Consistency in attack has been the key to Liverpool’s latest unbeaten run in all competitions this season. They have not lost in their last 18 games and are now firmly in the fight to finish in the 2nd place behind Manchester City this season. The manager is now looking to improve the squad for the long term and is looking for players who can help him challenge for the title in years to come.
One such youngster, attracting attention from the Red of Merseyside is 19-year old Kwang-Song Han.
According to reports in Italy, Liverpool are one of many teams interested in the services of Cagliari starlet Han, who is making headlines in Serie B, the second tier league in Italy. Also wanted by Juventus, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, the teenager is valued at £20m, thanks to his potential.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have recently sent scouts to watch the player but Liverpool have now joined the race as Klopp feels he will suit their style of play.
Who Is Kwang-Song Han?
Born and brought up in Pyongyang, Korea, Han moved to Italy in 2015 but is yet to impress in the Italian top tier. He was loaned out by Cagliari to Serie B outfit Perugia, where he has been in devastating form, racking up seven goals and three assists in 17 league games.
He has represented the North Korean senior side a couple of times already and his performances this season show great promise that he can be successful at the highest level.
A centre-forward, who can put in a shift as a support striker, Han is best known for his acceleration over small distances. He is one of the quickest players in Serie B and has given some of the best defenders, nightmares, with his skill and pace. He is an excellent finisher, knows his way to the back of the net and is smart with his positioning, which makes him a dangerous player in the final third.
He is also dangerous in the air and has shown that he can excel in hold up play when needed and is a player who can take his country to places in the upcoming years.
Chances At Liverpool?
The Reds will have to convince the 19-year old of his chances of featuring in the first team at Anfield. At 19, he is obviously not ready for the senior side but his potential should see him regularly feature for Jurgen Klopp rather than Steven Gerrard at the academy.
He has not played outside Italy but has attributes that can be productive in the Premier League. His industrious approach to the game and the calm head on his shoulders will fit in well with Klopp’s system at Anfield but it is hard to see him break into the starting XI anytime soon.
However, he will not want to miss out on a chance to learn from one of the best managers in world football at the moment and a move to Anfield will surely be a decent deal for all parties.