1 Nov 2015

Talk to Klopp: 'Extraordinary' €15m playmaker tells agent to arrange transfer to Liverpool

Liverpool continue to be linked with a January move for Fiorentina star Mario Suarez, and it appears that the Spanish midfielder is desperate for a move to Anfield.

Liverpool were linked with €15m-rated Suarez earlier this month, when The Mirror claimed:

"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".

According to Saturday's edition of Italian newspaper Tutto Mercato:

"[Suarez] has instructed his agent to speak with Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool. If he leaves in January, Liverpool is Suarez's top choice".

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? The cheaper option is to just keep the Brazilian, who is proving to be one of Liverpool's most effective players this season.

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.

That said, the Reds also have Emre Can, and Jordan Henderson in the squad, and if another top-class central midfielder arrives, it's not going to be Hendo looking over his shoulder.

Can's place will already be under threat when Henderson returns, and it'll only get worse if Klopp signs Suarez.

Unlike many fans, I don't rate Can; Liverpool can do much better, and if signing another central midfielder means the German 'Kopfloses Huhn' becomes a squad player, then that's fine by me.

Author: Jaimie K


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