27 Jan 2017

Klopp to Sign? Liverpool reps fly out to watch 'offensive' €20m international

Jurgen Klopp has reportedly identified another possible replacement for Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno.

According to Sevilla-based radio station VIP this week:

"Real Betis left-back Riza Durmisi has aroused the interest of Liverpool, who have sent scouts to watch him on several occasions this season".

Some info about Durmisi, who has a €20m buyout clause in his contract:

* 23-year old left-back, who can also play left-midfield. Contract expires: 2021

* Brondby/Betis: 121 apps (21 goals/assists). 17 apps for Danish national team.

* Injury History: Missed only 4 games through injury since 2012.

* Dec 2016: On his strengths/Weaknesses: "I’m an offensive player and I like to dribble, make assists, maybe a goal. We see that on the pitch. If I want to be a top player I need also to improve in defense".

Hmmm. Durmisi sounds like Moreno MK2: Good offensively, but suspect defensively. A left-back's primary role is to defend, and if Durmisi needs to 'improve' in defence, then perhaps Liverpool should wait until there's evidence of that improvement...?

The transfer window closes next week, so perhaps Klopp is planning to beat the deadline with a last-ditch signing?


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