Liverpool is close to signing Japanese midfielder Endo.

‘Stuttgart midfielder Endo is set to undergo a medical ahead of his move to Liverpool,’ said local media such as the British Mirror on the 18th (KST). Prior to this, the BBC reported on the 17th that ‘Liverpool are in talks to sign Stuttgart midfielder Endo’, referring to the possibility of Liverpool signing Endo.

Liverpool tried to sign Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Caido in this summer’s transfer window, but Caido was snapped up by Chelsea for a Premier League record transfer fee of £115 million (KRW 19.65 billion). After failing to land Caido, Liverpool turned their attention to Endo, and his move to Liverpool was imminent.

The English Mirror published a list of Klopp’s best 11 on Aug. 18.

Salah, Jota, and Dias are the forwards in Liverpool’s best 11, while the midfield is made up of Sobosler, McAllister, and Endo. Robertson, Conte, van Dijk, and Arnold rounded out the defense, with Alisson in goal.

The Mirror says: ‘Liverpool want to bolster their midfield with the signing of Stuttgart’s Endo. The player could slot straight into the starting eleven if he joins Liverpool’ and ‘With Fabinho and Henderson gone, Liverpool were keen to sign Caido, but Chelsea have beaten them to him. The Reds, who brought in Sobosler and McAllister in the summer transfer window, could form a new midfield trio with the signing of Endo’.

It also suggests that Jota will push Núñez and Gakpoh out of the race for a starting spot in Liverpool’s attacking lineup.

Endo, a 30-year-old midfielder, played 33 games in the Bundesliga last season, scoring five goals and providing four assists as a central midfielder. Stuttgart finished 16th in the Bundesliga last season, securing Bundesliga retention after a relegation playoff with Hamburg. Endo, who has been with Stuttgart since the 2019-20 season, played a key role in the club’s promotion to the Bundesliga in his first year with Stuttgart, and Endo is the club’s captain. He has also scored two goals in 50 appearances for the Japanese national team. Endo won 439 ball competitions in the Bundesliga last season, ranking fourth in the league. He was also seventh in the league in miles traveled during matches.

After finishing fifth in the Premier League last season, Liverpool focused on revamping their midfield this summer. 메이저놀이터 The Reds lost Fabinho and Henderson to clubs in the Saudi Arabian Professional League after the end of last season, while Keita, Chamberlain, and Milner also departed. On the other hand, the Reds bolstered their midfield with the signings of Sobosler, who won the DFB-Pokal in two consecutive seasons with Leipzig, and McAllister, who was one of Argentina’s key players at the World Cup. Liverpool’s Klopp is keen to sign a defensive midfielder to complete his midfield overhaul, and the Reds are close to signing Endo.