It may be a busy summer at Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp forced to rebuild his squad.
The club’s injury crisis this season has highlighted their lack of strength in depth and reinforced the ned for quality back-up in all key positions.
Several pundits in recent days have suggested that they made a mistake by not reinvesting in the team last summer after they had won the Premier League and they could be set to rectify that mistake when the window opens again.
One of the areas in need of attention is attack, and now there are reports in Portugal that they have made informal contact with Pedro Gonçalves, currently playing for Sporting Lisbon. He has scored 14 goals in 15 league games for the side that currently sit top of the Primeira Liga.
He has a release clause of €60 million, which is expensive for a Liverpool side that do not throw their money around, but they could be forced to change their policy to get the best.
Any fee that Sporting do receive will have to be split with his former side Famalicão because they have a 50% sell-on clause.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.