Liverpool Linked With A Move For Out Of Favour Real Madrid Star: Should Klopp Proceed?

Liverpool are said to be interested in signing Real Madrid attacker Martin Odegaard, who is currently on loan at Premier League side Arsenal. The Norwegian has played 13 times for the Gunners this season, scoring two goals.

As per Spanish daily AS, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is a fan of Martin Odegaard and could make a move for him in the summer. Real Madrid may sell the 22-year-old if he is not keen on staying at the Spanish club. The Norwegian attacker is reportedly pleased with life in England and will be willing to stay in the Premier League even if Arsenal do not sign him.

Odegaard’s current deal with Real Madrid expires in 2023.

Martin Odegaard: Will he be a good signing for the Reds?

Martin Odegaard was touted to become one of the best in the world when he was signed by Madrid in 2015. But the 22-year-old has not been given many opportunities at the Spanish giants and has made just 11 senior appearances for the club.

Odegaard is a clever, quick, and skilful attacking midfielder, who primarily plays behind the striker, but can play out wide on the right too. The Norwegian likes to dribble and take on defenders from the middle of the park, but can also play through balls and passes to the forwards. He is a smart player who can also find space to operate in and is technically gifted.

Odegaard has had a handful of opportunities in the Gunners team since joining on loan in January and has impressed on a few occasions.

But, a move by Liverpool to sign him doesn’t quite make sense. Odegaard primarily plays as an attacking midfielder, a role that Jurgen Klopp doesn’t use in his Liverpool side.

The German coach uses three midfielders behind his three forwards, which doesn’t quite suit Odegaard’s style of play. Klopp also has numerous options in the middle of the park, even if Georginio Wijnaldum leaves the club in the summer. Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, and Thiago can all play the central midfield role, while the likes of Curtis Jones, James Milner, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain can be useful in that position as well.

Odegaard hasn’t had a big enough impact at Arsenal for Liverpool to make a move for him. The Norwegian is a talented player but hasn’t yet delivered on the hype that was generated around him and is likely to have to make a lasting impression at his next club, which can well be Arsenal, if he is to make a bigger move in the future.

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