Liverpool has successfully rebuilt its midfielders with the acquisitions of Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai, but approaches from Saudi Arabia have resulted in the departure of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho.
With the regulars at the bottom of midfield leaving the team, they are eager to secure a defensive midfielder and are close to signing Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia. Meanwhile, the team is also eyeing another type of midfield player, with reported interest in Fluminense midfielder Andre.
According to 90min, Liverpool is also following the same trend for Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams, who has been linked with a move to Chelsea, that is preparing to pay a release fee of £25 million in case they miss out on Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo.
The 24-year-old U.S. captain joined Leeds from RB Leipzig in last summer’s transfer window. Despite this being his first time in the Premier League, he put in impressive performances.
Even in a club struggling with a slump, he was still able to make his presence felt both offensively and defensively, running all over the pitch with his abundant athleticism.
Despite a hamstring injury that sidelined him for the second half of the season, he played 26 league and cup games. During his time in the Bundesliga, he also experienced the Champions League and Europa League, proving that he can play on the big stage.
He is not the physical player Liverpool is looking for, but he has captaincy and injects energy into the midfield. He is not good enough to anchor alone, but if he can be paired with someone alongside, he should be good enough for the first team.
He is cheap and has a lot of experience in the top league. He is a perfect replacement, but will the cornerstone of the U.S. national team ever play at Anfield…?