Napoli’s newest player, Danish midfielder Jesper Lindström, refused a “dream” move to Liverpool

Napoli's newest player, Danish midfielder Jesper Lindström, refused a "dream" move to Liverpool Transfers

After a number of experienced midfielders, including James Milner, Naby Keita, and Jordan Henderson, left the team, Liverpool worked to revamp its midfield lineup, including a generational change. 

As a result, the team acquired four players, including Alexis Mac Allister, to solve a pressing problem.

In addition to the midfielders welcomed to the team, Liverpool reported interest in a variety of other players. Danish midfielder Jesper Lindström, who played a key role in winning the Europa League with his club Frankfurt, was one of the candidates.

Lindström, who scored 14 goals and provided 14 assists in 80 games for the German club and joined Napoli in the summer transfer window for his achievements, said openly that Liverpool had approached him, but he chose Italy as his new club because he feared for his chances to play.

“It was Liverpool and I am a Liverpool supporter, so it would’ve been a madly fascinating experience, but would it have been an intelligent move?”

“If I don’t play, then I may as well sit in front of the TV and watch them play there while I’m at a different club. I’m at an age now where I have to play football.”

“This is why I think Napoli represents a good change. It is one of the best clubs in the world and they said I will have many opportunities to play.”


He has made nine appearances for Denmark and can play as a left or right winger, and at 23 years of age, he is an interesting option, but there is no denying that he is inferior to the likes of Dominik Szoboszlai, Mac Alister, and Ryan Gravenberch in terms of ability and potential.

At this point in his career, it would be difficult for him to get a regular role at Anfield, and his decision to move to Napoli was indeed a good one. However, he has not lost his love for Liverpool, and he must be dreaming of growing up in Italy and playing in the red uniform one day.