Liverpool To Raid Schalke Yet Again? Why This Would Be Some Move From Klopp!

When we will be talking about the best signings made in the last summer, Joel Matip will definitely be there on the list. What a signing Liverpool made in the form of the Cameroonian man mountain and that too for free. While the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea all spent in the region of £30-40m or even more to bring in central defenders like Mustafi, Bailly, Stones and Luiz respectively, Jürgen Klopp made his business without spending a single penny which shows the German’s brilliance in the transfer market.

Klopp knows the Bundesliga players very well from his time spent at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund and it won’t be a surprise at all to see the Reds going to Germany once again in January in order to strengthen their squad to go all the way to the title. The Mirror claims that Klopp wants Schalke starlet Max Meyer in January in order to add more firepower to his performing attack.

Meyer is just 21 years of age and is rated among the best young players in the world. A sublime dribbler of the ball and someone who can outpace most defenders in the world, Meyer is a tailor-made player for Klopp’s system. The 21-year-old is primarily an attacking midfielder. Even though he offers his best as a number ten, he can also be deployed on the flanks or even as a number nine. The German’s versatility makes him even a more lucrative player.

Meyer is just 21 now and has already made 139 first-team appearances for the Bundesliga giants which speaks volumes about his potential. Meyer captained Germany in the Olympic Games that took place in the summer and one of the stellar performers there. The German international found the back of the net 4 times in six games in the Olympics but Germany were outclassed by Brazil in the final.

OSLO, NORWAY - SEPTEMBER 04: Jonathan Tah, Bernd Leno and Max Meyer (L-R) of Germany chat prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group C match between Norway and Germany at Ullevaal Stadium on September 4, 2016 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

In many ways, Meyer is very similar to Philippe Coutinho thanks to their similar physique and technical abilities. Meyer boasts a brilliant ability on the ball and can dribble his way past a tight defence. Just like Coutinho, Meyer used to play Futsal in his childhood which helps a player with a brilliant balance and ball control.

Liverpool are enjoying their best form this season in a 4-3-3 system where the attacking trio exchanges positions between themselves. Coutinho, Firmino and Mane- the trio have been brilliant for the Reds this campaign but Liverpool might struggle without Mane in January when the Senegalese goes to African to represent his country in the African Cup of Nations.

If Liverpool can keep up their good form, they should be in the Champions League next season and will need more options once their fixture list becomes more hectic.

Meyer, being capable of playing anywhere in the attacking third, makes him a perfect player for the Reds. He is just 21 years of age and has whole his future ahead of him. Under his compatriot Klopp, Meyer could develop himself into a world beater. He has everything an attacking midfielder aspires of. All he needs is a good mentor and there are very few better mentors than Klopp for young attacking players.

Facebook Comments

comments

Share This Article

Assessing Hull City’s Transfer Window: How Have The New Signings Performed So Far?

Next Story »

Assessing Watford’s Transfer Window: How Have The New Signings Performed So Far?

T40 SCOUTING

  • SWOT Report Of German Youngster Targeted By Manchester United And Bayern Munich

    3 days ago

    A Bola has launched a claim, suggesting Benfica are really interested in the services of Freiburg centre-back Marc-Oliver Kempf. The German youngster is also courted by English ...

    Read More
  • SWOT Report Of Fiorentina Sensation Targeted By Bayern Munich And Liverpool

    7 days ago

    Federico Chiesa has been one of the rising stars in the Serie A this season. The 19-year-old, son of former Serie A star Enrico Chiesa, is raising ...

    Read More
  • Liverpool Join The Race For This High Profile German Teenager: A Complete Scout Report

    1 week ago

    Defensive frailty and lack of conversion have been troubling Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool since the previous international break as they have managed to win only once in seven ...

    Read More
  • SWOT Report On Brazilian Wonderkid Targeted By Both Arsenal And Manchester United

    1 week ago

    Arsenal and Manchester United will reportedly battle it out to for the signature of Brazilian sensation Yuri Alberto. The Premier League rivals are keen to secure the ...

    Read More
  • SWOT Report Of Uruguayan Starlet Targeted By Liverpool, Manchester United And Chelsea

    2 weeks ago

    Gustavo Viera is the latest name to come out of the Uruguayan footballing division. The 16-year-old wunderkind, who is courted by a series of top clubs around ...

    Read More