31 Oct 2016

Transfer to Liverpool? Klopp still keen to sign 'sensational' €40m playmaker. 'Interest' confirmed by Agent already

Liverpool remain interested in signing 'sensational' Borussia Moenchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud

In August, Dahoud's Agent confirmed Liverpool's 'interest' in €40m-rated Dahoud, and in September, the Express claimed:

"Jurgen Klopp had his scouts check out Dahoud during BMG's hammering at Manchester City on Wednesday. Liverpool are plotting a bid in January".

Now, according to Calciomercato:

* Jurgen Klopp still is still interested in signing Dahoud.

* Liverpool face competition from Juventus, who are planning to gazump the Reds in January with a cut-price bid.

Klopp seems intent on signing Dahoud, and the player's agent has already confirmed LFC's interest, but if Liverpool seal the deal, something will have to give in midfield. Whose place will come under threat?

* If Jordan Henderson remains captain, then he will stay in the team for most games (whether fans like it or not).

* If Klopp sticks with a 433 formation, that leaves Can, Grujic, Wijnaldum, Stewart, Lucas, Lallana (if he stays in midfield), and Dahoud fighting it out of for the other two places (or, just one place in a 4231).

This level of competition may be sustainable in the Champions League/Europa League, but without European competition, it's hard to see how Klopp can keep seven central midfielders happy.

Dahoud was recently nominated for the European Golden Boy award, but he - and Liverpool's Marko Grujic - lost out to Bayern Munich star Renato Sanches.


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