Liverpool tried to sign Premier League No.10 midfielder this summer

By | September 4, 2021

Liverpool allegedly ‘looked at’ Southampton skipper James Ward-Prowse over the course of the transfer market.

The Merseyside giants remained relatively inactive in the summer following the arrival of Ibrahima Konate from the German outfit RB Leipzig.

That’s despite the exit of Georginio Wijnaldum and Xherdan Shaqiri from Jurgen Klopp’s senior team squad.

According to a recent report from Goal, the Reds did consider a swoop for the 26-year-old Englishman.

The report also states that they also ‘explored’ the possibility of a move for midfielder Marcel Sabitzer before the Austria international joined Bayern Munich late in the market.

Capped on eight occasions by his country, Ward-Prowse ultimately penned a new five-year contract at St Mary’s over the summer.

Last term the energetic midfielder netted eight and registered another eight assists in 38 top-flight outings.

Signing Ward-Prowse would have been a major addition to the Reds’ roster in what was a disappointing window.

As a like for like replacement for Gini, James’ durability emulates the Netherlands international’s, having also appeared in every PL game last term.

Though clearly dead in the water, for now, the Reds would be wise to consider the possibility as soon as January and consider Takumi Minamino or Neco Williams as a possible makeweight.