Arsenal set to make approach for EPL midfield duo

Glen Johnson believes it is imperative that Liverpool strengthen Jurgen Klopp’s team in the Winter transfer window and says his former team should target two Arsenal targets.

The Merseyside Reds have made an uncharacteristically underwhelming start to the campaign, winning only two of their six Premier League matches and suffering a 4-1 loss to Napoli in their Champions League opener.

While the Reds added Darwin Nunez,  Calvin Ramsey, Arthur Melo and Fabio Carvalho over the summer, they were far less productive than some of their domestic rivals, with both Man Utd and Chelsea spending more than £200m on new signings.

Johnson believes the Reds midfield remains an area of concern and says the Reds should sign Youri Tielemans and Douglas Luiz in January.

Asked if Belgian midfielder could emerge as a target for the Merseyside Reds as his Leicester contract runs down, Johnson told ‘I’d definitely be looking to sign him.

‘If it’s safer to secure it now and pay a small fee then I’d do that. I wouldn’t run the risk of allowing anyone else to have him for free. I think he’s the sort of player that could fit into any team relatively straightforwardly.’

On Luiz, the former England defender added: ‘He’s another good player. Liverpool probably do need two or three players in the midfield and if you can snap these sorts of players up, that have Premier League experience, for relatively cheap or even better on a free, then it’s a no-brainer.

‘We know their squad is quite light and they’re starting XI is hindered quite a lot when they have a couple of injuries. I definitely think they need a few more bodies in there.’