30 Oct 2015

Boss Confirms: Liverpool in 'regular contact' over 'fantastic' striker; transfer could happen if he performs well

In 2013, Liverpool striker Samed Yesil suffered two separate cruciate ligament injuries, and consequently spent 450 days on the sidelines. Yesil is now on-loan at Swiss side FC Luzern, and mercifully, the striker's fitness appears to be holding up. What happens at the end of Yesil's season-long loan, though? According to Luzern communications director Max Fischer, there's a strong chance that the deal could become permanent.

In an interview this week, Fischer told reporters:

"What's going on next season with Samed depends on his performance. Currently. It's still too early for concrete statements.

"Samed needs a few weeks until his physical condition will be at 100 percent. According to Markus Babbel, he then will be able to play an important role as a striker".

Fischer also confirmed:

"Our staff is in regular contact with Liverpool Football club".

Despite not being at '100%', Yesil - recently hailed by LFC U21 boss Michael Beale for his 'fantastic' finishing - is still contributing for Luzerne, and so far:

* 3 goals/assists in 7 appearances for the club (Goal/assist every 2.3 games)

* Scores or creates a goal every 95 minutes.

* As a comparison: Divock Origi hasn't scored a goal in 561 minutes of game time this season.

You have to admire Yesil's mental strength in coming back from TWO cruciate ligament injuries in one year.

Lots of players have suffered ACL injuries, but very few have sustained two in the space of 12 months.

ACL injuries have hit Liverpool hard over the years, with Owen, Skrtel, Lucas, Coates, Kelly, Ings, and Gomez, all experiencing the same injury.

Owen was never the same player after his ACL injury, and there's always a chance that the issue will haunt Yesil for the rest of his career.

As for Yesil's future - I suspect that if Liverpool get a decent offer, they'll let him go. There's certainly no room for the youngster to make is mark at Anfield.

Klopp will almost certainly sign one or two strikers over the next two years, and with Benteke, Sturridge, and Ings in the squad, the chances of Yesil getting regular game time are slim.

Author: Jaimie K


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