Competing in the Europa League sometimes brings good things to a club of Liverpool’s caliber. Jurgen Klopp will freely create opportunities for players who have not been able to prove their position in the team and let the pillars rest.
Klopp made a series of changes against Toulouse and the most notable was Ryan Gravenberch’s starting start. In the match to welcome the Ligue 1 representative, Gravenberch played as well as public opinion expected since he emerged as a young talent at Ajax.
The hellish period at Bayern Munich cannot lead to the conclusion that the Dutch star is an incompetent name. He rarely plays at Allianz Arena because of the unique position of German players like Joshua Kimmich or Leon Goretzka. A rookie like Gravenberch therefore has to hide in the shadow of his seniors. Only when arriving at Anfield, where Liverpool made a drastic change, eliminating heroes like Jordan Henderson or Fabinho, Gravenberch quickly received the pioneer seal to prove its value.
Look at the way the player born in 2002 scored against Toulouse. It showed how confident he was playing by taking out the goalkeeper to score. Previously, in the 27th minute, the former Ajax player boldly and boldly dribbled the ball between the circle of white shirts before launching a shot that forced the away team’s goalkeeper to try to save. It was a ball that showed the clever and technical qualities of Liverpool’s rookie. The inspiration to play has clearly returned to the feet of the only 21-year-old midfielder after a period when he lost his promotion rhythm due to not being used by Bayern.
Not simply creating stopping shots, Gravenberch also showed superior tactical vision. According to Sofascore, England made 3 key passes and had 2 passes to create opportunities. In addition, he was also scored 8.7 points, the highest achievement on the field.
Overall, the Dutch player has spent 9 matches playing for Liverpool, including 5 starts and pocketed 2 goals and 2 assists. The former Ajax star is adapting quickly to the Merseyside environment. In the context of Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai “nailing” two-thirds of the central midfielder positions at Liverpool, Gravenberch is emerging as the top choice for the remaining position. From the beginning of the season until now, he has been better than Curtis Jones or Harvey Elliott.
Remember, Klopp only spent about 34 million pounds on Gravenberch, according to Sky Sports. That’s a cheap amount of money for a potential midfielder who just turned 21. Klopp is reviving Gravenberch and showing everyone that The Kop continues to have another robbery in the transfer market. Previously, the Merseyside representative pocketed 35 + 20 million pounds in extra fees for Allister at a time when the media continuously updated information that Brighton was only willing to sell the pillar if they received 70 million pounds.
In the Gravenberch deal, it not only helps Liverpool strengthen its professional strength but also brings economic benefits. Gravenberch is gradually proving itself and is on its way to becoming a valuable investment for the Anfield team.
Lu Phong | 10:23 October 27, 2023