Liverpool are already gearing up for a busy switch window subsequent summer season as it’s clear the group wants a refresh after a poor begin within the Premier League, and a dependable supply has revealed a brand new goal that has caught Jurgen Klopp’s eye.
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In keeping with Sky Sports activities journalist Florian Plettenberg, Liverpool are enthusiastic about Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala but it surely gained’t be straightforward to signal him.
“Information #Musiala: Based mostly on studies from UK: Sure, #LFC is enthusiastic about Musiala. Like some other high membership on the earth. However a switch isn’t any subject at this stage. He doesn’t need to go away Bayern and he isn’t on the market as talked about by Salihamidzic at Sky. @SkySportDE.”
Jude Bellingham different
It’s no secret that Liverpool and Klopp are large admirers of Jude Bellingham and the membership are reportedly the frontrunner to signal the Borussia Dortmund wonderkid subsequent summer season. Nonetheless, they’re joined in a race stuffed with elite European golf equipment that each one need a slice of the midfielder’s expertise.
Manchester United, Manchester Metropolis, Actual Madrid and Chelsea are all named as events within the chase to safe Bellingham’s subsequent summer season and with the value tag set round £131.6m, it will be the deepest FSG has ever reached into their pockets to signal a participant.
Virgil van Dijk stays Liverpool’s document switch at £75m which is rather a lot cheaper than the value reported for the England worldwide, nonetheless, if Liverpool need to compete with giants like Man Metropolis within the Premier League and Actual Madrid within the Champions League, massive reinvestment is crucial in at this time’s market.
As a result of nature of the opponents vying for Bellingham’s signature, signing Musiala instead wouldn’t be the worst concept for Liverpool as he’s one other gifted teen who may provide Liverpool stability and star high quality within the centre of the pitch for years to return. That mentioned, he wouldn’t come low cost both with CIES valuing the teen at a whopping £122m.
In keeping with FBRef, the 19-year-old’s closest comparable participant is certainly Bellingham and it’s not arduous to see why when you think about his output for the Bundesliga champions.
In simply seven league appearances this season, Musiala has scored 5 objectives, delivered three assists and created three huge possibilities. He has additionally made 1.9 tackles a match and is successful 5.9 duels per sport, proving that he’s a flexible midfielder who is a big affect within the coronary heart of his group.
Not solely that however the £83k-per-week teen who was hailed “distinctive” by Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn, ranks within the high 1% of his positional friends throughout the highest 5 European leagues for dribbles accomplished, touches, photographs on aim and progressive passes obtained, whereas rating within the high 2% for shot creating actions and assists.
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Comparatively, Bellingham ranks within the high 4% for dribbles accomplished, the most effective 7% for complete photographs and the highest 14% for shot-creating actions.
It could be extremely troublesome to persuade Bayern Munich to half with the largest rising star at their membership proper now, nonetheless, it’s proof that Liverpool aren’t keen to simply put all their eggs in a single basket on Bellingham, and are displaying ambition to signal midfielders who could make an on the spot affect at Anfield.