Liverpool are in determined want of rejuvenating the ranks following a landslide of a collapse from the imperious standing amongst Europe’s most distinguished outfits this time period, and Antonio Silva might convey recent life to the ranks…
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With Jurgen Klopp’s Reds at the moment sitting in sixth place within the Premier League, 4 factors off fourth-placed Manchester United – who’ve a sport in hand – and with a transparent detrimental dip in cohesion and collective understanding throughout the squad, somebody of Silva’s ilk might stamp the inspiration into a brand new chapter on the membership.
Based on O Jogo (by way of the Liverpool Echo), Liverpool have been intrigued by the younger star’s talent set for a substantial period of time and can mull over a lunge at SL Benfica to entice the participant right into a bundle on Merseyside.
Nonetheless, with a €100m (£88m) launch clause, the Reds’ technical director Julian Ward might need a strenuous process on his arms in prising him away from his outfit’s clutches this winter.
Klopp’s Van Dijk inheritor
If Liverpool are certainly unable to make any floor on the phenom over the subsequent a number of weeks, the curiosity in his providers have to be filed and saved within the folder branded pressing throughout the switch division.
For a facet which have conceded 22 objectives already this time period after simply 17 video games within the Premier League, a signing of real star high quality, able to cementing their presence into the Anfield fold and dominating in entrance of the objective would go down a deal with.
And he has each bit the calibre required to do exactly that; plying his commerce within the Benfica reserve crew final 12 months, Silva has now made 22 senior appearances for his membership this season, scoring three objectives.
It’s additionally price noting that Liverpool’s present choices is not going to be round endlessly: the established Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip are each 31-years-old, and with Silva but to fairly forged his youth apart, he could possibly be a worthy addition for the subsequent decade on the membership.
Silva could be smart to try to emulate Van Dijk specifically, with the Dutch sensation arriving on Merseyside in a £75m deal from divisional rivals Southampton, occurring to make 205 appearances, scoring 18 objectives and successful a wealth of main honours, together with the Premier League and the Champions League.
Jamie Carragher lauded the 19-year-old as a “celebrity“, and he actually is a diamond within the making, one that may quickly flourish on the most important stage, and Klopp should act swiftly to make sure that his future lies beneath the lights at Anfield.