Liverpool could potentially be active in the final week of the transfer window as they look to address their major problem in midfield. A midfield trio of Jordan Henderson, James Milner and young Harvey Elliott struggled to control the game in Monday evening’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United. It’s led to many people suggesting they need to sign a new central midfielder before the window closes. It had been suggested that Liverpool’s summer business was concluded following the extension of Mohamed Salah’s contract and the additions of Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay.

But the injury situation – Thiago Alcantara, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all sidelined – may force a late change of plan. The club haven’t signed a midfielder since Georginio Wijnaldum left for PSG last summer and Jurgen Klopp has hinted that he would like reinforcements.

So who could Liverpool go out and sign? Here are five midfielders they’ve been linked with.

Frenkie De Jong

The name that has dominated the transfer gossip columns all summer, Manchester United reportedly had a bid accepted for their number one target De Jong all the way back in mid-July.

Fabian Ruiz

This isn’t a recent one. Back in December, Spanish outlet Fichajes claimed that Liverpool were keeping tabs on the Napoli midfielder and would look to spring into action to secure his signature this summer.

Youri Tielemans

The Belgium international was left out of Leicester City’s squad by Brendan Rodgers for Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Southampton.

Jude Bellingham

The name most frequently mentioned and the one where interest appears to be most concrete. But following the sales of Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland, the 19-year-old England international is now Borussia Dortmund’s most prized asset.

Moises Caicedo

One of the most highly-rated young players in South America when Brighton signed him from Ecuadorian club Independiente del Valle last February, things have progressed rapidly for the 20-year-old Ecuadorian.