With the transfer window end date looming, Rodgers and Liverpool’s management team are desperate to add one or two new players to the squad, in hope to qualify for Champions League.
After losing out on Egypt International Mohamed Salah to Chelsea, Liverpool have been linked with spanish midfielder Saúl Ñíguez Esclápez,(Niguez), who is currently on loan to Rayo Vallecano from Atletico Madrid.
Who? I hadn’t heard of him before, so I did a little research..
- He’s 19 years old, his father and brothers all play professional football.
- He can play as a defensive midfielder and a centre back
- He has a buy-out clause, but Liverpool are preparing an 8 million pound offer for him.
- LFC scouts went and watched his latest game, where he was playing out of position and scored an own goal.
- He is also wanted by Arsenal and Man United.
- His father met with Liverpool in England to discuss options.
The thing that makes me worry is that he is only 19! We haveenough young players in our team at the minute, with Sterling, Coutinho, Ibe, all young players who yes are good, but don’t have the experience under their belt. However I would rather sign him than nobody, and he must be promising if Atletico Madrid bought him.
Niguez will most likely be played as a defensive midfielder, alongside Steven Gerrard, allowing Gerrard to make more runs and create another attacking option. Rodgers doesn’t have long to make the deal, with only four days remaining.
Liverpool are also linked to AC Milan’s defensive midfielder Nigel De Jong. With many national caps for Holland, this player has a lot of experience and is known as one of the toughest tacklers in the game. He sounds perfect!
BUT WHEN WILL WE PUT PEN TO PAPER?
I’m sure i’m not the only Liverpool fan that is freaking out, constantly checking news feeds for information on Liverpool’s latest actions. It’s not only obvious to the fans that we urgently need a defensive mid, and a strong centre back, but it’s obvious to the whole league! Everyone knows that our defence isn’t nearly as great as our attack, and that it’s easy to put at least one past us. If we want to make top four we need to make a signing, or two. Or else I really struggle to see us make top four, especially with the likes of Arsenal, Man City and Chelsea being extremely strong at both ends of the pitch.