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26 Nov 2015

Dream Transfer: Klopp wants to sign 'unique' £64m attacker for Liverpool; contact made in 2014

Liverpool are once again being linked with a move for Real Madrid star Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez (aka Isco), and new reports this week suggest that the 'unique' attacker is desperate to quit the Bernabeu.

According to German newspaper SportBild this week:

"Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool are interested in signing Isco, who has already informed Madrid that he wants to leave the club".

Liverpool have been linked with Isco several times in the past:

July 2014: Mundo Deportivo claimed: "Liverpool [are] favorites to Isco".

Sep 2014: The Independent reported that Liverpool were planning a 'January offer' for Isco.

Nov 2014: The Daily Express claimed: "Liverpool [have been] informed that £64m will be enough to secure [Isco's] signature"

For the right price, Isco is a good option, but £60m+? You're having a laugh.

Isco is a talented player, and his creative return is good (46 goals/assists in 123 apps/one every 176 mins), but it's not £60m-good.

The high press is a key part of Jurgen Klopp's philosophy, and Isco would fit right in at Anfield. In a recent interview, the Spaniard explained how he'd adapted his game to fit that type of football:

“I took an important step when it came to regaining possession. I've had to do that to have a place in the [Madrid] team. I try to help by running and working. I became a more complete player. But I don’t want to talk so much about myself.”

If Liverpool sign Isco, he's be competing with Lallana, Firmino, and Coutinho for a place in the attack, and of the three, Lallana is the obvious candidate to make way.

Isco or Lallana? Please, it's an absolute no-brainer. Under Klopp, I have no doubt that Isco would have a significantly greater impact on Liverpool than Lallana, who has scored just one league goal since late-December 2014, and contributed only two assists in the last 33 hours of league football.

One thing's for sure - Reds fans would love to see Isco at Anfield. Last season, I conducted a site poll asking fans if Liverpool should sign Isco, and a whopping 78% of voters selected were in favour of the deal.

A good option for the right price?

Author: Jaimie K


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