With the transfer deadline approaching, Liverpool, looking to secure a fourth midfielder following Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, and Wataru Endo, acquired 21-year-old midfielder Ryan Gravenberch from Bayern Munich, a club that had shown interest in the midfielder for some time.
The Dutch U-21 midfielder, who has been smothered by a lack of favorable playing time in the Bundesliga, is looking to adjust his career by joining Liverpool, led by Jurgen Klopp, who rates his abilities highly, in order to secure playing time.
Former England defender Jamie Carragher, who led Liverpool’s final line during his playing days, says he is interested to see where Gravenberch will adapt at his new club, but insists that the transfer fee will not be high due to his age and his career.
“It’s interesting where he is going to fit in because I don’t think he’s necessarily this defensive midfield player that I think Liverpool still need,”
“Even though they have brought a player in from Germany.”
“I think he’s more of a No 8, he’s box-to-box, he gets forward – and I think that’s why Bayern got rid of him, because Thomas Tuchel didn’t want to play him in that position.
“He’s a player Jurgen Klopp and the club wanted 12-18 months ago and I’m interested to see where he fits in and if Klopp thinks he’s going to be that defensive midfield player.
“He’s young, has good pedigree – having played for Ajax and Bayern – and, to be fair, the fee is not that expensive.”Sky Sports