With the addition of Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, and other talented players to the midfield, Liverpool has regained the intensity it lacked last season and is currently in fourth place in the Premier League with one loss.
However, Liverpool is looking to further strengthen its midfield, and has been linked with various midfielders, most notably Fluminense midfielder Andre. Former England midfielder Owen Hargreaves said that Fulham midfielder João Palhinha, not the Brazilian midfielder, is an essential player for the championship.
“I think they are missing one player and that’s a defensive midfield player,”
“I think if Palhinha plays for Liverpool, then they can win the league. He is that good.”Premier League Productions
Despite a trip to Germany to join Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window, he failed to make a full transfer and stayed at Fulham. He is likely to move again this winter, but there were reports of interest from Liverpool in the summer.
Realistically, he is likely to join the German champions. However, there is a limit to how long the Argentine midfielder can continue to be used as a defensive midfielder. Especially against physical opponents or taller teams, he may struggle at times, and a player of the caliber of Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo at Brighton may be needed.
Japanese midfielder Wataru Endo is not yet comfortable in the Premier League, and 19-year-old midfielder Stefan Bajcetic is struggling with injury. To make it through the season, at least one more defensive midfielder is inevitable, and the Fluminense midfielder would be an ideal piece.
Will Liverpool acquire a new midfielder who can handle the bottom of the midfield?