Liverpool have recently been linked with a move for Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey.
The midfielder is out of contract at the end of the current season, and on Friday he announced that he would remain a Gunner until the end of the season, seemingly ruling out a cut-price transfer in January.
Although that will mean there is time for Arsenal to desperately try and negotiate a new deal for the player, Ramsey is asking for a lot of money and it’s likely the north Londoners will ultimately not pander to player power.
If that proves to be the case, then he will be free to walk away from the Emirates Stadium.
Liverpool are one of a few clubs being touted as the player’s next career move.
And if Jurgen Klopp did decide to go in pursuit of Ramsey, then that could mean the end of the road for another of their midfielders.
Ramsey in, Lallana out?
Ramsey coming in would certainly push Adam Lallana closer to an Anfield exit.
The ex-Southampton man has really struggled with injuries over the past year. He has made just one appearance in the new season – a three-minute cameo against Crystal Palace in August.
The attacking midfielder has most recently been nursing a groin strain, but should be available for selection for the Reds’ next game against Huddersfield Town in the Premier League.
The most important thing for Lallana is for him to stay fit.
There are so many options in midfield available to Klopp now. Any more injuries would surely seal his exit from the club next summer.
And with Ramsey a potential free agent, what need would there be for Liverpool to keep hold of the playmaker?