Liverpool to spend HUGE this summer in incredible rebuild: report

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reacts prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield on February 13, 2023 in Liverpool, England.
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Liverpool could be set to undergo one of the biggest rebuild jobs of their history this summer, with their owners making funds available to transform their squad.

After coming so close a quadruple last season, the Reds have endured a tough transition this term. Following a 5-2 battering at the hands of Real Madrid last night, Liverpool are on the brink of a Champions League last-16 exit, to compound being eighth in the table and being knocked out of both domestic cups.

The Reds have been roundly criticised across their team, with former defender Jamie Carragher last night joking (opens in new tab) that he would currently take Virgil van Dijk's place in the side. Changes are set to happen this summer, however, with the club preparing a big rebuild.

Liverpool players looking dejected after conceding in their 3-1 defeat to Brentford in the Premier League.

Liverpool have had a poor season, with Virgil van Dijk criticised last night (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Liverpool Echo (opens in new tab) has affirmed that owners Fenway Sports Group are fully supportive of manager Jurgen Klopp and that "funds will be made available to make changes to the squad" this summer.

The report follows FSG chief John W. Henry confirming that he is not selling the club (opens in new tab), despite claiming in November (opens in new tab) that they were "exploring new shareholders". With the Reds linked with a number of big stars, however, it seems as if investments may be made to refresh the players available to Klopp. 

Jude Bellingham is the big name linked with a move to Merseyside, touted for around £100 million – but the report from the Echo suggests that the England teen could be one of a number of new buys. Liverpool are perhaps only satisfactorily stacked in attack, needing new faces across the rest of the team. 

Defence has been an issue this season, with Joe Gomez coming under criticism against Real Madrid and Joel Matip ageing – and Liverpool have been linked with £80m-rated pair Josko Gvardiol and Antonio Silva. Mason Mount has been rumoured – though he could cost over £60m – while defensive midfield targets such as Khephram Thuram and Florentino Luis could cost £30m. 

Jude Bellingham

Jude Bellingham is Liverpool's priority target this summer (Image credit: Getty)

Depth has been a problem, too, with the Reds. Behind their imperious full-back pairing, Kostas Tsimikas has struggled this season while Calvin Ramsay has gone on loan. Liverpool have desperately missed Thiago, while Diogo Jota's inability to stay fit has impacted the forward line. 

James Milner, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Roberto Firmino and Adrian are all out of contract at the end of the season, with Thiago and Matip set to seal their deals expire in 2024. 

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The search for new investment at Liverpool is intensifying as wobbly form continues: goalkeeper Alisson says that the Reds can't afford to think about Champions League football right now, while club legend Jamie Carragher has called his former side "shambolic"

Liverpool transfer news is ticking over, too. The club's plan is still to swoop for Jude Bellingham over the summer, with Chelsea star Mason Mount and Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis linked. A 15-year-old South American wonderkid is also on the radar.

Meanwhile PSG are reportedly considering a shock move for Anfield legend Steven Gerrard to manage the club.

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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.