After having mustered a Champions League berth, Liverpool are likely to bolster their squad over the course of the summer transfer window. Jürgen Klopp’s men would not only have to face the animosity which the English top flight shall have on offer but will also have to carve a strong footing for themselves in the grandest European competition.
Apparently, it is perceived that Klopp has put Schalke’s attacking midfielder, Max Meyer, on his radar to beef up the quality of the creative process of his troops. The former Borussia Dortmund manager has perennially been an admirer of this German international and his chances of luring him to Anfield has further been enhanced by the reports stating that Meyer has rejected a contract extension with the Royal Blues.
Meyer hasn’t had the best of seasons in the German Bundesliga this time around, having been used as a utility man who has been forced to play in all sorts of positions. This has actually hindered his development to a significant extent and no wonder why he is vouching for an outlet. Owing to the creativity he knows to manoeuvre, the no.10 role is arguably the position which he is tailor-made for.
The 21-year-old could muster merely 18 starts in the Bundesliga last season, bagging 1 goal and 1 assist. He might not be a clinical poacher in front of the goal and his movements when he is off the ball aren’t really appealing, but then, he is unarguably a technically gifted attacking midfielder who has the calibre to navigate the ball beyond resolute defences.
Meyer thrives on his decision-making skills, holds the ball really well, and on innumerable occasions, we can see him dribbling past the opposition’s defence with relative ease and the confidence he plies his trade with scintillates the football fraternity to no end. Moreover, he is a quick thinker and is barely caught in two minds as he decides whether to pass or to shoot, depending upon the circumstances he finds himself in.
Klopp is renowned for having the aura in him in polishing the youngsters and under his tutelage, someone like this German prodigy could kiss the heights of success in very little time. If the English giants actually put their foot on the accelerator in acquiring his services, they would lay their hands on one of the blossoming starlets who could be the torchbearer of the club for years to come.
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