TOP 3 BEST FREE transfers for the Reds to target after World Cup

The news that RB Leipzig’s Konrad Laimer wants to join Bayern Munich rather than a Premier League side when his contract with RB Leipzig ends at the end of the season may come as a Ƅlow to Liverpool, who are rumored to be interested in signing Laimer.


Liverpool has been linked with a move for the Austrian midfielder (via Neil Jones/The Redmen TV), as have Premier League rivals Chelsea. However, it would appear that the player has made it abundantly plain that he has his sights set on reuniting with Julian Nagelsmann at the Allianz Arena (via Christian Falk).

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This comes a little over a month after Douglas Luiz, another midfielder who was going to be available for free, signed a new contract with Aston Villa, frustrating the suitors who were interested in signing him.

Fortunately for the Reds, a number of other players who are entering the final year of their contracts are still available for the team to pursue. In this article, we will discuss the top three.

Youri Tielemans, Leicester City

Liverpool needs to get another player who is in the same mold as Thiago, someone who can rotate with the Spaniard while both players are healthy and step into the lineup when he is injured.


And it just so happens that FBRef rank Youri Tielemans as the third-most similar midfielder to Thiago in the top-five leagues, behind former target Aurélien Tchouaméni and Tottenham’s Rodrigo Bentancur. This is despite the ƭact that Youri Tielemans plays for a different club than Thiago does.

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Tielemans, who was voted Player of the Season for Leicester City in 2020/21, is possibly the greatest free agent that is now available.

He has the advantage of being a known quantity at the Premier League level, having tallied up 135 appearances, 21 goals, and 20 assists in the English top flight over his career. This gives him a distinct competitive advantage.

Also an experienced member of the national team, the 25-year-old is in line to start for Belgium when they compete in the World Cup.

And perhaps most importantly, he doesn’t get hurt very often, as evidenced by the ƭact that he’s missed only six games since joining Leicester City in the 2019 January transfer window.

Daichi Kamada, Eintracht Frankfurt

Throughout his career, Daichi Kamada has most frequently played as an oƭƭensive midfielder or a second striker. Tifo Football has even identified him as a potential successor to Roberto Firmino because of his play in such positions.

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However, Frankfurt manager Oliver Glasner has utilized him in a deeper center midfield role this season. This has brought attention to the player’s versatility and further increased his desirability before he is placed on the market.

Kamada has been in outstanding form thus far in 2022/23, netting 12 times and providing four assists in the first portion of the campaign. Last season, Kamada contributed five goals as Frankfurt won the Europa League, and this season, he has netted 12 times and provided four assists. Frankfurt advanced to the round of 16 of the Champions League thanks to his three goals in the competition, including one scored on the road at Spurs.

He has 22 caps for Japan and has scored six goals for his national team, making him another player for Liverpool to keep an eye on during the World Cup.

Mahmoud Dahoud, Borussia Dortmund

While playing for Borussia Monchengladbach, Mahmoud Dahoud drew the attention of Liverpool, who were interested in acquiring his services. However, because they had only recently parted ways with Granit Xhaka to transfer him to Arsenal, the Bundesliga club turned down an approach from an English club that shall remain nameless.

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The transfer did not go through, but we have sufficient evidence to classify Dahoud as a “Jürgen Klopp” midfielder despite the ƭact that it never happened.

In spite of the ƭact that the 26-year-old player has only participated in three games so far this season due to a shoulder ailment, his history of injuries should not disqualify him. Since joining Dortmund, he has missed a total of only eight games on average per year during that time.

In addition, Dahoud has the experience playing at the highest level that Liverpool is seeking for, having played 156 times in the Bundesliga and 43 times in the Europa League or the Champions League.

Because of his versatility, he has earned three calls to the senior Germany squad, the most recent of which came in September 2021. He might be a good depth option for Liverpool considering his ability to play both the number six and number eight positions.

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