That’s according to a recent report from The Athletic’s David Ornstein, who claims Jurgen Klopp has an extensive list of possible midfielders to replace Fabinho and Jordan Henderson; both of whom are set for lucrative Saudi Pro League transfers.
Liverpool contributes £150,000 per week. Man City’s star has been added to the list of Fabinho replacements. Liverpool have reportedly added Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips to their list of prospective Fabinho replacements.
Although Fabinho’s proposed move to Al-Ittihad has been delayed, with all parties committed to finalizing a deal, it appears only a matter of time before the Brazilian defensive midfielder joins Henderson in the Middle East, where he will be reunited with Steven Gerrard at Al Ettifaq.
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As a result, despite adding numerous new midfielders to his team, like Alexis MacAllister and Dominik Szoboszlai, Klopp may soon be in need of another.
Struggling to cement a place in Pep Guardiola’s first-team plans since his move from Leeds United last summer, it wouldn’t be at all surprising to see City’s number four, who, according to Spotrac, earns £150,000-per week, sacrificed as a way for the club to help balance their books.
Nevertheless, with the likes of Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch and Southampton’s Romeo Lavia also leading contenders to move to Anfield, there are no guarantees Phillips will be offered the chance to move to Merseyside.