update on Twitter from Sky The German Florian Plettenberg has firmly closed any possibility of rapprochement.
#Gravenberch News: It’s decided and without a doubt: He has to stay at #FCBayern! No transfer in January. Within the club they still believe in him. A loan to Liverpool or another club is NOT a topic. #LFC @SkySportDE 🇳🇱 pic.twitter.com/9qlBmJ7tP0
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 24, 2023
Having previously had the Bayern star in our sights, during his Ajax days, it’s a great shame to see Liverpool being prevented from copying their Chelsea teammates to add a player of the highest quality until the end of the season.
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With limited minutes available for the midfielder, one might have thought Julian Nagelsmann’s men would at least be open to discussing an opportunity that would benefit both player and club.
Unfortunately, it’s back to the drawing board for Julian Ward and our recruiting team as the clock ticks ever closer to the deadline.
It is our hope that our men returning from the treatment room can help inspire a general change in form and return us to the advertised top four spots amid strong competition for spots.
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