Experienced midfielders such as Jordan Henderson and Fabinho, who were the mainstays at the bottom of midfield until last season, have left Anfield, and Liverpool has welcomed newcomers Alexis Mac Allister and Wataru Endo.
However, the Argentine midfielder is expected to be used as an inside half, and with Stefan Bajcetic and others out injured, his only real job is as captain of the national team.
Former Ireland international John Aldridge, who played for Liverpool during his playing days, has been advised to strengthen the position by acquiring the Newcastle midfielder.
“He plays in a position where we need to improve, in my opinion,”
“Even with Endo in the team, who has really done well. But when you’re looking at perfection, you’ve got to have two players for every position.”
“It’s a position we’ve struggled with for some time. Endo’s started to come good in it, he’s got used to the Premier League. But when very good players become available, all the top teams are looking at them and you’ve got to be in the mix. Whether Liverpool are in the mix, we’ll have to wait and see.”
“But he’s a really good player for Newcastle. It’s quite refreshing to see, Newcastle have got all this money but we can actually see FFP hopefully, hopefully, starting to come into effect.”Liverpool Echo
The 26-year-old midfielder joined Newcastle from Lyon in the winter of 2022, and quickly adapted to the Premier League, which requires a physical game and a switch between offense and defense, and quickly found his place at the northern English club.
He is a tenacious defender who wins the ball in defense, and a clever passer who creates the last chance for a goal in attack. He is now one of the best midfielders in the world, and Liverpool is rumored to be interested.
Newcastle may have to release its key players due to a breach of the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR).
Will Liverpool seize the opportunity and move in for the Brazilian midfielder?