26 Oct 2015

Next Transfer? Klopp pushing to sign 'extraordinary' €15m playmaker who's 'ideal for Liverpool'

There's always another Suarez! Earlier this year, Liverpool were linked with a move for ex-Atletico Madrid midfielder Mario Suarez, and new reports suggest that the 28-year old defensive-midfielder (now at Fiorentina) is back on the Reds' transfer radar.

In March, the Daily Express claimed that Liverpool were 'keeping tabs' on €15m-rated Suarez.

Over the weekend, Italian newspaper The Mirror reported:

"Liverpool could go back in for Mario Suarez. Fiorentina are considering selling in January [and] Liverpool are expected to be at the front of the queue to sign him".

Some info about Suarez, who, according to his agent, is an 'extraordinary player':

* Current contract expires in June 2019.

* 183 apps for Atletico Madrid (5 goals/5 assists).

* Overall, averages 40 games a season.

* Only 3 appearances for the Spain national team.

* 4 major trophies, including a La Liga title.

* 2006-2008: Two years on-loan in the Spanish second division.

* Struggling to hold down a regular place at Fiorentina. Only 4 league appearances so far this season, and currently averages 57 minutes of pitch time per game.

* According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, Suarez has a problematic relationship with Fiorentina boss Paulo Sousa, and the club is consequently willing to sell.

Ex-Red Luis Garcia is a fan of Suarez, and when asked last season to name the one player he'd like to see Liverpool sign, he enthused:

"Mario Suárez. I love him. He'd be ideal for Liverpool [and] perfect for the Premier League. He is strong, with great physical presence [and] technique, and a touch of quality that makes the difference."

With Lucas in the squad, is it really worth bringing in another 28-year old defensive-midfielder for €15m? The cheaper option is to just keep Lucas, who is arguably Liverpool's most effective player right now.

Unlike Lucas, however, Suarez is a tough, robust player who rarely gets injured, and with Liverpool's regular injury problems, that's exactly what Jurgen Klopp needs right now.

Plus, this particular Suarez doesn't bite people, so that's an added bonus...

Author: Jaimie K


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