The Dutch World Cup star has been tipped as Erik ten Hag’s No 1 target ahead of the January transfer window. However, Liverpool beat their rivals and completed the deal for the 23-year-old before the transfer window officially opened.
Former Netherlands international De Boer believes Liverpool have signed a special talent who will greatly benefit from Jurgen Klopp’s upbringing.
He told talkSPORT: “I’ve seen him for a few years now, he has great potential. He has the ability to score easily, he has the pace, the ability to dribble and I think his mind. He’s also very nice.”
“When I met him and when he spoke on TV, he seemed like a very smart boy, he knows what he wants, he still has a lot of potential to develop into a player. better player. He’s one of the biggest talents in the Netherlands.”
De Boer added: “He played better when he started on the left and moved in. I think Liverpool played a bit like that, I remember. [Luis] Diaz played there, who was also an exceptional talent. Liverpool need such a player at the moment. For me, this is the best choice he can make at the moment.“
Thanh Vu | 18:18 December 29, 2022