Up to now, despite great efforts, Liverpool have not been able to bring back Anfield a quality “scanning machine” that they desire. Wataru Endo has joined The Kop, but the Japanese midfielder is unlikely to take on the role of the Red Brigade pillar in the future.
After the failure to recruit Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia, another potential name, Cheick Doucoure, is also unlikely to move to Liverpool before the transfer window closes. Crystal Palace demanded 82 million euros (£70 million) for the Malian and The Kop think this is too much.
While Liverpool are at a stalemate, coach Jurgen Klopp may consider signing Exequiel Palacios – a promising face highly appreciated by legend Xabi Alonso recently.
In March, the captain of Bayer Leverkusen once said of the Argentine midfielder: “Winning the World Cup gives him a lot of confidence. When you have that title in your hand, you want more. Pala has been playing football at a very high level for 2 months. He has strong motivation in attack, and is very aggressive when winning the ball back.”
Palacios is only 24 years old, can play in any position in the center of midfield and costs only 30 million euros (transfermarkt). The dynamics of the Leverkusen player perfectly fit Klopp’s style of football, should the German strategist decide to recruit him.
Duong Quang | 10:08 August 31, 2023