Liverpool have accepted a bid worth in the region of £3.5m from Norwegian champions Rosenborg for midfielder Pedro Chirivella, Sky sources understand.
The 21-year-old has been involved in Liverpool's pre-season campaign and came on against Manchester United in the 4-1 victory for Klopp's side in front of a crowd of more than 100,000 people in Michigan at the weekend.
The club is very tight-lipped about any transfers until they are confirmed, so any rumours would typically come from people surrounding the club that we would buy or loan a player from.
There is no doubt that we have a shortage of healthy wingers. Rafik was sent back to Italy and Samuel won't be seen on the pitch until very late in the season. Levi is young and unfinished - while showing some promising progress with the playing time he's had lately. Dølle and Helland have a pretty nasty injury record, and there are doubts that either of them can sustain play at a high level for an entire season. While Helland had a good cross on our goal at Celtic last week, he is rarely an offensive threat at this level, and he is not great at defensive pressure. You might have seen a lot of debate lately about old master Eggen calling out Helland and Bendtner, and saying playing with them is like playing with 9 players, as so much of our style is originally based on pressuring the opponent into making mistakes and rash decisions.
So in my opinion, if we're going to be a tad hopeful here and go for gold in the domestic league, a deep run in the cup tournament as well as getting into the group stages of the Europa League, we will NEED at least another high quality winger. A loan until the end of the season, perhaps with the option to buy could make sense.
Relying on what we have will almost certainly mean playing non-wingers in that position, and that really is not a benefit to the team as a whole. With a striker like Bendtner who can score a lot if he gets the ball in dangerous positions, we need people who know how to do the wing thing. If we start putting our midfielders on wing and our defenders on midfield... well.. that really isn't what we call "godfoten" I guess. I have no idea how to translate that into something that would make sense. It is based on a book and a theory by master Eggen on how to get the best team by using the capabilities of each player in the best possible way. Literally translates to "The Good Foot" but even typing it out in english makes me cringe. _________________ Rosenborg for alltid - uansett! | Troillprat.no