Liverpool have been monitoring the progress of Sheffield United midfielder David Brooks, as per reports from English media. The former Manchester City youngster is making quite a stir in the Bramall Lane of late, thanks to his impressive performances.
Brooks has been a key part of the Sheffield midfield this season, featuring in nine of their eleven matches so far, helping them climb to the third spot in the table. In what is expected to be a breakout season for the 20-year-old, Brooks’ performance surely hasn’t gone unnoticed in the English top flight as Everton are also said to be interested. Reports also suggest that last season’s German runners-up RB Leipzig are also keen in his services.
David Brooks is a versatile midfielder, who naturally plays in the attacking midfield position. He has represented both England and Wales in the national youth level. Already notching up three assists to his name in all competitions, he was rewarded with his first national team call-up with the Wales’ senior team this week.
Very agile on the pitch, Brooks’ versatility allows him to play anywhere from midfield to attack. Though he primarily likes to play in midfield.
Much like Mesut Ozil, David Brooks likes to control the tempo of the game, with some fluid passes through the central and wide areas. His long passing range is simply exquisite, and playing for the England youth levels, he has already shown what he is capable of. He can shift into the wider position and put in some floating crosses which can be very dangerous for the opposition.
Moreover, he always has the eye for that cutting-edge pass to break the shackles of the opposing defence. Furthermore, he also has a wide range of skillset which allows him to dribble past defenders with ease.
Liverpool have lacked a proper backup for their creative midfielders and absence of Adam Lallana has been a blow for Jurgen Klopp. The Reds could use someone like David Brooks as a crucial backup to their midfielders. He has a lot of potential and with Coutinho’s future at Anfield largely uncertain, he might even get a lot of chances in the first team.
The Warrington-born ace only put pen to paper earlier this year, but if he keeps performing at the same level he has done so far this season, keeping hold of him for long will be a difficult task for Sheffield United.